Craftsman 917.271531 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRRFTSMRWI
14.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271531
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Une
5 am * 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 11
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17
Maintenance ....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ............................................... 27
Troubleshooting ................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owners
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
matadal or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the dding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions con.
tained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA]-FERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other dghts which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and
feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
senous injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
n. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a majer factor related to loss-ofinstructionsin the manual and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can remachine before starting.
salt in severe injury or death. All slopes
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
require extra caution. If you cannotbeck up
familiar with the instructions,to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
maw it.
DO:
• Clear the area of objects such as reeks,
toys, wire, etc., which couldbe picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
• Be sure the area is dear of other people
limbs, etc.
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven
enters the area.
terrain could overture the machine. Tall
• Never carry passengers.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not maw in reverse unless absolutely
Use slew speed. Cheese a low gear so
necessary. Always leek down and
that you will not have to stop or shift
behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
Follow the manufacturer's recommendadirectionand do not point it at anyone.
tions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
Use extra care with grass catchers or
place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before tuming.
the stability of the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep all movement on the slopes s/ow
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
and gradual. Do cot make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
Avoid startingor stopping on a slope. If
•Tum off blades when not mowing.
tires lose tracSon, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowlystraight down the
catcher or unclogging chute.
slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not tum an slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, tum slowly and gradually
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, if possible.
• Watch for trafficwhen operating near or
• Do not mow near drep-offs, ditches, or
crossing roadways.
embankments, The mower could
• Use extra care when loadingor unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
ing the machine into a trailer or truck.
edge of a cliffor ditch, or it an edge
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
Caves in,
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do not rnow on wet grass. Reduced
pe.reantage of tiding mower-related
traction could cause sliding.
mjurles. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding • Do not try to stabilizethe machine by
potting your foot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them• Do notuse grass catcher an steep
salves and others from sadoos injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-op which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any ell or fuel
spitla_)ebefore operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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IlLCHILDREN
•
Tragic
accidents
canoccuriftheoperator
isnotalerttothepresence
ofchildren. •
Children
areoftenattracted
tothe
machine
andthemowing
activity.
Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• 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
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
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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 pads,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them,
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Usaslowspeed.
Choose
a lowgearso
thatyouwillnothavetostoporshift
whileontheslope.
• Avoid
starting
orstopping
ona slope.
If
tireslosetraction,
disengage
the
blades
andproce*_l
slowlystraight
downtheslope.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless neces.
sary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust_some of
its constituents, al_clcertain venicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONlll BECOMEALERTIII YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessones contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
_IJCAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS
3ASOLINE
CAPACITY
_NDTYPE:
)ILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
SAE 30(ABOVE 32_F)
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY: 3.0 PINTS
CHAMPION
SPARK PLUG:
RC12YC
GAP: .030")
FORWARD:
GROUND SPEED
1ST
1.1
(MPH):
2ND
1.4
3RD
4TH
nRE
PRESSURE:
5TH
6TH
REVERSE:
FRONT:
REAR:
2.2
3.4
4.3
5.5
1.7
14 PSI
12 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPB HEADLIGHTS
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:Ut R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product, Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety roles.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Ma|ntenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_kWARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush°
covered or grass.covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrestor meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrestor is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resoumes Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible depm,,dability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, p_eaae contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools 1o service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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Steering
Wheel
_
Adapter _
Steerin
_eeevegl
/
(
\
Wheel
_
_.
\ \ Steering
)] Wheel
/ I Insert
Q
Steering
Extension
Shaft
3/8-16 x 1
1&
/
_
(1) Large Rat
318
Washer
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Hex Belt
Locknut
(1)
5/16-18
Seat
11) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
For Future Use
€
Keys
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wranch
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utilityknife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines
on all four comers of carton, and lay
panels fiat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
6. Assemble large fiat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
_
3/8
Wash_
S1eedngWhee_Ta
bs
SteeringBoot f
Adapter _
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERINGWHEEL
E_teflnsion
LS/loc6nu_
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steedng shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
Shaft
,'_._
_.
' "'-
5/1Boat6
Hex
t._,
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;
,
Tab
Slots
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BAI-rERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BA'I-rERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
secure,
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steedng wheel and slide adapter
onto steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
SteedngWheel
Insert
3/8 Hex Bolt
Large Rat Washer
8
Battery Box
Label
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard,
3, Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Shkoulder
B_t
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKiD (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press llft lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch[orake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward oft skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNiNG:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clatch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshifl lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor oft skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructionsthat follow.
CHECKTIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were ovednflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correct/y.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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V" CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
v'AII assembly instructionshave been
completed.
,f No remaining loose parts in carton.
v"Battery is propedy prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
v"Seat Lsadjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
v, AII tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to.rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for levering).
v"Check mower and ddve belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v_Check wiring. See that all connections
are stiUsecure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
=mportant items:
,(Engine oil is at proper level.
V"Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
v"Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/'Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATFERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
r_'t R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
(_
IGN R'ION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
_
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
!
MOWER
LIFT
H
L
®3I
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
I=-.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Ammeter
Clutch
Ignition Switch
;witch
Lever
Throttle/Choke
Plunger
L_ Lever
Height
_Adjustment
Indicator
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Brake Lever
\
Gearsh_
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
A'n'ACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor,
A'I-FACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCWBRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine,
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTn.E/CHOKE CONTROL - Used
for starting and controllingengine speed.
AMMETER - Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-),
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Yourtractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut offthe engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in =ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in =BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Throttle/Choke
Position
Ignition Key
Clutch/
Brake
Psdal
Brake
=Engaged"
Position
=Brake"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
"Disengaged' _
Position
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • TO stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Tum ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditionswhen
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.
_,CA.UTION: A,Iways stop tractor,
completmy, as aescribed above, Defore
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, ere.
TO USE TH RoI-rLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at loss than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
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The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng the
cool season and to over 3 inches
dudng hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
To stop mower blades disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
AttachmentClutchLever
Lift Lever
High Position
Position
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_I, CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutsh/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightlyas you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specificationsof the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTINGTHE
ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already tilled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinserf the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessery, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operationyou should
change oil for easier starting(See "OIL
VISCOSffY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_kWARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_ CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutchrbrake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutchto =DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, waif afew minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow if to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, allow engine to
run with Me throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm.up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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MOWlNGTIPS
. Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Ddve so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the dght of the tractor.
This will resutt in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried dippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
matedal. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
grc_nd speed that will suit t_ terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to propedy maintain your
tractor.
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 USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
intedock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION CHART
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C_SAEOR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
_)REFERTO MAINTENANCE"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT: DO not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
beadngs. Viscous lubricantswill attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubdcating beadngs. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a d_/,
powdered graphite type lubricant
17sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always
observe
safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which san harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attechement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bdt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5, "lighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
TrailingEdgeUp
MandrelAssembly
Blade Center
Hole
FlatWasher,
Lock Washer
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by six lines on theboH head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel belt 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.
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Hole
BA'I-rERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficientfor normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour,
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BA'I-rERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATrERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-bells for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosityoils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi.viscosityoils
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.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8, Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil DrainValve
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF-SJ
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
Closed and
Position
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Drain
Tube
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine.
2. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
3. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
4. To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove cartridge nut.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner,
cover and secure with knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petroleumsolvents,suchas
kemsane,are notto be usedto clean the
cartridge.They may causedeteriorationof the
cartridge.Do notoilcartndge. Do notuse
pressurizedair to clean or drycartridge.
Cover Knob"/''"_:::e
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Screws
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Plug
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2.
3.
4.
5.
r
Slide foam pre-claaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent arid water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth,
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
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MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp_
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
A
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.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/Drake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. "rum ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6, Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3, Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer spdngs.
8. Disconnect front linksfrom deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: if an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame,
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor,
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spdng
Clutch
Rutainer
A_i-Swa
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Large Retainer Spdng
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
undednflated, you will not propedy adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
8ottorn edge of
Bottomedge of
mower to ground
mower to ground
Check adjustment on right side of tractor,
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on bothfront linksan
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut =F"against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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Mandrel
BothFront Unks Should be Equalin Length
Trunnion-
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT." Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the trector on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
4. 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 a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Nut =A"
Jam Nut
Arm
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler
Mandret
Pulley
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutcl'vbrake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut =A".
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installationguide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new bolt by reversing above
procedure.
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Transaxle
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TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel tca-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheal toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'n'ERY
_kCAUTION: Lead-add bettedes generate
explosivegases. Keep sparks,fl_
and
,_T_ldngmaterialsaway from batteries.
Alwayswear eye protectionwhen around
batteries.
Ifyourbatteryistoo weakto startthe engine, it
shouldbe recharged.(See "BA'I-TERY"in the
MAINTENANCE sectionof thismanual).
if "jumper cables"are usedfor emergency
starting,folow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractorisequippedwitha
12 voltnegativegroundedsystem.The other
vehical mustalso be a 12 voltnegative
grcandedsystem.Do notuse yourtractor
batteryk) start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking sere not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Washers
Ret_dninc
Ring
Axle
Cover
Positive Terminal
Terminal
Negative Terminal
Battery
Terminal
24
REPLACING BAI'FERY
_CAUTI.ON: Do not short ba,ttery
terminats Dy allowing a wrencn or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected itrst
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly,stop running,or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section,
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
.,oWir°
Battery
Box
H°O_h
_
Bolt
Positive
(Red) Cable
Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdU.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
t
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authodzed engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE CONTROL
CABLE
Tbe thraltJecontrolhas been preset_t the
factoryand aclusknectshouldnot be
necessary. Check ao_stment as dascribed
below before Iousert_ cable. If a_ustment
is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. W'_ engine not running, move throttle
control lever from sJowto choke pasiifan.
Slowly move lever from choke to fast
po,._im.
25
2. Check that holes "A" in governorcontrol
lever and hole in governor plate line-up.
If holes "A" are notaligned, loosendamp
screw and move throttlecable until holes
are a_ned. Tighten clamp screw
securely.
Governor
GovernorControlLever
ControlPlate
\
Holes
"A"
Clamp Screw
Throttle
Cable
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetoron thisengine is low
emission. If is equippedwifh an idlefuai
ac_ustingneedle with a limitercap, which
allows come adj_
within the limits
alowed by the cap. Do notattemptto remove
the limitarcap. The limitarcap cannotbe
removedwithoutbreak_g the ac_usting
needle.
The carburetorhas been presetat the factory
and adjustmentshould not be necessary.
However,minora_ustment may be required
to compensatefor differences in fuel,
temperature,altitude or load. ff the carburetor
does need adjustment,proceed as folows:
In general,turningidle mixture valve In
(dcokwise)decreases the supplyof fuelto
the engine gMng a leaner fueVairmixture.
Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the
engine givinga richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needlevalve
and the seat in cafouretormay resultif screw
is turned in tootight.
PREUMINARY SETTING 1. Air cleaner assembly must be a_
to the carburetor when making carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be surethe throttle controlcable is
a_usted properly(see above).
FINAL SETIING 1. Start engine end allow to warm for five
minutes. Make finaladjustments with
engine runningand shift/rootloncontrol
lever in neutral(N) position.
2. Move throttfacontrolleverto_
position.W'r_ f=lger, rotateand hold
throttle lever against!diespeed screw.
Turn idle speed screwto attain 1750
RPM.
3. While stil holdingthrotlJelever against
idle speed screw,tom idle mixture valve
full travel clockwisethen counterclock.
wise unff engine runsrough. Turn valve
to a point midway between those two
pos_or_ Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATIONTEST 4. Move throttle scntrol lever from slow to
fast position, if engine hesitates or cr_s,
turn idle mix'lurevalve out (counterclockwise) 1/8turn. Repeat test end con_nue
to adjust,if necessary, unti engine
accelerates smoothly.
Highspeed stop isfactory adjusted. Do not
acjust- damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Nevertamperwith the engine
governor,whichisfactory setfor proper
engine speed. Overspeedingthe engine
above the factoryhighspeed settingcan be
dangerous. If you think_qeengine-govemed
high s_
needs adjusfing, contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
which has proper edu'_ment and experience
to make any necessary adjustments.
IdleS'
Idle Mixture
lye with
26
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.
_kCAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark, Allow the engine to cool before
stodng in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean if thoroughly,
remove ell dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
oithis manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts tot damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BA'I-rERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long pedods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN _,A'N'ERY AND TERMiNALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
canr_t come in cootact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
expedance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moistura
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation ot
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 OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
ping hole(s) into cylir_er(s).
3. Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
stads to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tra_or 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
tractorto rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUELSYSTEM
iMPORTANT: it is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
27
TROUBLESHOO_NG CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Willnotstart
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not =CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1. Dirty airrilter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See=TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty airrilter,
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter,
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel,
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged widng.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9, See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
4.
5.
6.
i7.
8.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Clean/replace air rifler.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel rifler.
4. Replace fuel rifler.
Stale or dirty fuel.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged widng.
6. Check all widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all widng.
7. Check/replaca ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or ether
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3,
4.
1.
2.
3.
4,
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
28
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
)ROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirtyair filter.
5. Low oil level/didy oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control
7. Dirtyfuel rifler.
8, Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valvesout of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3, Loose/damaged part(s).
i
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and ragap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel rifler.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
rifler.
lO.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12.ClearVreplace muffler.
13.Cbeck all widng.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3, Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-sefety
presence control system.
1. Check widng, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
29
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Vlower blades will
lot rotate
CHART
CAUSE
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
ddve bell.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
CORRECTION
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
_oor grass
:llschargo
1. Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower ddve bell.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
lO.Improper blades used,
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4,
1. Engine speed too slow.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) bumed out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged widng,
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faullyallernator.
Engine "backfires'
whenturnlng
.'nglno"OFF"
t.
1.
2.
3,
4.
Turn switch "ON",
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace allemator.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine,
3O
1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
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FUEL SHUT_DFF SOLENC4D
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YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
{2 pLUGS O_SCON_ml_)
ON
ic_a_oa_sys_u
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THE LIQHTS ARE NOT
ALTERNATOR TO
CONNECTED
SYSTEM.
TRE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME TREIR BRIGHTEST.
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_
L_
HEADUGHTS
F_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
INSULATED
CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS W1ERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, TREY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
31
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IGNmON SWITCH
WIRING
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ELECTRICAL
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
33
4O
41
42
43
45
52
Batte W 12 Volt 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4
Case Battery
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness Socket Ught W/4152J
Bulb Llgt_t#1156
Cable Batte W 6ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga W/16 Wir red
Fuse20AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric
Cable Ground 6ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign Delta Push-In
Key Ign Molded Craftsman, Delta
Harness Ign
Bo_t B_kHex 1/4-20unc x 1/2
Cover Terrrdnal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 AMP
Protection Wire Loop
144925
747604_2
156417
153664
16618t
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
178437
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
NOTE: All componen_ _rnenslons
inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm
33
given In U. S.
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
3O
29
_25
26
58
31 _.
2O6
_
26
12
s5
11
54
28
13_
33
10
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
5
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
15
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
3O
31
33
34
35
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
145
2_5
206
2(_6
209
212
174620
176554
17060612
155272
174643X010
126471X
168348X010
72140608
155927
145660
t72107X010
74180512
73510500
159639X558
126938X
74780616
19131312
73800600
140434
t40273X599
t 69465x55g
136619
t45244X558
145243X558
72110606
17490508
175710
73800400
19091416
144697
161464
144696
74780412
150127
156524
17490608
170165
17670st_
17(X_612
156229
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Lt Stamping
Dlawber
Screw 3/8-15 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Saddle SLKSCRE FLT SDL
Clip insulator .406 Mtg Hole
Dash Slkscr Phe Mech Syrn
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Asm. Dash Lh
Clip Tlnner m._nG dlle PA_
Panel D_sh Rh
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Nu Keps 5116-18unc
Hood Pnt Steel Private Label
BumperHood
Belt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uncx 1Gr, 5
Washer 13/32 x 13/15 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
GrlllJLens Asm
LensGrille Private lahel
Fender Pnt
Bracket Fenrter Suppod
Footrest Pnt. Lh
Footrest Pnt, Rh
Bo_t RdHd Silt. Sqnl(. 3_-16 x 3/4
Screw Tl_drol 5/t6-18 x ti2 Tyt
Bmel(et Asm, Pivot Mower Rear
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 1/4_20
Washer g/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
BraCket Gdt[e LH
Screw Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/B
Bracket, Glille RH
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Air Duel Pnvate Label LT Engine
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bolt Shcutder 5/16-18 TT
ScrewThdrel. 3/8-15 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrel 3/_-16 BL
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button B_k.359 Dia. Choke
NOTE: All component dlrnenslons given in U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
GROUND
DRIVE
D
'22
36
119,
27
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
....
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
15
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
146682
123666X
12000028
12152OX
17(Tdl_12
11_240
131679
STD561210
tO5701X
19151216
74550412
S'rD551125
74490544
S]D5237t0
$3D541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
19131016
S30561210
175765
71673
174973
STD523107
175578
120183X
$1_55106_
s'rD571810
165936
74760648
175461
175556
19131312
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana4360-140
Spring Retum Brake T/a Zinc
Pugey Transaxle 18/26" tires
RlngRet_dner#5100-62
Strap Torque 30 Degree_
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bracket Saddle Sh_ T/a
Rod Sht Sdl LY/YT Sir Bik Zinc
Pin Cotter 1/B x 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq HoLe
Washer 13/32 x 3]4 x 16ga
Roit 1/4-28urff Gr8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy HellcaJ t/4
Bdlt Hex ELGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
BogFInHex3/8-t6xl
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/8-16 Unc
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds BIk
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
NutHexJam3/8-16Unc
SpdngRodBrake20OZinc
Washer 15/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Pin Cotter I/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
Cap Brake Parking
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
BogHexHd5!16-18uncxs/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Beadng Nylo_ BIk 629 Id
Washer21/32xlx16Ga
Pin Roll s/16 x1"
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 5/8-16 Une X 3
Spacer Split
Keeper Belt Idler
Washer 15/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
47
127783
Pulley Idler V Groove Plas6c
48
154407
Bellcrank Clutch Gm De/Stl
49
123_05X
Retainer Belt Style Spring
50
STD523715 Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
51
S'1_541437 NutCrownlock 5/8-16UNC
52
$3_541431
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
53
105710)(
Link Clutch 7 66
55
105709X
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
56
s'rD523712
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4
57
160855
V-Belt Gd Drive
59
169691
Keeper Belt Centerspan
61
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
62
8883R
Cover Pedal B]k Round
63
175410
Pulley Eng
64
71170764
Bcit Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
65
STD551143 WasherLockHvyHIclSpr7/16
66
154778
Keeper Belt Engine
70
134683
Guide Belt Mower Ddve RH
74
10_502X
Specer Axle
75
t21749X
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4x 16Ga
76
STD581075 E-6-nng_#5133-75
77
123583X
Key _lUme 2 0 x 1845/1865
78
121748X
Washer 25132 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
79
2228M
Key
96
4497H
Retainer Spdng 1,00
112
19091210
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
113
127285X
StrapTorque
116 72110608
Bdlt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1
120 73900600
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
150
174456
SpacerRetainer
151
19133210
Washer 13_2x2xt0Ga
170
173899
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
202 72110614
Bolt CaR Sh 5/8-16 x 1-5/4 Gr, 5
212
145212
Nut Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: All Component dimensions given in U, S.
inches 1 inch= 25.4 rnm
37
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
STEERING
ID
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
STEERING
KEY
NO.
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
27
28
29
3_
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
85
88
91
PART
NO.
139768
154427
136840
169839
6236H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
1_
136515
145212
177876
126847X
136874
19131416
17360612
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
78t0H
100711L
145G54X428
t21749X
153720
121232X
3636M
73800500
74780520
74780616
160367
72140618
136827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steedng Opp Sears BIk
Axle Asm Front Lt
Spin_e Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Washer Thrust ,75 x 1,230
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 G_L
Washer 27/32 X 1-1/4 X 16 Ga.
RingKllp#T5304-75
Bearing Col Strg B_k
Oraglink
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3_
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut Hexflange Lock
Shalt Asrn Strg
Bushing Link Drag BIk LR
Gear Sector 22 Teeth
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 G&
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod _e Wlre Form 19.75 Mach
Bushing S_'g. 5/8 ID Dash
Screw
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg.
Boot Steedng Dash P/l_ MTL BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 G&
Extension Steedng Non-adjust
Cap Spindle FrTop B_k
Fitting Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/t 6-18unc
Boit Fin Hex 5/16-18unc
Bo_t Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1Gr. 5
Spacer Axle
Boll Rdhd 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
SteedngAsm
Bracket Susp Chesis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
Bolt Sheu_der 7/I 6-20 Unc
Clip Steedng
NOTE: All component dimensions _ven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,271531
ENGINE
727
81
78<
14
29
23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
13
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720410
.......
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
137"352
165291
148456
S]_551237
169837
137180
10_(_X
158990
123487X
137040
148315
124028X
17670412
17000612
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
73510400
72
78
81
DESCRIPTION
ControlTWch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown)
Briggs. Model No 287707-1255-E3
Muffler Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV
Gasket Eng 1 313 Id ]In Plated
Tuhe.drain
Washer Lock Ext Too_ 3!8
S hleld BrownJn_Deb dsG uard
Kit Spark Arrestc_ (Flat Scm)
Tank Fuel Front 1 25
Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented
Clamp HoSe BIk
Line Fuel 20"
plug.drain
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x lg ga
Washer Lock H','/HIcJ Spr 5/16
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/1g-18 X 3/4
Screw 3]8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: Arl component dimensions given In U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mrn
41
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
SEAT
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
S_:)541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pvt St
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer F_t 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga
Clip PusPvln Hinged
LocknutHexW/V/sh
3/8-16
Spdng Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingn_
Bracket Mounting Sw_tch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72(_60412
134300
12125OX
123G76X
171852
S_:)541431
19171912
127018X
BUShing Snap BIk Nyt 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1.1/2
Spacer Split 2gx 96 Yel Zinc
Spdng Cprsn 1 27 B4kPhi
N_ Lock 1/4 tge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bo_t Shld 5/16-15 Unc-2A BJkD
NLdL_Hex'W/Ins
5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
NOTE: All component din_nsions given In U S
inches 1 inch = 26,4 mm
42
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
DECALS
14
10
13
12
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
6
156867
176675
171704
133644
7
9
10
174210
163204
149515
11
156439
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Dash _nst Oper English
Decal HP Engine
Decal Hood Lngo
Decal Malnt Cust Sears
Domestic
Decal Replcrnnt Sears
Decal Fender Craftsman White
Decst BatteP/Dng{/Psn Eng
Acres
Decal Danger Fender Eng/span
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
-----
490OJ
146046
1770_7
160396
157199X428
138311
178124
178125
Deca_ Clutch/brake English
Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal Panel Dash 6sp 42"
Decal V-Bert Sch
Pad Footrest
Decal Handle Lit Height Adjust
Manual Owners English
Manual Ownnrs Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
•.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
124635X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tim
StemVstue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0- 6 Sewice
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"lTomWhlte Service
Fitting G_ease
Beadng Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Sarvice
T_re R "is 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 CO
Sealant, Tim (10 OZ.tube)
WHEELSANDTIRES
4,10
11
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U, S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
LIFTASSEMBLY
7
3
13
20
19
32
44
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
'L2_
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139855
139866
$1_624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
13,9868
163552
169865
73540600
WimAsm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove I 500 Zinc
E Ring #5133-62
Washer Pttd 21/32 X 1 X 21ga
Beadng Nyl o11BIk 629 Id
Gdp Handle Fluted BIk
Bulton Plunger Red
Link Lift LH
Link Lift RH
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Ret_JnerSpringZinc
Bearing PUt Lilt
Nut Crewnlc<:k 3_-24
NOTE: An component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
MOWER
DECK
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
!
,148
34
I
46
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271531
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
g
9
t0
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
165892
S]D533107
138017
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bult
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38t42" Deck
S_36240G6 Retainer Spdng
130832
Arm. Suspension, Rear
850857
Bult, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
S]_551137
Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shelf Assembly, Mandral
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Beadng, Ball, Mandral
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bo0, Cardage 5/tT-10xg/8
132827
Bo_l,Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vodex
STD541431 NutCrownlockg/16-18UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
t 05304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713)<
Spdng, Torsion, Defalctor
It C452X
Nut, PUSh
130o_.8X428 Shield, Detlector
19111016
Washer 11/32xg]gx16G&
131491
Rod,Hinge
157722
ScrewThdrol Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplcck, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt Rdhd 3/8-19 x 1-3/4
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STD551037 Washer 13i32x13/16xlg
Gauge
STD541437
Nut Crowetock 3/B-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD624CO3 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
48
49
133944
174294
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
142
143
144
145
148
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
-*
131340
S]D541410
130888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149848
144959
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
1690_2
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
177'20410
72140614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam
Fulk:_er
Bult, Shoutder #10-24 Grade 5
Lock,nut
Bo_t,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer.Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, _JV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Batt
ArmSpdng Brake Mower
Braaket Arm luler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Cardage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spdng Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 in
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spdng RetaJnsr
Spdng Retention Lever
Spacer
ROdClUtCh
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 518
Bult Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key NLm_hers8-10, 13-15, 31
and 32)
Replacemeet Mowe r, Comptete
NOTE: All component d_rnens]onsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 Inch = 25.4 turn
47
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER917,271531
DANA
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
D4360-140
20
21
22
36
38
53
4B
49
50
43o
48
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
DANATRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Heualn , Upper
Screw, _a
pping, 1/4-20 X
.734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw.
No.
10-24 XTapping,
.482
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
120472X
105928X
170986
134394
120473X
142678
143697
Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755
Sprocket, 9T
Gear, Bevel, 86T
Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear. Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur. 15T
Ass , Kit, Shifter
V-_n
g
Bearin , Flange
Seal, _il
Ring, Retaining
47
48
49
124641X
106589X
120408X
Gear,
Gear,
Gear,
50
51
105937X
2226J
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer,
Plain, ,632 X
1.00 X .060
Assy, K3t, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain,
52
134401
Washer,
63
2264J
54
160946
Washer, Plain, .758 X
1.25 X .031
Axle, LH
55
56
57
58
59
60
170990
160948
110071X
120952X
170991
160950
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splined
Ring, Retaioln
Gear, Spur, _2gT
Shaft, Cress
Gear, Miter. 1 23", idler
Axle, RH
61
62
170992
7294J
Housing, Lower
Disc, Brake
643
65
106989X
160952
120954X
Spacer,
Brake Puck
Jaw,
Brake
Pin, Dowel
66
160953
67
68
138244
108996X
69
160954
Screw, Tapping, 5/16-18
2.35
Lever, ActuaSng
Washer, Plain, .321 X
1,00 X .055
Bracket, Anti-RotalJon
70
71
72
120951X
174256
120416X
Puck, Friction
Washer, Anit Rotation
Grease
1
2
170981
2274J
3
4
5
134400
105904X
160940
6
7
138235
108727X
8
9
10
148266
148269
2225J
11
12
13
134793
148268
120415X
14
15
16
17
16
142674
170983
170986
105909X
105910X
.632 X 1.38 X .046
Key, Woodruff, No. 9
Assy, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 12T
Rin , Retainin
C_a_n, 24 Pitches
19
160942
Cover,
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
160943
148267
138236
73810500
142676
22443
105916X
12047OX
110070X
Gear, S_lur.
Collar,
utch1 2T
Assy, Kit. Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/10-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff. No. 61
Ring, Retainin
Sprocket, 1 8_
Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X
29
30
31
142677
142691
124644X
.494
Gear, Spur, 37T
Gear, Spur, 3ST
Gear, Spur, 30T
32
33
108980X
120406X
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 22T
34
35
134796
105925X
Gear, Spur,
19T,640 X 1.37
Washer.
Plain,
X .061
36
2228J
Washer.
X .046
37
170987
38
174255
Washer, Ptabl, .632 X 1.00
X .031
Assy. Gear, Comb., 12T &
39
124639X
30T
Shaft.
*
Detent
*
Spur. 20T
Spur, 25T
Spur, 28T
Neoprene
X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Plain, .632 X 1.00
**
***
Idler
49
Use k_ various combinalJons to maintain
pro erclearances.
O_:/_r Key No. 15.
Silicone Seatant to be applied between
Upperand LowerHoualngs (use Loc_ite
Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent).
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271531
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 287707,TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
51
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24,11
306_
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
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KiT
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_10°°'_
F"-,,
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TO INSTALL SEE RE_Wt
INSTRUCTIONMANUAL
1O_
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1058 OWNER'S MANUAL
50
I
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
BRIGGS
&STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,TYPE
NUMBER
1255-E3
Q
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LMT/CA R EPJRETO R
PARTNUMUR
276
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142
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Loc,'no,.,_
186__ I
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THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC
AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL KIT
,o,_ 1270 267_
634._
1370
117_1
105 _IA
.7@
232
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
95
231
_
51
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
BRIGGS
&STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,
TYPENUMBER
1255-E3
8O3
801
74 _
9_
1005
668
1044_
363 _
75
23A
455
524
1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS
52
1
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271531
BRIGGS
&STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,TYPE
NUMBER
1255-E3
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
496412
399265
391086
494238
691165
273280
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
13
94728
15
16
20
22
23
23A
24
25
94239
690136
291675
95187
693557
492326
222698
499284
499288
49929
499296
26
495854
27
28
495851
495852
495855
263129
498319
498320
29
32
33
34
35
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
78
87
93
94
95
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
490815
262411
496884
496050
690193
693138
273650
690227
95160
224948
94626
225136
94896
491323
281346
498030
94098
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cy]ioder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
• SeaI-O,
Sum=p-tEngine
Head.cytinder
,+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
° Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
(.015 °
• Thick,
Std.)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.005"
Thick)
° Gasket.crankcase
(.009 °
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head, 3-9/
16")
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
, Seal-Oil
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)
Flywheel (Plastic Ring Gear
Key-Flywhee
Piston Assembly (Std.)
Piston Assembly (.010
"O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020"
O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030"
O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (Std.)
Ring
Bet,
.020 "O.S.
Ringing
Set, Piston
Piston {.OlO
"O.B. !
Rin Set, Piston .030 _O.S.
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005"
O.S.)
Rod-Connecting
(Std.)
Rod-Connectldg
(.020 U.S.)
Screw(ConneclJng
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spnng, Valve
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer, Valve
Govemor-OU Slinger
Tappet, Valve
Camshaf
ShortBIock
Manifold, Intake
*+ Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen,
Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer(Flywheel
Screw
Flywheel Guard)
° Sea-Governor
Shaft
Bushino-iThrottle Shaft
Valve-lale Adjustment
_ Screw (Throttle Valve)
98
104
105
106
108
495800
231789
231855
231854
224558
108A
224540
117
121
232118
232119
690191
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
690194
----224539
494379
494381
281165
495097
141A
495931
142
146
165
171
176
177
186
187
232117
94196
693148
281051
261106
270920
493496
492790
188
192
209
94929
492160
260695
216A
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
287
294
304
262767
262766
495611
493935
94098
262785
262836
394358
221535
94906
281164
94903
810104
496281
305
94863
306
307
225020
94930
RPM
Settings:
°
O
._
+
NOTE:
53
included
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
Number
DESCRIPTION
Kit-Idle Speed
_1 Pin-Float Hin=n]g_e
O Valve-Fldst rqeodle
O Seat-inlet
Valve.choke
(Manual
Choke)
Valve43hnke (Choke-AMatic)
O Jet, Main (Standard)
Jet, Main (High Altitude)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Carburetor
Plug-Waich (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve-Throttle
Throttle Shaft Kit
Float.carburetor
_: Gasket-Float Bowl
Choke Shaft Kit (Man.
Choke
Choke Shaft Kit Choke-AMStic)
_l Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Tksing
Nut (RingGear)
Nut (Air Cleaner)
• Gasket, Air Cleaner
* SeaI-O-Rin ig
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length
Screw (Con_ol Bracket)
Adjuster, Rocker Arm
Sprin , Governor
_
Link-Choke
Link-_hoke
Bracket, Control
Lever-Governor
O Screw (Choke
Spring-L-Link
Cap, Valve
FilteroFuet
Clarnp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
O:_ Sealing Washer
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Adueter-Ronker Arm
Housng-Bldwer
Back
Inner
Screw
nner Bc_ver
Housing)
Shield,Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Low S eed: 1900-2100
High _'Ppeed: 3000-3200
ld Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
977.
ld Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1033.
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 ldch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER917.271531
BRIGGS
&STRA'rFON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,TYPE
NUMBER
1255-E3
KEY PART
NO. NO.
309
693551
310
311
318
333
334
337
358
363
383
404
423
455
462
467
474
503
505
510A
497595
94003
497608
94734
495859
94731
491065
690189
19203
89838
94927
95163
222561
225137
493903
393474
806000
231978
693699
510A
497606
513
523
524
525
535
544
552
556
562
579
601
614
616
634
398003
495230
281370
496113
496894
497603
491986
93621
94907
92278
93053
93306
495157
494453
634A
494455
635
646
654
663
663A
667
668
692
695
697
711
718
726
280872
224546
94010
94929
94704
94010
280848
262715
693109
94951
94704
230192
399676
727
490324
DESCRIPTION
Motor-starter(For
Steel Ring
Gear Only)
Motor-Starter _For Plas6c
Ring Gear OnJy)
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Screw (Mounting Bracket)
Armature, Magneto
Screw
Spark _,rmature
lug
Gasket Set
FFIvwheel Puller
W'rench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Cup-Flywheel
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Ahemator
Strap-Starter
Net (Govemor Lever)
Drive. Starter (UseWith
Steel Ring Gear Only)
Drive, Starter Use With
Aluminum &Plastic R ng
Gear One/)
Clutch-Dnve
Dipstick
• Dipstick Tube Seal
Dips6ckTube
Filter, NC Element
Armature-Starter
Bushin -Q-Gov. Lever
Screw _Altemetor)
Bolt (Governer Lever)
Net Starter Cable)
Camp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
I_ Seal-Spring
Assembly Manual Choke
O Sca-Sprlng
Assy. (Cheke-AMetic)
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace-Air Cleaner
Nut (Carbur_or)
Screw (Air Cleaner Brace)
Screw (Air Cleaner Brace)
Nut (Ak Cleaner Brace)
Spacer
Spring-Detent
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Starter Motor)
Screw (Carburetor Shiald)
Dowel, Sleeve
Gear Ring(AtuminumServices Plastic Ring Gear
Only)
Cover, Starter Drive
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
729
729A
732
741
757
768
759
761
783
281390
225170
94625
262932
213998
499994
230787
94593
693713
DESCRIPTION
Clip, Wire
Clip, W_re
Screw(Starter Ddve Cover)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
Gear-Pinion (For Steel Ring
Gear Only
783A 693059
Gear-Pnion
ForAurnnum
Ring Gear Only)
783S 693058
Gear-Pinion
For P!asgc
Ring Gear Onty)
789
497708
Harness, Widng
801
497626
Cap-Drive
802
497607
Cap-End
803
497604
Housing-Starter
830
94555
Stud-Rocker Arm
847
496415
DipsSck/Tube Assemaly
851
224110
Terminal-Cable
868
499236
,+ Seal- Valve
871
262835
Bushinlg-Guide
875
693686
Base, Air Cleaner
877
393456
Wire-Alternator
878
393362
Harness-Ahemator
883
272293
Gasket, Exhaust
914
94863
Screw (Rocker Cover)
934
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
947
497672
Solenoid-Fuel
967
272403
Filter-pre Cleaner
968
281758
Cover, Air Cleaner
975
495933
Bow_-Float
977
690192
Gasket Set-Carburetor
987
281166
_ Scal-Tilrottle
Shaft
996
690678
Shield-Carburetor
1005 691927
Fan-Flywheel
1006 224413
Retainer-Fan
1019 496758
Label Kit
1022 272475
°+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
1023 224552
Cover-Rocker
1026 494432
Rod-Push
Intake)
1026A495136
Rod-Push
Exhaust)
1029 224554
Arm-Rocker
1033 690190
Valve Overhaul Kit
1034 495248
Guide-Push Rod
1036 499364
Label Kit-Emission
1044 94673
Screw Flywheel)
1051 263080
Ring-Retainer
1058 273683
Owner's Manual
1090 497605
Retainer-Brush
1091 281364
Cap-Limiter
---28N707-1026-E1
Replacement
Engine
RPM Settings:
o
_1
$
+
Included
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
Number
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Knt, Ref Number
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
977.
in Value Overhaul lot, Ref
1033.
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U,S.
inches 1 Inch = 26.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 MAX.
1
/_
_ng
greater
), never
the face.
Make
Operate than
your 15
Tractor
upacross
and down
the face
of turns
slopesgradu(not |I
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme I
direction on slopes.
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