Owner's Manual ICRRFTSMIIH°I LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.274761 [_ differently from built engines. Before operates you start the his product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications ........................... AssemblyPre-Operation ........................ Operation ............................................. Maintenance ....................................... Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover 2 3 6 8 11 18 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while This warranty gives you specific vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck this product is within the United States. legal rights, and you may also have other rights, and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman 2 Estates, IL 60179 which 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. • _IWARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. • _IWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _IWARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • • • _,WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _f_,WARNING: Battery and related accessories • • posts, terminals contain lead and • lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and • birth defects or other reproductive Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL • • • • • • • harm. • OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. 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 blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. storage. 3 II. SLOPE OPERATION • Nevercarry children,evenwith the bladesshut off. They may fall off and Slopes are a major factorrelated to loss of be seriouslyinjuredor interferewith controland tip-over accidents,which can safe machineoperation.Childrenwho result in severeinjury or death. Operahavebeen given rides in the past may tion on all slopes requiresextra caution. If suddenlyappear in the mowing area you cannot back up the slope or if you feel for another ride and be run over or uneasy on it, do not mow it. backedover by the machine. • Mowup and down slopes, not across. • Neverallow childrento operate the • Watchfor holes, ruts, bumps,rocks,or machine. other hidden objects. Uneventerrain • Use extra care when approachingblind could overturn the machine. Tallgrass corners,shrubs, trees,or other objects can hide obstacles. that may blockyour view of a child. • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not haveto stop or shift while IV, TOWI NG on the slope. • Tow only with a machine that has a • Do not mow on wet grass.Tires may hitch designed for towing. Do not atlosetraction. tach towed equipment except at the Alwayskeepthe machinein gearwhen hitch point. going down slopes.Do not shiftto • Followthe manufacturer's recomneutraland coast downhill. mendation for weight limits for towed • Avoidstarting, stopping,or turning on equipment and towing on slopes. a slope. If the tires losetraction, dis• Never allow children or others in or on engagethe blades and proceedslowly towed equipment. straightdown the slope. • On slopes, the weight of the towed • Keepall movementon the slopes slow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual. Do not makesudden and loss of control. changesin speed or direction,which • Travel slowly and allow extra distance could causethe machineto roll over. to stop. • Useextra care while operatingmaV. SERVICE chine with grass catchersor other attachments;they can affectthe stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine.Do no use on steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes. damage, use extreme care in handling • Do not try to stabilizethe machine by gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable puttingyour foot on the ground. and the vapors are explosive. • Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches, • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or embankments. The machinecould and other sources of ignition. suddenlyroll over if a wheel is over the • Use only approved gasoline container. edge or if the edge caves in. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with III. CHILDREN the engine running. Allow engine to before refueling. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator • cool Never fuel the machine indoors. is not alert to the presence of children. • Never store the machine or fuel conChildren are often attractedto the machine tainer where there is an open flame, and the mowing activity. Never assume spark, or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you last heater or other appliances. saw them. • Never fill containers inside a vehicle • Keepchildrenout of the mowing area or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchfulcare of a responliner. Always place containers on the sible adult other than the operator. ground away from your vehicle when • Be alert and turn machineoff if a child filling. enters the area. • Beforeandwhile backing,look behind and down for smallchildren. 4 • • • • Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. GENERAL Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • • • • • • SERVICE • • • • • • • lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes not across. • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • • 5 storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. • • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before (15 ° Max), PRODUCT In the state of California SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 2.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 3.5 Pints W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: (GAP: .030") Champion Ground (MPH): Speed Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging 3 Amps 5 Amps System: 32°F) REPAIR 14 PSI 10 PSI Battery Headlights Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" owner's manual. sections PROTECTION Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. 5.5 2.4 Battery: is re- AGREEMENTS RC12YC Forward: Reverse: the above quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). of this _IbWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® 6 Steering Wheel Insert Steering Wheel @ (1) Large Flat Washer u Boot Steering I w Steering Wheel Adapter Extension Shaft Steering [L_ I (1) 5/16 Lock Washer (15)/16-18 x 4 Hex Bolt Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(1) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet 7 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the 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. TOOLS REQUIRED A socket wrench easier. Standard are listed below. FOR ASSEMBLY set will make assembly wrench sizes you need (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK CARTON Steering Wheel FROM 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. STEERING Position IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. INSTALL SEAT 1. Remove adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. WHEEL 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. Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten securely. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. 5. . 8 Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely. TO ROLL function 1. Seat 2. Shoulder Bolts section of OFF for SKID location (See and controls) Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. po- 3. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place freewheel control in "trans- 4. mission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. Seat 5. Remove banding shield up against holding tractor. deflector TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) Flat Washer _,WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11 .Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. djus,men, Kno @ CHECK TRACTOR Operation BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Label Seat Pan Terminal Terminal 9 CHECKTIRE PRESSURE _CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. v" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: v" Engine oil is at proper level. v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. v" Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. v" Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). v" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation this manual). 10 section of These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R REVERSE N H NEUTRAL HIGH O ENGINE OFF or in literature I',,I L LOW CHOKE 4Y G REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON FAST ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE with the product. SLOW o, I oi OVER TEMP LIGHT supplied IGNITION 6 PARKING BRAKE LOCKED SWITCH PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT m ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED LIGHTS ON FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) DANGER will result indicates in death aorhazard seriouswhich, injury.if not avoided, WARNING hazard which, if not avoided, could result indicates in death a or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates if not avoided, could result and/or property damage. a hazard which, in death, serious FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 injury KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch ROS "ON" Position ger Lig Attachment Lift Lever Throttle/Choke Control Clutch/Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator ".. "-- -_-_: ___t Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Approx. Speed 3 MPH 2 MPH 1 MPH Motion Lever Control o2_3_LSW Our tractors conform to the safety standards American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER of the PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. PARKING BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROLUsed for starting 12 and controlling engine speed. The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I I I I mask worn I over spectacles. 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. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Throttle/ Choke nition Key "Disengaged" Position "Brake" Motion Control f_ Clutch/ Brake Pedal "Disengaged" Position Parking Brake "Engaged" Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES - • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when 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 USE 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. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in 2. 3. neutral (N) position. Release parking brake. Slowly move motion control desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING lever to HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. GROUND DRIVE • Press plunger with thumb and move • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ lever to desired position. brake pedal all the way down. The cutting height range is approxi• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are meaposition. sured from the ground to the blade tip with IMPORTANT: The motion control lever the engine not running. These heights does not return to neutral (N) position are approximate and may vary depending when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. upon soil conditions, height of grass and ENGINE types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to ap• Move throttle control between half and proximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool full speed (fast) position. season and to over 3 inches during hot NOTE: Failure to move throttle control months. For healthier and better looking between half and full speed (fast) posilawns, mow often and after moderate tion, before stopping, may cause engine to growth. "backfire". • For best cutting performance, grass over • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and 6 inches in height should be mowed remove key. Always remove key when twice. Make the first cut relatively high; leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized the second to desired height. 13 use. • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side, installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Attachemnt High Position / Low Position "Disengaged" Position OPERATING Deflector IN REVERSE Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless the ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. _i_WARNING: up with the at- tachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Gauge Wheel Mountinc Bracket-<... Locknut TO OPERATE USING THE SYSTEM - Bolt Gauge Wheel 1. MOWER 2. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage Backing attachment clutch 3. 4. 5. REVERSE Move motion control control. 14 lever to neutral (N) position. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. Look down and behind before backing up. Slowly move motion control lever to reverse (R) position to start movement. When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. ROS "ON" Position _,CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. OPERATION Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) TO OPERATE ON HILLS _ILWARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT When pushing or sure to disengage freewheel control Freewheel control drawbar of tractor. towing your tractor, be transmission by placing in freewheeling position. is located at the rear 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, above procedure. Transmission Transmission at more than reverse Engaged Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ((See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. _,CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner 15P r°ducts in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START AUTOMATIC ENGINE 3. transmission engaged position. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral WARM above) position WEATHER 7. 3. neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. Allow one minute for transmission to TRANSMISSION To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely in an area that is flat for approximately 80 feet in front of the tractor and set the parking brake. 2. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 40 feet. Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 20 feet. After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the (50 ° F and When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • 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. STARTING Be sure the tractor is on level ground. Place the motion control lever in PURGE 7. COLD WEATHER below) 1. 2. ing the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. (See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.) and retry. STARTING UP warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used dur- (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke WARM Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the 2. TRANSMISSION ( 50 ° F and When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. 16 MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distri- 00272 • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. bution 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. 17 /_/_X'x_'_/_ /__/_ FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE " _4 /_r/_'_r_-_VSERVICE C hh:; kkBirakp r?sPe_;i° n DATES _ T Check Operator ROS Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level 1_4 Clean Battery and Terminals ll_ R Presence and I_ Mower If ll_s Blades I_ I_ If Cooling Check V-Belts Engine Change if Oil Level Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without Change N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen E Clean ll_ _1,_ oil filter) _1,2 11_2 Muffler/Spark Replace If Engine E Inspect 1_2 v' Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling _1,2 Fins If Replace Spark Plug If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1_2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or If 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-tree battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten, conditions, RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. dP SI: Zerk CHART Spindle Zerk _ _r B L _Front Wheel Bearing Zerk ; _Front Wheel ,_,_, ,, Zerk Bearing ........ . '%, ! @Engine ,_ ,, • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. t , A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE If 11_3 Chart Check Transaxle Check _/_/O.Oq. _" (1_ General @ REFER EACH USE ,-- i ', Purpose Grease TO Maintenance 01964' "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. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 ROS "ON" Position TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. BLADE CARE For best results kept sharp. blades. • 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 AND REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM BLADE (ROS) PRESENCE • 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. CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM OPERATION Replace blades must be bent or damaged REMOVAL Trailing Edge Up_ position. CHECK OPERATOR SYSTEM mower 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disengaged Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) Mandrel As._ Blade Cente_ Lock Washer-.._ _-Blade Bolt If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. TO SHARPEN BLADE (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. 19 NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered,but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreadedportion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallelwith the ground. If blade is balanced,it should remain in a horizontalposition. If either endof the blade movesdownward,sharpen the heavyend until the blade is balanced. . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. // 5/8" Bolt or Pi_ 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. Blade Center Hole BATTERY ENGINE Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TRANSAXLE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE GRADES oil vi_ chart1 e NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE COOLING ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. VISCOSITY 1. 2. 20 Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve 6. 7. Closed and Locked Position Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover. Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close. 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 cartridge. Yellow Cal: Drain Tube _ 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 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. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. @ Cover Pre-clea_ee_ CLEAN _artrldge AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. AIR Handle ENGINE FILTER COOLING SYSTEM Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system. Remove blower housing and clean area shown to prevent overheating and engine damage. Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Replace 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. Air Screen Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine. 2. Remove cover. 3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre-cleaner from base. 4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge firmly in base. 21 Clean out chaff and debris MUFFLER CLEANING Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp_ Clamp Fuel Filter 22 WARNING: SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS: AVOID SERIOUS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, TO REMOVE 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ANY IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. MOWER will be easier right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment 2. PERFORMING Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR Mower BEFORE GAGED" position. Move attachment to remove clutch from the in "DISEN- lift lever forward TO INSTALL to 1. lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off engine pulley. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 2. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- 3. 4. tor shield to right side of tractor. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. Connect front links to mower deck and 5. Disconnect anti-sway bar 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 lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. MOWER 6. 7. secure with retainer springs. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spring Small Retainer Clutch S Spring Engine Pulley Retainer Spring Anti-Sway Bar Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge 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 • 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 turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" of lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • 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. o_° °° • o 01 __ Mandrel [D" "D"t Both Front Links Should be ual in Length Bottom edge of mower to ground ofmowerto __,_i ground FA_,ii ...... _t/ Arm @ Lift Link Adjustment N_ FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. Front Links TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves 24 and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower(See "To InstallMower" in this sectionof this manual). With parking brake "Engaged" _N Mandrel ut "A" Idler Operating _ TO REPLACE Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST 1. 2. BRAKE BELT REMOVAL BELT - Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around BRAKE 4. 5. engine pulley. Pull belt slack toward 1. 2. 3. 4. BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A'. 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission 5. 6. engaged" position. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 25 rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. 5. DRIVE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so TO ADJUST MOTION Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK dam Nut - Carefully work new belt down onto the input pulley. Slide belt into the center span keeper. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT EnginePulley ClutchingIdler_ J_ Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. I TO ADJUST MENT Keeper REMOVAL/ STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER 11_i:"_ 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 TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT LE- camber, contact service center. The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. 4. 5. Hold motion tion and turn While holding place, loosen Move motion TO REMOVE also prevents to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral REPAIRS tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. Start engine and test. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Motion Control Lever ....... _ FOR Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed 3. 4. 5. WHEEL or other qualified 1. 2. control lever in that posiengine off. motion control lever in the adjustment bolt. control lever to the neutral position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 a Sears Square Key /_ (Rear Wheel Only) I TO START TERY ENGINE -_' WITH A WEAK BAT- _,WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of Lock Gate Adjustment Bolt this manual). 26 If "jumpercables"are usedfor emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT:Yourtractor is equipped with a 12 volt system.The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractorbattery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH 1. Connect 2. 3. 2. JUMPER CABLES one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER 1. Seat CABLES, Terminal Positive (Red) Cable REVERSE TO REPLACE 1. 2. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. REPLACING Hex Bolt Negative (Black) Cable HEADLIGHT Raise hood. Pull bulb holder BULB out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE 02614 Weak or Dead Battery Keps Nut _ Fully Charged Battery BATTERY cause running, or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. _WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected TO REMOVE SEMBLY first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. HOOD AS- 1. 2. 3. Raise hood. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. \ \ \ 27 AND GRILL ENGINE IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE PRELIMINARY 1. 2. - Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). FINAL SETTING -(See "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. Governor Control Lever SETTING section 1. 2. 3. Governor Control Plate of the manual.) Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST - 4. Holes "A" Clamp Screw TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust or damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Cable NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. 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 idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. Idle Speed Lever Idle Mixture Valve with Limiter 28 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. _ICAUTION: 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. hose, or tank during storage. Also, 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. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this 2. 3. 4. 5. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car- manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in 3. 4. 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 your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 3. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 2. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. 8. g. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. Faulty operator presence switch(es). attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. service center. Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Engine clicks but will not start 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring. 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 1. 30 2. 3. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower 4. 5. housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate CHART: section in manual PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power ',cont.) 6. Faulty spark plug. unless directed plug wire loose. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, center 6. 9. Water in fuel. 11. 12. 13. 14. service CORRECTION 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 10. Spark to Sears bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13. Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Engine dies when lractor is shifted into reverse . Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment is engaged. 1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. Engine continues Io run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged . Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. . Worn, 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Poor cut - uneven 2. 3. 4. 5. bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge Poor grass discharge (continued) CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism• 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley• 4. Frozen blade mandrel• 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Engine 1. 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass• 4. 5. Mower deck not level• Low/uneven tire air pressure• 4. 5. 6. Worn, 6. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. Check tires for proper air pressure. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace mower drive belt. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. Replace with blades listed in this manual. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 8. 9. speed too slow• too fast. bent or loose blade• 10. Improper blades used. 2. 3. 7. 8. 9. 10. belt. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 11. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Light switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring• Blown fuse. 1. Turn light switch "ON". 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. 3. Bad battery cell(s)• Poor cable connections• Faulty regulator (if so equipped)• Faulty alternator• 4. Loss of drive 1. 2. 3. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" • Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine• 32 Replace battery. •. Check/clean al/connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace 1. 2. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. • alternator. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 SCHEMATIC 02831 193372 BATTERY ,o11111,o SOLENOID STARTER FUSE AMMETER /OPTIONAL} BLACK GRAY 41 _ .......... I FUEL I I LINE I i I BLUE IGNITION UNIT (OPTIONAL) FUEL SHUT-OFF RED // = LIGHT 28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED) _" d / SOLENOID I ............................... _ 7 \ >ARKGAPPLUGS (2 PLUGS • ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES) CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM , I s%_ SWITCH _rr LIGHTING SYSTEM 5 AMPAC @ 3600 _ O_ J_ DIODE RPM i , O = I _1_'_9_ _ 14 VOLTS AC MIN. j _l ALTERNATOR |l LJLjLjL_._ --J . @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS OFF) • \ Q J HEADLIGHTS 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. IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF _UN/OVERRIDE "MAKE" M+G+A1 B+A1 RUN B+A1 START B + S + A1 L+A2 02831 33 NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 ELECTRICAL I I 41 \\ I t I 26 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 34 \ I 16 ' \ i I I i I 93 29 _ I I I I I I I I 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 163465 74760412 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 176689 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 193149 175158 Box Battery Switch, Interlock Harness Asm Light W/4152j Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red Cable Battery Fuse 27 28 73510400 4207J Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black 29 30 33 34 40 41 42 43 192749 193350 140403 110712X 193372 71110408 131563 178861 Switch Seat DP wlramps Switch Ign Key Ign Switch Light Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2 Cover Terminal Red Solenoid 48 52 90 140844 141940 180449 Adapter Ammeter Protection Wire Loop Cover Terminal 92 93 94 193465 192540 191834 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch Screw Plastic 10-14 x 2.0 Module Reverse ROS unc x 3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,274761 259 260 258 212 28 39 278 @/5 31 @/5 208 209 208 / 209 60 37 2_ _37 208 74 206 209 chassis-Laser-It.stir 36 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,274761 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 174619 176554 17060612 Chassis Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 5 9 155272 193510X012 Bumper Dash 10 11 13 14 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4 Panel, Dash, L.H. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 17 18 26 28 185682X613 184921 STD541437 184247 Hood Assembly Bumper Hood Nut Grille/Lens Asm. 30 187845X012 (Includes Key Nos. 212, 258, 259, and 260) Fend/Ftrest 31 37 139976 17490508 Bracket, Fender Support ScrewThdrol 5t16-18 x 1/2 38 39 175710 174714 Pivot Bracket Assembly, Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 60 64 74 142 72140606 154798 STD541437 175702 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 1 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 144 145 159 206 207 208 209 212 258 259 260 261 278 -- - 186689 175582 156524 155123X428 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 184248 184245X599 184246X599 184250X428 184258X428 191611 5479J 187801 Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cupholder Stlt Black Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1t2 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Insert Lens Reflective Lens Laser RH Lens Laser LH Cover Lens Laser Insert Grille Laser Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Plug, Button Plug Plastic Dome NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 x 3/4 Hood/Dash given Rear in U.S. inches QROUNoOR#rE TRACTOR. "MODEL NUMBER 917"274761 32 16 _52 i / / i i i" drive'hydro, stirs 3 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Peerless LTH2000 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 Transaxle 70 134683 8 10 14 15 16 19 21 192502 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 STD541437 130564 (See Breakdown) Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc Knob 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 178139 165711 19171216 22 24 25 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 69 178141 73350600 106888X STD561210 175765 71673 169592 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 178138 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 173937 STD551143 154778 142432 Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Pin Cotter 118 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 Gr. 5 Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5 Nut Crownlock 318-16 unc Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3t8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw 318-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc 85 89 95 112 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 197 198 202 212 245 246 247 250 251 252 263 150360 192387X428 178134 19091210 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 72110614 145212 178122 178121 181462 17060612 17060516 19131616 17000612 39 DESCRIPTION Keeper Belt Engine Spacer Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD Console, Shift Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Washer 9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Lock Fig 318-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13132 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5116 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uncx 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5t8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-In 5t8"1D Washer Nyl 7t8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5 Nut Hex Flange Lock Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 Screw 3t8-16 x .75 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY t - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 j I _ 34 I / zz _ , 1 / L 37 i _D _ _-_- 36 88 68 67 67 t 29 67 13 65 68 82 4o 15 15 15_ steering pl,lt ............ 57 40 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 186780 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X Steering Wheel Axle Assembly Cast Iron Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25t32 x 1-5t8 x 16 Ga. 8 10 11 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 12000029 175121 STD551137 136518 145212 190753 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Hex Flange Lock Shaft, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter 32 34 36 37 130465 10040500 155099 152927 Rod, Tie Washer Split Hvy Hlcl Spr. 5/16 Bushing, Steering Screw 38 39 40 41 42 43 186781 19183812 73540600 186737 145054X428 121749X insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 12 Ga. Nut Crownlock 318-24 Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 44 46 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 95 97 190752 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 188967 74780564 Extension Shaft Steering Cap, Spindle Spacer Brace Axle Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc Clip Steering Washer Hardened Bolt 5116-18 unc x 4 Gr. 5 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 ENGINE 72 / 62 13 38 14 33 / 31 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs.lcyl KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 170545X505 17720408 3 4 13 14 23 29 31 32 137352 165291 148456 169837 137180 185534 140527 33 123487X DESCRIPTION Control, Screw, Cutting Engine, 0299-E1 Muffler Gasket Throttle/Choke Hex Head, Thread 1/4-20 x 1/2 Briggs Model 31P777(See Breakdown) Tube Drain Oil Easy Shield Brn/Dbr Guard Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented Clamp, KEY NO. PART NO. 37 38 44 137040 181654 17670412 45 46 62 72 78 81 17000612 19091416 10010500 71070512 17060620 73510400 48 DESCRIPTION Line, Fuel Plug Drain Oil Easy Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Washer Split Screw Hex Head Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Hose 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 SEAT ASSEMBLY 5 // / \ \ \ 12 seat_It.knob_9 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 180597 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat Adj Wingnut KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 12 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 114-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. NOTE: 43 174648 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 DECALS lO 2O 11 15 \ 13 12 13 14 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 193307 193563 186280 186281 138047 133644 191777 172331 186282 156439 186283 146046 191551 Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, WHEELS Oper. instr. Replacement Hood, R.H. Hood, LH. Battery Customer Maintenance HP Engine Mower Srs Fender, Craftsman Fender Danger Panel Side V-Belt Drive Schematic Chassis & TIRES 5,8 4,10 7 11 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 14 15 20 ------- 160396 179128 149516 138311 178392 184310X428 184311X428 193804 193805 Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Deck B 42" Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal, Lift Handle Decal, Chassis Disconnect Pad, Footrest LH STLT Pad, Footrest RH STLT Manual, Owner's, English Manual, Owner's, Spanish KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 -- 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 106108X624 138468 7152J 104757X428 144334 Cap Value Tire Stem Value Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service Tube Inner Front #35060 Rim Asm 6" front White Service Fitting Grease Bearing Flange Rim Asm 8" rear White Service Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 Service Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 22. 48 2 6 11 5 13 19 13 •/-_ 20 32 16 1718 20 19 15 13 32 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 159460 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 lift-rh=l piece3 DESCRIPTION Washer Asm Inner Spring Wi Plunger Shaft Asm. Lift Pin Groove E Ring #5133-62 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing Nylong Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Read Link Asm Lift L.H. Link Asm Lift R.H. KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 15 16 17 18 STD624008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc Trunnion BIk Zinc Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt. Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 MOWER DECK 67 68 158 185 46 2 55i '" 142 !147 30 21 23 24 25 26 117 119 118_ 28 27 29 18 \ 6 1S 21 119 42 D man-t-path stlt 3 113 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 165892 STD533107 Mower Bolt Deck Assembly, 3 138017 Bracket Front Assembly, 4 5 6 8 9 10 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 42" Sway Bar, KEY NO. PART NO. 48 52 133944 139888 53 54 184907 178515 55 56 59 67 68 92 111 112 113 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 155046 165723 141043 184939 144959 STD541437 179292 179293 17060510 4898H 188606 73930600 19121414 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091210 169676 17720408 72140614 184 185 19131410 188234 11 138971 -- 134149 -- 139775 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 137645 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened (The following baldes are available) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) Blade, 42" Mulching Std (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Vented Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. 29 30 131491 173984 Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol 31 32 33 34 187690 153535 178342 STD533717 Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt -- 130794 36 40 44 45 46 131494 STD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 Pulley, idler, Flat Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5t8 -- 171491 Washer Head DESCRIPTION Washer, Hardened Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Bracket Gauge Wheel Bracket Gauge Wheel Screw 5/16-18 unc Bolt Shoulder Lh Rh Wheel Gauge Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 unc Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga. Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc xl Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Cable Clutch 42 In Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Washer 13/13 x7/8 x 10 Ga. Head Asm Cable Clutch Mandrel Assembly (includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only - Pulley Not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately gauge wheel components key nos. 116- 119). NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 .... _:y-- 191 _ 190 203 25 /' / / / 22 / / / 100 210 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION Cover L.H. Case Counter Shaft Spur Gear 11T Neutral Sleeve (.572) Bevel Gear (Incl. 14) (13 Teeth) Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth) Ring Gear (54 Teeth) Drive Pin Spring 70 79 85 87 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 786196 792201 792154 788088A 792141 792200 792199 792184 792193 792198 780096 Spacer .625.765 Spring Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 3/4" Washer .3771D .058W Snubber Washer Snubber Spring .471D Washer .4371D .078W Screw, 1/4-28 x .490 Nut, 3/8-24 Washer .625 ID .057W 792195 792073A Washer .750 ID Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" 106 107 786162 792046 Sleeve Assembly Screw, 1/4-20 x 1" 26 28 29 31 36 37 38 792125 792035 780065 780189 790071 790007 799021 Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Washer .627 ID .091W Washer .563 ID .062W Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad 109 113 114 115 127 150 157 788104 786199 786200 786198 784384 788093A 788102 "O" Ring Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157) Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 87) Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87) Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl. 109) Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon Oil Seal 9/16"1D 40 41 42 42A 43 44A 44B 45 47 48 49 56 65 67 792204 790102 792202 792203 792171 790100 790099 790101 774869 774688 778378 778379 780195 776440 Roll Pin .25 Brake Lever Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 Screw, 10-24 x .500 Inside Brake (Mach) Outside Brake (Casting) Actuator Rod Axle 16.812 Axle 11.625 Spur Gear 18T Spur Gear 81T Washer .7501D .062W Brakeshaft 180 182 183 184 185 190 191 200 730229 788103 792118 792196 798050 792150 792151 794787 203 206 207 208 209 798044 798055 798053 798040 798054 BOil Spec. (80W90) Grommet Relief Valve Hose Barb Tubing 1/2 x 5 Washer Nut 7/16-20 Differential (Gear Reduction Drive) Pulley & Hub Ass'y Disconnect Lever Mounting Plate Fan Control Lever 210 794788 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 5 6 9 13 14 15 17 22 772151 770135 776355 778263 786197 778368 778368 778373 786139 792194 23 25 49 Hydro trol Module LH Fender Con- TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 691 @ 684111_ 584_ 9_ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 3o7_ 1264 1 11329REPLACEMENT ENGINE I 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 12 1270 20@ 617 0 1022 691 (_ 8420 524 I I 1019 LABEL KIT 1058 OWNER'S 1266 MANUAL 7_9_ 0 41 I ] 12 I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 15_ 750 & 200 89 1027 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET 617 0 238 868 SET 1022 _ 1022 6170 616 404 # 614 _ 525 1022 914 643 1070 729 697 _ 1005 1044_ 1040 363# 3o5_ 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274761 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 108 51 105A 692 127A 117 1270 276A@ 947A NIKKIJ 1127 B 118 1266A O Cb I 51_ 977 CARBURETOR 137 C=b 527_ GASKET 1266 121A CARBURETOR 121 CARBURETOR 104 _' 231_ 1270 106 _ 1370 106 [_ 142 276 634_ @ 93_ 95_ OVERHAUL 117_ # KIT KIT 987L_ 1266 0 51 _ 95A _ 104A _ _ 6170 634A_ 127AO 1266A <_ 1266A O o 52 1266 987A@ lO5A ® 6170 OVERHAUL w SET TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 697174 399265 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto 3 4 5 7 9 11 391086 697188 698147 699168 697109 697113 • 12 13 697110 690360 • 15 16 20 22 23 24 690946 697127 690947 692125 693557 222698 25 -26 -27 28 ,+ • KEY NO. PART NO. 106 108 690577 690464 Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Head Gasket-Breather Tube-Breather 108A 117 117A 118 118A 121 695419 694352 699457 697228 699458 697241 Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder 121A 125 699521 698445 Kit-Carburetor Carburetor Carburetor (For Complete Carburetor, Service with 698445) Plug-Welch Plug-Welch (Nikki) Valve-Th rottle Side) Head) DESCRIPTION O Seat-Inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Nikki) Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (Standard) (Nikki) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nikki) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul O O Overhaul (Nikki) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase CoveriSump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel 125A 127 127A 130 695005 690727 691750 699052 699054 699051 697559 698469 697099 Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston 130A 131 131A 133 133A 135 699500 494379 699501 494381 694914 698780 29 -32 697126 697263 692852 Rod-Connecting (Standard) Rod-Connecting (.020" Undersize) Screw (Connecting Rod) 137 137A 141 281165 698781 495097 33 34 695760 695761 Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake 141A 142 698778 697140 35 36 37 40 691279 691279 697352 690964 Spring-Valve (intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel Retainer-Valve 146 187 188 192 691639 699331 691693 691986 Key-Timing Line-Fuel Screw (Control Adjuster-Rocker 43 45 46 48 50 691968 690564 698492 697762 690193 Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block Manifold-Intake 202 209 216 222 227 691841 692208 691840 694042 691374 Link-Mechanical Spring-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Control Lever-Governor 51 53 54 692137 690227 691148 ,O_+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) 232 238 240 691842 691843 394358 Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel 73 74 78 89 93 94 94A 95 697133 697897 691003 690283 690602 498030 695425 691636 Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Plug-Oil Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kit-Idle Mixture Kit-Idle Mixture (Nikki) Screw (Throttle Valve) 265 267 276 276A 304 305 305A 306 691024 695134 692255 695410 699828 697102 697103 697107 Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Washer-Sealing Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Screw (Blower Shield-Cylinder 95A 98 98A 104 104A 105 690718 495800 695408 690525 694918 231855 O 307 309 691003 693551 O O O Screw (Throttle Valve (Nikki) Kit-Idle Speed Kit-Idle Speed (Nikki) Pin-Float Hinge Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki) Valve-Float Needle O Included Included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 105A 696136 O Valve-Float :l: Included 977 in Carburetor ° O Needle (Nikki) + NOTE: 53 O Valve-Throttle (Nikki) Kit-Throttle Shaft Kit-Throttle Shaft (Nikki) Float-Carburetor Float-Carburetor (Nikki) Tube-Fuel Transfer O:1: O Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki) Nozzle-Carburetor O O:1: included Gasket-Float Bowl Gasket-Float Bowl (Nikki) Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Screw (Cylinder Motor-Starter in Valve Gasket Gasket Bracket) Arm Governor Control Clamp) Housing) Housing) Shield) Set, Key. No. Set, Key. No. 1095 All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274761 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1 KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 310 311 690323 497608 Bolt (Starter Brush Set 851 868 692424 690968 333 334 337 358 495859 691061 691043 697191 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set-Engine 914 943 947 947A 691108 690589 694393 695423 363 383 404 431 19203 89838 691691 697122 Flywheel Puller Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Elbow-intake 950 965 967 968 691657 499613 697015 699848 Screw (Float Bowl) Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner 445 462 474 698083 691261 696459 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator 975 975A 977 495933 699502 690192 Bowl-Float Bowl-Float (Nikki) Gasket Set-Carburetor 503 505 510 513 691532 691251 693699 692024 Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive 987 987A 1005 1017 691326 698777 699043 690770 523 524 525 697086 691032 697184 1019 1022 1023 698814 272475 692492 527 544 698467 692034 Clamp-Tube Starter-Armature 1024 1026 499054 692003 Pump-Oil Rod-Push 552 559 562 579 584 601 614 697144 693675 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 Bushing-Governor Crank Screw (Remote Choke Stop) Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter .... 1027 1029 1034 1035 1036 1040 692011 492932 691751 690822 693784 695700 699852 Rod-Push (Exhaust) Filter-Oil Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Plate-Trim 616 692012 Crank-Governor 1044 698139 Screw (Flywheel) 617 634 692138 690801 O • O 634A 698779 O SeaI-O Ring (intake Manifold) Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual Choke) SpringtSeal Assembly (Nikki) 1051 1058 1059 1070 691265 275038 698516 690372 Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Kit-Screw/Washer Screw (Flywheel 635 643 691909 698401 Boot-Spark Retainer-Air 1090 1091 691293 691333 Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter 654 684 691 690958 697157 692407 Nut (Carburetor) Screw (Breather Passage Seal-Governor Shaft 1095 1119 1127 690190 691183 695407 Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Screw-Float Bowl 692 697 718 729 690572 690372 690959 691224 Spring-Detent Screw (Drive Pin-Locating Clip-Wire 1263 1264 1266 1266A 697124 697104 691917 697123 Reed-Breather Screw (Breather Reed) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) 741 750 757 758 759 783 697128 691033 697607 697134 697392 693713 Gear-Timing Screw (Oil Pump Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion 1267 1270 1329 1330 697424 697156 31Q777-0036 272147 789 698329 Harness-Wiring 797 801 802 803 830 842 847 693167 691283 691286 693757 691095 691031 697611 Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly ° • • Motor) Dipstick Seal-Dipstick Tube-Dipstick Control Lever) Tube Plug Filter Cover) Cap) Cover) O 54 DESCRIPTION o+ • O O o+ °0 O Terminal-Spark Seal-Valve Plug Screw (Rocker Cover) SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Solenoid-Fuel (Nikki) Seal-Throttle Shaft Seal-Throttle Shaft (Nikki) Fan-Flywheel Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover-Rocker Cover Arm (Intake) Fan) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Replacement Engine Repair Manual included in Engine included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 :l: included + included NOTE: All component dimensions given inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm in U.S. SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL L_ O1 15 DEGREES MAX. _IL down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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