Owner's Manual CRFIFT.TMFIN ° 24.0 HP, 48" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273623 [_ from previously has built the engine, read This product a lowengines. emission Before engine you whichstartoperates differently and understand this Owner's iVlanuai. IMPORTANT: Read and follow aH Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers this product, to your questions Calh 1-800°659°5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am =5 pm, Mort = Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman U.S.A. about Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications .......................... AssemblyiPre-Operation ....................... Operation ............................................... Maintenance Schedule ........................ Maintenance ........................................ 2 3 5 7 9 15 15 Service and Adjustments ..................... 19 Storage ................................................ 27 Troubleshooting ................................... 28 Repair Parts ......................................... 32 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME@. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. * Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. * Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should chase date. , , by fuel determined to be contamibe used within 30 days of its pur- Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. label replacement. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME@. This battery warranty applies only while This warranty gives you specific vary, from state to state. this product legal rights, Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, is within the United States. and you may also have other rights, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 which mMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Turn off blades when not mowing. Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. _WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark _lbug" WARNmNG: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _!_WARNmNG: 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 _u to lose control of your tractor. WARNmNG: 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. _WARNmNG: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build- lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive Wash hands after handling° L GENERAL harm. OPERATmON ,, Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. ,, Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before 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 storage. H. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. abso- lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. 3 DO: Mow up and down slopes, not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: o Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. Ill. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. sume that children will remain last saw them. Never aswhere you Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible aduIt. Be alert and turn machine enter the area. off if children Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. iV.SERVICE Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. Never run a machine inside a dosed area. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Be sure the area is clear of other people beforemowing.Stop machineif anyone enters the area. Nevercarry passengersor children evenwith the bladesoff. Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and behind beforeand while backing. Nevercarry children.They may fall off and be seriously injuredor interferewith safe machineoperation. Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea and underthe watchfulcare of another responsibleadult. Be alert and turn machineoff if children enter the area. Beforeand when backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not • Removeobstaclessuch as rocks,tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. across. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline 4 Gallons Capacity and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 4.0 Pints W/O Filter: 3.75 Pints Spark (Gap: Champion Plug: .040") Ground (MPH): Speed Tire Pressure: Charging Battery: Blade System:16 32°F) QC12YC Forward: Reverse: 00- Front: Rear: 14 PSI 10 PSI Amps instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". 5.5 2.4 @ 3600 RPM Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: Bolt Torque:45-55 CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. 5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBIUTIES ,, Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. A(_WARNmNG: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federat laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTmON Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourseff from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phone = phone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800=827-6655. SEARS mNSTALLATION SERWCE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4=MY-HOME® Keys (2) Keys For Future Use Video Cassette Slope Sheet Bubble Mower Leveling Wrench Level Yournewtractor has been assembledat the factory. Reviewthe video cassette before you begin. When right or left hand is mentionedin this manual,it means,from your point of view, when you are in the operatingposition (seated behindthe steeringwheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACKCARTON 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Removeend panelsand lay'side panelsflat. 2. Removepackingmaterials. 3. Removeprotectivematerialsfrom tractor hood and grille. mMPORTANT: Checkfor and removeany staplesin skid that may puncturetires where tractor is to roll off skid. Adjustment NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month andyear indicatedon label (label located betweenterminals)charge battery for minimumof one hourat 6-10 amps.(See "BATTERY"in Maintenance section of this manualfor charginginstructions). ( Operation function 1. 2. TRACTOR OFF section for of controms) SKmD mocation Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. (See and po- 3. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place freewheel control in "trans- 4. mission disengaged position" (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. .---s'/ TO DRmVE TRACTOR Operation section OFF for SKmD mocation (See and nction of controms) WARNmNG: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Label 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 ADJUST SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen knob. 2. Lower seat into operating sit in seat. 3. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. 4. 5. adjustment position and people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "trans- 4. 5. mission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section of this manual). Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift leverplungerand raise attachmentlift leverto its highestposition. 7. Start the engine.After engine has started, movethrottle controlto idle position. 8. Releaseparking brake. 9. Slowly movethe motioncontrol lever forwardand slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply braketo stop tractor,set parking brakeand place motioncontrol leverin neutral position. 11.Turn ignitionkey to "STOP"position. Continuewith the instructionsthat follow. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractorwere overinflated at the factoryfor shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is importantfor best cutting performance. Reducetire pressureto PSI shown in "PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS"section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mowerhousing should be properlyleveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWERHOUSING"in the Service and Adjustmentssection of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSmTmON OF ALL BELTS See the figuresthat are shown for replacing motionand mowerbladedrive belts in the Serviceand Adjustmentssection of this manual. Verifythat the belts are routedcorrectly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brakeis properly adjusted. See "TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual. ,!CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-sideifront-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around and inside atl belt keepers. pulleys ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). These symbols may appearon your tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product. Learn and understandtheir meaning. R N REVERSE H NEUTRAL HIGH G Ikl L LOW CHOKE LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON SLOW ENGINE START PARKING IGNITION 6 o;I 4) G ENGINE OFF FAST BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ®@@@@ ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER which, will result indicates in death aorhazard serious injury.if not avoided, WARNING hazard which, if not avoided, could resultindicates in deatha or serious injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION indicates a hazard which, injury. if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious and/or property damage. injury CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 9 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THiS OWNER'S MANUAL YOUR TRACTOR AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Light Switch Position ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Lift Lever Plunger Throttle Control Clutch/Brake Pedal Attachment Lift Lever Choke Control Parking Brake Freewheel Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used ATTACHMENT UFT LEVER - Used to to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. UGHT SWITCH POSmON - Turns the raise, lower and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. UFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL attachment lift lever when changing its position. JGNmON SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake - Used to control engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. into the brake position. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation. 10 SAFETYGLASSES The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR NOTE: TO SET PARKmNG 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 opping tractor on grass areas. CAUTmON: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Pushqn to CUutch Switch Choke "Disengaged" PuH Out To "Engage" ThrottUe TO USE CHOKE TO MOVE DRIVE = TO ADJUST - AND MOWER CUTTmNG HEmGHT 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. - Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position to allow engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. Never use choke to stop engine. mMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. FORWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. mMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE CONTROL BACKWARD To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. GROUND when 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. STOPPmNG BLADES conditions THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. Brake _,_ Pedal ..... Motion "Drive" "Disengaged" ControU Lever Position Position Parking Brake MOWER Under certain 11 TO ADJUST GAUGEWHEELS Gaugewheels are properlyadjusted when they are slightly off the groundwhen moweris at the desiredcutting height in operatingposition.Gaugewheels then keepthe deck in proper positionto help preventscalping in most terrainconditions. NOTE:Besuretractorison a flatlevelsurface. 1. Lower mowerand adjust mowerto desiredcutting height. 2. Removeretainerspring and clevis pin which secureeach gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gaugewheels to ground.Raise gaugewheels slightly to align holes in bracketand gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gaugewheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replaceretainerspring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gaugewheels are in the same setting. mMPORTANT: Be sure to readjustgauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mowerdeck. TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. ,, Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. J Retainer Spring CUevis Pin ,j TO OPERATE J" 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. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Push In To "Disengage" Transmission Transmission Engaged Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). Lift Lever High Position TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH= IVlENTS 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. Position Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" TO OPERATEON HmLLS _WARNmNG: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greaterthan 15° and do not drive across any slope.Use the slope guide providedat the back of this manual. ,, Choosethe slowestspeed beforestarting up or down hills. ,, Avoidstoppingor changingspeedon hills. ,, If slowingis necessary,movethrottle control leverto slower position. ,, If stopping is absolutelynecessary,push clutch/brakepedal quicklyto brakeposition and engage parkingbrake. Movemotioncontrol leverto neutral (N) position. iMPORTANT:The motioncontrollever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brakepedal is depressed. To restart movement,slowly release parking brakeand clutch/brakepedal. Slowly movemotioncontrol leverto slowestsetting. Makeall turns slowly. Deflector 12 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to fast position 6. Putl choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 7. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING THE ENGmNE ENGmNE OraL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL:' mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. * For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOUNE * Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. _i_,CAUTmON: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. mMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTmON: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START WARM above) WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and 8. 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. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 8. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 13 operating position. 3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto warm up.This can be done during the engine warm up period. The attachmentscan be usedduring the enginewarm-up period after the transmissionhas been warmed up and may requirethe chokecontrol be pulled out slightly. NOTE:If ata highaltitude(above3000feet) or in coldtemperatures(below32 F) the carburetorfuel mixturemayneedto be adjustedforbestengineperformance(see"TO ADJUSTCARBURETOR"inthe Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual). PURGE TRANSMISSmON Toensure proper operationand performance, it is recommendedthat the transmissionbe purged beforeoperating tractor for the first time.This procedurewill removeany trapped air insidethe transmissionwhich may havedevelopedduring shipping of your tractor. mMPORTANT:Shouldyour transmission require removatfor service or replacement, it should be purgedafter reinstallation beforeoperatingthe tractor. 1. Placetractor safely in an area that is flat for approximately80 feet in front of the tractor and set the parking brake. 2. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position.With motioncontrol leverin neutral (N) position,slowly disengageclutch/brake pedal. 3. Slowly move motioncontrol leverto full forwardposition and hold for five (5) seconds,or approximately40 feet. Slowly move leverto full reverseposition and hold for five (5) seconds,or approximately20 feet.After the tractor movesapproximately20 feet in reverse return the motioncontrol leverto the neutral (N) position.Repeatthis procedurethree (3) times. Yourtransmissionis now purgedand now readyfor normal operation. 14 MOWmNGTIPS Mowershould be properly leveledfor best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWERHOUSING"in the Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual. The left hand side of mowershould be usedfor trimming. Driveso that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Havethe cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distributionof clippings and more uniformcutting. When mowinglarge areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will dischargeawayfrom shrubs,fences, driveways,etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the oppositedirection making left hand turns until finished. f OO272j * If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. * Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. * Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. , When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. FILL IN DATES AS YOU C 0 M PLETE J__/,"_ REGULAR SERVICE Check Check _.J_ _'_K_'4r_'fSERVlCE BrakePressure Operation Tire _ T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace Mower I_ and I_ If 11_5 Blades Lubrication 0 Check Battery Chart Level 1_4 and Terminals If Clean Battery Check Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine If I_ Engine Oil (with oil filter) Change Engine Oil (without N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen Clean 1_1,2 oil filter) _llfl, 1_2 Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling 1_1,2 Fins 1_2 Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating If under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 fb-lbs, maximum. Do not overtighten. conditions. LUBRICATION RECOMMENDATIONS 5. @ Engine _ A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. 1. 2. 3. 4. (J} Front Wheel Bearing Zerk (i} Mandrel Zerks At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. EACH CHART (J} Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. BEFORE If 1_2 The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. , I_ 2 Arrester Replace GENERAL I_ 1_2 Muffler/Spark Replace If I_ Oil Level Change Inspect If i/ Cooling E E If I_s C R DATES 02500 ] (0 General Purpose Grease @}Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section mlVIPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bear-ings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the selfqubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. Check for loose fasteners. 15 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATmON mMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). mMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. Mandrel Trailing Assembly Edge Up s\ per- If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TmRES , 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. Blade Bolt (Spec,a,)-- TO SHARPEN kept sharp. blades. BLADE Replace BLADE Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. gaged 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 DARE blades Star NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. 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 brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disen- mower ....... __'" Center Hole Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seat 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 For best results ""-._.__'_:_L:C4z_- Center Hole must be Blade bent or damaged 5/8" Bolt -or Pin REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging which is sufficient for normal use. system How- ever, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. Keep battery and terminals clean. * Keep battery bolts tight. Keep small vent holes open. * Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. 16 NOTE:The original equipmentbattery on your tractoris maintenancefree.Do not attemptto open or removecaps or covers. Adding or checking levelof electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERYAND TERMINALS Corrosionand dirt on the battery and terminals can causethe battery to "leak" power. 1. Removeterminal guard. 2. DisconnectBLACKbattery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Cleanterminals and battery cable ends with wire brushuntil bright. 5. Coat terminalswith grease or petroleumjelly. 6. Reinstallbattery (See "REPLACING BATTERY""in the SERVICEAND ADJUSTMENTSsection of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOUNG The transmissionfan and coolingfins should be keptclean to assureproper cooling. Do not attemptto clean fan or transmission while engine is runningor while the transmissionis hot.Topreventpossible damageto seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. Inspectcoolingfan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. Inspectcoolingfins for dirt, grassclippings and other materials. To prevent damageto seals, do not use compressed air or high pressuresprayerto clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxb was sealed at the factory andfluid maintenanceis not requiredfor the life of the transaxle. Shouldthe transaxleever leakor requireservicing, contact a sears or other qualifiedservice center. V-BELTS CheckV-beltsfor deteriorationand wear after 100 hours of operationand replace if necessary.The belts are not adjustable. Replacebelts if they beginto slip from wear. F C SAE -10 RANGE 30 32 VISCOSITY 0 ANTICIPATED 40 GRADES 1'0 60 BEFORE 80 20 NEXT 100 30 OIL 1 40 CHANGE oil vi_cchartl e NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL Be sure tractor is on level surface. Oil will drain more freely when warm. Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and instal[ the drain tube onto the fitting. 011 Drain Valve Cbsed and Locked Yellow 3. 4. 5. 6. 17 0 -20 TEMPERATURE LUBRmCATmON Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. -20 -40 Drain Tube Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 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. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. 8. CLEAN Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 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. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULL:' line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. CLEAN AmR FmLTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. MUFFLER Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knobs and cover. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. PRE-CLEANER SPARK 2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. 4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE 1. 2. AREAS Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, pre-cleaner. AmR mNTAKE/COOUNG To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. ENGmNE OraL FmLTER TO SERVICE AmR SCREEN PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. replace CARTRIDGE IN-LINE Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure with knobs. 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 mMPORTANT: 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. 4. clamps are properly positioned. Immediately wipe up any spilled line. Clamp Cartridge Cover Fuel Filt_ Foam 18 gaso- W]e do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. * Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. * Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. * Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. WARNmNG: TO AVOmD SERmOUS mNJURY, BEFORE VmCE OR ADJUSTMENTS: PERFORMmNG ANY SER= 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE 1. 2. 3. 4. Place 7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. 8. Raise attachment lift to its highest position. Slide mower forward and remove belt MOWER attachment clutch in "DISEN- GAGED" position. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. Lower mower to its lowest position. Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket. 9. from electric clutch pulley. 10. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. TO mNSTALL MOWER Ai_CAUTmON: Rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and release slowly. 5. Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-sway bar from bracket. 6. Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly and remove plate. BeUtTension Rod (Disengaged Position) ...... Lock Bracket .... ,,'7 Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. Front Mower Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley // Chassis Bracket -Retainer S Double Loop Retainer Springs Front Plate Assembly Single Loop Retainer Springs Flanged Pins Bar Front Mower Bracket USE PLIERS FOR RETAINER SPRINGS Suspension Arms Double Loop Retainer Springs (Outward pointing deck pins) Deflector Shield 19 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- ,, Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. ,, From left side of tractor, find the level decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. ,, Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. tor shield to right side of tractor. mMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 7. Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops up as shown. 8. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. 9. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower brackets. NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. 6. * If adjustment is necessary, under left hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. ,, Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. Bubble Level Level Decal Brake Pedal mMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 10.Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking bracket. _CAUTmON: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. 11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD ', Raise mower to its highest position. ,, Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. with double loop retainer spring. 12. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 13. Raise deck to highest ,, If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. ,, To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. ,, To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". * Recheck measurements after adjusting. position. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSmNG Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground such as a carport or garage. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinfiated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT BUBBLE LEVEL NOTE: surface If necessary, below tractor long board Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground WITH check side-to-side for levelness with a and the bubble level. 20 Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH Suspension Arm Lift Link Nut FRONT-TO-BACK mMPORTANT: ADJUSTMENT Deck must be level side- to-side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades should be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its ,_ghest position. CAUTmON: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B" at front and rear tip of blade • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. NOTE: Each full turn of nut"C" will Nut "C" Front Plate Assembly Trunnion TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE MOWER DRIVE BELT BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. 2. Lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket. Ai_CAUTmON: Rod is spring loaded. Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. 5. change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16". , When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 6. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 9. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 10.Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "D" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 12. Install belt in both idlers. 13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley. 15. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly. 16. Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to rear deck bracket with retainer spring. 17. Reassemble R.H. mandrel cover. 21 18.Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking bracket. R.H. Mandrel Cover Belt Tension Rod (Disengaged Position) ___________mi/7 Clutch Pulley /, Idler Pulleys Mandrel Spring Arm R.H. Susl Primary Idler Arm TO REPLACE MOWER (SECONDARY) 10. Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that they rotate freely. 11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and secondary spring arm. DRmVE BELT Park the tractor on parking brake. 1. Remove mower MOWER" in this 2. Remove screws mandrel covers REMOVE BLADE MOWER level surface. Engage INSTALL (See "TO REMOVE section of manual). from R.H. and L.H. and remove covers. DRIVE (SECONDARY) BELT manual). 3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. MOWER (SECONDARY) 7. 8. 9. Carefully ley. Remove REINSTALL belt from center pul- mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel pulley. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire MOWER DRIVE BELT manual). 14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley and around both idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to remove slack. 15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely tighten all screws. 16. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in all grooves correctly. 17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). BELT roll belt off LH. mandrel BELT (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of BLADE DRIVE DRIVE BLADE 12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 13. Carefully roll belt over LH. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of REMOVE NEW MOWER upper deck surface. 22 Secondary Udbr Arm h.m_ Udbr Pulley Sp :ing Mandrel Secondary Spring Arm Center Mandrel Mower Blade (Secondary) Drive Belt TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxb. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK 1. 2. , With parking brake "Engaged" BRAKE Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 23 TO REPLACE _,_OTmON DRmVE BELT TRANSMmSSION REPLACEMENT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BELT REMOVAL REMOVAL/ Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt TO ADJUST I_IENT and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. STEERmNG WHEEL AUGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE4N/CAMBER 4. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. 6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. The front wheel toeqn and camber are not Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley. 7. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in BELT INSTALLATION TO REMOVE 1. 2. 3. or camber, contact your nearest other qualified service center. - Carefully work new belt down input pulley. Slide belt into the center span Pull belt toward front of tractor belt around electric clutch and onto the keeper. and roll onto Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Electric -__ Clutch also prevents Clutching--- --':___._+"4_ Clutch II Locator --_>,;hI Idler • _._, Stahonary---- _ _7 I 1_"/2 tire dry rot and corrosion. Retaining Ring I REPAIRS Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. 6. Reconnect clutch harness. 8. FOR or 1. 2. 4. 7. WHEEL Sears Washers ................. II II aq Axle Cover CenterSpan .... L-I II Keeper j-_ __ Transmission input Pulley _ H W II Clute h Wire I Z I1£',Harness _ Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START TERY ENGmNE WroTH A WEAK BAT- ,JI_WARNmNG: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. 24 If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section of this 6. manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH 1. 2. 3. JUMPER 2. 8. 9. - Keps Nut Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER 1. CABLES 7. CABLES, Access ..--> ,--'"" Door _ " Terminal !; Guard 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 AND RELAYS REVERSE BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. DD 02614 Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely Close terminal access doors. Close hood. Battery BATTERY TO REMOVE SEMBLY _I_WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 25 HOOD AND GRILL AS- 1. Raise hood. 2. 3. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. TO ADJUST Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. iMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Hood Headlight Wire Connector Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE Stop \ The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL 02119 SwiveU The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment shouJd not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Loosen knob and remove cover as3. 4. CARBURETOR CUamp Screw sembly from air cleaner. 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. Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob. 26 CUamp Screw 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. _IKWARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Use fresh fuel next season. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance 2. 3. 4. 5. for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a NOT_': Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car- (See "CLEANING" section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGmNE Oral Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYUNDER(S) 1. 2. 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 3. 4. OTHER ,, Do not store gasoline from one season to another. ,, Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. ,, If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. mMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. 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. FUEL Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. Replace with new spark plug(s). SYSTEM mMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manuam unmess directed CAUSE Hard to start turn wiii not over 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. Loss of power but 3. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. 9. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 10. 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Fill fuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check atl wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Brake pedat not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Engine clicks wiii not start center CORRECTmON 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 6. 7. Engine to Sears service Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Cutting fast. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. too much grass/too Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. 28 service center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check atl wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART: See appropriate section in marluam unmess directed PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power (continued) Faulty spark 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 11. 12. 13. 14. plug. 6. plug wire loose. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves adjustment, Excessive 1. Worn, out of bent or loose blade. vibration Engine continues to run when 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged . part(s). Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged POOr cut - uneven 2. 3. 4. 5. Mower blades will not rotate Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified . Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 3. 4. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Obstruction mechanism. 2. in clutch Worn/damaged mower drive belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. Engine 2. speed Travel speed too slow. too fast. 29 service center. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified Poor grass discharge center CORRECTmON 6. 10.Spark to Sears service 1. 2. service drive belt. center. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART: See appropriate section in manuamunmess directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Poor grass discharge (continued) CAUSE CORRECTmON 3. Wet grass. 3. 4. 5. Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 4. 5. 6. Worn, 6. 7. 8. Buildup of grass, leaves trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades bent or loose blade. improperly 10. Improper blades and installed. used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery charge will not Loss of drive 1. Switch 8. 9. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. 3. 4. 5. Bulb(s) Faulty Loose Blown 1. 2. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Freewheel 1. Place freewheel 2. "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. 2. 3. Engine "backfires when turning engine "OFF" is "OFF". 7. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. Check tires for proper air pressure. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace mower drive belt. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. , or lamp(s) burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring. fuse. control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 30 seconds before stopping engine. 30 2. 3. 4. 5. , Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Move throttle control control in to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 SCHEMATmC o111o m .... SOLENOID RED FUSE AMMETER I STARTER (OPTIONAL) BLACK G I WHITE RED © I I J I ELECTRIC FH CLUTCH i © I i CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) i • SEAT D SWITCH klOT OCCUPIED) 1 PTO (DISENGAGED) I i GROUNDING CONNECTOR (OPTIONAL) BLACK dlL W FUEL .......... ' IGN_IITON SPARK _ON_ PLUGS_ (2pGAPGs ON TWIN H CYL. ENGINES) I ] CHARGING FU EL SHUT-OFF 16 AMP SYSTEM DC @ 3600 OUTPUT 28 VOLTS RPM (REGULATOR SOLENO,O REU ......... (" AC @ 3600 RPM 0 DISCONNECTED) .... ;\ ;_ _\J _ ........... 0 ' ALTERNATOR j T IGNITION POSITION SWITCH CIRCUIT "MAKE" WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY OFF _I+G+A1 NONE ON+LIGHTS B+A1 L+A2 PROPERLY ON B+A1 NONE WIRING + S + A1 NONE START SHOULD 02762 BE REPLACED SECURE POSITION [ ON C _+ OFF TO CIRCUIT } C+G,B+H J HEADLIGHTS g G F C H B t YOUR (_ REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 31 • NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS DA PTO SWITCH CONNECTOR TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 ELECTFImCAL 22 / / I I I I 24-_. 40 26 I i I i I I I I i I / ! I I \ \ \ \ \ \/ 46 29 32 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 ELECTRmCAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRiPTiON 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 46 50 55 79 89 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Battery, Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown, Battery, Front Nut, Push, Nylon, Battery, Front 1/4 Switch, htedock Harness, Light Buib Light #1156 Cable Starter Cable Fuse Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 unc Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Hgnition Key Harness, Hgnition Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover Terminal Sotinoid w/brass plunger Ammeter Hourmeter Switch, PTO Screw, Thd. Roll= 5/16-18 x 1/2 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock Bracket Snap-in 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 175688 4152J 8860R 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 188031 17720408 131563 178861 122822X 169635 174652 17490508 175242 169639 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR o o MODEL CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273623 1°. ! 217 6 9O 166 31 209"_ 54 58 54 158 209 209 60 ,_ 209 "_¢_166 209 74 209 chassis-stealth,stlt 38 16 209 34 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 54 58 59 60 64 74 90 142 143 144 145 154 155 158 159 161 166 209 217 174619 176554 187934X428 72140608 167203 188702X010 17490608 175260X615 162026 STD541437 174515X615 161840 188572X615 139976 17490508 175710 161464 175351 187495 STD533707 174997 STD541437 124346X 175702 186689 175582 156524 161897 161900 162037 179950X428 164655 171875 17000612 179132X418 Chassis Drawbar Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Panel, Dash, RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Plate Battery Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc Grille Lens, Bar Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 Duct Hood Bushing 1.375 OD Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc Plate Reinforcement Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder Bumper Extrusion =600 x 3=50 Screw HWHDH:-Lo= #13-16 x 3/4 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Console Fue! Window NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 GROUND DRIVE 59 158 61 _ 56._i 50/"1 ?_-202 150 I 48 \ 10 82 165 156 /" 166 35 32 /3o 62 36 52 37 36 35 16 _515 I 53 30 i 29 \ 252 22 55 19 :52 25 78 76 74 drive-hydro,stlt 75 $6 74 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 GROUND DRmVE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 165866 174367 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 126197X STD541437 130564 178141 190736 73350600 106888X STD561210 175765 124236X 169592 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 178138 169691 17120614 123533X 175417 173937 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRmPTmON Transaxle (See Breakdown) PeerIess LTH2000 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Clutch EEectric Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric Washer 1-1/2 x 15/32 x 1/4 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc Knob 1/2-13 Rod, Brake Bracket Anti-Rotation Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric Spring, Brake Rod Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, RolI Pulley, Composite Bolt RDHD 3/8-16 uric x 2-3/4 Gr. 5 Keeper, Belt IdIer Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5 Nut CrownIock 3/8-16 uric Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, PedaI Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 37 65 66 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 85 89 90 95 112 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 197 198 202 245 246 247 251 252 254 263 STD551143 154778 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 178139 165711 19171216 150360 179132X428 124346X 178134 19091210 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 72110614 178122 178121 181462 17060516 19131616 17000616 17000612 DESCRmPTmON Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1%/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD Console, Shift Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-In 5/8'qD Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 NOTE: AI! component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 STEERmNG ASSEMBLY 68 ! 29 67 67 46 65 \ 32 _ 87 34 15 35 steering 38 stealth prem 3 TRACTOR STEERmNG ASSE_,_BLY o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRmPTmON 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 46 65 67 68 71 73 82 87 88 91 95 159944X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 17000612 180580 19121414 10040600 STD541537 155105 152927 159946X428 19182411 73540600 159945 163888X428 121749X 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 160135X428 169835 173966 175118 175553 188967 Wheel Steering Axle Asm Spindle Asm LH Spindle Asm RH Bearing Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring Klip #t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axie Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm. Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Rod Tie Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer Lock HIcl Spr 3/8 Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 unf Bushing Strg Screw insert Cap Strg Wh Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11Ga. Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Adaptor Wheel Strg Boot Steering Washer 25/32 1 1/4 x 16 Ga. Cap Spindie Spacer Brace Axle Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4 Axte, Brace Steering Asm. Extension Steering Steaith Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Fiat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc Clip Steering Washer Harden .793 x 1.637 x .060 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 ENGINE 2 1 13 14 38 17 32 33 ,C_%'---33 23 29 I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs intek-twin I 39 4O TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 175437X428 ControI Throttle 171875 Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 ........ Engine, Briggs Model 445777-0168-E1 (See Breakdown) 149723 Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone 159955 Pipe Exhaust LH Intek 160589 Pipe Exhaust RH Intek 171877 Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 w/Sems 162797 Shield Browning Intek II 165391 Muffler Gasket 148456 Tube Drain oil 17060624 Screw Thdroi 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 169837 Shield Heat 187767X428 Choke Control 137180 K+tSpark Arrestor (Flat Scm) 179022 Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel 123487X Clamp Hose Black 8543R Line Fuel 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 183906 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric 3645J Bushing 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 17 23 25 29 31 32 33 37 38 41 45 72 81 112 DESCRIPTION NOTE: All component dimensions given in U+S+inches 1 inch = 25+4 mm 41 TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 SEATASSEMBLY 18 \ \ \ \\\ 14_ i I I i \ \ \ \. 11 \ seat 13 \ 17 Itknob \ 12 14 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket Pivot Seat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga Clip Push-in Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch 180598 180166 STD523710 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Spilt 28x ,88 Zinc Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga, Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr, 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc 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 121248X 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 DECALS 11 16 9 3 13 21_ 10 11 2O 6 15 12 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 187407 138047 186242 186243 186572 146046 164096 8 9 10 11 12 13 178455 186447 156439 189637 178482 192061 26 8 DESCRIPTION Reflector, LH Decal, Battery, Diehard, Sears Decal, Hood RH Decal, Hood LH Decal, Seat Craftsman Decal, V-Belt, Drive Schematic Decal, Dash SLTH HYD HM AM EGN Decal, Deck, Caution Decal, Replacement Hood Decal, Fender, Danger Decal, Panel, Dash Decal, Mower, Heavy-Duty Decal, Replacement Parts KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 14 15 16 18 2O 21 23 26 175291 187408 164065 156811 149516 186331 189684 181470 178392 184310X428 184311X428 166960 192809 192810 Decal V-Belt, Schematic Decal Reflector, RH Decal Steering Wheel Decal Fender Opt. Decal Battery Decal Hood, Side Panel Decal Engine Deca! Deck level Decal Chassis Disconnect Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, LH Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, RH Decal, By-Pass Manual, Owner's, English Manual, Owner's, Spanish KEY PART NO. NO. 4,10 11 wheel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 -- 106108X624 122082X 7152J 104757X428 144334 DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire FTs 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service item Only) Rim Asm 6" front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8" rear Service Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 1 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 LmFTASSEMBLY 41 5 37 38 40 3 2 6 5 44 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 LmFTASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 31 32 36 37 38 40 41 49 51 52 53 54 179504 159476 188822 12000002 19211621 120183X 175830 175370 175371 4939M 175562 73350800 175689 73800800 163552 176205 175994 155097 123935X 17060516 19112410 155098 145212 19171416 175378 175802 175560 PIunger Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x21Ga. Bearing, Ny!on Grip, Handle, Fluted Link, Lift, LH= Link, Lift, R=H= Retainer Spring Plate Asm Suspension Front Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 uric Trunnion Front Susp. Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 uric Retainer Spring Trunion Sups. Arm= Nut Lift Link 7/16-20 Pointer Height indicator Plug Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. indicator Height stir Nut Hex/Large Lock Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Arm Suspension Rear LH Arm Suspension Rear RH Pin Flange NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 MOWER DECK 46 130 33 47 !131 21 116 \> 29 18 mower deck.48 standard 1 46 _ 28 \ \, 24 25 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 _,_OWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 3 5 6 8 180358 138017 4939M 178024 174365 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 3O 31 32 33 37 39 42 43 45 46 47 48 49 5O DESCRIPTION Deck Weldment Mower 48 Bracket Asm, Sway Bar Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade (The following blades are available) 173921 Blade, 48" Mulching (For mulching mowers only) 180054 Blade, 48" Hi-Lift (For bagging and discharging) 174360 Shaft Mandrel Asm. Greaseable 174358 Housing MandreI 110485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 174493 Stripper Mandrel Deck 72110610 Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18 174378 Baffle, Vortex Mower 73680500 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric 105304X Cap, Sleeve 178102 Spring, Torsion 110452X Nut, Push 180655X428 Deflector Shield 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 131491 Rod, Hinge 173984 Screw, Thdrott 187690 Washer, Spacer Mower Vented 173436 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 177968 Pulley, Idler 174375 Pulley, Idler, Driven 165723 Spacer, Retainer 174373 Arm, Idler Secondary 180806 Cover, Mandrei Deck 137729 Screw, ThdrolI. 1/4-20 x 5/8 180808 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary 174368 V-Belt, Mower, Primary 73900600 Nut, Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc 72110612 Bolt, Cam 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 KEY NO. PART NO. 52 54 55 56 57 72 91 92 94 95 97 98 99 100 110 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 122 126 130 132 182 183 184 -- 175820 74780616 72140608 155986 156941 19131312 180535 73800600 176066 180534 178515 179479 184058 72110616 175016 174387 72110506 174384 174609 184219 174873 73930600 19121414 174371 174606 174372 17000616 17000612 179127 163552 173979 174356 -- 181579 DESCRIPTION PulIey IdIer Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Bar Pnt Adj. Pin Head Rivet Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bracket Asm NoserolIer RH Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 uric Noseroller Bracket Asm NoserolIer LH Washer Hardened Spring Primary Drive Pulley Idler"V" Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 2 Arm Spring Secondary Link Tension Relief Lever Bolt Cam 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tension Asm Relief Lever Arm Spring Tension Relief Bolt, Shoulder Gauge Wheel Nut, Center!ock 3/8-16 unc Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Spring Secondary Drive Bushing Pivot Tension Relief Arm, Idler, Primary Deck Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Rod Roller Nose Retainer Spring Keeper Belt idler MandreI Asm. Service (includes Key Nos. 13-15) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck - Order separately nose roller components key nos. 91,94, 95, 132, 182, and 183) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - " MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 pEERLESSlrRANSAXLE " - _ODEL NU_BF--RLTH2000 180 / 47 13 26 I' '13 65 115 157113 2-" 3 ,_a ' _ "-67 _ 10g ._) 65 I_l _ 114 / 200 48 87 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE o o _,_ODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY NO, PART NO, 1 3 5 6 9 13 772151 770135 776355 778263 786197 778368 14 778368 15 17 22 23 25 26 28 29 31 36 37 38 40 41 42 42A 43 44A 44B 45 47 48 49 56 65 67 778373 786139 792194 792195 792073A 792125 792035 780065 780189 790071 790007 799021 792204 790102 792202 792203 792171 790100 790099 790101 774869 774688 778378 778379 780195 776440 DESCRmPTmON Cover L,H, Case Counter Shaft Spur Gear 11T NeutraH SHeeve 0572) BeveH Gear (HncL 14) (13 Teeth) BeveH Gear (HncL 13) (13 Teeth) Ring Gear (54 Teeth) Drive Pin Spring Washer .750 HD Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Washer .627 HD.091W Washer .563 HD.062W Brake Disk Brake Pad PHate Brake Pad RoHHPin .25 Brake Lever Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 Screw, 10-24 x .500 Hnside Brake (Mach) Outside Brake (Casting) Actuator Rod AxHe 16.812 AxHe 11.625 Spur Gear 18T Spur Gear 81T Washer .750HD .062W Brakeshaft 49 KEY NO, PART NO, 70 79 85 87 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 113 114 115 127 150 157 180 182 183 184 185 190 191 200 786196 792201 792154 788088A 792141 792200 792199 792184 792193 792198 780096 786162 792046 788104 786199 786200 786198 784384 788093A 788102 730229 788103 792118 792196 798050 792150 792151 794787 203 206 207 208 209 210 798044 798055 798053 798040 798054 794788 DESCRmPTmON Spacer .625.765 Spring OH FHHPHug OH SeaH 3/4" Washer .377HD .058W Snubber Washer Snubber Spring .47HD Washer .437HD .078W Screw, 1/4-28 x .490 Nut, 3/8-24 Washer .625 HD.057W SHeeve AssembHy Screw, 1/4-20 x 1" "0" Ring SHeeve Ass'y (HncL 157) SHeeve Ass'y (HncL 87) SHeeve AssembHy (HncL 87) Shift Lever Ass'y (HncL 109) Liquid Gasket RTV SiHicon OiHSeaH 9/16"HD BOiH Spec. (80W90) Grommet ReHiefVaHve Hose Barb Tubing 1/2 x 5 Washer Nut 7/16-20 DifferentiaH (Gear Reduction Drive) PuHHey& Hub Ass'y Disconnect Lever Mounting PHate Fan ControH Lever Hydro ModuHe LH Fender ControH TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168=E1 5O TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168=E1 D 883_ 35_ 36 1029 1022 1100 _ 798 _ 33Y21'2o9° \ 914_ 387_918_ 21_ 628 =' 125J 163_ 914 11421 _1 1169t 418 _ 198111128| _1 14__1 167_1_11 lS°[_l 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KI1 117_ 616U 1370 51 _ 1L_1128 o__1 1123© 1124_ _ | 276 @ 104 '_ 105_ 6330 987_ 51 _ 742 @ 404 © 552A 1124_ 105_ 1123_L---J 160_ 117_' 276C_ 1123_ 1L_130 95, [ i1_3i-_, I -- hl=o,_l i ,,_._J _© 691 ÷ GASKET SE'r 150_ I 1F_-4_ I I 1370 672_ _'_ __-_-__ 552 G 552A8 1_o_ 977 CARBURETOR 51 108_1 987@ 633@ 51 137_ 1127_ T 276@ TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 8RmGGSENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER445777TYPE NUMBER0168=E1 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINEt 789A 74_ 1054_ 7[_ lO7O 1005 L._ 332_ 75@ 405 695 _ 165_ [ 1330 REPAIR MANUAL J 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868_ 883_ 334_ 163 3o3 1022_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3© 2o_ 883 783 513_ 276_ 9_ 51 -- 868_ 803 691 @ 10 =2_ 1_ 842 _ 943_ 524 801 697_ 52 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 BRmGGSENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER445777TYPE NUMBER0168oE1 KEY NO, PART NO, 699753 499585 3 4 5 5A 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 15A 16 20 22 23 24 25 -- 391086 699747 693998 693999 693997 499601 690937 690960 690942 697227 690360 690946 691680 691046 690947 694966 691053 222698 694003 694007 26 -27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 45 46 48 50 51 53 54 73 74 75 89 95 98 104 105 108 117 121 125 130 694004 694008 690975 690229 499583 690976 499596 499597 690963 690963 690964 499586 690977 699748 698172 695241 690950 690951 695240 691055 691057 691056 690283 690718 499802 690984 690985 690986 690232 499811 499804 690993 DESCRmPTmON Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) SeaFOil (Magneto Side) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) 0+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembiy) Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Piug-Oii Drain PHug-Oii Drain Crankshaft Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover) Flywheel Key-F_ywhee_ Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly 0020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston (Standard) Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw (Connecting Rod) VaWe-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Vaive (intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Retainer-Valve KeepePVaive Tappet-Vaive Camshaft Short Block Manifoid-intake _@$ Gasket-intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Screw (Throttie Vaive) Kit-Idle Speed © Pin-Float Hinge © Valve-Float Needle Valve-Choke © Jet-Main (Standard) Kit-Carburetor Overhaui Carburetor Vaive-Throttie KEY NO, PART NO, 131 133 135 137 141 142 146 150 160 163 165 187 187A 499805 499806 499803 690994 499807 499808 690979 690995 690996 691001 693148 691049 691050 188 192 209 211 212 213 216 219 220 222 227 231 240 250 252 265 267 276 287 690960 690083 697674 691019 695238 691021 691022 698231 690412 698761 691048 690718 691035 690957 690956 691024 695134 690997 690960 304 305 309 310 311 332 333 334 337 358 363 383 385 387 404 405 418 695277 691005 691262 691263 497608 691059 691060 691061 691043 694012 691062 690966 690960 808656 690442 697820 690999 o @ included included No. 121 included 977 included 1095 DESCRmPTmON Kit-Throttie Shaft FioabCarburetor Tube-Fuei Transfer @$ Gasket-F_oat Bow_ Kit-Choke Shaft O Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing @$ Gasket-Nozzie RetainePSolenoid o+ Gasket-Air Cleaner Nut (Ring Gear) Line-Fuel Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Spring-Governor Spring-Governed Idle Link-Governor Bracket-Choke Control Link-Choke Gear-Governor Washer (Governor Gear) Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Control Screw (Choke Valve) Filter-Fuel Retainer-Breather Collector-Oil Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) o@$ Washer-Sealing Screw (Dipstick/Tube Assembly) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Motor-Starter Screw (Starter Motor) Brush Set Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Spark Plug Gasket Set-Engine Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Washer (Governor Crank) Screw (Back Plate) Plate-Carburetor in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273623 BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168oE1 KEY NO. PART NO. 445 447 447A 467 474 501 505 510 513 523 524 525 526 544 499486 691003 690960 691008 696458 691185 691029 497606 692024 691036 691032 691037 690960 552 552A 562 573 601 615 616 617 628 633 635 654 668 672 691 695 697 703 718 726 741 742 750 783 788 789 789A 797 797A 798 801 802 8O3 690552 690553 690311 691009 95162 698290 691045 691917 690960 690998 66538 690958 691215 690234 690657 693149 690372 691010 690959 499612 690980 690328 696999 693058 691039 698330 696576 691029 693167 697890 691283 691286 842 847 851 855 865 865A 691031 499602 493880 691011 691012 691014 KEY NO. DESCRmPTmON o ©$ ©$ o Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw (Air Guide Cover) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Regulator Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstbk SeabO Ring (DipstbkTube) Tube-Dipstbk Screw (Regulator) Armature-Starter (Servbed by 691262 Starter Motor Only) BusMng-Governor Crank BusMng-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Plate-Back Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold) Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft Boot-Sparkplug Nut (Carburetor) Spacer Gasket-Carburetor Plate SeabGovernor Shaft Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Clip PART NO. 865B 691015 868 690968 877 399916 883 690970 914 691127 918 694000 929 695239 929A 691003 943 690589 947 499809 965 499613 967 273638 968 499788 975 499810 977 499812 987 691000 1005 499603 1018 690954 1017 690770 1019 693995 1022 690971 1023 499599 1023A499600 1024 499054 1026 690981 1026A690982 1027 492932 1029 690972 1035 691042 1036 695704 1051 691265 1054 280275 1058 275475 1070 690372 1090 691293 1095 694013 1100 690973 1119 691183 1123 690987 GeaPRing Retainer-E Ring Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Gear-Pinion Bracket-Fuel Pump Harness-Wiring Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Nut (Brush Retainer) Screw (Rocker Arm) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter (Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor Only) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick) Assembly-Dipstick/Tube 1124 1126 1127 1128 1169 1329 1330 o @ Adapter-Air Cleaner Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 1) Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 2) $ + DESCRmPTmON Cover-Air Guide o+ Seal-Valve Wire/Connector-Alternator o+ Gasket-Exhaust Screw (Rocker Arm Cover) Hose-Vacuum Screw (Choke Control Bracket) Screw (Choke Control Bracket) o SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Cover-Oil Pump FiltePPre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor @$ Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Nipple-Oil Filter Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label o+ Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 1) Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 2) Rod-Push (Steel) FiltePOil Arm-Rocker Label-Emission Cable-Tie Owner's Manual Screw (Flywheel Fan) Retainer-Brush Set-Valve Gasket Pivot-Rocker Arm Screw (Alternator) @$ SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer) 690988 @$ SeaI-O Ring (FueITransfer Tube) 690991 Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube) 690992 Screw (Float Bowl) 690990 © Screw (Carburetor Nozzle) 693140 Screw (Carburetor Cover Plate) 445777-0027 Replacement Engine 273521 included included No. 121 included 977 included 1095 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. _lb down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1, Fo_d this page aJong dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its Belt edge is vertically parallem to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3. 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