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Owner's Manual
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19.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917,271810
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
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This product has a low emission engine which operates differently
from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read
and understand this Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment,
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sear• Craft•man Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance .......................................
19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting .................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly ..............................................
8
Operation ............................................
12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19
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 instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material 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 during normal use, such as btades, 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 riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
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 riding
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 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.
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 rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates. IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow alt
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting,
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary, Always look down
end behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place,
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mower.
related injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
DO"
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overtum the
machine. Tal/ grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments, These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• DO not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
•
IlLCHILDREN
Tragic
accidents
canoccuriftheoperator •
isnotalerttothepresence
ofchildren.
Children
areoftenattracted
tothe
machine
andthemowing
activity.Never
•
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, shrubs, trees, or other 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 mowing 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 regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended pads,
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 turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across:
• Remove obstacles such as recks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_,Look
for !his symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! 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.
_
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 reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
PRODUCTSPECIFtCA_ONS
GASOLINE 3.5GALLONS
CAPACITY UNLEADED
ANDTYPE: REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
OIL CAPACITY:
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
_PARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
CHAMPION RJ19LM
OR J19LM
INTAKE:
.004"-.006"
EXHAUST: .007"..009"
IROUND SPEED FORWARD:
VIPH):
1sT
1.2
2"0
1.5
3 R°
2.4
4 TM
3.5
5 TM
4,8
6 TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
'IRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
DHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35
FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you
the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you expedence 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".Repa=r
AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storege" sections of this
owner's manual.
,_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, 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 arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands, A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears service center (See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
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Steering Wheel
('
,
(1) Hex
3/8-16 x 1
Steering
Wheel Insert
I_
(1) Large Rat Washer
(1)_e*BO_
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<,)'oc_ou,
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Steering
Wheel
, Adapter
,
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J / /
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_(1)
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Keys
(,_,oo_washor
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Stee_ng
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Boot
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
Slope Sheet
Video Cassette
r-7
(2) Keys
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O
Yournewtractorhasbeenassembled
atthefactory with exceptionof those parts left
unassembledfor shippingpurposes.To ensure safe and properoperationof your
tractorall parts and hardwareyou assemble mustbe tightenedsecurely.Use the
correcttoolsas necessaryto insurepropertightness.Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
6. Assemble large flat 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 puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socketwrenchset willmake assembly
easier, Standard wrenchsizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utilityknife
(1) Pliers
(1) Tire pressuregauge
When right or left hand is mentionedin
this manual, it means, from your pointof
view, when you are in the operating
position(seated behindthe steering
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
t. Remove all accessible loose parts
and partscartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom,along lineson
all four cornersof cation, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additionallooseparts
or cartonsand remove.
Insed
3/8
F_/3/8
Hex So_
_/Lockwasher
Large Flat
Washer
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extensionshaft onto lower
steedngshaft. Align mountingholes
in extensionand lower shaftsand
install5/16 hex boltand Iooknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steeringboot over tab
slotsin dash and push downto
secure,
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions),
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cress bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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,
•
I.
-.
NOTE; You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid•
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i
Label
J
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.
INSTALL SEA1;
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment.
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt 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.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
::
Adj
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutcWbrake 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 drive tractor off skid.
9, Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Bolt
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and stide 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.
_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.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place, Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
Deflector
Mulcher
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LE',TEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade ddv,
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Vedfy that the bel
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.
Latch
Hooks
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CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/" All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
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).
J' Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,I 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 symbolsmay appear on your tractoror in literature suppliedwith the product,
Leam and understandtheir meaning.
BA]_ERV
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
A
r_'= R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
lr
t
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOURTRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof
variouscontrolsand adjustments.Save this manualfor future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Choke Control
Light
Ignition
Switch
-_.
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Attachment
LiftLever
Control
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
_Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCWBRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Usedto release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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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 recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Yourtractoris equippedwith an operator
presencesensing switch. When engine
is running,any attemptby the operatorto
leave the seat withoutfirstsettingthe
parkingbrake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brakepedal intofull
"BRAKE" positionand hold.
2. Race parkingbrake lever in =ENGAGED="positionand release
pressurefrom ctutcWbrakepedal.
Pedal shouldremain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parkingbrake will
hold tractorsecure.
C-ok
I1 e
Control
"_
_
.
Clutch/Brake\
_,\',
Pos.on _
_
/"_"
•Disengaged"
Position
_"
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\\V\
Position
Pa
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"Brake"
Position
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• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
USe.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
AttachmentClutch
Lever
•
•
..
Engaged Posit=on
_. -_--_IgnitionKey
Control_
|
Gearshift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mowerblades,moveattachment
clutchlever to "DISENGAGED"position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop groundddve, depressclutch/
brake pedal intofull =BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE• Move throttlecontrolto slow position.
NOTE: Failureto move throttlecontrolto
slow positionand allowingengine to idle
beforestoppingmay cause engine to
=backfire".
,_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'n'LE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
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 geamhiff lever to desired
position.
3, Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
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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.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "ro ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" 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
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Bracket "_._(
S_;/
1"0 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. Stad 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 Clutch
Lever
Position
Position
Low
_ Position
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
stading 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.
o/°
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3/8 Washer .-----J':J_-_j
Gauge Wheel----'_'_ _
Attachment Lift Lever
High Position
JShoulder
Bolt
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TO TRANSPORT
ADD GASOLINE
• 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.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor, Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fue!
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
BEFORE STARTINGTHE
ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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COLD WEATHER STARTING (50" F and
TO START ENGINE
below)
When startingthe engine for the fiP3ttime or if
7. When engine starts, slowly push
the engine has run out of fuel, it willtake extra
choke control in until the engine
crankingtime to move fuel from the tank to the
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
engine.
push the choke control in small steps
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
allowing the engine to accept small
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
changes in speed and load, until the
parking brake.
choke control is fully in. If the engine
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
position.
control out slightly for a few seconds
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENand then continue to push the control
GAGED" position.
in slowly. This may require an engine
4. Move throttle control to fast position
warm-up period from several seconds
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
to several minutes, depending on the
engine start attempt. For a warm
temperature.
engine start attempt the choke control
• The attachments can be used during
may not be needed.
the engine warm-up period and may
NOTE: Before starting,read the warm and
require the choke control be pulled out
cold starting procedures below.
slightly.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
clockwise to "START' position and
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
release key as soon as engine starts.
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
Do not run starter continuously for
be adjusted for best engine performance.
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
If the engine does not start after
Service and Adjustments section of this
several attempts, push choke control
manual.
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
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MOWINGTIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. Sea "1"O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dded clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING
MOWINGTIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recur
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed, Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the eady
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check Brake Operation
_
Check Tim Pressure
I_
Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
I_
CheCk for Loose Fastaners
_
I_ /
g_/7
Shaq_en/Rep_ace MOWer Blades
_4
Lubdca_on Chart
_
ll_
Check Battery Lever
Clean Battery and Terminals
_
CheCk Transaxle COOling
I1_
Adjust Blade Belt(a) Tension
KS
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(e) TenSion
_s
/
Check Engine Oil Level
l# t
_1
Change Engine Oil
_2.:
Clean Air Filter
i_2
Clean All Screen
11_2
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
Jl_
II_
Replace Oil Filter (I1 equipped)
(1_1:
Ctean Engine Cooling Fkls
_=
Replace Spark Plug
I_
Replace A_ Filler Paper Cartridge
I_2
Replace Fuel Filler
GENERAL
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negflgence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
Al! adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your"
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
- Spindle (_
Zerk
Zerk
(_ Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
_)
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
:
I
Ii
T-"
Gearshift
'_---'
_---"
Pivots
SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oi_
_)General Purpose Grease
(_ Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings, If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
TrailingEdge Up....
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Hole _,',_
Flat Washer_"_'-_:_
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Washe'_H:B_ar
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLAOE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade
is balanced:
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with baiancer.)
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 podion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position, if either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
5/8"
orPin _
2O
lade
/ -'_-_
Center Hole _._
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its _ife.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour,
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
atlempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2, Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
•3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery _See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The be_ts 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 APt se_ice classification SF-SJ.
when used above 32°R Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto 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 oi! fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil DrainValve
according to your expected operating
tempe.rature ..............
,
Closed
Locked I
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
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Cap /
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DrainTube
1
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
_T
Cover
Knob
Wing Nut
Top Air Guid..de
Cover
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge.
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EngineCooling
Fins
""
Cartddge
Foam
Pre-Clasner
Cartridge
Air Scre_
Cover
(Both
Sides)
AIR RLTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pie-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2.
3,
$,
5.
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
_m-cleaner.
-;. Reinstall pro-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
FO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
I. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
_.. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entedng carburetor.
L Clean cartddge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage,
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season, if fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required,
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp
CLEANING
• Cleanengine,
battery,
seat,finish,
etc.
of atl foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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.
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake•
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position•
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spdng.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8.
Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
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.
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Small Retainer Spring
SuspensionArms
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Square Hole
Clutch S
Retainer S
Anti-Swa
• Fmnt Link
Collar
Springs
Sides)
Housing
Large
Spring
Bracket
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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 underinflated, you will
not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge o_
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" ot each other.
• if adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighlen In
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment n_ on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BottomEdge
_
of Mower to/---_ _
Ground _l
_of
1_)
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• 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.
Mandrel
°_
i.
°
BottomEdge
Mowerto
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
1_ "°und
._
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Suspension
Arm
Nut "E"
Lift Link Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. tf the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Trunnion
Nut "F_
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual),
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
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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
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. 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 pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
Idler Pulleys
Pulley _
_
v
Mandrel
Pulley
j
f-C,
,I
procedure,
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Engine
Pulley
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right 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 other
qualified service center.
• ..
Clutching
Idler
J
Stationary /
Idler
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The trensaxle 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
right 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.
"Engaged"
Nut "A"
With Parking Brake
/
_
_
Jam Nut
Operating Arm
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TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK
BATI'ERY
• I,CAUTION: Lead-acid batteriesgenerate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and
smoking materialsaway from batteries.
Always wear eye protectionwhen around
batteries.
Adjustment if your battery is too weak to start the engine, it
Bolt
should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the
MAINTENANCE sectionof this manual).
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNIf "jumper cables" are used for emergency
MENT
starting, follow this procedure:
If steering wheel crossbars are not
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
12 volt negative grounded system. The other
vehical must also be a 12 volt negative
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
grounded system. Do not use your tractor
instructions in the Assembly section of this battery to start other vehicles.
manual
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
battery, taking care not to shod
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
against chassis.
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
service center.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
charged battery.
1. Block up axle securely.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
away from fuel tank and battery.
wheel contains a square key - Do not
TO
REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER lose).
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
then from the fully charged battery.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
"Positive" (+)
"Negative" (-)
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Gearshift Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
L.H.
Washers
Rentaining_
Axle Cover
_fr_F__
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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REPLACING
BATTERY
TO REPLACE
_,CAUTIO,N: Do not shod battery
terminals oy a,owmg a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time• Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK batte_ cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery ceb_e to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
• Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Terminal
Access
.
Keps
_:
"
Cable
Terminal
Guard
legative
Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill•
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. 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
,
L
,::
!'
,-_ Headlight
/. I Wire Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment isnecessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2, Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle, tf it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and _ull cable back until
swivel is against
uarter circle.
Tighten cable clam ) screw securely.
AND RELAYS
Clamp Screw-----
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly,stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring• See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
Quarter Circle
_Swivel
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TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4 Reassemble air cleaner.
Choke Closed
Casing
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, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fueVair
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift] motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
2. With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(countemlockwise) until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
4. Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn, Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
ldle Speed
crew
Idle Mixture
Screw
Throttle Lever
Idle Speed
1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted properly (see above).
2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
Screw\
nro e)
Lever
__
"_'__crev_
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' r
Mlxtue
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
Also, experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of 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
altemative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
_CAUTION:
Never store thetractor w th
gasoline in the tank inside abuilding
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 instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATFERY
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose. or tank during storage.
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly,
3. Engine flooded.
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 fitter.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
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 wiring.
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
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Enginewill not
'turn over
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug,
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4, Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
B. Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
B. 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.
4.
5.
6,
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operatorpresence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery" terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
3O
11. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact e Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Lose of power
CHART
CORRECTION
CAUSE
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/dirly oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirly fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Didy engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffter.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose b_ade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
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, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter,
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins
12.Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged pads.
Enginecontinues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Mower blad(la will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CHART
CAUSE
PROBLEM
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades impropedy installed.
1O.lmproper blades used.
11 .Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged widng.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Sad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine"OFF"
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
CheckJreplace light switch.
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.
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1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
SCHEMATIC
RED
SATFERY
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
RED
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
SECAUSE OF THIS, THE
SRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE L_GHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST,
iGNiTION SWITCH
OFF
RUtJ/LIGHT
RUN
M÷G÷A1
NONE
B+A1
A2+L
B+A1
NONE
HEADLIGHTS
F
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMO_A_,LE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE= IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOGLD BE REPLACE_3 TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING,
33
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271810
=LECTRICAL
/
i
i
34
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
170217
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
17490508
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt. Btr Front 1]4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-In
Hamess Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craltsman
Hamess Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Terrninal
S_enbld
Ammeter Rectangolar 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE:
All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271810
3HASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
212_
17_
- _159
12
115 _
36
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271810
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
17
18
20
23
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
211
212
--
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8_16 x 3/4
Bumppr Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16xl
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Gdlle P/L
panel, Dash, R.H.
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fubl Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
LoCknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 Unc
Grille/Lens Asm
Lens, Grille
Fenci/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16-1B x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Nut Lock wllnsert I/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8_18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Plckoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Air Duct P/L B&S
Bo_t Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
NutCrownlOCk 3/8-16UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chas_s
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexflange Lock
insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button
NOTE:
169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107)(010
144983X558
126938X
156437
124028X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
164919X558
139976
17499598
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STC522507
14_47
STD533707
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
165867
154966
154207
156524
155123X428
170165
1767_J05
17670605
145212
165919
5479J
All component dimensions given in U S
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
GROUND DRIVE
72
70
,_ 66
50
49 _
4
51 _
37
26 27
38
116
150
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
........
2
3
4
5
6
6
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
36
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
146682
123666X
120(XX_8
121520x
1706_512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10046400
73800500
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130604
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
STD523107
155071
120183X
STO351062
STD571810
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
16..°691
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
Spring, Retum, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap,Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
ROd Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock H W Helical
Nut Lock HX W/Ins 5/16-18
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr 5
Nut
Kncb
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
ROll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Putiey, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry Sti
Retainer, Bait
Bolt
Nut Crown LOCk3/6-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-16 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
KEY PART
NO. NO.
6_
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
20_
NOTE:
8883R
140186
71170764
STD65114S
154778
134683
19132012
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
12!748X
STD580025
145C90
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
124346X
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72110610
74490540
165850
1913-3210
1660(_
165589
165494
72140406
736804OO
74780416
19091010
165623
16688O
165492
165.580
173898
169613
169593
72110612
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-proof
Guide, Mower Ddve Belt, R,H.
WaSher 13/82 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga,
Spacer, Axle
washer 26/82 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Rng
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 20
Spdng, ToPslon
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thdlng, Wsh Hd 114
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Ddve
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrtod 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shitt Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crowolc_k 1/4-20 Uric
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-26Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 16 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Sc(ew 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyllner Snap-In
Washer Nyllner
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810
STEERING
i
,....
I-
___j
_1
<I;!
'
,_42
;;2:
62
44
/
40
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
STEERING
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
lO
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
3o
32
36
37
38
39
4o
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
63
65
66
67
68
79
8o
63
85
SteshngWhebl
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R,H,
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27F32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Steedng Cblumn
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexftange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steedng
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw Hex Wshhd Torx
Pitlman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steehng
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/g x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steedng Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap,Spindle
Rglng, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steedng Asm SerVice
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Beadng Arm Piftman
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket SuSp Chassis Front
Fastner ChdstmasTree
NOTE:
139768
154427
169840
169_39
6L_66H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
t 65857
165851
15,N06
126847X
136874
19131416
t 70_3612
STC561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STC541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
S_t431
7478(3520
167902
STD523710
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271810
ENGINE
1_
14
38
81
39
_
33
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
TRACTOR - MODE L NU MB ER 917.271810
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
Control, Throt Paddle
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 461707-0147-E
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
ClampTube Doubte Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washe_"LOck Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x ,75
Gasket, Muffler
TuDe Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard
ContmlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap FueIGuage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fue_
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Pad idler
Screw Hex Webs/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hax 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE:
LJ
170647
17720410
......
149723
144069
144068
138129
171877
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
148456
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
1616S6
123487X
106082X
8543R
148315
1C9227X
17000612
73510400
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
A'*4.....
1
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140123
14(3531
71110616
19131610
145O06
6TD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zl
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X I X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248)(
72050412
1_
121250X
123976X
171852
S_1431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap SIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 ZIrt¢,
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Elk Phi
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Boff Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE:
44
All component dimensions given In U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
DECALS
6
7
9
13
7
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
156439
176681
171696
171697
177253
133644
177265
177263
163204
156368
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
13
15
19
20
22
--* - -*
146046
160396
138047
172331
149516
13831 t
165800X428
165799X428
177297
177298
Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Battery
Decal Lilt Handle
Pad Footrect LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
Fender Danger Sears
Engine
Hood, R,H,
Hood, L,H,
Hood Side
Maintenance
Lower Dash
Rp]cmnt
Fender, Craftsman Gold
Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S
WHEELS AND TIRES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
NOTE:
45
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Sewlce Item Only)
106732X4,?.7 Rim, Front
278H
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
9040H
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
106108X427 Rim, Rear
122082)(
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U. S.
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBEH 9 t _.27 t 61U
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
13
13
2O
15
19
15
46
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lilt
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger. Red
Link, Lift, LH.
Link. Lift. R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trtxtnion
Nut Lock wPNsh 1/2-13 UNC
Ann, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spdng
Beadng, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE:
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
$TD624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
1398_8
163552
169865
73540600
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810
MOWER DECK
:146
1
34
119
27
48
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
165892
BTD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
165460
$1"D624006
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140_29
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD5510_7
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
$TD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
174284
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Decl_ Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
RetsinerSprlng
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulshlng
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel Vented
Beadng, Ball Maodrel
Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vodex
NutCrownlock5i16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Chdstmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Gauge
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel L H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roltsr Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #t 0-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retsiner
Guard, TUV Idler
67
68
92
101
1(_
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2C_9J
155197
155198
17060514
STD541431
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
STD551G37
143723
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
o-
STD.533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169G_2
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169871
169672
169669
17720410
STD5.33717
130794
- -
169583
NOTE:
AQ
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulsher Cover
Screw Pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, WeJd
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H,
Screw 5/16-18
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, CentedOCk 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idier Ral
Bolt Cardage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spdng Returrl Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
ROdClutch
Screw Hex Ttld Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key NOS. 101-106
and 111-121)
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
157
.,_3131A
157
I
NUMBERS HERE
50
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
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
29
778370
786188
7861G2
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
7880_3
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799GZl
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Beadng 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Ddve Pin
Spacer 1,130 X ,695
Bail 5/16" dla
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
,627 ID x .031W
ThruetWasher
.762 ID x ,O31W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
CupWasher
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
FlatWasher
.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (l_g of 2)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
79(X)25
786066
786_6
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
S00
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
_A
794712
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
DOwel Pin
Flat Washer
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4 _
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Space,' .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (1%15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
SpurGear(17teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
FlatWasher
.563 ID x ,062W
input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .8g0
Square Cut Ring
"O"Rlng
Flat Washer
1,128 ID x .058W
Inveded Retaining R_ng
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seat 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4 _
Gear Oil 80W90
ReplacementMST
2B6-545C Transaxle
All component dimensions given in
U.S, inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271810
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
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552
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TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER 917.271810
BRIGGS & STRATI"ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
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544
801
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TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271810
BRIGGS
& STRATrON
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
9
10
10A
11
12
27803
690334
690366
280225
273390
271188
271189
13
15
16
19
20
23
24
25
27
28
28
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499284
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
29
29
32
33
498314
498541
691133
390420
34
35
36
40
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
75
78
91
691302
65906
26828
221596
292260
494553
261368
691161
393415
498542
213290
271412
270884
690321
93208
691438
225137
591134
693483
26
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Nit
Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder #1
Head-Cylinder #2
.$ Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
•$ Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly (Cylinder
#1)
•$ Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase (.015"
Thick, Std.)
Gasket-Crankcase (.005"
Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase (,009"
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushin
Seal-Oi_
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (Standard)
Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.020 "O.S.
Ring Set, Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston (.005"
O.S.)
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (.020 U,S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553 Keeper-Valve (Rsf.
No. 42 )
Va ve- ntake
Spring-Valve Intake
Spring-Valve Exhaust)
Retainer*Valve Exhaust
Retainer-Valve /Exhaustl
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block
Manifold-intake
-o Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Screw (Carburetor
Screw (Intake Manifold
Screen-Rotating
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Body Assembly-Upper
461707,
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
177
187
690718
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
693508
691401
271411
271170
499167
197
202
203
205
209
2tl
212
215
219
220
690364
690570
280997
690322
691273
261563
693985
690481
394348
690412
222
227
235
240
244
258
267
278
297
491282
491297
224995
394358
230318
94930
690316
691366
94289
TYPE
NUMBER
0145-E3
DESCRIPTION
_
(_
O
•
•
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
Gasket-Carburetor Body
Pin-Float HinnQ=e
Valve-Float Needle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (H!@hAltitude)
Carburetor Kit
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
Gasket-AIrCleaner
Seal-O-Ring
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Governor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Sprln -Governor
Link-_hrottle
Guide-Air
Gear-Governor
Washer-Thrust (Governor
Gear)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Shield-Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Connector-Hose (Pulse Line)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer (Governor Lever)
Nut-Wing (Air Filter Retainer)
304
691390
305
690960
306
690414
306A 690435
Housln_BIower
Screw
lower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
RPM Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
:1:
:_
Included in
Gasket Set,Kit,
RefRef
Number
358.
Included
in Carburetor
Number
121.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
861.
NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
R_
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
356
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
693490
693487
693491
690442
691100
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
94882
393474
93621
497606
398003
691385
690823
690423
272490
497603
690553
690552
690311
569
572
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
789
797
272645
690415
690764
92278
95162
690326
690317
491530
690657
271013
66538
693510
496700
690555
93585
280866
391362
691285
693059
695050
94010
ENGINE-MODEL
DESCRIPTION
O+
O+
Q+
1_+
•
•
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
Gasket-Pump
Body-Pump
Spring-Pump Diaphragm
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw Air Cleaner Base)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover
Cap-Spring
Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
Braskat-OilFill
Filter-Air
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Alternator
Screw (Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Tube-Oil Fill
Clamp-Tube
Filter-Air
Armature-Starter
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bolt-Carriage (Governor
Lever)
Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather (Cylinder #2)
Plate-Back
Nut (Governor Lever)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer (Governor Crank)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Seal-Governor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-Spark Plug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring-Friction
Screw (Drive Cap)
Shield-Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Gear-Starter
Wiring Harness
Nut (_tarter Terminal)
NUMBER
461707,
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
797A
801
802
803
807
822
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
495715
493880
693486 _+
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231218
393456
495901
393815
877
881
918
934
955
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
1137
1138
----
NUMBER
0145-E3
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal (Throttle Shaft)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
TerminaI-Caple
Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
Kit-Fuel Pure
Cover-Air GulPde
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Intake)
Wire-Alternator
Plate-Cover
Hose-Vacuum (Cylinder-ToImpulse Pump)(Cut to
Required Length)
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Carburetor
691207
Cover-Air Cleaner
690720
Screw (Upper Body To Lower
Body
498157
Fan-_lywheel
691247
Retainer-Fan
496726
Label Kit
694979
Label Kit-Emission
263080
Ring*Retaining
273688
Owner's Manual
280860
• Seal-O-Ring
497605
Retainer-Brush
498047
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
691104
Screw (Cover Plate)
690353
Screw (Oil Slinger)
690329
Screw (Governor, Control
Rod)
690390
Washer (Governor, Control
Rod)
690330
Nut (Governor, Control Rod)
445777-0027-E1
Replacement Engine
RPM Settings:
+
TYPE
Included
Included
Included
1095.
Included
861.
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in
Gasket Set,Kit,
RefRef
Number
358.
in Carburetor
Number
121.
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
NOTES
R7
NOTES
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
_
_
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I
greater than 15 ), never imrois the face. Make tums gradu- I
ally to prevent tipping or lois of control. Exercise extreme I
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