Craftsman 917.271815 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.271815 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual

CRAFTSMIIH°I

9.5 HP

ELECTRIC START

42" MOWER

6 SPEED TRANSAXLE

LAWN TRACTOR

Model No.

917.271815

Safety

Assembly

Operation

Maintenance

Repair Parts

This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines.

Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,

CAUTION:

Read and follow all

Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equip- ment.

For answers to your questions about this product, Call:

1-800-659-5917

Sears Craftsman Help Line

5 am - 5 pm, MonSat

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman

Warranty ...............................................

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Safety Rules .........................................

3

Product Specifications ..........................

6

Assembly ..............................................

Operation ............................................

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12

Maintenance Schedule ......................

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Maintenance .......................................

19

Service and Adjustments ....................

23

Storage ...............................................

Troubleshontinq .................................

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Hepetl _'alL_ ........................................

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Parts Ordering ...... ................ Back Cover

LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.

Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

This Warranty does not cover:

• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.

• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.

• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.

• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according, to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.

• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date.

• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.

A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made.

LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY

For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-

HOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

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IMPORTANT:

This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.

Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

_Look for this symbol to point out

" important safety precautions.

It means

CAUTIONH!

BECOMEALERT!!!

YOUR

SAFETYIS INVOLVED.

_lb CAUTION: accidental transporting,

,_

CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

In order to prevent starting when setting adjusting or making up, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

_lb CAUTION" that.are

recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing.

Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope.

Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.

Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

,_WARNING:

WARNING:

Tow only the attachments

Engine exhaust,

Battery posts, terminals

and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known

to the State of California

to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

repairs, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.

direction and do not point it at anyone.

Do not operate the mower without either

the entire grass catcher or the guard in place.

Slow down before turning.

Never leave a running machine

unattended. Always turn off blades, set

parking brake, stop engine, and remove

keys before dismounting.

Tum 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.

• Data indicates that operators, age 60

years and above, are involved in a large

percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect them-

selves and others from serious injury.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves or

other debris build-up which can touch

hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do

not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-

up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel

spillage before operating or storing the machine.

Allow machine to cool before

storage.

Always look down and

behind before and while backing.

Be aware of the mower discharge

I. GENERAL OPERATION

Read, understand, and follow all

instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.

• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.

Stop machine if anyone

enters the area.

• Never carry passengers.

II. SLOPE OPERATION

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.

All slopes require extra caution.

If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

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SAFETY RULES

DO:

Mow up and down slopes, not across.

• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.

Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.

Tall grass can hide obstacles.

• Use slow speed.

Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.

• Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.

These can change the stability of the machine.

• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.

If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

DO NOT:

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.

The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.

Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding,

Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.

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.

Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another

responsib{e adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Never carry children.

They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Never allow children to operate the machine.

• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

IV. SERVICE

• Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.

They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

-Use only an approved container.

- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.

Do not smoke.

-Never refuel the machine indoors.

- Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

• Never run a machine inside a closed

.

• o area.

Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices.

Check their proper operation regularly.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.

Clean oil or fuel spillage.

Allow machine to cool before storing.

Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.

Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.

Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.

Mower blades are sharp and can cut.

Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently.

Adjust and service as required.

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Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.

Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.

• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.

Always look down and behind before and while backing.

• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across.

• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.

Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.

Tall grass can hide obstacles.

• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.

If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

• If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly.

• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOLINE

CAPACITY

ANDTYPE:

;_ _iI _ ,_ONS

UNLEADED

REGULAR

OILTYPE

(API-SF-SJ):

SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F

SAE 5W-30

(BELOW 32°F)

3.0 PINTS OIL CAPACITY:

SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RJ19LM

(GAP: .030") OR J19LM

GROUND SPEED FORWARD:

(MPH): 1sT

2 N°

3 R°

4

TM

1.2

1.5

2.4

3.5

5

TM

4.8

6

TM

5.3

REVERSE: 1.5

TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI

REAR: 10PSI

CHARGING

SYSTEM:

BA'I-I-ERY:

BLADE BOLT

TORQUE:

3AMPS BATTERY

5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS

AMP/HR: 28

MIN. CCA: 230

CASE SIZE: U1R

27-35 FT. LBS.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new 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 ¢_edy, please L:ontact a

We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

Please read and retain this manual.

The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.

Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".

REPAIR AGREEMENT

A Repair Agreement is available on this product.

Contact your nearest Sears store for details.

CUSTOMER

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Read and observe the safety rules.

• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.

• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.

_WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).

If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.

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 service center

(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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Steering Wheel

O

Steering

Wheel Insert

(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4

(1) Locknut 5/16-18

_

L

Steering Wheel

,

Adapter

Seat

(1) Hex Bolt

3/8-16 x

(1) Large Flat Washer

(1) Lockwasher 3/8

Boot

Steering

Extension

Shaft

©

Keys

(1) Washer

@ 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge

_(1)

Knob

Slope Sheet Video Cassette

(2) Keys

(1) Oil Drain Tube

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unassembled for shipping purposes.

[o ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.

Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

Review the video cassette before you begin.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below.

(1) 9/16" wrench (2) 1/2" wrench

(1) Utility knife

(1) Tire pressure gauge

(1) Pliers

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM

CARTON

UNPACK CARTON

1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton.

2.

Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat.

3.

Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove.

BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR

FROM SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

6.

Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.

7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

8.

Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.

IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid.

ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND

BOOT

1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.

Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.

Tighten securely.

IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.

2.

Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure.

INSTALL STEERING WHEEL

3.

Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward.

4.

Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.

5.

Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.

HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

CHECK BATTERY

1. Lift hood to raised position.

NOTE: If this battery is put into service

after month and year indicated on label

(label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10

amps. (See "BATTERY"

in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions).

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,a e,

INSTALL SEAT

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.

1.

Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor.

2.

Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing.

Remove the cardboard packing and discard.

3.

Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan.

4.

Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor.

5.

Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.

6.

Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat.

7.

Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.

8.

Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.

9.

Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

Seat

Seat I

\ \

Bolts

NOTE: You may now roll or ddve your

tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate

instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid.

TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See

Operation section

for

location and

function

of controls)

1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest

position.

2.

Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

3.

Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

4.

Roll tractor forward off skid.

5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See

Operation section for location and

function of controls)

dWeAr Gan B_lrewS _ _tiing_rre_d'n s in the Operation section of this manual.

Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.

1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.

2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

3.

Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake.

4.

Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.

5.

Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

6.

Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position.

7.

Depress clutch/brake pedal into full

"BRAKE" position and hold. Move

8. _ar_hirft/eeVer t°ll?thg/l_arl<e pedal a nd slowly drive tractor off skid.

9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position.

10.Turn

ignition key to "OFF" position.

Continue with the instructions that follow.

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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

(If previously removed)

1.

Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.

2.

Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

3.

Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.

4.

Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.

_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation.

TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR

DISCHARGING

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 also.

Deflector

Mulcher

Plate

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.

Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in

"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing

should be properly leveled. See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF

ALL BELTS

See the figures that are shown for

replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts

are routed correctly.

CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your

tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted.

See "TO ADJUST

BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual,

Latch

Hooks

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o/CHECKLIST

Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product.

Please review the following checklist:

,/ All assembly instructions have been completed.

,/No

remaining loose parts in carton.

,/Battery is properly prepared and charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).

,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.

,/All tires are properly inflated.

(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).

,/Be

sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results.

(Tires must be properly inflated for leveling).

,/Check mower and drive belts.

Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.

,/Check wiring.

See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped.

While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items:

,/ Engine oil is at proper level.

,/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.

,,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function.

Operate them before you start the engine.

/ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product,

Learn and understand their meaning.

I- _1

BATTERY CAUTION OR

WARNING

REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW

ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP

LIGHT

MOWER LIFT

FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

REVERSE

N H L

NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE

IGNITION

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic Models only)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR

READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING

YOUR TRACTOR

Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of

various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

Ammeter

Attachment

Clutch Lever Ignition

Switch

Light

Switch

Choke Control

Lift Lever

Plunger

Throttle

Control

Attachment

Lift Lever

Clutch/

Brake

Pedal

, Height ustment

Indicator

Parking Brake

Gearshift

Lever

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: Turns the headlights on and off.

THROTTLE CONTROL:

Used for starting

and controlling engine speed.

CHOKE CONTROL: .Used when starting a cold engine.

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL:

Used for

declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.

PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position.

GEARSHIFT LEVER:

Selects the speed

and direction of tractor.

ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER:

Used to release

attachment lift lever when changing its

position.

IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine.

AMMETER: Indicates battery charging

(+) or discharging (-).

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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.

Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch.

When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full

"BRAKE" position and hold.

2.

Place parking brake lever in "EN-

GAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal.

Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position.

Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.

Choke Attachment Clutch Lever

Control "Engaged" Position

", _.

-f_

Throttle _ _ ""_(_

Ignition Key

_/"Disengaged"

Control _

,_--_

7/Position

.

. "_._

Clutch/Brake \ _'.

_-'[_ i/ Parking Brake

\ _.//_ ._ .....

.,.

.

.

","_\, v/)

Pedal Drive_ \ "_F

_nyclyuu

J//l_osition

•,

÷ "%

Position_, ._,_. _

"Disengaged"

Position

STOPPING

"_"

"Brake"

Position

Gearshift

Lever

MOWER BLADES -

To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.

GROUND DRIVE-

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.

• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position.

ENGINE-

• Move throttle control to slow position.

NOTE:

Failure to move throttle control to

slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to

"backfire".

• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.

Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

• Never use choke to stop engine.

IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead).

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.

,_CAUTION:

Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc.

TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL

Always operate engine at full throttle.

• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate.

• Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.

TO USE CHOKE

CONTROL

Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine.

• To engage choke control, pull knob out.

Slowly push knob in to disengage.

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACK-

WARD

The direction and speed of movement

is

controlled by the gearshift

lever.

1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

2.

Move gearshift lever to desired position.

3.

Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.

IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears.

Failure to do so will shorten the useful life

of your transaxle.

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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT

TO OPERATE

MOWER

The position of the attachment

lift lever determines the cutting height.

Grasp lift lever.

• Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position.

The cutting height range is approxi-

• mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running.

These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of . grass and types of grass being mowed.

• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months.

For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth•

For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice.

Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.

TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch• Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine.

1. Select desired height of cut.

2.

Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.

TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage

_CAUTION: attachment clutch control• without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place.

Attachment Clutch

Lever

Position

"Disenc

Position

Do not operate the mower

Attachment Lift Lever

High Position

Low

Position

Gauge

wheels

are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position.

Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.

NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.

1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height

(See "3-0 ADJUST MOWER CUTTING

HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual).

2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.

Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/

8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely.

3.

Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.

Gauge Wheel

Bracket

3/8-16 Locknut

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

Deflector

_CAUTION: Do not drive up or down

hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. A slope guide at the back of your manual is provided for

your use.

• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.

• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.

• If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position.

• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.

• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.

Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement.

• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.

• Make all turns slowly.

3/8 Washer

Gauge Wheel

Shoulder

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TO TRANSPORT

Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.

When pushing or towing your tractor,

be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position.

Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH.

NOTE: To protect hood from damage

when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH-

MENTS

Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply

with

specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing.

Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.

Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.

1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

2.

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.

If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.

Do not overfill.

• For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL

VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.

ADD GASOLINE

Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular

unleaded gasoline with a minimum of

87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not

mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in

quantities that can be used within 30

days to assure fuel freshness.

IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C),

use fresh,

clean winter grade gasoline to help

insure good cold weather starting.

,_WARNING:

Experience indicates that

alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or

using ethanol or methanol) can attract

moisture which leads to separation

and

formation

of acids during storage. Acidic

gas can damage the fuel system of an

engine while in storage. To avoid engine

problems, the fuel system

should be

emptied before storage of 30 days or

longer. Drain the gas tank, start the

engine and let it run until the fuel lines

and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel

next season. See Storage Instructions for

additional information. Never use engine

or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel

tank or permanent damage may occur.

_CAUTION:

Fill to bottom of gas tank

filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use

gasoline near an open flame.

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TO START ENGINE

When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, itwill take extra

cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the

engine.

1. Sit on seat in operating position,

depress clutch/brake pedal and set

parking brake.

2.

Place gear shift

lever in neutral (N) position.

3.

Move attachment clutch to "DISEN-

GAGED"

position.

4.

Move throttle control to fast position

5.

Pull choke control out for a cold

engine start attempt. For a warm

engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed.

NOTE: Before starting,read the warm and cold starting procedures below.

6.

Insert key into ignition and turn key

clockwise to "START"

position and release key as soon as engine starts.

Do not run starter continuously for

more than fifteen seconds

per minute.

If the engine does not start after several

attempts, push choke control

in, wait a few minutes and try again. If

engine still does not start, pull the

choke control out and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)

7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine

starts to run roughly, pull the choke

control out slightly for a few seconds

and then continue to push the control in slowly.

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 STARTING (50 ° F and below)

7.

When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly.

Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.

• The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly.

NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.

See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this

manual.

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MOWING TIPS

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

distribu-

tion of clippings and more uniform cutting.

When mowing large

areas,

start by

turning to the right so that clippings will

discharge

away from

shrubs,

fences,

driveways, etc.

After one or two rounds,

mow

in the opposite

direction

making left hand turns until finished.

F

MULCHING MOWING TIPS

IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash.

Clean after each use.

• The special mulching blade will recur 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 will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.

Always mulch with your highest engine

(blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.

• 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 results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades.

For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.

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If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.

Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height.

• 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 the best cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.

• When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used.

Max 1/3

• 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 perpendicu- lar to the first cut path.

• Change your cutting pattern from week toweek.

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.

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

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AS YOU COMPLETE

REGULAR SERVICE

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Check for Loose Fasteners

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Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades

Clean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxle Cooling

Check V-Belts

Check Engine Oil Level

Change

Engine

Oil

(with oil filter)

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Change Engine Oil (without

oil filter)

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Inspect Muffler/Spark

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Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)

Clean Engine Cooling Fins

Replace Spark Plug

Replace Air Filter Paper Cadddge

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Replace Fuel Filter

1 - Change more olten when operating under a heavy load or

in high ambient temperatures.

2 - Service more often when operating

in dirty or dusty conditions.

3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.

4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.

5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.

DO not overtighten.

LUBRICATION CHART

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The warranty on this tractor does not cover

items that have been subjected to operator

abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain

tractor as instructed in this manual.

Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor.

All adjustments in the Service and

Adjustments

section of this manual should be checked at least once each season.

Once a year you should replace the

spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and

check blades and belts for wear.

A new

spark plug and clean air filter assure

proper air-fuel mixture and help your

engine run better and last longer.

BEFORE EACH USE

1. Check engine oil level.

2.

Check brake operation.

3.

Check tire pressure.

4.

Check operator presence and

interlock systems for proper operation.

5.

Check for loose fasteners.

(_ Spindle

Zerk

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Wheel

Bearing

Zerk

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30 or 10w30 motor oil

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Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"

Section

Wheel

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Bearing

Zerk

IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings.

Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings.

If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, pow-

19 dered graphite type lubricant sparingly.

TRACTOR

Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.

BRAKE OPERATION

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.

(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

TIRES

IMPORTANT:

To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star

_,andrel assembly.

4.

Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown.

5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.

torque).

IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated.

Trailing Ed_ .=Up

Blade Center

Mandrel Assembly

Hole

• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires

(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).

• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.

• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM

Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly.

If your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately.

• The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position.

• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine.

• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine.

• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.

BLADE CARE

For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.

Replace bent or damaged blades.

BLADE REMOVAL

1.

Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.

2.

Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer secudng blade.

3.

Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown.

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Flat

\Star

*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head.

TO SHARPEN BLADE

NOTE:

We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced.

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced.

An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel.

Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.

• To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer.

(When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.)

NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade.

The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.

• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.

If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position.

If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.

5/8" Bolt

or Pin

Center Hole

Blade

BATTERY

Your tractor has a battery charging system

which is sufficient for normal use. How- ever, periodic charging of the battery with

an automotive charger will extend its life.

Keep battery

and terminals clean.

Keep battery bolts tight.

Keep small vent holes open.

Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.

NOTE: The original equipment battery on

your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers.

Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary.

TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS

Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.

1. Remove terminal guard.

2.

Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.

3.

Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

4.

Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

5.

Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.

6.

Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING

BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND

ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).

V-BELTS

Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary.

The belts are not adjustable.

Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

TRANSAXLE COOLING

Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling.

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ.

Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADES

_0

.2o

.10

0

.

20

30

TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATEO B_FORE NEXT OIL CHANGE

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NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils

(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption

when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.

Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.

Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight

(8) hours of operation.

Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Determine temperature range expected before oil change.

All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ.

• Be sure tractor is on level surface.

• Oil will drain more freely when warm.

• Catch oil in a suitable container.

1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.

Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil.

2.

Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting.

Oil Drain Valve

Closed

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and _L._"_

Yellow _

Cap _;__

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3.

Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise.

4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.

5.

After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown.

6.

Remove the drain tube and replace the yellow cap onto to the end of the drain valve.

7.

Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube.

Pour slowly.

Do not overfill.

For approximate capacity see

"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

8.

Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.

Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading.

Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.

CLEAN AIR SCREEN

Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating.

Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.

ENGINE COOLING FINS

Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating.

Air guide covers must be removed.

Remove side panels and hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND

GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and

Adjustments section of this manual).

NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

4.

Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,

precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s).

IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not

use pressurized air to clean or dry car-

tridge.

Cover

Knob

Wing Nut

Cartridge

Plate

Foam

Pre-Cleaner

Air Scre_

AIR FILTER

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.

Clean the foam pre-cleaner

after every 25 hours of operation or every season.

Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season,

whichever occurs first.

Service air cleaner more often under dusty

conditions.

1. Remove knob(s) and cover.

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

2.

Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.

3.

Wash it in liquid detergent and water.

4.

Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.

5.

Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.

NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.

6.

Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.

7.

Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.

2.

Carefully remove cartridge to prevent

debds from entering carburetor.

3.

Clean cartridge by tapping gently on

flat surface.

MUFFLER

Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUGS

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first.

Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

IN-LINE FUEL FILTER

The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.

1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.

2.

Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.

3.

Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned.

4.

Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.

Clamp

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CLEANING

• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.

of all foreign matter.

• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc.

• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.

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.

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CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING

ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:

1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.

2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"

position.

4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.

5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot

come in contact with plug.

TRACTOR

TO REMOVE MOWER

Mower will be easier to remove from the

right side of tractor.

1. Place attachment clutch in "DISEN-

GAGED"

position.

2.

Move attachment lift lever forward

to lower mower to its lowest position.

3.

Roll belt off engine pulley.

4.

Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt.

5.

Remove large retainer spring, slide

collar off and push housing guide out of bracket.

6.

Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.

• 7.

Disconnect suspension arms from

rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs.

8.

Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs.

9.

Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.

IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.

TO INSTALL

MOWER

1.

Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

2.

Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.

3.

Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

4.

Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

Retainer Spring \

Anti-Swa_

Small Retainer Spring

Clutch

Collar

Housing

Guide

Large

Retainer

Spring

Bracket

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Front Link

Springs

(Both Sides)

TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING

Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).

If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower.

SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT

• Raise mower to its highest position.

• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground.

Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other.

• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.

• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side.

• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side.

NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8".

• Recheck measurements after adjusting.

• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length.

• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link.

• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.

• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tiqhten nuts "F" against tru=mJonon both front Itnks.

• 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 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links.

• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

Mandrel

Bottom Edge _ of Mower to_(_ _

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Bottom Edge

(_-_of Mower to

JGround

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

(_ Suspension

• Nut "E"

Nut "F"

Trunnio

Nut

FRONT-TO-BACK

ADJUSTMENT

IMPORTANT:

Deck must be level side-to-

side. If the following front-to-back

adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both

front links equally so mower will stay

level side-to-side.

To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so

that the front is approximately

1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.

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.

Front Links

TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE

BELT

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

BELT REMOVAL -

1.

Remove mower from tractor (See "TO

REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual).

2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

3.

Pull belt away from mower.

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BELT INSTALLATION -

4.

Install new belt in reverse order of removal.

5.

Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides.

6.

Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

Mandrel Idler Pulleys

Pulley _

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Mandrel

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TO ADJUST BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted.

1.

Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.

2.

Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.

3.

If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2".

Retighten jam nut against nut "A".

4.

Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above.

Readjust if

necessary.

If stopping distance

is still

greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

"Engaged"

Nut "A"

With Parking Brake

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.

1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of this manual.)

2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

3.

Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.

Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.

4.

Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley.

5.

Install new belt by reversing above procedure.

Engine

Pulley

Clutching

Idler

Stationary 7

Idler

T_lnyaxle i:

TRANSAXLE

NEUTRAL

The transaxle

GEAR SHIFT LEVER

ADJUSTMENT

should be in neutral when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position.

The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows:

1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).

NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.

2.

Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel.

3.

Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.

4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.

NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.

._Jam

Nut

_

Operating Arm

25

Gearshift Lever

Neutral

Lock Gate

Adjustment

Bolt

TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN-

MENT

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual.

FRONT WHEEL 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 a Sears or other qualified service center.

TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS

1. Block up axle securely.

2.

Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose).

3.

Repair tire and reassemble.

NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.

Insert square key.

4.

Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove.

5.

Replace axle cover.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

TO START ENGINEWITH AWEAK

BATTERY

_II,CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases.

Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries.

Always wear eye protection when around

batteries.

If your battery istoo weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATIERY" in the

MAINTENANCE section of this manual).

If "jumper cables" are used for emergency

starting,follow this procedure:

IMPORTANT: Your tractor isequipped with a

12 volt negative grounded system. The other

vehical must also be a 12 volt negative

grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles.

TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -

1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis.

2.

Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.

3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER -

1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

2.

RED cable last from both batteries.

"Positive" (+) "Negative" (-)

_LH

_ll

Washers

Retaining

Ring

._

_nel

Bolt]_

L_J

//

Axle Cover

I

Square Key

(Rear Wheel Only)

26

REPLACING BATTERY

_CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any

other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery,

remove metal bracelets,

wristwatch bands, rings, etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first

to prevent sparking from accidental

grounding.

1.

Lift hood to raised position.

2.

Remove terminal guard.

3.

Disconnect BLACK battery cable then

RED battery cable and carefully

remove battery from tractor.

4.

Install new battery with terminals in

same position as old battery.

5.

Reinstall terminal guard.

6.

First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.

7.

Connect BLACK grounding cable to

negative (-) battery

terminal with

remaining hex bolt and keps nut.

Tighten securely

8.

Close terminal access doors.

9.

Close

hood.

Keps

Hex

Terminal

Access

_.,_i.

Positive

:" Cable

Terminal

Guard

Negative

Cable

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

1.

Raise hood.

2.

Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill.

3.

Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill.

4.

Close hood.

INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS

Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.

Check wiring.

See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section.

TO REPLACE FUSE

Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse.

The fuse holder is located behind the dash.

TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL

ASSEMBLY

1. Raise hood.

2.

Unsnap headlight wire connector.

3. Stand in front of tractor.

Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward enaine and lift off of tractor.

4. To replace, reverse above procedure.

ENGINE

Headlight

Wire Connector

Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual.

Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.

TO ADJUST THROTTLE 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:

1. With engine not running, move throttle

control lever to fast position.

2. Check that swivel is against side of

quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable

clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against quarter circle.

Tighten cable clamp screw securely.

Clamp Scre_

Quarter _€_rcle_,_ ._ _

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TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL

The choke 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:

1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position.

2.

Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the

Maintenance section of this manual).

3.

Choke should be closed.

If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed.

Tighten casing clamp screw securely.

4 Reassemble air cleaner.

Casing

Clamp

Screw \

Choke Closed

\

Choke

Lever

TO ADJUST CARBURETOR

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 fuel,

temperature,

altitude or

load.

If the carburetor does need

adjustment,

proceed

as follows:

In general,

turning the mixture

screw in

(clockwise)

decreases

the supply of fuel to the engine

giving

a leaner fuel/air mixture.

Turning the mixture screw out

(counterclockwise)

increases the supply

of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.

IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles

and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight.

PRELIMINARY SETTING -

1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and

the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted properly (see above).

2.

With engine off turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns.

FINAL SETTING

1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes.

Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

2.

With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.

3.

While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out

(counterclockwise) until engine runs rough.

Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions.

4. Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200

RPM.

Release throttle lever.

ACCELERATION TEST -

5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position.

If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out

(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn.

Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.

High speed stop is factory adjusted.

Do not adjust - damage may result.

IMPORTANT; Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed.

Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous.

If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.

ldle Speed few

Idle Mixture

Screw

Throttle Lever

Idle Speed

Throttle

Lever _

_ _ Idle

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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.

/kCAUTION:

Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR

Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly,

remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.

Store in a clean, dry area.

1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

2.

Inspect and replace belts, if necessary

(See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

3.

Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.

4.

Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened.

Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear.

Replace if necessary.

5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

BATTERY

Fully charge the battery for storage.

• After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging.

• To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see

"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMI-

NALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals.

• If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT:

It is important to prevent

gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

29

Also, experiance 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.

1. Drain the fuel tank.

2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

• Use fresh fuel next season.

NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.

Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.

Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.

Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.

Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

CYLINDER(S)

1. Remove spark plug(s).

2.

Pour one ounce of oil through spark

plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).

3. Turn ignition key to "START"

position for a few seconds to distribute oil.

4.

Replace

with new spark plug(s).

OTHER

• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

• Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.

Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.

• If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.

• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.

Do not use plastic.

Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust.

IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while

engine and exhaust areas are still warm.

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Will not start

CAUSE CORRECTION

2.

5.

.

6.

7

.

.

Out of fuel.

Engine not "CHOKED" properly.

Engine flooded.

Bad spark plug.

Dirty air filter.

Dirty fuel filter.

Water in fuel•

• Fill fuel tank.

2. See "TO START ENGINE"

3.

4.

5.

6.

7, in Operation section.

Wait several minutes before attempting to start.

Replace

Replace spark plug.

Clean/replace air filter, fuel filter.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and leplace fuel filter.

9.

.

Loose or damaged wiring.

8.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

9.

10, Engine valves out of adjustment.

Check all wiring.

See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

Hard to start

1. Dirty air filter.

2.

Bad spark plug.

3. Weak or dead battery.

4.

Dirty fuel filter.

5.

Stale or dirty fuel.

6.

Loose or damaged wiring.

:7.

Carburetor out of adjustment

8. Engine valves out of adjustment.

1. Clean/replace air filter.

2.

Replace spark plug.

3.

Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace fuel filter.

5.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

6.

Check all wiring.

7, See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center•

Engine will not turn over

Engine clicks but will not start

1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.

2. Attachment clutch is engaged.

3. Weak or dead battery.

4.

Blown fuse.

5.

Corroded battery terminals.

6.

Loose or damaged wiring.

7.

Faulty ignition switch.

8.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

9. Faulty operator presence switch(es).

1. Weak or dead battery.

2. Corroded battery

terminals.

3. Loose or damaged wiring.

4.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

1. Depress

clutch/brake

pedal.

2.

Disengage attachment clutch.

3.

Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace fuse.

5. Clean battery terminals.

6.

Check all wiring.

7.

Check/replace ignition switch.

8.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

9.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

1_ Recharge or replace battery.

2. Clean battery terminals.

3. Check all wiring.

4. Check/replace solenoid or starter.

3O

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Lossofpower

Excessive vibration

CAUSE

1. Cutting too much grass/too

fast.

2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.

3.

Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

4.

Dirty air filter.

5.

Low oil level/dirty oil.

6.

Faulty spark plug.

7.

Dirty fuel filter.

8.

Stale or dirty fuel.

9.

Water in fuel.

10.Spark

plug wire loose.

11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.

12. Dirty/clogged muffler.

13.Loose

or damaged wiring.

14. Carburetor out of adjustment.

15. Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

Bent blade mandrel.

3.

Loose/damaged part(s).

Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged

Poor cut - uneven

1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

1. Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

Mower deck not level.

3.

Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.

4.

Bent blade mandrel.

5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

CORRECTION

1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed.

2.

Adjust throttle control.

3.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Clean/replace air filter.

5. Check oil level/change oil.

6. Clean and regap or change spark plug.

7.

Replace fuel filter.

8.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

9.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.

11. Clean engine air screen/fins

12.Clean/replace muffler.

13.Check

all wiring.

14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

15.Contact

a Sears or other qualified service center.

1. Replace blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

2.

Replace blade mandrel.

3. Tighten loose part(s).

Replace damaged pads.

.

Check wiring, switches and connections.

If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

1. Replace blade.

Tighten

2.

3.

blade bolt.

Level mower deck.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

5.

Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

CAUSE

Mower blades will not rotate

1. Obstruction in clutch

mechanism.

12. Worn/damaged mower drive belt.

3.

Frozen idler pulley.

4.

Frozen blade mandrel.

Poor grass discharge

Headlight(s) not working

(if so equipped)

Battery will not charge

Engine "backfires"

whenturning

engine "OFF"

CORRECTION

1. Remove obstruction.

2.

Replace mower drive belt.

3.

Replace idler pulley.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

1. Engine

2. Travel speed too fast.

3. Wet grass.

4.

Mower deck not level.

5.

Low/uneven tire air pressure.

6.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

7.

Buildup

10.Improper

speed too slow.

of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

8. Mower drive belt worn.

9.

Blades improperly blades installed.

used.

1. Place throttle control in

"FAST" position.

2.

Shift to slower speed.

3. Allow grass to dry before mowing.

4.

Level mower deck.

5.

Check tires for proper air pressure.

6.

Replace/sharpen blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

7.

Clean underside of mower housing.

8. Replace mower drive belt.

9.

Reinstall blades sharp edge down.

10.Replace

with blades listed in this manual.

11.Clean

around mandrels to open vent holes.

11.Clogged

mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass,

leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1.

2.

3,

4,

Switch is "OFF".

Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out

Faulty light switch.

Loose or damaged wiring.

5.

Blown fuse.

1. Turn switch "ON".

2.

Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).

3. Check/replace light switch.

4. Check wiring and connections.

5.

Replace fuse.

1.

2.

Bad battery cell(s).

Poor cable connections.

3.

4.

Faulty regulator

(if so equipped).

Faulty alternator.

1.

Engine throttle control not

set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

1.

Replace battery.

2. Check/clean

all connec-

tions.

3.

Replace regulator.

4.

Replace alternator.

.

Move throttle control to

"SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds befor_ stopping engine.

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SC|ILIVIA I-IC

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NU MBER 917.271815

RED

;tlll

BATTERY

BtJ_CK

//

AMMETER

(OPTIONAL)

)G

All

IGNITION

SWITCH

IGNITION SWITCH

POSITION CIRCUIT

"MAKE"

OFF M+G+A1 NONE

RUN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L

RUN B+A1 NONE

START

3 + S + A 1

NONE

WHITE

AED

FUSE

: © : C_,'--

_LUTCR/RRAZE

(PEDAL UP)

SOLENOID

RED _p_

STARTER

BI_CK

WHITE

SEAT SWITCH

(NOT OCCUPIED)

BLACK

BLACK

B_CK (CLUTCH OFF) G OUO

NG

(OPTIONAL)

BLACK

(_ IGNITION

UNIT

CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT

3 AMP OC @ _ RPM nE_ FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID

(IF SO EQUIPPED)

ORANGE 5 AMP AC O 3600

R

A

SPARK

_

I _2 PLUGS ON

TWIN CYL ENGINES)

28 VOLTS AC MIN @ 36_

(CHARGING

SYSTEM

RPM

DISCONNECTED)

_

I

i

--14

VOLTSAC M'N ; 3_

RPfd(L_O;TS OFF)

NOTE

YOUR TRACTOR iS

EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL

ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.

THE LIGHTS ARE NOT

CONNECTED TO THE

BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR

OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.

BECAUSE OF THIS, THE

BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS

WiLL CHANGE WITH ENGINE

SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS

WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS

SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS

WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.

HEADLIGHTS

e

NON-REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

O

REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

WIRING

INSULATED

CLIPS

NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR

SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO

PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.

n

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ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR -- MODEL N U MB ER 917.271815

22

26

i

I

I

I

I

I i I

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I

I

I

I

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29

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ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NU MB ER 917.271815

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

8

10

11

12

16

21

22

24

25

26

27

28

29

43

45

52

55

30

33

40

41

42

163465

74760412

7603J

145211

150109

145769

153664

175688

4152J

4799J

146148

175158

73510400

145491

121305X

175566

140403

178437

71110408

131563

178861

121433X

141940

17490508

DESCRIPTION

Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP

Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4

Case Battery

Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2

Holddown Battery Front Mount

Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4

Switch, Interlock Push-In

Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)

Bulb Light #1156

Cable Battery

Cable Battery

Fuse

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Cable Ground

Switch Seat

Switch Ign

Key Molded Craftsman

Harness Ign

Bolt BIk. Fir', Hex 1/4-20 Uric x 1/2

CoverTerminal

Solenoid

Amrneter Rectangular 6 Amp

Protection Wire Loop

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

35

TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

31

58

53

28

12

55

207

6O

74

3

_3

37

207

36

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMB ER 917.271815

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

174619

176554

12

13

14

17

18

2O

23

25

26

3

5

9

10

11

28

29

30

31

37

38

51

52

53

54

55

57

58

60

64

74 STD541437

114

158112

115 17060620

142 175702

143 154966

144 175582

145 156524

159 155123X428

206 170165

207 17670508

208 17670608

211 145212

212 165919

- -

5479J

17060612

155272

168337X013

STD533710

155927

145660

172107X010

17490608

144983X558

126938X

156437

124028X

19131312

STD541437

178987X558

155217X599

175692X558

139976

17490508

175710

73800400

19091416

145201

161464

145202

STD522507

140547

STD533707

154798

Chassis Assembly

Drawbar

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Bumper Hood/Dash

Dash

Roll, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1

Panel, Dash, L.H

Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L

Panel, Dash, RH

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Hood Assembly

BumperHood

Plate Mlg Battery Fuel Tank

Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge

Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/6-16 Unc

Grille/Lens Asm

Lens, Grille

Fend/Ftrest

Bracket, Fender Support

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

Pivot Bracket Assembly

Nut Lock w/Insed 1/4-20 UNC

Washer 9/32 x 7/6 x 16 Ga.

Rrackel Grille Pickoff LH

Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8

Rracket Grille Pickoff RH

Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75

Air Duct P/L B&S

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4

Dash Lower STLT

Nut Crownlook 3/8-16 UNC

Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

Plate Reinforcement STLT

Bracket Swaybar Chassis

Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT

Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood

Cupholder

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-181-1"

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Nut Hexflange Lock

Insert Lens Reflective

Plug Button

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

37

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271815

38

26

27

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

22

24

25

26

27

11

13

14

16

18

19

21

4

5

6

2

3

8

10

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

55

56

57

59

61

34

35

36

37

38

28

29

30

32

39

40

41

42

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

DESCRIPTION

Transaxle (See Breakdown)

Peerless 206-545C

146682

123666X

12000028

121520X

17060512

Spring, Return, Brake

Pulley, Transaxle

Ring, Retainer

Strap, Torque

Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4

165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT

STD561210 Pin, Cotter

105701X

74550412

10040400

73800500

Washer, Shift Plate

Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8

Washer Lock Hvy Helical

Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18

STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr 5

STD541437 Nut

106933X Knob

130804

Rod, Brake

STD541237 Nut

106888X Spring, Brake Rod

STD551037 Washer

STD561210 Pin

175765

71673

Rod, Parking Brake

Cap, Parking Brake

169592 Bracket, Transaxle

STD523107 Bolt

175578 Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal

120183X Bearing, Nylon

STD551062 Washer

STD5718t 0

Roll Pin

165936 Pulley, Composite, Flat

74760648

175461

175556

19131312

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3

Spacer, Split

Keeper, Belt, Idler

Washer

13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.

127783

154407

Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic

Bellcrank Clutch Grad Drv Stl

123205X Retainer, Belt

STD523715

Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16 x 1-1/2

STD541437 NutCrownLock3/8-16UNC

s'rD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC

105710X Link, Clutch

105709X

17060616

130801

169691

17060612

Spring, Clutch Return

Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0

V-Belt, Ground Drive

Keeper, Belt, Center Span

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

77

78

79

80

81

82.

83

64

65

66

70

74

75

76

62

63

84

85

89

90

96

112

113

116

120

145

8883R

175410

71170764

STD551143

154778

134683

137057

121749X

STD581075

Cover, Pedal

Pulley, Engine

Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5

Washer

Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof

Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R H.

Spacer, Axle

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.

123583X

121748X

STD580025

145090

165592

E-Ring

Key, Square

Washer

20 x .1845/.1865

25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga

Key Woodruff

Arm, Shift

Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20

165711

19171216

Spring, Torsion

Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

166231

150360

Link Transaxle

Nut, Nylock

158391X428 Console, Shift, STLT

124346X Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4

STD624003 Retainer Spring 1"

19091210

127285X

72140608

73900600

74490540

150 175456

151

19133210

156

158

166002

165589

159

165494

161 72140406

162

73680400

163 74780416

164

165

166

168

19091010

165623

166880

165492

169 165580

170 173894

!97

169613

198

202

2t2

169593

72110614

145212

Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge

Strap Torque 90 Degrees

Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1

Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16

Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5

Spacer Retainer

Washer

13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.

Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125

Bracket Shift Mount

Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5

Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc

Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5

Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga

Bracket Pivot Lever

Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561

Plate Fastening Lt

Keeper Belt Transaxte Gear

Nyliner Snap-In

Washer Nyliner

Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5

Nut Hex Fig. Lock

NOTE:

All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

39

STEERING

TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

",'--.

2.- ='- :'. -"

_----i _-

,

41

/

/

J"

44

51

°'

43---_

/

.

54

H

71

\

\ u

,,2

/

_,, _.

,o

/'

J

,

.

32

A.,_"

_

4

43

,/,

,, ii

o

4O

STEERING

TRACTOR

-- MODEL N UMBER 917.271815

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

54

63

65

67

42

43

44

46

47

51

68

71

82

85

88

91

37

38

39

40

41

8

9

6

7

10

11

13

15

1

2

3

4

5

17

26

28

29

30

32

36

NOTE:

152927

139769

19133812

STD541537

100711L

145054 X428

121749X

153720

121232X

6855M

STD541431

74780520

STD523710

160367

72140618

169827

175146

169835

133835

175118

175553

139768

175131

169840

169839

6266H

121748X

19272016

12000029

3366R

175121

STD551137

136518

145212

177876

126847X

19131416

17060612

STD561210

130465

155099

Steering Wheel

Axle Assembly

Spindle Assembly, LH

Spindle Assembly, R.H.

Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge

Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Ring, Klip

Bearing, Steering Column

Draglink

Washer, Lock

Spacer, Bearing, Axle

Nut, Hexflange Lock

Shaft Assembly, Steering

Bushing, Link, Drag

Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Pin

Rod, Tie

Bushing, Steering

Screw

Insert, Steering Wheel

Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge

Gripco Nut

Adaptor, Steering Wheel

Boot, Steering Shaft

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Extension Shaft Steering LRLT

Cap, Spindle

Fitting, Grease

Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC

Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5

Spacer Brace Axle

Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4

Axle, Brace

Steering Asm

Bracket Susp Chassis Front

Fastner Christmas Tree

Bolt shoulder 7/16-20

Clip Steering

All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U. S.

41

ENGINE

2_

TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

,, 27

14

38

'_'_"'_

26

39

_

33

29

\

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

23

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271815

23

25

26

27

29

13

14

16

17

31

32

33

34

37

38

39

45

81

3

4

5

6

7

1

2

8

10

11

12

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

170547

17720408

149723

144069

144068

138129

171877

145552

STD551125

STD522507

165287

148456

STD551237

17060624

169837

145996

73920600

152927

137180

157103

161696

123487X

106082X

8543R

148315

109227X

17000612

73510400

DESCRIPTION

Control, Throt Paddle

Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2

Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 42E707-2275-E1

Muffler Exhaust

Exhaust Asm. Left

Exhaust Asm. Right

ClampTube Double Engine

Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sems

Heat Shield Lt

Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4

Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75

Gasket, Muffler

Tube Drain Oil Easy

Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2

Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard

ControlChoke

Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf

Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange

Arrestor, Spark

Tank, Fuel

CapFuelGuage

Clamp, Hose

Spacer Pad

Line, Fuel

Plug, Oil Drain Easy

Pad Idler

Sc'_ew Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Stader Nut

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

43

SEAT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

5

5

i

I

I

I

I

I

21

11

12

KEY

NO.

PART

NO.

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

8

9

10

11

12

180597

180166

71110616

19131610

145006

STD541437

124181X

17000616

19131614

180186

166369

121246X

DESCRIPTION

Seat

Bracket, Pivot, Seat

Bolt

Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge

Clip, Push-In Hinged

Nut

Spring, Seat

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2

Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge

Pan, Seat

Knob Seat

Bracket, Switch Mounting

KEY PART

NO.

NO,

13

14

15

16

17

21

22

24

DESCRIPTION

121248X

72050412

134300

Bushing, Snap

Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2

Spacer, Split .28 x .88

121250X

123976X

171852

Spring

Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

STD541431 Nut

19171912 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

44

DECALS

TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271815

6

8 7

5

11

7

13

15 m

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

5

6

7

8

9

11

3

4

1

2

156439

176681

171696

171697

177253

133644

177265

171808

163204

156368

DESCRIPTION

Decal, Fender Danger Sears

Decal, Engine

Decal, Hood, R.H.

Decal, Hood, L.H.

Decal, Hood Side

Decal, Maintenance

Decal, Lower Dash

Decal, Rplcmnt

Decal, Fender, Craftsman Gold

Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst F-JS

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

13

15

19

20

21

22

- -

- -

- -

- -

- -

146046

160396

138047

172331

179128

149516

138311

165800X428

165799X428

182444

182445

DESCRIPTION

Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor

Decal, Mower Drive Schematic

Decal, Battery Diehard Sears

Decal, Deck Sears

Decal, Deck

Decal, Battery

Decal, Lift Handle

Pad Footrest LH STLT

Pad Footrest RH STLT

Owner's Manual, English

Owner's Manual, Spanish

WHEELS

AND TIRES

4,10

11

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

59192

65139

106222X

59904

Valve Cap, Tire

Stem, Valve

Tire, Front

Tube, Front Tire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

106732X427 Rim, Front

278H

9040t-I

Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)

Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel

Only)

106108X427 Rim, Rear

122082X Tire, Rear

7152J Tube, Rear Tire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

104757X428

Cap, Axle

11

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

13

19

5

6

13

19

20

6

1

_,_

161718 20

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

3

6

7

4

5

8

11

12

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

31

32

DESCRIPTION

159460

159471

105767X

Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly

Shaft Assembly, Lift

Pin, Gf'oove

12000002

19211621

120183X

125631X

122365X

139865

139866

E-Ring

Washer 21/32 x I x 21 Gauge

Bearing, Nylon

Grip, Handle, Fluted

Button, Plunger, Red

Link, Lift, LH.

Link, Lift, RH.

STD624008 Retainer Spring

173288 Link, Front

73350800

165689

73800800

Nut, Hex, Jam

Trunnion

1/2-13 UNC

Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC

139868

163552

169865

73540600

Arm, Suspension, Rear

Retainer Spring

Bearing, Pvt, Lift

Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

47

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

46

44_52 55,

i

34

1

118

\

2

16

5

6

19F 21

48

21

27

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR -- MODEL N UMBER 917.271815

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

40

44

45

46

48

26

27

28

29

30

22

23

24

25

18

19

20

21

13

14

15

16

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

1

2

3

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

165892

STD533107

138017

165460

STD624008

130832

850857

STD551137

140296

134149

137645

128774

110485X

174493

7214O505

132827

159770

STD541431

134753

131267

105304X

123713X

110452X

130968X428

19111016

131491

157722

129963

153535

178342

STD53-3717

133835

131494

STD551037

STD541437

140088

STD624003

137729

133944

174284

131340

STD541410

139888

131845

133943

155046

Mower Deck Assembly, 42"

Bolt

Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,

Front

Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck

Retainer Spring

Arm, Suspension, Rear

Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8

Washer, Lock

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented

Housing, Mandrel, Vented

Bearing, Ball, Mandrel

Stripper, Mower Deck

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 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 Ga.

Rod, Hinge

Screw Thdrol Washer Head

Washer, Spacer

Pulley, Mandrel

Nut, Toplock, Flanged

Bolt

Fastner, Christrnas Tree

Pulley, Idler, Flat

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16

Gauge

Nut Crownloek 3/8-16 UNC

Guard, Mandrel, LH.

Retainer

Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8

Washer, Hardened

Roller Assembly, Cam Follower

Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5

Loeknut

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, Idler

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

56

59

67

68

165723

141043

149846

Spacer, Retainer

Guard, TUV Idler

Knob Custom Oval

144959 V-Belt

STD541437 Nut

92

101

102

136420 MulcherCover

103

104

71081010

19061216

Screw Pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/8

Washer

Latch Assembly, Bagger

Nut, Weld

#10

STD551110 Washer, Lock

105 160793

106 2029J

111

112

179292

179293

113 17060508

114 STD541431

115 72110505

116 4898H t17 165746

118 73930600

119

129

STD551037

19131312

130 STD523710

Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.

Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.

Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2

Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC

Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 5/8

Bolt, Shoulder

Wheel, Gauge

Nut, Centedock

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1

Gr. 5

3/8-16

Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.

131 STD533710

142 165890

143 157109

144

145

146

151

152

158634

165888

171977

147 131335

148 169022

149 165898

150 19091216

168670

169676

Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1

Arm Spring Brake Mower

Bracket Arm Idler 42"

Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable

Pulley Idler Flat

Bolt Carriage Idler

Spring Extension

Spring Return Idler

Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc

Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Clutch

Cable Clulch 42 In

153 169674

154 169675

155 169671

156

169672

157 169669

158 17720408

159 STD533717

- -

130794

- 169583

Washer Flat 3/8" Type B

Spring Retainer

Spring Retention Lever

Spacer

Rod Clutch

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2

Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4

Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key

Numbers 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 33)

Replacement Mower, Complete

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

49

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMB ER 917.271815

PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C

O_-71B

35A

6/

#

157

47

8

7O 8A

8

11

B3

44

42A

157

29

35

NUMBERS HERE

50

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMB ER 917.271815

PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

3

4

1

2

5

6

6A

7

8

8A

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

17

778370

786188

18

20

21

786102

792077A

792078

22

25

792079

792073A

25A

792177

26 792125

27

28

29

792035

788040

780072

29A 780160

29B 780051

29C

780199

30 780108

31 780001

31A 780195

32

34

788083

780194

35 780193

35A 780197

36 790075

37 790007

38 799021

772147

780086A

770128

776395

776409

778364

778369

778330

792180

792047

784352

784378

778334

778309

778368

778368

DESCRIPTION

Transaxle Cover

Needle Bearing 5/8"

Transaxle Case

Countershaft

Output Shaft

Spur Gear (38 teeth)

Spur Gear (15 teeth)

Spur Gear (11 teeth)

Shift Key

Woodruff Key #9

Shift Collar

Shift Rod & Fork

Bevel Gear (30 teeth)

Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)

Bevel Gear (13 teeth)

(Include. 14)

Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)

(Include, 13)

Ring Gear (43 teeth)

Drive Pin

Spacer 1.130 X .695

Ball 5/16" dia

Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"

Spring .310 OD x .625 L

Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"

Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"

Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)

Retaining Ring

Retaining Ring

Thrust Washer

.627 ID x .031W

ThrustWasher

,762 ID x .031W

Thrust Washer

,762 ID x ,031W

Anti-Rotation Washer .632

CupWasher

1.127 ID x .032W

Flat Washer ,750 ID x .056W

(Use As Needed)

Flat Washer

.750 ID x ,062W

Oil Seal 5/8"

Bushing .563

Flanged Bushing 5/8" ID

Flanged Bushing .751

Brake Disk

Brake Pad Plate

Brake Pad (pkg of 2)

39

40

786026

792076A

56

57

58

59

60

61

65

41A 790079

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

42 792073A

42A

792085A

43 792075

44 790025

52

53

54

786066

786086

774690

774691

778356

778338

778354

778352

778350

778346

778355

778337

778353

778351

778349

778345

780189

66

67

69

70

71

776422

776396

792170

786187

788069

71B 788092

76 780090

77

79

82

788078A

792144

778333

83

778338

85

87

792154

788089A

150 788093A

157

788088A

180

730229A

900 794712

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Dowel Pin

FlatWasher

.312 ID x .059W

Brake Lever

Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1 /4"

Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"

Locknut 5 / 16 - 24

Brake Pad Holder

Spacer .2625 x 1.0

Brake Lever Bracket

Axle (11-15/16" Long)

Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)

Spur Gear (29 teeth)

Spur Gear (27 teeth)

Spur Gear (23 teeth)

Spur Gear (19 teeth)

Spur Gear (16 teeth)

Spur Gear (15 teeth)

Spur Gear (11 teeth)

Spur Gear (13 teeth)

Spur Gear (17 teeth)

Spur Gear (21 teeth)

Spur Gear (24 teeth)

Spur Gear (25 teeth)

Flat Washer

.563 ID x .062W

Input Shaft

Shifter & Brake Shaft

Retaining Ring

Spacer .890

Square Cut Ring

"O" Ring

FlatWasher

1.128 ID x .058W

Inverted Retaining Ring

Spring .430 OD x .5000 L

Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth)

Spur Gear (27 teeth)

Oil Fill Plug

Oil Seal 9 / 16"

Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone

Oil Seal 3/4"

Gear Oil 80W90

Replacement MST

206-545C Transaxie

NOTE: All component dimensions given in

U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

51

TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271815

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1

52

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1

643(

297_

3341 3331_

53

267 _

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1

3091

7831

513

10901 802_,

1051_

697_

y

803

797A"

797_

544

801

7261

C?

165_

695

I 1036 LABEL-EMISSION

I

1005_

73_

332_

934_ 75_

1006

_

842_:_

51_

51A_

358 ENGINE GASKET SET

691:240

12A_ 7_

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54

TRACTOR

-- MODEL N UMBER 917.271815

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

4

5

5A

7

7A

8

9

10

11

12

t2

12

498583

399265

391086

493304

493457

493458

271867

271868

495754

27803

690334

691899

692292

271188

271189

12A 692287

13

15

16

18

19

20

22

22A 691104

23

24

691976

222698

25

25

696397

696398

25

25

32

33

34

35

36

26

26

26

26

27

28

28

29

29

40 690656

40A 691939

42

45

46

47

48

691651

690946

690636

495901

399264

291675

693972

696399

696400

696403

696404

696405

696406

691299

498319

498320

394306

397158

691133

691794

691804

691605

691597

494553

691800

214484

691964

499945

.$

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.$

50

51

691709

692278°

51A 692219

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54 93208

73

74

75

692527

691677

691056

Cylinder Assembly

Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto

Side)

Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)

Sump-Engine

Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)

Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)

Gasket-Cylinder Head

(Cylinder 1)

Gasket-Cylinder Head

(Cylinder 2)

Breather Assembly

Gasket-Breather

Screw (Breather Cover)

Tube-Breather

Gasket-Crankcase (.015"

Thick)

Gasket-Crankcase (.005"

Thick)

Gasket-Crankcase (.009"

Thick)

Gasket-Crankcase

Screw (Cylinder Head)

Plug-Oil Drain

Crankshaft

Cover-Crankcase

Kit-Bushing/Seal (PTO Side)

Seal-Oil (PTO Side)

Screw (Engine Sump)

Screw (Crankcase Cover)

Flywheel

Key-Flywheel

Piston Assembly (Standard)

Piston Assembly (.010"

Oversize)

Piston Assembly (.020"Oversize)

Piston Assembly (.030"

Oversize)

Ring Set (Standard)

Ring Set (.010" Oversize)

Ring Set (.020"Oversize)

Ring Set (.030" Oversize)

Lock-Piston Pin

Pin-Piston (Standard)

Pin-Piston (.005 O.S.)

Rod-Connecting (Standard)

Rod-Connecting (.020

Undersize)

Screw (Connecting Rod)

Valve-Exhaust

Valve-Intake

Spring-Valve (Intake)

Spring-Valve (Exhaust)

Retainer-Valve

Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)

Keeper-Valve

Tappet-Valve

Camshaft

Slinger-Oil

Short Block (460707-2637-E2

Replacement Engine)

Manifold-Intake

Gasket-Intake

Gasket-Intake

Screw (Intake Manifold)

Screen-Rotating

Screw (Rotating Screen)

Washer (Flywheel) 55

91

95

97

98

693483

690718

693485

807923

102 693509

104

693506

105 692078

107 693482

108 693505

109 693498

117

693507

118 693499

119 690720

121 693503

122 691928

125 693480

130 693504

133 693512

146 691639

147 693508

161 691401

163 690273

165 693148

186 691764

187 499167

188 691003

197 690364

202 690570

203 493230

205 690322

209 691273

211 691807

212 693544

219 696376

220 690412

222 691366

227 690762

231 690718

235 691206

240 394358

267 690316

276 691872

276A 693497

276B 693510

278 692810

297 691331

304 691391

305 690960

306 690414

306A 690435

307 691003

309 497596

310 690323

311 497608

332 691059

333 394891

334 691061

337 802592

358 495868

359 691077

365 690321

373 691612

NOTE:

All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

Body-Upper Carburetor

Q Screw (Throttle Valve)

Shaft-Throttle

Kit-Idle Speed

Gasket-Carburetor

Body

O Pin-Float Hinge

O Valve- Float Needle

Body-Lower Carburetor

Valve-Choke

Shalt-Choke

CI Jet-Main (Standard)

Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Screw (Upper Body To Lower

Body)

Kit-Carburetor Overhaul

Spacer-Carburetor

Carburetor

Valve-Throttle

Float-Carburetor

Key-Timing

Jet-Pilot

Base-Air Cleaner

Gasket-Air Cleaner

Nut (Ring Gear)

Connector-Hose

Line-Fuel (Cut to Required

Length)

Screw (Control Bracket)

Screw (Back Plate)

Link-Mechanical Governor

Bell Crank

Screw (Bell Crank)

Spring-Governor

Spring-Governor Idler

Throttle Link

Gear-Governor

Washer (_Governor Gear)

Bracket-Control

Lever-Governor Control

Screw (Choke Valve)

Shield-Fuel Spray

Filter-Fuel

Screw (Casing Clamp)

Washer-Sealing

O Washer-Sealing

Washer-Sealing

Washer (Governor Control

Lever)

Nut (Air Filter Retainer)

Housing-Blower

Screw (Blower Housing)

Shield-Cylinder

Shield-Cylinder

Screw (Cylinder Shield)

Motor-Starter

Bolt (Starter Motor)

Brush Set

Nut (Flywheel)

Armature-Magneto

Screw (Magneto Armature)

Plug-Spark

Engine Gasket Set

Washer (Ground Terminal)

Screw (Carburetor)

Nut (Ground Terminal)

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271815

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

383 89838

391 693487

Wrench-Spark Plug

Body-Fuel Pump

392 693491 (a+ Spring-Pump Diaphragm

394 693489 Q+ Diaphragm-Carburetor

394A 693488 Q+ Diaphragm-Carburetor

395 690481

404 690442

425 691675

Valve Chamber Cover

Washer (Governor Crank)

Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)

432 693492 1_+ Cap-Spring

434 693493 Cover-Diaphragm

435 693494

441 691176

445 394019

Screw (Diaphragm Cover)

Bracket-Oil Fill

Filter-Air

447 690297

449 691044

474 696459

505 691029

507 691972

510

497606

513 692024

520 691084

523 691385

524 280860

525 690823

544 692034

551 690415

552 690552

552A 690553

562 690311

573 696040

601 95162

615 690317

616 491530

Screw (Air Guide Cover)

Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)

Alternator

Nut (Governor Control Lever)

Insulator

Drive-Starter

Clutch-Drive

Ground Terminal

Dipstick

° Seal-Dipstick Tube

Dipstick Tube

Armature-Starter

Valve Cover

Bushing-Governor

Bushing-Governor

Crank

Crank

Bolt (Governor Control Lever)

Plate-Back

Clamp-Hose

Retainer-Governor Shaft

Crank-Governor

629 262539

635 66538

643

496700

689 690555

691 690657

695 693149

697 691625

725 280866

726 391362

741 691285

742 690328

783 693059

789 695050

797 690958

Spring-Throttle

Boot-Spark Plug

Return

Retainer-Air Filter

Spring-Friction

° Seal-Governor Shaft

Screw (Ring Gear)

Screw (Drive Cap)

Shield-Heat

Gear-Ring

Gear-Tirrfing

Retainer-E-Ring

Gear-Pinion

Harness-Wiring

Nut (Starter Terminal)

KEY PART

NO.

NO, DESCRIPTION

797A 693167

801 691967

802 497607

803 691427

Nut (Starter Terminal)

Cap-Drive

Cap-End

Housing-Starter

807 693511

842 271170

847 495715

851 493880

Spacer (Throttle Shaft)

° Seal-Dipstick/Tube

Dipstick/Tube Assembly

Terminal-Sparkplug

859 693490 O+ Gasket-Carburetor Pump

861 693502 Kit-Fuel Pump

865 691196

865A 691197

868 692324

Cover-Air Guide

Cover-Air Guide

:I: Seal-Valve

869 261463

870 262924

871 261961

871 231218

918 393815

Seat-Valve (Intake)

Seat-Valve (Exhaust)

Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)

Bushing-Guide (Intake)

Hose-Vacuum (Cut to

Required Length)

Screw (Fan Retainer)

Solenoid-Fuel

934 691058

947 693495

955 693513

967 272490

968 691207

971 691100

1005 498157

1006 691247

1019 496726

1036 695702

1051 691265

1058 274796

1090 691293

1095 498047

Plug-Carburetor

Filter-Air

Cover-Air Cleaner

Screw (Air Cleaner Base)

Fan-Flywheel

Retainer-Fan

Label Kit

Label-Emission

Ring-Retaining

Owner's Manual

Retainer-Brush

Gasket Set-Valve

1119 691183

1132 690353

1136 690329

1137 690390

1138 690330

1154 690366

Screw (Alternator)

Screw (Oil Slinger)

Screw (High Speed Control)

Washer (High Speed Control)

Nut (High Speed Control)

Screw (Valve Chamber

Cover)

O

-1:

+

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.

358

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.

No. 121

Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.

1095

Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No. 861

NOTE:

All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

56

57

58

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