Craftsman 917.271843 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.271843 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAN°I
21 .O HP
ELECTRIC
START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271843
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
For answers
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
about this product,
to your questions
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
Call:
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty...............................................
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SafetyRules .........................................
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Product Specifications..........................6
Assembly..............................................
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Operation............................................
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MaintenanceSchedule......................19
Maintenance.......................................
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Serviceand Adjustments....................23
Storage...............................................
29
Troubleshooting.................................
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RepairParts........................................
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PartsOrdering.....................Back Cover
LIMITEDTWOYEARWARRANTYONCRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENTPARTS
Fortwo (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRidingEquipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner's
manual,Searswill repair or replace,free of charge,any partsfoundto be defectivein
materialor workmanship.Warrantyserviceis availablefree of chargeby returning
your Craftsmanriding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home
warranty service is available but a trip charge
while this product is in the United States.
will apply. This warranty
applies only
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined
to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial
or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial
purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATI-ERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment
to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY
SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
2
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to obsewe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the dding
mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
• 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 buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
I1. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents,
which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed.
Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
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II1. CHILDREN
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment
in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can out.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers
or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
,_ll, CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply
with specifications
of the manufacturer
of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
,4_II,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 or other reproductive harm.
_l, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!l!
BECOMEALERT!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
,4_I,WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
4_ CAUTION:
In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
_)ILTYPE
SAE 30
API-SF-SJ):
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW
3.0PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR J19LM
GROUND
A Repair Agreement
is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
'GAP: .030")
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
5.5
2.4
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BA']-FERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions under
nance" and "Storage" sections
owner's manual.
_ILWARNING:
rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainteof this
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved
forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered
land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources
Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
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.
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Steering
Wheel Adapter
Steer,ngWhee,
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Steering
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(1) Rex Bolt
Wheel Insert
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(1)Lock
(1) Hex Bolt
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5/16-18
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Washer
3/8-16xl
_washer
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17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.
Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible
loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
FROM SKID
ATTACH
STEERING
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
TRACTOR
WHEEL
EXTENSION
SHAFT AND
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
WHEEL
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
BATTERY
3.
;-
8
,
,
Label
INSTALLSEAT
Adjust seat before
knob.
tightening
TO ROLL
Operation
adjustment
function
TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
section for location and
of controls)
1. Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
5.
TO DRIVE
6.
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.
TRACTOR
Operation section
function
OFF SKID (See
for location
and
of controls)
WARNING: Before starting read
understand and fo ow a nstructions 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.
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 "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
7.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Seat Pan_
Bolt
Flat Washer _
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
INSTALL MULCHER
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
PLATE
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
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.
Mulcher
Shield
/f
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
TO BAGGING
OR
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.
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V' CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE
AND SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE
CHECKLIST:
FOLLOWING
,/
All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/" No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
#" Seat is adjusted comfortably
and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
•/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAAI-I-ENTiON
TO
THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,I Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating
condition.
#' It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and
transmission purging instructions (See
'q'O START ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature
Learn and understand
their meaning.
supplied
with the product.
I- _1
BA'I-IERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
i
I',,I
FUEL
CHOKE
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
LIGHTS ON
SLOW
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
FAST
0
MOWER HEIGHT
R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
FORWARD
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
I
MOWERLI_
UNLOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR'tRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Ammeter
Lever
Plunger
Choke Control
Thr
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
_g Brake Lever
Motion
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments
mounted to your
tractor.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE
CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibUity, 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 into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
_IbCAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'n'LE
CONTROL
position.
Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Position
Choke
Control
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
"Disengaged"
Throttle
Control
Parking Brake
led"
Position
Clutch/
Brake
=Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
Motion Control
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
BACKWARD
-
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever
• TO stop mower blades,move
attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
in neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
ENGINE -
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.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
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• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months.
For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
Lever "Engaged"
Position
on
Attachment Lift
Lever High
Low
Position
WHEELS
Gauge wheels
are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
"Disengaged"
Position
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
=O=CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
3/8 -16
Locknut\
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
3/8
Gauge Wheel
Shoulder
Bolt
TO TRANSPORT
TO OPERATE
MOWER
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission
by
placing freewheel
control in freewheeling
position.
Free wheel control is located at
the rear drawbar of tractor.
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
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
the disengaged
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position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission,
reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATrACHMENTS
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. -13res can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures
below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
• t,WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
f_,,CAUTION:
Fill to bo_om of gas.tank
iller neck. Do not ovenill. Wipe on any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
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 fast position
6. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, mad the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
7. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START' position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
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WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
8. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not accept
the load, restart the engine and allow it to
warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER
below)
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 on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
3. 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.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be
no movement of drive wheels. The air is
being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See 'qo TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately
five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately
five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
STARTING (50 ° F and
8. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
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
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
_ILCAUTION:
gage freewheel
running.
Your tractor is now purged and now ready
for normal operation.
Never engage or disenlever while the engine is
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MOWING TIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See 'q-O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribu-
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 wilt biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
•
•
•
•
•
tion of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
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.
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
f
L
t
(
MOWING TIPS
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I - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high amb4enttemperatures,
5 - ff equipped with adjustable sy_em.
2 - Service more o_en when operating in dldy' o_ Clusty condikons.
3 - If equil:_oedwith oil filter, change oil ever V 50 hours,
4. Replace blades re,me often when mowing ir_sandy scil,
6 - Not required if equipped _
mainlenance-free battery.
7 =Tighten fro_ll _u_lepivot bOffto 35 fl.-Ib,s, h',aximem.
DO not ovortighten,
LUBRICATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
_indle
Zerk
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
EACH
CHART
(])Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
.,_earing
Zerk
@Engine /
i
t
(DGeneral Purpose Grease
(_Refer 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.
USE
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
4.
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
Mandrel
Assembly
Star
Lock Washer
Hex Bolt
"_
(Grade)*'_,
_j
Flat
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may
be purchased from your local parts dealer.
Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and
corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat without
first setting the parking brake should
shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
Center
Hole
Edge Up
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balaneer.)
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.
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secudng blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I hour.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star on
mandrel assembly.
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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 BAI-I-ERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroeum
jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BAI-I-ERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace if
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission
while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed
air or high pressure sprayer to clean
cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
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 your nearest authorized service
center/department.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multbviscosRy oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°E Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed
and
__
Locked
[_
""
Position
_::
_grainTube
.'_/
Yellow Cap -"_"__
3.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto to the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
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CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner,
cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING
FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILLASSEMBLY"
in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual).
Knob
Wing Nut
Top Air
__
Guide Cover_..
Cartridge
Plate
Foam PreCleaner
"-,,
Engine Cooling Fins
Cartridge
Air Screen
Air Guide
_
Cover
"_
(Both Sides)
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
PRE-CLEANER
IN-LINE
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CARTRIDGE
1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge
plate.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
Clamp _
Fuel Filter _
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_
CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
• 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.
CAUTION:
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook the
clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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.
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
Hole
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway
Front Link
(Both Sides)
Housinc
Guide
Large
Retainer Spring Bracket
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SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:Each full turn of adjustment
nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
mowe_round
A_-_.'-'_J
Ground Line
Nut
_-"J-_
"E"
_./_<_.ASuspensi°n
rm
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER
BELT
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
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.
• 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.
BELT REMOVAL
on
-
1. Remove mower from tractor (See '_ro
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
4. Install new belt in reverse
removal.
order of
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Pulley_
Pulley
Mandre_
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Idler Pulleys1.- _
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear on a level dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A'.
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest Sears or other
qualified center.
WITH PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
Nut
ut "A"
_ Operating
Arm
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your nearest
Sears or other qualified center.
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
Engine Pulley-Clutching Idler F
"_/I
Stationary Idler j
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
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. Hold motion control lever in that
position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the
neutral (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.
manual.)
Motion
Remove belt from stationary idler and
Control
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
"....
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
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Neutral
Lock Gate
2.
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION
MENT
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it
should be recharged. (See "BAI-FERY" in the
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If '1umper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a
12 volt negative grounded system. The other
vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative
grounded system. Do not use your tractor
battery to start other vehicles.
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.
TO ADJUST
MENT
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble
per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest Sears
or other qualified service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. ]]re sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
2.
q
"Negative"
"Positive" (+)
(-)
o
L.H. Panel
Bolt
/
Retaining Ring
Washers
REPLACING
Axle
BATTERY
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
Square Key -----_.__..___'
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
,_I, CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and
smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection when around
batteries.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
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3. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
\
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed
by an authorized
engine
manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE
CONTROL
CABLE
Hex Bolt
Terminal
Access
Door _
(Red)
Cable
-Negative
Cable
Guard
(Black)
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:
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Clamp Screw _
Quarter Cir¢_ \
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
1. Raise
2.
3.
L._L_ _
HOOD AND GRILL AS-
TO ADJUST
CHOKE
/
\ Swivel
CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment
is necessary, proceed as
follows:
hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse
_j
above procedure.
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
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2.
Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance
section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4 Reassemble
air cleaner.
3. While still holding throttle lever
against idle speed screw, turn idle
mixture screw in (clockwise) until
engine begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise)
until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
4. Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
Choke Close(
ACCELERATION
5. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed.
Overspeeding
the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest Sears or
other qualified service center, which has
proper equipment
and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
Choke
Lever
Casing
Screw
J-_
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
Idle Speed
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SEI-I-ING
Idle Mixture
Screw
-
Thro_le
Lever
1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted properly (see above).
2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight
and then turn out (counterclockwise)
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SETTING
TEST -
Idle Speed
S
-
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
2. With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400
RPM.
Throttle
Lever
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Idle Mixture Screw
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.
Also, experiance
indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
CAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions in
the Service and Adjustments
section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BA'FrERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
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.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Engine valves out of
10. Contact a Sears or other
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Enginewill
turn over
not
1. Brake pedal not
depressed
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
9.
Faulty operator
switch(es),
presence
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3O
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" ir
Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress
2.
Disengage
clutch.
brake pedal.
attachment
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace
ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter,
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
.
Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check all wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
.
2
3
4.
5.
6.
CORRECTION
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark
plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged
muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburetor
out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect
and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
3.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper
blades
used.
11 .Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
.
Battery will not
charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
is "OFF".
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
Blown
fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
4.
Loss of drive
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
1.
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
32
3.
Purge transmission.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
SCHEMATIC
RED
8LAC_
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTtONAL)
WHITE
STARTER
:
4---,
:_
: _-----
P
8LACK
i
SOLENOID
----(
--B
)G
M
MAI_.-
CLUTCH
/ BRAKE
(PEDAL
UP)
W_MTE
IGNITION
SWITCH
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
= _ _ =,
WHITE
_
r
--
_1
BLACK
/;
BLACK
/ AT'PMENTCLUTCH
St_CK (CLUTCH
•
....
GROUNDING
(OPTIONAL)
IX
IGNITION
UNIT
FUEb
•_
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @P 3_00 RPM
RED
SP_L_U_
K •___
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES).
I
28 VC_TS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
[C_ARQIk_i SYSTEM I_,_d_G_NECTED_
_
I
DIODE
ORANGE
5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM
_
I ALTERNATOR
i
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
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
RUN
START
S+A1
A2+L
B+A1
NONE
B÷S+A
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
O
SWITCH
PosmoN
RUN/LIGHT
@ROWN
NONE
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
TRACTOR
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917.271843
ELECTRICAL
26
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k
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
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ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
LightBulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
BoltBik Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover,Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular6Amp
ProtectionWire Loop (Hour Meter)
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
175688
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
178437
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
17490508
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.271843
28
58
53
31
55
207
6O
37
_3
3
208
74
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843
CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
20
23
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
212
- -
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
ScrewThdm13/8-16x1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grille
Lens, Grille
FendedFootrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cuphoider
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert, Lens
Plug Button
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337)(013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
156437
124028X
19131312
STD541437
178987)(558
155217X599
175692X558
139976
17490508
175710
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
S'rD552507
140547
72140606
154798
STD541437
175702
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
165919
5479J
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
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917.271843
GROUND DRIVE
57
212
70
116
62
36
2_
|2
30
16
_26
1
38
i_5
• 53
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
S'1"D551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1672H
179114
74760648
175556
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
71170764
STD551143
154778
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle(See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
BoltHex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Nut Lock Hex W/3Nsh3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Composite
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Greove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry STL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
V-Belt, Ground Ddve
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
39
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
70
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
95
96
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
166
169
197
198
199
200
202
212
250
134683
169183
169182
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
164890X428
124346X
170201
4497H
72140608
7390O600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
16558O
169613
169593
169612
72140508
72110614
145212
17060612
Guide Belt RH Engine
Strap Torque Lh
Strap Torque Rh
Spacer, Split
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
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga+
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass
Retainer Spring 1"Zinc/Cad
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga+
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlockl/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18UNC
Bolt RDH D SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1
Bolt RDHD SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Fig Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
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29
67
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32.
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139768
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131418
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749)(
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
74780616
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing Unk Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw "IF #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock NutCenter 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 une. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rhnd Sq 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
Bolt Shoulder7/16-20
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843
ENGINE
• 27
14
38
13
81
i
31
_----...._5
39
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
_,
" _.-- "r_-
_J_,-,
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170547
17720408
3
.......
4
5
6
7
8
t0
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
149723
144069
144068
138129
171877
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
148456
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
148315
109227X
17000612
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Paddle
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Bnggs Model No. 463707-0159-E 1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Tube, Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
Line Fuel
Plug, Drain OU Easy
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut, Keps 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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917.271843
SEAT ASSEMBLY
I
I
I
I
I
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat 3450 BIWblk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Une
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1,5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145OO6
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
I
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 3/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
121248X
72O50412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
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917.271843
DECALS
1
7
3
2
2
4
11
9
14
14
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
13
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Hood Side
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal Maint Customer Sears Dom
Decal Replacement Srs
Decal Deck
Decal Fender Craftsman Gold
Decal Fender STLTH Oper Inst E/S
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
14
15
19
20
22
-- - - - - -
177289
160396
138047
172331
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799)(428
180595
180596
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Batten/Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Batten/
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Fad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
156439
177253
171696
171697
176682
133644
171809
179128
163204
156811
146046
4,10
11
5
6
7
8
9
lO
11
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X427 Rim,Front
278H
Fitting,Grease (Front Wheel Only)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
106108X427 Rim,Rear
122082X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
1/
!'
5
,s 8
/
/
.I
I'
I
_'Jl
3
13
2
6
6
11
5
13
19
13
2O
32
2O
19
15
31"
32 /
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LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH.
LinkAsm Lift R.H.
RetainerSpdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
RetainerSpring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Tapered
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
MOWER DECK
,148
ff
34
'
21
16
27
1
18
6
19F
_117
21
_116
48
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271843
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
DESCRIPTION
165892
STD533107
138017
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
STD624008 Retainer Spring
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STD551137 Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452_X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
19131316
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
STD541437 Nut, Crowelock 3/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
STD541410 Locknut
139888
Bolt, Shoulder5/16-18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17060508
73510500
72110505
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720408
STD533717
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Locknut, HexW/Wsh3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
PuUeyldler Fiat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/6
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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119,
120128
14
12
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109
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81
9OO
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77
73
79
19
80
17
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124
32
64
93
107
59
60
58
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
32
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
170389
33
142991
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
170390
170391
170392
150792
150793
150809
170.393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing,Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate,TrunionMachined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12rnm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10V48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13
Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X t 1.39 (Key, R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retainin 9
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spr;ng, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05
Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring- Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
51
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
170418
142884
170419
170420
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
116
119
120
121
122
123
124
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch,
SpecialFlange
Bolt, 114-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, FrictionPack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer,Motor Shaft
.71idxl.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Silicon Sponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert)
Washer, Selleville
BeltKeeper
CenterSection-FUter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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544
801
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
6
9
10
11
12
12A
13
15
16
18
19
20
22
697078
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
697075
697076
495754
27803
690334
691899
692287
692292
271188
271189
691651
690946
690636
495901
399264
291675
691104
22A
693972
23
24
25
691976
222698
697069
697072
697073
697074
26
690162
690164
690166
690168
27
28
29
691299
498319
498320
394306
397158
32
33
34
35
36
40
40A
42
45
46
47
48
691133
691794
691804
691805
691597
690656
691939
494553
691800
691161
691964
696942
50
51
51A
54
73
691709
692278
692219
93208
692527
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing-Cylinder
Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder No. 1
Head-Cylinder No. 2
.+ Gasket-Cylinder
Head #1
°+ Gasket-Cylinder
Head #2
Breather Assembly
,÷ Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Gasket-Crenkcase (.015")
Gasket-Crankcase (.005")
Gasket-Crenkcase (.009")
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcase
Kit-Bushing/Seal
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010"
Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.020"
Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.030"
Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010"
Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.020"
Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.030"
Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston (Standard)
Pin-Piston (.005" Undersize)
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (.020"
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Intake)
Retainer-Vatve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Valve Tappet
Cam Shaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block (Replacement
Engine 463707-0143-E2)
Manifold-Intake
°_ Gasket-Intake
°+ Gasket-Intake
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
KEY PART
NO. NO.
74
75
91
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
118
119
691677
691056
693483
690718
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
690720
12!
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
165
166
187
693503
691928
693479
693504
693512
691639
693508
691401
690273
693148
691764
499167
188
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
212A
219
220
222
227
231
235
240
267
276
276A
278
691003
690364
690570
493230
690322
691273
691807
693544
690571
696376
690412
691366
690762
690718
691206
394358
690316
693510
693497
692810
279
690366
t3
+
±
Included
358
InCluded
No. 121
Included
1095
Included
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Body-Upper Carburetor
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
(_ Gasket-Carburetor Body
121Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Body-Lower Carburetor
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
O Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Screw (Upper to Lower
Carburetor Body)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
O Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
• Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Governor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Link-Throttle
Gear-Governor
Washer (GovernorGear)
Bracket-Control
Control Lever-Governor
Screw (Choke Valve)
Shield- Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Screw (Casing Clamp)
I_+Washer-Seaiing
O Washer-Sealing
Washer (GovernorControl
Lever)
Screw (Valve Cover)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key, No.
in Carburetor
Overhaul
Kit, Key.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
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KEY PART
NO. NO.
297
304
305
306
306A
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
359
363
365
373
383
391
392
394
395
404
414
425
432
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
505
507
510
513
520
523
524
525
544
551
552
552A
562
573
579
601
615
616
629
635
691331
690826
690960
690414
690435
691003
497596
690323
497608
691059
394891
691061
802592
495868
691077
691062
690321
691612
89838
693487
693491
693489
690481
690442
691872
691675
693492
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
691044
696459
691029
691972
497606
692024
691084
691385
692532
690823
692034
690415
690553
690552
690311
696040
690958
95162
690317
491530
262539
66538
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Air Filter Retainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt-Starter Motor
Brush Set
Nut(Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Sparkplug
Gasket Set-Engine
Washer-GroundTerminal
FlywheeI Puller
Screw(Carburetor)
Nut (Ground Terminal)
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Body-Fuel Pump
O±Spring-Pump
Diaphragm
O±Diaphragm-Carburetor
Cover-ValveChamber
Washer (Governor Crank)
Washer (Bell Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
O±Cap-Spdng
Cover Diaphragm
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
Bracket-OU Fill
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil FiKIBracket)
Alternator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Insulator
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Terminal-Ground
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Cover-Valve
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor
Shaft
Crank-Governor
Spring-Throttle Return
Boot-Sparkplug
643 496700
689 690555
691 690657
695 693149
697 691625
725 280866
726 391362
741 691285
742 690328
783 693059
789 695050
797 693167
801 691967
802 691286
803 691427
807 693511
842 271170
847 495715
851 493880
859 693488
859A693490
861 693502
865 691196
865A 691197
868 692324
869 691802
870 691844
871 261961
918 393815
934 691058
955 693513
967 272490
968 691207
971 691100
1005498157
1006 691247
1019 697080
1036695702
1051 691265
1058 274796
1090 691293
1095 498047
1119 691183
1132 690353
1136 690329
1137 690390
1138 690330
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+
±
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
1095
Included
DESCRIPTION
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring-Friction
Seal-Governor
Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Shield Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
GI Spacer-Throttle
• O-Ring Seal (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
TerminaI-Sparkplug
_±GasketCarburetor Pump
O±Gasket- Carburetor Pump
Kit-Fuel Pump
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Valve
Hose-Vacuum (Cut to
Required Length)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Plug-Carburetor
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Kit-Label
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Washer (Control Bracket)
Nut (Control Bracket)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor
Overhaul
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
Kit, Key.
given in U.S.
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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