Owner's Manual rRAFTSMAN+ 20.0 HP ELECTRIC START 46" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.272140 • • • • 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 ........................... 5 Assembly ................................................ 8 Operation .............................................. 12 Maintenance Schedule ......................... 19 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ......................................... 19 Service and Adjustments ...................... 23 Storage ................................................. 29 Troubleshooting .................................... 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. 2 • 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. 3 • 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. 4 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 © (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 6 Parts packed separately in carton Seat Steering Wheel Mulcher Plate / D Video Cassette Manual i Pads Bag Parts Bag contents not shown full size (2) Shoulder Bolts (2) Washers 3/8 x 718 x 14 Gauge __I I I Stee_ng Sleeve Q (2) Gauge Wheels (2) Center lock Nuts (2) Latch Hook Assemblies Steedng Sleeve E_en_on (2) Keys Wheel _ 0_} (2) Front Link Assemblies Slope Sheet 7 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 I > /Steering 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 - . 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. _ _-.--._1 Tabs -Wheel _Adapter u / _ 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 / 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. •Tum height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. • Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 9 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 10 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 _ 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 11 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) 12 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. 13 I Ilffi=!_ 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- I | | | dard safety glasses. I HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING •Tum 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 - • 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". 14 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. 15 • 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. 16 • 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. 17 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. '_!_K_I_" . 18 _ t _ i Max 1/3 , FILL IN DATES AS YOU COM REGULAR SERVICE PL ETE /'_J_'/_-_S __ Check Operation Check Brake Tire Pressure Check RT Operator R Lubrication Mower I_ Vw7 Blades I V'4 Chwt li_ Cioan Battery and Terminals _ 1_ Check Transaxle IJ_ Cooling Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension i Clean Clean I_s Drive Belt(s) Tension Engine Change E Oil Level Engine Ks V' ll_ Oil _.2_: V' Air Air Alter Screen Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester Replace N Ikf Oil Filter (if equipped) Clean Engine C°°ling Replace Spark Plug _,s 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. 5 - If zm_ippedwith adjustable system. 6 oNot rzquirKI if equippedwt61 m=interm_e-lree batte_ 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 ll_ V*a 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. • • • • If _ Check CE DATES i; I_ I_ Check Battery Level Adjust Motion E and interlock Check forSystems Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace oT _ Presence _" _RVI e_ Zerk O E,earin CHART 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. 19 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. 20 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. 20- TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT CtL CHANGE 21 • 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 22 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 23 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. 25 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,, 26 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. 27 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. 29 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. 30 • • • • • 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. 31 • 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. 32 • Replace altemator. • Purge transmission. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272140 SCHEMATIC REO AMMETER (OPTIONAL) RED o........ . FUEL i i 0 A W I I i i I IGNITION UNIT I FUEL ___1 SHUT-OFF • • I_ I ' 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. 33 ON PTO H SWITCH C+F,B+ErA+D 0 NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS s DA TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272140 ELECTRICAL L i 79 \8O 26 16 i b 29 I 27 i I 8 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL 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 ", _ _'_ ' 73 67 611 47 13 65 46 18 ," /),.¸/¸ 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 868 @ °_ 5._ 51_ 211 102311_ 1883538_7_'_"868"28 _'_'j27819337_ _ _1 7 121c,Rsu..onKn 51 51A_ 1123_' 1124'_' 117_ 11251 137@ 1128|_ 105_ 6_ I 108_:_ "--_- 61 552_ 51A_ 552A 691 ® _ --_J_ "--PI--" 1051 160 _ 117.' 137@ 1124 _' I 1123_ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 1123 _ I 1022 _1 1J!!_1.,=11-3_;_2) 633@ 987@ -3_2) _91_ 15o5+_"_--,_z1212_ro.....sE.,,.,..,. / I INSTRUCTION MANUAL 150Q27++ 857@ 633 @ 53 , 11311 130 9J; - 1"- - 98_ _ .--rFl_ .... '"' 11278[_ 276o TRACTOR - - MODEL BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 917.272140 NUMBER 407777,TYPE NUMBER 0121-E1 74_' s2s_ 1005 _ ,26_ -_ 15__l 358 GASKET SET 3_ 2o_ 276_ g_ 51_ 858_ 691_ 883_ 7s3_ 311 _462 737 _ 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 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HO M E s"(1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces 1-800-665-4455 For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 6 am-llpm CST, 7 days a week PartsDirect sM 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio 1-800-659-7084 For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area: Call 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement: Call 9 am-5 pro, Monday - Saturday 1-800-827-6655 8EARS HomeCentral 168150 1.11.99 TR Printed in U.S.A.