S_AR$ OFTgHnN° MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 OWNER'S MANUAL • Assembly • Operation • Customer Responsibilities • Service and Adjustments • Repair Parts _UTION: Read and follow all safety rules and instructions before operating this equipment. FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917 SAFETY RULES A Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers & IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT tN SERIOUS _NJURY OR DEATH. I. • • • • GENERAL OPERATION III. CHILDREN Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Turn off blades when not mowing. Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. 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 turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or other obiects that may obscure vision. • • IV. 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 bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices, Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before stodng. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required, Mow only in daylight or good artificial light, Oo 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. • II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-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 gress 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 slowand 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. ,, • A A DO NOT: Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do not mow near drop-otis, ditches, or embankments. The mower eou}d suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. Look for this symbol to point out iraportant safety precautions. It means CAUTIONttf BECOMEALERT!tt YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. I CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it can not contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs. I A WARNING 2 The engine exhaust from this product contains cttemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. I I PRODUCT CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears 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/Department Department. 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". MODEL NUMBER DATEOFPURCHASE THEMODELANDSERIALNUMBERSWlLLBEFOUND ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT. YOUSHOULDRECORDBOTHSERIALNUMBERAND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT 18.5 GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 3.5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) OIL CAPACITY: W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS W/O FILTER: 3.5 PINTS SPARK PLUG: SAP: .025") CHAMPION RV17YC VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE: EXHAUST: .003" - .006" ,013" - .016" GROUND SPEED (MPH): FORWARD: REVERSE: TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: REAR: CHARGING SYSTEM: 15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM BATTERY: AMP/HR: MIN. CCA: CASE SIZE: BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 30-35 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Read and observe the safety Follow a regularschedule using your tractor. rules. in maintaining, caring forand Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY 0-5,6 0-2.1 14 PSI 10 PSI 30 240 U1R FT. LBS. 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/ Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. • HORSEPOWER: 917.251490 SERIAL NUMBER • SPECIFICATIONS 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 or rental purposes. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in 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 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES ............................................................ 2 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 3 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-20 WARRANTY .................................................................. 3 TRACTOR ACCESSORIES .......................................... 5 ASSEMBLY ............................................................. 7-10 OPERATION .......................................................... 11-16 INDEX E A Accessories ........................................... 5 Adjustments: Brake ............................................ Carburetor .................................... Clutch Pulley ................................ Gauge Wheels ............ _................ Mower Front-To-Back ......................... Side-To-Side ........................... Throttle Control Cable .................. Air Filter, Engine .................................. Air Screen, Engine .............................. Assembly .......................................... MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ..................................... 17 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 21-27 STORAGE ................................................................... 28 TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................... 29-30 REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 32-47 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE .................................... 51-60 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ............... BACK COVER 23 27 23 14 22 21 27 20 20 7-10 Electrical: Interlocks and Relays .................. 26 Schematic .................................... 31 Wiring Diagram ............................ 32 Engine: Air Filter ........................................ 19 Air Screen .................................... 19 Cooling Fins ............. .-................... 20 Oil Change ................................... 19 Oil Level ....................................... 15 Oil Type ........................................ 19 Preparation .................................. 14 Repair Parts ............................ 51-60 Starting ......................................... 15 Storage ........................................ 28 Operation ....................................... 11-16 Operating Mower ................................ 14 Options: Accessories .................................... 5 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40 P Parking Brake ..................................... 12 Parts Bag .............................................. 6 Parts, RaplecementJRepair ............ 31-47 Product Specifications .......................... 3 R Repair Parts ................................... 31-47 B Battery: Charging ........................................ Cleaning ....................................... Starting with Weak Battery .......... Storage ........................................ Terminals ..................................... Belt: Motion Drive Removal/Replacement ........... Mower Drive Removal/Replacement ........... Mower Blade Drive Removal/Replacement ........... Blade: Sharpening .................................. Replacement ................................ Brake Adjustment ................................ S F 8 20 25 27 18 24 Filter: Air Filter ........................................ Fuel .............................................. Oil ................................................. Fuel: Storage ........................................ Type ............................................. Fuse .................................................... 20 20 20 28 15 26 22 H 23 Headlights ........................................... 26 Hood Removal/Installation .................. 26 18 18 23 C Carburetor Adjustment ........................ 27 Clutch Pulley ....................................... 23 Controls, Tractor ................................. 12 Customer Responsibilities ............. 17-20 Engine: Air Filter .................................... 20 Air Screen ................................ 19 Cooling Fins ............................. 20 Engine Oil ........................... 15,19 Fuel Filter ................................. 20 Spark Plug(s) ........................... 20 Tractor: Battery ...................................... 18 Blade ........................................ 18 Lubrication Chart ..................... 17 Maintenance Schedule ............ 17 Tire Care .......................... 8,18,25 Transaxle ................................. 19 Cutting Height, Mower ........................ 13 L Leveling Mower Deck .......................... Lubrication: Chart ............................................ Engine .......................................... 21 17 19 M Maintenance Schedule ....................... Mower: Adjustment, Front-to-Back ........... Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............. Blade Replacement ..................... Blade Sharpening ........................ Cutting Height .............................. Installation .................................... Operation ..................................... Removal ....................................... 17 22 21 18 18 13 21 14 21 Mowing Tips ........................................ 16 Muffler ................................................. 20 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,40 O Oil: Cold Weather Conditions ........ 15,19 Engine .......................................... 19 Storage ........................................ 28 4 Safety Rules .......................................... Seat ....................................................... 2 8 Service and Adjustments ............... 21-27 Carburetor .................................... 27 Clutch Pulley ................................ 23 Fuse ............................................. 26 Hood Removal/Installation ........... 26 Motion Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ........... 24 Mower Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ........... 22 Mower Blade Drive Belt Removal/Reptacement ........... 23 Mower Adjustment Front-to-Back .......................... 22 Side-to-Side ............................ 21 Mower Removal/Installation ......... 21 Tire Care ................................... 8,25 Slope Guide Sheet .............................. 63 Spark Plug(s) ...................................... 20 Specifications ........................................ 3 Starting the Engine ............................. 15 Steering Wheel ................................ 7,24 Stopping the Tractor ........................... Storage ................................................ 13 28 T Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ...... 27 Tires ............................................ 8,18,25 Troubleshooting Chart ................... 29-30 Transaxle ............................................ 19 W Warranty................................................ 3 Wiring Diagram ................................... 32 WiringSchematic................................ 31 ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased. Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor. ENGINE SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE GAS CAN ENGINE OIL FUEL STABILIZER AIR FILTER BLADES BELTS PERFORMANCE Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor. Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help you. This list was current at the time of publication; however, it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories and attachments that are available for your tractor. Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy attaching and detaching. AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs puncture holes in soilat close intervalsto let moisturesoak in. Steelweight tray for increased penetration. BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage. CARTS make haulingeasy. Vadety of sizes available, plusaccessories suchas side panel kits, toolcaddy, cart cover, protectivemat and doily. SLEEVE CULTIVATOR is 43 inches wide. Prepares ground for seeding, helps weed control.Steel frame holds5 adjustable sweeps. Adjusts vertically, horizontally. (Requires sleeve hitch.) Optional accessory: steel furrow opener for wider openings for potatoes, corn, and other deep-seeded crops. SLEEVE HITCH for usa with master lift system. Single pin couples/ uncouples. SNOWTHROWER has 42-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles powdery andwet/heavy snow. Mountseasilywithsimple pinarrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch diameter spout discharges snow lOto5Ofeet. Lift controlled at tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear drswbar weight.) SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electhcmotor that connects tothe tractor battery or other 12-volt soume. Includes booms for automatic sprayingand hand heldwand for spotspraying. Wand has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicidesand liquidfertilizers. SPREADER/SEEDERS make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular de-icers and sand. CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrientsto reachgrass roots. 36-inch swath. 24 hardened steel coring tips. t 50 lb. capacity weight tray. DISC HARROW has 2 gangs of 4 steel blades that angle from 10 to 20 degrees, 40 incheswide. Can hook 2 units in tandem. (Requires sleeve hitch.) DOZER BLADE removes snow; grades did, sand and gravel. 48 incheswide, 17 incheshigh, clears 44-inch path when angled. Master lift control lever for operator ease. Spring trip for snow removal on uneven pavement; built-in float for blade to follow ground contour. Reversible, replaceable scraper bar. (Usa with tirechains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar weight.) EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster. FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once, such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,carts or other heavy attachments). MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER loosens soil and flips thatch and matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine teeth. Usefulto prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front or rear mounting. HIGH PERFORMANCE REEL-ACTION SPRING TINE DETHATCH ER covers 36-inch wide path andtossesthatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor. PLOW turns soil 6 inches deep, cuts 10-inch furrow. Crank adjustment controlsdepth, 3-positionyokesets width. Heavy steel landside for straight furrowing. (Requires sleeve hitch.) RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber. REAR GRADER BLADE is 42 incheswide and operated from ddver's seat. Reversiblesteel blade can be angled at 30 degrees for grading. Reverses for pushing snow backwards. (Requires sleeve hitch.) ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36-inch wide, 18-inch diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 [bs. of weight. Rounded edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically cleans drum. SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves. TILLER has 8 hp engine to pre pare seed beds, cultivate, and compost garden residue. Chain-drive transmission. Six 11-inch diameter one piece heat-treated steel tines. Tills 30-inch path. (Requires sleeve hitch.) Or use 5 hp tow-behind TILLER with 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds, cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch. Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor drawbar and go! Optional accessories for 5 hp tiller convert unit for dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools. TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross links give smooth dde, outstanding traction. TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun protector in summer. Optional accessories include: tinted/tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top. VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves. Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder. WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications. Can be mounted on front of tractor for plowing applications. Uses (1) 55 lb. weight. WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for snow removal or dozing heavy materials. 5 I CONTENTS Parts Bag contents OF HARDWARE shown full size PACK Parts packed separately in carton (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 m Seat (1) Knob F-1 -- © (1) Washer Video Mulcher Plate Steering Wheel Cassette 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (2) Screws #10 x 5/8 (2) Lock Washers #10 Manual Parts bag contents (2) Weld Nuts #10 i_ (2) Washers Parts Bag not shown full size 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge (2) Washers 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge (2) Shoulder Bolts I \ /V_/ j/ _///(2) Gauge Wheels G(2) Centerlock Nuts I_--N"_'(2) Front Link Assemblies (single loop) (4) Retainer Springs (3) Retainer Springs (double loop) Steering Wheel Insert (2) Latch Hook Assemblys (2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4 (2) Keys (2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20 (2) Washers 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge (2) Lock Washers 1/4 Slope Sheet 6 Steering Sleeve ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (2) 7/16" wrenches (1) Tire pressure gauge (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) 1/2" wrench (1) 3/4" socket w/drive ratchet When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR TON FROM CAR- UNPACK CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton (See page 6). • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. • Remove mower and packing materials. • Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID ATTACH • STEERING WHEEL FIG. 1 (See Fig. 1) Remove hex bolt, lock washer 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. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. TO ROLL Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel. • Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID. 7 OFF SKID (See Fig. 7) Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Release parking brake by depressing pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor backwards off skid. • wheel insert into center of steedng TRACTOR • clutch/brake ASSEMBLY HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CONNECT BA'n'ERY SEAT (See Fig. 3) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. (See Fig. 2) • Remove cardboard packing on seat pan, CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. • Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. • Tighten shoulder bolt securely. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. • Lift hood to raised position. • Open terminal access doors, remove terminal protective caps and discard. • 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. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut. Tighten securely. Close terminal access doors. • INSTALL SEAT SEAT PAN SHOULDER BOLT Use terminal access doors for: • Inspection for secure connections ware). • Inspection for corrosion. (to tighten hard- Testing battery. • Jumping (if required). • Periodic charging. HEX NUT FIG. 3 LOCK WASHER CHECK TIRE PRESSURE FLAT WASHER DISCARD TERMINAL PROTECTIVE CAPS The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. HEX BOLT • TERMfNAL ACCESS DOOR FLAT WASHER ADJUSTMENT KNOB Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. CHECK ""_;' BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. POSITIVE (RED) CABLE NEGATIVE (BLACK) CABLE FIG. 2 8 ASSEMBLY INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT Place the R.H. suspension arm on inward pointing deck pin. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to align deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. (See Figs. 4 and 7) Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control, Engage parking brake. • Cut and remove tie down securing anti-sway bar, Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck, • Slide mower under tractor with discharge 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 R.H. front mower bracket and R.H. front suspension bracket. Retain with two single loop retainer springs as shown. • Install second front linkin L.H. front suspension bracket only and retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. • Turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. • Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. • Place the L.H. suspension arm on inward pointing deck pin. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to aUgn deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. Slide left side of mower deck back and install the unattached front link in top hole of the L.H. front mower bracket. Retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. • CHASSIS BRACKET DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING (Inward pointing deck pins) • Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spdng. • Retain both suspension arms to deck pins with double loop retainer spdngs. • Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. • • Raise deck to highest position. Assemble gauge wheels (See "TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the Operation section of this manual). CHECK Forbest cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER BELTS POSITION OF ALL 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. ELECTRIC CLUTCH PULLEY SUSPENSION ARMS SHOULDER BOLT GAUGE WHEEL DECK LEVELNESS FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKETS FRONT MOWER BRACKET SINGLE LOOP RETAINER SPRINGS 318-16 3/8 WASHER ANTI-SWAY BAR DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING IDLER PULLEY DISCHARGE FIG. 4 9 GUARD ASSEMBLY INSTALL • MULCHER PLATE (See Figs. 5 and 6) DEFLECTOR SHIELD Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw, washer, lock washer, and weed nut as shown. NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting weld nut from the top with hook pointing down. • • Tighten hardware securely. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. • Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. CAUTION: Do not remove discharge guard from mower. Raise and hold guard when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. TO CONVERT DISCHARGING TO BAGGING I I FIG. 6 ,/CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFAC TION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. OR Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. HOOK POINTS DOWN WELD NUT HOOKS FROMTHE TOP. LOCK WASHER ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/ No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. ISCREW LATCH HOOK LOCK WASHER WELD NUT WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: WASHER WASHER MULCHER PLATE (Minimum _'--SCREW FIG. 5 #" 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. ,/ 10 ,/ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,I It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in Operation section of this manual). OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Leam and understand they meaning. I- ;I BA'I-I'ERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE CLUTCH LIGHTS ON LIGHTS OFF FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED k ! MOWER LIFT N H R REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED HIGH L LOW A'FFACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED PARKING BRAKE IGNITION HYDROSTATIC FREE WHEEL (Hydro Models only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 11 I OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR. Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. THROTTLE AMMETER CONTROL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH UFTLEVER CHOKE CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL LIFT LEVER HEIGHTADJUSTMENT KNOB IGNITION SWITCH PARKING LEVER BRAKE MOTION CONTROL LEVER SPEEDS: 3 2 FREE WHEEL CONTROL FIG. 7 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER battery. HEIGHTADJUSTMENT cutting height. - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of A'B'ACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching braking the tractor and starting the engine. KNOB- Used to adjustthe mower and LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. 12 OPERATION The operation in severe eye or performing spectacles or 3A_IY I of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over the standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. Fig. 8) Yourtractor isequipped 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. • i pletely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedalshould remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. PUSH IN TO THROTTLE "DISENGAGE" CONTROL LEVER I TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 8) Use choke controlwhenever 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. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH PULL OUT TO TO USE THROTTLE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 8) 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. CONTROL CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL "DRAKE" POSITION TO MOVE IGNITION (See FORWARD AND BACKWARD Fig. 8) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. MORON CONTROL LEVER • HEIGHT "DRIVE" POSITION ADJUSTMENT KNOB "DISENGAGED POSITION .... PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED" POSITION Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. (See (See Fig. 8) MOWER CU'R'ING HEIGHT Fig. 8) Turn knob clockwise (f_l) • Turn knob height. to raise cutting height. counterclockwise (1_)to lower cutting The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". 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. Depress clutch/brake pedal intofull "BRAKE" position. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL IN) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. ENGINE - • 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 relatively high; the second to desired height. position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow (.=l) position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. Never use choke to stop engine. Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • The cutting height iscontrolled byturning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. MOWER BLADES Move attachment clutch switch to =DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE - Move throttle control to slow (-il) • TO ADJUST FIG. 8 STOPPING Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 13 OPERATION TO OPERATE ON HILLS TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9) Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. • Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See 'qO ADJUST MOWER CUFFING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightlyoff the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. hills with slopes greater 15down ° and CAUTION: Do not drive than up or do not drive across any elope. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. GUAGE WHEEL MOUNTING • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. LOCKNUT TO TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOLT 3/8 WASHER GAUGE WHEEL FIG. 9 & 11) Remove retainer spring from freewheel control rod. Push control rod in to disengage transmission and reinsert retainer spring into control rod hole now on back side of the bracket. 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.). TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control. | CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place. 7 and Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. TO OPERATE MOWER (See Figs. 7 and 8) 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. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • (See Figs. When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. I I -DISCHARGE GUARD FIG. 10 14 FIG. 11 OPERATION BEFORE STARTING CHECK ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 8) When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run out of fuel, itwill take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. Fig. 12) • The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and push it all the way down into the tube, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" • Pull choke control out to choke (N) position for cold engine start. For warm engine start do not use choke control. For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • Move throttle control to midway between fast (,_) and slow (,ab) positions. • 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 engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,_) position, wait a few minutes and try again. • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in. To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual. ENGINE OIL FILL CAP/DIPSTICK position. • Move throttle control to fast (4) • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging drive or attachments. position. IMPORTANT: COLD STARTING FOR HYDRO (BELOW 40°F) - AFTER STARTING ENGINE AND BEFORE DRIVING, LET TRANSMISSION WARM UP FOR (1) MINUTE BY PLACING MOTION CONTROL LEVER IN NEUTRAL AND RELEASING CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL. FIG. 12 ADD GASOLINE NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32°F), the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See '3"0 ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER STARTING. PURGE TRANSMISSION I _ freewheel lever while the engine is runCAUTION: Neverengageordisengage ning. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT, IT SHOULD BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow (,_) position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) 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. 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. 15 OPERATION 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. Shutoff 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 now ready for normal operation. MOWING Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will resutt 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 (See Fig. 13). If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. • • • 1 t FIG. 13 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 mowercutting height sothat the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades (See Fig. 14). For extremely heavy mulching, reduce you r width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. TIPS • • f MAX 1/3 FIG. 14 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 northto south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 16 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAI.TENANCE SC.EDULE FILL IN DATES ._ O.eo O.eOoer.,o. CheckTire Pressure 1" R Checkfor LooseFasteners Sharpen/ReplaceMowerBlades _ V'7 V' V'4 v' LubricationChart T Check BatteryLeveVRecharge Clean Batteryand Terminals R CheckTransaxleCooling V' V' AdjustBlade Belt(s)Tension V'5 Adjust MotionDriveBelt(s)Tension VWs Check EngineOil Level Change EngineOil I_ V* Ik1. _1.2._ E Clean Air Filter V'2 N G Clean AirScreen InspectMuffler/SparkArrester V'2 I ReplaceOil Filter(If equipped) 1_1.2 Clean EngineCooling Fins _2 Replace V' N Spark Plug v'. ReplaceAir FilterPaperCartridge V° Replace FuelFilter 1 2 3 4 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures. Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions. If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours. Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive fullvalue from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. (_TIE CHART ROB BALL JOINTS ® Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. _INDLE ZERK ® (_ -FRONT WHEEL® BEARING ZERK BEARING ZERK All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. ®STEERING SECTOR GEAR TEETH 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 5 - If equipped with adjustable system. 6 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery, 7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. (_) EACH USE Check engine oil level. • Check brake operation. • Check tire pressure. Check for loose fasteners. (_ SPRAY SILICONE LUBRICANT IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING BEARINGS. iF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY. 17 ® GENERAL PURPOSE ® REFER TO CUSTOMER (MOVE BOOTS TO LUBRICATE) GREASE RESPONSIBILITIES "ENGINE" SECTION CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TRACTOR TO SHARPEN Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. BRAKE • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer). • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. BLADE (See Fig. 16) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. CENTER HOLE BLADE / CARE \ //I i"" For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 15) • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. ORPIN__/ Install new or resharpened b!ade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. • FIG. 16 Reassemble hex bolt, !ock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. BATTERY • Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 H EAT TREATED. Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for norma! use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the btade is balanced. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour, MANDREL ,ASSEMBLY BLADE TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. TRAILING EDGE UP • FLAT V Remove terminal guard. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. LOCK WASHER_ • HEX BOLT (GRADE 8 Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. *A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY SiX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT BATTERY" in the Assembly section of this manual). FIG. 15 18 CUSTOMER TRANSAXLE RESPONSIBILITIES COOLING TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig.17) Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF or SG. The fan and cooling fins of transmission should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, no not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer. 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. • 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" on page 3 of this manual. • Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick is in all the way for accurate reading. Keep oil at =FULL" line on dipstick. V-BELTS OIL DRAIN PLUG 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. ENGINE ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES .20" -30 ° 0o -20 ° TEMPERATURE 30° -10 ° RANGE 32 = 0° ANTICIPATED 40° 60 ° 1'0_ BEFORE 80 ° 20" NEXT FIG. 17 30" OIL CHANGE CLEAN AIR SCREEN NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30, etc.) improves starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32=C. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. (See Fig. 18) 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. Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. 19 CUSTOMER ENGINE COOLING FINS (See RESPONSIBILITIES Fig. 18) Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Engine blower housing must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See"TO REMOVE HOOD AN D GRILL ASSEMBLY" inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual.) COVER __""'-- WING NUT CARTRIDGE__ FOAM AIR SCREEN __ PLATE PRE-CLE_ SEAL _ COOLING FINS (BOTH SIDES) CARTRIDGE G FIG. 19 \ ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oilfilter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. MUFFLER \ Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARKPLUGS 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" on page 3 of this manual. FIG. 18 AIR FILTER (See Fig. 19) Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or eve ry season, whichever occurs first. IN-LINE With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. Remove seal and cartridge plate. • 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. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER • Wash it in liquid detergent and water. • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. (See Fig. 20) • Remove wing nut and cover. Slide foam pre-cleaner oft cartridge. FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. • FUEL Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. CLAMP TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dislodge dirt. Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. CLAMP • Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. CLEANING • Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and seal. • • Installtheaircleaner cover and wing nut. Tightenwing nut 1/2 turn to I full turn after nut contacts cover. Do not overtighten. Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free ot all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. , FUEL FILTER FIG. 20 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. 2O SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: _ • • TO REMOVE BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Depress Place attachment clutch/brake clutch pedal in "DISENGAGED" fully and set parking position. brake. 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. MOWER TO LEVEL MOWER (See Fig. 21) • Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. • Turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. • Lower mower to its lowest position. • Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket. • Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. • Raise attachment lift to its highest position. • Remove two retainer springs from each front link and remove links. • Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 21 and 22) • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom of deck curl to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • 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. • Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE MOWER DECK tS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS. TO INSTALL HOUSING NOTE: Each half turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". Recheck measurements after adjusting. MOWER BOTTOM OF BOTTOM OF Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. CURL_CURL ADJUSTMENT LIFT LINKS FRONT SUSPENSION FIG. 22 SUSPENSION ARMS BRACKET CHASSIS BRA( FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET RETAINER RETAINER SPRING ANTI-SWAY BAR FIG. 21 BRACKET RETAINER SPRINGS (/ 21 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 23 and 24) IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. MOWER DRIVE BELT MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (See Fig. 25) • Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. • Remove four screws from L.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "F" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. To lower front of mower housing, loosen nut"G" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut"H" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. • Roll belt over the top of L.H. 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. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION (See Fig. 25) • Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers as shown. NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8". • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. • Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. • Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley. • Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers. Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover. L.H. MANDREL MANDREL SCREWS IDLER PULLEYS COVER ELECTRIC tCLUTCH PULLEY FIG. 23 MOWER DRIVE BELT BOTH FRONT LINKS SHOULD BE EQUAL IN LENGTH IDLER ARM BELT KEEPERS FIG. 25 NUT "H FRONT LINKS FIG. 24 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electdc clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. BELT (See Fig. 26) Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. • Removemowerddvebelt(See"TOREPLACEMOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Remove four screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. • Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. • Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. 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 sway-bar bracket. • Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. • Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. • Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel cover. • Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual). • Reassemble mower drive belt (See '30 REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT' in this section of this manual LH. MANDREL MOWER BLADE DRIVEBELT CLUTCH PLATE .012" NYLON LOCKNUT(3) BRAKE PLATE FIG. 27 TO ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 28) 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 clutchforake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake red. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as 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. CENTER MANDREL IDLER WITH PARKING BRAKE"ENGAGED" NUT"A" R.R, MANDREL COVER NUT OPERATING ARM iDLER ARM SPRING SWAY-BAR BRACKET SCREW FIG. 26 TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT CLUTCH (See Fig. 27) v The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made by your nearest authorized service center/department. • Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot locations cut in side of brake plate. FIG. 28 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE (See Fig. 29) MOTION DRIVE BELT TO ADJUST Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease ofservice there is a belt installationguide decal on bottom of left footrest. • Engage parking brake (creates slack in belt). Remove belt from clutching and fan idler pulleys. • Remove belt from transaxie pulley. • Remove belt from engine pulley and front V-idler pulley. Pull belt out of all belt keepers and remove from tractor. • • • Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning ignition key to "OFF' position and engage parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • While holding Iocknut, loosen jam nut • • Tighten Iocknut 1/4turn. While holding Iocknut, tighten jam nut securely. NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 turn. BELT INSTALLATION - • LEVER (See If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the friction pack located on the right side of chassis. Remove mower (See 'q'O REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • • • CONTROL The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. BELT REMOVAL - • MOTION Fig. 30) Place V part of belt into grooves on engine pulley and front V-idler, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. Route belt on right side, coming from V-idler, towards back of tractor, above midspan belt keeper and to top of transaxle pulley. Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if necessary. TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT 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. Route belt on left side, coming from engine pulley, towards back of tractor and through loop in midspan belt keeper. Place V part of belt into grooves on transaxle and fan idler pulleys, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. Place belt around clutching idlers as shown, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. LOCKNUT / JAM NUT • Check to be sure belt is positioned correctly and is on proper side of all belt keepers. Reinstall mower. IMPORTANT: CHECK BRAKE ADJUSTMENT. TRACTOR V-BELT DRIVE SCHEMATIC VIEWED FROM L.H. SIDE OF TRACTOR CLUTCHING CLUTCHING IDLER BELT TRANSAXLE FIG. 30 ENGINE PULLEY ABOVE V4DLER TO ADJUST BELT KEEPER ENGINE I BELT TWISTS eELT KEEPER FAN IDLER _PULLEY AS VIEWED FROM WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. BELT 'KEEPER _1_, STEERING BOTTOM FIG. 29 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT Front wheel toe-in is required for proper steering operation, Toe-in was set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If parts in the front axle or steering mechanism have been replaced or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if necessary. TO CHECK TOE-IN (See Fig. 31) • Position front wheels straight ahead. • • FIG. 33 Measure distance between wheels at front and rear of tires (dimensions "A" and "B"). Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to 1/4" less than rear dimension "B". REAR WHEEL • • • TO ADJUST TOE-IN (See Figs. 31 and 32) • Loosen jam nuts at adjustment sleeves on tie rod. • Adjust tie rod until dimension"A" is 1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension "(3". • Tighten jam nuts securely. Block rear axle securely. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATrERY (See Fig. 34) CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged, if "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES. FIG. 31 / ADJUSTMENT SLEEVES j/, TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • • TIE ROD • FIG. 32 Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS G ROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER - FRONT WHEEL • CAMBER The front wheel camber is not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO REMOVE WHEEL BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries, FOR REPAIRS FRONT WHEEL (See Fig. 33) • Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal. • Repair tire and reassemble. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. Replace axle cover. "POSITIVE" 25 (+) "NEGATIVE" FIG. 34 (-) SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the gdll. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. Close hood. • ADJUSTMENT SPRING BUSHING INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS ATrACHMENT LIFTSPRING JAMNUT Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual. TO REPLACE FIG. 35 FUSE TO REMOVE (See Fig. 36) Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT LIFT SPRING (See Fig. 35) • While holding spring bushing with wrench, loosen jam nut. • Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to extend spdng and reduce lift effort for heavier attachments. • Turn adjustment bolt counterclockwise tachments. HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood, • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in frontof tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedures. for lighter at- HEADLIGHT WIRE CONNECTOR • Retighten jam nut against spring bushing. IMPORTANT: DO NOT ADJUST FOR MAXIMUM SPRING TENSION WHEN USING LIGHT ATTACHMENTS SUCH AS A MOWER. ADJUST LIFT LEVER SPRING TO AID IN LIFTING ATTACHMENT. DO NOT OVERPOWER SPRING. WHEN REMOVING ATTACHMENT, ALWAYS ADJUST SPRING TENSION TO ITS LOWEST POSITION. HOOD FIG. 36 26 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE ACCELERATION TEST- TO ADJUST THROTTLE (See Figs. 37 & 38) • 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 speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR (See Move throttle control lever from slow (,ab) to fast (,_) position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER/ DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. Fig. 39) The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: CASING CLAMP, SCREW In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Tuming the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS TURNED IN TOO TIGHT. STOP SCREW SPEED CONTROL LEVER THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE PRELIMINARY SETTING • Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). • With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 turns. • Turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FIG. 37 STOP SPEED CONTROL LEVER FINAL SETTING Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift]motion control lever in neutral (N) position. With throttle control lever in fast (,_) position, turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die then tum out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. Idle sDeed settina - With throttle control lever in slow (-gb) position, engine should idle at 1400 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. FIG. 38 IDLESPEED SCREW Idle fuel needle settina - With throttle control lever in slow (,,=_) position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runsrough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. _ _ IDLE FUEL _ ADJUST,NG! MAIN FUEL ADJUSTING NEEDLE Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. 27 FIG. 39 STORAGE ENGINE 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. 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. 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. CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING" in the Customer Responsibilities 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 Customer Responsibilities 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. 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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • 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 preducts 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 allowthe 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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). BATTERY • • CYLINDERS After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Turn ignition key to"START" position for a few seconds to distribute oi1. • Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached. • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM. 28 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Engine not"CHOKED" Engine flooded. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel tilter. Water in fuel. POINTS CORRECTION properly. 1. Fi!l fuel tank. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. See "TO START ENGINE _ in Operation secfion. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air tilter. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh 8. 9. 10. Looseor damaged widng. Carburetorout of adjustment. Enginevalvesoutof adjustment. 8. 9. 10. gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all widng. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authorized service center/department. Hard to start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirtyair filter. Bad sparkplug, Weak or dead battery, Dirtyfuel filter. Stale or dirtyfuel. Looseor damaged widng. Carburetorout of adjustment. Enginevalvesoutof adjustment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Cleaniraplace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel tilter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Check all wiring. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authorized service centar/department. Engine will not turn over 1. 2. 3. 4. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged widng. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. Faulty operator presence swdch(es). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Depress clutch/brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wihng. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact an authorized service center/department. Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged widng. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Loss of power 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 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. Faulty spark plug. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel Water in fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Set in "Higher Cut" posltion/raduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and ragap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air scraenifins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all widng. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authedzed service center/department. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. t5. Excessive vibration 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. 1. 2. Worn, bent or loose blade. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 1. 2. 3. part(s). 29 Replace blade. Tighten blede bolt. Replace blade mandrel. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE POINTS CORRECTION 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check widng, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department. 1. 2. Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. 1. 2. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. 3. 4. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 3. 4. 5. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace blade mandrel. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Mower blades will not rotate 1. 2. 3. 4. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. Worn/damaged mower ddve belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. 2, 3, 4, Remove Replace Replace Replace Poor grass discharge 1. 2. 3, 4. Engine speed too slow. Travel speed too fast. Wet grass, Mower deck not level. 1. 2. 3. 4. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. 5. 6. Low/uneven tire air pressure. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. 8. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower ddve belt worn. 9. 10. 11. Blades improperly installed. Improper blades used. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. obstruction. mower ddve belt. idler pulley. blade mandrel. Check tires for proper air pressure. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace mower drive belt. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. Replece with blades listed in this manual. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Switch is "OFF. Bulb(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring, Blown fuse. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. Bad battery celL(s). Poor cable connections. 1. 2. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. 3. 4. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 3. 4. Replace regulator. Replace alternator. Loss of drive 1. 2. 3. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged or broken. Air trapped in transmission dudng shpment or servicing. 1. 2. 3. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. Replace motion ddve belt. Purge transmission. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 30 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 SCHEMATIC BATrERY RED ELLOW 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM (REGULATOR DISCONNECTED) ORANGE I- I I I HEADLIGHT SWITCH (OFF) BROWN HEADLIGHTS IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF ON START M+G B+L B+ S + L O © NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING 31 /- GFC E D nO "BD1 II PTO SWITCH POSITION l OFF ON CIRCUIT _ C+G |C+F,B+E,A+D J I I REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 ELECTRICAL 22 42 I\ 19 33 20 i.... _ 4 31 32 49 // T // ! I ! "_\// 26 32 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 37 40 41 42 43 45 49 50 51 53 54 146140 74760412 STD551125 STD551025 STD541025 7697J 7603J 109596X 145211 145209 145769 10090400 73350400 136850 4152J 4799J 146149 108824X 4207J 121305X 144921 140400 141226 140403 110712X 109553X 146065 17720408 131563 145673 122822X 11151000 146283 140405 71031008 73951000 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Battery Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Washer, Lock 1/4 Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga Nut Fin Hex 1/4-20 Tube Plastic Tray, Battery Clamp, Hose Bolt Wet BTR 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Wet Battery Washer, Lock 1/4 Nut, Jam Hex 1/4-20 Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light Cable, Battery Cable 6 Ga. Red 12.5" W 16 Wire Fuse Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Nut, Ignition Switch Cover Switch Key Key Switch, Light Intlk Switch Harness Ign. Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Red Solenoid Ammeter Washer, Lock Internal Tooth 5/8 Switch, PTO Ring Retainer PTO Screw Hex Washer Hd #10-32 x 1 Nut Keps #10-32 All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES _7 94 17 21 7 42 47 17 _20 19 2 100 68 103 70 63 60 102 86 69 39 17 77 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR CHASSIS KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 !8 19 20 21 22 24 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 AND ENCLOSURES PART NO. 150253 140506 136671X558 73800700 145203 150273 17720408 145166 108067X 19092016 137270 137269 137271 136673X558 136374 121794X 17490612 136373X428 19131312 74760616 73680600 136670X558 145243X558 17490512 145244X558 145349 145052 145183 141315 141314 142131 19111116 74780512 140002X558 19091216 136961 142132 17580408 72140608 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Panel Asm., Side LH Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Unc Dash, Plastic Black Dash Asm., Lower Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Battery Nut, Pal Washer 9/32 x 1-1/4x 16 Ga. Rivet, Ratchet Male Washer, Nylon Rivet, Ratchet Female Hood Asm., Pnt Lens, Bar Clear Cover, Access Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Grille Washer 13/32x 13/16x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Nut, Cmwnlock 3/8-16 Unc Panel Asm., Side RH Footrest, RH Screw, Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Footrest, LH Bracket, Support Dash Saddle, Hydro 1995 Brace, Support Steering Bracket Asm., Frame Pivot Lh Bracket Asm., Frame Pivot Rh Bracket, Engine Support Rear Washer 11/32x!1/16x16Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 5/15-18 x 3/4 Fender, Pnt. Washer 9/32x3/4x16Ga. Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Support Axle/Engine Screw Tap Tile 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 43 44 45 47 48 49 50 52 53 56 57 58 59 60 63 64 68 69 70 77 64 66 90 91 92 94 95 98 99 100 101 102 103 106 120 --- PART NO. 136939 136940 138460 17490608 136814 136813 136575 73680500 137304 138461 73640400 137113 74180412 17490620 19131614 144283 17490508 140022 137159 137308 142992 74760716 11050600 150851 143485X013 100207K 105531X 140503 140871 124236X 17490628 4497H 142273 138776 19131616 8022J NOTE: 35 DESCRIPTION Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Bracket Asm., Pivot Hood Lh Bracket Asm., Pivot Hood Rh Bracket, Chassis Front Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Rod, Support Hood Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bracket Asm., Fender Screw, Mach Cr 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Washer 13/32 x I x 14 Ga. Washer, Serrated Disc 13/32 x 1 Screw, Thd 5/16-18 x 1/2 Shield, Heat Guide, Belt Mid Span Shield, Front Stop, Over Center Mower Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 Unc x 1 Washer, Lock External Tooth 3/8 Rail, Frame Lh Plate, Silkscreen Dash Clip, Fuel Line Push Nut, Nylon Bracket SkidChassis Rod By Pass Cap By Pass Rod Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Retainer, Spring Lock, By Pass Bolt 5/16-18 Type TT Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Plug, Hole All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 66 33 9 69 96 97 loo 107 72 2 36 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR GROUND KEY NO. 2 3 5 6 7 9 15 17 20 22 23 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 61 64 65 66 67 68 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 DRIVE PART NO. 7070E 7563R 73680600 76020412 140507 140080 19131316 140921 73940800 140498 106933X 73350600 140494 19131616 73220700 12000053 124236X 137648 149412 121749X 150035 74321016 5304J 73631000 8883R 74760412 104601X 73800400 145170 138228 72110614 19131413 131494 73680600 139123 207J 138390 105706X 140218 74760724 140488 137649 67609 140296 19131312 5142H KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Key 1/4 x 2.5 Washer Thrust Axle Harden Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Wheel Hub Asm. Bolt Hub Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga Spring Rod Brake Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 ShaftArmAsm Knob Nut Brake Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Nut Hex 7/16-14 Ring E Cap Plunger Rod Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer25/32 x 1-1/4x 16 Gauge Nyliner Screw Fin #10-24 x 1 Actuator Interlock Switch Nut Lock #10-24 Cover Pedal Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Bracket Interlock Nut LockW/Insert 1/4-20 Retainer Spring Clutch Rod Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr 5 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 13 Ga Pulley Idler Flat Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Pulley Idler Grooved Washer Hartdened Clutch Arm Asm Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2 PulleryTransaxle Shaft Asm Brake Parking Clutch Bolt Shoulder Washer Hardened Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga Pin Roll 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 -- PART NO. 123800X 139989 140927 73800500 74780548 142432 73800700 140481 74760716 19111212 72110505 140484 17490612 140482 140479 140490 17541020 140462 140491 140492 73680700 140489 17490644 74760520 140502 133835 23200528 141103 126874X 141004 17490624 126881X 59285 73560500 73350500 140480 17580408 142576 142577 142578 140929 88652 140343 DESCRIPTION Washer Console Hydro Fender Plate Console Shift Locknut Hex W/Washer Insert Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 3 Screw Hex Wsh. Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 Nut Lock Hex 7/16 Bracket Transaxle Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 12 Ga Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bracket Torque RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket Mount Torque/Fan Strap Torque Mid Spacer Screw #10-24 x 1-1/4 Fan 7" Hydro Adapter Fan Pulley Idler Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 UNC Keeper Belt Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 1.25 Link Shift Asm Fastner Christmas Tree Screw Set 5/16-18 x 1.5 Washer Nickel Plated Bearing Trust Bracket Shift Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer Compression Washer Bellville Nut Hex Nylok Nut Hex Jam 5/16-18 Bracket Idler Screw Tap 1/4-20 x 1/2 Fitting Vent Hose Vent Hose Cap Vent Hose Spring Return Brake Bolt Transaxle Hydro NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 STEERING ASSEMBLY 14 23 d 22 31 34 1313 33" 32 36 6 27 17 19 _ 28 27 6 /" // / / 16 \ \ 38 14 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR STEERING - - MODEL NUMBER 917,251490 ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 121472X 137094 6855M 136960 136959 6266H 121748X 12000029 121232X 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X 10040600 73610600 145103 137347 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 137155 146611 145182 100711L 1554J 17431008 19133808 74780616 126805X 3366R 17490612 104239X 12000034 138136 19111610 10040500 74760512 138059 137156 73360600 109850X 73700600 109851X DESCRIP_ON Wheel, Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer, Brg. Axle Front Nut, Lock Range 5/8-11 Unc Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf Shaft Asm., Steering Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36-40) Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Column, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steering Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw, Slftp #10-16 x 1/2 Ty-b Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Cap, Wheel Steering Bearing, Col. Strg. Screw, Thrdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bearing, Flange Ring, Klip Truarc #5304-75 Bushing, Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32x 1 x 10 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rod Jam Nut RH Thread Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread Jam Nut LH Thread Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 \ REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 141948 2 144110 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13240300 13280328 13200300 138129 121361X 145109 105432X 137140 136907 138486 138487 151346 109227X 106082X 151296 13290300 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 39 40 41 42 43 45 62 133439 17720410 138672 19132616 11050600 73610600 3645J 139277 7834R 132920 105037X 17490508 17720408 10040500 74570512 123487X 17490624 17490652 126197X 10040700 71170768 128861 137373 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Engine Kohler 18 HP Model MV18S-58560 Muffler Asm Kohler VGT (Inc. Key No. 34) Elbow Street 3/8 NPT Nipple Pipe 3/8NPT X 3 - 1/2 Elbow STD 90 Degree 3/8 - 18 NPT Clamp Tube Double Engine Pulley V-Idler Stop Keeper Asm VGT Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Baffle Air LH Koh VGT Baffle Air RH Koh VGT Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 YI'/GT Pad Spacer Pad Spacer Cap Asm Fuel W/Gauge Vented Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Control Throttle Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4 - 20 X 5/8 Control Choke Washer 13/32 X 1 - 5/8 X 16 Ga Lockwasher Ext Tooth 3/8 Nut Fin Hex 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fuel Fuel Line Spark Arrester Kit Strip Foam Screw Thdrol 5/16 - 18 X 1/2 Screw Thd Cut 1.4 - 20 x 1/2 Washer Lock 5/16 Screw Hex 5/16 - 16 UNC X 3/4 Clamp Hose Screw Thdrol 3/8 - 16 X 1 - 1/2 l-r Screw Thdrol 3/8 - 16 X 3 - 1/4 Washer 1-1/20D X 15/32 ID X .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 X 4-1/4 Ga 5 Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut Shield Heat All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR 46" MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 DECK 46 46 45 45 47 116 117 119 21 21 3 24 25 26 12 18 103102 I / _, 104105 8 15___ 101"_ 42 103 _102 106 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR 46" MOWER KEY NO. PART NO. 1 3 5 6 8 9 10 145008 138457 4939M 130832 850857 10030600 140296 11 12 13 145708 129895 137553 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 137152 110485X 140329 72140505 132827 145055 73680500 134753 131267 105304X 149287 110452X 145325 1911T016 131491 138776 129963 129207 137266 144945 17490628 19131316 131494 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 DECK KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Deck Asm., Mower 46" Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer Spring 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 Blade, 46" Mower Deck Bearing, Ball, Mandrel #6204 Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing (Includes Key No. 12) Housing, Mandrel Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Mower Round Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Hex Head, Shoulder 5/16-18 Baffle, Vortex Mower 46" Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC Stiffiner, Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Mower Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw, Hex Head, Thdroll Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 Anchor, Spring Deck 46" Screw, Thdroll 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Tytt Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Pulley, Idler, Flat 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 101 102 103 104 105 106 116 117 118 119 126 127 -- -- PART NO. 137554 144917 137273 17490620 122052X 144949 133943 145059 137729 144959 148763 73680600 72110612 145579 71161010 10071000 19061216 130758 2029J 137644 133957 73930600 19121414 144948 146763 143651 147401 DESCRIPTION Keeper, Belt, Idler Pulley, Idler, Driven Spring, Secondary 44/46/50 Vent Screw, Thdroll 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Tytt Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Secondary Washer, Hardened Cover, Mandrel Deck Screw, ThdrolL 1/4-20 x 5/8 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary V-Belt, Mower, Primary Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr+5 Cover, Mulching Screw Washer, Lock #10 Washer Latch Asm. Bagger Nut, Weld Bolt, Shoulder Gauge Wheel, Wide Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Arm, Idler, Primary Deck 46" Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Dim. 4.25 Mandrel Asm 44"/50" Service (Includes Key Nos. 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 33) Deck Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately mulcher plate and gauge wheel components Key Nos. 101106 and 116-118) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 SEAT ASSEMBLY I i 18 19 12 21 I 3 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 PART NO. 140124 140551 140675 127018X 145006 73680600 124181X 150176 140552 121246X 121248X 72050411 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Fender Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 X .62 Clip, Push In Hinged Nut,Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric Spring, Seat Cprsn Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 w/Sems Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-3/8 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 PART NO. 121249X 123740X 123976X 19171912 120068X 124238X 139888 73680500 NOTE: 44 DESCRIPTION Spacer, Split Spring, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Knob, Seat 1/2-13 Unc Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Uric Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 DECALS 18 6 3 15 7 15 9 7 4 21 13 20 5 24 11 12 17 14 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 PART NO. 138955 149516 146705 146706 140837 133644 138048 151441 146709 137537 4900J 146790 151401 139346 142243 151302 16 DESCRIPTION Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Operating Instruction Battery DNGR/PSN/Acme Hood, Craftsman, RH Hood, Craftsman, LH Brake Parking Saddle Maintenance Side Panel Ins. Hood Fender, Craftsman Caution Clutch/Brake V-Belt Drive Schematic Chassis, Hydro 46" V-Belt Schematic Hood Insert Hd GT Deck Mower EZ3 Polo WHEELS & TIRES 2 _ 5,8 4,10 7 11 KEY NO. PART NO. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 -- 52-113-50 146710 138047 151448 142336 142342 106202X 150333 149918 138311 ----- 145245 145247 151431 151432 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 -- 59192 65139 106230X 8134H 106228X427 6856M 9040H 106277X427 105588X 7154J 104757X 144334 NOTE: 45 DESCRIPTION Decal, Eng Craftsman Koh Decal, Insert Strg Decal, Battery Decal, Grille GT IPC Decal, SDL Cold Start Decal, Drawbar CNTRL Reflector, Taillight Decal, Cap Cnsmr Help Line Decal, Fend Auto Trans Srs Gold Decal, Handle LFT Hieght Adj. (Lift Handle) Pad Footrest Fastener Pop-in Footrest Manual, Owner's (Eng) Manual, Owner's (Span) DESCRIPTION Cap, Valve, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front (Service Item Only) Rim Assembly, Front Fitting, Grease Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Assembly, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear Cap Hub Axle BLK 1.50 x 1.00 Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 LIFT ASSEMBLY 4O 35 17 42 43 34 33 31 39 i 42 3 2 12_ 13 i 24 25 26 23 16 12 23 22 12 15 20 46 19 18 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 PART NO. 121006X 145542 121002X 12000022 19292016 74780624 125631X 122365X 122364X 2876H 146704 3146R 139868 140302 73680600 674A247 73350600 143363 19131316 5328J 74760616 127218 4939M DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button,.Plunger Plunger, Lever Lift Spring 2-1/8" Link Lift Retainer, Spring Arm, Suspension Vgt Bearing, Pvt. Lift Spherical Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Spring Asm., Assist Lift Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Bracket, Spring Assist Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Link, Front Retainer, Spring KEY NO. PART NO. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 73350800 130171 73800800 12000037 19151216 110810X 110807X 19131016 137150 76020308 137167 138057 17490612 120529X 123933X505 123935X 17490512 73540600 19112410 123934X NOTE: 47 DESCRIPTION Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Nut, LockW/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc Ring, Klip #T5304-37 Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Trunnion, Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spring, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer, Nylon Pointer, Pnt Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Scale, Indicator Height At!component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 210-3010 116 / 38 3940 36 46 _" _72 I 37 95 69 69 \ 73 75 / / 21 2O 48 22 103 76 49 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 16 20 21 22 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 49 63 64 142874 142875 142876 142877 142878 142879 142929 142880 142882 142883 142884 142885 142886 142887 142888 142889 142890 142891 142892 142893 142894 142896 65 67 68 69 70 71 142897 142898 142899 142900 142901 142902 - - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER DESCRIPTION Assembly, Housing, LH Assembly, Housing, RH Brake Shaft Assembly Axle Mounting Horn Assembly Washer 1.0 x 1.63 x.08 Washer 1.0 x 2.06 x .09 Brake Yoke Assembly Brake Arm Puck Plate Brake Puck Washer 7/80.D. x 7116 x .060 Nut, Castle 5116-24 Cotter Pin Brake Actuating Pin Hi Pro Key Spacer Brake Disc Bolt 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Bolt 1/4-20 x 1 Differential Assembly Dowel Pin Reduction Gear, 14 Teeth to 38 Teeth Final Drive Pinion Assembly Jackshaft O-Ring Washer 5/8 X 1-5/32 Washer 7/8 X 1-1/2 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3.5 917.251490 210-3010 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 89 91 95 99 103 104 106 108 109 110 111 113 117 118 119 121 Locknut, Hex 5/16-18 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer, Differential Shoulder Bolt Freewheel Actuating Arm Oil Seal .625 x 1.0 x .25 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 Bolt 5/16-18 x 4-1/2 Filter, Spin On Pump, BDU-10L-118 Plug, Straight Thread Washer 11/32 x 9/16 Washer Vent Cap Assembly Fitting O-Ring Assembly Control Arm Set Screw Filter Head Hose 5/16 x 12 Fitting, 90 ° 7/8 SAE Fitting, 90 ° 9/16 SAE Fitting, 90 ° SAE, #6 Flare, Male Fitting, 90 ° SAE, #6 Flare, Female Wire Retaining Ring 142903 142904 142905 142906 142907 142908 142909 142910 142911 142912 142913 142914 142915 142916 142917 142918 142919 142920 142921 142922 142923 142925 142926 142927 142928 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 HYDRO GEAR PUMP - MODEL NUMBER BU-10L-118 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 12 13 14 15 17 19 21 22 23 144569 122716× 122745X 122715X 122700X 122699X 122767X 122717X 122748X 122749X 144571 122770X 144572 122722X 144573 142978 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Shaft, Pump Ring, Retaining Bearing, Ball Spacer Seal, Lip Ring, Retaining Bearing, Cradle Seal, Lip Arm, Trunnion Guide, Slot Housing Kit, Transmission Bearing, Thrust, Ball Center Section Kit Seal, Lip Shaft, Motor Washer, Block Thrust 5O DESCRIPTION 25 32 37 38 42 43 44 47 53 60 62 63 64 67 127148X 142938 122786X 122718X 144578 144578 144579 122752X 127153X 142977 144581 144582 144583 144584 Swashplate, Variable Block Assembly Pin, Stainless, Headless Gasket, Center Section Check Valve Kit Check Valve Kit Charge Relief Kit Screw, Socket Head, Cap Bypass Valve Kit Block Spring O-Ring Charge Pump Kit Geroter Assembly Screw, Socket Head, Cap -- 144576 Pump Assembly, Complete REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE AIR INTAKE - MODEL I NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 BAFFLES AND SHROUD I I I _J --5 % / I 6 / 4 2 3 / BREATHER AND VENT I 10 --11 _--12 18 _/ .. 14 15 16 51 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 BAFFLES & SHROUD AIR INTAKE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 X-276-7 52 755 83 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 52 096 35 52 123 21 231032 52 082 04 45 083 01 45 083 02 237423 X-67-98 11 12 13 14 15 52 201 06 277093 52 054 39 X-25-79 X-50-37 16 X-50-57 17 X-22-9 18 25041 06 DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. Wing Nut 1/4-20 Kit, Cover and Tube (Includes Key Numbers 3 and 4) Cover, Air Cleaner Tube, Air Intake Seal, Element Cover Cover, Air Cleaner Element Pre+Cleaner Element Seal, Air Cleaner Cover Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 9/16 (4) Base, Air Cleaner Gasket, Air Cleaner (2) Elbow, Air Intake Washer, Plain #10 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 2-1/4 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 1-3/4 (2) Washer, Lock, Internal Tooth #10 (2) Gasket, Air Cleaner Elbow DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 52 063 41 52 313 05 52 063 42 X-67-83 5 52 755 70 6 7 8 9 52 52 52 52 217 468 086 124 01 16 11 23 Baffle, #2 Cylinder Head Grommet (2) Baffle, Fuel Pump Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 7/16 (14) Kit, Blower Housing (Includes Key Numbers 6 thru 8) Support, Upper Housing Washer, Flat (2) Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (6) Baffle, #1 Cylinder Head NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 52 113 46 Decal, Horsepower (3) BREATHER & VENT KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 NOT ILLUSTRATED -25 113 15 Decal, Air Cleaner -5211330 Decal 6 7 8 9 10 11 DESCRIPTION X-81-1 X+25-12 52 096 18 52 055 01 X-352-39 52 326 52 096 52 032 52 462 52 096 275220 12 08 04 01 22 Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2) Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Cover, #2 Cylinder Valve Gasket, Cover (3) Stud, #2 Cylinder Valve Cover 1/4-20 x 2-1/4 Hose, Breather Cover, #1 Upper Cylinder Valve Seal, Breather Valve, Umbrella Cover, #1 Lower Cylinder Valve Stud, #1 Cylinder Valve Cover 1/4-20 x 3-1/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 CRANKCASE I 4 1D-- 14 15 \ 12 s 4 CARBURETOR J 9 / 10 19 m 13 7 O/_ 14 @_ _--- _', 5 I w 11 53 12 • / 16 35 3.6 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 CARBURETOR CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 X-82-2 52 468 12 82 755 16 4 5 6 7 8 5201605 52 031 01 52 316 06 52 755 50 52 072 12 9 10 11 12 13 25 086 12 X-269-43 52 078 05 52 030 10 52 030 11 52 030 12 25 086 10 14 2508613 15 16 17 52 141 02 5213908 25 086 11 18 19 5203210 82 755 17 20 --- DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. Nut, Hex 5/16-18 (12) Washer, Flat 5/16 (12) Kit, #1 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Valve, Exhaust Insert, Valve Seat (2) Guide, Valve (2) Kit, Oil Relief Step Stud 5/16-18 x 3/4, 3/8-16 x 5/8, 2" Long (12) Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 2 (2) Ring, Retaining Shaft, Governor Bearing, Sleeve, Standard (2) Bearing, Sleeve .010" (2) Bearing, Sleeve .020" (2) Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (3) Screw, Hex Flange 3/8-16 x 3-5/8 (2) O-Ring Plug Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 3-1/2 (8) Seal, Oil, Front Kit, #2 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Crankcase (Service with Short Block, Part Number 82 522 30) DESCRIPTION 1 2 52 041 09 52 755 91 3 4 5 6 52 164 15 X-21-1 X-6-29 X-75-23 7 8 235778 X-67-97 9 10 tl 12 41 52 25 52 072 063 155 853 13 14 271030 52 053 54 15 16 17 18 25 041 06 X-77-2 232867 X-67-62 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 25 25 52 25 25 25 25 25 25 52 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 086 146 144 368 069 086 089 368 069 090 089 194 146 041 757 104 041 100 19 40 02 25 27 O3 24 01 02 26 04 03 02 13 03 01 02 04 09 01 03 05 Gasket, Intake (2) Kit, Manifold (Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 8) Manifold, Intake Washer, Lock 5/16 (4) Screw, Hex Cap 5/16-18 x 2 (4) Plug, Hex, Countersunk 1/8 N.P.T.F. Clamp, Cable (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-24 x 3/8 (2) Stud 5/16-18 x 1 (2) Baffle, Carburetor Connector, Hose Kit, Carburetor with Gasket (Includes Key Numbers 12 thru 14) Gasket, Carburetor (2) Carburetor Assembly (Information Only - Not Available Separately) (Includes Key Numbers 18 thru 35) Gasket, Air Cleaner Nut 5/16 (2) Strap, Lifting Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, Throttle and Choke Plate (4) Plate, Choke Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal Needle, Idle Fuel Adjust Spring, Idle, Fuel Screw, Idle Speed Adjust Spring, Idle Speed Needle, Main Fuel Spring, Main Fuel Lever, Choke Spring, Choke, Friction Ball, Choke, Friction Plate, Throttle Gasket, Bowl Kit, Float Bowl, Fuel Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw Screw, Bowl Retainer NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 25 757 11 Kit, Carburetor Repair - - 25 757 23 Kit, Bowl Baffle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE CRANKSHAFT - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, 58560 DIPSTICK I TYPE NUMBER I 1-- CYLINDER HEAD EXHAUST I I --6 7 ELECTRIC STARTER I 8 @ 4-- I _o o 9 m6 55 4 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 ELECTRIC STARTER CRANKSHAFT KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 52 52 52 52 014 468 468 468 DESCRIFRON 93 03 04 05 5209812 Crankshaft Washer, Thrust .119/.122 (A.R.) Washer, Thrust .128/. 131 Washer, Thrust .137/.140 (A.R.) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DIPSTICK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 52 038 14 2 3 4 5 6 7 X-25-44 52 032 14 41 15301 52 126 11 52 123 20 47 139 01 DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 52 041 2O 52 015 08 220534 41 066 O2 X-20-1 X-81-1 82 755 52 081 52 170 52 211 52 227 82 755 26 07 05 01 10 28 NOTILLUSTRATED -2545003 Dipstick Assembly WlnCludesKey Numbers 2 and 3) asher, Plain 5/16 Seal, Rubber O-Ring Bracket, Oil Tube Support Tube, Oil Fill 11-7/8 Plug, Hex, Countersunk 3/4 N.P.T.F. Starter Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 9) Washer, Lock 1/4 (2) Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2) Kit, Drive Cap, Drive End Armature Bolt, Thru (2) Cap, Commutator End Kit, Brush Tag, Caution EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 CYLINDER HEAD KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 52 126 12 X-25-72 52 086 11 52 041 14 DESCRIPTION Bracket Washer, Plain (3) Screw 1/4-20 x 5/6 (3) Gasket, Exhaust (2) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Gasket, Head (2) Cylinder Head (2) Washer, Plain 5/16 (18) Screw, Hex Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (18) 56 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, 58560 GOVERNOR TYPE NUMBER FUEL PUMP J @ 1 \ 27. 24 I 19 29 18 23 /8 _20 13 7 17 14 IGNITION J FLYWHEEL J ml e)-- 3 11 4 I G' 10_ 9 57 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 FLYWHEEL FUEL PUMP KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 25 162 01 25 086 21 3 4 5 6 7 8 25 112 04 2515701 25 086 24 52 488 15 X-286-17 52 025 36 KEY PART NO. NO. Screen, Grass Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 (4) Spacer (4) Fan Screw, Hex Machine 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Washer, Plain Key, Square 3/16 x 7/8 Flywheel GOVERNOR KEY PART NO. NO. 47 086 08 2 52 559 01 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 X-380-1 X-25-63 25 041 09 25 155 02 X-426-9 52 353 18 25 050 03 15 353 04 Screw, Pozidriv, Truss Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 (2) Pump, Fuel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 6) Connector, Straight Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Gasket, Fuel Pump Connector, Hose Clamp, Hose (4) Line, Fuel, 8" Filter, Fuel Line, Fuel, 11-1/2" DESCRIPTION IGNITION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 231355 X-25-12 237022 A-235743-S 52 078 04 X-25-102 X-269-28 X-25-72 52 090 23 277341 52 158 O7 2508615 13 14 15 16 17 52 089 07 X-81-1 X-25o63 52 186 09 52211 04 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 52 52 52 52 25 25 X-67-97 26 27 28 29 235778 25 431 01 X-70-3 52 086 05 141 158 079 079 090 089 086 1 DESCRIPTION O3 O8 07 06 14 08 21 KEY PART NO. NO. Pin, Governor Stop Washer, Plain 1/4 Washer, Thrust Kit, Governor Gear Shaft, Governor Cross Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Retainer, Governor Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Lever, Speed Control Washer, Tension Bushing, Throttle Control Lever Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 1 Spring, Governor Nut, Hex 1/4-20 Washer, Plain 1/4 Arm, Governor Screw, Round Head, Square Neck 1/4-20 x 1 Ring, Retaining (4) Bushing, Linkage Retaining (4) Linkage, Governor Linkage, Throttle Lever, Throttle Spring, Torsion Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-24 x 3/8 (3) Clamp, Cable (3) Bushing, Speed Control Lever Nut, Hex #10-32 Screw, Hex Head #10-32 x 7/8 25 755 03 2 3 4 5 6 7 X-132-5 236602 237878 X-67-51 210281 X-67-64 8 9 10 11 12 13 41 155 03 220297 52 313 02 5213202 52 126 08 25 086 15 14 15 52 584 02 25 086 16 DESCRIPTION Kit, Rectifier-Regulator (Includes Key Number 2) Screw, Hex Cap 1/4-20 x 5/8 (2) Connector, 3 Contact Kit, Stator (Includes Key Number 5) Screw, Hex Cap #10-24 x 3/4 (2) Clip (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 Connector, 2 Contact Grommet, Rubber Grommet Spark Plug (2) Bracket, Module Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 1 (2) Module, Ignition Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 7/8 (2) NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 47 518 33 Lead, Violet, Rectifier-Regulator (11", !4 Gauge, Uninsulated Push On Tab Terminals) - - 52 518 19 Lead, White, Module To Connector (19-1/2", 14 Gauge, Insulated Push On Tab, Uninsulated Push On Tab Terminals) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 58 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 OIL FILTER O,LPAN I t_' I i m3 o I 7 I 2 PISTON AND ROD OIL SWITCH I I 1 I OIL PUMP CAMSHAFT AND VALVES I I _m3 9 --4 5 8 , \ \ 5 59 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.251490 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 OIL PAN LOW OIL PRESSURE SWITCH KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 X-67-64 2 3 4 5 6 52 050 03 52 199 14 X-702-14 52 054 07 X-75-38 7 8 X-75-10 52 086 12 9 52 032 10 KEY PART NO. NO. Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 (2) Filter, Oil Pickup Oil Pan (Includes Key #4 thru 6) Plug, Cup 1-1/16 Elbow, Street Plug, Hex, Countersunk 1/4 N.P.T.F. Plug, Square Head 3/8 N.P.T.F. (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (9) Seal, Oil, Rear 1 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 .4 5 6 7 8 9 • 1 2 DESCRIPTION 1 2 52 050 02 82 755 23 3 X-55-15 4 X-75-23 5 52 041 16 Oil Filter Kit, Oil Filter Adaptor (Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 5) Screw, Hex Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (2) Plug, Hex, Countersunk 1/8 N.P.T.F. Gasket, Oil Filter 1 2 3 4 52 067 52 067 52 874 52 874 52 874 52 874 52 874 230004 52 108 52 108 52 108 52 108 09 10 11 12 DESCRIPTION 52 012 09 * Camshaft 52 019 03 * Tappet (4) 41 755 10 Kit, Retainer (4) 52 413 01 Rotator, Exhaust Valve (2) 25 089 01 Spring, Valve (4) 52 016 05 Valve, Exhaust (2) 52 017 08 Valve, Intake (2) 52 032 13 Seal, Intake Valve Stem (2) 230011 Retainer, Intake Valve (2) After serial no. 24082000 use: 52 012 11 Camshaft 52 019 02 Tappet KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 67 68 11 12 13 14 15 Plug, Pipe 1/8 N.P.T.F. OIL PUMP PISTON & ROD KEY PART NO. NO. X-75-23 CAMSHAFT&VALVES OIL FILTER KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Connecting Rod, Standard (2) Connecting Rod .010" (2) Piston with Ring Set, Standard (2) Piston with Ring Set .003" (2) Piston with Ring Set .010" (2) Piston with Ring Set .020" (2) Piston with Ring Set .030" (2) Retainer, Piston Pin (4) Ring Set, Standard and .003" (2) Ring Set •010" (2) 1 2 3 X-280-25 52 144 05 52 422 01 4 5 6 7 52 043 05 52 393 09 52 096 03 X-67-64 DESCRIPTION Pin, Roll Shaft, Oil Pump Spacer, Shim (As Required, Maximum of 2) Gear, Oil Pump Rotor Set Cover, Oil Pump Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 (4) NOT ILLUSTRATED --- 82 522 30 52 755 94 Short Block Gasket Set RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1150-1650 High Speed: 3200-3400 Ring Set Set .030" .020" 12/ Ring NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 60 SERVICE NOTES 61 SERVICE NOTES I 62 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION SIGHTING ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. CRAFTS OWNER'S MANUAL 18.5 HP TWIN CYLINDER ELECTRIC START 46" MOWER HYDROSTATIC (AUTOMATIC) GARDEN TRACTOR MODEL NO. 917.251490 Each tractor has its own model number. its own model number. Each engine has The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seat. The model number for your engine will be found on the blower housing of the engine. IF YOU NEED REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS: FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: • PRODUCT- TRACTOR • MODEL NUMBER - 917.251490 • ENGINE MODEL NO. - MV18S-58560 • PART NUMBER FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS INFORMATION AND ORDERING, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-FON-PART (1-800-366-7278) • PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians.., professional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you, we service what we sell. FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917 151431 11.03.95 TR Printed in U.S.A.