Sears 917.252714 Owner`s manual

®
MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
OWNER'S MANUAL
®
•
•
•
•
•
Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustments
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read
and follow
all safety
Convertible
rules and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917
Ill
..................... I
_
IIHi
IIIIIIIIIII//[IHIIIIIIII
HI II
111
.................
SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT:
THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
I.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
II.
III. CHILDREN
GENERAL
OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
•
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
•
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
•
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
•
•
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck.
IV.
SERVICE
•
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper
operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as
required.
•
•
SLOPE OPERATION
•
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
•
•
DO:
•
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
•
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
•
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
•
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
•
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
•
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
•
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
•
•
•
•
&
i
DO NOT:
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
•
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
•
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
•
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
•
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
ii
ii
i
ii
ill
CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
i
i
WARNING A
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive
harm.
2
ii
ill
i
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
PRODUCT
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Center/Department.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.252714
SERIAL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
18.0
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SFiSG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
W/O FILTER:
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .025")
CHAMPION
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING SYSTEM:
15 AMPS @3600RPM
BATTERY:
AMPiHR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT. LBS.
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER
is available on this prodstore for details.
RESPONSIBILITIES
°
Read and observe the safety rules.
°
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tractor.
•
Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
RV17YC
.003" - .006"
.013" - .016"
5.6
2.5
14 PSI
10 PSI
30
240
U1R
WARNING:
This tractor is equipped with an internal
combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
Iif any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
Jn effective working order by the operator.
AGREEMENT
A Sears maintenance
agreement
uct. Contact your nearest Sears
4.0 PINTS
3.5 PINTS
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according
to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material
or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
•
Expendable
•
•
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
•
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER.
AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE
AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY.) THIS WARRANTY
APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
3
ESTATES,
IL 60179
II II
i
I
I
I
I
i
I
Ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS
II
ill
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ......................................
3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-20
WARRANTY ..................................................................
3
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ..........................................
5
ASSEMBLY .............................................................
7-10
OPERATION ..........................................................
11-16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .....................................
17
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 21-27
STORAGE ...................................................................
28
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................
29-30
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 32-49
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
50-55
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ............... BACK COVER
INDEX
A
Accessories ...........................................
Adjustments:
Brake ............................................
Carburetor ....................................
Mower
Front-To-Back .........................
Side-To-Side ...........................
Throttle Control Cable ..................
5
23
27
22
22
27
Air Filter, Engine ..................................
20
Air Screen, Engine ..............................
19
Assembly ..........................................
7-10
B
Battery:
Charging ........................................
Cleaning .......................................
Starting with Weak Battery ..........
Storage ........................................
Terminals .....................................
Belt:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
...........
Mower Belt(s)
Removal/Replacement
...........
Blade:
Sharpening ..................................
Replacement ................................
Brake Adjustment ................................
8
18
25
28
18
F
Filter:
Air Filter ........................................
Fuel ..............................................
Fuel:
Type .............................................
Storage ........................................
Fuse ....................................................
20
20
15
28
25
H
Hood Removal/Installation
.................. 26
24
23
18
18
23
L
Leveling Mower Deck ..........................
Lubrication:
Chart ............................................
Engine ..........................................
22
17
19
M
C
Carburetor Adjustment ........................ 27
Controls, Tractor .................................
12
Customer Responsibilities ............. 17-20
Engine:
Air Filter ....................................
20
Air Screen ................................
19
Cooling Fins ............................. 20
Engine Oil ........................... 14,19
Fuel Filter .................................
20
Spark Plug(s) ........................... 20
Tractor:
Battery ......................................
18
Blade ........................................
18
Lubrication Chart ..................... 17
Maintenance Schedule ............ 17
Tire Care .......................... 8,18,28
Transaxle .................................
19
Cutting Height, Mower ........................
Engine:
Air Filter ........................................
20
Air Screen ....................................
19
Cooling Fins ................................. 20
Oil Change ...................................
!9
Oil Level .......................................
19
Oil Type ...................................
14,19
Preparation ..................................
14
Repair Parts ............................ 50-55
Starting .........................................
15
Storage ........................................
28
13
Maintenance Schedule .......................
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ...........
Adjustment, Side-to-Side .............
Blade Replacement .....................
Blade Sharpening ........................
Cutting Height ..............................
Installation ....................................
Operation .....................................
Removal .......................................
17
22
22
18
18
13
21
14
21
Operation .......................................
11-16
Operating Mower ................................ 14
Options:
Accessories ....................................
5
Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40
P
Parking Brake .............................. 121-13
Parts Bag ..............................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair ............ 32-49
Product Specifications ..........................
3
R
Repair Parts ...................................
32-49
S
Safety Rules ..........................................
Seat .......................................................
2
8
Service and Adjustments ............... 21-27
Carburetor ....................................
27
Fuse .............................................
26
Hood Removal/Installation ........... 26
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 24
Mower Belt(s)
Removal/Replacement
........... 23
Mower Adjustment
Front-to-Back .......................... 22
Side-to-Side ............................ 22
Mower Removal/Installation ......... 21
Tire Care .............................. 8,18,28
Slope Guide Sheet ..............................
Spark Plug(s) ......................................
Specifications ........................................
59
20
3
Starting the Engine ............................. 15
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,25
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 13
Storage ................................................
28
T
Mowing Tips ........................................
16
Muffler .................................................
20
Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40
Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ...... 27
Tires ............................................
8,18,28
O
Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 29-30
Transaxle ..................................
19,48-49
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ........ 13,19
Engine ..........................................
19
Storage ........................................
28
E
Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays .................. 26
Schematic ....................................
31
Wiring Diagram ............................ 32
4
W
Warranty ................................................
Wiring Diagram ...................................
Wiring Schematic ................................
3
32
31
ACCESSORIES
AND ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased.
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories
and attachments
that are available for your
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching.
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
do not require additional hitches or conversion
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in.
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42-inch path when angled left or right. Raises, lowers
with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight.)
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source.
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers.
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain.
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments).
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so
equipped.
SWEEPERS
let you collect grass clippings and leaves.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go!
Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer. Optional accessories
include: tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications.
Uses (1) 55 lb. weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials.
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Usefultopreparebareareasforseeding.
Available forfront
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER
covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades. For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers.
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck.
Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber.
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
5
CONTENTS
OF HARDWARE
PACK
i
Parts Bag contents
shown
Parts packed
full size
separately
in carton
(1) Shoulder Bolt
Seat
Video
Cassette
O
(1) Knob
Steering
Wheel
Mulcher
Plate
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
i
i
I
Manual
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers
#10
Parts Bag
Parts bag contents
not shown full size
x(2)Washers
7/8 x 14 Gauge
3/8
(_)
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
(2) Weld Nuts #10
Q
_
Wheel
Steering
Insert
(2) Centerlock Nuts
/
X._
(2) Gauge
Wheels
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
(2) Keys
_ook
Assembly
(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Steering
Sleeve
(2) Lock Washers
1/4
Slope Sheet
ASSEMBLY
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.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
_
STEERING
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
WHEEL
_\,_,I"
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) 1/2" wrench
Utility knife
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" socket w/drive
ratchet
Tire pressure gauge
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
INSERT
LOCKNUT
t _i, /
WASHERLARGE
FLAT
When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
jj_J
UNPACK
CARTON
SHAFT
•
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).
•
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton, and lay panels flat.
•
Check for any additional
remove.
ADAPTER
•
/
STEERING
SLEEVE
•
WHEEL
/
/
/
(See Fig. 1)
•
Remove
shaft.
•
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
•
Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft.
•
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter.
•
•
_
_/
/
/
/
/
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
STEERING
,
loose parts or cartons and
/
ATTACH
/
_; 2
//
/
FIG. 1
Iocknut and large flat washer from steering
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID
(See Fig. 7)
•
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•
Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with Iocknut
and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten
securely.
Release parking brake by depressing
pedal.
•
Snap steering
wheel.
•
Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to
disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
Operation section of this manual).
Roll tractor backwards off skid.
wheel insert into center of steering
•
•
Remove
protective
plastic from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
7
clutch/brake
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
i
i
i
ASSEMBLY
CONNECT
BATTERY
INSTALL
(See Fig. 2)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.
•
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
°
Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt.
•
Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely.
Do not tighten.
•
Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
•
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
•
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down.
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
•
Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.
i
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets,
wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
•
Lift hood to raised position.
•
Open terminal access doors, remove terminal protective caps and discard.
•
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.
•
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
•
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut. Tighten securely.
•
Close terminal access doors.
SEAT (See Fig. 3)
SEAT
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
BOLT
Use terminal access doors for:
•
Inspection for secure connections
ware).
•
Inspection for corrosion.
•
Testing battery.
•
Jumping (if required).
•
Periodic charging.
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
TERMINAL
ACCESS
DOOR
HEX NUT
(to tighten hardFLAT WASHER
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FIG. 3
LOCK
WASHER
FLAT
WASHER
HEX
BOLT
5°
_
....._
POSITIVE
(RED)
CABLE
NEGATIVE
(BLACK)
CABLE
FIG. 2
8
ASSEMBLY
CHECK
TIRE PRESSURE
ASSEMBLE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.
•
DECK LEVELNESS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
TO
MOWER
•
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
•
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
•
Repeat for opposite side installing
same adjustment hole.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled.
See '70 LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK
BELTS
WHEELS
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
CHECK
GAUGE
DECK (See Fig. 4)
OF ALL
gauge wheel in
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
GAUGE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
BRACKET
3/8-16 _J'_'\
LOCKNUT
3/8
-4
GAUGE WHEEL"
FIG. 4
9
f
SHOULDER
BOLT
ASSEMBLY
i
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
(See Figs. 5 and 6)
•
Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.
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:
HOOK POINTS
DOWN
LOCK
WASHER
WELD.
NUT
,/'CHECKLIST
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
operation.
WELD NUT
FROM THE TOP,
___
SCREW
LATCH
HOOK
LATCH
HOOK
LOCK
WASHER
WASHER
_'-_'_
WELD
NUT
All assembly instructions have been completed.
v"
No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/
Battery is properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
v"
Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in
drive position.
(Minimum
,/
Engine oil is at proper level.
v"
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
v"
SCREW
FIG. 5
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
\\...
\
kLATCH
HOOKS
FIG. 6
v"
WHILELEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
WASHER
MULCHER
PLATE
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
•
Tighten hardware securely.
•
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
•
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
•
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
•
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
&
TO BAGGING
10
¢"
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/
It is important to purge the transmission before you
operate your new tractor for the first time. Follow
proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in Operation section of this manual).
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
H
L
HIGH
LOW
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HYDROSTATIC
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
IGNITION
FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Models only)
11
UNLOCKED
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.
this manual for future reference.
AMMETER
CHOKE
ATTACHMENT
SWITCH
CONTRC _L
CLUTCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
THROTTLE
CONTROL
Save
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
LIGHT SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
LIFT
PEDAL
PARKING
LEVER
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
BRAKE
KNOB
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
..... \
....
:!
FREEWHEEL
::
,:_
_ _
/
\
APPROX.
/
SPEED
_
/
3 MPH
2 MPH
1 MPH
CONTROL
FIG. 7
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER:
Selects the speed and
direction of tractor.
Turns the headlights on and off.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engane.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locks clutch!brake pedal into
the brake position.
AMMETER:
battery.
Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
12
OPERATION
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 the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
(See Fig. 8)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch.
When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
•
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch!brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold vehicle secure.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH
PULL OUT TO "ENGAGE"
IGNITION
CONTROL
(See Fig. 8)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
•
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
•
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
KEY
PUSH-IN TO
"DISENGAGE"
CHOKE
CONTROL
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
(See Fig. 8)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
•
To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LEVER
TO MOVE FORWARD
AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 8)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever.
•
Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
•
Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
•
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
POSITION
HEIGHT
PARKING
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
BRAKE
TO ADJUST MOWER
(See Fig. 8)
FIG. 8
STOPPING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
(See Fig. 8)
MOWER BLADES •
Move attachment
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
CUTTING
•
•
Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting height.
Turn knob counterclockwise (t__) to lower cutting
height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
•
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
•
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in
height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
clutch switch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
ENGINE •
Move throttle control to slow (,ah) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control to slow (,_)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
•
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
•
Never use choke to stop engine.
13
OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See Fig. 9)
•
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
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 clutchengaged will
shut off the engine.
•
Make all turns slowly.
•
•
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control.
•
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
•
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
TO TRANSPORT
clutch
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
SWITCH PULL OUT TO
"ENGAGE"
_//
•
Raise attachment
ment lift control.
lift to highest position with attach-
•
Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by
inserting retainer spring into forward hole of control rod.
•
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH.
•
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be su re hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
t
(See Figs. 9 and 10)
LOWTIoN
PUSH IN TO
"DISENGAGE"
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 10
FIG. 9
BEFORE STARTING
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
CHECK
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,
slower position.
•
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
•
Move
motion
control
move throttle control lever to
lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL
LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH!BRAKE
PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
•
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
14
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 16)
•
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oi!.
•
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•
Remove oil fill cap!dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and push it all the way down into the tube, wait
for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.
If
necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached, Do not overfill.
•
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART'' in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.
OPERATION
ADD GASOLINE
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.
•
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
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
freewheel
while
the engine
is runCAUTION: lever
Never
engage
or disengage
ning.
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any
trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE
REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT,
IT
SHOULD BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION
BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR.
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
Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set.
•
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
•
Sitting in thetractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to slow (,_I) position.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
•
Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
(See Fig. 8)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run
out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake
•
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Pull choke control out to choke (IX!) position for cold
engine start. For warm engine start do not use choke
control.
•
Move throttle control to midway between fast (,_) and
slow (,_)
positions.
•
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 engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,_)
position, wait a few minutes and try again.
pedal and set parking brake.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of
drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
position.
•
When engine starts, slowly push choke control in.
•
Move throttle control to fast (,_) position.
•
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachments.
IMPORTANT:
COLD STARTING FOR HYDRO (BELOW
40°F)
AFTER STARTING ENGINE AND BEFORE
DRIVING, LET TRANSMISSION WARM UP FOR ONE (1)
MINUTE
BY PLACING MOTION CONTROL LEVER IN
NEUTRAL
(N) POSITION AND RELEASING CLUTCH/
BRAKE
•
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
•
Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual).
°
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
•
Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position.
After the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times.
Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal
operation.
PEDAL.
15
OPERATION
MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
•
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor.
•
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
•
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST
PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING
FREE OF BUILT-UP
GRASS AND
TRASH.
CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they wil! disperse into the grass
and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
•
°
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 11 ).
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun.
•
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.
•
•
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut,
mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
•
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to
assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
•
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week. This will help prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
•
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
MAX 1/3
f
(.
FIG. 12
(
FIG. 11
16
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
j_
SERVICE
Check
Brake Operation
If
Check Tire Pressure
t
Sharpen/Replace
_
Lubrication
DATES
If
V'
Check for Loose Fasteners
R
_q_e.qye_I_SERVICE
Mower
I_
Blades
M_'4
v'
Chart
T
Check Battery
0
Clean Battery and Terminals
V p
a
Check
Transaxle
if
Adjust
Blade Belt(s) Tension
Level/Recharge
Cooling
t/
v's
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check
Engine Oil Level
Change
Engine
Oil
Clean Air Filter
E
N
Clean Air Screen
iG
Inspect
I
Muffler/Spark
Replace
N
Clean Engine
Cooling
Fins
v' v'
Replace
Spark Plug
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more
2 - Service
more
3 - If equipped
4 - Replace
GENERAL
i,,'
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
often
often
with
blades
when
when
oil filter,
more
v'
operating
operating
change
often when
under
in dirty
a heavy
or dusty
oil every
50 hours.
mowing
in sandy
load or in high
ambient
temperatures.
5 - If equipped
conditions.
6 - Not
7 - Tighten
soil.
with adjustable
required
front
if equipped
axle pivot
system.
with
maintenance*free
bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs,
battery.
maximum.
Do not overtighten.
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
properly 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
(_)ATTACHMENT
_
CLUTCH PIVOT
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil level.
•
Check brake operation.
•
•
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
(_)SAE
30 MOTOR OIL
®GENERAL
®REFER
17
PURPOSE GREASE
TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS,
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
BRAKE
•
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).
•
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
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" on page 3 of this manual).
•
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
•
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE (See Fig. 14)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
/
BLADE
CARE
CENTER
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.
place bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
REMOVAL
HOLE
/
Re5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
(See Fig. 13)
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
•
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade.
•
Install new or resharpened
towards deck as shown.
•
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
FIG. 14
blade with trailing edge up
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but if you
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
BLADE
•
Keep battery and terminals clean.
•
Keep battery bo!÷_tight.
•
Keep small vent holes open.
•
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
TRAILING
EDGEUP
FLAT WASHERs,
LOCK
/
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
•
Remove terminal guard.
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
•
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
•
FIG. 13
•
18
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
Assembly section of this manual).
BATTERY" in the
CUSTOMER
TRANSAXLE
RESPONSIBILITIES
COOLING
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SF or SG.
The fan and cooling fins of transmission should be kept
clean to assure proper cooling.
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is
running or while the transmission is hot.
•
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and
clean.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other
materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean
cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
Remove drain plug.
After oil has drained completely,
and tighten securely.
PUMP FLUID
replace oil drain plug
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required forthe life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
Use gauge on oil fill cap!dipstick for checking level. Be
sure dipstick is in all the way for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
OIL FILL
CAP/DIPSTICK
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
GRADES
FIG. 16
-20 °
°C
.30 °
TEMPERATURE
0o
.20 °
30 °
.10 °
RANGE
32 °
40 °
0o
ANTICIPATED
60 °
10 °
BEFORE
80 °
20 °
NEXT
100 °
30 °
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
(See Fig. 18)
40 °
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.
OIL CHANGE
FIG. 15
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
AIR FILTER (See Fig. 17)
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.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
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.
19
•
Remove wing nut and cover.
•
Remove seal and cartridge plate.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
ENGINE
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
•
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
•
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil
change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one
year.
•
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
MUFFLER
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dislodge dirt. Do not wash the paper cartridge or use
pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge.
Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge.
SPARK
Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and seal.
IN-LINE
Install the air cleaner cover and wing nut. Tighten wing
nut 1/2 turn to 1 full turn after nut contacts cover. Do not
overtighten.
(See Fig. 19)
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
•
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
-SEAL
FOAM
_
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
COVER
PRE-CLEANER
PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes
first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the
paper cartridge.
CARTRIDGE
PLATE
OIL FILTER
_CARTRIDGE
G
CLAMP
FIG. 17
FUE_
I
CLAMP
FILTER
ENGINE
COOLING
FINS (See Fig. 18)
FIG. 19
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating. Engine blower
housing must be removed. Remove side panels and hood
(See"TO REMOVE HOOD AND G RILL ASSEMBLY" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
COOLING FINS
(BOTH SIDES)
CLEANING
SCREEN
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
°
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
°
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
\
FIG. 18
20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION:
i
•
•
TO REMOVE
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Depress
Place
attachment
clutch/brake
clutch
pedal
in "DISENGAGED"
fully and set parking
position.
brake.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
MOWER
(See Fig. 20)
SUSPENSION
ELECTRIC
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
•
•
FRONT
Place attachment clutch switch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
•
Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
•
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
•
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
RETAINER
SPRING
•
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
ANTI-SWAY
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER
IS TO
DECK
BE MOUNTED
ON THE
,_ _ RETAINER
(BOTH SIDES)
MOWER
Raise attachment
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
•
•
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
SIDES)
FIG. 20
(See Fig. 20)
•
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH
TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS.
TO INSTALL
BAR
lift lever to its highest position.
21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs. 23 and 24)
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-TOSIDE.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 21 and 22)
•
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,
side of mower only.
•
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.
•
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
•
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".
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
•
Recheck measurements
make adjustment on one
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
•
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
F
-I
GROUND
•
•
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
_. :
GROUND
. MANDREL
LINE
FIG. 21
.....................
t-tt
FIG. 23
SUSPENSION
ARM
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
NUT
FIG. 22
NUT "F"
FRONT LINKS
22
NUT "E"
TRUNNION
FIG. 24
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
WITH PARKING
BRAKE "ENGAGED"
(See Fig. 25)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL•
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
•
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION •
Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
•
•
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
IDLER
PULLEYS
DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT.
IF FURTHER
BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
IS NECESSARY,
CONTACT
YOUR NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTEWDEPARTMENT
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 26
TO ADJUST
Fig. 27)
A'I-i'ACHMENT
CLUTCH
(See
The electric clutch should provide years of service. The
clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5
seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which
may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop
as required. Adjustments should be made by your nearest
authorized service center/department.
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 25
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 26)
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are
in "OFF" position.
•
Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between
clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at
full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
•
•
ROTOR
CLUTCH
PLATE
If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
.012"
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
BRAKE
NYLON LOCKNUT (3)
FIG. 27
23
PLATE
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 28)
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
TO ADJUST MOTION
(See Fig. 29)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
•
•
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)
Disconnect clutch wire harness.
•
Remove clutch Iocator.
•
Remove upper belt keeper.
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
•
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove
belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around electric clutch.
•
CONTROL
LEVER
The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary.
If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its
position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the
friction pack located on the right side of transmission.
•
Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning
ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking
brake.
•
Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment
Iocknut one half (1/2) turn.
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion
control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above
adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if
necessary.
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS
AND ELECTRIC CLUTCH WIRE CONNECTION
IS
SECURE.
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
CLUTCH LOCATOR
KEEPER
TABS
CLUTCHING
IDLER
IDLER
....... Y"
TRANSMISSION_
INPUT PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT
FIG. 29
CLUTCH
WIRE
HARNESS
TRANSMISSION
REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require
replacement, it should be purged
before operating the tractor. See
SION" in Operation section of this
FIG. 28
24
removal for service or
after reinstallation and
"PURGE TRANSMISmanual.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
STEERING
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 31)
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT
WHEEL
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front
wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO
REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables"
are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR
IS EQUIPPED
WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST
ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
REPAIRS
(See Fig. 30)
•
Block up axle securely.
•
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
•
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
•
Replace axle cover.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
•
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
•
WASHERS
"POSITIVE"
RETAINING
RING
(+)
"NEGATIVE"(-)
q
Q
AXLE COVER
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
I
_
SQUARE
KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 30
L.H. PANEL
BOLT
/
FIG. 31
25
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
TO REMOVE HOOD
(See Fig. 32)
AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
•
Raise hood.
•
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
•
Raise hood.
•
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
•
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
•
Stand in front of tractor. G rasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
•
To replace, reverse above procedures.
•
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 of this manual.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
_
FIG. 32
26
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
i
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
ACCELERATION
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 33 and 34)
CONTROL
•
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
•
With engine not running, move throttle control lever to
fast (,_) position.
•
Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If
it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw
securely.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
(See
Move throttle control lever from stow (._) to fast (,_)
position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage
may result.
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE
THE FACTORY
HIGH SPEED SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.
Fig. 35)
The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
CASING
CLAMP
In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner
fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine
giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY
TEST -
STOP SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
SETTING -
•
Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle
control cable is adjusted properly (see above).
•
With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 turns.
•
Turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing
finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn.
FIG. 33
STOP
SCREW
SPEED
CONTROL
LEVER
FINAL SETTING •
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
With throttle control lever in fast (,_) position, turn main
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins
to die then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between
those two positions.
•
SPEED CONTROL
LEVER
FIG. 34
Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow
(._)
position, engine should idle at 1400 RPM. If
engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
•
Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in
slow (-a_) position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in
(clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle
to a point midway between those two positions.
•
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING
_-_
_-__//ATJUSTING
sc. w
27
FIG. 35
/IDLEFUEL
STORAGE
ENGINE
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.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
FROM
FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED
GASOHOL
OR USING ETHANOL
OR
METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT
MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION
OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC
GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
•
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEAN ING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
•
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
Fully charge the battery for storage.
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
•
•
Drain the fuel tank.
•
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 of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
BATTERY
•
•
CYLINDERS
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'q-o
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
Remove spark plug(s).
•
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
•
Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
•
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
•
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
•
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt.
•
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
28
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
POINTS
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
properly.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
9.
10.
See 'q-o START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring_
Contact an authorized service center!department,
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an authorized service center!department.
Engine will not turn over
1,
2.
3.
4.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2,
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
ChecWreplace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter,
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level!change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Excessive
vibration
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
1.
2.
3,
part(s).
29
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged
parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POINTS
CORRECTION
CAUSE
i
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
1.
Faulty operator-safety
1.
2.
presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections.
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
3.
4.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
3.
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
1.
Remove obstruction.
2.
3.
4.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
1.
Obstruction
2.
3.
4.
Wor!!damaged
mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
in clutch mechanism.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
10.
11.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10,
11.
Place throttle control in "FAST position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
Switch is "OFF".
1.
Turn switch "ON".
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Blown fuse.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace bulb(s).
ChecWreptace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
3.
4.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
1.
Motion control lever is out of adjustment.
1.
Adjust motion control lever.
Loss of drive
1.
2,
3.
Freewheel control in"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken,
Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing.
1.
2.
3.
Place freewheel control in "engaged" position.
Replace motion drive belt,
Purge transmission.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
1,
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
1,
Tractor "creeps" with
motion control lever in
"neutral"
position
(Fender shift models only)
3O
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
SCHEMATIC
r
I
I
SWITCH
HEADLIGHT
(OFF)
___
HEADLIGHTS
•
©
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
ON
START
M+G
B+L
B+ S+ L
GFC
UnD
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
31
E
_
_
B
D
_
_
A
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
OFF
ON
CIRCUIT
C+G
C+F,B+E,A+D
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ELECTRICAL
4O
42
41
24
19
\
33
/
45
\
-
//
I1
)
25
__
51
...............
i
50
9
29
12
55
7
28
32
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
49
50
51
52
55
70
146140
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
7697J
7603J
109596X
145211
145209
145769
STD551125
73350400
136850
4152J
4799J
146148
108824X
145491
121305X
144921
140400
141226
140403
110712X
108236X
STD601005
109553X
149170
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
122822X
11151000
146283
140405
141940
17490508
140427
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Tube, Plastic
Tray, Battery
Clamp, Hose
Bolt
Holddown Battery Dash Mount
Nut, Push Nylon 1/4
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket W/4152J
Bulb, Light
Cable Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Cable, Ground
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ignition
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignition Switch
Key, Ignition
Switch, Light
Bracket, Switch
Screw
Switch, Interlock
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Nut, Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp.
Washer Lock Internal Tooth 5/8
Switch PTO 3 PDT Red Delta
Ring Retainer PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Harness Engine
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
AND ENCLOSURES
30
119
87
36
29
17
i
0 _
36
26
25
47
26
28
120
121
122 ...._
31
44
100
9O
125
71
66
115
117
114
123
73
6 3
3
3
86
114
26
33
10
3
13----.
26
3
34
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
145501
140356
17490612
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
145206
145351
126471X
145203
72140608
145218
145217
17490608
17
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
36
38
39
44
47
50
59
64
66
71
73
86
87
90
100
114
115
117
119
120
121
122
123
136673X558
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
136373X428
136374
140002X558
137113
145244X558
145243X558
STD533707
108067X
139886
139887
140675
105531X
137304
110436X
150272
143485X014
73640400
17580408
136670X558
136671X558
STD551025
105037X
145349
121794X
144283
19092016
137270
137269
137271
136814
124
136813
125 74180412
- - 8022J
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Type TT
Saddle
Heat Shield
Clip Insulator
Dash, Plastic
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Type TT
Hood Assembly
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grill
Lens, Bar, Clear
Fender
Bracket Assembly, Fender
Footrest, LH
Footrest, RH
Bolt
Nut, Pal
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, LH
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, RH
Fender Strap
Nut, Push, Nylon
Rod, Support Hood
Bushing, Snap, Split
Dash, Lower
Plate, Dash
Nut
Screw Tap Lite 1/4-20 x 1/2
Panel Assembly, RH
Panel Assembly, LH
Washer 17/64
Strip Foam
Bracket, Support, Dash
Cover A ccess Black Square
Washer Serrated Disc 13/32 x 1
Washer 9/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Rivet, Rachet, Male
Washer, Nylon
Rivet, Ratchet, Female
Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot
Hinge, LH
Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot
Hinge, RH
Screw, Machine 1/4-20 x 3/4
Plug, Dash BIk 500 Dia E. Lift
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVE
TRACTOR
.. MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
33
23
26
47
0
i
98
i
%
30
61
53
26
100
91
16
84100
77
24
22
55
106
105
100
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
8
9
10
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
PART
NO.
150071
142431
143995
141002
137140
76020416
74490544
73800500
126197X
74780616
73800600
71170768
130564
145627
137141
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
74760512
STD533107
149001
120183X
19211616
1572H
123674X
74760644
4470J
109070X
19131312
19111012
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
74760624
STD 541437
73680500
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
53
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
65
68
69
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
86
87
88
89
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
100
102
103
104
105
106
Transaxle Assembly
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Shift Hydro LT
Clutch Elect
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Bolt, Hex Ftghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 Ga. 5
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Bracket Asm. Mtg CL
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper Belt Lh
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18 x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 12 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric
105710X
105709X
74760620
140294
140312
121218X
17490612
8883R
--4464-e6-STD551143
105730X
142432
140158
140157
121199X
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
140154
123782X
19171216
140548
71208
19212016
12000008
139989
74780536
74780524
142564
140462
144643
4497H
140469
73510600
19111216
141322
73940800
140156
71070516
74780520
NOTE:
37
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty. T-I
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
_q c__r_'_
Washer Lock Hvy HLCL Spr. 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw
Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20" Tires
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires
Bushing Rod Strig. 629/632 ID
Washer 21/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #5304-62
Console, Shift
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7"
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750.18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Bellville .501D x 1.50D
Nut, Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Uric x 1-1/4
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm.
give in U.S. inches.
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ASSEMBLY
b - ";"-----_ 3e
!
- --2__-CCC - ' /
_
......
_ ....
/
""-"---1
!
b!-,
'i
,_-_--_ 42
62
/
47
46
17
8
27_\
16
i
11
12
33
10
S
34
35
38
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
121472X
142033
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
73901000
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
29
132624
128758
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71100400
127501
109816X
124036X
136874
17490612
32
33
34
35
37
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
47
62
130467
STD551031
STD551137
73810500
17541008
145207
126805X
100712K
STD541350
100711L
140216
121749X
121232X
6855M
149682
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly, Front
Spindle Assembly, LH
Spindle Assembly, RH
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex 5/8-11 UNCx3-1/2
Locknut, Hex, Jam, w/Washer
Insert 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle, Large 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Washer
Screw, Cap Sckt Hd Phos & Oil
Shaft Assembly, Pittman
Nyliner, Snap-In
Bracket, Steering
Gear, Sector
Screw, Thd., Roll.
3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT
Tie Rod
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Lock Hvy HLCL Spr. 5/16
Locknut 5/16-24 UNF
Screw SLFTP #10-24 x 1/2 TT-B
Bushing, Steering
Insert, Cap, Steering Wheel
Washer .53 x 2.25 x .160
Nut
Adapter, Steering Wheel
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease131672
Kit, Steering Assembly
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ENGINE
14
10
13
81
I
17
17
6
5
32
31
34
37
39
40
41
33
23
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
1
40
24
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,252714
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
132755
17720410
3
141948
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
149723
136215
136216
138129
145552
STD551131
74570512
........
14 13280336
15 13200300
16 11050600
17 17490624
23 128953
24 STD601005
25 138672
26 STD551237
29
137180
31 141069
32 123549X
33 123487X
34 106082X
37 8543R
38 .......
39
40
41
81
86
109227X
3645J
139277
128861
150176
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, Kohler, Model No. MV18S,
Type No. PS58560
Muffler, Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Tube Manifold LH Kohler MV18
Tube Manifold RH Kohler MV18
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Shield Heat
Washer Lock Hvy. Hlcl. Spr. 5/16
Screw Hex SKT 5/16 UNC x 3/4
Gasket (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
Nipple, Pipe
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-12 TT
Shield, Heat
Screw
Control Choke
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 UNF
Arrester, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Spacer, Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Spacer Pad
Bushing
Stem, Fuel Tank
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 w/Sems
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
28__
4
28
10
6
i
/
/,
/
/j
I
/
"4"
21
J
_j
J
/
I j
25
J
f'"I
_4-.I
/
""
'
/
1.1.-
17
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
14
15
140123
140551
145006
STD541437
124181X
140552
120068X
121246X
121248X
72050411
134300
/'
.
,
i
12
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Clip Push-In, Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Pan, Seat
Knob, Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap, Nylon
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
Spacer, Split
16
18
17
21
22
24
25
27
28
PART
NO.
121250X
124238X
123976X
139888
STD541431
19171912
127018X
17490608
150176
NOTE:
42
DESCRIPTION
Spring
Cap, Spring, Seat
Nut, Flangelock 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bolt 5/16-18 UNC X 3/4 w/Sems
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECALS
22 18
6
13
16
3 16 7 8
7
4
1;
10
/
19
15
11
2O
17
14
23
24
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
PART
NO.
138955
149516
146705
146706
146708
133644
142243
138048
146709
137537
4900J
150333
147138
146046
149918
147137
WHEELS
25
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal,
Decal.
Decal.
Decal.
Decal.
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Operating
Instruction
Battery Dngr/Psn Acme Eng
Hood, Craftsman, RH
Hood, Craftsman, LH
Grille
Maintenance
Side Panel
Side Panel
Fender, Craftsman
Caution
Clutch/Brake
Cap Cnsmr Help Line
Chassis 42"
V-Belt Schematic
Fender Auto Trans Srs Gold
Ins. Hood
& TIRES
4,10
11
PART
NO.
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
---------
133179
146710
138047
52-113-50
140837
142336
106202X
136832
147142
138311
142341
137318
137319
145245
145247
152088
152089
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
104757X
144334
NOTE:
43
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Insert Strg
Decal, Battery
Decal, Engine Craftsman Koh MV18
Decal Brake Parking Saddle
Decal, Sdt Cold Start Hydro Eng.
Reflector, Taillight
Decal V-Belt SHC
Decal Deck 3 in 1
Decal, Handle Lift Height Adj.
Decal, Drawbar Cntrl Mvt. Hyd Lt
Decal, Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears
Decal, Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears
Pad Ftrest
Fastener Pop-In Footrest
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
Manual, Owners (Span)
DESCRIPTION
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Assembly, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim Assembly, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
LIFT
28
27
26
24
23
7
35
8
41
22
5
21
37
30
38
3
\
4
6
6
5
4
12
13
19
20
13 .-...-........-_
15
__
1617 18 2'_
15
3:1
32
44
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
LIFT
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
35
36
37
38
40
41
PART
NO.
136971
136968
138284
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
122512X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
3146R
19151216
12000037
110807X
19131016
137150
76020308
137167
73350600
138057
110810X
140302
73540600
120529X
123933X505
123935X
17490512
19112410
123934X
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm., Inner w/plunger
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32XlX21Ga
Bearing Nylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Spring Cprsn
Link Lift Lh Fixed Length
Link Lift Rh Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Spring Retainer
Washer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip _T5304-37
Nl't Special
Washer 13/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
Spring
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod Adjust Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Infinite 3/8-16 Unc Black
Trunnion Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit
Bearing Pvt. Lift Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Washer, Nylon .44 x .75 x .032
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Scr-Hx Wash Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Gauge
Scale, Height Indicator
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECK
68
103
105
102
32
31
106
35
*_"'- 104
105 _ j_
106"
17
\
21
24
113 111
_\
\.114
_j116
22
!
25
\
26
2
118 _
125
4
6
19_
113
46
_116
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138017
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
128774
110485X
140329
72110618
72140505
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
138776
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
129963
129861
137266
72110622
133835
131494
STD551037
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Asm Ft. Sway Bar
Bracket Asm Deck 42" Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching, 42" Mower Deck
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt RDHD SWNK 3/8-16x2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol. Hex Head Zinc
Mower
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
38
40
44
46
54
55
56
59
61
68
83
84
85
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
125
---
PART
NO.
132823
STD541437
140088
137729
133943
140084
122052X
141043
131950
144200
120958X
144394
72140618
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
140353
132262
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
76020816
130794
145452
DESCRIPTION
Spacer Spring Step Idler
Nut
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Screw Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard Tuv Idler
Spring Ext. Electric CL
V-Belt, 42" Mower
Washer Sintered
Keeper, Belt Idler Fixed
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Ty.T
Nut, Keps 5/16 - 18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge, Donut
Nut, Locking 3/8 - 16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel
Pin Cotter 1/4 x 1 Plated
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 33))
Mower Deck, Complete (Std Deck order mulching and gauge wheel
components separately - key nos.
101 thru 106 and 111 thru 121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
58
34
28
59
26
23
I
19
30
14
4
5
3
24
36
11
113 _
48
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
142938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
150774
142948
142949
142950
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Lower
Assembly, Upper Housing
Seal, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Ball
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
Swashplate, Variable
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Arm, Trunnion
Seal, Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Actuator, Bypass
Center Section Assembly Kit
Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
Oil Filter Element
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm, Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut, Hex 5/16-24 UNJC
Brake RotodStator Kit
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
142917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
Differential Assembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.38
Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stud 5/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Fitting, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
AIR INTAKE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
J
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
BAFFLES AND SHROUD
f
1
I
917.252714
PS58560
I
/
8
7
4
_5
%
/
Oq5
6
/
4
2
3
9
BREATHER
AND VENT
I
_11
_12
18
114
15
10
16
4
50
REPAIR
PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
AIR INTAKE
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
7
8
9
DESCRIPTION
X-276-7
52 755 83
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
52 096
52 123
231032
52 082
45 083
45 083
237423
X-67-98
35
21
11
12
13
14
15
52 201 06
277093
52 054 39
X-25-79
X-50-37
16
X-50-57
17
X-22-9
18
25 041 06
04
01
02
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
52 063 41
52 313 05
52 063 42
X-67-83
5
52 755 70
6
52 217 01
Baffle, #2 Cylinder Head
Grommet (2)
Baffle, Fuel Pump
Screw, Hex Washer Head
t/4-20 x 7/16 (14)
Kit, Blower Housing
(Includes Key Numbers 6 thru 8)
Support, Upper Housing
PS58560
52 468 16
52 086 11
52 124 23
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 52 113 46
Wing Nut 1/4-20
Kit, Cover and Tube
(Includes Key Numbers 3 and 4)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Tube, Air Intake
Seal, Element Cover
Cover, Air Cleaner Element
Pre-Cleaner
Element
Seal, Air Cleaner Cover
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#10-32 x 9/16 (4)
Base, Air Cleaner
Gasket, Air Cleaner (2)
Elbow, Air Intake
Washer, Plain #10
Screw, Slotted Pan Head
#10-32 x 2-1/4
Screw, Slotted Pan Head
#10-32 x 1-3/4 (2)
Washer, Lock, Internal Tooth
#10 (2)
Gasket, Air Cleaner Elbow
BREATHER
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Washer, Flat (2)
Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (6)
Baffle, #1 Cylinder Head
Decal, Horsepower
51
(3)
& VENT
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
X-81-1
X-25-12
52 096 18
52 055 01
X-352-39
Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2)
Washer, Plain 1/4 (2)
Cover, #2 Cylinder Valve
Gasket, Cover (3)
Stud, #2 Cylinder Valve Cover
1/4-20 x 2-1/4
Hose, Breather
Cover, #1 Upper Cylinder Valve
Seal, Breather
Valve, Umbrella
Cover, #1 Lower Cylinder Valve
Stud, #1 Cylinder Valve Cover
1/4-20 x 3-1/4
52 326
52 096
52 032
52 462
52 096
275220
12
08
04
01
22
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- 25 113 15
Decal, Air Cleaner
-5211330
Decal
BAFFLES & SHROUD
KEY
NO.
917.252714
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
917.252714
PS58560
CRANKCASE, , I
4
19--
14
13
3
]
\
12
9
CARBURETOR
[
9
10
/
19
%
7
8
13
J
--34
6
@_
_---
"
5
12
/
16
52
35
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
X-82-2
52 468 12
82 755 16
4
5
6
7
8
52
52
52
52
52
9
10
11
12
016 05
031 01
316 06
755 50
07212
13
25 086 12
X-269-43
52 078 05
52 030 10
52 030 11
52 030 12
25 086 10
14
25 086 13
15
16
17
52 141 02
52 139 08
25 086 11
18
19
52 032 10
82 755 17
20
-- -
917.252714
Nut, Hex 5/16-18 (12)
Washer, Flat 5/16 (12)
Kit, #1 Cylinder Barrel
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6)
Valve, Exhaust
Insert, Valve Seat (2)
Guide, Valve (2)
Kit, Oil Relief
Step Stud 5/16-18x3/4,
3/8-16 x 5/8, 2" Long (12)
Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 2 (2)
Ring, Retaining
Shaft, Governor
Bearing, Sleeve, Standard (2)
Bearing, Sleeve .010" (2)
Bearing, Sleeve .020" (2)
Screw, Hex Flange
5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (3)
Screw, Hex Flange
3/8-16 x 3-5/8 (2)
O-Ring
Plug
Screw, Hex Flange
5/16-18 x 3-1/2 (8)
Seal, Oil, Front
Kit, #2 Cylinder Barrel
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6)
Crankcase (Service with Short Block,
Part Number 82 522 30)
PS58560
15
16
17
18
25 041 06
X-77-2
232867
×-67-62
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
25 086
25 146
52 144
25 368
25 089
25 086
25 089
25 368
25 089
52 090
25 089
25 194
25 146
25 041
25 757
25 104
25 041
25 100
27
03
24
01
02
26
04
03
02
13
03
01
02
04
09
01
03
05
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 25 757 11
-25 757 23
NOTE:
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Nut 5/16 (2)
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Hex Washer Head
1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, Throttle and Choke Plate (4)
Plate, Choke
Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal
Needle, Idle Fuel Adjust
Spring, Idle, Fuel
Screw, Idle Speed Adjust
Spring, Idle Speed
Needle, Main Fuel
Spring, Main Fuel
Lever, Choke
Spring, Choke, Friction
Ball, Choke, Friction
Plate, Throttle
Gasket, Bowl
Kit, Float
Bowl, Fuel
Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw
Screw, Bowl Retainer
Kit, Carburetor Repair
Kit, Bowl Baffle
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
CARBURETOR
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
52 041 09
52 755 91
3
4
5
6
52 164 15
X-21-1
X-6-29
X-75-23
7
8
235778
X-67-97
Gasket, Intake (2)
Kit, Manifold
(Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 8)
Manifold, Intake
Washer, Lock 5/16 (4)
Screw, Hex Cap 5/16-18 x 2 (4)
Plug, Hex, Countersunk
1/8 N.P.T.F.
Clamp, Cable (2)
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#10-24 x 3/8 (2)
Stud 5/16-18 x 1 (2)
Baffle, Carburetor
Connector, Hose
Kit, Carburetor with Gasket (Includes
Key Numbers 12 thru 14)
Gasket, Carburetor (2)
Carburetor Assembly (Information Only
- Not Available Separately) (Includes
Key Numbers 18 thru 35)
9
10
11
12
41
52
25
52
072
063
155
853
19
40
02
25
13
14
271030
52 053 54
RPM Settings:
53
Low Speed 1500 - 2000
High Speed 3200 - 3400
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
i
- MODEL
i
CRANKSHAFT
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.252714
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
PS58560
i
DIPSTICK
i
i
J
I
o-,,
CYLINDER
HEAD
EXHAUST
I
I
f
S
_6
7
\
i
ELECTRIC STARTE R,I
8
@
Q
jl
1
|
_e
9
--6
54
4
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
52
52
52
52
3
4
DESCRIPTION
NOTE:
014
468
468
468
93
03
04
05
Crankshaft
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
.119/.122 (A.R.)
.128/. 131
.137/.140 (A.R.)
DIPSTICK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
52 038 14
2
3
4
5
6
7
X-25-44
52 032 14
41 153 01
52 126 11
52 123 20
47 139 01
Dipstick Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3)
Washer, Plain 5/16
Seal, Rubber
O-Ring
Bracket, Oil Tube Support
Tube, Oil Fill 11-7/8
Plug, Hex, Countersunk
3/4 N.P.T.F.
CYLINDER
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
DESCRIPTION
52 041 20
52 015 08
220534
41 086 02
Gasket, Head (2)
,alinderHead (2)
sher, Plain 5/16 (18)
Screw, Hex Head
5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (18)
ELECTRIC
KEY
NO.
HEAD
PART
NO.
STARTER
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
52 098 12
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
X-20-1
X-81-1
82 755
52 081
52 170
52 211
52 227
82 755
Starter Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 9)
Washer, Lock 1/4 (2)
Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2)
Kit, Drive
Cap, Drive End
Armature
Bolt, Thru (2)
Cap, Commutator End
Kit, Brush
26
07
05
01
10
28
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- 25 450 03
Tag, Caution
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
5212612
X-25-72
Bracket
Washer, Plain (3)
917.252714
55
52 086 11
52 041 14
PS58560
Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (3)
Gasket, Exhaust (2)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
SERVICE NOTES
i
ii
i
i
i
56
i
i
ii
i
i
i
SERVICE NOTES
57
SERVICE NOTES
58
o
.e;
/
#.
o
0
o.j
Z..j
/
/
/
I
,,,o
an-
I
O:O
0
..JI>-<
II
zo
I.i..
t.I)
ILl
0.
OZ
0
_.!
or)
/o
t_
m
I--
t_
U)
0
/
I.i.
/
LL!
a
/
)m
/
LLI
/
U)
LLI
//
/
Or)
59
0
®
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.252714
18 HP TWIN CYLINDER
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC (HYDROSTATIC)
DRIVE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number.
Each engine has
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-
TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.252714
FOR REPLACEMENT
PARTS
INFORMATION
AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
• ENGINE MODEL NO. - MV18S-58560
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians..,
professional
technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell.
1-800-659-5917
152088
10.11.95
KFSW
Printed in U.S.A.
®
MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
OWNER'S MANUAL
®
•
•
•
•
•
Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustments
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read
and follow
all safety
Convertible
rules and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917
Ill
..................... I
_
IIHi
IIIIIIIIIII//[IHIIIIIIII
HI II
111
.................
SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT:
THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
I.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
II.
III. CHILDREN
GENERAL
OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
•
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
•
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
•
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
•
•
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck.
IV.
SERVICE
•
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper
operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as
required.
•
•
SLOPE OPERATION
•
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
•
•
DO:
•
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
•
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
•
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
•
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
•
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
•
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
•
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
•
•
•
•
&
i
DO NOT:
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
•
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
•
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
•
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
•
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
ii
ii
i
ii
ill
CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
i
i
WARNING A
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive
harm.
2
ii
ill
i
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
PRODUCT
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Center/Department.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.252714
SERIAL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
18.0
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SFiSG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
W/O FILTER:
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .025")
CHAMPION
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING SYSTEM:
15 AMPS @3600RPM
BATTERY:
AMPiHR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT. LBS.
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER
is available on this prodstore for details.
RESPONSIBILITIES
°
Read and observe the safety rules.
°
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tractor.
•
Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
RV17YC
.003" - .006"
.013" - .016"
5.6
2.5
14 PSI
10 PSI
30
240
U1R
WARNING:
This tractor is equipped with an internal
combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
Iif any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
Jn effective working order by the operator.
AGREEMENT
A Sears maintenance
agreement
uct. Contact your nearest Sears
4.0 PINTS
3.5 PINTS
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according
to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material
or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
•
Expendable
•
•
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
•
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER.
AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE
AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY.) THIS WARRANTY
APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
3
ESTATES,
IL 60179
II II
i
I
I
I
I
i
I
Ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS
II
ill
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ......................................
3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-20
WARRANTY ..................................................................
3
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ..........................................
5
ASSEMBLY .............................................................
7-10
OPERATION ..........................................................
11-16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .....................................
17
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 21-27
STORAGE ...................................................................
28
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................
29-30
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 32-49
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
50-55
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ............... BACK COVER
INDEX
A
Accessories ...........................................
Adjustments:
Brake ............................................
Carburetor ....................................
Mower
Front-To-Back .........................
Side-To-Side ...........................
Throttle Control Cable ..................
5
23
27
22
22
27
Air Filter, Engine ..................................
20
Air Screen, Engine ..............................
19
Assembly ..........................................
7-10
B
Battery:
Charging ........................................
Cleaning .......................................
Starting with Weak Battery ..........
Storage ........................................
Terminals .....................................
Belt:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
...........
Mower Belt(s)
Removal/Replacement
...........
Blade:
Sharpening ..................................
Replacement ................................
Brake Adjustment ................................
8
18
25
28
18
F
Filter:
Air Filter ........................................
Fuel ..............................................
Fuel:
Type .............................................
Storage ........................................
Fuse ....................................................
20
20
15
28
25
H
Hood Removal/Installation
.................. 26
24
23
18
18
23
L
Leveling Mower Deck ..........................
Lubrication:
Chart ............................................
Engine ..........................................
22
17
19
M
C
Carburetor Adjustment ........................ 27
Controls, Tractor .................................
12
Customer Responsibilities ............. 17-20
Engine:
Air Filter ....................................
20
Air Screen ................................
19
Cooling Fins ............................. 20
Engine Oil ........................... 14,19
Fuel Filter .................................
20
Spark Plug(s) ........................... 20
Tractor:
Battery ......................................
18
Blade ........................................
18
Lubrication Chart ..................... 17
Maintenance Schedule ............ 17
Tire Care .......................... 8,18,28
Transaxle .................................
19
Cutting Height, Mower ........................
Engine:
Air Filter ........................................
20
Air Screen ....................................
19
Cooling Fins ................................. 20
Oil Change ...................................
!9
Oil Level .......................................
19
Oil Type ...................................
14,19
Preparation ..................................
14
Repair Parts ............................ 50-55
Starting .........................................
15
Storage ........................................
28
13
Maintenance Schedule .......................
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ...........
Adjustment, Side-to-Side .............
Blade Replacement .....................
Blade Sharpening ........................
Cutting Height ..............................
Installation ....................................
Operation .....................................
Removal .......................................
17
22
22
18
18
13
21
14
21
Operation .......................................
11-16
Operating Mower ................................ 14
Options:
Accessories ....................................
5
Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40
P
Parking Brake .............................. 121-13
Parts Bag ..............................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair ............ 32-49
Product Specifications ..........................
3
R
Repair Parts ...................................
32-49
S
Safety Rules ..........................................
Seat .......................................................
2
8
Service and Adjustments ............... 21-27
Carburetor ....................................
27
Fuse .............................................
26
Hood Removal/Installation ........... 26
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 24
Mower Belt(s)
Removal/Replacement
........... 23
Mower Adjustment
Front-to-Back .......................... 22
Side-to-Side ............................ 22
Mower Removal/Installation ......... 21
Tire Care .............................. 8,18,28
Slope Guide Sheet ..............................
Spark Plug(s) ......................................
Specifications ........................................
59
20
3
Starting the Engine ............................. 15
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,25
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 13
Storage ................................................
28
T
Mowing Tips ........................................
16
Muffler .................................................
20
Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40
Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ...... 27
Tires ............................................
8,18,28
O
Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 29-30
Transaxle ..................................
19,48-49
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ........ 13,19
Engine ..........................................
19
Storage ........................................
28
E
Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays .................. 26
Schematic ....................................
31
Wiring Diagram ............................ 32
4
W
Warranty ................................................
Wiring Diagram ...................................
Wiring Schematic ................................
3
32
31
ACCESSORIES
AND ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased.
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories
and attachments
that are available for your
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching.
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
do not require additional hitches or conversion
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in.
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42-inch path when angled left or right. Raises, lowers
with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight.)
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source.
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers.
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain.
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments).
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so
equipped.
SWEEPERS
let you collect grass clippings and leaves.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go!
Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer. Optional accessories
include: tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications.
Uses (1) 55 lb. weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials.
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Usefultopreparebareareasforseeding.
Available forfront
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER
covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades. For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers.
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck.
Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber.
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
5
CONTENTS
OF HARDWARE
PACK
i
Parts Bag contents
shown
Parts packed
full size
separately
in carton
(1) Shoulder Bolt
Seat
Video
Cassette
O
(1) Knob
Steering
Wheel
Mulcher
Plate
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
i
i
I
Manual
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers
#10
Parts Bag
Parts bag contents
not shown full size
x(2)Washers
7/8 x 14 Gauge
3/8
(_)
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
(2) Weld Nuts #10
Q
_
Wheel
Steering
Insert
(2) Centerlock Nuts
/
X._
(2) Gauge
Wheels
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
(2) Keys
_ook
Assembly
(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Steering
Sleeve
(2) Lock Washers
1/4
Slope Sheet
ASSEMBLY
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.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
_
STEERING
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
WHEEL
_\,_,I"
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) 1/2" wrench
Utility knife
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" socket w/drive
ratchet
Tire pressure gauge
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
INSERT
LOCKNUT
t _i, /
WASHERLARGE
FLAT
When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
jj_J
UNPACK
CARTON
SHAFT
•
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).
•
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton, and lay panels flat.
•
Check for any additional
remove.
ADAPTER
•
/
STEERING
SLEEVE
•
WHEEL
/
/
/
(See Fig. 1)
•
Remove
shaft.
•
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
•
Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft.
•
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter.
•
•
_
_/
/
/
/
/
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
STEERING
,
loose parts or cartons and
/
ATTACH
/
_; 2
//
/
FIG. 1
Iocknut and large flat washer from steering
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID
(See Fig. 7)
•
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•
Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with Iocknut
and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten
securely.
Release parking brake by depressing
pedal.
•
Snap steering
wheel.
•
Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to
disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
Operation section of this manual).
Roll tractor backwards off skid.
wheel insert into center of steering
•
•
Remove
protective
plastic from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
7
clutch/brake
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
i
i
i
ASSEMBLY
CONNECT
BATTERY
INSTALL
(See Fig. 2)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.
•
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
°
Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt.
•
Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely.
Do not tighten.
•
Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
•
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
•
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down.
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
•
Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.
i
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets,
wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
•
Lift hood to raised position.
•
Open terminal access doors, remove terminal protective caps and discard.
•
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.
•
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
•
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut. Tighten securely.
•
Close terminal access doors.
SEAT (See Fig. 3)
SEAT
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
BOLT
Use terminal access doors for:
•
Inspection for secure connections
ware).
•
Inspection for corrosion.
•
Testing battery.
•
Jumping (if required).
•
Periodic charging.
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
TERMINAL
ACCESS
DOOR
HEX NUT
(to tighten hardFLAT WASHER
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FIG. 3
LOCK
WASHER
FLAT
WASHER
HEX
BOLT
5°
_
....._
POSITIVE
(RED)
CABLE
NEGATIVE
(BLACK)
CABLE
FIG. 2
8
ASSEMBLY
CHECK
TIRE PRESSURE
ASSEMBLE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.
•
DECK LEVELNESS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
TO
MOWER
•
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
•
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
•
Repeat for opposite side installing
same adjustment hole.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled.
See '70 LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK
BELTS
WHEELS
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
CHECK
GAUGE
DECK (See Fig. 4)
OF ALL
gauge wheel in
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
GAUGE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
BRACKET
3/8-16 _J'_'\
LOCKNUT
3/8
-4
GAUGE WHEEL"
FIG. 4
9
f
SHOULDER
BOLT
ASSEMBLY
i
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
(See Figs. 5 and 6)
•
Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.
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:
HOOK POINTS
DOWN
LOCK
WASHER
WELD.
NUT
,/'CHECKLIST
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
operation.
WELD NUT
FROM THE TOP,
___
SCREW
LATCH
HOOK
LATCH
HOOK
LOCK
WASHER
WASHER
_'-_'_
WELD
NUT
All assembly instructions have been completed.
v"
No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/
Battery is properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
v"
Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in
drive position.
(Minimum
,/
Engine oil is at proper level.
v"
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
v"
SCREW
FIG. 5
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
\\...
\
kLATCH
HOOKS
FIG. 6
v"
WHILELEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
WASHER
MULCHER
PLATE
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
•
Tighten hardware securely.
•
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
•
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
•
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
•
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
&
TO BAGGING
10
¢"
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/
It is important to purge the transmission before you
operate your new tractor for the first time. Follow
proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in Operation section of this manual).
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
H
L
HIGH
LOW
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HYDROSTATIC
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
IGNITION
FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Models only)
11
UNLOCKED
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.
this manual for future reference.
AMMETER
CHOKE
ATTACHMENT
SWITCH
CONTRC _L
CLUTCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
THROTTLE
CONTROL
Save
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
LIGHT SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
LIFT
PEDAL
PARKING
LEVER
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
BRAKE
KNOB
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
..... \
....
:!
FREEWHEEL
::
,:_
_ _
/
\
APPROX.
/
SPEED
_
/
3 MPH
2 MPH
1 MPH
CONTROL
FIG. 7
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER:
Selects the speed and
direction of tractor.
Turns the headlights on and off.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engane.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locks clutch!brake pedal into
the brake position.
AMMETER:
battery.
Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
12
OPERATION
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 the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
(See Fig. 8)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch.
When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
•
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch!brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold vehicle secure.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH
PULL OUT TO "ENGAGE"
IGNITION
CONTROL
(See Fig. 8)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
•
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
•
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
KEY
PUSH-IN TO
"DISENGAGE"
CHOKE
CONTROL
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
(See Fig. 8)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
•
To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LEVER
TO MOVE FORWARD
AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 8)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever.
•
Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
•
Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
•
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
POSITION
HEIGHT
PARKING
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
BRAKE
TO ADJUST MOWER
(See Fig. 8)
FIG. 8
STOPPING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
(See Fig. 8)
MOWER BLADES •
Move attachment
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
CUTTING
•
•
Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting height.
Turn knob counterclockwise (t__) to lower cutting
height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
•
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
•
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in
height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
clutch switch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
ENGINE •
Move throttle control to slow (,ah) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control to slow (,_)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
•
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
•
Never use choke to stop engine.
13
OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See Fig. 9)
•
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
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 clutchengaged will
shut off the engine.
•
Make all turns slowly.
•
•
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control.
•
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
•
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
TO TRANSPORT
clutch
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
SWITCH PULL OUT TO
"ENGAGE"
_//
•
Raise attachment
ment lift control.
lift to highest position with attach-
•
Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by
inserting retainer spring into forward hole of control rod.
•
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH.
•
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be su re hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
t
(See Figs. 9 and 10)
LOWTIoN
PUSH IN TO
"DISENGAGE"
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 10
FIG. 9
BEFORE STARTING
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
CHECK
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,
slower position.
•
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
•
Move
motion
control
move throttle control lever to
lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL
LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH!BRAKE
PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
•
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
14
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 16)
•
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oi!.
•
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•
Remove oil fill cap!dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and push it all the way down into the tube, wait
for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.
If
necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached, Do not overfill.
•
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART'' in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.
OPERATION
ADD GASOLINE
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.
•
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
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
freewheel
while
the engine
is runCAUTION: lever
Never
engage
or disengage
ning.
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any
trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE
REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT,
IT
SHOULD BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION
BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR.
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
Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set.
•
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
•
Sitting in thetractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to slow (,_I) position.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
•
Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
(See Fig. 8)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run
out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake
•
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Pull choke control out to choke (IX!) position for cold
engine start. For warm engine start do not use choke
control.
•
Move throttle control to midway between fast (,_) and
slow (,_)
positions.
•
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 engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,_)
position, wait a few minutes and try again.
pedal and set parking brake.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of
drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
position.
•
When engine starts, slowly push choke control in.
•
Move throttle control to fast (,_) position.
•
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachments.
IMPORTANT:
COLD STARTING FOR HYDRO (BELOW
40°F)
AFTER STARTING ENGINE AND BEFORE
DRIVING, LET TRANSMISSION WARM UP FOR ONE (1)
MINUTE
BY PLACING MOTION CONTROL LEVER IN
NEUTRAL
(N) POSITION AND RELEASING CLUTCH/
BRAKE
•
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
•
Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual).
°
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
•
Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position.
After the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times.
Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal
operation.
PEDAL.
15
OPERATION
MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
•
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor.
•
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
•
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST
PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING
FREE OF BUILT-UP
GRASS AND
TRASH.
CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they wil! disperse into the grass
and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
•
°
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 11 ).
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun.
•
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired height.
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.
•
•
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut,
mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
•
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to
assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
•
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week. This will help prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
•
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
MAX 1/3
f
(.
FIG. 12
(
FIG. 11
16
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
j_
SERVICE
Check
Brake Operation
If
Check Tire Pressure
t
Sharpen/Replace
_
Lubrication
DATES
If
V'
Check for Loose Fasteners
R
_q_e.qye_I_SERVICE
Mower
I_
Blades
M_'4
v'
Chart
T
Check Battery
0
Clean Battery and Terminals
V p
a
Check
Transaxle
if
Adjust
Blade Belt(s) Tension
Level/Recharge
Cooling
t/
v's
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check
Engine Oil Level
Change
Engine
Oil
Clean Air Filter
E
N
Clean Air Screen
iG
Inspect
I
Muffler/Spark
Replace
N
Clean Engine
Cooling
Fins
v' v'
Replace
Spark Plug
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more
2 - Service
more
3 - If equipped
4 - Replace
GENERAL
i,,'
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
often
often
with
blades
when
when
oil filter,
more
v'
operating
operating
change
often when
under
in dirty
a heavy
or dusty
oil every
50 hours.
mowing
in sandy
load or in high
ambient
temperatures.
5 - If equipped
conditions.
6 - Not
7 - Tighten
soil.
with adjustable
required
front
if equipped
axle pivot
system.
with
maintenance*free
bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs,
battery.
maximum.
Do not overtighten.
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
properly 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
(_)ATTACHMENT
_
CLUTCH PIVOT
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil level.
•
Check brake operation.
•
•
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
(_)SAE
30 MOTOR OIL
®GENERAL
®REFER
17
PURPOSE GREASE
TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS,
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
BRAKE
•
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).
•
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
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" on page 3 of this manual).
•
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
•
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE (See Fig. 14)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
/
BLADE
CARE
CENTER
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.
place bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
REMOVAL
HOLE
/
Re5/8" BOLT
OR PIN
(See Fig. 13)
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
•
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade.
•
Install new or resharpened
towards deck as shown.
•
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
FIG. 14
blade with trailing edge up
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but if you
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
BLADE
•
Keep battery and terminals clean.
•
Keep battery bo!÷_tight.
•
Keep small vent holes open.
•
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
TRAILING
EDGEUP
FLAT WASHERs,
LOCK
/
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
•
Remove terminal guard.
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
•
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
•
FIG. 13
•
18
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
Assembly section of this manual).
BATTERY" in the
CUSTOMER
TRANSAXLE
RESPONSIBILITIES
COOLING
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SF or SG.
The fan and cooling fins of transmission should be kept
clean to assure proper cooling.
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is
running or while the transmission is hot.
•
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and
clean.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other
materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean
cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
Remove drain plug.
After oil has drained completely,
and tighten securely.
PUMP FLUID
replace oil drain plug
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required forthe life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
Use gauge on oil fill cap!dipstick for checking level. Be
sure dipstick is in all the way for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
OIL FILL
CAP/DIPSTICK
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
GRADES
FIG. 16
-20 °
°C
.30 °
TEMPERATURE
0o
.20 °
30 °
.10 °
RANGE
32 °
40 °
0o
ANTICIPATED
60 °
10 °
BEFORE
80 °
20 °
NEXT
100 °
30 °
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
(See Fig. 18)
40 °
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.
OIL CHANGE
FIG. 15
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
AIR FILTER (See Fig. 17)
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.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
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.
19
•
Remove wing nut and cover.
•
Remove seal and cartridge plate.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
ENGINE
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
•
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
•
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil
change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one
year.
•
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
MUFFLER
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dislodge dirt. Do not wash the paper cartridge or use
pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge.
Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge.
SPARK
Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and seal.
IN-LINE
Install the air cleaner cover and wing nut. Tighten wing
nut 1/2 turn to 1 full turn after nut contacts cover. Do not
overtighten.
(See Fig. 19)
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
•
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
-SEAL
FOAM
_
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
COVER
PRE-CLEANER
PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes
first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the
paper cartridge.
CARTRIDGE
PLATE
OIL FILTER
_CARTRIDGE
G
CLAMP
FIG. 17
FUE_
I
CLAMP
FILTER
ENGINE
COOLING
FINS (See Fig. 18)
FIG. 19
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating. Engine blower
housing must be removed. Remove side panels and hood
(See"TO REMOVE HOOD AND G RILL ASSEMBLY" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
COOLING FINS
(BOTH SIDES)
CLEANING
SCREEN
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
°
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
°
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
\
FIG. 18
20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION:
i
•
•
TO REMOVE
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Depress
Place
attachment
clutch/brake
clutch
pedal
in "DISENGAGED"
fully and set parking
position.
brake.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
MOWER
(See Fig. 20)
SUSPENSION
ELECTRIC
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
•
•
FRONT
Place attachment clutch switch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
•
Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
•
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
•
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
RETAINER
SPRING
•
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
ANTI-SWAY
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER
IS TO
DECK
BE MOUNTED
ON THE
,_ _ RETAINER
(BOTH SIDES)
MOWER
Raise attachment
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
•
•
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
SIDES)
FIG. 20
(See Fig. 20)
•
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH
TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS.
TO INSTALL
BAR
lift lever to its highest position.
21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs. 23 and 24)
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-TOSIDE.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 21 and 22)
•
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,
side of mower only.
•
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.
•
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
•
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".
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
•
Recheck measurements
make adjustment on one
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
•
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
F
-I
GROUND
•
•
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
_. :
GROUND
. MANDREL
LINE
FIG. 21
.....................
t-tt
FIG. 23
SUSPENSION
ARM
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
NUT
FIG. 22
NUT "F"
FRONT LINKS
22
NUT "E"
TRUNNION
FIG. 24
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
WITH PARKING
BRAKE "ENGAGED"
(See Fig. 25)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL•
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
•
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION •
Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
•
•
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
IDLER
PULLEYS
DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT.
IF FURTHER
BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
IS NECESSARY,
CONTACT
YOUR NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTEWDEPARTMENT
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 26
TO ADJUST
Fig. 27)
A'I-i'ACHMENT
CLUTCH
(See
The electric clutch should provide years of service. The
clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5
seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which
may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop
as required. Adjustments should be made by your nearest
authorized service center/department.
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 25
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 26)
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are
in "OFF" position.
•
Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between
clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at
full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
•
•
ROTOR
CLUTCH
PLATE
If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
.012"
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
BRAKE
NYLON LOCKNUT (3)
FIG. 27
23
PLATE
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 28)
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
TO ADJUST MOTION
(See Fig. 29)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
•
•
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)
Disconnect clutch wire harness.
•
Remove clutch Iocator.
•
Remove upper belt keeper.
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
•
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove
belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around electric clutch.
•
CONTROL
LEVER
The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary.
If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its
position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the
friction pack located on the right side of transmission.
•
Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning
ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking
brake.
•
Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment
Iocknut one half (1/2) turn.
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion
control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above
adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if
necessary.
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS
AND ELECTRIC CLUTCH WIRE CONNECTION
IS
SECURE.
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
CLUTCH LOCATOR
KEEPER
TABS
CLUTCHING
IDLER
IDLER
....... Y"
TRANSMISSION_
INPUT PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT
FIG. 29
CLUTCH
WIRE
HARNESS
TRANSMISSION
REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require
replacement, it should be purged
before operating the tractor. See
SION" in Operation section of this
FIG. 28
24
removal for service or
after reinstallation and
"PURGE TRANSMISmanual.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
STEERING
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 31)
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT
WHEEL
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front
wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO
REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables"
are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR
IS EQUIPPED
WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST
ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
REPAIRS
(See Fig. 30)
•
Block up axle securely.
•
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
•
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
•
Replace axle cover.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
•
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
•
WASHERS
"POSITIVE"
RETAINING
RING
(+)
"NEGATIVE"(-)
q
Q
AXLE COVER
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
I
_
SQUARE
KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 30
L.H. PANEL
BOLT
/
FIG. 31
25
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
TO REMOVE HOOD
(See Fig. 32)
AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
•
Raise hood.
•
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
•
Raise hood.
•
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
•
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
•
Stand in front of tractor. G rasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
•
To replace, reverse above procedures.
•
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 of this manual.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
_
FIG. 32
26
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
i
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
ACCELERATION
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 33 and 34)
CONTROL
•
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
•
With engine not running, move throttle control lever to
fast (,_) position.
•
Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If
it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw
securely.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
(See
Move throttle control lever from stow (._) to fast (,_)
position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage
may result.
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE
THE FACTORY
HIGH SPEED SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.
Fig. 35)
The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
CASING
CLAMP
In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner
fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine
giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY
TEST -
STOP SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
SETTING -
•
Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle
control cable is adjusted properly (see above).
•
With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 turns.
•
Turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing
finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn.
FIG. 33
STOP
SCREW
SPEED
CONTROL
LEVER
FINAL SETTING •
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
With throttle control lever in fast (,_) position, turn main
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins
to die then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between
those two positions.
•
SPEED CONTROL
LEVER
FIG. 34
Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow
(._)
position, engine should idle at 1400 RPM. If
engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
•
Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in
slow (-a_) position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in
(clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle
to a point midway between those two positions.
•
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING
_-_
_-__//ATJUSTING
sc. w
27
FIG. 35
/IDLEFUEL
STORAGE
ENGINE
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.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
FROM
FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED
GASOHOL
OR USING ETHANOL
OR
METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT
MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION
OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC
GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
•
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEAN ING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
•
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
Fully charge the battery for storage.
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
•
•
Drain the fuel tank.
•
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 of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
BATTERY
•
•
CYLINDERS
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'q-o
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
Remove spark plug(s).
•
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
•
Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
•
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
•
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
•
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt.
•
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
28
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
POINTS
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
properly.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
9.
10.
See 'q-o START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring_
Contact an authorized service center!department,
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an authorized service center!department.
Engine will not turn over
1,
2.
3.
4.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2,
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
ChecWreplace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but will not
start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter,
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level!change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Excessive
vibration
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
1.
2.
3,
part(s).
29
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged
parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POINTS
CORRECTION
CAUSE
i
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
1.
Faulty operator-safety
1.
2.
presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections.
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
3.
4.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
3.
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
1.
Remove obstruction.
2.
3.
4.
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
1.
Obstruction
2.
3.
4.
Wor!!damaged
mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
in clutch mechanism.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
10.
11.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10,
11.
Place throttle control in "FAST position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
Switch is "OFF".
1.
Turn switch "ON".
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Blown fuse.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace bulb(s).
ChecWreptace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
3.
4.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
1.
Motion control lever is out of adjustment.
1.
Adjust motion control lever.
Loss of drive
1.
2,
3.
Freewheel control in"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken,
Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing.
1.
2.
3.
Place freewheel control in "engaged" position.
Replace motion drive belt,
Purge transmission.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
1,
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
1,
Tractor "creeps" with
motion control lever in
"neutral"
position
(Fender shift models only)
3O
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
SCHEMATIC
r
I
I
SWITCH
HEADLIGHT
(OFF)
___
HEADLIGHTS
•
©
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
ON
START
M+G
B+L
B+ S+ L
GFC
UnD
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
31
E
_
_
B
D
_
_
A
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
OFF
ON
CIRCUIT
C+G
C+F,B+E,A+D
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ELECTRICAL
4O
42
41
24
19
\
33
/
45
\
-
//
I1
)
25
__
51
...............
i
50
9
29
12
55
7
28
32
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
49
50
51
52
55
70
146140
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
7697J
7603J
109596X
145211
145209
145769
STD551125
73350400
136850
4152J
4799J
146148
108824X
145491
121305X
144921
140400
141226
140403
110712X
108236X
STD601005
109553X
149170
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
122822X
11151000
146283
140405
141940
17490508
140427
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Tube, Plastic
Tray, Battery
Clamp, Hose
Bolt
Holddown Battery Dash Mount
Nut, Push Nylon 1/4
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket W/4152J
Bulb, Light
Cable Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Cable, Ground
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ignition
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignition Switch
Key, Ignition
Switch, Light
Bracket, Switch
Screw
Switch, Interlock
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Nut, Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp.
Washer Lock Internal Tooth 5/8
Switch PTO 3 PDT Red Delta
Ring Retainer PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Harness Engine
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
AND ENCLOSURES
30
119
87
36
29
17
i
0 _
36
26
25
47
26
28
120
121
122 ...._
31
44
100
9O
125
71
66
115
117
114
123
73
6 3
3
3
86
114
26
33
10
3
13----.
26
3
34
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
145501
140356
17490612
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
145206
145351
126471X
145203
72140608
145218
145217
17490608
17
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
36
38
39
44
47
50
59
64
66
71
73
86
87
90
100
114
115
117
119
120
121
122
123
136673X558
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
136373X428
136374
140002X558
137113
145244X558
145243X558
STD533707
108067X
139886
139887
140675
105531X
137304
110436X
150272
143485X014
73640400
17580408
136670X558
136671X558
STD551025
105037X
145349
121794X
144283
19092016
137270
137269
137271
136814
124
136813
125 74180412
- - 8022J
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Type TT
Saddle
Heat Shield
Clip Insulator
Dash, Plastic
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Type TT
Hood Assembly
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grill
Lens, Bar, Clear
Fender
Bracket Assembly, Fender
Footrest, LH
Footrest, RH
Bolt
Nut, Pal
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, LH
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, RH
Fender Strap
Nut, Push, Nylon
Rod, Support Hood
Bushing, Snap, Split
Dash, Lower
Plate, Dash
Nut
Screw Tap Lite 1/4-20 x 1/2
Panel Assembly, RH
Panel Assembly, LH
Washer 17/64
Strip Foam
Bracket, Support, Dash
Cover A ccess Black Square
Washer Serrated Disc 13/32 x 1
Washer 9/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Rivet, Rachet, Male
Washer, Nylon
Rivet, Ratchet, Female
Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot
Hinge, LH
Bracket Assembly, Front Pivot
Hinge, RH
Screw, Machine 1/4-20 x 3/4
Plug, Dash BIk 500 Dia E. Lift
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVE
TRACTOR
.. MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
33
23
26
47
0
i
98
i
%
30
61
53
26
100
91
16
84100
77
24
22
55
106
105
100
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
8
9
10
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
PART
NO.
150071
142431
143995
141002
137140
76020416
74490544
73800500
126197X
74780616
73800600
71170768
130564
145627
137141
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
74760512
STD533107
149001
120183X
19211616
1572H
123674X
74760644
4470J
109070X
19131312
19111012
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
74760624
STD 541437
73680500
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
53
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
65
68
69
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
86
87
88
89
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
100
102
103
104
105
106
Transaxle Assembly
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Shift Hydro LT
Clutch Elect
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Bolt, Hex Ftghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 Ga. 5
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Bracket Asm. Mtg CL
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper Belt Lh
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18 x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 12 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric
105710X
105709X
74760620
140294
140312
121218X
17490612
8883R
--4464-e6-STD551143
105730X
142432
140158
140157
121199X
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
140154
123782X
19171216
140548
71208
19212016
12000008
139989
74780536
74780524
142564
140462
144643
4497H
140469
73510600
19111216
141322
73940800
140156
71070516
74780520
NOTE:
37
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty. T-I
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
_q c__r_'_
Washer Lock Hvy HLCL Spr. 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw
Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20" Tires
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires
Bushing Rod Strig. 629/632 ID
Washer 21/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #5304-62
Console, Shift
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7"
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750.18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Bellville .501D x 1.50D
Nut, Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Uric x 1-1/4
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm.
give in U.S. inches.
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ASSEMBLY
b - ";"-----_ 3e
!
- --2__-CCC - ' /
_
......
_ ....
/
""-"---1
!
b!-,
'i
,_-_--_ 42
62
/
47
46
17
8
27_\
16
i
11
12
33
10
S
34
35
38
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
121472X
142033
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
73901000
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
29
132624
128758
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71100400
127501
109816X
124036X
136874
17490612
32
33
34
35
37
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
47
62
130467
STD551031
STD551137
73810500
17541008
145207
126805X
100712K
STD541350
100711L
140216
121749X
121232X
6855M
149682
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly, Front
Spindle Assembly, LH
Spindle Assembly, RH
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex 5/8-11 UNCx3-1/2
Locknut, Hex, Jam, w/Washer
Insert 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle, Large 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Washer
Screw, Cap Sckt Hd Phos & Oil
Shaft Assembly, Pittman
Nyliner, Snap-In
Bracket, Steering
Gear, Sector
Screw, Thd., Roll.
3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT
Tie Rod
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Lock Hvy HLCL Spr. 5/16
Locknut 5/16-24 UNF
Screw SLFTP #10-24 x 1/2 TT-B
Bushing, Steering
Insert, Cap, Steering Wheel
Washer .53 x 2.25 x .160
Nut
Adapter, Steering Wheel
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease131672
Kit, Steering Assembly
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
ENGINE
14
10
13
81
I
17
17
6
5
32
31
34
37
39
40
41
33
23
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
1
40
24
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,252714
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
132755
17720410
3
141948
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
149723
136215
136216
138129
145552
STD551131
74570512
........
14 13280336
15 13200300
16 11050600
17 17490624
23 128953
24 STD601005
25 138672
26 STD551237
29
137180
31 141069
32 123549X
33 123487X
34 106082X
37 8543R
38 .......
39
40
41
81
86
109227X
3645J
139277
128861
150176
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, Kohler, Model No. MV18S,
Type No. PS58560
Muffler, Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Tube Manifold LH Kohler MV18
Tube Manifold RH Kohler MV18
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Shield Heat
Washer Lock Hvy. Hlcl. Spr. 5/16
Screw Hex SKT 5/16 UNC x 3/4
Gasket (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
Nipple, Pipe
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-12 TT
Shield, Heat
Screw
Control Choke
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 UNF
Arrester, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Spacer, Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Spacer Pad
Bushing
Stem, Fuel Tank
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 w/Sems
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
28__
4
28
10
6
i
/
/,
/
/j
I
/
"4"
21
J
_j
J
/
I j
25
J
f'"I
_4-.I
/
""
'
/
1.1.-
17
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
14
15
140123
140551
145006
STD541437
124181X
140552
120068X
121246X
121248X
72050411
134300
/'
.
,
i
12
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Clip Push-In, Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Pan, Seat
Knob, Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap, Nylon
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
Spacer, Split
16
18
17
21
22
24
25
27
28
PART
NO.
121250X
124238X
123976X
139888
STD541431
19171912
127018X
17490608
150176
NOTE:
42
DESCRIPTION
Spring
Cap, Spring, Seat
Nut, Flangelock 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bolt 5/16-18 UNC X 3/4 w/Sems
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECALS
22 18
6
13
16
3 16 7 8
7
4
1;
10
/
19
15
11
2O
17
14
23
24
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
PART
NO.
138955
149516
146705
146706
146708
133644
142243
138048
146709
137537
4900J
150333
147138
146046
149918
147137
WHEELS
25
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal,
Decal.
Decal.
Decal.
Decal.
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Operating
Instruction
Battery Dngr/Psn Acme Eng
Hood, Craftsman, RH
Hood, Craftsman, LH
Grille
Maintenance
Side Panel
Side Panel
Fender, Craftsman
Caution
Clutch/Brake
Cap Cnsmr Help Line
Chassis 42"
V-Belt Schematic
Fender Auto Trans Srs Gold
Ins. Hood
& TIRES
4,10
11
PART
NO.
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
---------
133179
146710
138047
52-113-50
140837
142336
106202X
136832
147142
138311
142341
137318
137319
145245
145247
152088
152089
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
104757X
144334
NOTE:
43
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Insert Strg
Decal, Battery
Decal, Engine Craftsman Koh MV18
Decal Brake Parking Saddle
Decal, Sdt Cold Start Hydro Eng.
Reflector, Taillight
Decal V-Belt SHC
Decal Deck 3 in 1
Decal, Handle Lift Height Adj.
Decal, Drawbar Cntrl Mvt. Hyd Lt
Decal, Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears
Decal, Refl HL YT/GT 1-pc Sears
Pad Ftrest
Fastener Pop-In Footrest
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
Manual, Owners (Span)
DESCRIPTION
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Assembly, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim Assembly, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
LIFT
28
27
26
24
23
7
35
8
41
22
5
21
37
30
38
3
\
4
6
6
5
4
12
13
19
20
13 .-...-........-_
15
__
1617 18 2'_
15
3:1
32
44
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
LIFT
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
35
36
37
38
40
41
PART
NO.
136971
136968
138284
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
122512X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
3146R
19151216
12000037
110807X
19131016
137150
76020308
137167
73350600
138057
110810X
140302
73540600
120529X
123933X505
123935X
17490512
19112410
123934X
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm., Inner w/plunger
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32XlX21Ga
Bearing Nylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Spring Cprsn
Link Lift Lh Fixed Length
Link Lift Rh Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Spring Retainer
Washer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip _T5304-37
Nl't Special
Washer 13/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
Spring
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod Adjust Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Infinite 3/8-16 Unc Black
Trunnion Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit
Bearing Pvt. Lift Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Washer, Nylon .44 x .75 x .032
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Scr-Hx Wash Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Gauge
Scale, Height Indicator
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECK
68
103
105
102
32
31
106
35
*_"'- 104
105 _ j_
106"
17
\
21
24
113 111
_\
\.114
_j116
22
!
25
\
26
2
118 _
125
4
6
19_
113
46
_116
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252714
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138017
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
128774
110485X
140329
72110618
72140505
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
138776
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
129963
129861
137266
72110622
133835
131494
STD551037
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Asm Ft. Sway Bar
Bracket Asm Deck 42" Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching, 42" Mower Deck
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt RDHD SWNK 3/8-16x2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol. Hex Head Zinc
Mower
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
38
40
44
46
54
55
56
59
61
68
83
84
85
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
125
---
PART
NO.
132823
STD541437
140088
137729
133943
140084
122052X
141043
131950
144200
120958X
144394
72140618
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
140353
132262
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
76020816
130794
145452
DESCRIPTION
Spacer Spring Step Idler
Nut
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Screw Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard Tuv Idler
Spring Ext. Electric CL
V-Belt, 42" Mower
Washer Sintered
Keeper, Belt Idler Fixed
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Ty.T
Nut, Keps 5/16 - 18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge, Donut
Nut, Locking 3/8 - 16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel
Pin Cotter 1/4 x 1 Plated
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 33))
Mower Deck, Complete (Std Deck order mulching and gauge wheel
components separately - key nos.
101 thru 106 and 111 thru 121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
58
34
28
59
26
23
I
19
30
14
4
5
3
24
36
11
113 _
48
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.252714
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
142938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
150774
142948
142949
142950
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Lower
Assembly, Upper Housing
Seal, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Ball
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
Swashplate, Variable
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Arm, Trunnion
Seal, Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Actuator, Bypass
Center Section Assembly Kit
Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
Oil Filter Element
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm, Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut, Hex 5/16-24 UNJC
Brake RotodStator Kit
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
142917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
Differential Assembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.38
Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stud 5/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Fitting, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
AIR INTAKE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
J
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
BAFFLES AND SHROUD
f
1
I
917.252714
PS58560
I
/
8
7
4
_5
%
/
Oq5
6
/
4
2
3
9
BREATHER
AND VENT
I
_11
_12
18
114
15
10
16
4
50
REPAIR
PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
AIR INTAKE
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
7
8
9
DESCRIPTION
X-276-7
52 755 83
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
52 096
52 123
231032
52 082
45 083
45 083
237423
X-67-98
35
21
11
12
13
14
15
52 201 06
277093
52 054 39
X-25-79
X-50-37
16
X-50-57
17
X-22-9
18
25 041 06
04
01
02
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
52 063 41
52 313 05
52 063 42
X-67-83
5
52 755 70
6
52 217 01
Baffle, #2 Cylinder Head
Grommet (2)
Baffle, Fuel Pump
Screw, Hex Washer Head
t/4-20 x 7/16 (14)
Kit, Blower Housing
(Includes Key Numbers 6 thru 8)
Support, Upper Housing
PS58560
52 468 16
52 086 11
52 124 23
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 52 113 46
Wing Nut 1/4-20
Kit, Cover and Tube
(Includes Key Numbers 3 and 4)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Tube, Air Intake
Seal, Element Cover
Cover, Air Cleaner Element
Pre-Cleaner
Element
Seal, Air Cleaner Cover
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#10-32 x 9/16 (4)
Base, Air Cleaner
Gasket, Air Cleaner (2)
Elbow, Air Intake
Washer, Plain #10
Screw, Slotted Pan Head
#10-32 x 2-1/4
Screw, Slotted Pan Head
#10-32 x 1-3/4 (2)
Washer, Lock, Internal Tooth
#10 (2)
Gasket, Air Cleaner Elbow
BREATHER
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Washer, Flat (2)
Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (6)
Baffle, #1 Cylinder Head
Decal, Horsepower
51
(3)
& VENT
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
X-81-1
X-25-12
52 096 18
52 055 01
X-352-39
Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2)
Washer, Plain 1/4 (2)
Cover, #2 Cylinder Valve
Gasket, Cover (3)
Stud, #2 Cylinder Valve Cover
1/4-20 x 2-1/4
Hose, Breather
Cover, #1 Upper Cylinder Valve
Seal, Breather
Valve, Umbrella
Cover, #1 Lower Cylinder Valve
Stud, #1 Cylinder Valve Cover
1/4-20 x 3-1/4
52 326
52 096
52 032
52 462
52 096
275220
12
08
04
01
22
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- 25 113 15
Decal, Air Cleaner
-5211330
Decal
BAFFLES & SHROUD
KEY
NO.
917.252714
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
917.252714
PS58560
CRANKCASE, , I
4
19--
14
13
3
]
\
12
9
CARBURETOR
[
9
10
/
19
%
7
8
13
J
--34
6
@_
_---
"
5
12
/
16
52
35
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
X-82-2
52 468 12
82 755 16
4
5
6
7
8
52
52
52
52
52
9
10
11
12
016 05
031 01
316 06
755 50
07212
13
25 086 12
X-269-43
52 078 05
52 030 10
52 030 11
52 030 12
25 086 10
14
25 086 13
15
16
17
52 141 02
52 139 08
25 086 11
18
19
52 032 10
82 755 17
20
-- -
917.252714
Nut, Hex 5/16-18 (12)
Washer, Flat 5/16 (12)
Kit, #1 Cylinder Barrel
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6)
Valve, Exhaust
Insert, Valve Seat (2)
Guide, Valve (2)
Kit, Oil Relief
Step Stud 5/16-18x3/4,
3/8-16 x 5/8, 2" Long (12)
Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 2 (2)
Ring, Retaining
Shaft, Governor
Bearing, Sleeve, Standard (2)
Bearing, Sleeve .010" (2)
Bearing, Sleeve .020" (2)
Screw, Hex Flange
5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (3)
Screw, Hex Flange
3/8-16 x 3-5/8 (2)
O-Ring
Plug
Screw, Hex Flange
5/16-18 x 3-1/2 (8)
Seal, Oil, Front
Kit, #2 Cylinder Barrel
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6)
Crankcase (Service with Short Block,
Part Number 82 522 30)
PS58560
15
16
17
18
25 041 06
X-77-2
232867
×-67-62
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
25 086
25 146
52 144
25 368
25 089
25 086
25 089
25 368
25 089
52 090
25 089
25 194
25 146
25 041
25 757
25 104
25 041
25 100
27
03
24
01
02
26
04
03
02
13
03
01
02
04
09
01
03
05
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 25 757 11
-25 757 23
NOTE:
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Nut 5/16 (2)
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Hex Washer Head
1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, Throttle and Choke Plate (4)
Plate, Choke
Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal
Needle, Idle Fuel Adjust
Spring, Idle, Fuel
Screw, Idle Speed Adjust
Spring, Idle Speed
Needle, Main Fuel
Spring, Main Fuel
Lever, Choke
Spring, Choke, Friction
Ball, Choke, Friction
Plate, Throttle
Gasket, Bowl
Kit, Float
Bowl, Fuel
Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw
Screw, Bowl Retainer
Kit, Carburetor Repair
Kit, Bowl Baffle
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
CARBURETOR
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
52 041 09
52 755 91
3
4
5
6
52 164 15
X-21-1
X-6-29
X-75-23
7
8
235778
X-67-97
Gasket, Intake (2)
Kit, Manifold
(Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 8)
Manifold, Intake
Washer, Lock 5/16 (4)
Screw, Hex Cap 5/16-18 x 2 (4)
Plug, Hex, Countersunk
1/8 N.P.T.F.
Clamp, Cable (2)
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#10-24 x 3/8 (2)
Stud 5/16-18 x 1 (2)
Baffle, Carburetor
Connector, Hose
Kit, Carburetor with Gasket (Includes
Key Numbers 12 thru 14)
Gasket, Carburetor (2)
Carburetor Assembly (Information Only
- Not Available Separately) (Includes
Key Numbers 18 thru 35)
9
10
11
12
41
52
25
52
072
063
155
853
19
40
02
25
13
14
271030
52 053 54
RPM Settings:
53
Low Speed 1500 - 2000
High Speed 3200 - 3400
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
i
- MODEL
i
CRANKSHAFT
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.252714
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
PS58560
i
DIPSTICK
i
i
J
I
o-,,
CYLINDER
HEAD
EXHAUST
I
I
f
S
_6
7
\
i
ELECTRIC STARTE R,I
8
@
Q
jl
1
|
_e
9
--6
54
4
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
MV18, TYPE NUMBER
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
52
52
52
52
3
4
DESCRIPTION
NOTE:
014
468
468
468
93
03
04
05
Crankshaft
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
.119/.122 (A.R.)
.128/. 131
.137/.140 (A.R.)
DIPSTICK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
52 038 14
2
3
4
5
6
7
X-25-44
52 032 14
41 153 01
52 126 11
52 123 20
47 139 01
Dipstick Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3)
Washer, Plain 5/16
Seal, Rubber
O-Ring
Bracket, Oil Tube Support
Tube, Oil Fill 11-7/8
Plug, Hex, Countersunk
3/4 N.P.T.F.
CYLINDER
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
DESCRIPTION
52 041 20
52 015 08
220534
41 086 02
Gasket, Head (2)
,alinderHead (2)
sher, Plain 5/16 (18)
Screw, Hex Head
5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (18)
ELECTRIC
KEY
NO.
HEAD
PART
NO.
STARTER
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
52 098 12
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
X-20-1
X-81-1
82 755
52 081
52 170
52 211
52 227
82 755
Starter Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 9)
Washer, Lock 1/4 (2)
Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2)
Kit, Drive
Cap, Drive End
Armature
Bolt, Thru (2)
Cap, Commutator End
Kit, Brush
26
07
05
01
10
28
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- 25 450 03
Tag, Caution
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
5212612
X-25-72
Bracket
Washer, Plain (3)
917.252714
55
52 086 11
52 041 14
PS58560
Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (3)
Gasket, Exhaust (2)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
SERVICE NOTES
i
ii
i
i
i
56
i
i
ii
i
i
i
SERVICE NOTES
57
SERVICE NOTES
58
o
.e;
/
#.
o
0
o.j
Z..j
/
/
/
I
,,,o
an-
I
O:O
0
..JI>-<
II
zo
I.i..
t.I)
ILl
0.
OZ
0
_.!
or)
/o
t_
m
I--
t_
U)
0
/
I.i.
/
LL!
a
/
)m
/
LLI
/
U)
LLI
//
/
Or)
59
0
®
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.252714
18 HP TWIN CYLINDER
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC (HYDROSTATIC)
DRIVE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number.
Each engine has
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-
TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.252714
FOR REPLACEMENT
PARTS
INFORMATION
AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
• ENGINE MODEL NO. - MV18S-58560
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians..,
professional
technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell.
1-800-659-5917
152088
10.11.95
KFSW
Printed in U.S.A.