Owner's Manual ICRRFTSMIIH°I LAWN TRACTOR 18.0 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273404 [_ differently from built engines. Before operates you start the his product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications ........................... AssemblyPre-Operation ........................ Operation ............................................. Maintenance ....................................... Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover 2 3 6 8 11 18 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or 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 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 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. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while This warranty gives you specific vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck this product is within the United States. legal rights, and you may also have other rights, and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman 2 Estates, IL 60179 which 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. _IbWARNING: In order to prevent ac- • cidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ,_WARNING: hill in neutral, tractor. Do not coast down you may lose control _,WARNING: a • of the 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 your tractor. _,WARNING: Engine exhaust, • some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer • and birth defects harm. • or other reproductive posts, terminals contain lead and • lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. • _,WARNING: Battery and related accessories I. GENERAL • • • • • • • • • OPERATION Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. 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 blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slowdown before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine 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. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Follow the manufacturer's storage. lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. 3 recommen- dation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before II. SLOPE OPERATION blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • • • • • • backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction. IV. TOWI NG Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. • Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could V. SERVICE • • • • HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel con- III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. SAFE suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. • the • tainer where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. Never carry children, even with the 4 • • • • Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. GENERAL • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • • • • Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • • SERVICE • • • • • • • • if • • lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or • • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • 5 Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the 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. PRODUCT In the state of California SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 1.25 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 3.5 Pints W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: (GAP: .030") Ground (MPH): Champion Speed Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging 3 Amps 5 Amps System: 32°F) REPAIR 14 PSI 12 PSI Battery Headlights Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 28 230 U1R 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 a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" owner's manual. sections PROTECTION Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. 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Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. 5.2 2.7 Battery: is re- AGREEMENTS RC12YC Forward: Reverse: the above quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). of this _IbWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. SEARS 6 INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MYHOME® Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Locknut 1/2-20 (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 (1 ) Locknut 1/4-28 Steering j n Boot I I n _ Steering Wheel Adapter Extension Shaft Steering Seat (1 Washer 1Lf)/32x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(1) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the 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 socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR Steering Wheel FROM Ad apter -----------_-% CARTON UNPACK 1. 2. 3. CARTON Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. ASSEMBLE BOOT EXTENSION 1. Slide extension Lower SHAFT 1. 6. " , , Tab Slots Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. INSTALL 5. . 7. Adjust knob. 4. -_"-':_-_, "--_.. AND HOW TO SET INSTALL WHEEL of the tractor , _ Bolt "_ _.." - shaft onto lower steer- front wheels ,._'i Steenng Shaft _ hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. Position .__' • ing shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 STEERING 4_ / Extension _ _Shaft 1/4 Locknut_ BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 3. Steering Boot so they are pointing straight forward. Remove steering 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. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 2. 3. 8 UP TRACTOR SEAT seat before tightening adjustment Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly seat to tractor. of Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 6. 7. 8. 9. NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO function 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. 1. 2. section of OFF for SKID location (See and controls) Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. po- 3. 4. mission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding shield up against holding tractor. deflector TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) Shoulder Bolts _f_,WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Flat Washer Adjustment Knob CHECK TRACTOR Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place freewheel control in "trans- Seat Seat Pa_ ROLL Operation BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Seat Terminal 9 INSTALL MULCHER PLATE CHECK (If previously removed) 1. 2. 3. 4. Raise and hold deflector shield upright position. Place front of mulcher plate of mower deck opening and place, as shown. Hook front latch into hole on mower deck. Hook rear latch into hole on mower deck. _CAUTION: Do not remove shield from mower. over front slide into Mulcher Plate Deflector 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 mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECKTIRE CHECKL front of deflector DECK they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. v" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: PRESSURE v" Engine oil is at proper level. v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. v" Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. v" 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 TRANS- LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section IS T Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure 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 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. in back of BRAKE of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. MISSION" in the Operation this manual). 10 section of These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R N H REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH or in literature supplied I\1 LOW o, o CHOKE FAST SLOW G ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON with the product. IGNITION 6 ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED Oi OVER TEMP LIGHT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED FUEL OIL PRESSURE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED BATTERY REVERSE DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FORWARD MOWER KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY HEIGHT MOWER LIFT SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. NOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Light Switch Position Ammeter Throttle/Choke Control Attachment Lift Lever Height Adjustment Indicator Clutch/Brake Pedal Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Approx. Speed 3 MPH 2 1 Motion Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards 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 brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL- declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the and direction of the IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/ raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for speed Control Used for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. of tractor. 12 HOW 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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I I I I mask worn I TO USE YOUR TO SET PARKING over spectacles. TRACTOR • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go 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. BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Throttle/ _ICAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Choke _ Control TO USE THROTTLE 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. Ignition Key "Brake" Position "Disengaged" Position i Motion Control Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal "Disengaged" Position TO MOVE Parking Brake "Engaged" Position MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. TO ADJUST between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. BACKWARD MOWER CUTTING lever to HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. 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 look- GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • 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. control AND neutral (N) position. Release parking brake. Slowly move motion control desired position. STOPPING ENGINE FORWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in 2. 3. • Move throttle CONTROL ing lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. 13 TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. 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 re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. • For best cuttingperformance,grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Makethe first cut relativelyhigh; the second to desired height. TO OPERATEMOWER Yourtractor is equippedwith an operator presencesensingswitch. Any attempt by the operatorto leave the seat with the enginerunning and the attachmentclutch engagedwill shut off the engine.Youmust remain fully and centrallypositionedin the seat to preventthe enginefrom hesitating or cuttingoff when operatingyour equipment on rough, rollingterrain or hills. 1. Select desired heightof cut. 2. Start mowerblades by engagingattachmentclutch control. TO STOP MOWERBLADESdisengageattachmentclutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowersso equipped,or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Attachemnt Clutch LiftLever "Engaged" High Position Position Transmission Transmission / Low / 'uisengaged Position .... _._.__'° __/_._ "/_4" Position _:::::: S/ /_ Deflector __Shield TO OPERATE 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. Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING MENTS ON HILLS _WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • 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 Engaged CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- 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 CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. 14 • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ((See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, 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 of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. choke position WARM above) WEATHER and retry. STARTING (50 ° F and 7. 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. _IbCAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. COLD WEATHER below) 7. STARTING ( 50 ° F and 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: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. 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.) 15 PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely in an area that is flat for approximately 80 feet in front of the tractor and set the parking brake. 2. 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. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 40 feet. Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 20 feet. After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already 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. f 1 C---J 00272 neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. • 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. 16 MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will 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, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. • 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 grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. MAX 1/3 • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (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. 17 /_/_X'x_'_/_ /__/_ FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE C hh:; kkBirakp r?sPe_;i° n DATES _ i R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level 1_4 Clean Battery and Terminals ll_ Mower and I_ If ll_s Blades I_ I_ If Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Change If Oil Level Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without Change N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen E Clean ll_ lI_1,_ oil filter) 1_1,2 If 1_2 v' Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine If 11_2 Muffler/Spark Replace If Engine E Inspect Cooling _1,2 Fins If Replace Spark Plug If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1_2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or If 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-tree battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten, conditions, 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. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. dP SI: Zerk CHART Spindle Zerk ;n _r _Front Wheel ; _Front Wheel Zerk Bearing ........ _ng @Engine ,_ ,, • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. t , A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE If 11_3 Chart Check Transaxle " /_r/_'_r_VSERVICE Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R _ _/_/O.Oq. _" _4 @ General @ REFER EACH USE Zerk "--, i ' 019641 Purpose Grease TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. Trailing • 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. Edge Up_---_a_e Lock Flat Washer --.._._ Washer N.__ • 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 _Blade TO SHARPEN kept sharp. blades. BLADE 1. 2. 3. Replace blades BLADE Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. 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 mower Bolt NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. 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 brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the For best results Mandrel f_ _mbly Center _-_'_ Hole _,'_ K I) must be bent or damaged Blade 5/8" Bolt or Pin REMOVAL Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. Center Hole BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. 19 ENGINE • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TRANSAXLE SAE VISCOSITY I 4_ viscchartl ÷ NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before start- COOLING ing the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID 1. 2. The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve V-BELTS V-belts for deterioration t oil 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. Check GRADES Closed and Locked 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. Yellow Ca Drain Tube 20 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. __Handle _ _ Cover _"Cartridge Pre-clea n:_ _ Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. CLEAN AIR SCREEN Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 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. AIR FILTER ENGINE Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine. 2. Remove cover. 3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre-cleaner from base. 4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge firmly in base. 6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover. 7. Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge. Debris may ing system. clean area and engine ENGINE OIL FILTER Air Screen 21 COOLING SYSTEM clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and shown to prevent overheating damage. Clean out chaff and debris MUFFLER CLEANING Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks 4. and clamps Immediately line. Clamp__ are properly positioned. wipe up any spilled gaso- Clamp Fuel Filter 22 WARNING: SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS: AVOID SERIOUS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, PERFORMING ANY 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 to "STOP" 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 TO REMOVE 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the MOWER Mower will be easier right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment 2. BEFORE GAGED" position. Move attachment to remove clutch from the in "DISEN- lift lever forward tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. to lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off engine pulley. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. TO INSTALL MOWER 3. 4. 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. Small Small Retainer Clutch S Engine Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Anti-Sway Bar Springs (Both Sides) Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23 7. 8. 9. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • 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. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. Install belt onto engine pulley. 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. Mandrel • 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 ground'. 'D.... Both Front Links Should be E.qual in Length ,o.. ... Bottom edge of mower to ground S--__,,._I D" -q, / Nut "F" Trunnion n Arm @ Lift Link 0, ............................................... Adjustment Nut ----'-"-'- - -- FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. Front Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. 24 - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. and BELT INSTALLATION - . 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking brake "Engaged" Idler Oper " _Nut "A" Pulley TO REPLACE TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE 1. 2. BELT REMOVAL BELT - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt BRAKE and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- 4. engaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so 5. it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when engine pulley. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. TO ADJUST DRIVE Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK MOTION - 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. 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". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. 25 TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT Engine Pulley ----- TF]_ Clutching Idler/ _ REMOVAL/ 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. I TO ADJUST MENT STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER The front wheel Input Pulley _ TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT LE- The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. 4. 5. Hold motion tion and turn While holding place, loosen Move motion toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or control lever in that posiengine off. motion control lever in the adjustment bolt. control lever to the neu- tral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. 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: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Motion Control Lock Lever Gate Adjustment Bolt camber, contact service center. TO REMOVE a Sears WHEEL or other qualified FOR REPAIRS 1. 2. Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover TO START TERY ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT- ,_WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of 26this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH 1. Connect 2. 3. 2. JUMPER CABLES one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER 1. Seat CABLES, Terminal Positive (Red) Cable REVERSE TO REPLACE 1. 2. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. REPLACING Negative (Black) Cable HEADLIGHT Raise hood. Pull bulb holder BULB out of the hole in the Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE Fully Charged Battery BATTERY cause running, or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. _,WARNING: 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 TO REMOVE SEMBLY first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. Hex Bolt backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 02614 Weak or Dead Battery Keps Nut _ HOOD AND GRILL AS- 1. 2. 3. Raise hood. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. \ j_ Hood \ \ Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. Headn'iegc_trVVire 27 ENGINE IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. 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 PRELIMINARY 1. 2. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). section 1. 2. 3. Governor Control Plate /I of the manual.) 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. ACCELERATION 4. Holes "A" Clamp Screw TO ADJUST CARBURETOR - FINAL SETTING -(See "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. 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 Lever SETTING Move throttle TEST 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 or damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Cable NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The 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 of 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. Idle Speed Screw Lever Idle Mixture Valve with Limiter 28 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. _CAUTION: hose, or tank during storage. Also, 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. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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. Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this 2. 3. 4. 5. 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 car- 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 rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. 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 3. 4. 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 • Do not store gasoline to another. from one season • 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. this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois- • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel 29 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start Hard to start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. 9. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 10. 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 3. 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 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. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Engine clicks but will not start 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 1. 5. 6. 7. 8. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 30 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate =ROBLEM Loss of power (continued) CHART: section in manual Faulty spark plug. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. plug wire loose. out of Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged . . 2. 3. 4. 5. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 1. Poorcut-uneven Poor grass discharge 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment 15. Engine valves adjustment, Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged to Sears service center CORRECTION 6. 11. 12. 13. 14. Mower blades will not rotate directed CAUSE 10. Spark Excessive vibration unless part(s). 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty 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 and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Engine 1. Place throttle 2. Travel speed 2. "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. speed too slow. too fast. 31 control belt. in TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Poor grass discharge (continued) CAUSE CORRECTION 3. Wet grass. 3. 4. Mower 4. 5. Low/uneven 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. deck not level. tire air pressure. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower 8. 9. housing. Replace Reinstall down. mower drive belt. blades sharp edge 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Place freewheel 2. "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. Loss of drive Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 1. Freewheel 2. 3. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" is "OFF". or lamp(s) burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring. fuse. 5. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 4. Switch Bulb(s) Faulty Loose Blown Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. . control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 32 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. . Move throttle control in control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 SCHEMATIC REDoIIl& "1 °LACK BATTERY RE° _! STARTER BLACK ____( )G Ali • WHITE SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) IGNITION SWITCH WHITE I........ I i I I _. 1 / I -- BLACK BLACK GROUNDING CONNECTOR B tl A di v (OPTIONAL) BLACK JELl LINE _ SPARK PLUG _ _ GAP v (2 PLUGS ON • • TWIN CYL ENGINES) _D _ I I IGNITION UNIT i i i CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM • 28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED) J FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) ORANGE LIGHTING SYSTEM 5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM -- NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. IGNITION POSITION "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 RUN/LIGHT B+A1 NONE A2+L RUN START 14 VOLTS AC MIN. 2 _O_ R_,_'( _IG_T_ O--FF) BROWN SWITCH CIRCUIT B+A1 B + S + A1 NONE NONE I L/I_JUE HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS O WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 02363 33 REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 ELECTRICAL 22 / \ I I I i J I I i I 42 i , i 41 26 \ \ /! / // ! / J ! / \/ 52 ¸ 29 28 9O 1 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 163465 74760412 176689 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch, Interlock Harness Asm Light W/4152j Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red Fuse 20 AMP 27 28 73510400 4207J Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 178861 Switch Plunger Nc Gray Switch Ign Key Ign Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 112 Cover Terminal Red Solenoid 45 52 90 121433X 141940 180449 Ammeter Rectangular Protection Wire Loop Cover Battery Fender NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm dimensions 35 given 6 Amp in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,273404 / 28 39 278 31 @/5 208 209 208 2O7 .209 60 209 209 6O _209 37 /209 14 209 208 74 3_ 206 38_14 209 chassis-Laser-It.stlt 36 27 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 209 212 278 --- 174619 176554 155272 187846X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X558 184921 STD541437 188636 174332X599 188571X558 139976 17490508 175710 174714 72140606 154798 73680600 175702 186689 175582 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 175143 191611 5479J 187801 NOTE: NUMBER 917,273404 DESCRIPTION Chassis Drawbar Stamping Bumper Dash Hood/Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Laser Bumper Extrusion Nut Grille Lens Asm (includes Lens Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT #'s 29 and 212) Bracket, Fender Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Laser Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Hexwsh Thdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4 BI. Insert Lens Reflective Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Plug, Button Plug Dome Plastic Lead-Hex All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 GROUND DRIVE ' /30 52 36 35 28 _ I 53 252 25 78 76 96 1 drive.hydro,stlt 74 75 38 72 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Peerless LTH2000 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle 69 142432 8 10 165866 STD561210 (See Breakdown) Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD 70 74 134683 137057 14 15 16 19 21 10040400 74490544 STD541431 STD541437 130564 Washer Bolt Hex Nut Lock Nut Lock Knob 75 76 77 78 81 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 178140 22 24 25 27 178141 73350600 106888X STD561210 Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric Spring, Brake Rod Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. 82 83 85 89 165711 19171216 150360 188309X428 28 29 30 32 175765 71673 174973 74760512 Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 95 96 112 116 178134 4497H 19091210 72140608 34 35 36 37 38 39 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 120 150 151 156 158 159 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift 41 47 48 49 50 51 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 Keeper, Belt idler Pulley, idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric 161 162 163 165 166 168 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 178138 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 173937 STD551143 154778 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine BoltHex 7/16-20x4Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 169 197 198 202 212 245 246 247 251 252 263 165580 169613 169845 72110614 145212 178122 178121 181463 17060516 19131616 17000612 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D Washer Nyl Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5 Lock Hvy Helical FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric Hex WiWsh 3/8-16 unc unc x 3/4 Gr. 5 Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc Keeper Belt Engine Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD Console, Shift Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Nut Hex Flange Lock Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Screw. 3/8-16 x 3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 _39 i i _1 _ I 42 54 88 68 J 67 67 29 8_ 87 47 13 \ 65 43 28 30 40 8 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 95 186780 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 180641 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 186781 19183812 73540600 186737 145054X428 121749X 180640 184946X505 73540400 71130420 160367 72140618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 188967 NUMBER 917,273404 DESCRIPTION Steering Wheel Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25t32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Hex Flange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13t32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 314 Pin Cotter Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9t16 x 2-3/8 Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Extension Shaft Steering Cap, Spindle Nut Crownlock 1/4-28 Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unfx 1-1/4 Gr. 8 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering Washer Harden NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 ENGINE 81 13 4 78 38 14 33 37 31 29 \ OPTIONAL 23 EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs=lcyl KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 170545 17720408 4 13 14 23 29 31 32 33 37 137352 165291 148456 169837 137180 184900 140527 123487X 137040 DESCRIPTION Control Throttle/Choke Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Engine Briggs Model 31P7770299-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated Tube Drain oil easy Shield Browning/Debris Guard Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose BIk Line Fuel 20" KEY NO. PART NO. 38 40 44 181654 124028X 17670412 45 46 72 78 81 17000612 19091416 183906 17060620 73510400 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 17 DESCRIPTION Plug drain oil easy Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1 Screw 3t8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 SEAT ASSEMBLY 10 17 12 seat_It.knob_9 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 188716 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket Fender Pivot Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3t8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Pnt Seat KEY NO. PART NO. 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 DESCRIPTION Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5116-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3116 x 12 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Knob Seat Adj Wingnut Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 43 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 DECALS 13 1 13 6 3 4 7 7 10 \ 20 11 12 16 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 156811 190937 184728 184729 179128 133644 184730 184899 156439 138047 146046 WHEELS 2 DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Decal, Oper. Instr. Decal, Replacement Decal, Hood, R.H. Decal, Hood, LH. Decal, Deck "B" 42" Decal, Customer Maintenance Decal Hood Side LT1000 13 14 15 16 20 --- 183827 160396 189100 172331 149516 178392 138311 Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger Decal, Battery Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic ----- 184310X428 184311X428 193237 193238 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 -- 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 106108X624 106268X 7152J 104757X428 144334 & TIRES 5,8 4,10 7 wheel DESCRIPTION Decal, Dash Panel Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Engine Decal, Mower Hvy. Duty 12 Ga. Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal, Disconnect Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Owner's Owner's Manual, Manual, English 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 RTs 18 x 9 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 1 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 LIFT ASSEMBLY 13 6 5 12 13 19 20 13 31 32 KEY PART NO. NO. 159460 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 18 20 19 \. _p// 15 lift-rh=lpiece3 DESCRIPTION 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. KEY NO. PART NO. 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 STD624008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 DESCRIPTION Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc Trunnion Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 uric Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt. Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 MOWER DECK ÷--,o°.L 67 158 185 103 105 1051 101 102/_ _ 142 147 34 21 23 24 i! i! \ 2 25 26 16 28 1 \' 27 29 18 13_ \ 5 6 f 19 42 D man-t-path 21 stlt 10_ 9_ , 3 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 165892 STD533107 Mower Bolt 52 53 139888 184907 137645 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Vented Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32x518x16Ga. 54 55 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 184 178515 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 STD541437 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091210 169676 17720408 72140614 19131410 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc 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 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc 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 10 Ga. Cable Clutch 42 In Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 11 134149 -- 139775 -- 138971 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 131491 173984 Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol 185 -- 188234 130794 31 32 33 34 187690 153535 178342 72110612 Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt Carr. Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 -- 169583 36 40 131494 73900600 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut Lock 3/8-16 unc 44 45 140088 STD624003 Guard, Mandrel, Retainer 46 48 137729 133944 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5t8 Washer, Hardened Deck Assembly, Washer 42" Head L.H. Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga. Head Asm. Cable Clutch Mandrel Assembly (Includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only-Pulley Not Included Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately mulcher cover components key nos. 101-106) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273404 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 115 (_ _ _ 56 '6 87 31 ,o ..._o_7 ,, _,p:o _127 k_ 87 2_ ' _®_ lo53_,832°_ _o, 'L,_2o4_ - 28 H 185- / 200 U [email protected] 25 22 182--_ ,/ IO0 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 5 6 9 13 14 15 17 22 23 25 26 28 29 31 36 37 38 40 772151 770135 776355 778263 786197 778368 778368 778373 786139 792194 792195 792073A 792125 792035 780065 780189 790071 790007 799021 792204 Cover L.H. Case Counter Shaft Spur Gear 11T Neutral Sleeve (.572) Bevel Gear (Incl. 14) (13 Teeth) Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth) Ring Gear (54 Teeth) Drive Pin Spring Washer .750 ID Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Washer .627 ID .091W Washer .563 ID .062W Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad Roll Pin .25 70 79 85 87 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 113 114 115 127 150 157 786196 792201 792154 788088A 792141 792200 792199 792184 792193 792198 780096 786162 792046 788104 786199 786200 786198 784384 788093A 788102 Spacer .625.765 Spring Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 3/4" Washer .3771D .058W Snubber Washer Snubber Spring .471D Washer .4371D .078W Screw, 1/4-28 x .490 Nut, 3/8-24 Washer .625 ID .057W Sleeve Assembly Screw, 1/4-20 x 1" "O" Ring Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157) Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 87) Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87) Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl. 109) Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon Oil Seal 9/16"1D 41 42 42A 43 44A 44B 45 47 48 49 56 65 67 790102 792202 792203 792171 790100 790099 790101 774869 774688 778378 778379 780195 776440 Brake Lever Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 Screw, 10-24 x .500 inside Brake (Mach) Outside Brake (Casting) Actuator Rod Axle 16.812 Axle 11.625 Spur Gear 18T Spur Gear 81T Washer .7501D .062W Brakeshaft 180 182 183 184 185 190 191 200 730229 788103 792118 792196 798050 792150 792151 794787 203 206 207 208 209 798044 798055 798053 798040 798054 BOil Spec. (80W90) Grommet Relief Valve Hose Barb Tubing 1/2 x 5 Washer Nut 7/16-20 Differential (Gear Reduction Drive) Pulley & Hub Ass'y Disconnect Lever Mounting Plate Fan Control Lever 210 794788 49 Hydro trol Module LH Fender Con- TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 11 .Jl J 691 @ 43,_ 684,_ 11_ 584_ }_' 9_ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 307_ 1264_ 11329REPLACEMENT ENGINeI 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868 _) 943 O 741 [email protected] 6170 1O22 51 (_ 524 _ I I [email protected] 8420 1019 LABEL KIT 1058 OWNER'S 11036EMISSION 1266 41 I MANUAL LABEL 7_9N I 12 I 15_ 750 $ 200 89 1027 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET 617 0 238 O SET 1022 868 @ 35 1022 525 1022 1119¢_ _ -_, 216f 232 2651_ 267 '_ 305A 559 8o1_ _544_ 643 803 @ 579_462 _ 310_ 503_ 802 1070 729 697 _ 1051_ lO44t_ 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 @ 105A 127A 1091 [email protected] 947A_ NIKKI I 1127 ,_ B 947_ 118 977 CARBURETOR 627t_ 51_ GASKETSET 1370 [email protected] 1266 0 121ACARBURETOR 121 CARBURETOR 104 _ 105 _] 127Q 137_..___/ OVERHAUL 231'_ 95 e' KIT 987(_ [email protected] 1266 93 _:2 106 _'_ 117,_ 142 6170 634_._ OVERHAUL 51 _ 95A e 104A _ _ 127AO 0 lO6A _ 1266A O 52 6170 634A _o77_ (_ 987A KIT J I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 697174 399265 391086 697188 Cylinder Assembly Kit-BushinglSeal (Magneto Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine 106 108 108A 117 690577 690464 695419 694352 O 5 7 9 11 698147 699168 697109 697113 117A 118 118A 121 699457 697228 699458 697241 O 12 13 15 16 20 697110 690360 690946 697127 690947 Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Seal-Oil (PTO Side) 121A 125 125A 699521 698445 22 23 24 25 -26 692125 693557 222698 699052 699054 699051 Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) 127 127A 130 130A 131 131A 695005 690727 691750 699500 494379 699501 -27 28 697559 698469 697099 Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston 133 133A 135 494381 694914 698780 29 -32 33 34 697126 697263 692852 695760 695761 Rod-Connecting (Standard) Rod-Connecting (.020" Undersize) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-intake 137 137A 141 141A 142 281165 698781 495097 698778 697140 35 36 37 40 43 45 46 48 691279 691279 697352 690964 691968 690564 698492 697762 Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel Retainer-Valve Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block 146 187 188 192 202 209 216 222 691639 699331 691693 691986 691841 692208 691840 694042 Key-Timing Line-Fuel Screw (Control Adjuster-Rocker Link-Mechanical Spring-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Control 50 690193 Manifold-intake 227 691374 Lever-Governor 51 53 54 73 74 78 692137 690227 691148 697133 697897 691003 232 238 240 265 267 276 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 692255 Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Washer-Sealing 89 93 94 94A 95 95A 98 98A 104 690283 690602 498030 695425 691636 690718 495800 695408 690525 276A 304 305 305A 306 307 309 695410 699828 697102 697103 697107 691003 693551 O Plug-Oil Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kit-Idle Mixture Kit-Idle Mixture (Nikki) Screw (Throttle Valve) Screw (Throttle Valve (Nikki) Kit-Idle Speed Kit-Idle Speed (Nikki) Pin-Float Hinge included in Engine 104A 105 694918 231855 O O Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki) Valve-Float Needle O included 121 in Carburetor Overhaul 105A 696136 O Valve-Float $ included 977 in Carburetor Gasket • o+ • • • Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Gasket-Breather Tube-Breather Side) Head oO:1:+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Screw (Flywheel Guard) O O Needle (Nikki) + NOTE: 53 DESCRIPTION Seat-inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Valve-Choke (Nikki) Jet-Main (Standard) O Choke) Jet-Main (Standard) (Nikki) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nikki) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Kit-CarburetorOverhaul (Nikki) Carburetor Carburetor (For Complete Carburetor, Service with 698445) Plug-Welch Plug-Welch (Nikki) Valve-Throttle Valve-Throttle (Nikki) Kit-Throttle Shaft Kit-Throttle Shaft (Nikki) O Float-Carburetor Float-Carburetor (Nikki) Tube-Fuel Transfer O5 O O O5 Included Gasket-Float Bowl Gasket-Float Bowl (Nikki) Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki) Nozzle-Carburetor Bracket) Arm Governor Control Clamp) Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Gasket in Valve Gasket All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm Set, Key. No. 358 Kit, Key. No. Set, Key. No. Set, Key. No. 1095 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273404 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 310 311 690323 497608 Bolt (Starter Brush Set 851 868 692424 690968 333 334 337 358 495859 691061 691043 697191 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set-Engine 914 943 947 947A 691108 690589 694393 695423 363 383 404 431 19203 89838 691691 697122 Flywheel Puller Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Elbow-intake 950 965 967 968 691657 499613 697015 699848 Screw (Float Bowl) Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner 445 462 474 698083 691261 696459 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator 975 975A 977 495933 699502 690192 Bowl-Float Bowl-Float (Nikki) Gasket Set-Carburetor 503 505 510 513 691532 691251 693699 692024 Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive 987 987A 1005 1017 691326 698777 699043 690770 523 524 525 697086 691032 697184 1019 1022 1023 698814 272475 692492 527 544 698467 692034 Clamp-Tube Starter-Armature 1024 1026 499054 692003 Pump-Oil Rod-Push 552 559 562 579 584 601 614 697144 693675 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 Bushing-Governor Crank Screw (Remote Choke Stop) Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter .... 1027 1029 1034 1035 1036 1040 692011 492932 691751 690822 693784 695700 699852 Rod-Push (Exhaust) Filter-Oil Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Plate-Trim 616 692012 Crank-Governor 1044 698139 Screw 617 634 692138 690801 O • O 634A 635 643 698779 691909 698401 O SeaI-O Ring Spring/Seal Choke) Spring/Seal Boot-Spark Retainer-Air 1051 1058 1059 1070 1090 1091 691265 275038 698516 690372 691293 691333 Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Kit-Screw/Washer Screw (Flywheel Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter 654 684 691 690958 697157 692407 1095 1119 1127 690190 691183 695407 Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Screw-Float Bowl 692 697 718 729 690572 690372 690959 691224 Spring-Detent Screw (Drive Pin-Locating Clip-Wire 1263 1264 1266 1266A 697124 697104 691917 697123 Reed-Breather Screw (Breather Reed) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) 741 750 757 758 759 783 697128 691033 697607 697134 697392 693713 Gear-Timing Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion 1267 1270 1329 1330 697424 697156 31Q777-0036 272147 included in Engine 789 797 698329 693167 Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) O :l: included included in Carburetor in Carburetor 801 802 803 830 842 847 691283 691286 693757 691095 691031 697611 Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly + included in Valve Gasket ° ° • Motor) Control Dipstick Seal-Dipstick Tube-Dipstick Lever) Tube (intake Manifold) Assembly (Manual Assembly Plug Filter (Nikki) Nut (Carburetor) Screw (Breather Passage Seal-Governor Shaft Cover) Cap) NOTE: 54 DESCRIPTION o+ • O O o+ °0 O Terminal-Spark Seal-Valve Plug Screw (Rocker Cover) SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Solenoid-Fuel Solenoid-Fuel (Nikki) Cover) Seal-Throttle Shaft Seal-Throttle Shaft (Nikki) Fan-Flywheel Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover-Rocker Cover Arm (Intake) (Flywheel) Fan) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Replacement Engine Repair Manual Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm Set, Key. No. 1095 given in U.S. inches SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL L_ 15 DEGREES MAX. & t. Fold this page atong dotted line indicated above. 2_ Hotd page before you go that its [eft edge is vertically para[_e_ to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of h[[[ slope you want to measure, 4. Compare the angle of the fotd with the stope of the hill. 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