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Owner's Manual
rRAFTSMAN+
20.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
46" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272140
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:
www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance
Warranty .................................................
2
Safety Rules ...........................................
2
Product Specifications
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5
Assembly ................................................
8
Operation ..............................................
12
Maintenance Schedule ......................... 19
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
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19
Service and Adjustments ...................... 23
Storage .................................................
29
Troubleshooting
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30
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two -(2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not 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 BATTERY
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, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
GENERAL
OPERATION
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolute-
• 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.
ly necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
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• 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.
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:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Donottrytostabilizethemachineby
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
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 adult.
• Be alert and tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment belts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regulady.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds 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.
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• Nevermakeadjustmentsor repairswith
the enginerunning.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• 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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• Do nottum on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
_,Look
for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!H BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
AWARNING:
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
_,CAUTION:
In order to prevent acciden-
tal 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 SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
3.5GALLONS
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
UNLEADED
REGULAR
:)IL TYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE -30(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
3.5 PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
'GAP: .030")
Champion RJ19LM
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
16AMPS@
.004"-.006"
.00T'-.009"
0 - 5.5
0- 2.4
3600 RPM
BATI'ERY:
AMP/I-IR:
30
MIN. CCA:
240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
,TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
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".
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
sections of this
_,WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
Parts Bag contents shown full size
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(1) Knob
( 1) Washe r
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(3) Retainer Springs (double loop)
(4) Retainer Springs (single loop)
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers #10
(2) Weld Nuts #10
(2) Washers 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
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Parts packed separately
in carton
Seat
Steering
Wheel
Mulcher
Plate
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Video
Cassette
Manual
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Pads Bag
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Washers
3/8 x 718 x 14 Gauge
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Stee_ng Sleeve
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(2) Gauge Wheels
(2) Center lock Nuts
(2) Latch Hook
Assemblies
Steedng Sleeve
E_en_on
(2) Keys
Wheel
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(2) Front Link Assemblies
Slope Sheet
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Inse_
Steedng
Yournewtractorhasbeen assembledat the factorywith exceptionof thosepartslett
unassembledfor shippingpurposes.Toensuresafe and properoperationof yourtractor
all partsandhardwareyouassemblemustbe tightenedsecurely.Usethe correcttools
as necessaryto insurepropertightness.Reviewthe videocassettebeforeyou begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
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ASSEMBLY
Asocketwrenchset will make assembly
_--L_k Nut
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket w/
(1)Pliers
drive Ratchet
(1) Utility knife
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
(1) Tire pressure gauge
Wheellnse"
Large Flat
_Washer
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Steering
Wheel
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton (See
page 6).
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and package materials.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF
SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
• Remove Iocknut and large flat washer
from steering shaft.
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft.
• Align tabs and press steering sleeve
extension into bottom of steering wheel,
• Position steering wheel so cress bars
are horizontal (left to dght) and slide
onto adapter.
• Secure steering wheel to steering shaft
with Iocknut and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steedng wheel.
• Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
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Tabs
-Wheel
_Adapter
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Steering
Sleeve
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Sleeve
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling
position to disengage transmission (Se_
"TO TRANSPORT"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECTBATTERY
• Lift hoodto raisedposition.
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
• If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label (label
located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in
MAINTENANCE
section of this manual
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for charging instructions).
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
Label
CHECK
TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
INSTALL
SEAT
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor,
check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE _ in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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,
INSTALL
MOWER
AND DRIVE
BELT
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension arms are raised with
attachment lift control. Engage parking
brake.
• Cut and remove ties securing anti-sway
bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to
left side of mower deck.
• Slide mower under tractor with dis-
• 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,
charge guard to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. Install belt
into electric clutch pulley groove.
• Install one front link in top hole of the
right hand front mower bracket and right
hand front suspension bracket. Retain
with two single loop retainer springs as
shown.
• Install second front link in left hand front
suspension bracket only and retain with
single loop retainer spring as shown.
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height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops.
• Lower mower linkage with attachment lift
control.
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CHECK
• Place the left hand suspension arm on
outward pointing deck pin. If necessary,
rock and raise front of mower to align
deck pin with the hole in suspension
arm. Retain with double loop retainer
spring with loops down as shown.
• Slide left side of mower back and install
the unattached front link in top hole of
the left hand front mower bracket.
Retain with single loop retainer spring
as shown.
• Place the right hand suspension arm on
outward pointing deck pin. If necessary,
rock and raise front of mower to align
deck pin with the hole in suspension
arm. Retain with double loop retainer
spring with loops down as shown.
• Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with
double loop retainer spring.
• Turn height adjustment knob clockwise
to remove slack from mower suspension.
MOWER
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower should be
properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION
OF
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade
drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
• Raise mower to highest position.
Assemble gauge wheels (See "TO
ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the
Operation section of this manual).
Front
Chassis
Bracket
Shoulder
Bolt
Double Loop
Retainer Spring
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
Suspension
Arms
Suspension
Brackets
Front Mower
Bracket
Single Loop
Retainer Springs
3/8 Washer
3/8-16
Center
Locknut
Use Pliers For
:_etainerSprings
Discharge Guard
Double Loop
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway
Bar
Idler
Pulley
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CHECKLIST
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
• Install two latch hooks to mulcher 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 hoie on back of
mower deck.
,ACAUTION:
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.
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 mulchar blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
Weld Nut
PLEASE REVIEW
CHECKLIST:
v' All assembly instructions
completed.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR,
PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/
/
,/
Latch
Hook
Weld
Nut
Washer
Washer
Mulcher
Plate
,/
/
Latch
'_-----Screw
Deflector
Shield
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have been
v' No remaining loose parts in carton.
t/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
t/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
_/ All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
v' Be sure mower deck is propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (33res must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v' Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed propedy around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
_' Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
v' Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
Hook Points
Lock
Washer
THE FOLLOWING
Latch
_Hooks
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Engine oil is at proper level.
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and
transmission purging instructions (See
=TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
Thesesymbolsmay appearonyourtractoror in literaturesuppliedwiththe product.
Learnandunderstandtheir meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FAST
SLOW
LIGHTS ON
LIGHT
®
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
R N
ATrACHMENT
•CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATrACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
OVER TEMP
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference,
Light Switch
Position
Ignition
Switch
Ammeter
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Throttle Control
Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke Control
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Brake
Motion
Control Lever
Freewheel
Control
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
A'n'ACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWITCH:
Used
HEIGHT
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CHOKE CONTROL:
Used when starting
a cold engine.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB: Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the
speed and direction of the tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
THROTTLE:
Used to control engine
speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
Indicates battery charging (+)
or discharging (-),
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL: Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
into the brake position.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or
repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or stan-
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HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
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ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine is
running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine,
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in =ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Throttle
Control
Push-In to
=Disengag_
use.
• 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:
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position; to empty grass
catcher, etc.
THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
CHOKE CONTROL
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
=Engage"
"Brake"
"Position
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
g
=Engaged" Position
Pedal =Ddve"
Position
Position
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES
Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
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• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch switch to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (C,) to raise cutting
height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise (,3)to
lower cutting height.
• To stop ground drive, depress
clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE"
position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • 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".
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured
from the ground to the blade tip with the
engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon
soil conditions, height of grass and types
of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut rela-
• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disen,_age attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
Attachment Clutch Attachment Lift Lever
Switch Pull Out To High Position
Low
"Engage"
i_Position
S/
,.?
Discharge
Guard
Push In To
=Disengage"
tively high; the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See _I'O ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.
Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/816 Iocknut and tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
Mounting.,,
Bracket _f/,_
_._
3/8-10
Locknu_
3/8 Washe r-----'-_
Shoulder Bolt
TO OPERATE
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake,
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not retum to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
Gauge Wheel --""
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_,CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope, Use the slope
guide provided at the back of this manual,
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills,
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• Pull freewheel control knob out and hold
in position by inserting retainer spring
into forward hole of control rod.
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift control.
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• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.
Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let
it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See
Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
,_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.
TO START ENGINE
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATrACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommendedby and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy of
a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap_'dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to =START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control out
and retry.
Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the
Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with _asoline.
Purchase fuel m quantities that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel fresh
hess.
IMPORTANT: When operating in tempera_
tures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
WARM WEATHER
AND ABOVE)
STARTING
(50 ° F
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly.
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• The attachmentsandgrounddrivecan
nowbe used.If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER
BELOW)
STARTING
(50 ° F AND
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the
engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke control
is fully in. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly. This may
require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes,
depending on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM-UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
•
Be sure the tractor is on level
ground.
•
Place the motion control lever in
•
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake slowly
return to operating position.
Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be pulled
out slightly.
NOTE: 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
manual.
section of this
PURGE
TRANSMISSION
•A CAUTION: Never en_lage or disengage freewheel lever wh=le the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor
for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallalion before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface with
engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission
by placing freewheel control in freewheehng position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion
control lever in neutral (N) position,
slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full forward
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Move lever to full reverse position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be
no movement of drive wheels. The air is
being removed from hydraulic drive system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position. Shut off engine and set parking
brake.
• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of
manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever forward; after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately five (5)
feet return the motion control lever to
the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
• Your tractor is now purged and ready for
normal operation.
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MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left
hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower 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.
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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REGULAR
SERVICE
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Check Brake
Tire Pressure
Check
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Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
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Clean
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Engine
Change
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Engine
Ks
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Oil
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Air
Air Alter
Screen
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Replace
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Clean Engine C°°ling
Replace Spark Plug
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Fins
Replace
Air Filter Paper
Replace
Fuel Filter
_2
Cartridge
GENERAL
I_
adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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7 - T_hten/ford =xle pivot bolt to 35 ft.*lt_, m=_um.
DO not overl_lhtOn.
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual. Some
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1 - Change more oftenwhen operaSng under a himW Ioed or in highembie_t t=rnperaturu.
2 - Service more oftenwhen aperaUng in din'yor du=ty conditions.
3 - _fequlppedw_lt_oil fi#er, change oilevery 50 hour=.
4 - Replace b/ade_ mo_ oftenwhen mowingin sandy soil.
•
•
•
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Check
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Check Battery Level
Adjust Motion
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and
interlock
Check forSystems
Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
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Zerk
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Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
O Engine
Clutch
Pivot(s)
O SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OIL
O General Purpose Grease
O Refer to Maintenance "Engine" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bear-ings.
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
Alwaysobservesafetyruleswhenper-
IMPORTANT:
treated.
formingany
maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. Ifyour
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 is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
Mandrel
Assembly
Trailing
Edge
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• 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
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
Center
Hole
FlatWasher
Lock
Star
/
_-- Hex Bolt,
*A Grade 8 heat treated boltcan be
identifiedby six lineson 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 canbe 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 belt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a hodzontal position. If either end of the blade
moves downward, sharpen the heavy
end until the blade is balanced.
Center Hole
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
Blade
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 t_erminals clean.
i
eep 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.
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TO CLEAN
BATTERY
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
•
•
•
•
Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum
jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manu-
al.
V-B_LTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace if
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while en_]ine is running or while the
transmission _s hot.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure f_n
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
_ear.
heck the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
_
Oil Drain .........._--v_
Plug
.to"
o-
_}_
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
_
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick_
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Air Screen
_/_._
GRADES
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Remove hex bolts from blower housing
and lift housing off engine.
• Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of
dirt.
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TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT CtL CHANGE
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• Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush
to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins.
• To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
Hex
Blower Housing
Bolts_.__Hex
Bolts
Air Screen
Oil Fill/Dipstick
Tube,
Engine Cooling Fins
Spark
Plug
AIR FILTER
ENGINE
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
• Unscrew old filter by turning counterclockwise. Use a suitable container to
catch oil.
• Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to
rubber gasket on replacement oil filter.
• Install replacement oil filter by turning
clockwise until rubber gasket contacts
mounting surface, then tighten filter an
additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
• 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.
• Start engine and check for oil leaks.
Correct any leaks before placing engine
into full operation.
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty airfllter. 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 knobs and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
ilter
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 filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure with knobs.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
KnobsCover _.__
OIL FILTER
Cartridge
Foam _
Pre-cleaner
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose 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.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key =OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
• Remove two retainer spdngs from each
front link and remove links.
• Slide mower forward and remove belt
TO REMOVE MOWER
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
•Tum
height adjustment knob to lowest
setting.
• Lower mower to its lowest position.
• Remove retainer spring holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket.
• Remove retainer spdngs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms
from deck.
• Raise attachment
tion.
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
Follow procedure descdbed in =INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the
Assembly section of this manual.
lift to its highest posi-
Adjustment
Nuts
Suspension
Arms
from electdc clutch pulley.
• Slide mower out from under dght side of
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
Lift
Links
Front Mower
Bracket
Electric
Clutch
Front
Bracket
Chassis
Bracket_
Front
Suspension
Bracket
-,_Retainer
Spdngs
Retainer
Spring
Bracket
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer
Springs
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TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS").
If tiros are
over or underinflated, you will not propedy
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• 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
tums.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than roar, tighten nuts "P
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "P
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 "P against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
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 to
,_._._._Mower
to Ground
Ground _
Both F_
Suspension
Arm
Nut =P
Links
TO REPLACE
Lift LinkAdjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
MOWER
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
MOWER
DRIVE
DRIVE BELT
BELT REMOVAL
• Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
• Remove screws from left hand mandrel
cover and remove cover.
• Roll belt over the top of left hand mandrel pulley.
• Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
• Remove belt from idler pulleys.
• Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
• Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so that
the front is approximately 1/8" to 112"
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".
Length
_zt
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
• Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt
is in both belt keepers at the idlers as
shown.
• Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
• Roll belt into upper groove of left hand
mandrel pulley.
• Carefully check belt routing making sure
belt is in the grooves correctly and
inside belt keepers.
• Reassemble left hand mandrel cover.
Left Hand
Mandrel
Cover
Screws
Idler
,lleys
• Roll belt over right hand mandrel pulley.
Make sure belt is in all grooves properly.
• Reconnect spring to bolt in mower
housing and reinstall right hand mandrel
cover.
• Reinstall mower to tractor (See
"INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT"
in the Assembly section of this manual).
• Reassemble mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
Left Hand
Mandrel,
Mower Blade Center
Drive Belt
Mandrel Idler
Pulley
Hand
Mandrel
Cover
Electric
Secondary
Idler Arm
Mower
Drive
Belt
TO ADJUST
Left Hand
Mandrel
Primary
Idler Arm
Belt Keepers
TO REPLACE
BELT
Anti-Sway-Bar Bracket
Screw
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake.
• Remove mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
• Remove four screws from right hand
mandrel cover and remove cover.
Unhook spring from bolt on mower
housing.
• Carefully roll belt off right hand mandrel
pulley.
• Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and left hand mandrel
pulley.
• Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated around mandrels and
entire upper deck surface.
• Check secondary idler arm and idler to
see that they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and away-bar bracket.
• Install new belt in lower groove of left
hand mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and
center mandrel pulley as shown.
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage
parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
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With Parking Brake "Engaged"
"A"
Jam Nut
Operating
Do Not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/department
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
• Disconnect clutch wire harness.
• Remove clutch Iocator.
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt stack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around electric
clutch.
• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
Electric _
__ ,.-.€-- _
C,utch
Clutching
Idler _
_
_
I_
I '!r_
Clutch
_
,nputPu,ey--
II
(N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment belt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2
inch in the direction it is trying to creep.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps
until satisfied.
Motion Control Lever
Neutral
TRANSMISSION
,=
Bolt
REMOVAUREPLACE-
MENT
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallation and before
operating the tractor. See =PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation section
of this manual.
,ocator
17"_
sta oa
Transmission
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move forward
or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that position
and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the neutral
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not hodzontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering
wheel and reassemble per instructions in
the Assembly section of this manual.
Clutch
II W rr s,,
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FRONTWHEELTOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
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
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
_X_
,x,o
Square Key (Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
BA'B'ERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both battedes.
"Positi_tive"
L.H._el
(-)
_I
I
Bolt
REPLACING
BATTERY
ACAUTION:
Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wdstwatch
bands, dngs,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully remove
battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt
and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely.
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
ACAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
Terminal
,.Hex Bolt
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
Access
,<.'
'
:.;'"
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor Is equipped
Cable
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
Terminal
negative grounded system. Do not use
Guard
Cable
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each bat• Raise hood.
tery, taking care not to short against
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
chassis.
backside of the grill.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
holder securely back into the hole in the
charged battery.
backside of the gdll.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
• Close hood.
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
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INTERLOCKSAND RELAYS
Looseor damagedwiringmay causeyour
tractorto run poorly,stop running, or prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
_
"" \/_
Headlight
Wire
Hood
bly from air cleaner.
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely.
• Replace air cleaner cover assembly and
tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
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
en_ine-g_ _verned high sr)eed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
Stop
_
_nector
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 nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
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 adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before Ioasening cable, if adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
• Loosen knob and remove cover assem- 28
Clamp Screw
Clamp
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.
,_,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.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
=TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
Also, 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.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER (S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
•Tum
ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot
come in contact with battery terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will
cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation
to
form and cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CHART
CORRECTION
CAUSE
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not'CHOKED" properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged widng.
• 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 dirtyfuel.
• Loose or damaged widng.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
Engine clicks but will
not start
Loss of power
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged widng.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• 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 widng.
• See =ToAdjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
•
•
•
•
•
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all widng.
• See "ToAdjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
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.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• 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.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
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•
•
•
•
•
i•
•
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Lossofpower(cont'd) • Faulty spark plug.
CORRECTION
• 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
• Wom, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refillwith
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline and
replace fuel filter.
• Connect and tighten spark plug
wire.
• Clean engine air screenfiins.
• Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "ToAdjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
! • Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s). Replace
damaged parts.
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with at
tachment clutch
engaged
• Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
• Check widng, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized
service center/
department.
Poor cut - uneven
• Wom, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to open
vent holes.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
• Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
• Worn/damaged mower ddve
belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• 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.
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• Remove obstruction.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Place throttle control in "FAS'F
position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before mowing.
• Level mower deck.
i * Check tires for proper air pressure.
• Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLFM
Poor grass discharge
(cont'd)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• 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.
• Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not work
i ing (if so equipped)
Battery will not charge
Loss of drive
Engine =backfires"
when fuming engine
"OFP
•
•
•
•
•
Switch is "OFP.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuss.
•
•
•
•
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiringand connections.
Replace fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Freewheel control in "disengaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn, damaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during shipment
or servicing.
• Place freewheel control in
=engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle controlnot set
at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
• Move throttle control to "SLOW"
position and allow to idle for 30
seconds before stopping
engine.
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• Replace altemator.
• Purge transmission.
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.272140
SCHEMATIC
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AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
RED
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FUEL
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UNIT
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SHUT-OFF
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PLUGS
SPARKGAP
_"
(2 PLUGS
ON
TWIN CYL
ENGINES)
SOLENOID
)
-7
RELAY
IGNmON
OFF
RUN4.IGHT
GFC
SWITCH
+G+A1
B + A1
POSITION
RUN
IIRCUIT
B + A1
START
+ S + A1
NONE
A2 + L
"MAKE"
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ON PTO
H
SWITCH
C+F,B+ErA+D
0
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.272140
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.272140
ELECTRICAL
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
17720408
STD551125
73350400
166184
4152J
8860R
146148
166180
73510400
145491
160784
163968
140403
166166
131563
145673
12282.2X
154963
17490508
166668
163996
146685
109748X
Battery
Ball, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Ball, BtrFront 1/4-20x7-1/2
HolddownBattery
Front Mount
Nut, Push NylonBattery Front1/4
Switch InterlockPush-In
BoltBIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20
Harness, Light
LightBulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded,Craftsman
Harness, Ignition
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular15 Amp
SwitchPro 3 Pdt Red Delta 96
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x 1/2
Harness Engine
Socket,Light Bulb
HarnessClutch Evx
RelayAsm
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
!8
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
42
43
45
50
55
70
79
80
81
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
160
160
31
58
11
3!
154
°
_166
,i3
3
74
3
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.272140
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
DESCRIPTION
166819
140356
17490612
163976
STD533710
163455
163456
161023X558
162026
19131312
STD541437
160564X558
161235
154791X558
139976
17490508
139886
139887
161464
161236
110436X
STD533707
162025
STD541437
158418
165867
154966
154207
156524
161897
161900
163805
163806
162037
155123X428
162967
164655
164863
Chassis
Dmwbar
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Type "IT
Dash, Stealth Y'rGT 2 cyl
Bolt,Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery Styt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut,Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grille, MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2TYT
PivotBracketAssembly,LH, Mower, Rear
PivotBracketAssembly,RH, Mower, Rear
Screw Hex WslxI 8-18 x 7/8
Duct Hood Stealth
Bushing,Snap, Split
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STYT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
Bracket SuspensionFront
Plata ReinforcementSTLT
Backrest Swaybar Chassis
Bracket FootrestSTLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Stealth Rh
Bracket Dash Stealth Lh
Striker Plate Stealth
Magnet Stealth Ytgt
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder Stl BIk
Fastnsr Nutpal
ExtrusionBumper
Screw HwHd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
1
2
3
9
t0
11
13
17
20
25
26'
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
54
58
59
60
64
74
140
142
143
144
145
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
166
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. Inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
GROUND DRIVE
4'S
32
47
103
61
"
62
97
52
36
19
16
36 35
32
96
51
3O
I
52
27
22
26
"_:_---
2
93
3B
105
IHAI.; I UH - - MUUI=L NUMI:ilcH _11.ZI_'14U
3ROUND
_EY
_IO.
1
DRIVE
PART
NO.
......
2
3
8
9
10
14
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
142431
143995
165866
160889
76020416
10040400
73800500
74780616
73800600
150280
130564
145627
154978
73350600
106888x
19131316
76020412
145204
124236X
130807
74760512
72140506
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
19131312
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
65
127783
154407
123205X
74760624
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
74760620
140294
140312
17490612
8883R
145868
10040700
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gear 319-0650
Spdng, Return, Brake
Pulley,Transaxle
Rod Shift Fender
Clutch Elec Evx
PinCotter 1/8x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Nut LockHex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Uoc
BoltFin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x I Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
BoltHexTI16-20x4-1/45Ga.
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
ROd, Brake Hydro
BracketAsm Clutch Mtg Evx
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spdng, Brake ROd
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
ROd, ParkingBrake
Cap, ParkingBrake
Bracket,Transaxte
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 Uric x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley,Idler, Rat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12
Gauge
Pulley, Idler,V-Groove
BellcrankClutch Grnd Drw Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock 3/6-16 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Link,Clutch
Spring,Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/6-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt,Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty.Tr
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Washer
66
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
93
94
95
96
97
98
100
102
103
104
105
145
146
147
150
151
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Keeper Bolt EngineHydro
StrapTorque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
Spacer,Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
165591
Shaft Asm. Cross Tapered 650 20
165711
Spdng Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16Ga,
19171216
LinkTransaxle 0650 LT/YTiSTL
165815
164890X428 Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 114Zinc
124346X
142564
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
140462
Fan, Hydro 7"
144643
ControlBypassHydro 20" "nres
4497H
Retainer Spdng 1"Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750
140469
18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8.16 Uric
735106(X)
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
19111216
Washer Boliville .501D x 1.50D
141322
Nut Hex Jam T_olock 1/4-20 Unf
73940800
Arm, ControlHydro
140156
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x 1
71070516
Bolt He)( Rghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
74490540
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 un¢x 2-1/4
74490536
74490524
Bolt Fin Flex 5/16-18 uocx 1-1/2
BushingBolicrank Grd Drive
165850
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
19133210
166002
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bolt, Shoulder5/16-18 Uee-2A
153236
BracketShift Mount
165589
165494
Hub Tapered Range Shift LT
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
19292016
72140406
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock1/4-20 Uoc
73680400
BoltHex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x I Gr 5
74780416
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
19091010
BracketPivotLever
165623
166880
Screw 5/16o18 x 5/8
165492
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18 x .561
165580
Plate Fastening
154778
140158
156347
121199X
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25A mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
I
i
•
j
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_
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73
67
611
47
13
65
46
18
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43
10
1$
4O
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272140
DESCRIPTION
1 159944X428
SteedngWheel
2
154427
Axle AssemblySTMP Dropped STL
3 156483
SpindleAssembly,L.H.
4 157473
SpindleAssembly,R.H.
5 6266H
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
6 121748X
Washer 25/32 x1-5/8 x16 Gauge
7 19272016
Washer 27i32x1-1/4x16Gauge
8 12000029
Ring, Klip
9 3366R
Bearing, StearingColumn
10
156438
DraglinkExtended Stamped
11 STD551137
Washer, Lock
12 73940800
Nut Hex Jam Toplock1/2-20 Unf
13
154779
BearingAxJeSTLT/GT
15 73901000
Nut, Lock, Range 5/8.11 UNC
17
156543
ShaftAseambly,Steering
18 57079
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
19
160395
Support,Shaft
22
165857
Screw Hex Wshnd Ton<
23
165851
PittmanShaftAssembly
25
154406
Bracket, Steering
27
136874
Gear, Sector
29
17490612
Screw, Thd.,Roll. 3/6-16x3/4
32 139929
Rod, "Re
33
19111216
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga/
34
STD551131
Washer Lock Hvy Spr. 5/16
35
73810500
Locknut5/16-24 Unf
36
155105
Bushing,Steering
37
152927
Screw
38
159946X428
Insert, SteeringWheel
40
STD541537
GripcoNut
41
159945
Adaptor, SteeringWheel
42
163888
Boot,Steering Shaft
43
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
46
121232X
Cap, Spindle
47 6855M
Fitting,Grease
62
167905
Kit SteeringAsm Service
65
154780
SpacerAxle
66
154404
BearingArm Pittman
67 74781044
BOlLFin Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4
68
154429
Axle, Brace
72
19182411
Washer 9/16 Id x 1-1/2Od 11 G Zin
73
160135
Steering Sleeve Extension
79
19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
80 74950612
BoltHex Nylon3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
ENGINE
14
13
29
23
/
4
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
_35
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
29
31
32
33
34
35
37
38
39
62
72
81
101
102
PART
NO.
164067
......
149723
159955
160589
150176
162797
165391
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
159880
164068
73920600
137180
157103
161696
123487X
I(To08,?.X
17490512
8543R
.......
109227X
10040500
71070512
128861
M73030800
164863
DESCRIPTION
Control,Throttle
Engine, (See Breakdown)
BriggsModel 407777-0121-E1
Muffler,Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Exhaust Tube Lh
ExhaustTube Rh
Bolt5/16-18 Uric x 3/4 w/Sems
Shield Browning B&S Intek II
Gasket Muffler
Nipple, Pipe
Elbow, Standard 90°, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer, Lock
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1.1/2 rlShield Brn/Dbr Guard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/6-24 Unf
Arrestor,Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap, Fuel Guage
Clamp, Hose
Pad Spacer
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3-4 Tyt
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain (Order From EngineManufacturer)
Pad Idler
Washer LockHvy HIcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Nut, Flange M801.25
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensior_ given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
SEAT ASSEMBLY
21
12
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
lO
11
12
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
140124
140551
STD523710
19131610
145O06
STO541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring,Seat
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat EmbossQCK Conn.
Knob Seat
Bracket,Switch Mounting
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
121248X
72050412
121249X
123740X
123976X
124238X
153236
STD541431
19171912
25
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing,Snap
Bolt,Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, SpSt .28x .88
Spnng
Locknut,Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Cap SpringSeat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32x 1-3/16x 12
Gauge
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272140
DECALS
17
21
13
6
3
4
7
21
16
11
12
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
164094
106202X
3
4
5
6
163916
163917
164088
133644
7
8
9
167330
166887
163204
10
11
156439
142341
12
146046
5
6
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
20
21
Decal, Dash, Stealth
ReflectorTail Light
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal BrokeClutch Stealth
Decal, CustomerMaintenance
Decal Dash Phi Kohler
Decal, Deck EZ
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Dmwber Cntd Ivh,t
HydLt
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
164065
160397
165399
138047
167185
149516
163206
138311
154515
154516
168150
168151
Decal Strg Wheel
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, HP Engine
Decal, Battery Diehard
Decal, Replacement Srs
Decal, Battery Dngr/PsnEng
Decal, Fender Side
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad FootrestLH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner'sManual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
4,10
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
7
11
5
6
106732X427
278H
7
9040H
8
9
10
106108X427
1220&?.X
7152J
11
--
I04757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tim
Stem, Vaive
Tim, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided,Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting,Gmaea (Front Wheel
Only)
Baadng, Range (Front Wheel
Orgy)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided,Service Item
Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
,,i/
36
5
37
"8i
49
3O
38
40
3
6
6
5
13
19
13
2O
20
19
15
32
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
49
50
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
159461
159476
138284
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73680800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
164024
76020308
164543
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
155097
123935X
17490512
19112410
155098
145212
110452X
Lilt Lever Inner Wlre Assembly
Shaft Assembly,Lift
Pin, Groove
E.Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link,Lift, LH.
Link,Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc
Arm, Suspension,Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring Comp Infinite
Pin Cotter 3/32-1/2
Rod Adj LiftZinc
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Knob Infin3/8-16 uncBIk Sym
Trunnion InfinHeight
Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
PointerHeight Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga
Indicator Height Stlt
Nut Hex/Large Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
MOWER DECK
46
49
45
\
116
117
21
21
55
118
19
\\
18
48
22
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
MOWER DECK
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
164210
Deck Weldmect. 46"
3
5
138457
STD624008
6
130832
6
850857
9
STD551137
10
140296
11
12
13
163819
129895
137553
14
15
16
18
19
137152
110485X
140329
STD533106
132827
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
145055
STD541431
134753
131267
I05304X
149287
110452X
157788
19111016
131491
157722
31
129963
32
33
34
35
153531
137266
144945
17490628
36
STD551037
37
38
39
131494
156086
144917
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
DESCRIPTION
40
137273
BracketAsm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
41
17490620
Spdng, Secondely 44/46/50
Vent
Screw, Thdrdll 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Arm, Suspension,Rear
(Sway Bar)
Bolt, Patched 3/8-24 x 1-1/4
Gr. 8
Washer, Lock Hvy., Unplated
3/8
Washer, Hard Blade, Mower
Vented
Bade, 3-1N-1,46"
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel #6204
ShaftAsrrr. w/1.owarBaadng
(Includes Key No. 12)
Housing,Mandrel
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Round
Bolt,Car'f,age 5/16-18x5/8
Bo_t,Hex Head, Shoulder
5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex Mower 46"
Nut, Crowntock 5/16-18UNC
Stiffener, Bracket
Bracket, DefleCtor
Cap, Sleeve
Spdng, Torsion,Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, DeflectorMower
Washer 11/32x5/8x 16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw, Thd RollingWasher
Head
Washer, Spacer Mower
Vented
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Ftg. Top LockCntr. 9/16
Anchor,SpringDeck 46"
Screw, Thdroll 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Tytt
Washer 13/32x13/16x
16 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Keeper, Bait, Idler
P_ey, |d_er,Driven
42
43
122052X
144949
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
133943
145059
137729
144959
148763
STD541437
72110612
51
52
53
54
153390
156493
19131312
74780616
55
72
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
116
117
118
119
126
127
--
--
72140608
19131616
STD541437
145579
71161010
S'rD551110
19061216
160793
2029J
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
144948
146763
166222
143651
Spacer, Retainer
Ann, Idler Secoedary
Washer, Hardened
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, ThdrolL 1/4-20 x 5/8
V-Bait,Mower, Secondary
V-Bait,Mower, Priman/
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Ball Cardage 3/_.16 x 1-1/2
Gr. 5
Washer Felt
Pulley Idler 46" Pdm. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1
Gr. 5
BoltRdhd Sqnk 5/8-16 Unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
Nut Lock Flexw/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Cover, Mulching
Screw
Washer, Lock #10
Washer
LatchAsm. Bagger
Nut,Weld
Bolt, Shoutder
Gauge Wheel
Nut,Centedock 3/8-16 UNC
Washer 3/3 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Arm,Idler, Pdmery Deck 46"
Pulley,Idler,V-Groove Dim.4.25
Mower Service46" (Standard
Deck - Order separately
muP.,hingend guage whee_components Key Nos. 101-106 and
116-119
Mandrel Aern44/50 Service
(Includes Key Nos. 8-10, 12-15,
31 and 33)
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319-0650
58
41
34
28
59
91
23
9O
19
53
52
44
4
35
5O
TRACTOR
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXIE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
-- MODEL NUMBER 319-0650
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
142938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
150774
142948
142949
142950
150787
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
Housing,Lower
Assembly,Upper Housing
Sest, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, ShaftBall
Beadng, Cradte
Boadng, Tl_rust 30x52x13
Swashplate,Variable
Block, CylinderAssembly
Arm,Trunnion
Seal, Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Beadng, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block. CylinderAssembly
Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Act,Jator,Bypass
CentarSectionAssemblyKlt
Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26x35x1
Plate, Bypass
OilFitterEtement
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm, Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24xl-3/4
Locknut,Hex 5/16-24 UNJC
Brake RotoriStatorKit
KEY
NO.
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
6_
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
142917
142918
142980
"t44607
144608
150775
150776
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
DifferentialAssembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20xl.38
Pin .500 x .43 |0 x.750
Arm,Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spllng
Stud 5/16-24
JackshattAssembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x I x 1/2
Sleeve Beadng
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, BlockThrust
Cap, VentAssembly
FKting,O-RIngAssembly
Spacer
Nut,Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compmssinn
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
NOTE: AIIcomponentdimensionsglveninU.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272140
BR|GGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 4077Tt_TYPE NUMBER 0121-El
52
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
NUMBER 407777,TYPE NUMBER 0121-E1
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
NUMBER 407777,TYPE NUMBER 0121-E1
74_'
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1005
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-_ 15__l
358 GASKET SET
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276_
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51_
858_
691_
883_
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697
54
579
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
- - MODEL
ENGINE'MODEL
NUMBER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
690231
CylinderAssembly
499585
Bushing.Cylinder
690926
+ Seal-Oil
690069
Sump-Engine
499587
Head-Cylinder No. 1
499595
Head-Cylinder No. 2
690962 +-I- Gasket-CylinderHead
499601
Breather Assembly
690937
+ Gasket-Breather
690960
Screw (BreatherAssy.)
690942
Tube-Breather
690945
+ Gasket-Crankcase
690360
Screw (CylinderHead)
690946
Plug-Oil Drain
691046
Crankshaft
690947
+ Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
691053
Flywheel
690974
Key-Flywheel
499588
PisteaAseambly (Std.)
499589
PistonAssembly (.010 =O.S.)
499590
PistonAssembly (.0_0" O.S,)
499591
PistonAssembly(.030" O.S,)
499604
Ring Set-Pistun (Std.)
499605
Ring Set-Piston (.010 "O.S.)
499606
Ring Set-Piston (.020 "O.S.)
499607
Ring Set-Piston(.030 "O.S.)
690975
Lock-PistonPin
499582
Pin-Piston
499583
Rod-Connecting
690976
Screw (Connecting Rod)
499596
Valve-Exhaust
499597
Valve-Intake
690963
Spring.Valve(Intake)
690963
Spdng-Valve(Exhaust)
690964
Retainer-Valve
499586
Keeper-Valve
690977
Valve Tappet
690978
Cam Shaft
692714
ShortBIock
690948
Manitold-lntake
690949 +Oe Gasket-Intake
690950 +Oe Gasket-Intake
690951
Stud (Carburetor)
690953
Screw (Intake Manifold)
691055
Screan-RotaUng
691057
Screw (Rotating Screen)
691056
Washer (Flywheel)
690238
Plug-Oil
690718
Screw ('ThrottleValve)
499802
Idle Speed Kit
690984
I Pin-FloatHinge
690985
I Valve-Float Needle
690986
Valve-Choke
690232
I Jet-Main (Standard)
690989
Jet-Main High Altitude)
499811
CarburetorOverhaul Kit
690952
Spacer-Carburetor
499804
Carburetor
690993
Valve-Throttle
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
117
121
122
125
130
NUMBER
407777,TYPE
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
917.272140
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
177
187
PART
NO.
NUMBER
0121-E1
DESCRIPTION
499805
Throttie Shaft Kit
499806
Float-Carburetor
499803
Fuel TraneterTube
690994 _
Gasket-Float Bowl
499807
Choke Shaft Kit
499808
• Nozzle-Carburetor
94388
Key:13ming
281767 _ Gasket-Nozzle
690996
Retainer-Solenoid
691001 +_ Gasket-AirCleaner
691031
+ O-Ring Seal (Dipstick)
691050
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
187A
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
252
256
258
265
267
276
278
287
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
383
385
387
+
I
u
U
691049
690960
690083
690018
690019
691020
691021
691022
394348
690412
691023
691048
690718
691035
690956
690957
690308
691024
691044
690997 ,tee
690097
690960
691004
691005
691262
691263
691264
690059
691060
691061
691043
499889
691062
690966
690960
691034
Une-Fuel
Screw (ControlBracket)
Adjuster-RockerArm
Spdng-Govemor
Spring-GovernedIdle
Link-Throtlte
Bracket-ChokeControl
Unk-Choka
Gear-Governor
Washer (GovernorLever)
Bracket-Control
ControlLever-Govemor
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Element-Breather
Retainer-Element
Screw (EngineSump)
Clamp-Casing
Screw (CasingClamp)
Sealing Washer
Washer (Gov. ControlLever)
Screw (DipstickTube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (BlowerHousing)
Motor-Starter
Boit-Starter Motor
Brush Set
Nut(Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature)
Spark Plug
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Includedin Gasket Set,
Includedin Gasket Set,
InctudodIn Gasket Set,
Inotudodin Gasket Set,
Ret. No. 358
Ref. No. 121
Ref. No. 977
Ref. No. 1033
NOTE: Alloompenent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272140
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407777,TYPE NUMBER 0121-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
404
405
445
447
447A
462
467
474
501
505
510
513
523
525
526
544
690442
690960
691007
691003
690960
691261
691008
691064
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691037
690960
552
552A
556
562
573
578
579
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
691
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
798
801
833
833
660552
690553
691183
690311
691009
691208
691029
691038
690317
691045
690960
690998
691210
690958
691215
690657
690372
690010
690959
499612
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
691220
693167
690967
691283
691286
847
851
855
865
865A
865B
499602
691234
691011
691012
691014
691015
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Washer (GovernorCrank)
Screw (Back Plate)
Filter-AirCleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Washer (StarterCable)
Knob-AirCleaner
Alternator
Regulator
Nut (Gov. ControlLever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
DipstickTube
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter(Service with
691262 StarterMotor)
Bushing-GovernorCrank
Bushing-GovernorCrank
Screw (Alternator)
Bolt(Gov. ControlLever)
Plate-Back
Wire Assembly
Nut (StarterCable)
Clamp-Hose
Ratainer-GovernorShaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel PumpBracket)
• eSeaI-Choke Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
+Governor Shaft Seal
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locator
Gear-Ring
Gear-'13ming
E-Ring Retainer
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Fuel Pump Bracket
Harness-Wiring
Screw (Brush Retainer)
Screw (RockerArm)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter(Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
Terminal-Cable
Adapter.Air
Cover-AirGuide
Cover-AirGuide
. Cover-AirGuide
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
868 690968
+_ Seal-Valve
871 690969
Bushing-Guide
877 399916
AlternatorConnector/Wire
878 691237
Harness-Altemator
881 690999
Plate-Cover
883 690970
+_ Gasket-Exhaust
914 690960
Screw (Rocker Cover)
918 691040
Hose-Vacuum
929 691003
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
934 691058
Screw (Fan Retainer)
943 690589
+ O-Ring Seal (Oil Pump Cover)
947 499809
Solenoid-Fuel
965 499613
Oil Pump Cover
967 691016
Filter-Pre-Cleaner
968 499788
Cover-Air Cleaner
975 499810
Bowl-Rear
977 499812
Gasket Set-Carburetor
987 691000
• e Seal-Throttle Shaft
993 690234
• e Gaskat-Plate
1005 691243
Fan-Flywheel
1006 691247
Retainer-Fan
1013 690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
1017 690770
Oil PumpScreen
1019 690103
Label Kit
1022 690971
+_ Gaskat-RockerCover
1023499599
Cover-Rocker(Cyl. No. 1)
1023A 499600
Cover-Rocker(CyL No 2)
1024 499054
Pump-Oil
1026 690981
Rod-Push (Steel)
1026A 690982
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
1027 690041
Filter-Oil
1029 690972
RockerArm
1033 499890
Valve Ovethaul Kit
1035 691042
Shaft-Pump
1036 499783
EmissionsLabel
1051 691265
Ring-Retaining
1058 273694
Owner's Manual
1081 691032
+ O-Ring Seal (DipstickTube)
1090 691293
Retainer-Brush
1100 690973
Rocker Arm Pivot
1123 690987
qH_ O-Ring Seal (SolenoidRetainer)
1124 690988
• e O-Ring Seal-Fuel Transfer Tube
1125 690990
• Screw (Cover Plate)
1126 690991
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube
1127 69G992
Screw (Float Bowl)
1128 690990
• Screw (carburetor Nozzle)
_ _
407777-O27-E1 Replacement Engine
+
•
-_
•-
Includedin Gasket Set, Ref.
Includedin Gasket Set, Ref.
Includedin Gasket Set, Ret.
Includedin Gasket Set, Ret.
No. 358
No. 121
No. 977
No. 1033
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsglvonin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25,4 mrn
56
SUGGESTED
"
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
_
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
Ol
-q
=
I&
I
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually
to prevent
tipping up
or and
lossdown
of control.
Exercise
extreme
Operate
your Tractor
the face
of slopes
(not I
caution when changing direction on slopes.
58
59
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