Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMIIN°J LAWN TRACTOR 22.0 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273780 1 _]]] differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.comicraftsman IL 60179 U.S.A | Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover Warranty ................................................ 2 Safety Rules .......................................... 3 Product Specifications ........................... 6 AssemblyiPre-Operation ....................... 8 Operation ............................................. 11 Maintenance ....................................... 18 LIMITED WARRANTY 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 that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does net cover." ° Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. ° Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups ° Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but net limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. ° Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. ° Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. ° Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. ° Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 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. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Heffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • 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. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. _WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. _WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. ACi, WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause _lu to lose control of your tractor. WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I, GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions 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. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. 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 storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do notuse grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume 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. 4 • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 5 PRODUCT 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 service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 3.5 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (Above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter 4.0 Pints W/O Filter 3.75 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Spark Plug: GAP: .040") Champion QC12YC Ground Speed (MPH): Tire Pressure: Forward: 5.5 Reverse: 2.4 Front: 14 PSI Rear: 10 PSI Charging System: 3 Amps Battery 5 Amps Headlights Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@ product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of t0% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. 35 280 UIR CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _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. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® 6 Steering Wheel O Premium Steering Steering Sleeve Adapter Steering Wheel Extension Shaft Steering @ Insert (1) Locknut 1/2-20 ® (1) Locknut (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 Seat @ (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob Video Cassette Keys Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use 7 1/4-28 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4"wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE CARTON UNPACK TRACTOR _ Insert 1/2 Hex Nut _"_ Stee" g __ _ Large Flat Washer Wheel I._ FROM Steering Boot Tabs CARTON Adapter Extension Shaft 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _I_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat Seat Shoulder Bolts Adj 9 INSTALL MULCHER PLATE CHECK v"CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). Mulcher Plate Latch Hooks AI_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS 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. (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. Deflector Shield BRAKE POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. R N REVERSE NEUTRAL ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL H L HIGH LOW ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE I'.,I CHOKE ENGINE START BATTERY FAST PARKING REVERSE BRAKE FORWARD SLOW IGNITION PARKING BRAKE LOCKED MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT @@@@@ ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY & & & KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. ;_ HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, ,,V_._ if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury ======== and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter Ignition Switch -~-. Light Switch Position Lift Lever Plunger Choke Control Throttle Control. Lift Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Free Wheel Control Parking Brake Lever Motion Lever 3MPH 2MPH tMPH Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used for controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the I eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses I or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectac es. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever 'Engaged" Position Choke Control Throttle Control Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. Key Position Clutch/ Brake Pedal "Disengaged" Position _:_opping trac!or on grass areas. CAUTION. Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. Motion Control "Brake" Position TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. Parking Brake "Engaged" Position STOPPING TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position to allow engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. 13 • 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. TO ADJUST _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Lift Lever High Position Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side, installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. "Disengaged" Position Low Position _ Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS _WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. Gauge Wheel Locknut 3/8 Washer Gauge Wheel TO OPERATE MOWER TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine.You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. 14 Transmission Transmission Engaged _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to fast position 6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 7. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL' mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ((See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. 15 WARMWEATHERSTARTING(50° F and above) 8. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in untilthe enginebegins to run smoothly.If the enginestarts to run roughly,pull the chokecontrolout slightly for a few seconds and then continueto push the control in slowly. • The attachmentsand grounddrive can now be used.If the engine does not acceptthe load, restartthe engine and allow it to warm up for one minuteusing the chokeas describedabove. COLD WEATHERSTARTING(50° F and below) 8. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in untilthe enginebegins to run smoothly.Continueto pushthe choke control in smallsteps allowingthe engine to accept small changes in speed and load, untilthe choke controlis fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the chokecontrol out slightly for a few seconds and then continueto push the control in slowly.This may require an enginewarm-up period from several seconds to several minutes,depending on the temperature. AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARMUP Beforedriving the unit in cold weather, the transmissionshould be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on levelground. 2. Placethe motioncontrol leverin neutral.Releasethe parkingbrake and let the clutch/brakeslowly return to operatingposition. 3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto warm up.This can be done during the enginewarm up period. • The attachmentscan be used during the enginewarm-up period afterthe transmissionhas been warmed up and may requirethe chokecontrol be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above3000 feet) or in cold temperatures(below32 F) the carburetorfuel mixturemay need to be adjustedfor best engineperformance sSee"TO ADJUSTCARBURETOR"in the erviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual). 16 PURGE TRANSMISSION _CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. f 1 l" 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, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy grass_ reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. = C Max 1/3 00272 • 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. • 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 (perpendicular) to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 17 FiLL,. O ATES ASYOUCOMPLETE /__A_O_ _._ _ REGULARSE RVICE ___i_ T R Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems _O" SER VICE DATES I_' Check for Loose Fasteners _ Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades Clean Battery and Terminals 11##5 Chart Check Transaxle i3 Cooling Check V-Belts _# Check Engine Oil Level _ Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) E Change Engine Oil (without N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen N_ Inspect E Replace Muffler/Spark I1_'1,_ oil filter) _#_,2 Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Clean Engine Replace Spark Cooling Plug =_- • Fins _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL _ and T R _._ _ 2 t_2 I_ under in dirly a heBvy load or or dusty 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy Soil 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot pelt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. condi[ions. RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this CHART _) Spindle Zerk Zerk manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least 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. _Front Wheel BEFORE 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. Bearing , -q _)Front Wheel Zerk Zerk @Engine I I I ...... " i i i (_ General Purpose Grease REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION EACH USE 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Trailing Up Mandrel Assembly Flat Washer\ Lock Blade Bolt "_ " Hole TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL Center Hole 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. 5/8" Bolt or Pin 19 Blade V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE GRADES 32 .30 .20 TEMPERATURE .10 0 RANGE ANTICIPATED 20 30 40 BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE o_1wscphar_l e NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 20 IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. Oil Drain Valve Closed and Locked --------Position Drain Tube 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULL' line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. Foam Pre-Cleaner CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove cover. TO SERVICE Carl Covel CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. PRE-CLEANER 2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. 4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure. 21 MUFFLER CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clam Fuel 22 WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ANY SER- Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under trac- 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 7. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. tor. Small Retainer S Clutch Small Retainer S Clutch Spring Anti-Sway \ Housing Guide Bracket Large Retainer Spring 23 Retainer Springs Both Sides) TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to ___ ___ 0round...4 A_ T -_Ground Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom edge of mower to ground / L/ Line_ -Y _A Arm Jt "E" Trunnion FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT 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. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. Front Links 24 TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. 5. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel With Parking Brake "Engaged" Idler Pulleys Jam Nut Nut "A" Pulley Arm TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK BRAKE Do Not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 25 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Motion Control Lock Gate Adjustment Bolt 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. Engine Pulley- Clutching Idler Stationary Idler Center Spa_ Keeper J TO ADJUST MENT Transmission Input Pulley --------- If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. 6 TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT WHEEL ALIGN- wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. LE- The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: STEERING TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. 26 REPLACING BATTERY _ILWARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Washers Retaining Axle Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTE RY _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER 1. 2. CABLES, (Red) Cable Terminal Guard Negative (Black) Cable ",'., REVERSE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. 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. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. 02614 Weak or Dead Battery Hex Bolt Keps Nut Fully Charged Battery 27 TO REMOVE SEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL AS- The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner. 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. \ Headlight Wire Connector Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center,, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE 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: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. Claml: 28 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. • ILWARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). 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. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • 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. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bad spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. . 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. Hard to start Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. . 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Depress brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. g. Engine clicks will not start Loss of power but 1. 2. 3. 4. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 30 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Raise cutting hehght/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power (continued) CAUSE CORRECTION 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10. Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attach ment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. . Mower blades will not rotate Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 31 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/ fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate CHART: section PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate (con't) iPoor grass discharge in manual unless directed CAUSE 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 1. Engine speed too slow. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Switch is "OFF". 1. Turn switch "ON". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned ou 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Faulty light switch. 3. Check/replace light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Blown fuse. 5. Replace fuse. iHeadlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. iBattery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. iEngine "backfires' when turning engine "OFF" center CORRECTION 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. Loss of drive to Sears service 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 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. 32 3. Purge transmission. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 SCHEMATIC BATTERY r RED RED FUSE AMMETER STARTER BLACK WHETE (OPTIONAL) '©'C> i I SOLENOID L CLUTCH/BRAKE }G AI( (PEDAL J UP) WHETE SEAT SWITCH NOT OCCUPIED) IGNITION SWITCH BLACK // BLACK [ _ATT'MENT BL_CK (CLUTCH CLUTCH OFF) _] GROUNDING CONNECTOR tF A (OPTIONAL) • w q SPARK _ PLUG GAP (2 PLUGS • BLACK IGNITION UNIT J ]3NIN CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT CYL ON ENGINES) / J 3HUT-OFFSOLENOID (I RED LEGHT_NG SYSTEM OUTPUT 5AMPAC @36C0 RPM DIODE _E_N_T_ ORANGE I I I ALTERNATOR I \ 14 VOLTS AC MIN @ 36OO RPM (UGHTS NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLETHE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. BRQWN HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE OFF M+G+AI NONE B+A1 A2+L B+A1 NONE B+S+A1 NONE _UN/LIGH] RUN START • 28 VOLTS AC MIN @ 3600 RPM (CHA RGENG SYSTEM DESCONNECTED) 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. 33 OFF) I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 ELECTRICAL 22 I I I- I 26 I I I \, \ \ I I I 34 / \ _ \\\/// TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 55 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 17490508 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J) Light Bulb Cable, Battery Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key, Molded Harness, Ignition Bolt BIk Pin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter) ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273780 259 260 258 28 261 39 58 2O8 209 166 2O8 208 74 2 3 chassis-Laser -It.stlt 22 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273780 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 20 23 26 28 30 31 37 38 39 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 159 166 206 207 208 209 212 219 258 259 260 261 -- 174619 176554 155272 168337X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X613 184921 180679 124028X STD541437 184247 175692X613 139976 17490508 175710 174714 184462 72140606 154798 STD541437 175702 186689 175582 156524 155123X428 171875 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 184248 17000512 184245X599 184246X599 184250X428 184258X428 5479J Chassis Drawbar Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Belt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Panel, Dash, RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Heed Assembly Bumper Hood Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line Lecknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc Grille/Lens Asm. Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Laser Lt Air Duct Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest STLT Red Pivot Chassis/Hood Cuphelder Screw HwHd Hi Low #13-16 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Screw Thdro13/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Insert, Lens Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Lens RH Lens LH Cover Lens Insert Grille Plug Button NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 GROUND DRIVE 26 84 2 22 55 25 71 _ "' 271 drive-hydro.stlt 38 29 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 165866 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 STD541437 130564 169498 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 71673 169592 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 140294 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 173937 STD551143 154778 134683 169183 169182 Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro Gr 314-0510 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 Red, Brake Hydro Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga. Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite, Flat Bolt 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Gr. 5 Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1.04 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw. 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Keeper Belt Engine Strap Torque Lh Hydro Strap Torque Rh Hydro 1 8 10 14 15 16 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 70 71 73 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 202 212 250 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 169594 164890X428 124346X 170201 4497H 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091210 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 72110614 145212 17000612 Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Console, Shift Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18 unc x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5 Nut Hex Fig. Lock Screw 3/8-16 x .75 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 I __39 T---_42 j i 88 67 I 67 29 13 65 3 32 43 29 10 steering__pLIt 47 40 STEERING TRACTOR ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 184704X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 180641 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 159946X428 19182411 STD541537 159945 145054X428 121749X 180640 184946X505 73540400 71130420 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 Steering Wheel Front Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Link, Drag Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing Link Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw TT #t0-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 11 Ga. Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Extension Steering Cap, Spindle Nut Crownlock 1/4-28 Bolt Hex 1/4-28 x 1 1/4 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rhnd Sq 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Brace Axle Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Washer Flat Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 ENGINE 2 • 13 14 38 _26 31 39 23 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine*bs KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 170546X505 17720408 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 16 17 23 25 149723 159955 160589 171877 162797 165391 148456 STD551237 17060624 169837 145996X505 DESCRIPTION Control Throttle Paddle Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 407577-0283-E1 Muffler Exhaust Exhaust Asm. Left Exhaust Asm. Right Belt 5/16 - 18 Unc x 3/4 W/Sems Heat Shield Lt Gasket Muffler Tube, Drain Oil Easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Tytt Shield Browning/Debris Guard Control Choke KEY NO. PART NO. 26 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 45 73920600 137180 157103 161696 123487X 106082X 8543R 181654 109227X 17000612 72 81 183906 73510400 intek*twin 28 DESCRIPTION Nut Keps 3/8-24 unf Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear Cap Fuel Clamp Hose BIk Spacer Pad Line Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1 Nut, Keps 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \ 10 I I I I I I I J J 21 I I I i¢_j_j i 2_ I i I ] I I I I I I ...---"16 11 17 seatJt,knob 9 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 180597 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 Seat Bracket Fender Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 12 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 121246X 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 td Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 DECALS 7 10 3 2 2 16 1 11 12 9 \ 20 14 14 13 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 156439 186283 186280 186281 170852 133644 7 8 9 10 11 189000 179128 186282 164065 156811 WHEELS 2_ KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Dom Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal E/S Fender Danger Sears Hood Side Hood Rh Hood Lh Engine H/P Maint Customer Sears 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 22 Replacement Deck Fender Steering Wheel Fender STLTH Oper Inst 184842 146046 186869 160396 184843 138O47 172331 149516 166960 138311 184310X428 184311X428 188897 188898 KEY PART NO. NO. &TIRES 5,8 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 106732X624 278H 7 9040H 8 9 10 106108X624 122082X 7152J 11 104757X428 144334 4,10 7 11 wheel t DESCRIPTION Decal Grille RH Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E Decal Dash Panel Decal Mower Drive Schematic Decal Grille LH Decal Battery Diehard Sears Decal Deck Mower EZ3 Decal Battery Decal By Pass Lt Hydro Decal Lift Handle Pad Footrest Lh STLT Pad Footrest Rh STLT Manual Owner's (English) Manual Owner's (Spanish) DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 3 13 2 4 6 6 5 13 20 20 19 15 lift-rh.1piece 3 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm. Shaft Asm. Lift Pin Groove E Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing Nylong Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Read Link Asm Lift LH. 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 STD624008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc Trunnion Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Tapered Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Link Asm Lift R.H. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 MOWER DECK 34 21 23 24 25 \ 2 16 28 _\" 27 29 I 18 13_ 5 _112 6 .117 19F' 42 D man-t*pa I 21 10_ 9_ _116 h stlt 3 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 165892 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 11 134149 -- 139775 -- 138971 13 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 52 53 54 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 173984 129963 153535 178342 72110612 131494 19131316 STD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 139888 184907 178515 DESCRIPTION Mower Housing Bolt Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened The following blades are available) Blade, 42" Mulching Std (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Incl. Key Number 6) Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged BoltCarr. Sh. 3/8-16x1-1/2Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer13/32 x13/16 x16 Ga. Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened 47 KEY NO. PART NO. 55 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 184 185 -- 155046 165723 141043 184939 144959 STD541437 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 179292 179293 17060510 4898H 165746 73930600 19121414 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091210 169676 17720408 STD533717 19131410 188234 130794 -- 169583 DESCRIPTION Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, Tuv Idler (94) Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc Cover Mulching 42" Black Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x 5/8 Washer #10 Washer Lock Latch Asm Bagger Nut Weld Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH Screw 5/16-18 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carraige Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Cable Clutch 42" Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4 Washer 3/8 Head Asm. Cable Clutch Mandrel Assembly (Includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately mulcher cover and guage wheel components key nos. 101 - 106 and 116 - 119) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm X 119., 0 63 rn 120_ -,I )'-,I z:D x m I | ON -88 m r"_ / 81 (3O 900 m zF C _z illc mN 77 79 _m 73 &_ 16 124 _127 -a. ",,,,1 32 'M 351_ 64 'M 93 \ 4'8 _, _ ,_ _ _9 60 \ 62 63 69 66 58 4 125 0 107 "43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 33 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170202 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X 12mm Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveBearing(Outboard) .75x1.750x.625 Washer, 3/4 ld X 1-1/20d X .13 Thk Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, LH.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 ld) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke KEY NO. PART NO. 59 60 61 62 63 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 189386 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 170418 73 142884 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 93 107 108 161162 170425 170426 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 170433 109 111 112 113 170434 170435 170436 170437 116 119 120 121 170438 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 170443 170444 125 126 127 900 170445 170446 170447 166768 DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch, SpeciaIFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8 O.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316x1.50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft .71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal- O-Ring Kit Transaxle Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1 lO_ 11_ 188 216 445 967 305 1019 LABEL KiT 304 26 24[_ 847_ 523 447 842 51B 447A 51A 525_ 122@ 447A 4J 297_/_ 1017_ °' 50 524 @ 94 _ 1035 _ 654 220 @ 691 1095VALVEGASKETSET 750 7_ 1058 OWNER'S 1036 EMISSION MANUAL 51 969_ 447A_ 51A LABEL @ 1022 51B 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577, TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1 35 35 O 36 _ 3e 1022 1029 I 1100 _8 7 _ 11oo _9_ 1022 211 209 _ 914_ lO23 3j 383 _E_5 22_0_ 562 ,&° 240_ 385 _' _)_ 628_ 125J 918 _ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 108 51 276 633 @ 987 633 616 _J 104 _ 131J 43o \ _2 _]987 lOS 552 (_ 105 552A 51 742 @ 51A _ 51B 404 O 552A _:_ 691 51A 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 51A S,B_ @ 51 1127_ 276 @ 51B _ 51 O , TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1 74I_ __ _ 10_ lOTOt_ 334 8_ 1005 ___ I 1329 REPLACEMENTENGINE I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ] ] 474 332 _ _ _ 573 363 # 405 48 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3_ 20@ 802 868 943 @ 524 1109°_t 1022 _ 842 311797_ 51 51A 691 51B _ 697 52 A 797 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577, TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 5A 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 25 699751 499585 391086 699747 693998 693999 690962 499601 690937 690960 690942 697227 690360 690946 691046 690947 694966 691054 222698 499588 499590 26 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 45 46 48 50 51 51A 51B 53 54 73 74 75 89 98 104 105 108 117 118 121 122 125 127 DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) *Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) *+Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly *Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather *Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft *Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Engine Sump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) 499604 Ring Set-Piston (Standard) 499606 Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize) 690975 Lock-Piston Pin 690229 Pin-Piston 499583 Rod-Connecting 690976 Screw (Connecting Rod) 499596 Valve-Exhaust 499597 Valve-Intake 690963 Spring-Valve (Intake) 690963 Spring-Valve (Exhaust) 690964 Retainer-Valve 499586 Keeper-Valve 690977 Tappet-Valve 699748 Camshaft 692714 Short Block 699801 Manifold-Intake 690949 +* Q:l:Gasket-lntake 699803 +* Q:l:Gasket-lntake 699800 +* QSGasket-lntake 690951 Stud (Carburetor) 699816 Screw (Intake Manifold) 691055 Screen-Rotating 691057 Screw (Rotating Screen) 691056 Washer (Flywheel) 690283 Plug-Oil 699721 Kit-Idle Speed 694918 OPin-Float Hinge 698537 OVaive-FIoat Needle 699808 Valve-Choke 698784 699820 699814 699802 699807 699810 Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Spacer-Carburetor Carburetor Plug-Welch KEY NO. PART NO. 130 131 133 137 141 146 165 187 187A 188 192 209 211 212 213 216 219 220 222 227 231 240 250 252 265 267 276 287 304 305 309 310 311 332 333 334 337 358 363 383 385 387 404 405 431 445 447 447A 699809 699812 694914 698781 699811 690979 693148 699799 691049 690960 690083 692909 691019 699805 691021 691022 698231 690412 698761 691048 690718 691035 690957 690956 691024 695134 695410 690960 695277 691005 497595 690323 497608 691059 691060 691061 691043 699823 691062 690966 690960 808656 690442 697820 699806 499486 691003 690960 Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor QGasket-Float Bowl Kit-Choke Shaft Key-Timing Nut (Ring Gear) Line-Fuel Line-Fuel (Molded) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Spring-Governor Spring-Governed Idle Link-Throttle Bracket-Choke Control Link-Choke Gear-Governor Washer (Governor Lever) Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Control Screw (Choke Valve) Filter-Fuel Retainer-Breather Collector-Oil Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) +Washer-Sealing Screw (Dipstick Tube) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Motor-Starter Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Spark Plug Set-Engine Gasket Flywheel Puller Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Pump-Fuel Washer (Governor Crank) Screw (Back Plate) Elbow-Intake Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw (Air Guide Cover) Included Included 121 Included 977 Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1: + DESCRIPTION in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273780 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 467 474 505 510 513 523 524 525 544 552 552A 562 573 601 615 616 628 633 635 654 668 691 695 697 703 718 726 741 742 750 783 788 789 797 797A 798 801 802 803 842 847 851 865 865A 865B 868 691008 696459 691029 497606 692024 691036 691032 691037 692034 690552 690553 690311 691009 95162 698290 691045 690960 695414 66538 690958 691215 690657 693149 690372 691010 690959 499612 690980 690328 696999 693058 691039 698330 691029 693167 697890 691283 691286 693757 691031 499602 493880 691012 691014 691015 690968 DESCRIPTION Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick • Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Armature-Starter Bushing-Governor Crank Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Plate-Back Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) O Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft Boot-Spark Plug Nut (Carburetor) Spacer ,Seal-Governor Shaft Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Clip Pin-Locating Gear-Ring Gear-Timing Retainer-E Ring Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Gear-Pinion Bracket-Fuel Pump Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Nut (Brush Retainer) Screw (Rocker Arm) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter ,Seal-Dipstick/Tube Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Spark Plug Cover-Air Guide Cover-Air Guide Cover-Air Guide .+ Seal-Valve KEY NO. PART NO. 877 914 918 929 943 947 965 967 968 975 977 987 1005 1013 1017 1019 1022 1023 1023A 1024 1026 1026A 1027 1029 1035 1036 1051 1054 1058 1059 1070 1090 1095 1100 1119 1127 1329 1330 393456 Wire/Connector-Alternator 691127 Screw (Rocker Cover) 694000 Hose-Vacuum 691003 Screw (Choke Control Bracket) 690589 ,SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) 699728 Solenoid-Fuel 499613 Cover-Oil Pump 273638 Filter-Pre Cleaner 499788 Cover-Air Cleaner 699502 Bowl-Float 699815 Gasket Set-Carburetor 699813 OSeaI-Throttle Shaft 499603 Fan-Flywheel 690954 Nipple-Oil Filter 690770 Screen-Oil Pump 690103 Kit-Label 690971 ,+Gasket-Rocker Cover 499599 Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1) 499600 Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2) 499054 Pump-Oil 690981 Rod-Push(Steel) 690982 Rod-Push (Aluminum) 492932 Filter-Oil 690972 Arm-Rocker 691042 Shaft-Pump 695704 Label-Emission 691265 Ring-Retaining 280275 Cable-Tie 275475 Owner's Manual 698516 Kit-Screw/Washer 691674 Screw (Flywheel Fan) 691293 Retainer-Brush 699822 Gasket Set-Valve 690973 Pivot-Rocker Arm 691183 Screw (Alternator) 695407 Screw (Float Bowl) 407577-0025Replacement Engine 273521 Repair Manual -Q Included Included 121 Included 977 Included _: + DESCRIPTION in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING _ SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill. Get it fixed, at your home or ours! 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