Owner's Manual CRAFTSMAN° GARDEN TRACTOR 25.0 HP, 48" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.276022 This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications ........................... Assembly/Pre-Operation ....................... Operation ............................................... Maintenance Schedule ........................ 2 3 5 7 9 16 Maintenance ........................................ 16 Service and Adjustments ..................... 20 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover 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 not 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 not 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 nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should chase date. by fuel determined to be contamibe used within 30 days of its pur- • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY label replacement. 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, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould 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. WARNING: In order to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting,adjustingor making repairs, alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contactspark plug. WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor. WARNING: Tow onlythe attachments that are recommendedby and complywith specificationsof the manufacturerof your tractor.Use commonsensewhen towing. Operateonly at the lowestpossiblespeed when on a slope. Tooheavyof a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can losetraction with the ground and cause you to lose controlof your tractor. WARNING: Engineexhaust,some of its constituents,and certain vehicle componentscontain or emit chemicals knownto the State of Californiato cause cancerand birth defects or other reproductive harm. • 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 build- WARNING: Batteryposts,terminals and related accessoriescontain lead and lead compounds,chemicals knownto the Stateof Californiato cause cancerand birth defects or other reproductiveharm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine storage. before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. II. SLOPE 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. • 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 abso- lutely necessary. Always look down behind before and while backing. OPERATION and 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: • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use 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. • 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. @@@@@ • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall • 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 enter the area. 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. off if children • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes across. PRODUCT (15 ° Max), not SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 5.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type API-SG-SL): SAE 10W30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F Oil Capacity: W/Filter: W/O Filter: Spark (Gap: Champion Plug: .030") Ground (MPH): 4.0 Pints 3.5 Pints RC12YC Forward: Reverse: 0 - 5.8 0 - 2.1 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: 14 PSI 10PSI Charging 15 Amps @ 3600Rpm Battery: Blade Speed System: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: Bolt Torque: 45-55 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". 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. 5 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. _kWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS 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. Video Cassette ! I _-_ ] 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 10% 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. SEARS INSTALLATION 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® Keys _ SERVICE Slope Sheet Mower I I Leveling l I wrench U Your new tractor you begin. has been assembled at the factory. Review the video cassette before When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK Adjustment Knob CARTON 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 2. Remove packing materials. 3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOW TO SET CHECK UP YOUR _ _ 02G24 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) TRACTOR BATTERY 1. 1. Lift hood 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). 2. Label Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. brake po- 3. Release parking brake pedal. Place freewheel 4. disengaged position (See "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. control TO DRIVE TRACTOR Operation section _lbnction by depressing in transmission OFF for SKID location (See and of controls) WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the ! ADJUST ..... 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 i 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 "trans- SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen knobs. adjustment 2. Lower seat into operating sit in seat. position and 3. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. 4. 5. 7 mission engaged" position (See "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual). Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking brake. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest tion. posi- 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Release parking brake. 8. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake. 10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. 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 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. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. #'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). v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. v" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. v" 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: v" Engine oil is at proper level. v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, lar unleaded gasoline. clean, regu- v" Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. v" Be sure brake system ing condition. is in safe operat- v" 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). These symbols may appearon your tractoror in literaturesuppliedwith the product. Learn and understandtheir meaning. R N H REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH I",1 LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION 6 ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING ol BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT 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 DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY damage. 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, it 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, 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. KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ammeter Light Switch Position Ignition Choke Control Attachment Clutch Switch Throttle Control Motion Drive Belt Tension Handle Lift Lever Plunger Brake Pedal Attachment Lift Lever Parking Brake Lever Motion Control Lever Height Adjustment Knob , f Approx. Speed: 3MPH Free Wheel Control Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH LIFT - Used LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. PARKING BRAKE LEVERLocks brake pedal into the brake position. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the tractor and starting the engine. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to speed and direction of tractor. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. MOTION DRIVE BELT TENSION HAN- adjust the mower cutting height. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. DLE - Used when changing motion drive belt and, if necessary, starting engine under extremely cold conditions. 10 SAFETYGLASSES The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING • Never use choke to stop engine. 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 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 brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. 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 pping tractor on grass areas. AUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Choke Control TO USE THROTTLE Push-In to Attachment Clutch ngage" Switch Pull Out to "Engage" Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. Throttle Control. • Full throttle formance. Motion Control _ever Pedal ustment Knob "Disengaged" Brake Pedal Position "Drive" Position - DRIVE - - 2. 3. • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". FORWARD AND CAUTION: Do not attempt to operate motion control lever when the parking brake is set or when the brake pedal is depressed. Doing so may result in misadjustment to the drive control system. The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way down. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever returns to neutral (N) position when the brake pedal is fully depressed. ENGINE CONTROL BACKWARD • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. GROUND per- 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 TO MOVE BLADES offers the best mower TO USE CHOKE STOPPING MOWER CONTROL to • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. 11 neutral (N) position. Release parking brake. Slowly move motion control desired position. lever to TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT Retainer Spring The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. • Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (_) to lower cutting height. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. TO OPERATE 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. Lower mower with attachment lift control. • 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 GAUGE Pin MOWER 3. Start mower blades by engaging tachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES - WHEELS at- engage attachment clutch control. CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. 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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height. 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out to "Engage" Attachemnt Lift Lever High Position // Push-In to "Disengage" Deflector 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 provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. 12 • Avoid stopping hills. or changing speed BEFORE on CHECK • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever TO TRANSPORT towing your tractor, be transmission by placing in freewheeling position. is located at the rear Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and 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. Transmission ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom CARTS AND Engaged Disengaged OTHER of 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. _I, CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°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. 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 ENGINE • 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. 1. Transmission THE 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. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. returns to neutral (N) position when the brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. When pushing or sure to disengage freewheel control Freewheel control drawbar of tractor. STARTING ENGINE 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. 13 TO START ENGINE NOTE: In extreme cold conditions, if engine will not start you may need to disengage the motion drive belt as follows: 1. Be sure parking brake is engaged. 2. Remove retainer spring from the drive belt tension handle to relieve belt tension. 3. Start engine and allow it to warm up for three (3) minutes. 4. Shut-off engine and engage parking brake. 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 brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. 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. 6. 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. WARM above) WEATHER STARTING 5. Engage drive belt tension handle replace the retainer spring. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM and UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. 2. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. Place the motion control lever in 3. neutral. Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly return to operating position. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). (50 ° F and 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. 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 disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. 14 3. 4. MOWING Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake. Move motion control lever to full TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be 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 engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of 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. manual). Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. Disengage parking brake. 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 now ready for normal operation. 7. ( 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. 15 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE f F4 y4 2"SERV'OE Check BrakePressure Operation Check Tire T R A _ Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems Mower ll_ li_ Blades T_ Lubrication 0 Check Battery R Clean Battery and Terminals Chart Level Check Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine Change Cooling v' Oil Level Engine Change N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen E Engine Oil (without Muffler/Spark Replace Clean if _,.2 V' iz,.2 eil filter) iv' Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling Fins V' Replace Spark Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Plug Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL if Oil (with eil filter) E Inspect _, and Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace DATES under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or v' 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-tree battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot belt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. conditions. LUBRICATION RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some 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. (!_ SI: Zerk Front Wheel Bearing zerk CHART Spindle Zerk Front Wheel Bearing zerk l(tb Sector Gear Teeth • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. (l_bGeneral Purpose Grease (2bRefer to Maintenance "ENGINE" A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. Engine Section 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 BEFORE EACH USE the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 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. 16 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. OPERATION 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.(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). f_ _ade _\ _Mandrel _./_._'_'_ Assembly TIRES Blade B olt/_ ___\Star (Special)" Cenier Hole-"_.."_ • 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 TO SHARPEN 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. SYSTEM 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 attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. 5/8" Bolt BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE BLADE Center Hole 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. REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. 17 Adding or checking not necessary. TO CLEAN level of electrolyte BATTERY is SAE VISCOSITY AND TERMINALS 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 F -20 c J0 0 30 -2o TEMPERATURE -1_ 40 _ RANGE ANTICIPATED 60 ;0 BEFORE 80 10 100 _0 45 NEXT OIL CHANGE e 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. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. COOLING 1. 2. 3. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Install the drain tube onto the fitting. Open drain valve by using a 7/16" (11 mm) wrench turning counterclockwise. Oil Drain Valve To Open • 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. PUMP 32 oilvisccha_14 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. TRANSAXLE GRADES To Close FLUID Drain Tube 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. 4. 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. 5. 6. ENGINE LUBRICATION 7. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. 18 After oil has drained completely, close the drain valve turning clockwise. Use the 7/16" (11 mm)wrench to apply a small amount of torque to keep it closed. Do not over tighten. Remove the drain tube and store in a safe place. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE OIL FILTER 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. MUFFLER 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 Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 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. Loosen knob and remove TO SERVICE cover. PRE-CLEANER 2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 1. Remove nut and cartridge plate. 2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 3. Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 4. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. 5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob. 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 4. Cartridge Foam Pre-Cleaner Rubber Seal \ Plate CLEAN gaso- 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. Nut Knob clamps are properly positioned. Immediately wipe up any spilled line. 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. 19 I_IbWARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER- Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 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. TRACTOR TO REMOVE 1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. 3. Lower mower to its lowest position. 4. Remove retainer spring holding anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-sway bar from bracket. 5. Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly and remove plate. 6. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. tor shield to right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. 6. 7. Raise attachment lift to its highest position. 8. Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. Slide mower out from under of tractor. TO INSTALL MOWER 9. 7. 8. right side Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops up as shown. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate and mower brackets. Front Mower Bracket Chassis Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley Front Plate .=_L--_ Single Loop Retainer Springs Double Loop Retainer Springs Retainer Spring Bracket Anti-Sway Bar Flanged Pins USE PLIERS FOR Suspension Arms :_ETAINERSPRING_ Double Loop Up (Outward pointing Retainer deck pins)Springs Deflector Shield 20 ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain • 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 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. with double loop retainer spring. 10. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 11. Raise deck to highest position. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground such as a carport or garage. 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 BUBBLE LEVEL NOTE: surface If necessary, below tractor Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground A WITH check side-to-side for levelness with a Pedal _GROUNDLINE_ A _ent FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level sideto-side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades should be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its ,_g hest position. CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B" at front and rear tip of blade • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. • If adjustment is necessary, under left hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. • Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. Lines / _Suspension long board and the bubble level. • Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. • From left side of tractor, find the level decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. • Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. Bubble Between Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bubble Level Level Decal Left Hand Footrest 21 NOTE: Each full turn of nut "C" will TO REPLACE change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16". • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower MOWER 1. at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. 2. 3. • To raise front of blade, loosen nut "D" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side 4. DRIVE MOWER DRIVE BELT BELT REMOVAL Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. Lower mower to its lowest position. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 5. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring. 6. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 7. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 8. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 9. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 10. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. adjustment. MOWER BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 11. Install belt in both idlers. 12. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 13. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley. 14. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly. 15. Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to rear deck bracket with retainer spring. 16. Reassemble R.H. mandrel cover. Nut Trunnion Front Plate Assembly 22 I R.H. Mandrel Cover Electric Pulley Idler Pulleys R.H. Mandrel Spring Arm R.H. Suspension Arm Primary Idler Arm TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE ONDARY) DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on parking brake. 1. Remove mower MOWER" in this 2. Remove screws mandrel covers REMOVE MOWER level surface. (SEC- 10. Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that they rotate freely. 11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and secondary spring arm. Engage (See "TO REMOVE section of manual). from R.H. and L.H. and remove covers. DRIVE INSTALL BELT manual). 3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. MOWER (SECONDARY) 7. 8. 9. BLADE BELT REINSTALL MOWER DRIVE BELT (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of manual). 14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley and around both idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to remove slack. BLADE DRIVE DRIVE 12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 13. Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of REMOVE NEW MOWER (SECONDARY) BELT 15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely tighten all screws. 16. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in all grooves correctly. 17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel pulley. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel pulley. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. manual). 23 L.H. Secondary Idler Arm Idler Pulley pring Secondary Arm Center Mower Blade (Secondary) Drive Belt R.H. Mandrel TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT 2. CLUTCH The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made by a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. 2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot loca- engaged" 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. TO ADJUST Contact center. BRAKE a Sears TO REPLACE tions cut in the side of brake plate. NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. .012" TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE 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 1. BELT - 2. Create slack in belt by removing retainer spring from drive belt tension handle. 3. Remove belt from all idler pulleys, transaxle pulley and then from engine pulley. BELT INSTALLATION 1. BRAKE Park tractor on a level, dry concrete paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. DRIVE ual.) Brake Plate ,_ Nylon Locknut (3) MOTION service Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this man- BELT REMOVAL Slot (3) or other qualified Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom of left footrest. 1. Rotor- Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- or 2. 3. 4. 24 - Install new belt around engine pulley first, then around transaxle pulley and lastly into all the idler pulleys. Check to be sure belt is positioned correctly and is on proper side of all belt keepers. Engage the drive belt tension handle and replace the retainer spring. Reinstall mower. FRONT WHEEL The front wheel TOE-IN/CAM toe-in BER and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or Retainer Spring Drive Belt Tension Handle camber, contact service center. TO REMOVE FRONT Engine Pulley L_ V-Idler Clutching Idler Belt Keeper Clutching Flat Idler TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - --- - 1. 2. Block rear axle securely. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal. 3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. 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. LE- The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Park Tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning ignition key to "OFF" position and engage parking brake. 2. Loosen the adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel. 3. Move motion control lever to the neutral position. 4. Tighten the adjustment bolt. "----" ' WHEEL FOR REPAIRS Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal. 3. Repair tire and reassemble. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. REAR WHEEL - Belt Keeper Flat Idler Belt Keeper WHEEL 1. 2. Transaxle Pulley Belt Keeper a Sears or other qualified Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover TO START TERY Adjustment Bolt ENGINEWITH AWEAK BAT- _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT REMOVAL/ If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of 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. TO ADJUST MENT If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. STEERING WHEEL 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. ALIGN- TO ATTACH wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. 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. 25 2. Connect one end of the BLACK 8. 9. cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK TO REPLACE 1. 2. cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, BLACK 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. and __ (Red) Cable _Q""_I_ _-_"Y •.. Negative (Black) _ Cable Negative 2. 3. 4. 02614 REPLACING cause running, or wiring section. Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD SEMBLY 1. Raise hood. Weak or Dead Battery out of the hole in the Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE Hex Bolt _itive Terminal Guard BULB 3. 1. Terminal Keps Nut Access .-s-:-:_:"_-..... _ Door ;_:_:_ . _ - HEADLIGHT Raise hood. Pull bulb holder backside of the grill. 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 REVERSE cable first from chassis Close terminal access doors. Close hood. Fully Charged Battery AND GRILL AS- Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. BATTERY _WARNING: 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 Headlight Wire Connector 26 ENGINE TO ADJUST Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE 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. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 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. Reassemble air cleaner. 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 speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Idle Fuel Adjusting Needle (If Equip CHOKE CONTROL Closed For Full Choke _. Idle Speed Adjusting Screw _rottle Control Cable TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: Choke Control Cable In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. 01_8 Stop Screw Clamp Screw IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY 1. 27 SETTING - Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 1 With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING - 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. 4. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine speed decreases and then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION 5. Move throttle TEST control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. 28 ance indicates 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. WARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this 2. 3. 4. 5. blended fuels 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 car- manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. BATTERY 3. • 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 4. Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline to another. from one season • 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. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois- • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ture. 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 FUEL that alcohol (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. SYSTEM engine IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experi- 29 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. 3. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged Carburetor out of wiring. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 11. Extreme Cold Conditions 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. but 8. 9. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 11. See "To start engine" in operation section. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. 1. Depress 2. Disengage clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Loose or damaged Carburetor out of adjustment. wiring. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2. Brake pedal not depressed Attachment clutch 3. 4. engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Faulty solenoid 8. is or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Engine clicks will not start attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 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. 6. 7. Engine will not turn over Fill fuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before 4. 5. 6. 7. adjustment. Hard to start 1. 2. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 30 brake pedal. attachment Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. 2. 3. 4. service center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate PROBLEM Loss of power CHART: section in manual CAUSE service center 1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. plug wire loose. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/ fins. air screen/fins. 3. 4. 5. 6. Clean underside of mower housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment, 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13. Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment, 15. Contact a Sears qualified service 1. Worn, 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. . Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged . part(s). Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . operator leaves seat with attachment clutch to Sears CORRECTION 11. Dirty engine Engine continues to run when directed 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower, 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 10. Spark Excessive vibration unless or other center. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. engaged Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 4. . deck not level. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 2. 3. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower 4. housing. Contact a Sears 5. qualified service center. Clean around mandrels . open vent holes. or other to TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CORRECTION CAUSE 2. Replace 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Engine 1. 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. 4. 5. Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. speed too slow. too fast. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge 1. Switch 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. 1. Turn switch "ON". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. 2. Faulty light switch. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. 5. Blown fuse. 5. Replace 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. 2. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 3. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. Replace regulator. 4. Replace Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 1. 2. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. 1. 2. 3. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" is "OFF". mower drive belt. 2. 3. 4. 4. Loss of drive 1. Remove obstruction. 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. . Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 32 . fuse. alternator. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 SCHEMATIC BLACK RED BATTERY SOLENOID I RED RED _ I FUSE AMMETER (OPTIONAL) STARTER BLACK I WHITE J RED BLACK I I CLUTCH I © B )G ELECTRIC F H I I I CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) I • RED SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) D PTO (DISENGAGED) I I I • I GROUNDING BLUE (_ CONNECTOR ............................ 9-A2_.............................................................................................................. SPARK PLUGS FUEL i _/_LINE --Ii ............. IGNITION II I --[ _ UNIT _ GAP ON TVVI_ _E°N GI N ES) I I CHARGING FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID SYSTEM 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM OUTPUT _5AMPoc @36O0RPM _// / (REGULATOR DISCONNECTED I ................................. REGULATOR ALTERNATOR ] HEADLIGHTS PTO SWITCH IGNITION POSITION SWITCH CIRCUIT OFF M+G+A1 ON+LIGHTS B+A1 ON B + A1 START B+S+A1 "MAKE" NONE L+A2 NONE NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. I POSITION I OFF ON CIRCUIT C+G,B+H C+F,B+E,A+D DA © 02742 REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 33 GFC NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS PTO SWITCH CONNECTOR TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 ELECTRICAL 33 i_ I I 11 1_ \1 27 12 34 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 144927 74760412 Battery Bolt Hex Head 8 10 7603J 145211 Tray, Battery Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc 11 12 16 150109 145769 176138 Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In 21 22 25 26 175688 4152J 185456 108824X Harness Socket Bulb Light Cable, Battery Fuse 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 73510400 170697 121305X 175566 140403 188032 154336 122822X Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Harness Ign. Cover, Terminal Ammeter 50 52 79 81 174652 141940 175242 109748X Switch, PTO Hourmeter Adaptor Bulbholder Asm incandescent Relay Asm. 1/4-20 x 3/4 Light W/4152J uric NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 SV TRACTOR -- MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,276022 153 138 151 158 37 122 150 122 .156 6 21 56 I _o 19 2 \ 86 chassis-stealth_43-vgt 36 TRACTOR -- MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,276022 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 4 5 180375 175282 73680700 187934X428 Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Nut 7/16-14 Dash 6 7 8 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 43 44 45 47 157882 17720408 184668 175260X615 121794X 17000612 174515X615 19131312 STD523710 STD541437 179717X615 179716X615 145052 161419 161327 161326 177018 19111116 17060512 178510X615 175278 136939 136940 176018 17490608 Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Battery Hood Asm Cover, Access Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Grille Washer 13/32x13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Footrest, RH Footrest, LH Saddle, Hydro Brace, Supt 1-pcVGT Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Plate Asm Engine Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga. Screw 5116-18 x 314 Fender Pnt Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Asm., Susp Chas.Rh ScrewThdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2 50 56 58 68 86 91 99 122 130 138 139 142 144 148 150 152 153 156 157 158 161 162 175476 176016 183569 17490508 74780616 180374 177143 161464 171875 179125X428 171873 161897 161900 164655 175352 177956 179761 17000512 161840 17670608 179612X428 142432 Bracket, Chassis Front Bracket Asm., Susp Chas. Lh Bracket Asm., Fender ScrewThdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 uric x 1 Rail, Frame Lh Rod By Pass Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Cup Holder Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Extrusion Bumpers Duct Heat Hood Shield Browning Lightbox Asm WlLens Screw 5t16-18 x 3/4 Lens Bar Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Console Fuel Window Screw Hex 1/4-1/2 uric 165 183554 Bracket Support Tank NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 GROUND DRIVE 46 68 35 64 37 38 5i 34 127 148 151 <. .;_" /p °, 133 77 .148 111 114_- 23 9 69 33 112 drive 6-vgt 38 f_ --..,,_. _× 148 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 2 3 7070E 7563R Transaxle Hydro Gear 331-3000 (See Breakdown) Key 1/4 x 2.5 Washer Thrust 94 98 106 107 133835 141004 142918 154739 6 7 9 20 22 23 29 33 34 35 36 37 STD561210 140507 140080 73940800 180235 130564 176600 12000053 71673 137648 149412 121749X Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Bolt, Hub Nut Lever Asm Shift Lower Knob Brake, Rod Ring E Cap, Parking Brake Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 108 111 112 114 117 120 121 122 142917 156240 178558 73800500 73900600 17000612 175611 72010520 123 124 125 183254 165492 17490510 38 39 40 41 42 46 48 50 52 55 56 58 150035 74321016 178575 73931000 8883R 145170 72110614 131494 127783 105706X 161597 74760724 Nyliner Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1 Actuator, Interlock Switch Nut Centerlock 10-24 unc Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spring Bolt, 318-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Pulley, Idler, Grooved Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2 126 166002 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 135 137 138 177362 176624 179473 19131016 76020312 175467 175468 177364 1685H 1370H 61 64 65 68 69 70 143995 176601 179613 STD571812 123800X 179121X428 Pulley, Transaxle Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal Bolt, Shoulder Pin, Roll Washer Console AutomaticYT/GT 142 143 145 146 147 151 175469 17000512 163168 140462 141322 74760514 73 74 77 89 74490548 142432 74780720 73680700 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x 3 Gr. 5 Screw HexWsh. Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 Bolt Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 unc 152 153 178705 4997H 1 DESCRIPTION Fastener Christmas Bracket Shift Tree O-Ring Asm Hydro Gear Line Fuel Hydro 15" VGT Cap Asm Vent Hydro Gear Spacer Shift Lever VGTH Washer Nylon High Temp Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 70109 uric Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Bracket Strap Torque Bolt RDHD SQ 5/16-18 unc x 2-1/2 Rod Shift Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Screw 5/16-18 x 5t8 Washer SRRTD 51161D x 1.0 x .125 Link Control Clutch Spring Drive GRND Bracket Asm Idler Tensioning Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Pin Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 LH VGT Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 RH VGT Link Asm Control Hydro 3500 Nut Lock 5/16-18 NC Thd Washer Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32 Strap Torque Screw Thdrol HG-3500 5/16-18 x 3t4 Washer Axle Flange HG-3000 Fan 7" Hydro Washer Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 7/8 Bolt Hex 5116-18 x 1 Retainer Spring NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 STEERING 23 22 13 / 15 i \ 36 34 13 /31 13 33 I j- 32 \ 29 6 <" \ \, 42 < 28 / / 16 49 0 J J 18_ steering 13-vgt 40 i I I \ I I iI 1 III TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 STEERING KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 41 42 44 45 46 47 49 50 51 52 53 159944X428 178557 183226 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 184946X505 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 STD541537 186814 175572 156011 163887X428 159945 155105 152927 159946X428 3366R 17000612 104239X 138136 19111610 STD551131 74780512 187039 186799 155246 17490508 160135X428 19182411 19131610 179471 175820 73900600 73940800 175553 188967 DESCRIPTION Wheel, Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 unc Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 unf Shaft Asm., Steering Draglink Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Boot, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steering Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw Cap, Wheel Steering Bearing, Col. Strg. Screw, 318-16 x 3/4 Bearing, Flange Bushing, Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32xlx10Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5t16 Bolt Fin Hex 5116-18 unc x 314 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rod Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97 ScrewThdrol 5116-18 x 112 Tyt Extension, Steering Washer 9/16 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga. Washer Flat 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Bracket Asm Idler Stationary Pulley Idler Flat Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Clip Steering .750 Washer Hardened NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 ENGINE 69 2O n 82 84 7O I n _86 I 12 18 11 15 85 37 9 28 26 29 8 27 39 SPARK ARRESTER 40 KIT engine-kohber22_17-vgt KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 15 18 20 21 22 24 26 27 28 29 37 149723 121361X 177748 175287 179335 143996 179115 179124X428 177328X428 171875 187768X428 STD551237 3645J 139277 7834R 137180 123487X KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV730-0029 Muffler 39 40 41 17490636 17490664 126197X 42 STD551143 ScrewTT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 uric Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 unc Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250 Washer Lock 7/16 47 62 69 70 71 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 175288 146629 24-041-49 175545 175546 M73030800 188800 188799 171877 17060624 179953 184362 Spacer Engine Shield Heat Muffler Gasket Tube Exhaust LH Tube Exhaust RH Nut Flange Tube Drain Oil Valve Oil Drain Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 314 Screw 318-16 x 1-1/2 Bolt Hex 7/16 - 20 x 3.75 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Flange Toplock M8-1.25 Pulley V-Idler Keeper Asm. Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt 96 Cap Asm Fuel W/Gauge Control Throttle Screw hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 Control Choke Washer Ext Tooth 3/8 Bushing Stern Tank Fuel Fuel Line Spark Arrester Clamp Hose x 3/4 Kit NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 SEAT ASSEMBLY 10 5 18 19 17 37 12 21 I I % I KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 180598 180166 140675 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 180186 121246X 121248X 72050412 Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Fender Assembly Clip, Push In, Hinged Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Spring, Seat Cprsn Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/Sems Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 seat12-vgt KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 37 121249X 123740X 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 73800500 Spacer, Split Spring, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Washer 17t32 x 1-3t16 x 12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut, Lock Hx w/Ins. 5/16-18 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 DECALS 17 17 3 18 15 15 10 12 26 13 8 22 25 23 14 2O 11 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 164094 149516 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 186242 186243 140837 133644 185980 177918 186572 156439 181252 177554 186403 175291 186725 16 KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Decal Dash Decal Battery DNGR/PSN ENG Asm Decal Hood RH Decal Hood LH Decal Brake Parking Saddle Decal Maintenance Decal Engine Decal Engine Decal Fender 16 17 18 19 20 178482 177665 164065 138047 181470 Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal 22 23 25 26 - - - - - - 177914 106202X 177917 177916 179768X428 166960 179769X428 191267 191268 Decal Engine Logo Reflector, Taillight Decal Engine LH Decal Engine RH Pad Footrest LH Decal Drawbar CNTRL Pad Footrest RH Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish Decal Fender Danger Decal FTREST Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Decal Replacement Decal V-Belt Schem Decal Hood Side Pnl WHEELS AND TIRES 2 4 7 10 5 9 \ Deck HVYDTY Dash Panel Insert Strg Battery Deck Level KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 -- Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Rim Asm Front Tube, Front (Service Item Only) Tire, Front Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange(Front Wheel Only) Cap Axle (Front Wheel Only) Tire Rear Tube Rear (Service Item Only) Rim Asm Rear Fitting Grease Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) 59192 65139 106228X624 8134H 105588X 278H 9040H 104757X428 106230X 7154J 106277X624 6856M 144334 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 LIFT ASSEMBLY lO\ / 23 7o lift KEY NO. PART NO, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 lO 11 12 23 24 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 121006X 180045 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 175830 175831X505 183894 175375 163552 STD624008 73350800 73680800 150233 110807X STD551037 137150 STD560907 137167 rh 8 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29132 x 1-114 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Plunger, Button Spring Link Lift 35 38 39 40 138057 155097 123935X 17060516 Knob, Inf 3/8-16 unc Pointer, Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw Hex Wsh 5t16-18 41 42 175994 19112410 Nut, Lift Link 7/16-20 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. 43 70 72 73 123934X 145212 110452X 73350600 Scale, Indicator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Retainer Spring Retainer, Spring Nut, Jam Hex 112-13 unc Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 unc 74 75 76 77 78 79 175802 175805 175560 176205 175689 175378 Arm Susp. Rear RH Plate Asm. Susp. Front Pin, Flange Trunnion Susp. Arm Trunnion Susp. Front Arm, susp. R LH DESCRIPTION Trunnion, Infin Height Nut, Special Washer 13132 x 5t8 x 16 Ga. Spring, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod, Adj Lift x 1 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 MOWER DECK 46 _(,49 I 46 52 _49 3 130 3 I 121 42! I 47 / 97' 21 I 26 18 mower_deck.481owcost_stlt_2 46 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276022 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 180358 Deck Weldment 42 165723 3 5 6 178915 4939M 178024 8 174365 11 180054 - - 173921 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 37 39 174360 174358 110485X 174493 72110610 72140505 132827 174378 73680500 105304X 178102 110452X 180655X428 19111016 131491 173984 187690 174346 178342 177968 174375 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension, Rear (Sway Bar) Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade (The following blades are avail able) Blade, 48" Hi-lift (For bagging and discharging) Blade, 48" Mulching (For mulching mowers only) Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing Housing Mandrel Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper Mandrel Deck Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18 Baffle, Vortex Mower Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion Nut, Push Deflector Shield Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw, Thdroll Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 Pulley, Idler, 48" Primary Pulley, Idler, Driven 43 45 46 47 48 49 50 52 56 57 97 98 99 100 110 111 113 116 117 118 119 121 126 130 131 184 -- 174373 180806 137729 180808 174368 73900600 72110612 175820 155986 156941 178515 179479 184058 72110616 175016 174610 72110506 184219 174873 73930600 19121414 174371 174372 17000616 19131606 173979 174356 -- 186353 DESCRIPTION Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Secondary Cover, Mandrel Deck Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5t8 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary V-Belt, Mower, Primary Nut 3/8-16 unc Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley Idler Flat Bar Pnt Adj. Pin Head Rivet Washer Hardened Spring Primary Drive Pulley Idler"V" Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 2 Arm Spring Secondary Arm Spring Fixed Tension Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4 Bolt, Shoulder Gauge Wheel Nut, Centerlock 318-16 unc Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Spring Secondary Drive Arm, idler, Primary Deck Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0.BIk Washer 13t32 x 114 x 16 Ga. Keeper Belt Idler Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes Key Nos. 13-15) Replacement Mower, Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 331-3000 917,276022 /62 J /57 ] i _!41 _53 ............... 52 --54 48 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 331-3000 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 161122 178317 169522 161125 142932 142928 142933 142934 169523 169524 150771 161126 142978 142977 169050 169525 161127 169526 161128 161129 161130 169527 142941 161132 161133 142940 178318 178319 169528 142967 150787 169529 142945 142952 142953 142965 150797 178320 178343 169530 169531 144581 161139 178321 169533 161142 Main Housing Assembly R.H. Housing Assembly Center Section Assembly Spacer Seal-Lip Wire Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Ball Bearing Cradle Bearing Variable Swashplate Thrust Bearing 30 X 52 X 13 input Shaft Block Thrust Washer Arm - Trunnion 10cc Cylinder Block Assembly 21cc Cylinder Block Assembly Output (Motor) Shaft Thrust Bearing 42 X 68 X 16 Control Arm Spacer 16t Pinion Gear Capscrew, M6 X 1-22 Slot Guide Trunnion Arm Trunnion Bushing Lip Seal Arm Return Arm Actuating 5/16-24 Stud Puck, Friction Bypass Plate Bypass Actuator Lip Seal Bypass Arm Retaining Ring Pin Screw Puck Screw-Self Tapping Lower Cover Gerotor Assembly O-Ring Gerotor Cover Filter Charge Manifold Retainer, Motor Bearing 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 106 108 110 111 116 117 120 121 122 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 134 136 137 138 139 169535 161157 161153 142884 178322 161159 161160 161161 161162 161163 161164 178323 178324 178325 178326 169536 178327 142969 142980 169537 169538 150798 161166 178328 142918 142917 169539 161168 142883 169540 178329 178330 142887 161172 161173 142885 142886 161174 142882 169544 178331 178332 178333 178334 161176 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 161143 161144 161145 161146 161147 161148 161149 161150 161151 161152 161153 169534 161154 161155 161156 Pin, Carrier 15t Planet Gear 7t Spur Gear 21t Sun Gear Planet Thrust Plate 51t Ring Gear Planetary Carrier Miter Gear, Diff. (Splined) Miter Gear, Diff. Shaft, Differential Diff. Thrust Plate Flange Bearing Washer Washer Hex Jam Nut, 518-18 141 144 145 146 151 152 153 155 157 180 203 900 178335 169545 169546 169547 161181 178336 142914 178337 169548 169549 178338 166773 917.276022 DESCRIPTION Ball Brg 6205-1 Seal 1"ld X 2.0472" Shaft, Axle Washer Gasket Material X 0.375" Torx Head Screw, 5/16-18 Needle Bearing (Sce1412) Washer2 Retaining Ring Lip Seal (0.875i.D.X1.3o.D.X0.25 Brake Disk Washer Screw 5t16-24 Bearing Spacer Oring, 0.070 X 0.239 Screw Spring, Friction Pack Spacer, Friction Pack Hex Lock Nut 5116-24 Sleeve Oil Bearing Spacer, Trunnion Plug Fitting-O Ring Ass'y Cap Vent Ass'y Retaining Ring Std Hdls Pin Puck, Brake Rib Neck Bolt, 2" Brake Yoke Arm, Brake Pins, Brake Lockwasher, Nut, 1/4-20 Nut, Castle Cotter Pin 1/4" Spacer Puck Plate Rib Neck Bolt, 3" 1 Spring Spring Extension Pin Spring Bolt Self Tapping Washer, 7/8od X 0.265id Thk X 0.125 Spring Brake O Ring, 2.864 Id X 0.070 Thk Spring, Relief Ball, 7t16 Comp. Spring, Brake Anti-Drag Brake Pull Rod Plug, Straight Kit Fan Thread Screw O-Ring Manifold Kit Kit Seal Transaxle, complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 .'YLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I H/8 _J 7 _ j13 --14 28 15 271_ _17 /1 23_.@ /25 2J_ __._/27 C:' 3 / 22 20-- 12 _ O--19 10 @...18 © 15/° 5O TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0029 HEADNALVEIBREATHER KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-033-03-S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 35. DESCRIPTION Kit, breather coverw/gasket (includes 2, 3) 24-041-50-S Gasket, breather 24-096-87-S Cover, breather M-645020-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x20 (4) 25 139 60-S Plug, hex. ctsk. 1/8' 25-351-01-S Lifter, valve (4) 24-755-66-S Kit, valve train (Includes 8, 11, 12) Rod, push (4) 24-411-05-S Kit, cylinder head gasket (2) 24-841-03-S (Includes 13) 24-318-72-S Head assembly, #2 cylinder 25-186-01 -S Arm, rocker (4) 24-599-01 -S Pivot, rocker arm (4) 12 086 16-S Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x90 (8) 66-086-07-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34 (4) 24-755-141-S Kit, valve cover - plain (includes 16,17) 24-153-28-S O-Ring M-651030-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x30 (4) 24-445-01 -S Strap, lifting 24-016-01-S Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2) 24-016-02-S Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) 24-017-01-S Valve, intake (Std.) (2) 24-017-02-S Valve, intake (.25) (2) 66-032-05-S Seal, valve stem (2) Retainer, spring (4) 235011 -S 24-089-02-S Spring, valve (4) 12-173-01-S Cap, valve spring (4) 12-755-03-S Kit, retainer (4) 24-318-69-S Head assembly, #1 cylinder 24-755-142-S Kit, valve cover - breather (Includes 16,17,29) 25-313-03-S Grommet, rubber 24-755-57-S Kit, breather separator (includes 29,31-34) Screw, hex. flange M-545016-S M5x0.Sx16 (2) Strap, breather 24-445-02-S Bracket, breather separator 24-126-44-S 24-112-12-S Spacer Hose, breather 24-326-55-S CRANKCASE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Seal, front oil Crankcase (USE: Miniblock 24 782 14) Fitting 24-294-13-S Pin, locating (6) 24-380-13-S Connecting Rod (Std.) (2) 24-067-13-S Connecting Rod (.25) (2) 24-067-14-S Piston wiring Set (Std.) (2) 24-874-08-S (Includes 7, 8) 24-874-16-S Piston wiRing Set (.08) 24-874-20-S Piston wiRing Set (.25) 24-874-21-S Piston wiRing Set (.50) Ring Set (Std. & .08) (2) 24-108-05-S 24-108-06-S Ring Set (.25) 24-108-07-S Ring Set (.50) 24-018-01-S Retainer, piston pin (4) 12-422-09-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-13-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-07-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-08-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-10-S Shim, camshaft 12-422-11 -S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-12- S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 24-012-16-S Camshaft 52-139-09-S Plug, cup M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 (2) 24-018-04-S Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) 24-402-05-S 12-153-01-S O-Ring, lower oil fill tube 24-126-19-S Bracket, oil fill tube 12-123-04-S Tube, oil fill M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 12-153-02-S O-Ring upper oil fill tube Dipstick assemb y (Includes 24-038-04-S 21, 22) 24-755-46-S Kit oil fill cap (includes 22) 25 153 02-S O-Ring, dipst ck 24-018-09-S Ring, retainer M-931010-S Washer, nylon (top) 28-032-09-S Seal, governor cross shaft 24-468-15-S Washer (bottom) 24-144-38-S Shaft, governor cross 24-032-01-S 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL I BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLESJ 1 3 19-_3 7 6 17- I AIR INTAKE J 17 \ 7 10_ \ 20 52 18 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 BLOWER IGNITION/ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 54-755-15-S 2. M-403025-S 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. X-25-92-S 24-112-04-S 25-086-47-S 24-157-08-S 12-086-14-S 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 12-468-03-S X-42-15-S 24-025-01-S 41-403-09-S X-25-92-S 24-086-18-S DESCRIPTION Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4, & 24-113-18S) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4) Washer, plain 5/16" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4) Fan Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8" Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer, plain 3/16" (3) Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8 236602-S 12-132-02-S M-548025-S PART NO. 1. 2. 3. 24-027-114-S Housing, blower (Includes 2) 24-100-01-S Nut, plastic (2) M-551016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl 6 M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl 6 (3) M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx20 (4) M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0xl 6 (6) 24-146-16-S Plate, backing - # 2 side 24-146-20-S Plate, backing - # 1 side 24-063-39-S Baffle, cylinder barrel - # 2 side 24-063-58-S Baffle, cylinder barrel - # 1 side M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl 0 (2) 24-063-14-S Baffle, valley - #2 side 24-063-60-S Baffle, valley - #1 side 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 17. 54-755-09-S 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24 126 71-S 48-154-02-S X-25-63-S 24-584-01-S M-545020-S 23. 235173-S NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-126-137-S 24-176-82-S 25-454-03-S 24-113-18-S Connector (3 contact) Spark Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2) Kit, 15 amp stator (Includes 18) Bracket, stator wire Clip, cable Washer, plain 1/4" Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex flange M5x0.Sx20 (4) Clip, cable & BAFFLES KEY NO. (2) 14. 15. 16. HOUSING 12. 13. DESCRIPTION NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-096-85-S Cover, blower housing 25-086-91-S Screw, tapping 10-16xl/2" (2) Decal, clear lamination 25-113-39-S AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 54-755-01-S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Bracket, ground strap Harness, wiring Tie, wire (3) Decal, grass screen 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. DESCRIPTION Kit, knob with seal (Includes 2,3) 20-341-01-S Knob, cover 24-153-20-S O-Ring 24-096-67-S Cover, air cleaner 12-100-01-S Wing Nut 24-096-01-S Cover, inner air cleaner 231032-S Seal, breather 24-083-05-S Precleaner, element 24-083-03-S Element, air cleaner 24-109-09-S Cup, fuel spit-back 24-041-13-S Gasket, fuel spit-back cup 24-094-34-S Base, air cleaner 24-041-14-S Gasket, air cleaner base 24-164-51-S Manifold, intake (Includes 15,16) 24 041 52-S Gasket, carburetor 24 153 27-S O-Ring, intake port (2) M-651040-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x40 (4) 24 126 130-S Bracket, air cleaner base M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 (2) 24-063-51-S Baffle, spit-back cup NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 STARTING SYSTEM I ENGINE CONTROLS J 26 _25 OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I J _j6 ® ® @t 8 10/_ 11/"0 18J_ 17 16 54 5 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 STARTING KEY NO. PART NO. 1. M-839080-S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. OIL PAN/LUBRICATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x80 (2) 25-098-09-S Starter, solenoid shift (In cludes 3-7) 25 086 113-S Screw, external torx hd. (3) 25-435-05-S Kit, solenoid (Includes 3) 25-755-33-S Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6) 25-141-05-S Ring 25-221-01-S Kit, brush ENGINE CONTROLS KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 24 211 03-S 24-090-33-S M-641060-S 24-089-01-S 25-158-08-S 24-079-04-S 25-158-11-S M-545016-S 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-199-07-S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. DESCRIPTION Bolt, round head square neck Lever, governor Nut, hex.flange M6xl.0 Spring, linkage Bushing, linkage retaining Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx16 M-547050-S Nut, hex. lock M5x0.8 24-089-03-S Spring, choke return 24-126-56-S Bracket, control M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (4) 12-237-01-S Clamp, cable (2) 24-086-43-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx16 (2) 24-112-27-S Spacer 24-090-47-S Lever, throttle actuator 24-468-20-S Washer, plain M-446030-S Nut, hex M4x0.7 24-090-13-S Lever, throttle control 24-468-01-S Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 24-090-05-S Lever, choke 41-468-03-S Washer, spring 1/4" M-403025-S Screw, hex. cap M4xO.7x25 24-079-22-S Linkage, choke 24-089-55-S Spring, throttle limiter 24-089-25-S Spring, governor 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. DESCRIPTION Pan assembly, oil (Includes 2-11 ) 24-393-37-S Oil pump assembly (Includes 3,4) 24-381-11-S Tube, oil pickup 24 153 01-S O-Ring, oil pump M-631005-S Washer, plain 6 mm (2) M-645025-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 (2) 24-162-26-S Screen, oil 24-043-12-S Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 9) 12-380-01-S Pin, governor regulating 24-448-01 -S Tab, locking 12-144-02-S Shaft, governor gear 24-153-08-S O-Ring 25-139-62-S Plug, hex. ctsk. 3!8" 24-136-01-S Nipple, oil filter 52-050-02-S Filter, oil 52-032-08-S Seal, oil (PTO end) 24-086-17-S Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x45 24-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 (9) 25-139-57-S Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.P.T.R NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 CRANKSHAFT EXHAUSTJ I --1 FUEL SYSTEMJ ,10 / 1 5 7 7 I _ _® 11 %_14 56 _ /7 12 /_ 13 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276022 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0029 CRANKSHAFT KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1. 2. 24-014-72-S 52-139-09-S Crankshaft (includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1. 2. 24-041-49-S 25-072-04-S Gasket, exhaust (2) Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4) - - - - 24-522-332 24-782-23 24-755-113-S Short Block Miniblock Gasket Set FUEL SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-853-90-S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 24-041-52-S 24 041 14-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 25-353-03-S 25-237-14-S 24-086-12-S 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 24-393-16-S 24-100-01-S 24-353-03-S 15-353-04-S 24-050-10-S 47-154-01-S DESCRIPTION Kit, carburetorw/gaskets (Includes 2,3) Gasket, carburetor Gasket, air cleaner base Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Line, fuel 14" Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18 (2) Pump, fuel - pulse Nut, plastic(2) Line, fuel 10-5/8" Line, fuel 11-1/2" Filter, fuel Clip, cable NOT ILLUSTRATED -24 234 02-S Bowl, float -24 757 18-S Kit, overhaul -24 757 19-S Kit, choke repair -24 757 20-S Kit, gasket -24 757 21-S Kit, accelerator pump repair -24 757 22-S Kit, fuel shutdown solenoid NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL (.O 15 DEGREES MAX. _ down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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