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Owner's Manual
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19.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No,
917,270815
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications ..........................
Assembly ..............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance Schedule ......................
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
2
2
5
7
10
17
Maintenance ....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ...............................................
27
Troubleshooting .................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
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 found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or
accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTYON
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. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing, Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects, Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
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DO NOT:
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
• Do not turn on slopes unless necesparking brake, stop engine, and remove
sary, and then, turn slowly and gradualkeys before dismounting,
ly downhill, if possible.
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off blades when not moWing.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,or
• Stop engine b6fore removing grass
embankments.
The mower could
catcher or unclogging chute.
•
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
light.
• DO not operate the machine while
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
traction could cause sliding.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
crossing roadways.
puffing your foot on the ground.
• Use extra care when loading or
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
unloading the machine into a trailer or
slopes.
truck.
CHILDREN
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
years and above, are involved in a
is not alert to the presence of children.
large percentage of riding mowerChildren are often attracted to the
related injuries. These operators should
machine and the mowing activity. Never
evaluate their ability to operate the
assume that children will remain where
riding mower safely enough to protect
you last saw them.
themselves and others from serious
• Keep children out of the mowing area
injury.
and under the watchful care of another
SLOPE OPERATION
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
Slopes are a major factor related to lossenter the area.
of-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
• Before and when backing, look behind
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
and down for small children.
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
• Never carry children. They may fall off
it, do not mow it.
and be seriously injured or interfere
DO:
with safe machine operation.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
that you will not have to stop or shift
and other fuels. They are flammable
while on the slope.
and vapors are explosive.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommenUse only an approved container.
dations 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.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
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• 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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
if
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with Safe machine operation,
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall 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 notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
'ALook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!H BECOMEAWAREI!!
YOUR
_FETY
IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION.
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
_re
it cannot contact spark plug.
AUTION. Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope.Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the
ground and cause you to lose control of
_r
tractor.
WARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
4birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
3.5 GALLONS
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
(API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OILCAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
OR
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions under
RJ19LM
.004"-.006"
.007"-.009"
GROUND
FORWARD:
(MPH):
1 sT
2 "D
3 "D
4 TM
5 TM
6 TM
REVERSE:
1.2
1.5
2.3
3.5
4.8
5.4
1.5
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
HEADLIGHTS
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS
BATTERY."
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA:
240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
tORQUE:
27-35
14 PSI
10 PSI
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is
available on this product. Contact your
nearest Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
J19LM
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
SPEED
MAINTENANCE
rules.
maintaintractor.
=Mainte-
sections of this
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an intemal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resoumes Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman 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
your nearest authodzed service center.
We have competent; well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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Steering
Wheel
O
Steering
Wheel Insert
Flat Washer
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
,_
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
Steering
Extension
Stee/_idngpWheel
L
(1) Large
Steering
Boot
J
Shaft
0
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
Keys
(2) Keys
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5115-18
Video
Slope Sheet
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Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
A socket wrench set will make assembly
•
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need :
are listed below.
.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2} 1/2 wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(1)3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, trom top to bottom, a!ong lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
Insert
_,._
_
Steedng
Wheel
EXTENSION
SHAFT
w..r
_'_::_----"/Steering
_'Boot
Extension
Shaft
_Adaptsr
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
_
Lockwasher
Large Flat
5/16
Locknut
5116
AND
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes in
extension and lower shafts and install
5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten
securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECT BATTERY
Lift hood to raised position.
If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour
at 6-10 amps. (See "BA'F_'ERY" in
MAINTENANCE section of this manual
for charging instructions).
WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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Label
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INSTALL
WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and fiat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from the
cardboard packing. Remove the
carboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bo_t
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• 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.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
Seat
Bolt
Seat Pan
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline,
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake,
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position,
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
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ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
Adjustment
Knob
lat Washer
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor oft the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
upright position.
• Place front of muloher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown•
° Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck,
° Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.'
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ACAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
TO BAGGING
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION
I/CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
•/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be propedy inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
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.
OF
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to sea that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
R N
ATrACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FORWARD
FAST
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOW
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModelsonly)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOURTRACTOR
MANUAL 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.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
SW tch
Light
Switch
Choke Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Attachment
Lift Lever
Control_
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
Parking Brake
Height Adjustment
Knob
Gear Shift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER:
Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments
mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER:
Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH:
Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB: Used to
THROTTLE
CONTROL:
Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL:
Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL:
Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch[orake
pedal into the brake position.
adjust the mower cutting height.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in =ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in =BRAKE" position. Make
sure parking brake will hold tractor
secure.
Choke Control Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle
Control
"Disengaged"
Position
Parking Brake
"Engaged'
Position
Clutch/Brake
Position
"Disengaged'
Position
Height
Adjustment
STOPPING
Knob
MOWER
BLADES
Gearshift
Lever
"Brake"
Position
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position,
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE
-
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
=backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than =OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
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.
CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bdng tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of you_"transaxle.
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TOADJUST MOWER CUTrlNG HEIGHT
Gauge Wheel
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
Bracket
•
Tum knob clockwise (_)
ting height.
to raise cut-
•
Tum knob counterclockwise (1'-_) to
lower cutting height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1• 1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured
from the ground to the blade tip with the
engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon
soil conditions, height of grass and types of
grass being mowed.
The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
•
•
•
•
3/8-16 Locknut 3/8 Washer
ShoUlder
Gauge Whee
TO OPERATE
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment dutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
&CAUTION:
De not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
A_achment
Clutch Lever
=Engaged"
PosiUon
GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
"_
Position
Lift Lever
High
Position
Low
Po_on
Deflector
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down hills
Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
with
slopes
greater
than 15° and do not
flat level surface.
drive
across
any
slope.
A slope guide at
Adjust mower to desired cutting height
the
back
of
your
manual
is provided for
(See =TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
manual).
starting up or down hills.
With mower in desired height of cut
•
Avoid stopping or changing speed on
position, gauge wheels should be
hills.
assembled so they are slightly off the
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
ground. Install gauge wheel in approcontrol lever to slower position.
priate hole with shoulder bolt, 318
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
push clutchJbrake pedal quickly to
securely.
brake position and engage parking
Repeat for opposite side installing
brake.
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
• Mevegearshift leverto lstgear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
13' Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
ADDGASOLINE
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• 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 neces-
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh 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.
4C),CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
sary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
14
TO START
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to =DISENGAGED" position;
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt: For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
• insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to =START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute, if the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control
out and retry.
WARM WEATHER
ABOVE)
STARTING
COLD WEATHER
BELOW)
STARTING
(50 ° FAND
• 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,
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly,
NOTE: A high altitude (above 3000 feet)
or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance.
See _'O ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
manual.
(50 ° F AND
• 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.
15
section of this
MOWING
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing pedormanoe.
See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual,
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried cUppings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet, Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing,
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn,
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this Will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn isthe early
aftemoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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SERVICE
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ChangeEngineCh
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GENERAL
V _
aralb,ts_ t _.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
Air adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear, A
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
•
•
•
•
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
S - _I_lUlPl_d w11hl_tb_
l_m.
e - Not recMred If equ_ped with malnlenanc_me ba_e_,y.
? - TigMen h'o_ exle plvo_bol_to 35 fL-Ibs, m_kxlum,
DO not ov(_llgh_n.
(_) Spindle
Zerk
Zerk
(_) Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
(_) Engine
I
1- -_'
I
I
Gearshift
Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
_) General Purpose Grease
® Refer to Maintenance =ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
17
1RACI-OH
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM'
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working propedy. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secudng blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole isn blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
, Up
Mandrel Assembly
Blade Center
Hole
Lock
_Hex
Bolt (Grade
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is 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 onto 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.
//
5/8" Bolt __'/,Blade
or Pin
Center Hole
18
_J_._
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
: Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
NOTE: The odginal equ pment battery on "operation
or at least once a year if the
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
attempt to open or remove Caps or covers:
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at =FULL" line on
dipstick.
Air Screen
Oil Drain-......___
/_-_
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
Plug .
Oil Fill Cap/Dip_ck -_
__.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheat_g. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubbom dried gum fibers.
19
ENGINE COOLING
FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See =TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILLASSEMBLY"
in the Service and
Adjustments
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Cover
Knob
section of this manual).
Top Air Guide
Cover
_
_
Wing Nut
Cartridge
,11
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Engine Cooling
Fins
Cartridge
Air Scre n
Cover
(Both
Sides)
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
•
•
•
•
PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged,
cleaner.
replace pre-
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
• Carefully remove cartridge tO prevent
debds from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
P
Fuel Filter
2O
CLEANING
• Clean engine, batted/, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Turn ignition key "OFI=" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
treJctor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
• Disconnect anti-sway!0ar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to fight side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Suspension Arms ""Jl
Clutch
Retainer
Anti-Sway
Springs
(BothSides)
HousingGuide
La_q
21
! U Lr.VI=I..
MUWP-.H
HUU_ING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or ddveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
undednflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SiDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance =A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom Edge__._ _
_
Bottom Edge
of Mower to/
/_,_/_
_of Mower to.
Ground X,_._.I_
QrounUne
__.ou'n d
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut =E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance ,D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of tums.
• When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
qD
oo
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Suspension
Arm
Lift
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
To obtain the best cutting results, the
The
mower blade drive belt may be
mower housing should be adjusted so
replaced
without tools, Park the tractor on
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
level
surface.
Engage parking brake.
lower than the rear when the mower is in
BELT REMOVAL its highest position.
Check adjustment on dght side of tractor.
• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
Measure distance =D" directly in front and
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
this manual).
mower housing as shown.
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION
-
TO REPLACE
• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides,
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
• parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove
MOWER"
• Remove
clutching
' • Pull belt
mower (See =1"0 REMOVE
in this section of this manual.)
belt from stationary idler and
idler.
slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
Engine
Pulley
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Nut "A"
Clutching
Idler
I"
Stationary /
Idler
TRANSAXLE
GEAR SHIFT LEVER
ADJUSTMENT
The trensaxle
should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
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Gearshift Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
TO START
BATTERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
_IbCAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
......
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
Adjustment
Bolt
WHEEL
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
hodzontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor, if damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTANCE section of
this manual).
If =jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor Is equipped
with a t 2 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other" vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
=Positive" (+)
Retaining
\
Axle Cover
-
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
Washers
Ring
CABLES
• Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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=Negative" (-)
REPLACING
TO REPLACE
BATTERY
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
_CAUTION:
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
bends,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• 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.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedures.
Hood
! _%_\/_
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter cimle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter cimle. Tighten
cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
Positive
TO REPLACE
Negative
Black) Cable
HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Headlightnector
ENGINE
Terminal -_!_" ...........
Access ..-;'""
Terminal
Guard
FUSE
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
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Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poody, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check widng. See electdcal wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
• 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.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
Clamp Scre_
2g:
Quarter Circle _
"_a
FINAL SETTING
-
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw In (clockwise) until engine begins
to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Tum
screw to a point midway between those
two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM.
Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
TEST-
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
Casing | I_--_
Choke
Clamp.. CI_=
| _'1_
"---'-Choke
Lever
Screw _
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 118 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed.
Overspeeding
the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department,
which has
proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
ldle Speed
crew
Idle Mixture
Screw
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if screw
is tumed in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SEI-I'ING
Throttle Lever
Idle Speed
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke are
adjusted properly (see above).
• With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
Screw __
.
Throttle
L ver e
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MIXTUre
- crew
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.
_CAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. This will allow you to clean it
thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING"
in the Maintenance 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.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot
come in contact with battery terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation o
acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace
with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it 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 cause your tractor to
rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not =CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
CORRECTION
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• 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.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
• Check all wiring,
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose Or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring,
• Faulty ignition,switch.
• Depress
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Weak or dead battery,
• Corroded battery terminals.
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clutch/brake
pedal.
• Disengage attachment
clutch.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Replace fuse.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
ignition
switch.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
!(cont'd)
* Loose or damaged wiring.
* Faulty solenoid or starter.
* Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Cutting too much grass/
too fast.
• Throttle in =CHOKE" position.
* Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
Loss of power
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
• Water in fuel.
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure-
* Dirty air filter.
* Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
•
Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/
fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
Engine continues
to run when operator leaves seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
• Clean underside of mower
tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/fins.
° Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See 9"0 Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• Replace blade.Tighten
blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system,
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center.
=• Worn, bent or loose
blade,
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower,
• Bent blade mandrel.
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• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor cut- uneven
(cont'd)
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism_
• Remove
obstruction.
• Worn/damaged
drive belt.
mower
• Replace
mower drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Replace
• Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
• Engine speed too slow.
• Place throttle control in
Poor grass discharge
• Travel speed too fast,
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves
and trashunder
mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades impropedy
stalled.
• Improper
blades
inused.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working (if so
equipped)
•
•
•
•
Switch is "OFP.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
• Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
• 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.
• Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Turn switch "ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace
light switch.
• Check wiring and connections.
• Replace
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine "OFP
"FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
3O
fuse.
I" Replace battery.
i" Check/clean
all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Replace
alternator.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270815
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
i ......
RED
STARTER
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
IBLACK
SOLENOID
I_ .......
1
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
I
etACK
(CLUTCH
i
',m
(OPTIONAL)
',
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
OFF)
UNIT
IGNITION
FuE_
_
I
SPARK
GAP
PLUG
PLUGS
ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNmON
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
F,
e
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
©
SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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ELECTRICAL
I_'Y P._l"
NO. NO.
DE_FI_
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20ur_: x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Hokldovm Battery Front Motmt
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-In
Hameas Ught Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch tgn
Key Molded Craftsman
Hameas |gn
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
CoverTen'_nal
Solerlok:l
Ammeter Rectangutar6 Amp
ProtectionWire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMB ER 917.270815
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
12
53
207
2O
23
S4
207
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[
3
2O8
74
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
I<_Y PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1 16983O
2 169061
8 17060612
5 '155272
9 168337X613
10 SrD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 1721(_
17 144983x558
18 126938X
20 156437
23 124028)(
25 19131312
26 STD541437
28 156725)(558
29 155217X599
30 164916X558
31 139976
37 1749O5O8
38 169834
51 73800400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD522507
58 140547
60 STD533707
64 154798
74 S'TD541437
114 158112
115 17060620
142 165867
143 154966
144 154207
145 156524
206 170165
207 17670508
208 17670608
211 145212
Chass'_sAssembly
Dmwbar
Screw 3/8o16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Gdlle P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
HoodAssembly
BumperHood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing,Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 uric
Gdlle,'LensAsm
Lens, Grille
FendiFtrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16o18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H,
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Plckoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Air Duct P/L B&S
Butt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower6TLT
NutCrownlock 3/6-16 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh SU
Screw 3/6-16 x %1/4
Plate ReinforcementSTLT
Bracket Sway'oar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod PivotChaasis/Hocd
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 "1-1"
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 112
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 112
Nut, Lock, Hex Flange
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 ioch = 25/4 mm
35
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GROUND DRIVE
57
18 113 "_'."
156
166
5
18
6
52
37
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
58
59
61
........
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
127275X
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
S'[D541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
127274X
169691
17060612
OESCR_
Transaxle (See Braakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
Spdng, Ratum, Brake
Pulley, Transsxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
RodShllterFenderSTLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28UNFW/PatchGr.
8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
BoltFinHex3/6-16UNCx1Gr5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spdng, BrakeRod
Washer
Pin
Rod, ParklngBrake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper, Belt, LH.
Boll
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
RollPin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32x13/16x12Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Gmd Dry Stl
Retainer, Belt
Boll
NutCrownLock3i8-16UNC
NutCrownLock5!16-18UNC
Link, Clutch
Spdng, ClutchRotum
BoltFinHox 5/6-16x1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Bell, R.H.
Keeper, Boll, Cantar Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
_
PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
62 8883R
63 140186
64 71170764
65 $113551143
66 154778
70 134683
72 19132012
74 137057
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121748X
79 STD580025
8O 145090
81 165592
82 165711
83 19171216
84 166231
85 150360
89 158391X428
90 124346X
96 STD624(X)3
112 19091210
113 127285X
116 72110610
145 74490540
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
16374780416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
170 165849
197 169613
198 169593
20272110612
204 17060516
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hax 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Bolt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Kay Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spdng,Tomion
Washer 17132x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTranssxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spdng 1"
Washer 9132 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
StrapTorque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Hax Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Bushing Bollcrank Grd. Ddve
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Boll Rdhd Sqnk 114-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlonk 1/4o20Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Boll Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Boll Transaxle Gear
Nyllner Snap-In
Washar Nyliner
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Screw 5/16-18 x I SMGML
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUM BER 917.270815
STEERING
"------
t I f"
Ikl
: "-'-'-'-- I
,"-'--42
I
$2
44
117
O4
47
4
38
07
87
$7
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
STEERING
I_EY P/Urn"
NO. NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
26
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
139768
154427
169840
169839
62661-1
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
1706G612
S'rD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
167902
S'_ro23710
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
SteedngWheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Steering Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw Hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing,Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/82 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steedng Shaft
Washer 25/82 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steedng Asm Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/6-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Plttman
Bolt Rdhd Sg 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susl3Chassis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
39
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
ENGINE
/3
13
10
32
/
31
39
29
t
I
OPTIONAL
Spark Arrester
EQUIPMENT
p
40
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.270815
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
162152
17720410
3
°°°---
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
S'rD551125
S'1"D522507
165287
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
38
.......
39
45
81
109227X
17000612
73510400
DESCRIP;K)N
Control, Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 461707-0145-E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
BoltFin Hex 1/4-20Unc x 75
Gasket, Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 4-1/2
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xi-I/2 Tytt
Shield, BrrdDbrGuard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw l-r #1o-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuet
Cap Fuel Guage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug,Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Ped Idler
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8ol 6 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. SL
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
41
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
SEAT ASSEMBLY
lO
I<_EYPART
NO. NO.
1 140123
2 140551
3 71110616
4 19131610
5 145006
6 STD541437
7 124181X
8 17000616
9 19131614
10 155925
11 166369
12 121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spdng Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/5-16 x 1,5 SMGML
Washer t3/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
I<LcY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
2_.
22
24
25
Busing Snap Blk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
SpringCprsn t 27 BIk Pot
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shou|der 5/t 6-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 G
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-16 X 62
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018)(
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
42
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
DECALS
7
7
13
2
--
15
I<LW PART
NO. NO.
1 156439
2 165392
3 163200
4 163202
5 163207
6 13,3644
7 163259
8 167180
9 163204
11 156368
KL=Y P/I=RT
NO. NO.
13 146046
15 160396
19 138047
20 166887
22 149516
- - 138311
..
165800X428
- - 165799X428
- - 173819
- - 173820
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Fender
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Panel Dash B&S
Decal, Rplcmnt
Deca_,Fender, Craftsman Gold
Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S
KL=Y PART
NO. NO.
1 59192
2 65139
3 106222X
4 59904
WHEELS AND TIRES
5
6
106732X42"/
278H
7
9040H
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Mower EZ3
Decal, Battery
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad FootrestLH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIFIION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim,Front
Fitting,Grease (Front Wheel
oR)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
8 106108X427
Rim,Rear
9 122082X
Tire, Rear
10 71523
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
11 104757X
Cap, Axle
- - 144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
43
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
LIFT ASSEMBLY
27
25 24
23
7
49
30
3
13
4
6
13
19
13
20
32
13 _
./_
19
31
d_ _y
32
44
15
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270815
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
. 49
50
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
192"t1521
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
S'1D624008
167253
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
169484
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
145212
110452X
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever tnnet Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, F|'ot_
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, wfthWasherlneert 1/2-13UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spdng
Nut, Special
Washer 15/32'x 5/8 x 16 Guauge
Spdng
RetainerClip
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, InfiniteHeight Adjustment
Trunnion, Inf He|ght
Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crowrdock 5/8-24
Nut Hex Range Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
MOWER DECK
68
i
34
loe"_^1o2 1o3
los
104_/J"_
,_a"
,o,-,,/y ,,//
101/_,,,_
104 106
102I_
\
2
16
1
27
29
18
_117
_116
46
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
MOWER DECK
PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4 165460
5 STD624008
6 130832
8 850857
9 S'rD551137
10 140296
11 134149
12 129_95
13 137645
14 128774
15 110485X
16 140329
16 72140505
19 132827
20 159770
21 STD541431
22 134753
23 131267
24 105304X
25 123713X
26 110452X
27 130968X428
28 19111016
29 131491
30 157722
31 129963
32 153535
33 137266
34 STD533717
35 133835
36 131494
37 STD551037
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
S'fD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIFnON
IVlowerDeck Assembly 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
"
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck i
RetainerSpdng
Arm, SuspeP,ston; Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Bait
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(includes Key
Number12)
Housing,Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
Str_,
Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 518
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCmwnlock5/16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket. Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring,Tomion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32xS/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdrolWasherHead
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, ChristmasTrae
Pulley, Idler, Rat
Washer 13/32 x13/16 x16
Gauge
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retatner
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grede 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
47
56 165723
59 141043
67 149846
68 144959
92 STD541437
101 136420
102 71161010
103 19061216
104 STD551110
105 160793
106 2029J
111 155197
112 155198
113 17060512
114 S'PD541431
1t 5 72110504
116_
117 165746
118 73930600
119 STD551G37
121 143723
128 153390
129 19131312
130 s'rD523710
DESCRIP'_:)N
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
KnobCustom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
MulcherCover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H,
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt. Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr 5
131 STD533710
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
142 165890
Arm SpringBrake Mower
143 157109
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
144 158634
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
145 165888
Pulley Idler Flat
146 165891
Bolt Carriage Idler
147 131335
SpringExtension
148 169022
SpringReturn Idler
149 165896
Retainer SpringYellowZinc
150 19091216
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
151 169670
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
152 169676
153 169674
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
154 169675
Spring Retainer
155 169671
Spring Retention Lever
156 169672
Spacer
157 169669
Rod Clutch
158 17720410
Screw Hex Thd Cut 114-20 x 5/8
159 STD533717
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4
-- 130794
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Kay
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 end 32)
-169583
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
I
O _
71B
150
8
706A
157
47
48
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270815
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
7-/8368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A 780160
29B 780051
29C 780199
30
780108
31
780001
31A 780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
DESCRIPTION
Trensaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1,130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer
.750 ID x ,056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer
.750 ID x ,062W
Oil Seal 518_
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 6 / 8" _D
Ranged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 114 - 20 x 1-1 14"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pa_ Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16- 1 12" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake St_ft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
=O" Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545(3 Transaxle
All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
9
10
10A
11
12
27803
690334
690366
280225
273390
DESCRIPTION
_r
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-tr<)
-tr•
-tr
271188
271189
13
15
16
19
20
23
24
25
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
_r
499181
499182
499183
26
499184
499284
499186
499187
27
28
28
691299
498319
498320
29
498314
29
498541
32
33
691133
390420
34
35
36
40
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
691302
65906
26828
221596
292260
494553
261368
691161
393415
498542
213290
271412
270884
690321
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Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
Seal-O=3
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder #1
Head-Cylinder #2
Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly
(Cylinder #1)
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(.015"
Thick, Std.)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.005"
Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.009"
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushing
Seal-Oil
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
Piston Assembly
(.010 =O.S.)
Piston Assembly
_.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembly
_i030" O.S.)
ng Set, Piston
(Standard)
Ring Set, Piston
(.010 "O.S._
Ring Set, Piston
(.020 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston
(.030 =O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005" O.S.)
Rod-Connecting
_Standard)
od-Connecting
(.020 U.S.)
Screw(Connecting
ROd)
Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553 Keeper-Valve
(Ref. No, 42))
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Screw (Carburetor)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
54
73
75
78
91
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
177
187
93208
691438
225137
691134
693483
690718
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
693508
691401
271411
271170
499167
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
215
219
220
690364
690570
280997
690322
691273
261563
693985
690481
394348
690412
222
227
235
240
244
491282
491297
224995
394358
230318
258
267
278
297
94930
690316
691366
94289
304
305
306
306A
691390
690960
6904141
690435
RPM Settings:
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NOTE:
53
Included
358.
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
861
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Body Assembly-Upper
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
• Gasket-Carburetor Body
• Pin-Float Hinge
• Valve-Float Needle
.
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Carburetor Kit
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
_r Gasket-Air Cleaner
_ Seal-O-Ring
Line-Fuel
_Cut to Required Length)
_crew (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Govemor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Throttle
Guide-Air
Gear-Governor
Washer-Thrust
(Governor Gear)
Bracket-Control
Laver-Governor
Shield-Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Connector-Hose
(Pulse Une)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer (Governor Lever)
Nut-Wing
(Air Filter Retainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
in Gasket Set, Ref Number
in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1095.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
All component dimensions given in U.S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODEL NU MBER 917.270815
BRIGGS & STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 014,5-E_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
613
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
Screw(Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (S_rter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Ptug-Spa_
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
693490 O+ Gasket-Pump
693487
Body-Pump
693491 O+ Spring-Pump Diaphragm
690442
Washer (Governor Crank)
691100
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
94823
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
693492
O+ Cap-Spring
693489
O+ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
693493
Cover-Diaphragm
693494
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
691176
Bracket-OilFill
394019
Filter-Air
690297
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
94882
Screw (Oit FLItBracket
393474
Alternator
93621
Screw (Alternator)
497606
Drive-Starter
398003
C4utch-Dr_ve
691385
Dipstick
690823
Tube-OilFill
690423
Clamp-Tube
Filter-Air
272490
Armature-Starter
497603
690553
Bushing (Govemor Crank)
690552
Bushing (Govemor Crank)
690311
Bolt-Carriage
(GovernorLever)
569
272645
_r L_asket-Base
572
690415
Cover-Breather
_lYtinder #2)
573
690764
ate-Back
592
92278
Nut (Governor Lever)
601
95162
Clamp-Hose
615
690328
Retainer (Governor Crank)
615A 690317
Retainer-Governor Shaft
616
491530
Crank-Governor
Seal-Governor Shaft
634
690657
Washer-Foam
634A 271013
635
66538
Boot-Spark Plug
637
693510
Washer-Seal
643
496700
Retainer-Air Filter
689
690555
Spring-Friction
697
93585
Screw (Ddve Cap)
725
280866
Shield-Heat
726
391362
Gear-Ring
741
691285
Gear-Timing
Gear-Starter
783
693059
789
695050
Wiring Harness
797
94010
Nut (Starter Terminal)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
797A
801
802
803
807
822
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
877
881
918
495715
493880
693488
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231218
393456
495901
393815
934
955
968
971
94627
693513
691207
690720
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal
_ihrottle Shaft)
pstickKube Assembly
Terminal-Cable
O+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Kit-Fuel Pump
Cover-Air GUide
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Intake)
Wire-Alternator
Plate-Cover
Hose-Vacuum
Cylinder-To-lmpulsePurr
ut to Required Length)
crew (Fan Retainer)
Plug-Carburetor
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Upper Body
To Lower Body)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Label Kit
Label Kit-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
-_ Seal-O-Ring
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve Overh;
Screw (Cover Plate)
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw
(Govemor, Control Rod)
Washer
(Govemor, Control Rod)
Nut
(Governor, Control Rod)
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
498157
691247
496726
694979
263080
273688
280860
497605
498047
691104
690353
690329
1137
690390
1138
690330
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445777-0027-E1
RPM Settings:
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NOTE:
54
DESCRIPTION
Replacement
Engi_
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number
358.
Includedin Carburetor Kit, Ref Numbeq
121.
tnctudedin Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
Number 1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Numbe
861
All component dimensions given in U
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
!
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of elopes (not
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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For in-home major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME"
(1-800-469-4663)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
1-800-676-5811
a domiciUo
In Canada for all your service and parts needs call
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces
1-600-665-4455
For the repair or replacement parts you need:
Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days a week
PartsDirects"
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio
1-800-659-7084
For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center
in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance
Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement:
Call 9 am - 5 pro, Monday - Saturday
1-800-827-6655
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