Sears EZ3 917.258542 Product specifications

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MODEL NUMBER 917.258542
OWNER'SMANUAL
o Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustments
®Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read
and follow
all safety
rules and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT:
THiS CUTTING MACHINE iS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING
HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT iN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
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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 clearof 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 Nways turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.,
Turn off blades when not mowing
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.,
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways,
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck.
SLOPE
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children,
Children are often attracted to the
machine
and the mowing activity
Never assume
that
children will remain where you last saw them°
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children
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Never carry children
They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation
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Never allow children to operate the machine
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Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs.
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision
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OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or deal h..
Ali slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it,,
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Mow up and down slopes, not across,
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps, Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
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Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine
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Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction,
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT,
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Donor turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or emb&nkments The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in
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Do not mow on wet grass Reduced traction could cause
sliding
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Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground
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Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes
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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, Ieaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel spillage
Allow machine to cooI 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 lhe blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them
Check brake operation frequently
Adjust and service as
required,
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Look for this symbol
to point out !mpedant
safety precautions,
it means
CAUTION!!!
BECOMEALERT!t!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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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°
A 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.
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor, it has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.,
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/DepartmenL
We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair
this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions wil!
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.,
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES",
VlODEL
NUMBER
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
15.0
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1 25 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 10W30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
W/O FILTER:
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .040")
CHAMPION
VALVE CLEARANCE:
NOT ADJUSTABLE
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
REVERSE:
917,258542
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATEOFPURCHASE
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERSWILLBE
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT°
FOUND
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE°
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
ucto Contact your nearest Sears
CUSTOMER
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is available on this prodstore for details.
Read and observe the safety rules.
Fo!low 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
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3.5
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TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN, CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT LBS
30
240
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WARNING:
This tractor is equipped with an internal
combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-cov*
ered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws,. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
RESPONSIBILITIES
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4.0 PINTS
3.5 PINTS
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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to
the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:.
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
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Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
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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.
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Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes,
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
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
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 15-19
WARRANTY ..................................................................
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................
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ASSEMBLY ................................................................
7-9
OPERATION ...........................................................
10-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ......................................
15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 20-25
STORAGE ...................................................................
26
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................
27-28
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 30-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE .................................... 48-53
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .................. BACK PAGE
INDEX
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Accessories
Adjustments:
Brake ............................................. 22
Carburetor .................................... 25
Mower:
Front-To-Back .............................21
Side-To-Side ...............................21
Throttle Control Cable .......................
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Air Filter, Engine ................................... 18
Air Screen, Engine ................................ t8
Assembly .............................................. 7-9
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Battery:
Charging ........................................... 7
Cleaning
16
Starting with Weak Battery .......... 23
Storage
26
Terminals ..............................................
16
Belts:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
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22
Mower Blade Drive
Removal/Replacement
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22
Blade:
Sharpening .......................................16
Replacement ..........................................
16
Brake Adjustment .............................
22
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Carburetor Adjustment
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Controls, Tractor ................................ 11
Customer Responsibilities ............. 15-19
Engine:
Air Filter ..............................................
18
Engine:
Air Filter .......................................... 18
Air Screen ...................................... 18
Cooling Fins, Engine
18
Oil Change .................................. 17
Oit Level ........................................t3,17
Oil Type ..................................................
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Preparation ..................................... 13
Repair Parts .............................. 48-53
Starting ...............................................14
Storage .............................................26
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Filters:
Air .................................................
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Fuel ................................................ 19
Fuel:
Type .............................................. 13
Storage ........................................... 26
Fuse
24
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Gauge Wheels ......................................... 8
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Hood Removal/Installation ................. 24
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Leveling Mower Deck ......................... 21
Lubrication Chart .......................................
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Maintenance Schedule ....................... 15
Mower:
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Air Screen, Engine ....................18
Battery ..................................................
17
Cooling Fins, Engine ............... 18
Engine Oil .................................. 17
Fuel Filter
19
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Spark Plugs
18
Tractor:
Blades
16
Lubrication Chart ..................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ........... 15
Tire Care ........................ 9,16,23
Cutting Height, Mower ........................ 12
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Electrical:
interlocks and Relays ................... 24
Schematic
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Wiring Diagram .............................. 30
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Adjustment, Front-to-Back .............21
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ...............21
Blade Sharpening ....................... 16
Blade Replacement ...................... 16
Cutting Height .............................. 12
Installation ...................................... 20
Operation .................................... 13
Removal ...................................... 20
Mowing Tips ......................................... 14
Muffler .................................................. 18
Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40
Mulcher Plate ........................................... 9
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Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ........ 14,17
Engine .........................................
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Storage ....................................... 26
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Operation ........................................ 10-14
Operating Mower ...........................
13
Options:
Accessories ........................
5
Spark Arrester ..................
3,40
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Parking Brake ................................. 11-12
Parts Bag ..............................
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Parts, Replacement/Repair
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Product Specifications ........................... 3
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Repair Parts ............................
30-47
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Safety Rules .......................................
2
Seat ..............................................
8
Service and Adjustments ...........
20-25
Brake
22
Carburetor .................................... 25
Fuse .............................................. 24
Hood Removal/Installation
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24
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
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Mower Blade Drive Belt
Remova!/Replacement
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Mower Adjustment:
Front4o-Back
21
Side-to-Side .....................
21
Mower installation ........................ 20
Mower Removal ....................
20
Tire Care ..................
9,16,23
Slope Guide Sheet ...................
55
Spark Plugs .................................
18
Specifications ...........................
3
Starting the Engine .....................
13-14
Steering Wheet ..............................
7,23
Stopping the Tractor .................................
12
Storage .......................................
26
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Throttle Control Cable Adjustment
25
Tires .......................................
9,16,23
Trouble Shooting Chart ................
27-28
Transaxle Repair Parts ...........
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46-47
Warranty .............................................
Wiring Diagram ..............................
Wiring Schematic .............................
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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.
MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
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PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.. Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
you_ This list was current at the time of publication; however, it may change in future years - more atlachments may be added, changes
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the
accessories and attachments
that are available for your tractor°
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching_
de not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOW BLADE for snow removat only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42-inch path when angled left or right. Raises, lowers
with side Iever 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 handtes
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-vott source
_ncludes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying Wand
has adjustable spray I:_attern 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.
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn Ta_
pered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture hotes 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, heater looking lawn. Two Perrnanex containers hold
30-gal!on plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage..
CARTS make hauling easy
Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panei kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soi! to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath
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hardened steet coring tips 150 Ib.. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck toreduce
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 mowerdecksnot so
equipped_
MULCH RAKE/DETHATOHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn su[face for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. 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
manuat_
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-voft amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VAGS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHtPPER includes a chipper-shredder
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications
Uses (1) 55 Ib. weighL
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or2 x 10 lumber.
ROLLER for smoother fawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameterwater-tight drum holds up to 390 lbs. of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
deans drum.
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Parts Bag contents
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(t) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x I
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Seat
Steering
Wheel
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(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher
3/8
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(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
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Video
Cassette
(1) kocknut 5/16-18
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Mulcher
Plate
Steering
Boot
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(1) Hex Bolt
t/2-13 x I
(t) Shoulder Bolt
5/16418
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Manual
(1) Lock Washer
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Parts Bag
1/2
Parts bag contents
not shown
full size
x(2)7/8
x 14 Gauge
Washers
3/8
(2) Shoulder
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
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Bolts
(2) Gauge
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(2) CenterWheels
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lock Nuts
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#10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers
#10
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Steering
Wheel
(2) Weld Nuts #10 _
_(2)Washers
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3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
) Latch Hook
Assembtys
Insert
Extension
Shaft
(2) Washers_
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9/32 x 5(8 x 16 Gauge ..... (2) Lock Washers
teering
(2) Keys
1/4
Slope Sheet
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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 al! 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.
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(1) 3/4" Socket w/drive rachet
(2) 7/16" wrenches
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
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(2) 1/2" wrenches
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 9/16" wrench
Utility knife
When right or ieft hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel),
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
UNPACK
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WHEEL INSERT
LARGE FLAT
WASHER
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STEERING
WHEEL
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STEERING
FROM CARTON
CARTON
BOOT
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 loose parts or cartons and
remove_
ADAPTER
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5/16 HEX BOLT
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
ATTACH
STEERING
WHEEL
(See Fig, 1)
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
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Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft° Align
mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and
instalI 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELY TO
18-22 FT_ LBS TORQUE°
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Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
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Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
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Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension.
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Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(fett to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.
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Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex
bolt and tighten securely°
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Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
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Remove protective materials from tractor hood and
grill.
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID,
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to
its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Roll tractor backwards off skid,
FIG. 1
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECT
BATTERY
CAUTION:
(See Figs. 2 and 3)
Do not short battery termi-
object to contact both terminals at the
sametime.
Before
connecting
battery,
nals by allowing
a wrench
or any
other
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
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Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor
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Remove cardboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised position,
Open battery box door and remove protective plastic,
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 cabte to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, flat washer, fock washer and hex nut as
shown, Tighten securely,
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer
and hex nut. Tighten securely.
Close battery box door.
inspectionfor secureconnections
(to tightenhardo
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SEAT
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Inspection for corrosion.
Testing battery°
,Jumping (if required).
Periodic charging.
SEAT PAN
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTEC_VE
CAPS
NUT
HEX
U
LOCK
WASHER
FLAT
MASHER
ADJUS_TME
LOCK WASHER
BOLT
FIG. 4
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
HEX
BOLT
POSITIVE
(RED) CABLE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance_
NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
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Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
CHECK
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveledo See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual
SEAT
PAN
CHECK
BELTS
CHECK
SEAT (See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment boft,
.
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan°
.
PROPER
POSITION
OF ALL
ASSEMBLE
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat,
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
ailows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down,
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Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
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Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely,.
GAUGE
WHEELS
TO
MOWER
DECK (See Fig. 5)
Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder boil
Assemble adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
loosely. Do not tighten°
Tighten shoulder bolt securely.,
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BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted. See ''TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual°
FIG. 3
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FOR
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.
BOX DOOR
INSTALL
DECK LEVELNESS
8
The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck in
proper position when operating mower. Be sure they are
propedy adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance
o Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level
surface.
= Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See ''TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
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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-t6 locknut and
tighten securely
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Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hoie_
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DISCHARGING
GAUGE WHEEL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
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TO BAGGING
OR
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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: It is not necessary to change blades° The mulcher
blades are designed for discharging and bagging afso
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
3/8-16
I.OCKNUT
3/8"
WASHER
GAUGEWHEEL'_
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SHOULDERBOLT
(_j,_.
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FIG. 5
INSTALL MULCHER
(See Figs. 6 & 7)
PLATE
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Instalt two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown_
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
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LATCH
HOOKS
FIG. 7
Tighten hardware secureiy_
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position..
Ptace front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
open{rig and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck..
Hook rear fatch into hole on back of mower deck.
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BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WEWISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BESTPERFORMANCEAND
SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
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guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
operation.
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HOOK POINTS DOWN
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All assembly instructions have been completed
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No remaining loose parts in carton_
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All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
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Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results.. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling)..
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Check mowerand drive belts, Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers
v"
Check wiring, See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
LOCK
WASHER
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SCREW
LATCH
LOCK
WASHER
WASHER
LATCH
HOOK
WHILELEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
WELD
NUT
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Engine oil is at proper level..
Fue! tank is filied with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
v" Become familiar with ale controls - their location and
function.. Operate them before you start the engine
€" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition
WASHER
MULCHER
PLATE
FIG. 6
(Minimum
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely
WELD NUT FROM THE TOP
NUT
CHECKLIST
v" Batteryis properly prepared and charged.
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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
UNLOCKED
L
R
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HYDROSTATIC
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
IGNITION
FREE WHEEL
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READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractorto familiarize yourself withthe locations of various controfs and adjustments.
this manual for future reference,
LIGHT
SWITCH
POSITION
IGNITION
SWITCH
AMMETER
Save
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
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CLUTCH/
BRAKE
PEDAL
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
PARKING
BRAKE
GEAR SHIFT
LEVER
FIG, 8
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards institute,
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor,
LIGHT SWITCH:
GEAR SHIFT LEVER -Sefects the speed and direction of
the tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
Turns the headlights on and off°
THROTTLE/CHOKE
speed.
CONTROL:
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used fordeclutching
ing the tractor and starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.,
Used to control engine
Locks clutch/brake
and brak _
IGNITION SWITCH:
engine°
Used for starting and stepping the
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
cutting height°
pedal into the
AMMETER:
(411
KNOB: Used to adjust the mower
Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging
OPERATION
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your
tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
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,,
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
(See Fig. 9)
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 witl shut off the engine.
.
Depress clutch!brake
and hold.
.
Place parking brake fever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal Pedalshould
remain in "BRAKE" position., Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
pedal into full "BRAKE" position
TO USE THROTTLE
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Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate
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Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
"DISENGAGED"
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
"BRAKE"
POSITION
GEARSHIFT
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
po-
GROUND DRIVE -
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Move gearshift lever to desired
and
position.
CUTTING
HEIGHT
lever to neutral (N) position.
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow (,_)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
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Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
°
Never usa choke to stop engine_
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Turn knob clockwise ((_)
to raise cutting height,
°
Turn knob counterclockwise
height.
(_e'-_'_)to lower cutting
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4" The
heights are measured from the ground to the btade 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.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position,,
Move throttle control to stow (_)
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,.
The cutting height iscontrolled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction_
(See Fig. 9)
.
Move gearshift
ENGINE -
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TO ADJUST MOWER
(See Fig. 9)
MOWER BLADES -
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is controlled by the
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS+ FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE
FIG, 9
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AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
gearshift lever,.
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
STOPPING
(See Fig, 9)
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TO MOVE FORWARD
(See Fig. 9)
CLUTOH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
POSITION
CONTROL
AEways operate engine at full throttle,
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTLFJCHOKE
CONTROL
pletely, as described above, before leavCAUTION:
ing
the operator's
Always position;
stop tractor
to empty
comgrass catcher, etco
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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,
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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
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TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See Fig. 10)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens_
ing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged
will shut off the engine.
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Select desired height of cut,
Lower mower with attachment lift control.
.
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control
°
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control
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To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal,.
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Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
clutch
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Raise attachment
ment lift control,.
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When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N) position.
•
Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH,
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood isclosed and
secured to tractor Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.)..
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CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
BEFORE
CHECK
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
LEVER "DISENGAGED"
POSITION
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
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ENGINE
THE
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 17)
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, a_ready filfed with summer weight oil.
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Check engine oil with tractor on level ground
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Unthread and remove oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe oit off.
Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fil! cap on
the tuber Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove
and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL"
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfiIL
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For cold weather operation you should change oi! for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)°
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To change engine oit, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual
LOW
POSITION
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HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
STARTING
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lift to highest position with attach-
ADD GASOLINE
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Fil! fuel tank° Use fresh, clean, regular unteaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane° (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING iN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0_C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING.
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 10
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
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Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
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Avoid stopping or changing speed on hill&
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if slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position°
°
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake,.
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Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
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 fuet tank or permanent
damage may occur.
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spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
CAUTION"
to
bettol'_t_
g as
tank
use gasoline Fill near
an open offlame.
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OPERATION
TO START
ENGINE
(See Fig. X)
When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine
has run out of fuef, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
.
Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set parking brake.
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Place gear shift _ever in neutral (N) position.,
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Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Move throttle control to choke (N)
position,,
•
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
•
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to
assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
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When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that wili suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
position.
Note: Before starting, read the warm arid cold starting
procedures below
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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 sec*
onds per minute. If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,_)
dPOSition,wait a few minutes and try again, if engine still
oes not start, move the throttle control back to the
choke (N) position and retry.
WARM WEATHER
STARTING (50 ° F and above)
.
When engine starts, movethe throttle control to the fast
(.t._) position.
.
The attachments and ground drive can now be used if
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above
COLD WEATHER
FIG. 11
MULCHING
When engine starts, allow engine to run with the th rottle
control in the choke ( \ ) position until the engine runs
rough y, then move thrott e control to fast (,f_) post on.
This may require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
°
The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period.
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NOTE: tf at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See"TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual
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MOWUNG TiPS
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TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH, CLEAN AFTER EACH USE°
STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)
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MOWING
•
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual,,
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming,
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.
•
The special mulching blade wilt recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed_ Also, the mulched grass witl
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
blade&
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
For best resufts, 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 mulcl_ing,
reduce your width of cut and mow slowly.
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
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.
MAX 1/3
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge a,_ay from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etco After one ortwo rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 11 ).
If grass is extremely tail, 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 heightr
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SC.EDULE
FILL,N
DATES
ASYouCOMPL_E
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REGUSERWOE
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Check Brake Operation
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Check Tire Pressure
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Check for Loose Fasteners
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sharpen/Replace
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Che,c,k
BatteryLevel,'Recha,rge
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C{ean Battery and Terminals
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Check Transaxle
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Adjust_ Blade Belt(s) Tensio,n .....
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Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
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Coo!,i,ng, Fins
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Spark Plug
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
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_ Change more often when operating under a heavy ioad or in high ambient temperatures
- Service more otten when opera_Jng in dirty or dusty conditions
- If equipped with e_t tilter, change o_teve_ 50 hours
- Replace b_adee mere often when mewing In sandy soil
GENERAL
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Air Filter ........
Clean Air Screen
Clean Engine
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Engine Oil
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5 - ff equipped with adjustat)_e system
6 - Not required if equipped with matnfenance4ree baltery
7 - Tighfen freer axld pivot bo_f to 35 ft 4be maximum
Do not oveftlghten
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
CHART
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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
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_BEARtNG
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.,
ZERK
BEARING
ZERK
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.,
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Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear° A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer,,
BEFORE
(_) CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
EACH USE
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Check engine oil level.
•
Check brake operation.
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Checktire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
IEARSHIFT
PIVOTS
(_
(_ SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
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GENERAL PURPOSE
®
REFER TO CUSTOMER
GREASE
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OtL OR GREASE
THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WELL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS,
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, Pew15
DERED
GRAPHITE
TYPE
LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY
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TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte-
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced, An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine_
nance,
BRAKE
OPERATION
BLADE
,
(See Fig. 14)
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
If tractor requires more than six (_) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustmerits section of this manual),
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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 baiancero (When u_ing a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplled with bai-
TIRES
•
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Maintain proper air pressure in ati tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual),
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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,
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground,
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position, tf either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The tobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not,,
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Slide blade on to an u nthreaded portion of the steel bolt
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
SlOWleaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
parts dealer_ Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion_
BLADE
CENTERHOLE
CARE
5/8" BOLT
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blade&
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BLADE
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_
BATTERY
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown°
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is surf}cient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
•
Keep battery and terminals clean,,
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 FL Lbs, torque)°
•
Keep battery bolts t}ght,,
•
Keep small vent holes open,
IMPORTANT:
FIG. 14
BLADE BOLT fS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED
NOTE: Wedonot recommendsharpening
do, be sure the blade is balanced,,
BLADE
btade-butifyou
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power,
•
Open battery box door
MANDREL
TRAILING
FLAT WASHER "'_"
o Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
]'O CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
_""__.
°
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
EDGE
!
Assembly section of this manual),
HEX BOLT
LOCK
_.___"_..,.._.
"
°
•A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTtRED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
FIG. 13
16
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
BATTERY"
in the
CUSTOMER
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V-BELTS
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs 15 and 16)
Check V-betts 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.
Determine temperature range expected before oil change
All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH
•
Be sure tractor is on level surface
TRANSAXLE COOLING
•
•
Oil will drain more freely when warm_
Catch oil in a suitable container°
.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick, Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooiingo
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with AFH service
classification SF, SG, or SH, Select the oil's SAE viscosity
grade according to your expected operating temperature°
•
Remove drain plug.
°
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely
•
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill, For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual
=
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.
Insert dipstick intothe tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking
reading° Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick, Tighten
cap onto the tube securely when finished°
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
°F,
-20 _
oC -30_
-20 °
TEMPERATURE
O"
30=
32°
40 _
Oo
-10"
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60 °
'[0°
BEFORE
gO _
1004
20_'
30°
40=
NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 15
KNOB
AIR CLEANER
COVER
. WING NUT
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least
once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year.
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation° Tighten oil fil!
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level,
BASE
PAPER CARTRIDGE
OIL FILL
CAP/DIPSTiCK
AIR
SCREEN
:lAIN
PLUG
FIG. 16
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CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
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Remove knob and cover,
MUFFLER
°
Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
SIide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
-
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Atlow it to dry.
inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
eqt,_ipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage
SPARK
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil,
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge_
NOTE: Do notwashthepapercartridgeorusepressudzed
air, as this wilt damage the cartridge.,
=
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PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
-
•
AREAS
NOTE; Operating the engirie with a blocked gras¢ screen,
dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating,
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
-
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Every 1O0 hours of operation (more often under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions), remove the b{ower housing and
other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins ahd exterhal
surfaces as necessary. MaRe sure the Cooling shrouds ale
reinstalled.
(See Fig. 16)
.
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To insure proper cooling, make sure th_ grass _creen_
cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine _.re
kept clean at ali times.
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter_
Clean the foam pre-cieaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season, Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or evei'y season, whichever Occurs first°
•
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BILITmES
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
(See Fig. 16)
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brusll
or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn drieU gum
fibers°
AIR FILTER
....
Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the
paper cartridge.
Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover and tighten
knob securely.
18
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ENGIHE
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OiL FILTER
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(See Fig. 17)
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 18)
Replace the engine oiI filter every season or every other oil
change if the tractor is used mere than 100 hours in one
year
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season_ If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
o
Drain oit from engine crankcase (See 'q'(.3 CHANGE
ENGINE OIL:' in this section of this manual, through
ste_ remove drain plug).
o
With engine coot, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
o
Remove bil filter and wipe off filter adapter.
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor..
,
Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to the rubber
gasket on replacement oil filter.
o
Be sure _here are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
Install replacement oil filter on filter adapter. Turn oi!
filter clocle,vise until rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 torn.
,
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
CLAMP
Fill crankcase with new oil (See 'q'O CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual). For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on
page 3 of this manual.
o
CLAMP.
Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Correct any
leaks before placing engine into full operation.
FIG. 18
CLEANRNG
o
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etco of all foreign
matter.
,
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
o
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
OIL FILTER
FIG. 17
19
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SERVICE
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ADJUSTMENTS
I
CAUTION:
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BEFORE PERFORMING
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ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
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TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig. 19)
CLUTCH I
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
•
.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position,
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position
•
Roll belt off engine pulley°
o
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch [ever by removing
retainer spring°
,
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
•
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
o
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
spnngs.
°
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor
SUSPENSION
RETAINER
SPRING
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS,
TO INSTALL
1,1,11,1
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MOWER
ANTI-SWAY
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•
Stide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor_
=
.
Lower lift iever to its lowest position,
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(See Fig. 19)
•
BAR
(BOTH SIDES)
FIG. 19
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TO LEVEL MOWER
ADJUSTMENTS
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HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway,, Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower_
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs_ 20 and 2!)
o
Raise mower to its highest position,
•
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground, Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other.
°
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustmen_t on one
side of mower only.
°
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
•
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side,
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8"o
•
Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
BO'FI'OM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 22 and 23)
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.,
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to
1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position°
Check adjustment on right side of tractor,, Measure distance"D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown_
•
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should
be approximately 10-3/8"o
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
o To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns°
°
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
Iinks,
o 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 1/8" to t/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links,
•
Recheck side-to-side adjustment°
%
GROUND
LINE
A
,
MANDREL
'
FIG. 2O
SUSPENSION
ARM
FIG. 22
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
IN LENGTH
NUT
FIG. 21
NUT "E"
NUT "F"
FRONT LINKS
TRUNNION
FIG. 23
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SERVSCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 24}
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED'!
BELT
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_
,
Pu_Ibelt away from mower_
BELT INSTALLATION
JAM NUT
-
-
Install new belt in reverse order of removal.,
=
Make su re belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides,.
Instal] mower in reverse order of removal instructions,,
=
NUT "A"
OPERATING
A_M
FIG. 25
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
(See Fig. 26)
Park the tractor on level surface., Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
MANDREL
PULLEY
BRAKE
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)
o
Remove upper belt keeper,,
,
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
•
Pull belt slack toward rear of tracto[, Remove beet
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
°
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley,
o
Install new belt by reversing above procedure
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPEF_ iS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS
FIG, 24
TO ADJUST
o
(See Fig, 25)
PULLEY
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle,
TABS
IDLER
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
KEEPER
,
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake_
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut"A" on brake rod.
IDLER
If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2"o Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
PULLEY
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above° Readjust if necessary, if stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary° Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
FIG. 26
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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TRANSAXLE
SHIFTER
LINKAGE
JUSTMENT
(See Figs. 27 and 28)
AND
TO REMOVE
AD-
FOR
REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL (See Fig_ 29) -
The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift lever
is in the neutral (N) (lock gate) position, The adjustment is
preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed,
proceed as follows:
•
Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N)_
.
WHEEL
Loosen two locknuts on tie rod.
Turn center rod until gearshift lever falls into neutral
lock gate on fender console°
•
Block up axle securely.
-
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal..
=
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axie groove.
°
Replace axle cover
REAR WHEEL -
Tighten locknuts securely.
.
Block rear axle securely.
=
Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal
-
Repair tire and reassemble.
bolts securely.
Replace and tighten hub
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to
slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local
)arts dealer_ Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
WASHERS
FIG. 27
RETAINING
RING
AXLE
COVER
__CKNUTS
FIG. 29
/
_
CENTER
ROD
TO STARTENGINEWITHAWEAK
See Fig. 30)
BA'I-rERY
CAUTION: Lead-acid bakeries generateexplosivegases.
Keep sparks,flame
and smoking materials away from batteries,
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries,
i
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:
FIG. 28
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR
IS EQUIPPED
WITHA
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,
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (teft to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.,
FRONT
WHEEL
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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.
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/departmento
.
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Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away' from fuel tankand battery.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery..
°
RED cable last from both batteries.
NEGATIVE
POSITIVE TERMINAL
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp aut0motive-type plug'in fuse
fuse holder is located behind the dash
A @i tvlBL',,
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
(See Fig. 31)
1 ERMINAL
•
Raise hood.
•
Unsnap headlight wire connector,
°
Stand in front of tractor_ Grasp hood at sideS, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor.
•
To replace, reverse above procedures.
\
HOOD
HEADLIGI_T
WIRE
CONNECTOR
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE
TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
FIG. 30
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
,
Raise hood.
,
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
o
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hote in the backside of the grilt.
o
Close hood°
INTERLOCKS
FIG. 31
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
-
Check widng.. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual.
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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
from slow (,_) to choke (N) position+ Slowly move
lever from choke (1\{) to fast (,_) position.
•
Check to see if hole in throttle lever and hole in speed
control bracket are aligned°
•
If holes are not aligned, loosen cable clamp screw and
align the holes by inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
Pull throttle cable up to remove slack and tighten cable
clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
CARBURETOR
Move throttle control lever from stow (._)
to fast
position.
If engine hesitates
or dies, turn idie
adjusting needle out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn,
peat test and continue to adjust, if necessary,
engine accelerates
smoothly,
adjusted.
CABLE
CLAMP
SCREW,
SPEED
BRACKET
THROTTLE
LEVER
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS tN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF NEEDLE 1S
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT
FIG. 32
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission.. It is
equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter
cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed
by the cap, Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap+ The
[imitercap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting
needle.
o
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
.
Id!e s#eed settinq - With throttie control lever in slow
(.a_)position,
engine should idle at 1750 RPM. If
engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
•
I.d!_+..f_elneedle settinq - With throttle control lever in
slow (,_,) position, turn idle fuel adjustment 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,.
-
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.
tF 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,
In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner
fueVair mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuellair mixture°
Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle
control cable is adjusted properly (see above).
('#t_)
fuel
Reuntil
Do not adjust
(See Fig, 33)
•
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TEST-
High speed stop is factory
damage may resuiL
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fue!,
temperature, altitude or load_ if the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
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ADJUSTMENTS
ACCELERATION
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
(See Fig. 32)
TO ADJUST
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ENGINE
•
,
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING
SCREW ,,._'----._
•
IDLE FUEL,
ADJUSTING
NEEDLE
FIG. 33
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary+
25
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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.
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FUEL SYSTEM
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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
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
dean, dry area.
,
Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual)_
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual),
-
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened, inspect moving partsfordamage, 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,
=
o
Drain the fuel tank.
o
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty-
-
Never use engine or carburetor cte&ner 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 fodnd 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
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CYLINDERS
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
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.
o
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 {o rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems,
o
If possible, store your tractor indoors arid cover tt to
g_ve protection from dust and dirt.
°
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective covel" that
does not retain moisture, Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
wilt cause your tractor to rust,.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM
26
TROUBLESHOOTING
i
PROBLEM
i
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1
Out of fuel
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded,
Bad spark plug
Dtfty air fi{ter
Dirty fuel filter,
Water in fUet.
Hard to start
Engine will not turn over
Engine clicks but will not
start
,it
POINTS
ii
8
9
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment.
properly
_
Fill fuel tank
2
3
4,
5
6,
7
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section
Wait several minutes before attempting to start
Replace spark plug,,
C|eanireplace air filter
Reptace fuet filter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refilt tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel fitter
Check all wiring
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section
8
9
Engine valves out of adjL;stment
,i,i
10
i,
, ii
,= ,
Contact an authorized
service center/department
i
1
2.
3
4
5
6
7
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug,
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty rue! filter,
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Carburetor out of adjustment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section
8,
Engine valves out of adjustment
8,
Contact an authorized
1
2
3
4
Clutch'brake pedal not depressed
Attachment clutch ls 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)o
!
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.
Check/replace solenoid or starter
Contact _n authorized service center/department
1
2
3.
4
Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wtdng
Faulty solenoid or starter
1,
2,
3
4
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals
Check el{ wiring
Check/replace solenoid or starter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Cutting too much grass/too fast,
Throttle in "CHOKE" position,
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower,
Dirty air filter,
Low of! leveVdirty oil
Faulty spark plug,
Dirty fuel filter
Stale or dirty fuel
Water tn fuel,
!,
2
3
4
5
6
7
8,
9
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed
Adjust throttle control
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air _ter
Check oil leveVchange oil
Clean and regap or change spark plug
Replace fuel ii_ter
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline,
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Connect and fighlen spark plug wire
Clean engine air screen/fins
Clean/replace muffler
Check elf wiring
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section
Contact an authorized service center/department
service canter/department
i ...........
Loss of power
Excessive
iiiii
CORRECTION
2,
3
4
5
6
7
10
ii illllll
,
,,i i
Will not start
ii
i
CAUSE
i
ii
i
10
1t
12
t3
14,
Sparkplug wiretoose,
Dirty engine air screentfins
Dirty/clogged muffier,
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment,
10
11,
12
13
14
t5
Englne valves out of adjustment
15,
,ll
vibration
1
2
Worn, bent or loose blade,
Bent blade mandrel
3
Loose/damaged
1
2
3,
part(s),
27
Reprace blade Tighten blade bolt,
Replace biade mandrel.
Tighten toose part(s), Replace damaged parts
TROUBLESHOOTING
CORRECTION
CAUSE
PROBLEM
POINTS
l
.........
'"","
,,i ......
i 'M"'
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
,
,..............
,
1
Faults' operator-safety presence control system
1
Check wiring, switches and connecLions
if nor
corrected, contact an authorized ssrvt_e center/
department
1
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade,.
Mower deck not level
t
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 msndre{s.
3
4
5
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace blade mandre!
Clean around mandrets to open vent holes
1
Obstruction
1
Remove obstruction
2,
3
4
Worn/damaged mower dr_ve be_t
Frozen idler pulley
Frozen blade mandrel
2
3
4
Replace mower drive belt
Replace ldter pulley
Replace blade mandrel
I"
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
i
, ii iiii......
i ,,
Mower blades
rotate
,
will not
in clutch mechanism
,, I'H
1
2,
3
4
5.
6,
7
8,
9
I0
1t
Poor grass discharge
Engine speed tee slew
Travel speed too fast
Wet grass
Mower deck not level
Low/uneven tire air pressure,
Worn, bent orloose blade
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Mower drive belt worn
Blades improperfy installed
improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, reaves, and trash around mandrels
1
2
3
4
5
6.
7
8
9_
10
11
Place throttle controt in "FAST" position
Shift toslower speed
Allow grass to dry before mowing
Level mower deck
Checktires for proper air pressure
Replace/sharpen blade Tighten blade bolt
Clean underside of mower housing
Reptace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge dbwn.
Replace with blades listed in this mbdual
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
.... i
1
2
3
4..
5o
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
Switch is "OFF"
Bulb(s) burned out
Faulty light switch
Loose or damaged wiring
B!own fuse
1
Turn switch "ON"
2
3
4
5
Reptace bulb(s)
Check/replace light switch
Check wiring and connections
Replace fuse
i
i
Battery
will not charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
i
I
2.,
Bad battery celt(s)
Poor cable connections
1_
2.
Replace battery
Chectdcfean all connections
3.
4
Fautty regulator (if so equipped)
Faulty alternator.
3
4
Replace regulator
Replace affernator.
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine
28
Move throtlle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopl_lng engine
i
ii
TRACTOR
o - r,JIODEL NUMBER
917.258542
SCHE[vIATIC
RED
SLACK
BATTERY
i ....
!
RED
Og,.D
I
,
{
FUSE 30 AMP
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
r
t
1
WHITE
,©',
RED
I
STARTER
BLACK
....
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SOLENOID
t
l
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
WHITE
/.OTOOOUP,ED)
SEA,
SW,TOH
IGNITION
SWITCH
BLACK
(CLUTCH OFF)
]
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
METER
HOUR
SPARK
(OPTTONAL)
BLACK
r
L BLUE
I
',
UNIT
IGNITION
I
_UELI
'_.' LINE II
I
I
TWIN CYL
I
I
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
ENGINES)
_
28 VOLTS AC MIN, @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
CHARGING SYS_M
OUTPUT
3 AMP DO @ 3600 RPM
BLUE
,]
LIGHT{NG
ORANGE
GAP
_-_
PLUG
PLUGS ON
_
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
DIODE
5 AMP AO @ 3600 RPM _,_
_._
I
IGNITION SWITCH
PoSmON
CIRCUIT
OFF
RUNILIGHT
G+M+L,
B+L
RUN
STAR T
_
B+L
B+L+s
"MAKE"
NONE
A + Y
NONE
N ON E
NOTE
14 VOLTS AC
YOUR TRACTOR 1S
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
BROWN
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
W1LL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WiLL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
NON*REMOVABLE
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
CONNECTIONS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
MIN
j
@ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: tF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
29
OFF)
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
ELECTRICAL
21
/
I
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26
1
19
20
25
33
52
29
'
_
28
/
9
7
1
3O
F EPA hPARTS
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
16
i9
20
21
22
24
25
146140
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541Q25
109238X
156417
109596X
153664
STD551125
73350400
147430
4152J
4799J
146147
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
70
108824X
4207J
121305X
140301
12421tX
141226
109310X
156442
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433X
141940
142621
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery,12 Volt 30 Amp
Bo_t, Hex t/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex t/4-20
Tube, Plastic, t/2"
Case, Battery Mech Hinge
Clamp, Hose
Switch, Interlock Push-in
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W16
Wire
Fuse, 30 Amp
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ignition 4 Position
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignition Switch
Key, Molded, Craftsman
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex t/4_20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Nut,Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter, Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Harness, Engine KeN Cmd-L Duaf
Ail component dimensions given in USo inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
31
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
AND ENCLOSURES
29
28
12
58
53
52
55
57
14
11_
37
54
6O
71
3
+
38_
14
3
74
_
3
39
32
IREPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
CHASS1SANDENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
1t
12
!3
14
I7
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
71
74
140
142
143
144
145
146
147
--_
PART
NO.
159527
140356
17490612
19131216
155272
150156X011
STD5337t0
146956
145660
146962
17490608
144983X558
I26938X
19131312
STD54t437
145198X558
145200
151287X558
139976
139886
139887
73800400
19091416
145201
17030814
145202
STD552507
150127
72140606
154798
73680400
73680600
150556
156095
154966
154207
156524
154334
74760412
5479J
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw, Thd., Roll, 3/8-!6 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd., Roll 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut
Grille w/Clips MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest Pnt STLT N Hold 558
Bracket, Fender/Support
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH,
Pivot Bracket Assembly, RH,
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Bracket, Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Head, Spidedock #8 x 7/8
Bracket, Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC x .75
Duct, Air Engine PL/LT
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash, Lower STLT
Nut, Crownlock t/4-20 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket, Chassis Front
Plate, Reinforcement STLT
Backrest, Swaybar Chassis
Bracket, Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw, 5/16-18 UN-2A
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4
Plug, Button
All component dimensions given in U_S,,inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
33
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
DRIVE
. . MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
89
31
88 87 86
81
84
83
116
_82
86
21
87
61
18 113
58
I
121
51
5
ti
18
48
1t8
26
5t
t
!9
27
75
34
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
18
19
2t
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
PART
NO.
....
146682
123666X
12000028
12!520X
17490512
154792
STD561210
105701X
74550412
STD551125
74490544
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD54t237
106888X
STD55t037
STD561210
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
15507t
!20183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
'154777
19131312
127783
154604
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle(See Breakdown)
Peerless, Model Number 930-057A
Spring, Return, Brake
PuItey, Transaxte
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw, Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Grade 8
Washer
Bolt, Hex FIghd 5/16_18 Grade 5
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1. Gr 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Red
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake, Red
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper, Belt, LoH
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split _395 x _59
Keeper, Belt, IdlerFoot-Proof
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Beltcrank Assembty
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
53
55
56
57
58
59
61
62
63
64
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
127274X
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
7'1170764
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
96
112
113
116
118
121
STD551143
154778
134683
19132012
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
2228M
145090
156049
123782X
19171216
145643
150360
71208
19212016
12000008
154886
124346X
4497H
19091210
127285X
72110610
154774
154419
DESCRIPTION
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x tq/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, R_H.
Keeper, Beit, Center Span
Screw, Thd., Rail. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin,
7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R_H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x t2 Gauge
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square 2_0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Tie Rod
Nut, Nylock
Bushing, Pivot
Washer
E-Ring
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque LT
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Spacer Bellcrank
Nyliner Clutching STL
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 2&4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
--
MODEL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY
_L"T _'_ 11
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_
_'X
"
_
54
17
7' FF_2_
/
_ " I /
,,_.,_?
f
\
J
1"
68
,/
./"
J
40
\1 !
-.%:_:
36
917.258542
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.258542
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
20
2t
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
53
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
69
70
121472X
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748X
I9272016
12000029
3366R
i56438
STD551137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
]24035X
126684X
STD551125
711004t0
127501
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
t7490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
t26805X
19133808
SDT541537
100711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
8TD541431
73680600
74780520
156594
STD523710
I54780
154404
74781044
154429
160367
74780636
DESCRIPTION
Wheel, Steering
Axle, Asm Front
Spindle, Asm Lh
Spindle, Asm Rh
Bearing, Race Thrust Harden
Washer, 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Washer, 27/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
Ring, Klip #t5304-75
Bearing, Cot Strg Btk
Draglink, Extended Stamped
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Bearing, Axle STLT!GT
Locknut, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Shaft, Asm Strg Private Label
Washer,, Thrust 515 x 750 x 033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x 062
Washer, Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Screw,Hex Socket Hd 1/4-20 x 5/8
Shaft, Asm Pittman
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Rod Tie Bik Lt
Gear, Sector
Washer, 13/32 x 7/8 x 16ga
Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod, Tie Wire Form t9 75 Mech
Bushing, Strg 5/8 Id Dash
Screw, TT #10o32 x 5 x 3/8 Fiange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer, 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Wheel Strg
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer, 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension, Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle Fr Top Blk
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 5/16 -18 UNC
Nut, Crownleck 3/8_16 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16 - t8 UNC x 1 -1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer, Axle
Bearing, Arm Pittman
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8_11 UNC x 2_3/4
Axle, Brace
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 2_1/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
.- - MODEL NUMBER
917,258542
SEAT ASSEMBLY
V°
j..,5
6
22
21
,/
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
14
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
191316't4
155925
121246X
121248X
72050411
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x I x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat Embos_ QCK Conn.
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
15
16
17
21
22
23
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
74780814
24
25
26
'19171912
127018X
STD55t150
DESCRIPTION
Spader, Split ,28 x .88
Spring
,
LocknUt, i=lange 1/4 Glade 5
Bolt, ShOulder 5/!6-18 UNC
Nut
BOlt, Hex ,Head, Fin.
I/2-13 x "//8 Grad_ 5
WaSher t7/32 X 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/t6-t8 x 62
Washer, LOoR
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. ir_ches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
38
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
11
DECALS
1_
9
2
6
3
18
7
7
10
18
2O
t
21
12
13
14
KEY
NO.
,1
2
3
4
5
6"
7
8
.9
11
10
PART
NO.
156368
t50333
151299
151300
12-113-64
133644
149407
156787
146709
146710
156439
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal,
12
13
14
18
20
21
- - -.- _-
146046
147139
136832
151301
149516
138047
13831 t
154515
154516
160474
160475
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Oper. Instr.
Cap Cnsmr Hetp Line
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
HP, Engine
Customer Maintenance
Side Panel
Deck Mower EZ3
Fender, Craftsman
Ins Whl Strg Auto Srs Gold
Fender Danger
& TIRES
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Chassis, 6 Speed/42"
•Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Ins_ Hood
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
5 106732X427
Rim, Front
6 278H
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
7 9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
8 106108X427
Rim, Rear
9 122082X
Tire, Rear
10 7152J
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service item Only)
11 104757X
Cap, Axle
-144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz..
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
4,10
11
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
ENGINE
4
"33
37
29
33
23
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
35
40
REPAmR PARTS
TRACTOR-
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
- MODEL NUMBER
PART
NO.
147025
17720410
4
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
137350
13280328
13200300
STD551231
156123
137180
109202X
_23549X
123487X
17490512
137040
40
44
124028X
17490412
46
62
77
79
80
81
19091416
STD551131
19t01216
M740108025
74760508
128861
917.258542
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throt
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler
Model NOoCV15S-41526
Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Etbow, Std 90 Degree 3/8-t8 Npt
Washer
Shield, Heat
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose Blk
Screw, Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 TYT
Line Fuel
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd Roll,,
1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bolt, Hex
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 UNC x 1/2
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
--
MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
LIFT
27
25 24
23
5
49
3O
3
150
\
26
6
6
19
2O
13
15
19
42
._G
161718
20
20
REPAIR
PARTS
tRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
159460
159471
105767X
12OO0002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
50
139868
3146R
110807X
19131O16
2876H
76020308
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
145212
110452X
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm Inner/Sprg w/Plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x I x 21 Ga
Bearing Nylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Red
Link Lift Lh Fixed Length
Link Lift Rh Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion Bik Zinc
LockNut, Hex, with Washer insert
1/2_13 UNC
Arm, Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut Spring
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Spring
Pin cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust,Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC ,
Knob Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion inf Height
Bearing, Pivot, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Push Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S inches
1 inch = 254 mm
43
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
DECK
76
105
106
31
113 111
116
21
114
_
24
25
\
i
2
1,18_._ "
22
26
16
27
29
17
,_116
44
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.258542
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
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
13t845X900
133943
155046
122052X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1..25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-t8 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/t6 x 16 Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, L_H.
Retainer
Screw, Thdo Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Foltower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
* 84
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
1t2
113
114
115
1 !6
117
1 I8
119
121
128
129
130
131
!32
PART
NO.
140086
141043
149846
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
154809
127498
153701
73350600
142028
120958X
156084
72140618
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD5511t0
130758
2029J
155197
155198
174905't2
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
19132203
--
130794
*.
145411
DESCRIPTION
Spring, Torsion Brakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x t6 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x ! 44
Keeper, Spring
Lever Asmo Clutch Pri PIm STLT
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, HexJam 3/8-t6 Uric
Trunnion, Adj,
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shouider
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x t3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Spacer, Washer t3/32 I.D x 1-3/8
O.D. x 114
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key No& 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
PEERLESS
68
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.258542
930-057A
34
/
8
7
67
35
_,
- - MODEL NUMBER
9
31
/
6
8
5
31
23
35
77
29
47
/
13
15
23
79
43
15o
46
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
PEERLESS
REF PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8A
9
10
11
I2
13
14
15
17
18
20
21
22
23
25
772108A
780086A
770102A
776260A
776219B
778139
778136
792136A
792047
784352
784355
778229
778113A
778221
778068
778260
786139
786102
792077
792078
792079
788061
792073
26
792125
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
792035
788040
780072
780'I 08
780001
792001
788095
780105A
780118A
790003
790007
799021
786026
792076A
790079
792073
42A
792085A
TRANSAXLE
-- MODEL
- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.258542
930-057A
REF PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Transaxle
Bearing, Needle
Case, Transaxle
Shaft, Counter
Shaft and Pinion Assembly, Output
Gear, Output, 35 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth, Steel
Key, Shift
Key, Woodruff
Collar, Shifter
Rod and Fork Assembly, Shift
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
Bevel Pinion, Input
Gear, Bevel, 16 Teeth
Gear, Bevel Pinion
Gear, Ring
Pin, Drive
Spacer, Neutral
Ball, Steel 5/16" diameter
Set Screw 3/8_16 x 3/8
Spring
Ring, Seat
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1-1/4
Ring, Retainer
(4 Required, Package of 2)
Ring, Retainer
Ring, Retainer
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
Washer
"O" Ring
Seal, Square Cut
Bushing, Flanged
Bushing, Flanged
Disk, Brake
Plate, Brake Pad
Pad, Brake (Package of 2)
Pin, Dowel
Washer, Flat
Lever, Brake
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1-1/4
Screw 1/4-20 x 2-t/4
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
72A
76
77
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778215
778125
778124A
778123A
778122A
778273
778230
778151
778126A
778127A
778128A
778163
780109
776135
776315A
786116A
780051
786118
788069
792165
788091
780090
788078A
79
81
792144
786081
82
83
90
103
104
150
900
786082
786'123
788067B
792166
792167
788093
794602
DESCRIPTION
Locknut 5/16-24
Holder, Brake Pad
Spacer
Bracket, Brake Lever
Axle 11-5/16" tong
Axle 16-1/2" long
Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth, Steel (1,,)
Gear, Spur, 35 Teeth (2,,)
Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth (3-)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4,)
Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth (5=)
Gear, Spur, 19 Teeth, Steel (6_)
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth, Steel (1,,)
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth (2.,)
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth (3-)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4-)
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth (5_)
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth (6_)
Washer, Thrust
Shaft, Input
Shaft, Brake, 4 Keyed
Plug
Washer, Thrust
Spacer
Square Cut Ring
Plug, Threaded 9/16-18
."O" Ring
Washer, Thrust
Ring, Retaining, Inverted
(Package of 2)
Spring, Brake
Chain, Roller
(Number 4'1 Chain, 24 Links)
Sprocket, 9 Teeth (Reverse)
Sprocket, '18Teeth (Reverse)
Grease, Bentonite, 32 Ounce Bott}e
Screw 1/4-20 x 2
Locknut 1/4-20
Gasket Eliminator (Loctite #515)
Replacement Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S,. inches
1 inch = 25°4 mm
Parts must be ordered from Tecumseh Products Co,
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.258542
CV15S, TYPE NUMBER
PS-41526
==,====
=,,=,===,=======
= =
AIR INTAKE
i
BLOWER
=
H
HOUSING
H='=
AND
BAFFLES,lIHI = !
_2
15
\
8
-1
6_0
ENGINE
11--
CONTROLS
J
_9
12
€
o
_t_\
t,_o-I'
"8
6
_,--_
4
EXHAUSTI
_1
7
48
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
CV15S, TYPE NUMBER
AIR INTAKE
KEY PART
NO. NO,
12-743-05
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
25-34t -02
12-096-24
12-083-08
12-100-01
X-25-63
12-083_05
12-313-04
12-094-12
'10
tl
12-072-05
12-086-01
12
12-041-02
917.258542
PS-41526
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Kit, Air CIeaner
(includes Key Numbers 2 thru 12)
Knob, AirCleaner Cover
Cover, Air Cleaner
Precleaner Element
Wing Nut
Washer, Plain 1/4
Element, Air Cleaner (Includes #7)
Grommet
Base, Air Cleaner
(Includes Key Numbers 9 and 10)
Stud, Mounting PIate M6 x 1.0 x 66
Screw, #10 Hi-Lo Thread
Forming (2)
Gasket, Air Cleaner
1
2
3
12-079-07
12-237-01
M-0664020
4
5
M-05450!6
12-536-09
6
7
8
9
!0
11
12
• 13
14
15
16
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- _ 12-113-53
Decal, Air Cteaner
M-0443020
SM-0443025
12-089-11
12-089_23
12-089-24
M-0641060
SM-0642025
12-090-05
25-158-11
I2-079-01
25-158-08
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, Choke
Clamp, Cable
Screw, Locked Socket
M6 x 1o0 x 20 (2)
Screw, Hex Flange M5 x .8 x 16
Control, Speed Assembly (includes
Key Numbers 6 through 9)
Screw, Pan Head M4 x 0.7 x 20
Screw, Pan Head M4 x 0.7 x 25
Spring, Choke Adjust (2)
Spring, Choke Return
Spring, Governor
Nut, Hex Flange M6 x 1.0
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 25
Lever, Governor
Bushing, Throttle Linkage
Linkage, Throttle
Bushing, Linkage Retaining
CRANKSHAFT
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
12_014-37
12-139-01
EXHAUST
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO,
Crankshaft
Plug, Cup
1
2
3
4
5
6
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
M-0545010
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
10
11
12
13
24-468-10
12-146-07
M-0645020
220534
24-096-05
12-027-32
12-141-01
12-096-28
25_154-02
M-0545020
12-063-05
M-0645016
14
15
12-063-08
12-063-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 08 x 10 (8)
Washer, Plain 1/4
Plate, Blower Housing
Screw, Hex Flange M6 x 1.0 x 20
Washer, Plain 5/16 (2)
Cover, Pinion
Housing, Blower
Ring, Retainer (2)
Cover
Clip, Mounting (3)
Screw, Hex Flange M5 x .8 x 20 (3)
Baffle, Intake Side
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1_0 x 16 (2)
Baffle, Cylinder Head
Baffle, Cylinder
M-0829033
12-041-03
M-0841080
12-126-11
12-445-06
M-0645025
DESCRIPTION
Stud, M8 x 1,25 x 33 (2)
Gasket, Exhaust Manifold
Nut, Hex Flange M8 x 1 25 (2)
Bracket, Muffler
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1o0 x 25 (2)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
KEY PART
NO. NO.
---
12-522-18
12-755-59
RPM Settings:
RPM Settings:
DESCRIPTION
Short BJeck
Gasket Set
Low Speed: 1500-2000
High Speed: 3200-3400
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U_S inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 12-113_64
Decal, Horsepower
49
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE,
MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.258542
CV15S, TYPE NUMBER
PS-41526
i
23
2
/
--27
32
31 /
30
CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND
BREATHER
I
22
21
19
27
20
18
14
/
15
14
5O
_--29
t28
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
CV15S, TYPE NUMBER
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
PS-41526
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
12-853-56
12-04! -02
12-053-56
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
15
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
12-041-01
12-089-23
12-079-07
12-265-04
X-426-9
25-353-10
25-050-02
47-154-01
12-086-07
12-431-01
12-388-05
12-089-09
12-086-04
12-089-09
12-146-03
25-086-27
12-144-09
12-144-08
12-689-10
12-146-02
12-337-03
12-757-02
12-041-05
12-104-01
12_757-09
29
3O
31
32
33
12-041-06
M-0641060
X-25-63
X-22-11
M-0629122
NOT
--- -
ILLUSTRATED
12-041-01
Gasket, Carburetor
12-757-03
Kit, Carburetor Repair
12-518-05
Lead, Solenoid, Black, 5", 14
Gauge, Uninsulated Push-On Tabs
41-518-34
Lead, Ground, Green, 5", 18 Gauge
Insulated Grip Barrel Eyelets
--
917.258542
Kit, Carburetor (Includes #2 thru 6)
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Carburetor Assembly
(For Information Only - Not
Available Separately)
(Includes Key Numbers 12 thru 27)
Gasket, Carburetor (2)
Spring, Choke Return
Linkage, Choke
Deflector, Heat
Clamp, Hose (2)
Line, Fuel, 9"
Filter, Fuel
Clip, Cable
Screw, Hex Cap 8-32 x 3/8
Sleeve, Insulating
Needle, Idle, Fuel Adjust
Spring, Idle Fuel
Screw, Idle Speed Adjust
Spring, Idle Speed
Plate, Throttle
Screw, Throttle Plate (2)
Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal
Shaft, Choke
Spring, Choke
Plate, Choke
Jet, Main
Kit, Float
Gasket, Bowl
Bowl, Fuel
Kit, Solenoid Assembly
(Includes Key Number 29)
Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw
Nut, Hex Flange M6 x 1o0 (2)
Washer, Plain 1/4
Washer, Lock 1/4
Stud, M6 x 1.0 x 122 (2)
!
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
12-351-01
12-755-60
12-411-0!
12-041-10
12-017-01
12-017-02
12-016-01
12-016-02
12-146-13
12-468-05
12-112-13
12-086-15
11
12
13
14
15
!6
12-089-01
12-173-0t
12-755_03
X-426_9
12_326-03
M-0645020
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
12-096-07
235011
24-032-05
M-0640034
24_194-01
24_186-03
M-0545010
24
25
28
27
12-0t8-01
12-402-02
12-318409
X-75-23
6
NOTE:
51
DESCRIPTION
Lifter, Valve (2)
Kit, Cylinder Head
Rod, Push (2)
Gasket, Cylinder Head
Valve, Intake, Standard Size
Valve, Intake, _25" Oversize
Valve, Exhaust, Standard
Valve, Exhaust, 25" Oversize
Plate, Guide
Washer, Plain 13/32
Spacer, Head Bolt Exhaust Port
Screw, Hex Flange
M10x 1.5 x 8I (5)
Spring, Valve (2)
Cap, Valve Spring (2)
Kit, Retainer (2)
Clamp, Hose (2)
Hose, Breather
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 20 (5)
Cover, Valve with Nipple
Retainer, Spring
Seal, Valve Stem
Screw, Hex Flange M6 x 1 x 34 (2)
Pivot, Rocker Arm (2)
Arm, Rocker (2)
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0,,8 x 10
Retainer, Breather Reed
Reed, Breather
Head, Cylinder
Plug, Pipe, Allen Head 1/8
All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
CV15S,
917.258542
TYPE NUMBER
PS-41526
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IGNITION/
ELECTRICAL,,I
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
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52
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL
NUMBER
CV15S,
NUMBER
917.258542
TYPE NUMBER
IGNITION / ELECTRICAL
CRANKCASE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
12-086-14
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12-468-03
24-162-03
M-0639016
12-112-01
12-157-02
X-42-15
12-025-25
41-155-02
M-0548025
11
M-0545010
12
13
14
15
16
17
12_154-02
12-085-03
12-132-02
X-728-1
12-584-01
M-0545020
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
M10x 1_5x46
Washer, Plain 3/8
Screen, Grass
Screw, Hex Flange M6 x 1 x 16 (4)
Spacer, Fan (4)
Fan
Key
Flywheel Assembly
Connector (4 Contact)
Screw, Hex Cap
M5 x 0_8 x 25 (2)
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 10 (2)
Clip, Stator Harness
Stator Assembly
Spark Plug
Clip, Cable
Module, Ignition
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 20 (2)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
t2-038-01
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
25-755-t3
12-153-03
12-t53-02
12-t23-04
M-0545020
12-t53-01
25-162-07
12-096-03
M-0545016
M-1039025
12-126-02
12-089-03
12-462-0I
12-208-01
t2-050-01
X-75-10
12-393-01
12-032-04
12-096-02
M-0545016
22
23
12-032-03
SM-0839045
24
12-199-30
20
21
22
23
24
124144-24
X-25-102
12-032-01
SM-0631015
12-154-05
11
12
13
OIL PAN 1 LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
14
15
16
17
18
19
12-032-03
12-522-18
127445-02
M-0839025
t2-380-03
12-755-49
12-089-18
12_422-08
12-422-09
12-422-10
12-422-11
12-422-12
12-422_13
12-422-07
12-I44-27
12-874-07
12-874-08
12-874-09
12-018-02
12-108_07
12-108-08
12-t 08-09
12-067-05
12-067-06
12-380-01
12-043-05
M-0631005
12-144-02
52-139-09
12_755_64
9
10
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 12-518-01
Lead, White, Ground To Kill (I9",
18 Gauge, Fully Insulated Push-on
Tab and Uninsulated Push-on Tab
Terminals)
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3)
Kit, Oii Fill Cap (Includes Key #3)
O-Ring, Dipstick
O-Ring, Upper Oil Fill Tube
Tube, Oil Fill
Screw, Hex Flange M5 x 0.8 x 20
O-Ring, Lower Oil Fill Tube
Screen, Oil Pick-up
Cover, Oil Pick-up Screen
Screw, Hex Flange M5 x 0.8 x 16
Screw, Hex Flange M10 x 1.5 x 25
Bracket, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Spring, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Piston, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Body, Oit Pump Relief Valve
Fi}ter, Oil
Plug, Square Head, Solid 3/8
Oil Pump Assembly
O-Ring, Oil Pump Cover
Cover, Oil Pump
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 16 (3)
Seal, Oil (PoT.Co End)
Screw, Hex Flange
M8 x 1 _25 x 45 (12)
Pan, Oil
PS-41526
DESCRIPTION
Seal, Crankshaft
Block, Cylinder (Use Short Block)
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Hex Flange M8 x 1.25 x 25
Dowel, Locating (4)
Kit, Camshaft (includes Key #7 & 8)
Spring, Actuating
Shim, Camshaft, Blue
Shim, Camshaft, Red (A.R)
Shim, Camshaft, Yellow (A.R:)
Shim, Camshaft, Green (A.R)
Shim, Camshaft, Grey (AR.)
Shim, Camshaft, Black (AR)
Shim, Camshaft, White (A.R.)
Shaft, Balance
Piston w/Ring Set, Standard
Piston w/Ring Set _25" Oversize
Piston w/Ring Set .50" Oversize
Retainer, Piston Pin (2)
Ring Set, Standard
Ring Set .25" Oversize
Ring Set ..50" Oversize
Connecting Rod, Standard
Connecting Rod .25" Oversize
Pin, Governor Regulating
Gear, Governor Assembly
Washer, Plain, 6mm
Shaft, Governor Gear
Plug, Cup
Kit, Shaft, Governor Cross, with
Clip (Includes Key #20 and 24)
Shaft, Governor Cross
Washer, Plain 1/4
Seal, Governor Cross Shaft
Washer, Plain, 6mm
Clip, Hitch Pin
STARTING SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NOr
M-0839070
25-098-03
3
4
5
6
7
8
12-755-54
12-227-06
45-170-03
82-755-28
12-227-11
12-086-25
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
M8 x 1_25 x 70 (2)
Starter Assembty
(includes Key Numbers 3 thru 8)
Kit, Drive End
Cap, Drive End
Armature
Kit, Brush and Spring
End Cap, Commutator
Screw, Hex Flange
!/4-20 x 4-5/8 (2)
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 254 mm
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
7"
SIGHTING
""
---..
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
...CUT OU"
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
f
15 ° MAX.
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greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.258542
15.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
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 COoService Center/Department and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- PRODUCT - TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.258542
o ENGINE MODEL NO. - CV15S TYPE NO. PS=41526
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
iNFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
o PART NUMBER
,' PART DESCRIPTION
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
160474
3424.97 TR
Printed in U.S A