Craftsman EZ3 917.270963 Owner`s manual

Craftsman EZ3 917.270963 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
CRIIFTSMAN+
20.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No
917.270963
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and Instructions before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications
..........................
Assembly ..............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ......................
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Maintenance
.......................................
18
Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting
.................................
30
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
2
3
5
7
11
18
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, 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.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center.
In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE
IN-HOME
WARRANTY
SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
2
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
SLOPE
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control 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:
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as recks, 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:
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 abso-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
OPERATION
lutely 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
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
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.
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• 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.
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,
heater.
such as a water
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never temper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage, Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
tO wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing
them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
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 end when backing, look
behind end down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
•
•
•
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machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope,
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
_Look, for this symbol to point o_ important saroty precautions.
It means L_F_UTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!T YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED,
d_eCA.UTION: In order to prevent.accinta_ starting wnen semng up, _rans°
porting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
ACAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
PRODUCT
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 30
API-SF/SG/SH):
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
(GAP: .030")
VALVE
ADJUSTMENT
RJ19LM OR J19LM
INTAKE:
.004"-.006"
EXHAUST: .007"-.009"
GROUND
FORWARD:
5.5
REVERSE:
2.4
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BAI-I'E RY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA:
240
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
SPEED
(MPH):
_,WARN.ING:
The engi.ne exha.ust from
this proauct contains chemicals Known
to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Please
SPECIFICATIONS
(BELOW
_I, CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommenaed
by ana comp=y
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.
Tiros can lose traction with the ground
and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized service center.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
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read and retain this manual.
The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Sears Repair Agreement is available
on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
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"
owner's manual.
rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainte-
sections of this
WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an intemal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-coverod,
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 authodzed service
center/department
(See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
Steering
Wheel
Steering
Sleeve
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
Extension
Shaft
teering
I
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Wheel
Insert
O
rl
-
(1) Lock
washer
3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
@
(1) Large Flat
Washer
(1)
Locknut
5/16-18
Seat
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
Keys
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.
Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove
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) 3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
any staples in skid that may puncture
tires where tractor is to roll off skid.
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
EXTENSION
SHAFT
AND
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING
WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
BATTERY
• Lift hood to raised position.
• 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).
Label
/
"-'-.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive you
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
}
ing position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location
and function of controls)
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening
knob.
adjustment
_kWARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand
and follow all instructions
• Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged"
position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Release parking brake.
Shoulder Bolt
Seat Pan
Seat
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
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
• Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
_.
(See
and
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheel-
"-*%..
INSTALL
OFF SKID
Operation
section for location
function
of controls)
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INSTALL
• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever
in neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECK
TIRE
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously
removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK
DECK LEVELNESS
_;IkCAUTION:
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.
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK
FOR PROPER
Posn'ION
OF ALL BELTS
Mulcher
Deflector-_-.
Shield
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.
CHECK
BRAKE SYSTEM
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
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.
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 mulcher blades are designed for discharging
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and bagging also.
_' 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 REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
J
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.
4 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
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION
TO
THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT ITEMS:
4 Engine oil is at proper level.
#' Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded
gasoline.
J Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
J Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
,I It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission
purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
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.
,I 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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand their meaning.
or in literature
supplied
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
FAST
H
L
HIGH
LOW
SLOW
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
FORWARD
with the product.
KEEP AREA CLEAR
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
.. Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ign_on
Switch
...
_
_Ve;er
Choke
Thro_le
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
tg Brake Lever
MoUon
Control
Lever
Control_
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
Institute.
MOTION
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
CONTROL
National
Standards
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
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
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used to
clutch/brake
position.
THROTTLE
adjust the mower cutting height.
pedal into the brake
CONTROL
engine speed.
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- Used to control
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.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
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 possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTFLE CONTROL
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.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal
should remain in =BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Choke
Control_
Throttle_"
"Engaged" Position
_,lgnition
Key
,X_.:_=//Position
Control-C ..,-TT---'k_
"',_'_',
,=king
Brake
\v_,,"Engaged"
Disengaged"A_
Position
Knob
\_.
=Brake"
STOPPING
Pos_on
MOWER
BLADES
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 BACKWARD
Control
Lever
-
• To stop mower blades,move
attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
• To 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 -
TO ADJUST
HEIGHT
MOWER
CUTTING
The cutting height is controlled by
tuming the height adjustment knob in
desired direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (F_)
to raise
cutting height.
•Tum
knob counterclockwise (P_) to
lower cutting height.
• 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,
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
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• Lower mower with attachment
control.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height
of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
lift
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield place.
Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged"
Position
Lever High
Position
.'::::'_
...
LOW
Position
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Position
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.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• 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 lock,nut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
3/8-16
Locknut_._
Gauge
_
Wheel
2,.'_-ff.,"-_"_
_
TO OPERATE
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S
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
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/Shoulder
Bolt
TO TRANSPORT
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.
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch, Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
ON HILLS
_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.
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__
_
Mounting
__
Bracket^_..._._
3/8 Washer ""_'_
Gauge Wheel-'---"--
TO OPERATE
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
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•
ADDGASOLINE
Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
• 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 fresh-
the disengaged 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.).
hess.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
A, WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (catted 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.
CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
A'n'ACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended
by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENIGNE
OIL LEVEL
TO START ENGINE
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• 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.
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move attachment clutch
to "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• 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, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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• 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.
• 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 CARBURE-
WARM WEATHER
above)
TOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• 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)
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• 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:
• Be sure the tractor is on level
ground.
• Place the motion control
PURGE TRANSMISSION
• k CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure
will remove any trapped air inside the
transmission which may have developed
dudng shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel
control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
pos_ion, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE:
During this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- oft engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
lever in
neutral. Release the parking
and let the clutch/brake
brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
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• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
•
•
•
•
•
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. •After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings.
Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps.
Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon.
At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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,LL,.
DATES
BB
Check
Operation
Check Brake
Tire Pressure
Check Operator
Presence
and
Intedoc_ Systems
R
Check
T
Lubrication Chart
A
0
R
Check Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
clean Battery and Terminsts
Check
Transaxle
Drive Belt(s)
I1_
ll_s
V's
_
Air Filter
_!3
'11#
Arrester
I_
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Co_ing
I_1,=
Fins
Replace
Air Filter Paper
Replace
Fuel Filter
Ik##2
_=
Cartridge
laraperatures.
5 - If 0quipbad with ad_Jstable system.
6 - Not requited if equipped with rnalnler_nce-ftee
battery¸
7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,*l_,
maximum,
Do not overr_,
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments
in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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Chenge mo_ often when operating undm a heavy load or in high ambient
Servic, e _
often when operating in dirty or dusty condifio_s,
if equipped with oil f_ter, change oil every 50 hours,
P_pLe,ce tdsdes more oban when [t,owth.g in _
_,
GENERAL
4
Tension
Engine Oil Level
Replace Spark P_ug
•
-
_l
' Change Engine Oil
Clean Air Screen
Clean
I_
Cooling
Belt(s) Tension
Replace
1#17
Of
Inspect Muffler;Spark
1
2
3
4
V'
Adjust Blade
E : clean
N
Fasteners
Adjust Motion
Check
lib
_
T
for Loose
_
Zerk
Zerk
(_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
-...
Bearing Zerk
-~.
(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 lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highestgear,
then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement
clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
Trailing Edge Up
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
_3_---Hex Bolt
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do net 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 balancer.)
NOTE:
Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced,
it should remain
in a horizontal position.
If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
518"Bol_
•
.
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Center Hole
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BA'I-rERY
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Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
,
NOTE:The originalequipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly•
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
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
transmi_ssion 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 atr or high pressure
sprayer to clean coohng 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.
SAE VISCOSIW
TEMPE RATURIE RANGE ANTK_IPATED
GRAOES
BEFORE NEXT C_ CH_NGIE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase
oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• 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.
Oil
Drain_ _
Air S_:reen
ENGINE
Plug
LUBRICATION
_
OIL Fdl Cap_
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with APt service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
Dtpstsickr
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CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING
FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
• 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.
Cover
Knob
Wing
Cartridge
Foam PreC
Cover
Top Air
..
EngineCooling
Fins
Air Screen
MUFFLER
Air Guide Cover •
(Both Sides)
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first,
Service air cleaner more often under
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.
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
•
•
•
•
IN-LINE
PRE-CLEANER
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor,
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
replace pre-
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged,
cleaner.
FUEL
ClFu_IPFi
_
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Clamp
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.
of
all foreign
Clean
engine, matter.
battery, seat, finish, etc.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
i
CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
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
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with dis-
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
charge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
• Disconnect anti-swaybar
from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs•
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor•
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway, Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
sectien of this
manual).
If tires are over or
undednflated,
you will not properly
adjust your mower.
Retainer
Anti-Swa'
Link
Sides)
Housing
Large Retainer
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tiros are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tiros are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than roar, tighten nuts =F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than roar, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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 • ae of
Bottom edge of
mowe
°''ndd"
g '1J
round
Une
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Q
Suspension
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
Nut _F_-._.
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 118" to 112"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
Front Links
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.
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1 "E"
TO REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
MOWER
BLADE
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
UA"
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
-
• Remove mower from tractor (See =TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
Jam Nut
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
- Operating
Arm
-
• Install new belt in reverse
removal.
order of
Do not touch this nut. It further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/department
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO REPLACE
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.
Mandrel
Pulley Idler
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
\
TO ADJUST
MOTION
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing
procedure.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes t-9/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above.
Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
above
Engine Pulley--
Clutching Idler '''_
Stationary Idler
_ ....
Transmission
Input Pulley _
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]
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that
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
TO REMOVE
neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment
bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
• Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
square key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE" To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Neutral Lock Gate
Retaining Ring
Washers
Axle
Cover
Adjustment Bolt
I
TRANSMISSION
MENT
WHEEL
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
position and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the
Motion Control
STEERING
Square KeY/_'_"
(Rear Wheel Only)
REMOVAUREPLACE-
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.
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TO START
BA'I-rERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
REPLACING
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
A CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
BATTERY
Keps Nut
Terminal ...._:. .....
Access -_.--
REVERSE
Hex Bolt
Door _
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
!
(Red)
Cable
P
Te
Guard
TO REPLACE
-Negative
Cable
HEADLIGHT
(Black)
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
"Positive" (+)
"Negative"
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
(-)
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
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FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
Remove
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Hood
L
"_
/ _.
air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance
section of this manual).
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.
Clamp Screw
• Reassemble air cleaner
Quarter
_
"_ Headlight Wire
Circle___._f_"
"_
_
__
Choke Closed
/
_
"
\Swivel
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
the emission control devices and
of
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
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:
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
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• 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.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
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.
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:
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
Choke
Lever
Casing
Clamp
Screw
PRELIMINARY
SE-I-[ING
-
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and '
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted
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properly
(see above).
• 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.
=_ldlcer
Speed
FINAL SET3"ING -.....Idle Mixture
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
Screw
Throttle
Lever
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
• 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.
• Continue to ho_d throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
Idle
Speed_
Screw_
Throttle
Lever _
TEST -
• 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 authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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_
_'_l_ldle 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.
• 1=CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of th_,s
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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 m storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container.
Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected
and battery cleaned
thoroughly
(see "TO CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS"
in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Replace
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic, Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
]uUmdeposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels called gasohol or using
with new spark plug(s).
engine
warm.
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and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Willnotstart
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Hard to start
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter,
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor
out of adjustment.
Service Adjustments
• Engine valves out of
adjustment,
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Enginewill
turn over
not
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Faulty operator
switch(es).
presence
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
3O
in
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Disengage
attachment
clutch.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check]replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
CORRECTION
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
(Continued)
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel.
• Spark
plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged
part(s).
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace
air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/
fins.
• Clean/replace
muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
open vent holes.
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Remove obstruction.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
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• Replace mower drive belt.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Engine speed
too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• Improper blades
used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
•
•
•
•
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
• Turn switch "ON".
• Blown fuse.
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace
light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean
all connections.
• Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace
regulator.
• Replace
alternator.
• Freewheel
control
in
"disengaged"
position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
durin.g, shipment or
servicing.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
• Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
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• Place freewheel control in
"engaged"
position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Purge transmission.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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-- MODEL NUMBER
917.270963
SCHEMATIC
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BLACK
BATTERY
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IGNITION
SWITCH
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YOUR TRACTOR IS
L
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.
1-711
OFF
M+G+A1
RU_I.',GHT B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
+S+A1
NONE
A2÷L
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED
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NON-REMOVABLE
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IGNITION SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
•
L_ VOLTS AC MIN @ 3GO0 RPM
(CHARGING SYSTEM DISC_INIECTED)
_-
Ck_RGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP OC • 3600 RPM
SPARK
PLUG
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GAP
[2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
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ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
ll
12
16
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
Battery
Bott, 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 |ntedock Push-tn
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
LightBulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Batlery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Hamess, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Sok_noki
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
ProtectionWire Loop (Hour Meter)
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 112
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
73350400
166182
415?.J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.270963
28
58
12
53
31
55
/
\
23
207
74
36
54
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270963
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
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
PART
NO.
16983o
16g061
17060612
155272
168337)(013
STD533710
155927
145660
169119
144983X558
125938X
156437
124028X
19131312
STD541437
166271X558
155217X599
164919X558
139976
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD552507
140547
72140606
154798
S'rD541437
165867
154966
154207
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17570608
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x I
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
HoodAssembly
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
Gdlle
Lens, Gdlle
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Tndrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, 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 Wsnd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff RH
Bolt FInHex I/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
Plale Reinforcement STL'f
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Capholder
BoltShoulder5/16-18"l-r
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 112
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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917.270963
GROUND DRIVE
32
•
52
16
32
/3O
38
36 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270963
GROUNDDRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
8
lo
14
15
16
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
19
STD541437
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
72110622
4470J
165838
19131312
47
48
49
5o
61
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
127783
154407
123205)(
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (SeeBreakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-O510
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
PinCotter I/BxlCAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5
Nut Lock HexW/Ins. 5/16-18
Uric
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 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
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13132x 13/16 x 12
Ca.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry BTL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, Clutch
Spdng, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
64
65
66
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
61
82
83
84
89
90
95
96
116
150
151
156
158
159
161
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
169183
19132012
169182
169496
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
164890X428
124346)(
170201
4497H
72110610
165850
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
202
72110612
DESCRIPTION
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
GuidaBellRHEngine
Strap Torque Lh
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
StrapTorqueRh
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ca.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross
SpringTorsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca.
LinkTransaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Conttot Bypass
Retainer Spdng 1"Zinc/Cad
Bolt Cart. 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ca.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange ShiftLt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gr. 5
NutCrownlockl/4-2OUnc
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 5/6
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x.561
Plate Fastening Lt
NylinerSnap-ln
Washer Nyliner
Belt Shoulder5/16-18UNC
BoltRDHDSQNK
5/16-18UNC x 1
Bolt Carr SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2Gr.5
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 rnrn
39
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STEERINGASSEMBLY
_41
L
_,2
44
U
67
67
67
47
13
43
4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270963
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
PART
NO.
13971_
154427
169840
169839
6,?.66H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
S'rD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
1913'1416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155O99
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
167902
74780616
160367
154404
72110618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindte Assembly, L.H.
SpindleAssembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, SteeringColumn
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflanga Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steedng
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13132 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw -rE #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steedng 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
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axis
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt Rhnd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-114
Brace Axle
Washer 13132 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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ENGINE
2
3
1_
38
14
13
81
i
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32
31
33
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/
39
33
29
_.,_23
OPTIONAL
_4
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
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TRACTOR
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917.270963
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
3t
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
162152
17720410
.......
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
13280336
132003O0
STD551237
17480624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
109227X
17060612
128861
DESCRIPTION
ControlThrot Paddle 32 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Bdggs Mode_No. 461707-0145-E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhausl Asm. Right
ClampTube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Serns
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/DebrisGuard
ControlChoke
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 Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Screw 3/8-16 x SMGML
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensions given in U.S, inches
1inch = 25.4 mm
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917.270963
SEAT ASSEMBLY
21
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat 3450 Bik,"blkCraftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bert Fin Hex 3/8-16uric X 1
Washer 13132X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x1.5 SMGML
Washer 13132X 1 X !4 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
S'fD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing Snap BIk Nyt 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 114Lge FIg Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 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
72050412
134300
1212S0X
123976)(
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
6
2
7
3
1
4
11
14
2
14
13
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
163205
171696
171697
17O933
133644
7
9
11
171809
163204
156811
13
146046
WHEELS
2_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
14
15
19
20
22
-- - - - --
166927
160386
138047
166887
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799)(428
173428
173429
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's(English)
Manual,Owner's(Spanish)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Fend Auto Sears Gold
Decal Hood RhCraftsman
Decal Hoed Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal MaintCustomer
Sears Dom
Decal Replacement Srs
Decal Fender Craflsman Gold
DecalFender STLTH Oper
Inst E/S
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
& TIRES
1
2
3
4
s,e
4,10
5
6
7
1t
8
9
10
11
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Vaive
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X427 Rim, Front
2781-1
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (FrontWheel
Only)
lo6108X427 Rim, Rear
122(}82X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTirs
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
104757X
Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: Alloomponent dimensionsgk,en in U.S. k_.hes
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
29_
27
23
49
30
Oil50
4
3
6
6
4
13
D
19
I
13
20
19
13
32
f
46
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
49
50
159460
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
159471
Shaft Asm. Lift
105767X
Pin Groove
12000002
E Ring
19211621
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
120183X
Bearing Nylong
125631X
Grip Handle Fluted
122365X
Button Plunger Read
139865
Link Asm Lift L.H.
139866
Link Asm Lift R.H.
STD(_4008 Retainer Spdng
167253
Link Front
73350800
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
130171
Trunnion BIk Zinc
73680800
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
139868
ArmSuspension Mower
163552
Retainer Spring
110807X
Nut, Special
19131016
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
28761-1
Spring
169484
Retainer Clip
126971X
Rod, Adjust Life
73350600
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
138057
Knob, InfiniteHeight Admustment
150233
Trunnion, Inf. Height
140302
Bearing, P'vl. Lift. Spherieat
73540600
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
155097
Pointer Height Indicator
123935X
Plug Hole BIk 1.485,'1.515 Dia
17060516
Screw 5/16-18x 1 SMGML
19112410
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga
155098
Indicator Height Stir
145212
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
110452X
Nut, Push Phos. &-Oil
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
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MOWER
DECK
157
0_ "_"
_'_
40
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JJ
106"_
102
103 105
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101/_,_*
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16
1
27
29
18
18
_117
_116
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TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
MowerHousing
STD533107 Bolt
138017
BracketAssembly,Sway
Bar,Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
S'rD624008 Retainer Spdng
130832
Arm, Suspension,Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 3
STD551137 Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
129895
Beadng, Ball
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
140329
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
$3"D541431 Nut, Crownlock5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spdng, Torsion, Deflector
110452)(
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod,Hinge
157722
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
PuUey,Mandral
137266
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt
133835
Fastner, Christmas Tree
131494
Pulley, Idler, Rat
19131316
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
STD541437 Nut, Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
S'rD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
155066
RollerAssembly,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
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
917.270963
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
t 16
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
141043
149846
144959
ST'D541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
73510500
72110504
48981-1
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- - -
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler
KnobCustom Oval
V-Belt
Lock.nut,Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching 42' Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
LatchAsm Bagger
NutWeld
BracketGauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Gr.5
STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
1658Go
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
157109
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
158634
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
165888
Pulley Idler Flat
165891
BoltCarraige Idler
131335
Spring Extension
169022
Spring Return Idler
165898
Retainer Spdng YellowZinc
19091216
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
169670
169676
Cable Clutch 42"
169674
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
169675
Spdng Retainer
169671
Spdng Retention Lever
169672
Spacer
RodClutch
16_o69
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
17720410
STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uncx 1-3/4
130794
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
169583
Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck
- order separately mulcher plate
components key nos. 101-106)
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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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
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
142991
170390
170391
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
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, Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Ftange 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 17ram Id X 40ram Od X
12ram
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
10t/48t Gear
Gear, lOt Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625
SleeveBeadng(Outboard)
.75x1.750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, LH.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, 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
Beadng, Center Block
Spdng - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50Oil
Brake Yoke
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
170418
142884
170419
170420
170421
170422
142969
142980
1507"78
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,SpecieIFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 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 SpringBrakeAnti-Drag
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(Nylo_l
Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl.50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
ExpansionTank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X I/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
CenterSection-Filter-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
51
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NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
917.270963
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
6021
513
783
697
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803
797
544
801
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
9
10
10A
11
12
27803
690334
690366
280225
273390
271188
271189
13
15
16
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
28
29
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
75
78
91
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499284
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
498314
498541
691133
390420
494553
691302
65906
26828
221596
292260
494553
261368
691161
393415
498542
213290
271412
270884
690321
93208
691438
225137
691134
693483
917.270963
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
_ Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder #1
Head-Cylinder #2
_4, Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
_r, Gasket-Cylinder
Head #2
Breather Assembly
(Cylinder #1)
_, Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
_ Gasket-Crankcase
(.015" Thick, Std.)
_ Gasket-Crankcase
(.005" Thick)
,_ Gasket-Crenkcase
(.009" Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushing
_, Seal-Oil
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (Standard)
Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.020 "O.S.)
Ring Set. Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005" O.S.)
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Rod-Connecting
(.020 U.S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
(Include(s):
Keeper-Valve (Rel. No. 42))
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Stinger-Oil
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
,tr• Gasket-Intake
_4, Gasket-Intake
Screw (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Body Assembly-Upper
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
690718
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
693508
691401
271411
271170
499167
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
• Gasket-Carburetor
Body
• Pin-Float Hinge
• Valve-Float Needle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
121
Carburetor Kit
122
Spacer
125
Carburetor
130
Valve-Throttle
133
Float-Carburetor
146
Key-Timing
147
Jet-Pilot
161
Base-Air Cleaner
163
_ Gasket-Air Cleaner
177
-k SeaFO-Rim:J
187
Line-Fuel
(Cut to Required Length)
197
690364
Screw (Back Plate)
202
690570
Link-Mechanical
Governor
203
280997
Crank-Bell
205
690322
Screw (Bell Crank)
209
691273
Spring-Governor
211
261563
Spring-Governor
212
693985
Link-Throttle
215
690481
Guide-Air
219
394348
Gear-Governor
220
690412
Washer-Thrust
(Governor Gear)
222
491282
Bracket-Control
227
491297
Lever-Governor
235
224995
Shield-Fuel Spray
240
394358
Filter-Fuel
244
230318
Connector-Hose
(Pulse Line)
258
94930
Screw (Engine Sump)
267
690316
Screw (Casing Cl_mp)
278
691366
Washer (Governor Lever)
297
94289
Nut-Wing
(Air Filter Retainer)
304
691390
Housing-Blower
305
690960
Screw (Blower Housing)
306
6904141
Shield-Cylinder
306A
690435
Shield-Cylinder
RPM Settings:
Low Speed: 1900o2100
High Speed: 3000-320
_
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number
358.
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Included in Carburetor KR, Ref Number
121.
t
Included In Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
Number 1095.
+
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
861
NOTE:
inches
55
All component dimensions given in U.S.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
356
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
693490
693487
693491
690442
691100
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
94882
393474
93621
497606
398003
691385
690823
690423
272490
497603
690553
690552
690311
569
572
272646
690415
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
789
797
690764
92278
95162
690328
690317
491530
690657
271013
66538
693510
496700
690555
93585
280866
391362
691285
693059
695050
94010
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark
Plug
•+ Gasket-Pump
Body-Pump
•+ Spring-Pump
Diaphragm
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
•+ Cap-Spring
•+ Diaphragm-Fuel
Pump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
Bracket-Oil Fill
Filter-Air
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Alternator
Screw (Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Ddve
Dipstick
Tube-Oil Fill
Clamp-Tube
Filter-Air
ArmatureoStarter
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bolt-Carriage (Governor
Lever)
,A-Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather (Cylinder
#2)
,
Plate-BacK
Nut (Governor Lever)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer (Governor Crank)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
_ Seal-Governor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-Spark Plug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring-Fdction
Screw (Ddve Cap)
Shield-Heat
Gear-Rin 9
Gear-Timing
Gear-Starter
Wiring Harness
Nut (Starter Terminal)
917.270963
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
797A
B01
602
603
807
622
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
847
851
659
861
865
865A
668
868A
869
870
871
877
881
918
934
955
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
1137
1138
----
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal (Throttle
Shaft)
495715
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
493880
Terminal-Cable
693488
•+ Diaphragm-Fuel
Pump
693502
Kit-Fuel Pump
691196
Cover-Air Guide
691197
Cover-Air Guide
497656
Seal-Valve
273312
Seal-Valve
261463
Seat-Valve (Intake)
262924
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
261961
Bushing-Guide
(Exhaust)
231218
Bushing-Guide
(Intake)
393456
Wire-Alternator
495901
Plate-Cover
393815
Hose-Vacuum (Cylinder-ToImpulse Pump)(Cut to
Required Length)
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Carburetor
691207
Cover-Air Cleaner
690720
Screw (Upper Body To
Lower Body)
498157
Fan-Flywheel
691247
Retainer-Fan
496726
Label Kit
694979
Label Kit-Emission
263080
Ring-Retaining
273688
Owner's Manual
280860
Yr Seal-O-Ring
497605
Retainer-Brush
498047
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
691104
Screw (Cover Plate)
690353
Screw (Oil Slinger)
690329
Screw (Governor, Control
Rod)
690390
Washer (Governor, Control
Rod)
690330
Nut (Governor, Control Rod)
445777-0027-E1
Replacement Engine
RPM Settings:
_
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Included
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
861
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Kit. Ref Number
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1095,
in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
O1
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!
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not |
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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