Owner's Manual CRRFTSMIIN° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.275640 differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty................................................ 2 Safety Rules..........................................3 ProductSpecifications...........................6 AssemblyPre-Operation........................7 Operation............................................. 10 Maintenance .......................................17 MaintenanceSchedule........................17 Serviceand Adjustments.....................22 Storage................................................ 28 Troubleshooting...................................29 Repair Parts.........................................34 Sears Service........................Back Cover LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual, Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Sears will also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). For your convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warranty appliesonly while this product is within the United States. This Warrantydoes not cover: • Expendableitems which become worn during normal use, includingbut not limited to blades,spark plugs, air cleaners,belts, and oil filters. • StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails, thorns, stumps,or glass. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator abuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper grade and amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris, or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual. • Engine(fuel system) cleaningor repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate. • Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement. • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes. LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe battery will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip chargewill apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States. This warrantygives you specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which vary,from stateto state. Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT:This cuttingmachine is capableof amputatinghands and feet andthrowing objects.Failureto observe the followingsafetyinstructionscould result in serious injury or death. • _IWARNING: Inorder to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting,adjustingor making repairs, alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contactspark plug. • _I_WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _IWARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • • • _I_,WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer • and birth defects harm. • or other _,WARNING: Battery and related accessories reproductive posts, terminals contain lead and • lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL • • • • • • • • • OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slowdown before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Follow the manufacturer's storage. 3 recommen- dation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before II, SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction. Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. • • • • • Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • • Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate machine. the Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV. TOWING • • • • • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel con- • tainer where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. • • • • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truck or trailerand refuelit on the ground.If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or containeropening at all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice. If fuel is spilled on clothing,change clothingimmediately. Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas cap and tighten securely. GENERAL • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SERVICE Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • 5 storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. • • lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California Gasoline Capacity and Type: 4.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type 'API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30(Below 32°F Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 3.5 Pints W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: (GAP: .030") Champion Ground (MPH): Speed RC12YC Forward: Reverse: 5.5 2.4 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging System: 9 Amps Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 14 PSI 10 PSI @ 3600RPM 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _I, WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. the above is re- quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Slope Keys Sheet (2) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory. When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ADJUST SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen knob. 2. Lower seat into operating sit in seat. 3. 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. 4. 5. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Label Adjustment Knob 7 adjustment position and NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR Operation function 1. 2. section of OFF for SKID location (See and controls) Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. po- 3. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place freewheel control in "trans- 4. mission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding shield up against TO DRIVE TRACTOR Operation section holding tractor. OFF for deflector SKID location (See and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "trans- 4. 5. 6. 7. mission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 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 tion. posi- Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11 .Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECK TIRE 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 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 OF ALL BELTS POSITION 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 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. ,/CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/" Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). ,/" 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). 9 These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R N REVERSE NEUTRAL or in literature H HIGH supplied with the product. I\1 LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING ol BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED SWITCH PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT m ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED LIGHTS ON KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER if not avoided, will result indicates in death aorhazard seriouswhich, injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY Models only) CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious and/or property damage. injury CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. NOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 10 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. ROS "ON" Position Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger Throttle/Choke Control Lift Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal Light Switch ," . . .- ." Height Adjustment Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Motion Control Lever 02835 LSW Our tractors conform to the safety standards American National Standards Institute. LIFT AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used LEVER of the PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ 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. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROLUsed declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. for starting 11 and controlling engine speed. The operationof any tractorcan result in foreign objectsthrowninto the eyes,which can result in severeeye damage. Alwayswear safetyglasses or eye shieldswhile operatingyour tractoror performingany adjustments or repairs. We recommendstandardsafety glassesor a wide vision safety maskworn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. AluLCAUTION: Always stop tractor pletely, as described above, before the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE Attachment Clutch Switch Pull out to "Engage" Throttle/Choke CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging mower performance. Position TO MOVE Key Clutch/ Brake Pedal MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. TO ADJUST control between full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle half and control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". to use. to stop engine. BACKWARD MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT ing 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 rela- • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized • Never use choke AND The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better look- GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • Move throttle FORWARD and The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. "Disengaged" Push in to Position Parking Brake "Disengage" "Engaged" Position STOPPING ENGINE comleaving 12 tively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" // ,,::_S'_... Low Position Push in to "Disengage" 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side, installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Deflector Shield REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. _I_WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM 1. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. 2. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. 3. Look down and behind before backing. 4. Slowly move motion control lever to reverse (R) position to start movement. 5. When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. 3/8-16 Locknut Shoulder 3/8 Washer Gauge Wheel TO OPERATE Lift Lever High ,_Position 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. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES - ROS "ON" Position disengage attachment clutch control. _kCAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. 13 Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) TO OPERATE ON HILLS TOWING MENTS _WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever 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. TO TRANSPORT When pushing or sure to disengage freewheel control Freewheel control drawbar of tractor. 1. 2. BEFORE CHECK Transmission OTHER ATTACH- STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in Transmission AND 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. towing your tractor, be transmission by placing in freewheeling position. is located at the rear the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, above procedure. CARTS of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. at more than reverse Engaged _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). 14 CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC ENGINE warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used dur- transmission engaged position. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the 2. position UP 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the choke WARM Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START TRANSMISSION ing the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. (See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.) and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. 15 PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING _iCAUTION: 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 during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. r 1 ( , 00272 position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral 6. TIPS J • 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. (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in engaged 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 half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. 7. 16 F,LL,NOATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check T R A /__._" _"_r/J%'4r_J£-'4r_-_£'_r Brake Operation Tire Pressure Check Operator ROS Systems Check and li_ Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower If 11##'5 Blades Lubrication 0 Check Battery Chart Level 1_4 R Clean Battery and Terminals ll_ Check Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Engine Oil (without Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen Clean I1_ Oil (with oil filter) Change 1_1,2 oil filter) _1_1, i/ Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine _1_ 2 11_'2 Arrester Cooling 11_1,2 Fins _ Replace Spark Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Plug Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL I_ 11_2 Muffler/Spark Replace i,,' Engine N Inspect I_ Cooling E I_ 11_'2 _# under a heavy in dirty load or dusty or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil, 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. conditions. RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART d_ Spindle -Zerk ; _r _Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Spindle Zerk _Front Wheel ,L_Bearing Zerk ....... @Engine ,_ • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. t 01964 A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. EACH 2 I_ The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. BEFORE I/ 1_3 C E DATES _ Presence for Loose Change ....... SERVICE (_ General @ REFER USE Purpose Grease TO Maintenance _I "ENGINE" SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 17 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine. per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES BLADE BLADE OPERATION SYSTEM Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. (ROS) Blade Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disengaged REMOVAL 1. • 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 AND REVERSE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. Blade.B.olt "_ (Special) _4_ _'_ Center Hole position. CHECK OPERATOR SYSTEM TO SHARPEN PRESENCE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with 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. • 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. CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM OPERATION BLADE (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. ROS "ON" Position Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) 18 5/8" Bolt or p 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. Blade Center Hole BATTERY ENGINE Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. How- LUBRICATION ever, 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 original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL Se- TO CLEAN NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. BATTERY lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY -20 TEMPERATURE 30 32 40 RANGE ANTICIPATED 60 80 100 BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE oil AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See"REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE 0 GRADES TO CHANGE ENGINE vise thai11 ÷ OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL • Be sure tractor is on level surface. COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve Closed and Locked Position The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Yellow Cap Tube 19 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. _ Cover Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE Handle Cartridge Pre-cleaner__ _ _ _ OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. CLEAN AIR FILTER Slots Tabs 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. Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine. 2. Remove cover. 3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre-cleaner from base. 4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge firmly in base. 6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover. 7. Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge. ENGINE COOLING Debris may ing system. clean area and engine SYSTEM clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and shown to prevent overheating damage. Clean out chaff and debris Air Screen --. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 20 IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clam Fuel Filter CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. 21 & WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, TO REMOVE 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ANY SER- IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER MOWER will be easier right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment 2. PERFORMING Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR Mower BEFORE to remove from the 1. clutch switch 2. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- 3. 4. tor shield to right side of tractor. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. Connect front links to mower deck and in "DIS- ENGAGED" position. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off electric clutch pulley. Disconnect anti-sway bar 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 trac- 5. 6. 7. secure with retainer springs. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. tor. Suspension Arms Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Shield Retainer Spring 22 TO LEVEL MOWER Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". 6.0 Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Mandrel "D .... Suspension Arm D": BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH /01267 Lift Link ustment Nut FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Front Links 23 Trunnion TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE TO ADJUST 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. BRAKE - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION and 5. - 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel Pulley engaged" position. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking Idler Pulleys brake "Engaged" ,_A _ Operating Nut Mandrel Pulley TO REPLACE TO CHECK AND ADJUST 1. 2. BELT REMOVAL BELT - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. BRAKE Park tractor on a level, dry concrete paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission DRIVE Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK MOTION or 4. 5. 6. disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley. 7. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 24 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. Reconnect clutch harness. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Electric --.... Clutch Clutching-- __---Z_ ,_J_ Adjustment TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT _'1 Clutch "Locator / Idler Center Span ...... _ /,[ Keeper j,-¢_ \ __ Clutch Wire Harness TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. REMOVAL/ the Operation section of this manual. TO ADJUST ALIGNMENT STEERING WHEEL If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER Transmission Input Pulley Bolt Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in _iq'_ Stationary_ Neutral Lock Gate Motion Control Lever 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 a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover _ Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) ----------_ 25 i TO START BATTERY ENGINE WITH A WEAK 3. _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. 4. 5. 6. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of 7. this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 8. 9. Keps Nut 1. 2. CABLES, Terminal Guard REVERSE Negative (Black) Cable backside of the grill. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 3. Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE 02614 REPLACING (Red) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Weak or Dead Battery Hex Bolt - 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - 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. cause running, or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected TO REMOVE HOOD SEMBLY 1. Raise hood. first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 4. 2. 3. 26 AND GRILL AS- Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. Hood Headlight Wire Connector ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CABLE CONTROL The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. Governor Governor Plate Holes "A" TO ADJUST Clamp Screw Throttle Cable CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: 27 In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING - 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted FINAL properly SETTING (see above). - 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST - 4. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. /Throttle Idle Mixture Valve / With Limiter 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. AI:_WARNING: 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. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car- TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance 2. 3. 4. 5. for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a (See "CLEANING" section of this 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. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL 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. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in 3. 4. Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline 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. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois- • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. 28 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. 3. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. 8. Engine clicks will not start Loss of power but Operation section. Wait several minutes in before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 11. See "To start engine" in operation section. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 11. Extreme Cold Conditions Hard to start 3. ENGINE" Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. service center. Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring. 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. 1. 2. Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 29 2. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate PROBLEM Loss of power (cont.) CHART: section in manual Faulty spark plug. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Engine valves adjustment. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged . . 2. 3. 4. 5. 15. out of 2. . to Sears service center CORRECTION 6. 11. 12. 13. 14. Engine dies when tractor is shifted into reverse directed CAUSE 10. Spark Excessive vibration unless part(s). Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment is engaged. 1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Worn, 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 30 2. 3. 4. 5. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate CAUSE 1. 3. 4. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. Worn/damaged mower belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. 4. 5. Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 4. 5. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 6. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 7. 2. Poor grass discharge Poor grass discharge (continued) CORRECTION 8. 9. 10. Improper speed drive too slow. too fast. blades used. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. Allow grass to dry before mowng. 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. 2. 3. 8. 9. 10. belt. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 11. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Light switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn light switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. 3. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 1. 2. 3. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. Replace regulator. 4. Replace 1. 2. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. 4. Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 1. Engine throttle control not set 1. between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine, 31 alternator. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID O IGNITION UNIT GAP /_I!SPARK (2 PLUGS PLUGS ON TWIN FUELSHUT-OFF SOLENOID _/ METER CYL. O ENGINES) _-J (OPTIONAL) CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 9 AMP DO @ 3600 RPM _4 REGULATOR 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM (REGULATOR DISCONNECTED) I O_11 R[iLTERNATO _J_JL_OL_jI ............................................................................................................................................................................ RED (IF SOIEQUIPPED) I ........................................... ORANaE/ / L IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF RUN_VERRIDE M+G+A1 B+A1 RUN B+A1 START B + S + A1 L+A2 LIGHT SW NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS 02834WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. 33 HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 ELECTRICAL 22 41 I /I I 8O 4O 26 25 \ \ \ / / / / 52 29 11 ,\. I I I 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 Battery Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray Battery Bolt Btr Front 114-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 175688 4152J 8860R 146148 175158 73510400 145491 192749 Harness Light Bulb Light Cable Starter Cable Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Cable Ground Switch Seat 30 33 34 40 41 42 43 45 50 52 55 79 80 92 93 94 193350 140403 110712X 193389 17720408 131563 178861 122822X 174652 141940 17490508 175242 146685 193465 192540 191834 Switch Ignition Key Molded Switch Light / Reset Harness ignition Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Switch PTO Protection Wire Loop Screw Thdrol 5t16-18 x 1/2 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock Harness Clutch EVX Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0 Module Reverse ROS unc NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 78 31 209_ 278 54 209 /_. 54 155 .......... _278 //-209 J 20 59 11 209 209 ' 209 6O 6O 13_ 3"; >209 209 14 74 209 206 chassis-stealth,stlt 38 32 209 36 TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 54 58 174619 176554 193635X428 72140608 167203 188702X010 17490608 175260X615 162026 STD541437 174515X615 161840 192395X615 139976 17490508 175710 192512 175351 Chassis Drawbar Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1 Panel Dash LH Panel Dash RH ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Plate Battery Locknut Hex with Insert 3/8-16 unc Grille Lens Bar Fender/Footrest Bracket Fender/Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Screw Hex Wshd 10-32 x 5/8 Duct Hood 59 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 154 155 187495 STD533707 174997 STD541437 175702 186689 175582 156524 161897 161900 Bushing 1.375 OD Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Plate Reinforcement Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh 158 159 161 206 209 278 162037 191120X428 164655 170165 17000612 191611 Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 GROUND DRIVE 151 51 53 3O 55 16 \_ 84 73 dfive-hTdro.stlt_73 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. 1 PART NO. --- DESCRIPTION 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 192502 180505 STD561210 STD551131 74490544 STD541431 126197X STD541437 130564 169498 190736 STD541237 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 124236X 169592 STD523107 175578 120183X STD551062 STD571810 179114 STD533727 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 140294 169691 17120614 Transaxle, HydroGear, Model 314-0510 (See Break down) Rod Shift Fend. Clutch Electric Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Washer Lock Hvy 1/4 Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut Lock HexW/Ins. 5116-18 unc Washer 1-1/20D x 15132 ID x.250 Nut Lock HexW/Wsh 318-16 unc Knob Rod, Brake Bracket Anti-Rotation Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 118 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Knob Brake Parking Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-314 Gr. 5 Keeper, Belt Idler Flat Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16 x .875 62 63 123533X 174607 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 64 65 66 69 173937 STD551143 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 Washer 154778 142432 Keeper Belt Engine Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1t2 unc 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 95 96 112 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 202 254 263 169183 169182 137057 121749X Strap Torque LH Strap Torque RH Spacer, Axle Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. STD551262 123583X 121748X E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25t32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 165596 165711 19171216 169594 192387X428 170201 STD624003 STD551025 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 STD533110 17000616 17000612 Shaft Assy. Cross Taper Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Console, Shift Rod Bypass Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastener Cross Shf. NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Nyliner Snap-in 5t8 ID Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5116-18 unc x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Screw 3/8-16 x 1 SMGML Screw 3/8-16 x .75 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 67 67 / J 46 13 46 .6 68 3O 15 steering 40 stealth prem !3 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 186094X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 126847X 19131416 17000612 76020412 130465 155105 152927 186095X428 19182411 73540600 Wheel Steering Axle Asm Spindle Asm LH Spindle Asm RH Bearing Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring Klip #t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm Steering Bushing Link Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Rod Tie Bushing Strg Screw Insert Cap Strg Wh Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 x 11Ga. Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 41 42 43 46 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 159945 163888X428 121749X 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 Adaptor Wheel Strg Boot Steering Washer25/32 1 1/4x16Ga. Cap Spindle Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4 Axle Brace Steering Asm. Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc 91 95 175553 188967 Clip Steering Washer Harden .793 x 1.637 x .060 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 ENGINE 2 72 1 / 62 / 13 4 78 38 14 32 > 3 /3 3337 29 23 OPTIONAL Spark EQUIPMENT Arrester engine-bs.lcyl KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 176636X505 191611 DESCRIPTION 4 13 137352 165291 Control Throttle/Choke Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Engine Briggs Model 31P777-0348-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone Muffler Gasket 14 23 148456 169837 Tube Drain Oil Easy Shield Heat 29 31 137180 179022 Kit Spark Arrestor Tank Fuel 32 33 37 179124X428 123487X 8543R Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose Black Line Fuel (Flat KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 38 41 45 181654 139277 17000612 Plug Drain Oil Easy Stem Tank Fuel Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3t8-16 62 72 78 10010500 71070512 17060620 WAsher Split Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 81 112 73510400 3645J Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bushing unc Scrn) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. -^inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm _Z 51 x 3/4 x 3/4 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 \/J I 8 j7 i i i i / / \ \ "25 \ \\ 11 13 \ seat \ 17 It.knob 12 2 NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 188719 140551 STD523710 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 182493 166369 174648 Seat Bracket Pivot Seat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga Clip Push-In Nut Hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch KEY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split Spring Cprsn Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc 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 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 DECALS 11 16 7 9 3 13 21 21 4 11 10 20 6 15 14 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 187407 138047 186242 186243 186572 146046 193654 179128 193872 156439 189088 172331 133644 WHEELS KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION LH 14 160396 Decal Battery Diehard Sears Hood RH Hood LH Fender Craftsman V-Belt Drive Schematic Dash Deck Caution Replacement Hood Fender Danger Panel Dash Mower Heavy-Duty Replacement Parts 15 16 18 20 21 23 - - - - - - - - 187408 164065 193307 149516 186331 189020 184310X428 184311X428 178392 184310X428 184311X428 194168 194169 Decal Reflector RH Decal Steering Wheel Decal Fender Opr. Decal Battery Decal Hood Side Panel Decal Engine Pad Footrest LH Pad Footrest RH Decal Chassis Disconnect Pad Footrest STILT LH Pad Footrest STILT RH Manual Owner's English Manual Owner's Spanish DESCRIPTION Decal Reflector Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal KEY PART NO. NO. & TIRES 5,8 4,10 11 \\ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 -- 106108X624 138468 7152J 104757X428 144334 NOTE: wheel 1 44 V-Belt Schematic DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service Item Only) Rim Asm 6" front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8" rear Service Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 LIFT ASSEMBLY 3 13 2 5 4 13 19 20 18 20 19 15 13 32 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 179504 159476 188822 12000002 19211621 120183X 175830 139865 139866 4939M Plunger Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing Nylon Grip Handle Fluted Link Lift L.H. Link Lift R.H. Retainer Spring lift-rh. 1piece3 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 15 16 173288 73350800 Link Front Susp Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 17 18 175689 73800800 Trunnion Front Susp Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Arm Asm Suspension Retainer Spring Bearing Pivot Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 unc unc Mower NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640 MOWER DECK 68 148 34 \ 21 23 24 25 119 26 118_ 28 27 29 18 _117 _116 21 42 D elec-t-path 46 silt 1 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 165892 STD533107 Mower Bolt 40 44 73900600 140088 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer Lock Washer Hardened 45 46 54 55 56 59 61 STD624003 137729 178515 155046 165723 141043 174882 11 138971 (The following blades Blade 42" Hi-Lift 68 92 160396 STD541437 111 112 113 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 143 144 145 146 148 149 150 159 184 -- 179292 179293 17000510 4898H 188606 73930600 19121414 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 157109 158634 165888 171977 169022 165898 19091210 STD533717 19131410 130794 -- 176207 Housing are available) - - 134149 - - 139775 13 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 (For bagging or discharge) Blade 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) Blade 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented (Incl. Key Number 6) Housing Mandrel Vented Bearing Ball Mandrel Stripper Mower Deck Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder Baffle Vortex Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 uric Bracket Deflector Cap Sleeve Spring Torsion Deflector Nut Push Shield Deflector Washer 11/32 x 518 x 16 Ga. 29 30 31 32 33 34 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 STD533717 Rod Hinge Screw Thdrol Rolling Washer Spacer Pulley Mandrel Nut Toplock Flanged Bolt 36 131494 Pulley Wsh Hd DESCRIPTION Nut Lock 3/8-16 uric Guard Mandrel L.H. Retainer Screw Thd. Roll 1/4-20 Washer Hardened Arm Idler x 5/8 Spacer Retainer Guard Tuv Idler (94) Spring Ext Elect Clutch V-Belt Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Bracket Wheel Guage Bracket Wheel Guage Screw 5t16-18 Bolt Shoulder uric LH RH Wheel Gauge Nut Crownlock 3/8-1 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer 13/32 x 13t16 x 12 Ga. Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric x 1Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Bracket Arm Idler 42" uric x 1 Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carraige Idler Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uric x 1-3/4 Washer 3/8 Mandrel Assembly (includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately gauge wheels 116 - 119). NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm idler Flat 47 -r ..< 0 -I 120_ 128 z 7 !3 93- I I r--t m_ , _ oo m, r- , zN c _o 88 w_ m m _r_z ..._c 4_ O0 _83 _w "_m 19 ",4 ",4 93 L108 69 7 [125 6 SEALANT 57 20W50 127- SEAL OiL AND - 78.80Z O-RING KIT TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510-20 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 170351 2 170352 3 170353 4 5 170354 169898 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 178322 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 173158 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 3O 31 32 170363 170364 173159 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 170389 33 34 35 36 37 142991 38 150793 39 4O 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 170397 170398 170399 170400 170401 170402 170403 170404 170405 170406 142977 142978 170390 170391 170392 150792 142929 170408 142883 142882 170409 170410 DESCRIPTION Kit, Main Housing Main Housing, Machined Bushing .865 X .985 X .790 Kit, Side Housing Side Housing, Machined Bushing .865 X .985 X .790 Bushing .624 X .719 X .562 Kit, Center Section Center Section, Machined Bushing .707 X .788 X .591 Swashplate, Trunnion Machined Kit, Cylinder Block (10cc) Block - Cylinder Piston Spring, Compression Washer Thrust Sealant Tube Hexflange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Retaining Ring Spacer Retaining Ring Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Bearing, Ball 6203 (BDR) Hex Flange Head Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Seal, Lip 18 X32 X7 Arm, Control Bearing, Thrust (10cc) Check Plug Assembly Shaft Motor Gear, Pinion, 13t 10t / 48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bullgear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.75 X .625 Sleeve Bearing (Outboard) .75 X 1.575 X .625 Washer Lip Seal, Axle Shaft Shaft, Axle (Keyed, R.h.) Shaft, Axle (Keyed, L.h. ) Gear, Splined Diff. (210-1000 & 310-0750) Gear, Miter Diff. (210-1000 & 310-0750) Differential Shaft (310-0750) Retaining Ring Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Bolt 3/8-24 X 2-1/2 Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .25 External Seal, Lip .741 X .25 X .25 Washer, Flat 0.050" (210-1000) Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring, Helical Compression Washer, Block Thrust 20W-50 Oil Kit, Brake Yoke Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Brake Puck Plate Pin, Brake Actuating Hfhcs 1/4-20 X 2 W/patch, Special Flange KEY NO. PART NO. 64 65 67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 142892 170411 170413 170415 170416 170417 170418 142884 170419 170420 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 90 93 107 108 170423 170424 161168 170425 170426 173160 178334 170430 170431 170432 170433 109 111 113 119 170434 170435 170437 191031 120 123 124 188312 178800 170444 125 170445 126 191028 127 170447 128 173165 129 130 191032 186352 900 166768 DESCRIPTION Bolt, Nylok Spacer, Brake Torsion Spring Bolt, Square Head - Brake Nut, Castle 5/16-24 Pin, Cotter 3/32x3/4 Brake Spring Washer (310-0750) Washer, Fiat Seal, Oil Ass'y Check Plug Bolt, Stud 5/16-24 Puck, Friction Spring Spacer Nut, Nylon insert Hex Lock 5t 16-24 Wedge, Friction Clip, Washer Pin Fitting, 5/16 X Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Cap, Vent Bolt, Self Tapping (BDR) Puck, inner Wedge Spring Clip, Housing Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft .711D X 1.15OD X .03 Thick Plug, Straight Thread 9/16-18 O-ring .7 X .301 ID Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Kit, Fan - Washer - Nut Fan, 7 In Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20(Nylon Insert Washer, or Slotted, .53 X 1.63 X .06 Pulley Belt Keeper Kit, Center Section Filter Bypass Center Section Machining Base Filter W/Poppet Check Plug Assembly, .027 Washer Check Plug Assembly, Washer Spring, Bypass Actuator, Bypass Deflector Bottom, Filter Bushing, .707 X .788 X .591 Kit, Filter Bottom, Filter Spring, Bypass Actuator, Bypass Deflector Base, Filter W/Poppet Kit, Fan/pulley Hex Jam 1/20-20 (Nylon Inser)Washer, OD Slotted, .53 X 1.63 X .06 Fan, 7 In Pulley Kit, Seal Lip Seal .67 X 1.58 X .276, Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Lip Seal .706 X 1.584 X .25 Lip Seal .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 O-ring .07 X .301 ID Kit, Expansion Tank Tank, Expansion Cap, Vent Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge 1/2 X 1/2 X 3t16 Cap, Expansion Tank Shipping Kit, Brake Arm And Spring Arm, Brake Spring, Brake Arm Bias instruction Sheet Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 43 7 684_ 7 146 _' I 126 1 lO36_ 11 __._b 584__ 24 8 22 718 ' 741 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3_ 8680 12 943 O J 1270 1022 20 @ _307 1266 8420 524 @ 759_ [ 757__ 617 0 1027 I I 1019 LABEL KIT 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ]1 1058 OWNER'S I MANUAL I 1329 REPLACEMENT ] I 1036 EMISSION ENGINE LABEL 20 I I 89 48 SHORT BLOCK 7506 305A _ 366_>_ 643 74 1070 729 801 697 _ lOO6 1o4 803_ 310 1 1051_ 363 # 802 @ 50 ! _J _ 783 @ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868 _ 238 1022 @ g5 1022 6170 1034 914 1091 127 O 6o1 947 276@ 1127._ 121 CARBURETOR 918 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET ] 04 _ 105 [_ OVERHAUL 634A_ 137_D 276d_ 142 t 6170 KIT 9870 _'_ _60 95" 51 117_ 1266A <L__ I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 697174 399265 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (MagnetoSide) 108 108A 690464 692344 Valve-Choke Valve-Choke 3 4 5 7 9 11 12 391086 697188 698147 699168 697109 697113 697110 Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Head Gasket-Breather Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase 117 118 121 125 127 130 131 694352 697228 697241 698445 695005 691750 494379 13 15 16 690360 690946 697127 Screw (Cylinder Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft 133 137 141 494381 281165 495097 20 22 23 24 25 690947 692125 693556 222698 699052 Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase CoverSump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) 141A 142 146 186 187 495931 697140 691639 698174 697098 Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston 187A 188 192 202 209 216 698417 691693 691986 691841 692208 691840 222 227 232 238 240 265 694042 691374 691842 691843 691035 691024 267 276 695134 692255 304 305 305A 306 307 309 310 699829 697102 697103 697107 691003 693551 690323 311 497608 Bolt (Starter Brush Set 333 334 337 356 358 363 492341 691061 691043 697089 697191 19203 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Wire-Stop Gasket Set-Engine Flywheel Puller O Included Included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. :l: Included 977 in Carburetor + Included in Valve Gasket • o+ • • • 699054 26 27 28 29 699051 697559 698469 697099 697126 697263 Head) 32 33 34 692852 695760 695761 Rod-Connecting (Standard) Rod-Connecting (.020" Undersize) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake 35 36 691279 691279 Spring-Valve Spring-Valve 37 42 43 45 46 48 50 697352 691752 691968 690564 698492 697762 690193 Guard-Flywheel Keeper-Valve Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block Manifold-intake 51 692137 53 54 73 74 78 89 690227 691148 697133 697897 691003 690283 93 94 690602 498030 95 98 104 105 106 691636 495800 690525 231855 691780 (intake) (Exhaust) oO5+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Plug-Oil O O O O Bushing-Throttle Kit-Idle Mixture O (Manual Choke) (Choke A Matic) Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carbu retor O5 O Gasket-Float Bowl Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic) Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Connector-Hose Line-Fuel Line-Fuel Screw (Control Adjuster-Rocker Link-Mechanical Bracket) Arm Governor Spring-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Control Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel O5 Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Washer-Sealing Clamp) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Motor) Shaft Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle Seat-inlet Gasket Set, Key. No. Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 383 385 385A 387 89838 694476 690297 697090 Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Screw (Fuel Pump) Pump-Fuel 868 914 918 943 690968 690960 697091 690589 404 431 691691 697122 Washer (Governer Elbow-Intake 947 965 694393 499613 445 462 474 697153 691261 696459 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator 967 968 975 697015 699848 495933 501 503 505 510 691188 691532 691251 693699 Regulator Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Drive-Starter 977 987 1005 1017 690192 691326 699043 690770 513 692024 Clutch-Drive 1019 697143 523 524 525 526 544 697086 691032 697085 697088 692034 Dipstick Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Screw (Regulator) Starter-Armature 1022 1023 1024 1026 -- 272475 692492 499054 692003 692011 552 562 579 584 601 614 616 697144 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 692012 Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor 1027 1029 1034 1035 1036 1040 1044 696854 691751 690822 693784 695700 699852 698139 617 692138 O • SeaI-O 1051 691265 634 690801 O 634A 690802 O 635 643 691909 698401 SpringlSeal Choke) SpringlSeal Matic) Boot-Spark Retainer-Air 1058 1059 1070 1090 1091 1095 275038 698516 690372 691293 691333 690190 654 684 690958 697157 Nut (Carburetor) Screw (Breather 1119 1127 691183 691657 691 692407 Cover) Seal-Governor 1263 1264 697124 697104 697 718 729 729A 690372 690959 691224 694123 Screw (Drive Pin-Locating Clip-Wire Clip-Wire 1266 1266A 1267 1270 691917 697123 697424 697156 741 750 757 758 759 783 697128 691033 697607 697134 697392 693713 Gear-Timing Screw (Oil Pump Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion 1329 1330 31Q777-0036 272147 O Included Included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 789 797 801 698329 693167 691283 Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Included 977 in Carburetor Included in Valve 802 803 830 842 847 851 691286 693757 691095 691031 697087 692424 Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Spark Plug • • • Crank) Control Ring (Intake Lever) Manifold) Assembly (Manual Assembly (Choke A Plug Filter Passage Shaft Cap) Cover) + DESCRIPTION •+ Seal-Valve Screw (Rocker Line-Vacuum • Cover) SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel O •+ Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm Pump-Oil Rod-Push Rod-Push Filter-Oil (Intake) (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Plate-Trim Screw (Flywheel) Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Kit-Screw/Washer Screw (Flywheel Retainer-Brush Fan) Cap-Limiter Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Screw (Float Bowl) Reed-Breather •0 O Screw (Breather Reed) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Replacement Engine Repair Manual Gasket Gasket Set, Key. 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