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Owner's Manual
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16 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272053
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pm, Mort. Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty
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2
Maintenance
....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments.................... 21
Storage ............................................... 27
Troubleshooting ................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications.......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 9
Operation ............................................ 11
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
matedal or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn dudng normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• 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 dding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but net 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
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this dding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman dding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other dghts
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and foot and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructionscould result in
sedous injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructionsin the manuel and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can
machine before starting.
result in severe in ury or death. All slopes
require extra caut on. f you cannot back up
• Only. allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
mow it,
• Clear the area of objects such as
DO:
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other
limbs, etc.
people before mowing. Stop machine
Watch fer holes, ruts, or bumps.
if anyone enters the area.
Uneven terrain could overtum the
• Never carry passengers,
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absoUse slow speed. Choose a low gear so
lutely necessary. Always look down
that you will not have to stop or shift
and behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
Follow the manufacturer's recommendirection and do not point it at anyone.
dations for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without
weights to improve stability.
either the entire grass catcher or the
Use extra care with grass catchers or
guard in place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before turning.
the stability of the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
unattended. Always tum off blades, set
and gradual. Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and
changes in speed or direction.
remove keys before dismounting.
Avoid starting or stoppingon a slope. If
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the
• Stop engine before removing grass
blades and proceed slowly straight
catcher or unclogging chute.
down the slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
• Do not turn on slopes unless necesunder the influence of alcohol or drugs.
sary, and then, turn slowly and gradu• Watch for traffic when operating near or
ally downhill, if possible.
crossing roadways.
• Do not mow near dropoffs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
truck.
edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
caves in.
years and above, are involved in a
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
large percentage of riding mowertraction could cause sliding.
related injuries. These operators
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
should evaluate their ability to operate
putting your foot on the ground.
the riding mower safely enough to
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
protect themselves and others from
slopes.
serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
bet exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or feel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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IlL CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and 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 n'_achlee operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, 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.
• 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 mewing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• 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 regulady.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
stodng.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
stdke 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 detedoration,
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.
• Be alert and tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturnthe
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Useslowspeed.
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 tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONIII BECOMEALERTIII YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_ CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
A
CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to Lose control
of your tractor.
_,WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductiveharm.
Wash hands after handling.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOUNE 1.25GALLONS
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL'I'YPE
SAE 10W30 (ABOVE
32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS
W/OFILTER: 3.5 PINTS
CHAMPION RC12YC
(API-SF-SJ):
OIL CAPACITY:
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .040")
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1s'r
1.2
2ND
1.5
3"D
2.4
4TM
3.5
5TM
4.8
6 TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
TIRE PRESSURE:FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, cadng for and usingyour 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, brushcovered 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 an'ester 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 an'ester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
15 AMPS @3600RPM
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U 1R
27-35 FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the bust 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".
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Steering
WheelInsert
Steering Wheel
C2
I_(1)
Hex Bolt
\
(1) Large Flat Washer
l_ I1),ook
_h_,_/ washer 3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
3/8-16 x 1
1) Locknut
5/16-18
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steedng
Boot
J_
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
Seat
,\
___, (_
Washer
1_32
x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
€
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steedng
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels fiat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
Bolt
Lower
Steering
Shaft
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERINGWHEEL
,..
_ _-
,
Tab
Slots
6. Assemble large fiat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and gdll.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncturetires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steedng boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4, Remove steering wheel adapter from
steedng wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steedng wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to dght) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Liftseat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
NOTE: If thisbattery 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).
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Label
Terminal
Batter
Door
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and fiat
washer eacudng seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder belt In slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Bolt
Flat Washer
\
NOTE: You may now rollor drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropdate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKiD (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRiVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructionsin
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people end objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and flu fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly ddve tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignitionkey to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
updght position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3, Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4, Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
A(_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
Mulcher
Plate
Shield
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy 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 shownfor
replacing motion and mower blade ddve
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Vedfy 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
BEFOREYOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THATYOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
•/ All assembly instructionshave been
completed.
•/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/"Battery is propedy prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps),
•/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
•/ Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
propedy inflated for leveling).
•/ Check mower and ddve belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check widng. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR
TRACTOR, PAYEXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
•/ Engine oil is at proper level.
•/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
#" Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
A
BATTERY
ENGINE
=.
CAUTION OR
WARNING
ON
FUEL
ENGINE
OFF
CHOKE
REVERSE
OIL PRESSURE
MOWER
HEIGHT
_r_RN
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
FORWARD
NEUTRAL
LIGHTS
FAST
ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOW
t
MOWER LIFT
UNLOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE
HA7JkRDS
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
DANGER,
CLUTCH
KEEP HANDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
I=_.
DISENGAGED
FREEWHEEL
(Automatic Modelsonly)
AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
vadous controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch
Amme_r
ignition Switch
.....
Lift
Lever
Plunger
--.
ThrottlelChoke
Control
Attachment
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
_ Height
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutchiag and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turnsthe headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER- Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position,
THROT'rLEICHOKE CONTROL- Used
for starting and controllingengine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recemmend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in =BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
AttachmentClutchLever
_osition
Throttle/
Choke
:Disengaged"
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditionswhen
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility,always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_I_CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
thrattle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging end
mower
Brake
Clutch/
Lever
Posi_on
Portion
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground ddve, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed
pe_ormance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bdng tractorto a onmplete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transexle.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
use,
• Never use choke to stop engine.
h
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• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng the
cool season and to over 3 inches
dudng hot months. For healthier and
Petter looking lawns, maw 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 WHEELS
Gauge wheels are propedy adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See =TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGH'F in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting_
Bracket'-
Locknut
3houlder
_Bolt
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment
ClutchLever
Attachemnt
-Engaged. .
Position
. Position
Low
Position
Position
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
A, CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15" and do
not ddve across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position,
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
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.).
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TOWING
CARTS
ANDOTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Towonlytheattachments
thatare
recommended
byandcomply
with
specifications
ofthemanufacturer of your
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasehol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids dudng storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
Toe heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose tractionwith the problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
ground and cause you to lose control of
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine
your tractor.
and let it run until the fuel lines and
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
The engine in your tractor has been
or carburetor cleaner productsin the fuel
shipped, from the factory, already filled
tank or permanent damage may occur.
with summer weight oil.
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
ground,
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
gasoline near an open flame.
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
TO START ENGINE
dipstickinto the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the
When sta_ng the engine for the first lime or if
cap onto the tube. Remove and read
the eegine has mn outof fuel,it willtake extra
oil level. If necessary, add oil until
crankingtlme tomove fuoifromthe tankta the
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.
engine.
Do not ovenlll.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
• For cold weather operation you should
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
change oil for easier starting(See "OIL
parking brake.
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Mainte2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
nance section of this manual).
position.
• To change engine oil, see the Mainte3. Move attachment clutch to =DISENnance section in this manual.
GAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
OilFill Cap/
cold staring proceduresbelow.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
Dipstick
release key as soon as engine starts.
ADD GASOLINE
Do not run starter continuouslyfor
more than fifteen seconds per minute. If
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
the engine does not start after several
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
attempts, move throttle control to fast
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
position, wait a few minutes and try
will increase carbon and lead oxide
again. If engine still does not start,
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
move the throttle control back to the
mix oil with gasoline. Pumhase fuel in
choke position and retry.
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
WARM WEA'[HER STARTING (50° F and
IMPORTANT: When operating in
above)
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, 6. When engine starts, move the throttle
clean winter grade gasoline to help
control to the fast position.
insure good cold weather starting.
• 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.
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COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
dudng the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a highaltitude (above 3000 feet)
or in coldtemperatures(below32 F) the
carburetorfuel mixturemay need to be
a_usted for bestengineperfom_ance.See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
and Adjustmentssec_eeof this manual.
MOWlNGTIPS
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for ltimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distdbution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively high;
the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower 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.
f
MULCHING
MOWlNGTIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not he noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrientsfor the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recuttingaction of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dded and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, maw across or perpendicularto the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
]he warrantyon thistractordoes net cover
items that have bean subjectedto operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
b'actor as instructedin this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodicallyto propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
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.
LUBRICATION
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
Zerk
Bearing Zerk
(_SAE 30 or 10w30MOTOR OIL
_)GENERALPURPOSE GREASE
_REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon beadngs.
Viscous lubricantswill attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating beadngs, if you feel they must be
lubdcated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and fiat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Star
Center
Always obsawe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working propedy. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
FlatWasher
"_
Assembly
Hex Bolt
*A Grade8 heattreatedboltcan beidentified
bysix lineson the belt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade san 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 instructionssupplied
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 hodzontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
CenterHole
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat
washer securing blade.
3. install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
BATTERY
Yourtractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficientfor normal use, However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its Jife,
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• Keep
battery
andterminals
clean.
• Keep
battery
boltstight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The odginal equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to =leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
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 bdght.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for detedoratlon and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The bolts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oilchange. All oil must meet API
service classificationSF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and taming counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, dose
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and tuming clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstlok 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.
OilDrainValve
PosiljL°ckedandCl°sed_._
"_'_ Drain_
Tube
Cap _CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
operation or at least once a year if the
compressed air to remove dirt and
tractor is not used for 60 hours in one
stubborn dded gum fibers,
year.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
Check the crankcase oil level before
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
starting the engine and after each eight
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil tillcap/
external surfaces of the engine are kept
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
19clean at all times.
Every100hours
ofoperation
(more
often SPARK PLUGS
underextremely
dusty,
dirtyconditions), Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
remove
theblower
housing
andother
each mowing season or after every 100
cooling
shrouds.
Cleanthecooling
fins
hours of operation, whichever occursfirst,
andexternal
surfaces
asnecessary.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
Makesurethecooling
shrouds
are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
reinstalled.
section of this manual.
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.
AIR FILTER
Yourengine 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 cartddge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob and cover.
2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
3. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
4. Wash it in liquiddetergent and water.
5. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or avery other oil change if the tractor is
used more then 100 hours in one year.
1. Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug),
2. Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
3. Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement
oil filter.
4. Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn.
5. Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
6, Start the engine and check for oil
leaks. Correct any leaks before
placing engine into full operation.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartddge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or usa pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartddge.
7. Reinstall the pre-cleanar (cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartddge.
8. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
Air Cleanej_
Foam
C°ve_
._.._ve
-l_g
Cleanei_
s
•
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and damps are propedy positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
r Knob
Nut
rommet
Rubber
,_
PaperCartridge
Pre-_Air_i_iea
Air
OilFilter
_
_J
ner
Air Cleaner
Base
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark an'ester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all _asoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automo-
tive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler,air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE ORADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
4. Tum ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spdng, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of brackeL
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer spdngs,
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms, Slide mower out from under
tractor.
SmallRetainerSpring
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position,
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Square Hole
Clutch Sprin
Anti-Swa
Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Larg
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
undednflated, you will not propedy adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A"on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full tum of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BottomEdgeof
Mowerto Ground
\
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front linksare
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front linksan equal number of
turns.
• When distance =D"is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on bothfront links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
BottomEdge of
Mowerto Ground
/
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
IN LENGTH
Suspension
Arm
Lilt Link
Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside,If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
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Nut "E"
Front
Links
Trunnion
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade ddve bolt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL1. Remove mower from tractor (Bee =TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work bolt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
WITH PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
_)perating
Arm
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installationguide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manuaL)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pelley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Pulley
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the dght side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut =A*.
4, Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or ether
qualified service center.
23
Engine
Pulley
:_
Clutching_
Idler
Stationary*Idler
Trua'_eS_Xi"
= _
..__
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position.The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
dght rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
Neutral Lock Gate
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJ UST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steedng wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel teein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
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.
W_
Retainingi_
Ring\
I\
\
I\
f_!
II/dd- l
SquareKey
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
_kCAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking matedals away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to startthe
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining dog and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
dng securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
24
Positive Terminal
Battery
Positive Terminal
Keps
Nut _,
Hex
Bolt
positive(Red) Cable
Negative(Black)
Cable
Negative Terminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BA'rrERY
_kCAUTION: 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, dngs, etc.
Positiveterminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdlL
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the gdll.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged widng may cause your
tractorto run peody, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check widng. See electrical widng
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug_nfuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3, Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood
at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off
of tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
\
Hood
\
Batter
Door
'or ir°
25
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever fTom slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle sable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw.
Remove alignment pencil or ddll bit.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, fuming 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.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles
and seats in carburetor may result if
turned in too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limitsallowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
1. Be sureyouhave a _
air filterandthe
throttlecontrolcable is adjustedproperly
(seeabove).
2. Stad engineand aUowto warm for five
minutes. Make adjusbT_ents
with engine
runningand shifth_of_ncontrolleverin
neutral(N) position.
3. Idle speed seifina- W'_ throttlecontrol
lever in slow posi_:_, engineshouldidle
at 1750 RPM. ffen_ne idlestoo slowor
fasL turn idlespeed ad_
screwin or
out un'dlcorrectidleis atfaJned.
4. Idlefuelneedleset,no - VV'I_throttle
controllever in slow pos_on,turn idlefuel
adjustmentneedle in (clockwise) un_l
englde beginsto die andtben turnout
(conetendcokwlse)
untilengine runs
rough.Turn needle to a pointmidway
between thosetwo pesitiens.
5. Recheck idlespeed. Readjustif necassery.
ACCELERATIONTEST 6. Move throtUecenb'olleverfrom slow to
fast position,if engine hest_atesor des,
turnidlefuel aclusl_g needleout
(counterclockwise)
1/8 tum. Repeattest
and cco_nueto adjust,if necessary,un_l
engine acceleratessmoo_ly.
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
settingcan 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.
Cable
Clamp
Screw
Speed Control
Bracket
_ver
Idle Speed
Adjusting_
Idle Fuel
Screw _
Adjusting
26
Need,eII
1
Immediately prepare your tractorfor
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more,
_CAUTION:
Never store the trectorwith
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
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructionsin
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3, Lubricata as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts end screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS_ in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractorfor
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum depositas from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids dudng storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storege. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found co stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil (See =ENGINE_ in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distributeoil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possib(e, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover trector while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
27
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
I 1. Outoffuel.
12. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4, Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air tilter.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirtyfuel tilter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor,refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all widng.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
In Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10. Engine valves out of
qualified service center.
adjustment.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Englnewlllnot
turn over
1. Clean/replace air tilter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel tilter.
4, Replace fuel tilter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refiU
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
S. Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged,
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse,
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all widng.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
28
Recharge or replace batter
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Checldreplace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
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.
1. Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirtyfuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refilltank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12.Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all widng.
14.See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safaty
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
29
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Mowerbladeswlll
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
Headlight(s) not
Norklng
[Ifso equipped)
CAUSE
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
ddve belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttlecontrol in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5, Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
16. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade belt.
7, Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.1mpruper blades used.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual,
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes _om buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned
out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged widng,
Blown fuse.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine"OFF"
CORRECTION
1. Remove obstruction.
1. Engine speed too slow.
5.
Battery will not
charge
CHART
1. Turn switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s),
3. Check/replace light switch.
4, Check wiring and connec
tions,
5. Replace fuse,
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator,
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds befon
stopping engine.
SCHEMATIC
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.272053
BAIILRy
STARTER
CLUTCH / BRAKE
ATI_MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
SEAT SV_TCH
(NOT CCCUPIED)
pRESENCE RELAy #1
IGNITION
UNIT
OPERATOR
J_
SPARK
_
PLUGS ON
IYvl_ CYL ENGINES)
REGULATOR
OPERATOR
pRESENCE RELAy #3
B5
88
HEADLIGHTS
30
IGNITION
SWITCH
RtlN#JGHI
_.A1
A2÷L
RUN
START
I_A_
Bt S_.AI
NONE
NO
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSUIJi, TED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CUPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
31
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
ELECTRICAL
tI
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
2_
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
81
163465
74760412
156417
161343
166182
41523
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
160784
175566
140403
178439
711104_
131563
178861
122822X
141940
109748X
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-2Ounc x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness As_ Light W/4152j
Bulb Ught #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse
Nut Kaps Hex 114-20 Unc
Cable GrOUnd 6 Ga 12"black
Switch Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
CoverTerrnlnalRed
solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
RelayAsrn
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 28.4 rnrn
33
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
266_144
1
t3_
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
2_
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
5"7
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
211
206
207
208
212
*-
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337)(013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107)(010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
175692)(558
139976
17490508
175710
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
17(_0620
165867
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
145212
170165
17670508
17670608
165919
5479J
Chassis
Drab/oar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHcod_ash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, LH.
Clip Tinnerrnan Grille P/l_
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13116 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Gdlte /Lens Asrn
Lens, Grille
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Suppod
Screw Thdrol 3/16-18 x 112
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Nut Lock w/Insed 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 C_.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 718
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin He:< 1/4-20 UND x .75
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 318-16 UNC x 3/4
[)ash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8016 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh St1P930
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder SLItBlaCk
Nut Hex F_ange Lock
BoltShoulder 5/16-1877
Screw Thdrol _16-16 x 112 Tytt
Screw Tharol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272053
GROUND DRIVE
36
TRACTOR
--MODEL
NUMBER
917.272053
GROUND
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
........
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
29
29
30
32
34
146682
123666X
1200_029
121520X
17(;66512
165866
STD561210
195701X
74550412
19040400
S'rD541431
BTD_23719
STD341437
106933X
130804
STD641237
106888X
BqDS51037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
175579
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
165936
BTD523730
175461
175556
19131312
127783
154407
123_05X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105"719X
105709X
17069616
130801
169691
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Transaxie (See Breakdown)
Peedess206-545C
Spdeg, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transakie
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Rate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lcck Hvy Helical
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5116-16 x Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex 3/6.16UNC x 1 Gr. 5
NUt
Knob
Rod, Brake
NUt
Spdng.Bralte ROd
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transakie
Bolt
Shal_ Assembly, Foot Pedel
Nibbed
Bealtng, NyLon
Washer
RollPin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395x .59
Keeper, Belt, idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12Ga,
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, PLastic
Belkirack Clutch Grnd Dry Sti
Retainer,Belt
Bolt
NutCrownLock3/6.16UNC
NotCrovmLock5i16.18UNC
Lick, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
V-Belt, Ground Ddve
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/9-16 x 314
KEY
NO,
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
191
162
163
164
165
166
168
199
170
197
198
2(_2
212
PART
NO.
8883R
175410
71170764
S]_551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
16o"711
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
t24346X
STD624003
19091210
127285)(
72140609
7390060Q
74490549
175456
19133219
166002
165589
165494
72140406
73680406
74780416
19091910
165623
166886
165492
165580
173899
169613
169593
72110614
145212
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
BOR,Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof
Guide, Mower Ddve Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 29
Spit ng, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Link Transaxle
Nut, NyloCk
Console, Shgt, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
RetalnerSpdngl"
Washer 6/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ca.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bett 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/_-16 Unc
B_lt, Hex Flghd 5116-16 Or. 5
Sp_er Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x t0 Ga.
WasherSrrted5/191Dx1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
HubTaperedFlangeShigLt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-29 x 3/4 Gr.5
NutCrownlockll4-20Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .291 x 19 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt ShoLIIder5/16-19 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
KeeperBeltTrar_saxleGear
NylinerSnap-ln5/81D
Washer Nyliner 7/9 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Cart. SH 3/6.16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hexllaege Lock
NOTE: AI_ cornpenent dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
37
TRACTOR- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272053
STEERING
ASSEMBLY
,/
\
\
\
\
\
\
38
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.272053
STEERING
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
16
"il
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139766
154427
169840
169839
_66H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130455
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145G54X428
121749X
153720
121232X
685_M
STD541431
74780520
STD523710
160367
72140615
16_527
175146
169835
133835
175115
175553
SteedngWheel
AxLeAssembLy STMP Dropped STL
SpindLeAssembty, L H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing_ Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27132 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
P_ng,Kllp
Bearing,Steering Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
BLtshing,Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 715 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/5-16 x 3/4
Pin C_ter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insed, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-318 x 12 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adapt0r, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25132 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extenslon Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap,SpLndle
FttSng, Grease
Nut Lock Hexw/Ins, 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/15-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt, FLnHex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Brace Axle
BoB RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Fastener Christrnas Tree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-26
Clip Steenng
NOLO: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272053
ENGINE
38
31
_"_
33
2g
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
170548
17720410
3
......
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
159420
12-041-03
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
DESCRIPTION
Control,Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Kohter ModelCV 16.5 J*3527
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Oraln Oil Easy
Washer
Shield BrnK)br Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
Clamp,Hose
23
KEY
NO.
37
38
40
44
pART
NO.
137040
148315
124028X
17670412
45
46
77
80
81
101
1(73
17000612
19091416
19101216
747605_
73510400
M73030800
17120616
DESCRIPTION
Line, Fuel
PlUg Drain Oil Easy
BUshing, S_p, FUel Line
Screw, Hex WaSher Head,
Thd._ Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga
Washer 5/16 x 314 x 16 Ca,
Bolt Hex Hd 5116-t8 Unc x 112
Nut Keps Hex 114-20 Uric
Nut Flange M8-1.25 Non-Lk Zinc
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
4O
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.272053
SEAT
ASSEMBLY
2
4_
_t2
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
"_\5
11
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8.16unc X 1
Washer 13132 X 314 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
NUt Hex Lock wllns 3/8-16 Uric
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 260 Blk Zi
Screw 3/9-16 X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnot
Bracket Pnt Mo_JntingSwitch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72(_59412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-2Ox1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bott Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex LOCkw/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17132 X 1-3/16 X12Ga
Bo8 Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NO'lIE: All component dimensions given tn U.S. Inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272053
DECALS
13
11
10
4
\
2o
8
\
12
7
KEY
NO.
pART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
8
6
7
8
9
10
156868
171764
171698
171699
138047
133644
177368
172331
163204
156439
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decat,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
11
12
13
14
20
------
177325
146046
177336
160396
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
178435
176436
Decal, Hood Side
Decal, V-Selt Ddve Schematic
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, V-Be8 Schematic
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lilt Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
-o
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732)(427
278H
9(_0H
106108X427
12208ZX
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
SternValue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 O - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"lrontWhSe Service
Fitting Grease
Beanng Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 20 X 10-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 80 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, LH.
Batter/
Customer Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
WHEELS &TIRES
5,B
4,10
11
NO1E: Allcomponent dimer_ons given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
42
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917,272053
LIFTASSEMBLY
'i/iLl/
\
5
_ _l/
13
2O
13
32
19
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
126183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inrter Spring WI
PlU_er
Shaft Asm. Ufl
Pin Groove
E Ring#5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga,
Eeadng Nylong
Gdp HandleFluted
Eufton Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624_08
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spflng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk ZLnc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
ArmSuspension Mower
RetaLnerSpdng
Bearing, Pvt, LJII_
Nut Crownlock 3/3-24
NOTE: A_tcomponent dimensions given In U.S. Lnches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
MOWERDECK
34
27
18
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
pART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
69
67
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
STD624098 RetatnerSpdng
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
ST0551137
Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shal_ Assembly, Mandrel,
Ventad (Includes KeyNumber 12)
128774
Housing, Mandret,Ventad
110465X
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5116-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shcutder
159770
Baffle, VodeX
STD_41431 NutCrownlocks/16-18UNC
134763
Stiffener Bracket
131267
BraP_et, Deflector
105304X
Cap, sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452)(
Nut, push
130968)(428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/6 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod,Hlnge
157722
Screw ThdrolWaefler Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
PuUey, Mandrel
137266
Nut, Toplock, FLat_ged
STD5337t7
Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STD551037 Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer,Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
STD541410 Locknut
139888
Bolt, ShouLder 5/16_18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
141043
GL_rd, TUV Idler
149B46
Knch Cuetorn Oval
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
131
142
143
144
146
146
147
146
149
150
151
152
163
154
155
166
157
158
159
--
144959
STD541437
136420
71981010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17980514
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19(791216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
--
169563
DESCRIPTION
V-BaR
NUt
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch AsSembly, Bagger
NUt, WeLd
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/10-18 Unc
Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Garr 5i10-Unc x 1/2
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge Std
Net Centeriock 3/6-16 Unc
Washer 5/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga,
Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel
Washer 13132 x 15/16 x 12Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Ur_ x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 318-16UNC xl
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper BeLt42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Fiat
Bolt Cardage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer B pdngYellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 318"Type B
Spdng Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutah
Screw Hex Thd CUt 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/6-16 Unc x 314
Mandrel _ssembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Whee_
Compc_erds, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.9. inches
1 inch = 25.4 turn
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUM BER 917.272053
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER206-545C
157
46
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER206-545C
RB =
NO.
PAR]"
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
781_86A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
2*3
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792076
792079
792073A
792177
792128
792038
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Trap_,axLeCover
Neadla Beadng 5/8"
TraP_axle Case
CounterShaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Bhgt Cetlar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
0nclude. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(include, 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
bdvePin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dla
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 318"
Spring ,310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 114-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retalalag Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 Ib x.031W
Thrust Washer .762 Ib x 031W
Thrust Washer.762 IDx.031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Fiat Washer ,750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
FLatWasher.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing 363
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flangad Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Fiat Washer .312 ID x .059W
REF
NO.
pART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
5t
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 o20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 o 24
Brake Pad Hetder
SpaCer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15116" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 1 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (lg teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (1 _ teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shett
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Rlng
SpaCer .890
Square CUtRing
"O'Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 Ib x .058W
inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear {30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fttl PLug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W96
Replacement
MST - 2C6-5450 Fransaxle
NOTE: All compor_ent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV16.5,TYPE NUMBER 43527
i
CYUNDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND
BREATHER
I
48
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV16.5,TYPE NUMBER43527
CYLINDER
H EADNALVFJIBREAll"I
KEY pART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
810
11
12
13
14
15
16
25-351-01-S
12-755-81-S
12-411.01-S
12-041-10-S
12-017-01-S
12-017-02-S
12-016-01-S
12-016-02-S
X-75*23-S
25-186-01-S
12-318-19-S
12-59g-03-S
M-640034-S
12-089-01-S
12-173-01-S
12-755-03-S
12-468-05-S
12-112-13-S
ER
DESCRIPTION
Lifter. valve (2
Kit, cy oder bead includes
3-18.
Gaskets 12 041 Ol-S (Qty,
2, 12 041 02-S, & 12 041
03-S
Rod. pUSh (2)
Gasket. cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std,)
Vatve, Intake (.25)
Valve. exhaust (Std.)
Valve, exhaust (.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8"
Arm, rocker (2)
Cylthder
Headarm (2)
pivot,
rocker
Screw. hex. flange M6xL0x34
X-426-9-S
12-326-03-S
M-648020-S
21
22
12-096-07-S
M-545010-S
23
12-018-01-S
24
12-402-02-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 041 01-S
12 041 03-S
12 041 02-S
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
12-032-03-S
3
4
12-445-02-S
M-839025-S
5
6
7
8
12-380-17-S
12-755-4g-S
12-089-31-S
12-422-08-S
12-422-0g-s
12-422-10-S
12-422-11-S
12-422-13-S
12-422-12-S
12-422-07-S
9
12-144-27-S
2)
opdng,
val ve (2)
Cap, valve spring (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13132"
Spacer, heaCl bolt exhaust
Poft
10
12-874-07-S
11
12
12_74-11-S
12-874-08-S
12-874-09-S
12-018-02-S
12-108-07-S
Clamp, hose (2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hox, flange
M6xl.0x2O (5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0,8xl0
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
13
17 12-088.15-s
S
,ew,
hex8ange
M10x1.Sx81 (5)
18
19
20
CRANKCASE
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Gasket, air filter base
Seal, crankshaft
Block. cylinder Use Short
Block 12 522 46)
Strap. lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x25
Dowel, locating (4)
Kit. camshaft (Includes 7.8)
Sprthg, actuating
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red
Shim, camshaft (_,.R./yellow
Shim. camshaft ( )A.R. green
Shim, camshaft
A.R. gray
Shim. camshaft A,R, black
Shim, camshaft 1A,R. I white
Shaft, balance
Piston
w/Ring
Set (Std.)
(Includes
11-12)
Piston w/Ring Set (.08 ram)
Piston w/Ring Set (,25)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50 )
Retainer, piston pin (2)
Ring Set (Std.)
12-108-08-S
R
ng
Set
(25)
12-108-09-S
Ring Set ( ).50
14
15
16
17
18
19
12-067-Q5-S
12-067-06-S
12-380-01-S
12-043-Q5-S
M-631005-S
12-144-Q2-S
52-139-g9-s
1g-755-64-S
20
21
22
23
X-25-102-S
12-032-01-S
M-631015-S
12-!54-05-S
49
DESCRIPTION
Connecting Rod Std.)
Connect ng Rod .25)
Pin. governor regutating
Gear, governor
Washer, plain 6ram
Shaft, governor gear
Plug, cup
Kit, gov. cross shaft w/cUp
(thcludes 24)
Washer, plain 1/4"
Seal governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6mm
Clip, hitch pin
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLERENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV16,5,TYPE NUMBER43527
iGNITiON / ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
72
21 /
10
11%
I-'
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11
/12
"Q"-'°
5O
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TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV16.5,TYPE NUMBER43527
IG NITION/ELECTRICAL
BLOWER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
12-086-14-S
2
3
4
12-468-03-S
24-162-03-S
25-086-47-S
5
12-157-g3-s
6 ×421 7
8
9
12-025-35-S
12-155-09-S
M-548625-S
10
11
12
13
12-086-09-S
41-403-09-S
X-22-11-S
M-639016-S
14
15
16
17
236602-S
12-132-02-S
X-728-1-S
M-545010-S
18
19
20
12-584-14-S
12-452-02-S
12-086-35-S
2"_ M-461013-S
22
12-584-12-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 176 45-S
12 176 44-S
24 518 12-S
235"_73-S
47 154 01-S
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M1Oxl.5x46
Washer, p_,ln 3/8"
Screen, grass
Bolt, shoulder M6X1.0X16
HOUSING
1
M-545010-S
2
3
4
24-468-10-S
12.146-07-S
M.550010-S
5
6
7
8
9
24-696-05-S
12-027-76-S
12-063-05-S
25-154-g2-s
12-086-37-S
Stator
Regulator, rectifier
Washer, lock 1/4" (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (2)
Connector
Spark Plug
Clip, cable
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Module, ignition
Terminal
Screw, hex. socket
MSx0.Sx20 (2)
Screw, pan head MA,2X13 (2)
Modttie, speed advance
10
11
12-063-08-S
M-645016-S
12
12-063-01-S
1
2
3
4
5
25-341-03-S
12-096-24-S
12-083-'i2-S
12-100-08-S
12-083-10-S
Harness, Wiring
Harness, w_dng
Lead, black (6" - 12 gaugeinsulated grip barrel eyelet
termtaals)
Clip, cable
Clip, cable
6
7
8
9
12-743-12-S
230046-S
12-032-11-S
12-094-07-S
(4)
Fan
eel
Connector
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25
(2)
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sxl0 (5)
Washer, plain 1/4"
Plate, blower housing
Screw, he)(. flange
M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Cover, pinion
Housing, blower
Baffle, Intake side
Clip, mounting (3)
Screw, captive washerM5
XO.8 X20 (3)
Baffle, cylinder head
Screw, he)(. flange
M6x1.Ox16 (2)
Baffle, cylinder
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
KEY PART
NO. NO,
10
11
12-072-04-S
12-086-g1-s
12
12-04t-02-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 113 53-S
51
DESCRIPTION
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, a]r cleaner
Precleaner, element
Wing Nut
Kit air cleaner element
Includes 6-8)
Filter, elemen
Incuries 7&8
Seal, breather
Seal 1-7116"
Base, air cleaner (Includes
10,11)
Stud. mounting plate
M6X1.0X75
Screw, #10 HkLo thread
forming (2)
Gasket, air cleaner
Decal, air cleaner
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV16.5,TYPE NUMBER43527
STARTING SYSTEM
ENGINE CONTROLS
I
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I
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OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I
52
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV16.5,TYPE NUMBER 43527
STARTING
ENGINE
SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
M-839070-S
2
25-g98-07-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
12-755-54-S
12-227-18-S
12-17g-05-S
12-221-gl-S
12-227-13-S
12-211-01-S
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M8xl.25x70
(2)
Starter assembly (Intrudes 38)
Kit, drive end
Cap. drive end
Armature
Kit. brush & spring
Cap, commutator end
Bolt, bex. flange 1/4-20x4-5/
8 (2)
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
12.038-0_-s
o_uck a_mbly(Incl_e,
2
3
4
5
6
25-755-13-S
12-153-g3-s
12-153-02-S
12.123-04-S
M-645025-S
7
8
9
10
12-'i53.01-S
25-162-g7-s
12-096-03-S
M.545016-S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
25-462-09-S
52-050-g2-s
X-75-10-S
12-393-gl-s
12-153-g6-s
12-g96-34-S
M-545016-S
18
12-032-g3-s
19
20
24-086-16-S
24-086-17-S
21
12-199-56-S
KR, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
O-Ring, oil fill cap
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
Tube, oU fill
Screw, bex. flange
M6x1.0x25
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Screen, oil pickup
Cover, Oil pickup screen
Screw, bex. flange
M5xg.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relLef
FIIter, o_l
Plug, sq. hd. solid 318"
Pump, oil
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.Sx16 (3)
Seal, oil (RT.O. end)
Screw, bex. flan e
MSx1.25x45 (11 _/
Screw, hex. flange
MSx1.25x45
Assembly,Pan, oil (Incl.
11,14-17)
CONTROLS
KEY PART
NO, NO,
1
2
3
4
12-079-07-S
12-237-01-S
24-086-43-S
M-66402g-s
5
12-536-10-S
6
7
8
9
10
11
M-443025-S
M-443020-S
12-g89-11-S
12-089-23-S
12-g89-24-S
12-755-83-S
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-1g0-07-S
52-211-04-S
12-090-28-S
25-158-g8-s
12-079-01-S
25-158-11-S
53
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, choke
CLamp, cable
Screw, hex. flange
Screw, lobed socket
M6xl,0x2Q
2)
Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6-9)
Screw, pan head M4xg.7x25
Screw, pan head M4xO,7x20
Spdng, choke (2)
Spdng, choke return
Spring, governor
Kit, governor lever (Includes
12-14)
Nut, bex flange 114 - 20"
Bolt, 1/4 - 20 X 1"
Lever, govemor
BushLng, throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throtbe linkage
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLERENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCVt6.5, TYPE NUMBER 43527
EXHAUST
FUEL SYS]_M
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7
,54
I
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272053
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCVt6.5, TYPE NUMBER43527
FUEL SYSTEM
CRANKSHAFT
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
DESCRIPTION
M-641060_
X-22-11-S
M-629116--S
12-853-94-S
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.O (2)
Washer. lock 1/4"
Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetor w/gasket
(Includes 6,7,8 qty I
12-454-03-S, 25-452-20-S)
5
12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner
6
12-053-94
Carburetor assembty
(For informationonb/ not
available separately)
Includes Kit, float 12-767_2-S, Kit, carburetor repair
12 -757- 03-S, Kit, Solenoid
repair 12-757-33-S)
7
12-041-01-S Gasket, carburetor (2)
8
12-265-04-S Deflector, heat
9
X-426-09-S
CLamp,hose (2)
10 25-353-10-S Line, fuel 9"
11 25-050-03-S F_lter,fuel In-Ilee
NOT ILLUSTRATED
47-154-01-S Clip cable
M-5fll01O-S Screw, thread forming
12-757-02-S
12-757-63-S
12-041-01-S
12-041-02-S
12-041-05-S
12-041-06-S
12_32-66-S
12-787-33-S
12-041-06-S
12-454-03-S
25-452-20-S
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug. cup
12-014-37-S
12-139-01-S
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
25-072-04-S
12-041-03-S
12-126-11-S
12-445-06-S
M-645025-S
Stud, M8x1.25x33-112_ 2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold 2
Bracket muffler
Srap, lifting
Srew, hex. flange M6xt.0x25
(2)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-522-46
Short Btock
12-755-82-S Gasket Set
NOTE: All componentdimenslensgiven In U.S,
inches 1 inch = 28,4 mm
M5X0.8X10
Kit, float
Kit. carburetor repair
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket. air cleaner
Gasket. bowl
Gasket, bowl screw
Seal, sotenoid
Kit, solenOid repair
Gasket, bowl screw
Tie cable
Terminal
55
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
GUIDE
_
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme
cautioncaution
whenwhen
changlngchanglng
directlondirection
onslopes.on
slopes.
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