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Owner's Manual
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16 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No
917.271071
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
Sears,
Roebuck
Visit our Craftsman
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mort - Sat
and Co., Hoffman Estates,
Website:
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IL 60179
Maintenance.......................................
18
Serviceand Adjustments....................22
Storage...............................................
27
Troubleshooting.................................
28
RepairParts........................................
32
PartsOrdering.....................BackCover
Warranty...............................................
2
SafetyRules .........................................
2
Product Specifications..........................
5
Assembly..............................................
8
Operation............................................
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MaintenanceSchedule......................18
LIMITEDTWOYEARWARRANTYONCRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2)yearsfromthe dateof purchase,if this CraftsmanRidingEquipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner's
manual,Searswill repairor replace,free of charge,any partsfoundto be defectivein
materialor workmanship.
This Warrantydoesnot cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence,
improper storage or
accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Riding
equipment
used for commercial
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
or rental purposes.
ON BAFFERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment
proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
. Slow down before turning.
OPERATION
• Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to
operate the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked
up and thrown
by the blade.
IL 60179
Be sure the area is clear of other
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL
ESTATES,
2
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-effs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
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 under the watchful care of another
responsible
adulL
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO"
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may obscure vision.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommen-
SERVICE
dations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
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Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container:
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment
in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing
them.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mew in reverse unless'abso-
machine.
cles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children ou' ff the mowing area
and under the w_ hful care of another
responsible
adult.
Be alert and turn machine
children enter the area.
Tall grass can hide obsta-
off if
_WARNING:
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
• i, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEAWARE!!!YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_i_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect
spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
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PRODUCT
MAINTENANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement
available on this product. Contact
nearest Sears store for details.
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
t .25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 10W-30
CUSTOMER
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F}
W/FILTER:
4.0PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.5 PINT5
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
Follow the instructions under
nance" and "Storage" sections
owner's manual.
API-SF/SG/SH):
OILCAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
RC12YC
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):
NOTADJUSTABLE
FORWARD:
1s'r
1.2
2 N°
1.5
3 R°
2.3
4 TM
3.5
5 TM
4.8
6 TM
5.4
REVERSE:
1.5
TIRE PRESSURE:FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
BA"N-ERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN CCA:
I"
BLADE
.
BOLT
RESPONSIBILITIES
rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainteof this
_, WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered
land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is used, it Should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
GAP: .040")
VALVE CLEARANCE:
is
your
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the, muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
30
240
CASE SIZE: U1R
27-35 F7". LBS.
ITORQUE:
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized 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".
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Parts Bag contents shown full size
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Lockwasher
L
3/8
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
(1) Knob
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Washer
17/32
(2)
ckWashers
(2) Weld
Nuts #10
#10
x 1-3/16
x 12 Gauge
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Parts packed separately in carton
Seat
Mulcher
Plate
Steering
Boot
Video
Cassette
Steering
Wheel
Parts Bag
Manual
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
_
teering
Wheel
Extension
Shaft
t
Insert
teering
Slope Sheet
_2
,
Steering Wheel
, Adapter
(2) Keys
7
I
) Latch Hook
Assemblys
I
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe.and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
Insert
TOOLS REQUIRF") FOR
ASSEMBLY
r_
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket w/(1 )
Utility knife
drive rachet
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Phillips Screw(1) Tire pressure
driver
gauge
When right or left h qd is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
_
Stee?ing
Wheel
Extension
-_-_-_Wash
__
er
Steering
_
Shaft _
_,_
_:>
Boot
Tabs
_
5/16
Adapter
5/16 Hex
Locknut
Bolt
CARTON
• Remove all accessible
loose parts
and parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE
SKID
ATTACH
3/8 Hex Bolt
3/8
Lockwasher
Large Flat
_
TO REMOVE TRA, ;TOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
_
ROLLING
STEERING
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
TRACTOR
INSTALL STEERING
SHAFT
WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Slide steering wheel adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
OFF
WHEEL
EXTENS!ON
• Slide extension
Tab
Slots
AND
shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes in
extension and lower shafts and install
5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten
securely.
IMPORTANT:
Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
TO ROLLTRACTOR
Operation
section
BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• 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 "BA-i-FERY"
Maintenance
section of this manual
for charging
function
OFF SKID (See
for location and
of controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lev_. to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
in
instructions).
• Remove banding holding
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE
Battery
Box Door
INSTALL
Terminal
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check.engine
oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lev, to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove cardboard packing on seat
pan.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely,
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely, Do not tighten,
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• 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.
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt 'k
.
OFF SKID
_1, 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
Label
Terminal
TRACTOR
discharge
.
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
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CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
CHECK
Hook Points
Down
Weld Nut From
The Top
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.
Weld
Nut
Lock
.Washer
Latch
Latch
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
manual.
section
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
Lock
Washer
Mulcher
Plate
of this
Washer
'_/-"
Screw
Deflector
Shield
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
sectoin of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE SYSTEM
ooks
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.
INSTALL
MULCHER
_I, CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attaching mulcher plate and allow
it to rest on plate while in operation.
PLATE
• Install two latch hooks to mulc.her plate
using screw, washer, lock washer, and
weld nut as shown.
NOTE: Pre-assemble
weld nut to latch
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down.
• Tighten hardware securely.
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging
or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
also.
10
for discharging
and bagging
_CHECKUST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you
receive the best performance
and
satisfaction from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ 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.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
4" Engine oil is at proper level.
4" 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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
or in literature
REVERSE
supplied
FORWARD
FAST
,,,
FUEL
CHOKE
with the product.
SLOW
ov .
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATFACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
DANGER,
REVERSE
C
NEUTRAL
'_TTACHMENT
FCH DISENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Light Switch
Position
Lift Lever
Ammeter
Throttle/Choke
Control
Clutch/Brake
Control
AMachment
Lift Lever
g Brake
- Gearshift
Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Our tractors
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
LEVER:
Used
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL: Used to
control engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
HEIGHT ADJUASTMENT
KNOB: .Used
to Adjust the mower cutting height.
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever
len changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
.Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging
(-).
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
into the brake position.
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The operation
of any tractor
can result in foreign
objects
thrown
into the
I
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend a wide vision.safety
mask over spectacles, or
standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
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.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Throttle/
Attachment Clutch Lever
Choke
"Engaged" Position
Control
THROI-I'LE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
led',
Position
,Parking Brake
ed"
Position
"Brak_
Position
/_
I
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
mower performance.
and
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
G.ear Shift
Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal "Drive"
Position
Height
Adjustment
Knob
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
"Disengaged"
Positio'n
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE -
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
of your transaxle.
ENGINE
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment
knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (F_I) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(P_)to
lower cutting height.
TO ADJUST
-
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
MOWER
cu'n'ING
HEIGHT
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The cuttingheight rangeis approximately1-1/2"to 4". The heightsare
measuredfromthe groundto the blade
tip with the enginenot running. These
heightsare approximateand may vary
dependingupon soil conditions,height
of grassandtypes of grass being
mowed.
• The averagelawn shouldbe cut to
approximately2-1/2 inchesduringthe
cool seasonand to over 3 inches
duringhot months. For healthierand
betterlookinglawns,mow often and
aftermoderategrowth.
• Forbest cuttingperformance,grass
over6 inchesin heightshouldbe
mowedtwice. Makethe first cut
relativelyhigh;the secondto desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUFFING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate
hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
Mounting
Bracket --,
lift
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do no_ operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
Attachment Clutch
Lever "Engage
Attachment Lift
Lever High Position
"Disengaged'
Position
WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position, Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions,
Gauge
Wheel
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment
control.
ge
Guard
TO
OPERATE ON HILLS
h_il CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
Is with. slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift
le,,r to 1st gear. Be
sure you have all( ed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
3/8-1E
Shoulder
position.
Gauge
Do not push or tow tractor at more than
TO OPERATE
MOWER
five (5) MPH.
NOTE:
To protect hood from damage
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
when transporting your tractor on a truck
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
the operator to leave the seat with the
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
engine running and the attachment
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
15 cord, etc.).
3/8-16
Locknut
TOWING CARTSAND
A'n'ACHM ENTS
OTHER
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 toad, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cau._e you to lose control
of your tractor.
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_, CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
BEFORE
TO START ENGINE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutrat (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISEN-
OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Unthread and re_ ove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessa,',, add oil until
"FULL" mark on a,pstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Mainte-
GAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
• 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
nance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities
section.in this
manual.
ADDGASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean: regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures
below 32°F(0°C),
use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel _,,stem should be
emptied before stor ge of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
choke position
WARM WEATHER
AND ABOVE)
and retry.
STARTING
(50 ° F
• 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.
COLD WEATHER
AND BELOW)
STARTING
( 50 ° F
• 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.
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• The attachments
can also be used
f
1
during the engine warm-up period.
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.
MOWING
TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribu-
•
•
•
•
•
tion of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively high;
the second to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower the best cutting performance as well as the quality of cut
desired.
When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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MULCHING
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, a, _ust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then Change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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MAINTENANCE
Check
Chock
SCHEDULE
Brake Pressure
Operation
Tire
_
T
Cheek Operator
Presence
Interlock
Systems
R"
Check
for Loose
and
Fasteners
ll_
T
Lubrication
0
Chock
Battery LevelMower Blades
Sharpen/Replace
Clean Battery and T_rminals
a
_,'_/_/_o_
ll_
Char[
V #
Check
Transaxle
Adjust
Blade
Belt(s)
Adjust
Motion
Drive
Check
Engine
Change
¥/z
_I
Cooling
Tension
Belt(s)
_s
Tension
11_5
Oil Level
Engine
_
Oil
_2;
V #
E
N
CleanAirFilter
Clean Air Screen
G
Inspect
N
Replace Engine
Oil Filter
(If equipped)
Clean
Cooling
Fins
1_1.2
_11_
2
Replace
Replace
_2
Replace
more
Muffler/Spark
Fuel
Change
2
3
Service
more
ellen
If equipped
w_h oil
4
Replace
GENERAL
Arrester
Spark Plug
Air Filter Paper
1
bh_des
_2
Cartridge
Filter
ellen
when
when
filter¸
more
operating
under
a heaVy
operQting
in dirty or dusty
chQnge
oil every
50 hours¸
o_en
when
mowin
0 in sandy
Iood
or
in hngh
ambient
temperatures.
conditions
sob
If equipped
6
7
Not required
Tighten
front
Do
not
with
I
_)Spindle
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items tha_ have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
Wheel
zerk
manual. Some adjustments
will need to
be made periodically to properly
maintain your tractor.
All adjustments
in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
adjustable
if equtpped
aLxle p_vot
system
w_th mainlenQP,
her to 35 fl .Ibs
ce-free
bOtter-/
mRx_mum
overtighten
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
CHART
)indle Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
zerk
OSAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
_)General Purpose Grease
(_)Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
5
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.
•
•
•
•
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing
any maintenance.
BRAKE
OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper atr pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake
pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator
seat.
BLADE CARE
• Install new or resharpened
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble
hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Blade
Center
Edge Up
Lock
_'"'Hex Bolt (Grade 8)*
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be
identified by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
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 it is 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 onto 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.
is in the
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
Assembly
Star
bent or damaged
or
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
Center Hole
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BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive
charger will
extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery
on your tractor is maintenance free. Do
not attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
ary.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check
V-belts for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if th_ begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
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.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG, or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Air Cleane_
Cover
- Wing Nut
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Grommet
Air Cleaner
Paper
Cartridge
Air Cleaner
Ca
Air Screen /
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
Dipstick
)__
CLEAN
Oil Drain
Plug
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
20 stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season.
Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob and cover.
• Remove wing nut and air cleaner
base.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
CARTRIDGE
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.
• Start the engine and check for oil
leaks. Correct any leaks before
placing engine into full operation.
Filter
__
%
Oil
from
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
Reinstall the pre-cleaner
(cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Reassemble
air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
ENGINE
• Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
\
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oi1.
TO SERVICE
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug).
• Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
• Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement
oil filter.
• install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel ' er becomes
clogged, obstructing
_el flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
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gasoline.
I Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish,
of all foreign matter.
etc.
iii
• 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 to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
I
CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
Mower
MOWER
will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment
clutch in "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward
to
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch sprir_g onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
• Raise attachment lift lever to its
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
highest position.
• Remove large retainer spring,' slide
• Slide mower under tractor with
collar off and push housing guide out
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
of bracket.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar
from'chassis
• Install mower in reverse order of
bracket by removing retainer spring.
removal instructions.
Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck bracket_ by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Small Retainer
.'-'";,;'-"_"_'-Square Hole
Suspension Arms
,.J
Engine Pulley
Clutch Sprin,
Link
Retainer S
Anti-Sway
Collar
Housing Guide
Large Retainer Spring
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
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.
When distance "D' is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on beth front links.
Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS").
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 lilt
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom Edge of _
Bottom Edge of
Mower tof-'-_.
_
../_lVlower
Ground I
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_,1
It°
o
o . _:-
Both Front kinks Should be Equal in Length
Trunn 0n -_
.o,
Suspension Arm
E
Front kinks
TO REPLACE
BELT
Lift Unk Ad}ustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTM ENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level sideto-side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so
mower will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower fr n tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWEt_' in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler
Pulle
Jlley
\
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BELT INSTALLATION
Engine Pulley _
• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO ADJUST
Clutching Idler f
• J
Transaxle
Pulley
Stationary Idler
7
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 six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as state
above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Contactyour
nearest authorized
service centeir/department.
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in the neutral (N)
(lock gate) position. The adjustment is
preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE:-When
the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral
Lock
_ate
With Parking Brake
'"Engaged"
1;2
/•
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
TO ADJUST STEERING
ALIGNMENT
MOTION
DRIVE
Adj ustmen t Bolt
WHEEL
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
perating Arm
TO REPLACE
_
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt t reversing above
procedure•
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
24
key.
• Replacewashersand snap retaining
ring securelyin axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers .,__
Cover
Ring',
AxleKey_ Retain]kkn__._
Square
r
(Rear Wheel Only)------..--_'
TO START ENGINE WITH
BATrERY
A WEAK
_I_CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the en_iEne, it should be recharged. (See "BATRY' in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor Is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
REPLACING
BATTERY
d[_CAUTION:
Do not shod battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to Contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery
remove metal bracel ts, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as eld battery.
• First connect RED oattery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
• Close battery box doer.
Seat Pan
Battery
Door
Keps Nut.
Positive
__1
(Red) ___
Cable _--
Hex Bolt
Negative
(Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill,
• Replace bulb inholder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill,
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORLoose or damaged wiring may cause
DER your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
prevent it from starting.
then from the fully charged battery.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
• RED cable last from both batteries.
diagram in the Repair Parts section of
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
this manual.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood,
rminal
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Positive
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
Y
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
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tractor.
• Hood
Headlight Wire
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs
must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'I-rLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
ad ustment is necessary, proceed as
fo ows:
• With engine not runnihg, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
• Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
• If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
• Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw.
Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
Cable Clamp
Screw -
"_
_i
-j
Speed Contr°l Bracket 41_,,
, ,
_
vIF" i
Throttle Lever
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate
for
differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment,
proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise)
decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles
out (counterclockwise)
increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
needle is turned in too tight.
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.
• Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is
attained.
• Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment
needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then
turn out (counterclockwise)
until
engine runs rough. Turn needle to a
point midway between those two
positions.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION
TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle
out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
_
Adjusting
II_
Screw __._/_L..___
_
!ii L_
Adusting
Needle"/
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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.
_I, CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. This will allow you to clean it
thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of 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,
• 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.
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience
indicates that a_cohol
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.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run eng,ine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the
carburetor.
carburetor
Do not drain the gas tank and
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this
BATTERY
manual).
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s)
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil
of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoo[s
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
ENGINE
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation
to
form and cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
27 engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CHART
CAUSE
• Out of fuel,
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
I• Loose or damaged
wiring,
i• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
,• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
• Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged
wiring,
• Carburetor out of
adjustment,
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery
terminals.
• Loose or damaged
wiring,
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or
starter.
Faulty operator
presence switch(es).
Engine clicks but will
not start
,o Weak or dead battery.
Corroded
terminals.
battery
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CORRECTION
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Clean/replace
air filter.
• Replace spark plug.
• Recharge or replace
battery.
• Replace fuel filter,
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check a_l wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service
center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
• Disengage attachment
clutch.
• Recharge or replace
battery.
• Replace fuse.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
ignition
switch.
• Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Recharge
or replace
• battery.
Clean battery terminals.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
Engine clicks but will
not start (Cont'd)
Loss of power
CORRECTION
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or
starter.
• Check art wir)ng,
• Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
• Build-up of grass,
leaves and trash
under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
• Check/replace
starter.
• Clean underside
housing.
I• Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
Water in fuel.
•
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/
fins.
• Dirty/clogged
muffler.
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged
Engine continues
to run when operator
leaves seat with
attachment
clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
part(s).
Faulty operator-safety
presence control
system.
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash
under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck
ventholes
from buildup
of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrels.
29
solenoid
•
or
of mower
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, 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 v,; !ng.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace bh 9. "l]ghten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
i
PROBLEM
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
CORRECTION
CAUSE
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pu!_ey.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Engine
speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass,
leaves and trash under
mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly
installed.
• Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup
of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
Battery
will not charge
•
•
•
•
Switch
Bulb(s)
Fautty
Loose
wirir_g.
• Blown
is "OFF".
burned out.
light switch.
or damaged
fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
• Engine throttle control
not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
3O
Remove obstruction.
Replace
mower drive belt.
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
Place throttle control in
"FAST' position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing,
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt,
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Turn switch "ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace
light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connec
tions.
Replace regulator.
Replace
alternator.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271071
SCHEMATIC
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....
BATTERY
SOLENOID
_
RI_I}
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
Jl
STARTER
WH,,E
CLUTCH
/ BRAKE
(PEDAL
FIED
_-_
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UP)
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,
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BLUE
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(CLUTCH
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FUEL
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SHUT-OFF
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SOLENOID
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BLUE
OFF)
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_UEL,
LINE',
_
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SWITCH
......OCCUPIED
(NOT
....
N
_--_--J
SEAT
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AT_E_TCL-U;CH
.........
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IGNITION
SWITCH
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RELAY #1
.......
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.
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YELLOW
- -
IGNITION
IGN_
UNIT •
I
OPERATORLAY
#2
PLUG
GAP
"
_J_IN
(2 PLUGS
CYL ENGINES)
ON
YELOW
(_
REGULATOR
_,_LLOw
IREGUL_
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
RELAY
aLUE
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STATOR
BRAKE
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#3
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_HEADUGHTS
BLAC_
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.
REn
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
I
T OR _I_Oi_IECTEO
I"
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
RELAY
IGNITION
POSITION
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
G + M+ L
RUN/LIGHT
B+ L
NONE
A *Y
RUN
B + L
NONE
START
E÷ L* S
N()NE
WIRING
INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD SE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
31
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ELECTRICAL
32
917.271071
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
ELECTRICAL
KEY PAFrr
NO. NO.
1 163465
2 74760412
8 156417
16 161343
19 STD551125
20 73350400
21 166182
22 4152J
24 4799J
25 146147
26 166160
27 73510400
28 4207J
29 160784
30 140301
31 124211X
32 141226
33 109310X
40 169597
41 71110408
42 131563
43 168327
44 73640400
45 122822X
52 141940
70 166661
81 109748X
DESCRIPTION
Battery,12 Volt 28 Amp
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Case, Battery Mech Hinge
Switch, Interlock N. OPN./N.OPN
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20UNC
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W16 Wire
Fuse, 15Amp
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger Normal OP Olive
Switch, Ignition 4 Position
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignition Switch
Key, Molded, Craftsman
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Nut,Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter, Rectangular 15 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Harness, Engine
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
33
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
12
53
55
7
14
54
,t
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
AND ENCLOSURES
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
!16
140
142
143
144
t 45
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166819
140356
17060612
19131216
155272
165454X013
STD533710
155927
145660
169118
17490606
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
t 51287X558
139976
17490508
139886
139887
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD552507
150127
STD533707
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
19131614
158418
165867
154966
154207
156524
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut
Grille/Lens Asm.
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest Pnt STLT N Hold 558
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH,
Pivot Bracket Assembly, RH,
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer, 9/32 x 7/6 x 16 Gauge
Bracket, Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #6-18 x 7/8 "
Bracket, Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC x .75
Duct, Air Engine PL/LT
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash, Lower STLT •
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Bracket, Suspension t=roet
Plate, Reinforcement STLT
Backrest, Swaybar Chassis
Bracket, Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U_.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
GROUND DRIVE
57
26 27
36
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271071
GROUND
DRIVE
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
58
146682
123666X
12600028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
STD551125
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD56t 210
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
127274X
DESCRIP_ON
Transaxle(See Breakdown)
PeerlessModel 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr 8
Washer
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1. Gr 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake, Red
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper, Belt, L.H.
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl
RetaLner, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, R.H
KEYPART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
59 140312
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
61 17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
62 8883R
Cover, Pedal
63 140186
Pulley, Engine
64 164975
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
65 STD551143
Washer
66 154778
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
70 134683
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
72 19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
74 137057
Spacer, Axle
75 121749)(
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
76 STD581075
E-Ring
77 123583X
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
78 121748X
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
79 2228M
Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
80 145090
Arm, Shift
81 165592
Shaft Assembly
82 165711
Spring, Torsion
•
83 19171216
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
84 166231
Link Transaxle
85 150360
Nut, Nylock
89 158391X428
Console, Shift, STLT
90 124346X
Nut, Self-Thrd, Washer Hd 1/4
97 449714
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
112 19O9121O
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
113 127285X
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
116 72110610 • " Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
145 74490540
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr 5
150 165850
Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive
151 19133210
Washer 13/32 x 2 x,10 Ga.
156 166002
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1 .125
158 165589
Bracket Shift Mount
159 165494
Hub Tapered Flange Shift LT
160 19292016 •
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
161 72140406
Bolt Rdhd 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
162 73680400
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Uric
163 74780416
Bolt Hex 1/4-20 Uric x 1 Gr 5
164 19091010
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
165 165623
Bracket Pivot Lever
166 166880
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
168 165492
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
169 165580
Plate Fastening Cross Shf
STLTiCRD
NOTE: All componedt dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
STEERING ASSEMBLY
_83
_11
4_ "
i
;;2:
62
44
38
917.271071
TRACTOR
o- MODEL N UMBER 917.271071
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
139768
154427
t 56483
157473
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
156438
STD551137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
167902
STD523710
154780
154404
74781044
154429
19132012
74950612
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Wheel, Steering
Axle, Asm Front
Spindle, Asm Lh
Spindle, Asm Rh
Bearing, Race Thrust Harden
Washer, 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Washer, 27/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
Ring, Klip #t5304-75
Bearing, Col Strg BIk
Draglink, Extended Stamped
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Bearing, Axle STLT/GT
Locknut, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Shaft, Asm Strg Private Label
Washer, Thrust 515 x 750 x 033
Support, Shaft
Screw,Hex Wsh Hd Torx
Shaft, Asm Pittman
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Rod Tie BIk Lt
Gear, Sector
Washer, 13/32 x 7/8 x 16ga
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod, Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
Bushing, Strg 5/8 Id Dash
Screw, TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer, 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Wheel Strg
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer, 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension, Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle FrTop BIk
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 5/16 -18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16 - 1B UNC x 1 -1/4
Kit, Steering Asseml_ly
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer, Axle
Bearing, Arm Pittmee • "
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
All component dimensions
t inch = 25.4 mm
39
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL N UMBER 917.271071
ENGINE
2
1
4
"_79
33
29
/
OPTIONAL
I
23
/
EQUIPMENT
SparkArrester
4O
J
__,_3s
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 91 '.271071
ENGINE
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1 162156
2 17720410
3
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
40
44
46
62
77
79
80
81
101
.......
159420
12-041-03
13280328
13200300
STD551231
159880
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
17060512
137040
124028X
17490412
19091416
STD551131
19101216
M740108025
74760508
128861
M73030800
DESCRIPllON
Control, Throt
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown)
Kohler, Model CV 16S-43519
Muffler
Gasket Kohler
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Elbow, Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer
Shield, BRN/DBR Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose BIk
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Line Fuel
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex WasheP Head, Thd. Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bolt, Hex
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 UNC x 1/2
Nut, Flange 1/4-20.Starter Nut
Nut Flange M8-1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.271071
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEYPART
NO. 140.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17060616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13!32x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push*In Hinged
NUt
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat Emboss QCK Conn.
KnobSeat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
KEYPART
NO. NO.
13 121248X
14 72050412
15 134-3D0
16 121250X
17 123976X
21 153236
22 STD541431
24 19171912
25 127018)(
DESCRIPTION
Bushing,Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .26 x .68
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bo_t,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-16 x .62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
DECALS
6
4
13
10
20
12
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
PART
NO.
156368
163262
163200
163202
163207
133644
169638
166887
163204
156439
WHEELS
2_
KEYPART
NO. NO.
11 168921
12 146046
14 160396
20 149516
21 138047
138311
- - 154515
- - 154516
- - 169598
- 169599
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal, Dash Pnl Kohler
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Fend Sd Sht
Decal, Customer Maintenance
Decal, Replacement Srs
Decal, Deck EZ3
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
DecaI, FenderDanger
& TIRES
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1 59192
2 65139
3 t 06222X
4 59904
5,8
4,10
7
5
6
7
11
106732)(427
278H
9040H
8 106108X427
9 122O82X
10 7152J
11 1_75_
-144334
NOTE:
43
DESCRIP'RON
Decal, HP Engine
Decal_ V-Belt Drive Schematic
• Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Uft Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIFRON
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube,Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim,Front
Fitting,Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
All componeflt dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
LIFTASSEMBLY
27
23
7
41
8
37
3O
6
5
4
13
2O
2O
19
(_13 _32
15
/
44
TRACTOR -. MODEL NUMBER 917.271071
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1 159460
2 159471
3 105767X
4 12000002
5 19211621
6 120183X
7 125631X
8 122365X
11 139865
12 139866
13 STD624008
15 127218
16 73350800
17 130171
18 73680800
19 139868
20 163552
23 110807X
24 19131016
25 2876H
26 76020308
27 126971X
28 73550600
29 138057
30 150233
31 140302
32 73540600
36 155097
37 123935X
38 17490512
40 19112410
41 155098
49 145212
50 110452X
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm Inner/Sprgw/Plunger LT
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
BearingNylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Red
Link Uft Lh Fixed Length
Link Lift Rh Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Link Front
NutJamHex 1/2-13Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut, Crownlock 1/2:13 UNC
Arm, Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 × 16 Ga.
Spring 2-1/8"
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod Adj Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16uric
knob Infin Height
Trunnionlnfin Height
Bearing, Pivot, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2x 10 Ga.
Indicator Height Stll
Nut Hexflange Lock .
Nut Push Phos & Oil
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch - 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271071
DECK
157
\
2
16
27
1
18
115_
118
46
112
h
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271071
MOWERDECK
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
128774
110485X
140329
STD533106
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452)(
130968
19111O16
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD_2.4003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
KEY PAR'r
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key # 6)
Housing,Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer t 1/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ca.
Rod, Hinge
Screw ThdrolWasher Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga
Nut Crown lock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
DESCRIP31ON
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Nut
MulcherCover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
LatchAssembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ca.
Bolt, Fin H 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, RDHD 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarriage Idler
SpringExtension
SpringReturn Idler '
Retainer SpringYellowZinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca.
Bracket Clutch Cable
Cable Clutch 42 in
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever Clutch Cab
Spacer Clutch Cable
Rod ClutchCable
Screw He)<Thd Cut
1/4-20 x 5/8
- 130794
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
- - 169583
MowerDeck, Complete (Standard
Deck,Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-t21)
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
67
68
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
47
149846
144959
72140614
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STO551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
STD541431
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
STD551037
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
TRACTOR - - MODEL N UMBER 917.271071
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
180/_
35A
150
157
50
52
47
13
J
34
_87
29
157
45
42A
79
MODEL and SERIAL
NUMBERS HERE
48
TRACTOR-PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE
MODEL NUMBER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
REF PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
REF PART
NO. NO.
41A 790079
Cover
917.271071
DESCRIPTION
1
772147
Transaxle
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
14
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778.,934
778309
778368
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
296
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A 780195
32 788083
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
SpurGear
(15teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
_nput Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include.
13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
DrivePin
Spacer 1.130 X.695
Bal15/16"dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x ,625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
RetainingRing
Retaining Ring
ThrustWasher.6271Dx.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation
Washer .632
CupWasher
1.127 IDx.032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x ,056W (Use
AS Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
83
_5
87
150
157
34
35
35A
36
37
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
Bushing,563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
180 730229A
900 794712
38
39
40
799021
786026
792076A
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer 312 ID x 059W
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778.336
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer ,2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15/16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth).
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x ,062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring ,430 OD x 3000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 60W90
Replacement MST- 206-545C
Transaxle
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CYLINDER
HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
I
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CRANKCASE
J
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t
19
:
50
5
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CYLINDERHEADNAL_EATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
25-351_)1
12+755_1
12-041-01
12-041-02
3
4
5
12-041-03
12+411.01
12-041-10
12-017-O1
7
12-017-02
12-016_11
12-016-02
X-75*23
8
9
10
12-318-19
25-186_1
12-599-03
11
12
13
M-064(X)34
12-089-01
12-173-01
14
15
16
17
12-755-03
12-468-05
12 112-13
12-086-15
18
19
2O
X426-9
12-326-03
M_c45020
21
22
23
24
12-O96-07
M_545010
12 018-01
12-402 02
6
DESCRIPllON
Lifter,valve (2)
Kit, cylinder head (Includes 317)
Carburetor gasket(2)
Air cleaner base gasket
Exhaust maniferd gasket
Rod, push (2)
Gasket, cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, intake (.25)
Valve, exhaust (Std+)
Valve, exhaust (.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8
Cylinder Head
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
Screw, hex+flange M6xl.0x34 (2)
Spring, valve (2)
Cap, valve spring (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13/32
Spacer, head bolt exhaust port
Screw, hex. flange MI0xl .5xB1
(5)
Clamp, hose (2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hex. flange M6xl,0x20
(5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hex. flange M5x0,Bxl0
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
51
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
PART
NO.
12-032_)3
Block, cylinder
12-445_2
M.0839025
12-380-17
12-75.5-49
12-089-31
12-422_8
12-422-09
12-422-10
12-422-11
12J_22-12
12-422-13
12422-07
12-144.-27
12-874-07
14
15
16
17
18
19
24+874-11
12-874-08
12-874-09.
12-018-02
12-108-07
12-108-08
12-108-09
12-067-Q5
12+067-O9
12-380-01
12-043-O9
M_6310O9
12-144-02
52-139-00
12-755-64
21
22
23
24
X-25-102
12-032-01
SM_631015
12-154-0_
11
12
13
DESCRIPTION
Seal, crankshaft
(Use Short Block 12 522 1B)
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x25
Dowel, locating (4)
Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8)
Spring, actuating
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue
Shim, camshaft (AR.) red
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) yellow
Shim, camshaft (A+R.)green
Shim, camshaft (A.R,) gray
Shim, camshaft (,_.R.)black
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white
Shaft, balance
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes 11-12)
Piston w/Ring Set (.08)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
Retainer, piston pin (2i
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set (.50)
Connecting Rod (Std.)
Connecting Rod (.25)
Pin, governor regulating
Gear, governer assembly
Washer, plain 6mm
Shaft, governor gear
Plug, cup
Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip
(inCludes 24)
washer, plain 1/4
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6ram
Clip, hitch pin
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BLOWER HOUSING& BAFFLES
,._NmON_LECTRICAL
_'Y
IO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
12-086-14
12-468-03
24-162_3
M-0639016
Screw, hex. flange MIOx1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8
Screen, grass
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-157-03
41-403-09
X-22-1t
236602
X42-15
12_25-35
41-155-02
M-0548025
12-085-01
12-132-02
X-728-1
M-0545010
Fan
Regulator, rectifier
Washer, lock (2)
Connector
Key
Flywheel
Connector (4 contact)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2)
Stator assembly - 15 amp
Spark Plug
Clip, cable
Screw, hex. flange M5x-08x10
18
19
20
12-584-08
12-452-02
12-086-35
Module, ignition
TermdnaJ
Screw, hex. socket M5x0.8x20
(2)
(2)
21
M-0461013
22 12-584-12
23 25-086-47
_OT ILLUS'II:IATED
25-518-29
25-518_)5
12-176-36
X-25-5
12-155-02
23-517-03
Screw, pan head M4.2x13 (2)
Module, speed advance
Shoulder M6X1,0X16 (4)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
M-0545010
Screw, hex flange M5x0.8xl0
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
24_168-10
12-146_7
24-086-18
24-096-05
22(To34
12_)27-54
12-063-10
25-154-O2
12-086-37
Washer, plain 1/4
Plate, blower housing
Screw, phillip hd M4x0.7 X8 (2)
Cover, pinion
Washer, plain 5/16 (2)
Housing, blower
Baffle, intake side
Clip, mounting (3)
Screw,captive washerM5 X0.8
t1
M_o45016
(8)
X20 (3)
Screw, hex. flange M6x1-0x16
(2)
12 12-063-08
Baffle, cylinder head
13 12-06309
Baffle, cylinder
NOT I_TED
X-25-92WASHER, PLAIN3/16" (2)
AIR INTAKE/FILTRA'nON
KEY
NO.
Lead
Lead
Harness
Washer, plain 5/16"
Connector
Clip Cable
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
25-341-03
12-09_24
12-083-12
12-083-10
5
6
7
8
12"30046
12-100-01
12-032-11
12-094-07
9
12-072_
DESCRIPTION
10
12-086-01
Knob,air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precleaner, element
KJtair cleaner element
(Includes 5,7)
Seal 3/4"
VV_ngNut
Seal 1-7/16"
Base, air cleaner(Includes
10,11)
Stud, mounting plate
M6X1.0X75
Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread forming
11
12-041-0"2
Gasket, air cleaner
(2)
NOTILUJS'mATED
12-113-53
53
Decal, air cleaner
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IGNITION ,'ELECTRICAL
I
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
13
L_
•
12
11
52
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STARTING SYSTEM I
4/1
_'_,
ENGINE
CONTROLS
I
2
11
L
s!!p
OIL PAN ,' LUBRICATION I
i
"1 _
[./_i4
9
!
0--4
S-6
_¢,
I
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!
22-
7 _
8
I
i
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tB
54
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ENGINECONTROLS
;TAR1]NG SYSTEM
_EY
IO.
PART
NO.
1
M-0839070
2
3
4
25-098-05
12-755-54
12-227-06
5
6
7
8
12-170-05
12-221"01
12-227-13
12-211-01
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Screw, hex. flange M8xl 25x70
(2)
Starter assembly (Includes 3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, brush & spring
Cap, commutator end
Bolt, hex. flange 1/4-20x4-5/8
(2)
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
12-07_07
12+237-01
M_664020
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, lobed socket M6xl.Ox20
4
5
24-086-43
12-536-10
6
7
8
9
10
11
M_443025
M_443020
12-089-11
12-089-23
12-089-24
12-755-83
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-100-07
52-211-04
12-090-28
25-158-08
12-079-01
25-168÷11
Screw, hex flange
Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6,6,9)
Screw, pan head M4xO.7x25
Screw, pan head M4xO 7x20
Spring,choke (2)
Spring, choke return
Spring, governor
KJt,governor lever. (Includes 1214)
Nut, hex flange 1/4 - 20"
Bolt, 1/4 - 20 X 1"
Lever, governor
Bushing,throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
(2)
)IL PAN/LUBRICA13ON
_-Y
_O.
PARr
NO.
1
2
3
12-035-01
25-755-13
12-153-03
4
5
6
7
12-153-02
12-123-04
M 0545020
12-153-01
8
9
25-162-07
12 096-03
10
11
13
14
15
M-0545016
25-462-09
52-050-02
X-75-10
12-393-01
16
17
18
12-153-06
12-096-34
M 0545016
19
12-032-03
20
24-086_16
21
24-08617
22
12-199-53
DESCRIP_ON
Dipstick assembly (Includes2-3)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
O-Ring, oil fill cap
O-Ring, upperoilfill tube
Tube, oilfill
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20
O-Ring, loweroilfill tube
Screen, oil pickup
Cover, oilpickup screen
Screw, hex. flange M5xOSx16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter, oil
Plug,sq. hd. solid3/8
Pump, oilassembly
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex flange M5xO 8x16
(3)
Seal, oil (P T 0 end)
Screw, hex flange
M8x1.25x45 (1 t)
Screw, hex flange M6xl 25x45
Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl. 11,15
18)
55
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CRANKSHAFT
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EXHAUST
I
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9
2
----1
3m_
FUEL SYSTEM
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FUELSYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PARr
NO.
1
M.0641060
3
4
5
X-22-11
M-0629116
12-853-95
6
7
12_41.02
12-053-95
8 124)41-01
9 12-265-04
10 47-1544)1
11 X-426-09
12 25-353-10
13 2,5-(T:_0.02
NOTIU.USR:IATED
12-757.°02
12-757-03
12.041.01
12-041.02
12-041.05
12.041-06
12-032-06
12-757433
12-041-06
12-454.01
25_152-20
12454-03
M_o610t0
M.0645020
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
DESCRIP]]ON
1
2
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2)
Washer, star 1/4
Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetorw/gasket
(InCludes 6,7,8 qty 1
12-454-0t, 25452-20)
Gasket, air cleaner
Carburetorassembly
(For informationonlynot
available separately)
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Deflector, heat
Clip cable
Clamp, hose (2)
Une, fuel 9"
Filter, fuel
PART
NO.
DESCRIPllON
12.01437
12439.01
Crankshaft (Includes2)
Plug,cup
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1
2
4
5
6
Kit, float
Kit, carburetor repair
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner
Gasket, bowl
Gasket, bowlscrew
Seal, solenoid
Kit, solenoid repair
Gasket, bowlscrew
Tie, wire
T_
Tie cable
Screw,threadformingM5X0.SX10
Screw,hex. flange M6X1.0X20 (2)
57
PART
NO.
DESCRIPllON
25-072-04
124)41-03
12-126-11
12-44,_06
M_645(_5
12-522-18
12-755-82
Stud (2)
Gasket, exhaustmanifold
Bracket, muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x25 (2)
Short Block
Gasket Set
58
SUGGESTED
_r
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
_
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
I
SIGHTING
I
Ai,Jk
,g_
L__ging
greater
never
the the
face.
Mak_
turns greduOperate than
your 15°),
Tracto_
upacross
and down
face
of slopes
(not I
ally to prevent tipping or loss of Control. Exercise extreme
direction on slopes.
.,.
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