Owner's Manual ICRAFTSMAN°I 21 .O HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.271843 • • • • 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............................................... 2 SafetyRules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications..........................6 Assembly.............................................. 8 Operation............................................ 12 MaintenanceSchedule......................19 Maintenance....................................... t9 Serviceand Adjustments....................23 Storage............................................... 29 Troubleshooting................................. 30 RepairParts........................................ 34 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. 3 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. 4 • 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. 5 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. 6 Steering Wheel Adapter Steer,ngWhee, _ Sleeve Steering /j (1) Locknut @ -_.\ / \ _%_ Steering _, _ _'_ / _ / _, ; (1) Rex Bolt Wheel Insert _ _, (1)Lock (1) Hex Bolt / 5/16-18 arge Flat Washer 3/8-16xl _washer 3/8 / / _. Shaft 5/16-18 / t 1 Steering Extension | x 1-1/4 ! I li .II II/I !!lIit] _:: ...... %- :::-_;;_;-Y Seat @ _(1) (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Knob For Future Use Keys Video Cassette (2) Keys 7 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. 9 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. 10 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). 11 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 12 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. 13 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. 14 • 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 15 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. 16 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 17 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 -J 18 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. 19 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. 20 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. 21 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 _ 22 _ 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 23 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_ 24 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. 25 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. 26 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. 27 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 28 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. 29 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. 31 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 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 ELECTRICAL 26 I t I I i 25 t I I 16, /J // // k 34 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 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 67 29 67 43 / 4O 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 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 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 TRACTOR - - 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 / 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 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 49 119, 120128 14 12 r--t mo 19 ! 109 _0 ol 0 / 81 9OO zr 77 73 79 19 80 17 _m o1"M 16 124 32 64 93 107 59 60 58 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 7 520 07"_ 373_ 359_ 9_ 279 146 I 1132 ! 27 26 11019 LABEL KITI 11058 OWNER'S MANUALJ 22,1 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 212_ 51A Sl 414__; Sl 441 50_ 26;,_ 365_ _ 449_ 2 !1 _'_1 1629_ 54 524 o 119_ _IA 911 lO2_ 97 276 Y 231 F_" _-_ lO9-_ 9E 130(_ 108_ _/ [email protected] 105_ 43859AP>_ 394 391 _L-_9_% \. 117 \ \ _ \ \ _ 267 434__ 118 435e_' 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 861 FUEL PUMP KIT KIT 859A 432_ 394 859 276A 104_ % 276(_ 231_ 392_ 807_ 859_394_859A 432_ 147_ 53 392_ _ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 J4 I____ 6Ol U 334 505 1137689_ I 789 11036 LABEL-EMISSION 164 425' 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 643 1119_ 868 967 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 445 235 161_ _ _63_ 54 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 332 934_ 75 1006 1005_ 695 802 513 803 579 _ 544 801 697_ 55 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUM BER 917.271843 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271843 BRIGGS & STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 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 _ + ± 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 u1 CD A 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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