Craftsman 917.273404 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.273404 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
ICRRFTSMIIH°I
LAWN TRACTOR
18.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273404
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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
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AssemblyPre-Operation
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Operation .............................................
Maintenance
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Maintenance
Schedule ........................
18
Service and Adjustments
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23
Storage ................................................
29
Troubleshooting
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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-
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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
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of the
Tow only the attachments
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine.
Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
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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
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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.
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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.
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the
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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
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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-
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Never operate machine in a closed are.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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SERVICE
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if
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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
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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.
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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. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
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
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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• 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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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/_/_X'x_'_/_
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FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
C hh:; kkBirakp r?sPe_;i°
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DATES
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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
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Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
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_/_/O.Oq.
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EACH USE
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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BLACK
BLACK
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
B
tl
A
di
v
(OPTIONAL)
BLACK
JELl
LINE
_
SPARK
PLUG _
_
GAP
v
(2 PLUGS ON
• •
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
_D
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UNIT
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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
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52 ¸
29
28
9O
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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
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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 _
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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
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54
88
68
J
67
67
29
8_
87
47
13
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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
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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
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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
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183827
160396
189100
172331
149516
178392
138311
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Battery
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
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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
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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
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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
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67
158
185
103
105
1051
101
102/_
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142
147
34
21
23
24
i!
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2
25
26
16
28
1
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27
29
18
13_
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5
6
f
19
42
D man-t-path
21
stlt
10_
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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
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
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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-
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273404
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
617 0
238 O
SET
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
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127A
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947_
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GASKETSET
1370
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OVERHAUL
51
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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
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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
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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:
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•
O
O
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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
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