Owner's Manual ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917,270681 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts differently from built engines, Before operates you start the enThis product haspreviously a low emission engine which gine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Wa_ranty .......... ._. ...... :...... i ...................... 2 Safety Rules .................. :...................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 5 Assembly ........... _...... _........................... 7 Operation ........... i ...... ':...... :................... 10 Main!ena, nce _...... !.....!_....._ .................. Maintenance Schedule ...................... 1 Service and Adjustments .................... ,_ Storage ............................................... ; Troubleshooting ................................. ; Repair Parts ........................................ Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cov 17 LIMIT_:D rWo YE/_,R V_ARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS F_r tw_ (2)_years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is m_mtaa!ned', ub_!cated and tLlned up according to the instructions in the owners manuat, Sears will repai_ or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective ir material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking 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, damag4 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 it purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking 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 2 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. GENERAL OPERATION can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • 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 mowerrelated injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which • 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. 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 responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. 3 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. • 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. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • 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. 4 _Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR _FETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. PRODUCT Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 1.25 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OILTYPE API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) 3.0 PINTS OIL CAPACITY: SPARK PLUG: GAP: .030") VALVE ;LEARANCE: GROUND (MPH): _tLCAUTION- Tow only the attachments 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 _UWrtractor. ARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. SPEED TIRE PRESSURE: CHAMPION REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RC12YC • Read and observe the safety rules. • Fellow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. INTAKE: .003-.005 EXHAUST: 005-.007 FORWARD:5.2 REVERSE: 2.7 FRONT: REAR: _, 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 attester 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 taws apply on federal _ands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 14PSI 12 PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: 3 AMPS BATTERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS BATTERY: AMP/HR: 25 MIN. CCA: 190 CASE SIZE: U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 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 remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. RESPONSIBILITIES 5 Steering Steering Wheel Insert Wheel (1) Large Flat Washer I_(1) (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (1) Lock 3/8 washer Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1 (1) Locknut 5/16-18 Steering __ Boot I _ Extension Shaft Steering Steering Wheel Adapter Seat (_Washer (]_1_32 xl-3/16 Gauge x12 (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 1) Knob Keys Slope Sheet F-] Video Cassette 6 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR ,. A sockei wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. UNPACK Insert Hex Bolt Lock Washer _3/8 q'J_ , (t) 9/t6"wrench (t) Pliers (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (t) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON _ ' _-3/8 J Large Flat Washer _+,-_ jSteering Boot Steering Wheel !_ii_;_ ,-_ // ' }_ Tabs i Adapter_ FROM _c...._Extension Shaft CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton. • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of shipping carton, and lay panels flat. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove. Steering_ Shaft ",, " _" _ _, "-. ,'_, _ • ,'' ;_-" lad Slots • Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. • Remove protective materials from tractor hood and gdlt. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roli off skid. BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT • 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. • Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY • Lift seat pan to raised postion and open battery box door. • 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 610 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for charging structions.) INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Remove steerng wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 7 TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _"'REMOVE THE FOLLOWING BULLET FOR MODELS WITH ELECTRIC LIFT. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmissio_ (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). • Roll tractor forward off skid. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. Terminal Battery Door INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. • Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely. • Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) AWARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. • Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. • Check engine oil level and fill fuel tanl. with gasoline. • Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set th_ parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. • Release parking brake. • Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. • Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever il neutral position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow .ou,e oat: '_'_ °_ Flat Washer Adjustment Knob NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 8 INSTALL MULCHER PLATE belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. (If previously removed) • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. • Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. 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. V'CHECKLIST _I,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. Mulcher Plate Shield Latch Hooks f 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. 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 manual. and Adjustments section of this CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive 9 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. ,I 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. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. 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. •/ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. nBATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST @ @ SLOW @i L ENG,HEON ENG,NEOFF O,LPRESSURE L,GHTSON OVE,_TMF_[ FUEL CHOKE r 't ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED @_(_) R N REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT IGNITION DANGER, MOWER CLUTCH HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED H L HtGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR DISENGAGE[_ (SEE SAFETY UNLOCKED MOWER PARKING SLOPE BRAKE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (Automatic 10 Models only) LIFT KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S YOUR TRACTOR MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Light Switch Ignition Switch Clutch. Lever _ Ammeter Lift ._-- - ~- -. _ Throttle/Choke Control _[_ _" Lever Plunger _ ,',,'L_._ _ Attachment Lift Lever ' Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Speed 3 MPH 2MPH 1 MPH Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starling the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROLUsed for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. 11 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 NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator .presence sensing switch. When engine is runnJng, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. • Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Clutch "Engaged" Throttle/ Choke Lever Position____ _ _(_\/ _&\/_fi • 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. Ignition Key "Disengaged" \3A Position f_--_S_' /'/ :_i Z\e-/ Clutch/ Parking Brake Position TO USE THRO'I-rLE 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 MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Motion Control Lever "Disengaged" Position "Brake"\ Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. • Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow CONTROL position. 12 The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. • Select desired height of cut. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control. 41_ CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place, Attachment Clutch "Engaged" Position TO OPERATE ON HILLS ACAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TOTRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. Attachemnt High Position Low Position 13 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.). 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. AI_ 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 ,_cur. 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. TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS 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. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. • Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. • 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. Fill Cap/ _\ Dipstick ADDGASOLINE 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). 14 WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) • When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 o F and below) • When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP • Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: • Be sure the tractor is on level ground. • Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. • Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. 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. PURGE TRANSMISSION _CAUTION: Never engage or disengage treewneel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmissiol require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstall_ tion before operating the tractor. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal. • Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. • Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. • Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation. 15 MOWING TIPS MULCHING • 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 tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. • 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 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. IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they 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. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. MOWING TIPS Max 1/3" K .) 16 FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE - _ J O£-/_ _£-._/¢ ::::::Oe::°° T Check Operator Presence Inlerlock Systems and I_ Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades V*4 T Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level 1_6 Clean Battery and Terminals II_ Check Transaxle v' R Chart Ili/ Cooling I_ # I_ Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension Adiust Motion Drive Belt(s) Check Engine Change Oil Level Engine 1_5 Tension V'_ I_ Oi_ _23 E Clean Air Filter _2 N Clean VP_ G Inspect Muffler/SparkArrester E Air Screen Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) Replace Spark If _.; Plug II/ Clean Engine C°°ling Fins Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace 1_2 Fuel Filter I - Change more o_en when operating under a heavy toad or in high ambient 2 - Service more often when operating kl dirty or dusty _nd_ions temperatures 3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours¸ 4 - P,ep_a_e I_ades mole r)i_e_ w_e_ n_ow_T_9_ sandy sml. GENERAL I 5 - 1_equippe0 _iIth adlUStable system e - Not requ#ed if equipped with mainte_lar_e-free RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION 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 Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. • Check for loose fasteners. batten/¸ 7 - Tighlen front axle pivot bolt to 35 ;1-Ibs m_ximum _ n_ _r_gh_ Zerk CHART ;'%: Zerk Wheel Bearing Zerk ng Zerl_ I I I I (_SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL _REFERTO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants dust arid did that will shorten • • • • will attract the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 17 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which 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 operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement 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. IMPORTANT: To ensure bly, center hole in blade star on mandrel assembly. • Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer an( flat washer in exact order as shown. • Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly Trailing Edge Up _/_ .- Blade Center Hole Flat Washer_ Lock Washer Hex Bolt ( *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 b_ade 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 wilt neec 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 hole the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end o the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. J BLADE REMOVAL • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. proper assemmust align with 18 J BATTERY TRANSAXLE Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • 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. The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required fol the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND PUMP FLUID ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG or SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. • Open battery box door. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oi! consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. 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. TFIANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to c_ean cooling fins. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. • After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 19 • 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. _,)k,_(', I _ '_OII ,, If! Fill Oil Drain 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. • Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. • Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt. • Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. • To reassemble, reverse above procedure. • If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner. • Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. • Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Remove cartridge nut. • Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clea_ base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. • Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. • Reinstall cartridge, nut, 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 deteriora. tion of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dr cartridge. . Cover --"_ _;_ _oam P're-_---t_ L, leaner : Knob Cartridge i :"_ r n Nut Paper Cartridge _Base MUFFLER Screws Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. Dipstick Tube Assembly 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. Engine Cooling Fins 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. • Remove knob(s) and cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER • Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. • Wash it in liquid detergent and water. • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. • Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. [i :i • _ _ Blower Housing Screws ?"-----_ Cover IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carbure tor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. 20 C::I CamP 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 oul Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels • • • • • • CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.Tractor TRACTOR • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other thar the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring onto square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor • Lower lift lever to its lowest position. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll belt off engine pulley. • Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. • Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. • Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Link Retainer Sprin Anti-Sway (Both Sides) Housing Guide Large Retainer Spring 21 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. Bottom edge of mower to • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on 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. o_,_\ , o o, .. Mandrel Bottom edge of mower to Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length ground __ A_-\ ground VGround © Lift Link Adjustment _ Line V ]'T A Suspension Arm Z L_._ Nut 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 22 TO REPLACE DRIVE BELT MOWER BLADE With Parking Brake "Engaged" Nut "A" The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL - - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO. REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. • Pull belt away from mower. m Nut BELT INSTALLATION • install new belt in reverse order of removal. • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. _ ii__ Operatin , ,; ._1_1,. (_ /I Arm __ i ly I Do Not touch this nut, If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/ Mandrel department Idler TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal or bottom side of left footrest. • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. It tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department. ./ .b-_,,, engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing procedure. Engine ----------Pulley Clutching Stationary Idler-Idle r---..-_ Transmission Input Pulley_ 23 0 "% . .,,-" above TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT FRONT • Block up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. • On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. 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. Washers Retaining Axle Cover I Square Key .....-_ (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY "2""2 CAUTION: _': i_ Adjustment TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. • Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. • Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. • Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. • While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. • Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: • Loosen the adjustment bolt. • Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. • Start engine and test. • If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Neutral Motion Control Lever Lock Gate k. WHEEL Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. WHEEL 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. batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. Bolt REMOVAL/ TO ADJUST STEERING ALIGNMENT Lead-acid 24 TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. • Connect the other end of the BLACK Battery Dec Box cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. Keps_ Nut ._ ......... TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. • RED cable last from both batteries. Positive Terminal Negative Terminal \ _iiii! I/ Positive (Red) Cable REPLACING (Black) BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill, • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. • Close hood. 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 BATTERY _iL 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. • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. • Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and nut. Tighten securely. • Close battery box door. ex Bolt Negative Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT Negative Terminal Positive Terminal _"' _'_.. ........ ! INTERLOCKS Battery H "'"r _ Replace with 15 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedure. Hood , 25 ,_ _ Headlight Wire Connector TO ADJUST CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idl_ fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. 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 idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply o4 fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT" Damage to the needle valve and the seatin carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an 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: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. • Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. Governor Control Holes "A" Lever Governor Control Plate Clamp Screw Cable 26 PRELIMINARY SETTING - Idle Speed Screw • Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. • Be sure the throttle control cable adjusted properly FINAL SETTING (see r_ -.--- __.,...Throttle -_ -. Lever is above). - • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. • While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. Idle Mixture with Limiter ACCELERATION TEST ,, Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. 27 Valve _ 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. A(_ CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. • Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch up all rested or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. 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. • Drain the fuel tank. • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINEOIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. • Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER 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 TERMINALS" 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. • 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. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent _uUmdeposits from forming in essential el system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels 9called gasohol or using 28 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM Will not start CHART • CAUSE Out of fuel. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. • • • • Bad spark plug. Didy air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. • • • • • • Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment, Service Adjustments Engine valves out of adjustment. • • • • • Hard to start Engine will not turn over _• Dirty air filter. • Bad spark plug. • • • Weak fuel or dead Dirty filter. battery. Stale or dirty fuel. • • • • • • • Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment • • Engine valves out of adjustment. ,- • Clutch/brake pedal not depressed • Attachment clutch is engaged. • Weak or dead battery. • Blown fuse. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Faulty ignition switch. • Faulty solenoid or starter, Faulty operator switch(es). Engine clicks but will not start • • • • • • presence Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 29 CORRECTION Fill fuel tank. See"TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" ir section, Contact an authorized service center/department. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug, Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. Contact an authorized servicq center/department. Depress Disengage • • • • • • • • • • • clutch/brake attachment pedal. clutch Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switcl" Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact an authorized servic_ center/department. Recharge or replace battery, Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power • I CORRECTION Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. Engine valves out of adjustment. Worn, bent or loose blade. • Bent blade mandrel. Loose/damaged part(s). • • Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. in fuel. Spark plug wire loose. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Enginecontinues to run when operator leaves seat with attach ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven • • • Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower housing. • Clean/replace air filter. • Check oil level/change oil. • Clean and regap or change spark plug. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Connect and tighten spark plug wire. • Clean engine air screen/ fins. • Clean/replace muffler. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. Water Excessive vibration • • Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/department. Worn, bent or loose blade. • Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. • • 3O Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Replace blade mandrel. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. • • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace blade mandrel. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. tROUBLESHOOTING CHART CAUSE PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate • • Remove obstruction. • Replace mower drive belt. • • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. • • Replace Replace idler pulley. blade mandrel. • Engine speed too slow. • • • Travel speed too fast. Wet grass. • • • • Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure • • • Worn, bent or loose blade. • • • • • Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. • Improper • Place throttle control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. Check tires for proper air pressure. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace mower drive belt. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. Replace with blades listed in this manual. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • Poor grass discharge Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge • • • • • Switch Bulb(s) Faulty Loose • • • • • Blown fuse. • Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. Replace fuse. • • • Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. • • • Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. Replace regulator. • Replace Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. • Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. • • • Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" blades used. • • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. • Loss of drive CORRECTION is "OFF". burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds stopping engine. 31 • alternator. • Purge transmission. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. SERVICE NOTES 32 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 SCHEMATIC REO BATTERY A FUSE AMMETER (OPTtONAL) , _ wH,,E i -)G STARTER -] BLACK , © : ,<_f______ REO --K _ I SOLENOID i CLLUTCH / BF_A-K _" (PEDAL All UP) WHITE IGNITION SWITCH .... WI'_TE , __ _ I SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) / I i_i_l .......... i BLACK /7 BLACK • BLUE (OPTIONAL) _ FUEL_ I _LINE I i BLACK IGNITION UNiT _ _ GAP SPARK PLUG (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES) __., I CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 3 AMP DC O 3600 RPM FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID IFSOEQU;PPED RED _ VOLTS AC iVaN @ 3600 RPM (CHARGIN6 sYSTEM °I,_CONNECT "_---_..._ _ r"_ " _ G L- .... ' / IGNITION BROWN -0-NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 RUN/LIGH1 B+A1 RUN B+AI ST_,RT 3÷S+A1 NONE A2+L NONE NONE i 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. 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, 33 _ ED) _ ' Y____'I'_" NOTE .zh .J:: , • TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 ELECTRICAL I I 70 I 26 I 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION\ t 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 70 Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4 Case Battery Switch, Interlock Push-In Harness Asm Light W/4152j Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga 1t" red Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red Fuse 15AMP Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black Switch Plunger Nc Gray Switch Ign Key Ign Harness tgn Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 CoverTerminal Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp Protection Wire Loop Harness Engine 144925 74760412 156417 153664 166182 4152J 4799J 146147 166180 73510400 4207J 121305X 163968 140403 170217 71110408 131563 145673 121433X 141940 170243 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 29 28 12 53 55 208 54 60 31 / 3 74 / 2O6 \ 3 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 212 -- Chassis Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4 Panel, Dash, L.H. Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L Panel, Dash, R.H. HoodAssembly BumperHood Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Nut Insert Lens Reflective Lens, Grille Fend/Ftrest Bracket, Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear Nut Lock w/insert 1/4-20 UNC Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Bracket Grille Pickoff LH Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 Bracket Grille Pickoff RH Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x _75 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8016 UNC Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Grille/Lens Assembly Ptug, Button 169830 169061 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 155927 145660 169117X010 144983X558 126938X 19131312 STD541437 156725X558 155217X599 164918X558 139976 17490508 169834 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STD522507 72140606 154798 STD541437 165867 154966 154207 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 165919 5479J NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm dimensions given in U.S. inches 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 GROUND DRIVE 116 ,£,_-202 f /150 48 i_ 51 t 24 : 26 _ _26 2519 1 75 38 151 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 165866 STD561210 STD551125 74490544 73800500 130564 169498 73350600 106888X 19131316 STD561210 145204 71673 130807 74760512 155071 120183X 19211616 1572H 131494 72110622 4470J 165838 19131312 127783 154407 123205X STD523715 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 74760620 140294 169691 17060612 8883R 140186 71170764 10040700 154778 Transmission (See Breakdown) Hydro Gear Model 322-0510 Rod, Shift Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1 Washer Lock 1/4 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut, Lock Hex w/Ins 5/16-18 UNC Knob Rod, Brake Nut Spring, Rod, Brake Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transmission Bolt Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Idler, Flat Bolt Spacer, Split Keeper, Belt, Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Pulley, Idler, V-Belt Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drustl Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut NutCrownlock 5/t6-28 Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Drive Keeper, Belt, Center Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper, Belt Engine Hydro 1 8 10 14 15 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 103 134683 169183 19132012 169182 169496 121749X 12000001 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 169843 164890X428 124346X 170201 STD624003 73940800 Guide, Belt, Mower Drive RH Strap, Torque, Lh Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. Strap, Torque, Rh Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Ring, E Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Spring, Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Tranaaxle Console, Shift Nut Selt-Thd Wshd 1/4 Control Asm Bypass Hydro Spring, Retainer 1" Nut, Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 116 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 72110610 165850 19133210 166002 165589 165494 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 202 205 72110612 19171616 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Washer 5/16 x 1.0 x 1.25 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Tapered Flange Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Grl 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 x 1 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga. Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16 x 1.0 x .t25 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastener Cross Shaft Nyliner Snap-In Washer Nyliner Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Bolt RdHd Sqnk 5/16-18 Unc x 1 Bolt Carr. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Washer 17/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 STEERING ASSEMBLY _38 63 I .... - .... J J 1 62 27 68 7 2_ 25 26 4O 4O 67 67 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 62 63 65 66 67 68 79 80 82 85 PART NO. 139768 154427 156483 157473 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 169832 STD551137 136518 145212 156546 57079 160395 165857 165851 154406 126847X 136874 19131416 17060612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 STD541537 100711L 145054X428 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M STD541431 74780520 167902 STD523710 160367 154404 72110618 169829 19132012 74950612 169835 133835 DESCRIPTION Steering Wheel Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-!/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Bearing, SteeringColumn Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Hex Flange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support, Shaft Screw, Hex Wsh Hd Torx Pittman Shaft Assembly Bracket, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Kit Steering Asm Service Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5 Spacer Brace Axle Bearing Arm Pittman Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-!/4 Axle, Brace Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Fastener Christmas Tree NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 ENGINE / 9 72 62 .... _ _ 81 / 14 15 _ / 38 31 29 r OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 78 13 4 Ill i I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 162157 17720410 4 13 14 15 16 23 29 31 32 33 37 137352 165291 13280324 13200300 STD551237 169837 137180 109202X 158990 123487X 137040 38 40 44 45 46 62 72 78 81 ...... 124028X 17490412 17060612 19091416 STD551131 71070512 17060620 128861 DESCRIPTION Control Throt/Ch Lh Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) Bdggs Model 311707-0132-E1 Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt X 3" Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Shield Browning/Debris Guard Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented Clamp Hose BIk Line Fuel 20" Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown) Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16 Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4 Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4 Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6. 7 8 9 10 11 12 140122 140551 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 155925 166369 121246X KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Uric Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 X 1 Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat Adj Wingnut Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 PART NO. 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X DESCRIPTION Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc 8o_1Shoutder 5/16-18 Ur_c-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 DECALS 13 6 4 3 5 13 10 2O 9 21 12 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 PART NO. 156811 171761 171696 171697 133644 166887 163204 156439 146046 163252 160396 WHEELS KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Decal, Oper. Instr. Decal,Replacement Decal, Hood, R.H. Decal, Hood, L.H. Decal, Customer Maintenance Decal, Deck Mower EZ Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic Decal, Dash Panel Decal, V-Belt Schematic 15 20 21 --- --- - & TIRES KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 - - 11 PART NO. 174794 149516 163205 169210 138311 165800X428 165799X428 174790 174791 PART NO. 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X427 278H 9040H 106108X427 106268X 7152J ! O4757X 144334 DESCRIPTION Decal, Engine Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal, Fender Sd. Wht Decal, By-Pass Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish DESCRIPTION Cap Value Tire Stem Value Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Inner Front #35060 Rim Asm 6"front White Service Fitting Grease Bearing Flange Rim Asm 8"rear White Service Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 2O _ ,o1_2_ 15 20\ S 46 ",s TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 PART NO. DESCRIPTION 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 173288 73350800 130171 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger Shaft Asm. Lift Pin Groove E Ring #5133-62 Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga. Bearing Nylong Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Read Link Asm Lift L.H. Link Asm Lift R.H. Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion BIk Zinc Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt. Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 MOWER DECK 103 105 _47 142 106 101 34 o_21 27 5 6 19 21 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 165892 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 165460 STD624008 130832 850857 STD551 ! 37 140296 134149 129895 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 128774 110485X 140329 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 134753 131267 105304X 1237!3X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 157722 129963 153535 137266 STD533717 133835 131494 STD551037 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 _0 1.4 _5 :!8 _.9 _0 51 52 STD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 155066 131340 STD541410 139888 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION 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 Bearing, Ball Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Includes Key Number 12) Housing, Mandrel, Vented Beadng, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Vented 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, Christmas Tree Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer 13/32 x 13/!6 x 16 Gauge Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Roller Assembly, Cam Follower Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC PART NO. 53 54 55 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 128 129 130 131845 133943 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 STD541437 136420 71161010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 153390 19131312 STD523710 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 -- STD5.33710 165890 157109 158634 165888 165891 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720410 72140614 130794 -- 169583 DESCRIPTION Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Mulcher Cover Screw Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, Weld Washer Felt Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 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 Clutch 42 In Washer Flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer RodClutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32) Mower Deck, Complete (Standard Deck, Order Separately Mulcher Plate and Gauge Wheel Components, Key Nos. 101 -106 and 111-121 ) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322-0510 88 _'123 9O \ 9OO "83 18 82 19 78 80, 15 20W50 OIL j57 16 73 124 SEAL AND O-RING KIT _'127 32 64 93 59 \ 58 5O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER HYDRO TRANSAXLE KEY _10. PART NO. I ? 3 5 ? 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 170356 3 ) 10 I1 12 13 14 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 173158 16 170362 t7 18 19 >-3 24 >-7 28 29 30 31 170363 170364 173159 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 _3 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 }8 39 _0 |2 13 14 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 15 _6 _7 |8 [9 ;0 ;1 ;2 170397 170398 170399 170400 170401 170402 170403 170404 ;3 ;4 ;5 ;6 )7 ;8 ,9 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 170408 - - MODEL NUMBER DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring-Retaining Spacer Ring- Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17MM ID X 40MM OD X 12MM Hex FLlange Head Screw 5/1624 X 0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30X52X13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor1 Gear- Pinion, 13T 10T/48TGEAR Gear, 10T Jackshaft 60T Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 Sleeve Bearing (Outboard).75X1.750X.625 Washer, 3/4 ID X 1-1/20D X •13 THK Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axte .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H•) Miter Gear (SPLINED) Miter Gear 15T (0.5 ID) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Rling Spring, Bypass Hydro mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Flilter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 TC Flat Washer, 5/8 ID X 1.00D X .05THK Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20W-50 OIL72.8 oz Brake Yoke Rotor, Brake 917.270681 322-0510 KEY NO. PART NO. 60 61 62 63 142883 142882 170409 170410 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 170412 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 170418 73 142884 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 87 88 90 93 107 108 161168 170425 170426 173160 170428 170430 170431 170432 170433 109 111 113 170434 170435 170437 116 119 120 122 170438 173161 17044 173162 123 124 173163 170444 125 126 127 128 900 170445 173164 170447 173165 171613 NOTE: 51 DESCRIPTION Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin HFHCS 1/4-20X2 W/Patch, Special Flange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias SQ. HD. BOLT 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nul 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, HT .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8 O.D. Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helicl Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24 UNJF(Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316Xl .50X.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Cap, Vent Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer,Motorshaft .711DX1.15ODX.030THK Plug, Sae #6 O-ring .07 x .301 I.D. Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Slilicon Sponge Fan Pulley #12 T.F. Screw-lindented Hex Washer Head Bracket Belt Keeper Center Section-Fitter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Aassembty Seal - O-ring Kit Kit, Expansion Tank Transaxle, complete All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 ,_!_1 _ r : 718 40868 , 510 294 1034 ',, 830d _ 238' 1029 25_ 27 '!:" 46 i '_-:: ) !lJll!)!tp! _rIOI)J] ,'iii 'i 26 43_. ,, ! :,L_.; 15 1033 VALVE OVERHAUL k _ KIT !i 22 )_!, REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL =. I 868 _1 1019 LABEL KIT [ 1058 OWNER'S 52 I MANUAL TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 616 1251 1141[ ( _,_, 95_ "_ _': 9s'r _ [ _ I 231 _' _1 692I 188_ 51A i,_ _. LMTICARBURETOR PART NUMBER LOCATIONS 142 THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS 358 GASKET SET 977 CARBURETOR 51A I _, 267 _--_) - GASKET SET I I 137((_ _ ...._1 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 • 462 3 921 - 696A 1005 < 23A 668 ill: 287 '_ 177 1044 729A _' 75 _ '_ _ 783 , = 165 524 _""_ 54 " ] 1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION I TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON KEY NO. t 3 7 3 ) L0 I1 12 13 15 !6 _0 _3 _3A _4 _5 _6 _7 Z8 PART NO. 690156 399265 391086 494238 690188 692410 495735 27803 94621 281246 271916 271997 271996 94728 94239 69O136 291675 95187 693557 492326 222698 692271 692272 692273 692274 690162 690164 690166 690168 263129 498319 498320 692419 499940 692852 33 495856 _4 495857 _5 262811 17 224502 _0 224641 _3 49O815 15 262411 _6 496884 692706 _0 690193 41 693138 ;1A 273650 ;3 690227 95160 '3 494439 '4 94821 '5 225136 '8 94896 _7 491323 _3 281346 14 498030 _5 94098 _8 495800 04 231789 05 231855 O6 231854 08 224558 08A 224540 17 232118 17 232119 21 690191 25 690194 27 30 224539 31 494379 33 494381 37 281165 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270681 ENGINE-MODEL DESCRIPTION CylinderAssembly Bushing/Seal Kit * Seal-Oil Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder *+ Gasket-CylinderHead Breather Assembly * Gasket-Breather Screw(BreatherAssembly) Tube-Breather * Gasket-Crankcase (.015" Thick, Std.) * Gasket-Crankcase (.005" Thick) * Gasket-Crankcase (.009"Thick) Screw (Cylinder Head, 3-9/16") Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft * Seal-Oil Screw (Crankcase Cover) Flywheel(SteeIRingGear) Flywheel (Plastic Ring Gear) Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Std.) Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.) Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.) Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.) Ring Set, Piston (Std.) Ring Set, Piston (.010"O.S.) Ring Set, Piston (.020"O.S.) Ring Set, Piston (.030"O.S.) Lock-Piston Pin Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.) Pin Assembly-Piston (.005" O.S.) Rod-Connecting (Std.) Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve, Intake Spring, Valve Guard-Flywheel Retainer, Valve Governor-Oil Slinger Tappet, Valve Camshaft ShortBIock Manifold, Intake *+ Gasket-intake Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen, Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer(Flywheel Screw (Flywheel Guard) * SeaI-GovemorShaft Bushing-Throftle Shaft Valve-ldleAdjustment • Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed • Pin-FloatHinge • Valve-FloatNeedle • Seat-Inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke(Choke-A-Matic) • Jet, Main (Standard) Jet, Main (High Altitude) Carburetor Overhaul Kit Carburetor • Plug-Welch (Sold in Kit Only) Vaive-Throttte Throttle Shaft Kit Float-Carburetor qN, Gasket-Float Bowl NUMBER KEY NO. 141 141A 311707, TYPE NUMBER PART NO. 495097 495931 0132-E1 DESCRIPTION Choke Shaft Kit (Man. Choke) Choke Shaft Kit (Choke-AMatic) 142 232117 • Nozzle-Carburetor 146 94196 Key-Timing 163 281106 * Gasket, AirCleaner 165 693148 Nut (Ring Gear) 171 281051 Nut (Air Cleaner) 177 270920 * Seal-O-Ring 186 493496 Connector-Hose 187 492790 Line-Fuel(Cutto Required Length) 188 94929 Screw(Control Bracket) 192 492160 Adjuster, Rocker Arm 209 260695 Spring, Governor 216 262766 Link-Choke 216A 262767 Link-Choke 222 495611 Bracket, Control 227 493935 Lever-Governor 231 94098 • Screw(Choke) 232 262785 Spring-Link 238 262836 Cap, Valve 240 394358 Filter-Fuel 265 221535 Clamp-Casing 276 281164 _0. SealingWasher 287 94903 Screw (Dipstick Tube) 294 81010 Adjuster-RockerArm 304 225017 Housing-Blower(Blacklnner) 305 94863 Screw(InnerBIowerHousing) 306 225020 Shield, Cylinder 307 94930 Screw(CylinderShield) 309 693551 Motor-Starter(ForSteelRing Gear Only) 309 497595 Motor-Starter (For Plastic Ring Gear Only) 309 693054 Motor-Starler (For Aluminum Ring Gear Only) 310 94003 Screw(StarterMotor) 311 497608 Brush Set 318 94734 Screw(Mounting Bracket) 333 495859 Armature, Magneto 334 94731 Screw (Armature 337 491055 Spark Plug 358 690189 Gasket Set 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 383 89838 Wrench-Spark Plug 404 94927 Washer(GovernorCrank) 423 95163 Screw(AirCleanerBase) 462 225137 Washer (Starter Cable) 467 493903 Knob-AirCleaner 474 393474 Alternator 493 224968 Bracket-Mounting (Front) 493A 224969 Bracket-Mounting(Rear) 503 806000 Strap-Starter 505 231978 Nut (Governor Lever) 510A 693699 Drive, Starter (Use With Steel Ring Gear Only) 510A 497606 Drive, Starter (Use With Aluminum & Plastic Ring Gear Only) 513 398003 Clutch-Drive 523 495230 Dipstick 524 281370 * Dipstick Tube Seal 525 496113 Dipstick Tube 535 496894 Filter, A/C Element 544 497603 Armature-Starter 552 491986 Bushing-Gov. Lever * Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358. • Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121. _' Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref Number 977. + Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Rel Number 1033. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 55 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,270681 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 KEY NO. 562 579 601 614 616 617 634 635 654 668 695 697 718 726 PART NO. 92613 92278 93053 93306 495157 692138 494455 691909 94010 280848 693109 690372 230192 399676 726A ------ 727 729 729A 732 741 754 757 758 759 761 783 490324 225170 281390 691002 262932 690703 213998 499994 230787 94593 693713 783A 693059 783B 693058 789 797 801 802 803 813 830 847 851 497708 693167 497626 497607 497604 393514 94555 496415 224110 DESCRIPTION Bolt (Governor Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor Seal-O-Ring Spring & Seal Assy Boot-Spark Plug Nut(Carburetor) Spacer Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Pin-Locating Gear-Ring (Aluminum-Services Plastic Ring Gear Only.) Gear-Ring (Steel-See Ref. 23A for Service.) Cover-Starter Drive Clip-Wire Clip-Wire Screw (Starter Drive Cover) Gear-Timing Screw (Breather Baffle) Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Screw(Counterweight) Gear- Pinion (For Steel Ring Gear Only) Gear-Starter (For Aluminum Ring Gear Only) Gear-Starter (For Plastic Ring Gear Only) Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Clamp Stud (Rocker Arm) Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Wire KEY PART NO. NO. 868 499236 *+ 872 281104 875 693686 877 393537 883 272293 *+ 910 93621 914 690960 934 94627 947 497672 967 272403 975 495933 977 690192 987 281166 • 996 690678 1005 691927 1006 224413 1022 272475 *+ 1023 224552 1026 494432 1026A 495136 1029 224554 1033 691581 1034 690822 1036 499364 1044 94673 1051 263080 1058 273683 1081 270920 * 1090 497605 1091 281364 -- -- 311707-0026-E1 * • _, + NOTE: 56 Included Included Included 977. Included 1033. DESCRIPTION Seal -Valve Cover-Air Cleaner Base-Air Cleaner Wire-Alternator Gasket-Exhaust Screw(Alternator) Screw(RockerCover) Screw (Fan Retainer) Solenoid-Fuel Filter-Pre-cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor SeaI-ThrottleShaft ShieldCarburetor Fan-Flywheel Retainer-Fan Gasket-RockerCover Cover-Rocker Rod-Push (Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Kit-Valve Overhaul Guide-Push Rod Label Kit-Emission Screw (Crankshaft Extension) Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Seal O Ring Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter Replacement Engine in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358. in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref Number in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches 57 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE _. _CuT TH_s 15 ° MAX. 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