Craftsman 917.273646 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.273646 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
CRIIFTSMHN°
LAWN TRACTOR
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273646
differently
from
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
This 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................................................
2
Safety Rules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
AssemblyPre-Operation........................8
Operation.............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................18
MaintenanceSchedule........................18
Serviceand Adjustments.....................22
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Sears
will also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years.
During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product
at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). For your
convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days
of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears
location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warranty appliesonly while this product
is within the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
• Expendableitems which become worn during normal use, includingbut not limited to
blades,spark plugs, air cleaners,belts, and oil filters.
• StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
• Repairsnecessarybecause of operator abuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
• Repairsnecessarybecause of operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
grade and amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
• Engine(fuel system) cleaningor repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding
equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe
battery will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe
first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip chargewill apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States.
This warrantygives you specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which
vary,from stateto state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould result in serious
injury or death.
_WARNING: In order to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting, adjustingor making repairs,
always disconnectspark plug wire and
place wire where it cannotcontact spark
_iug"
WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor.
_WARNING: Towonly the attachments
that are recommendedby and complywith
specificationsof the manufacturerof your
tractor.Use commonsensewhen towing.
Operateonly at the lowest possiblespeed
when on a slope. Too heavyof a load,
while on a slope,is dangerous.Tires can
losetractionwith the ground and cause
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging
chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
_I, uWA
to lose control of your tractor.
RNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage
of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
harm.
OPERATION
• Read, understand,
tions in the manual
and follow all instrucand on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.
Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry
storage.
II. SLOPE
passengers.
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution.
If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
3
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rooks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual.
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage
the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not
traction
• Do not
putting
• Do not
slopes.
mow on wet grass. Reduced
could cause sliding.
try to stabilize the machine by
your foot on the ground.
use grass catcher on steep
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity. Never assume
that children will remain where you last
saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment
if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.Stop machineif anyone
enters the area.
• Nevercarry passengersor children
evenwith the bladesoff.
• Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and
behind beforeandwhile backing.
• Nevercarry children.They may fall off
and be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machineoperation.
• Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and under the watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
• Be alert and turn machineoff if children
enter the area.
• Before andwhen backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not
across.
• Removeobstacles such as rocks,tree
limbs,etc.
• Watchfor holes, ruts, or bumps.Uneven
terrain could overturnthe machine.Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slowspeed.Choose a low gear
so that you will not haveto stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoidstarting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengagethe blades
and proceedslowly straightdown the
slope.
• If machinestops while going uphill,
disengageblades, shift into reverseand
backdown slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
In the state of California
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
4.0 Gallons
Unleaded Regular
Oil Type
API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
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
RC12YC
Forward:
Reverse:
5.5
2.4
Front:
Rear:
Charging
System:
9 Amps
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
27-35
14 PSI
10 PSI
@ 3600RPM
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
is re-
REPAIR
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Tire Pressure:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
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).
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" sections of this
owner's manual.
AI_,WARNING:
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.
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
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count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
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Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
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call 1-800-827-6655.
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®
)
Mower
Leveling
Level
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
)
Keys
Bubble
Wrench
Slope
Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video
Cassette
Your new tractor
you begin.
has been assembled
at the factory.
When right or left hand is mentioned
in this manual,
ating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
UP YOUR
TRACTOR
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
TO ROLL
3.
4.
5.
SEAT
Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knob.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
2.
4.
5.
2.
you are in the oper-
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
3.
1.
before
Adjustment
Knob
' Label
ADJUST
it means when
cassette
CARTON
TO SET
CHECK
the video
FROM
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW
Review
section
of
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged"
position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function
of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operatingposition,
depress clutch/brakepedal andset the
parking brake.
5. Placemotion controlleverin neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plungerand raise
attachmentlift leverto its highest position.
7. Start the engine.After engine has
started, movethrottle controlto idle
position.
8. Releaseparking brake.
9. Slowly movethe motioncontrol lever
forwardand slowly drive tractoroff
skid.
10.Apply braketo stop tractor,set parking
brake and place motioncontrollever in
neutralposition.
11.Turnignition keyto "STOP"position.
Continuewith the instructionsthat follow.
REPOSITION
WHEEL
RIGHT
REAR
Deflector
Shield
Plate
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
GAUGE
CHECKTIRE
For shipping purposes, the right rear
gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside
down on the mower. Remove the gauge
wheel assembly and reinstall from the
bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels,
see the Operation section in this manual.
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
INSTALL
MULCHER
(If previously
1.
2.
3.
4.
removed)
shield
upright position.
Place front of mulcher plate
of mower deck opening and
place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on
mower deck.
Hook rear latch into hole on
mower deck.
of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
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.
PLATE
Raise and hold deflector
section
in
CHECK
over front
slide into
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
front of
back of
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
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V'CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions
have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were 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).
v" 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.
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" 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).
section
of
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
G
or in literature
supplied
with the product,
0#-,0
I\1
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
G
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
®@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
&
&
&
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
and/or property
damage.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
injury
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death 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 a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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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.
Ignition Switch
Hourmeter
Light Switch
Position
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Ammeter
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
o Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Freewheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American
National Standards
Institute.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION
- Turns the
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to
engage the mower blades or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
headlights
on and off.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROLUsed
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengagages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation.
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
stopping the engine.
of the
and
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn 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.
Push in to
'Disengage"
Control
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
opping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described
above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
TO MOVE
nition
Key
"Disengaged"
Motion
Control Lever
Position
Parking Brake
"Engaged" Position
2.
3.
BACKWARD
MOWER
lever to
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut rela-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged position.
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• 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.
• Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
AND
neutral (N) position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move motion control
desired position.
TO ADJUST
MOWER BLADES -
DRIVE
FORWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
STOPPING
GROUND
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.
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull out to
"Engage"
"Brake"
Position
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
I
I
I
I
I
to
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
tively high; the second
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE WHEELS
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull Out To "Engage"
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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See
"TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this
section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Attachemnt
Lift Lever High
,_ Position
,v
_'\:,
Low
Position
Shield
_
eflector
%
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_WARNING:
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.
Retainer
Spring
Clevis
Pin
TO OPERATE
/
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. 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 -
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.
disengage
attachment
clutch control.
_I, CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
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at more than
reverse
Transmission
Transmission
Engaged
All, 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
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
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
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
TO START
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to 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 position and retry.
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.
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WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
1.
7. 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.
2.
3.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
4.
TRANSMISSION
WARM
UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission
to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and
ready for normal operation.
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.)
PURGE
engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
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.
Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
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.
AUTOMATIC
Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
dis-
TRANSMISSION
_iCAUTION:
Never engage or disengage
freewheel
lever while the engine is running.
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.
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MOWING
MULCHING
TIPS
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
• 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 distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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MOWING
Max 1/3
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• 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.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
SERVICE
Check
Brake
Check
Tire Pressure
R
Check Operator
Presence and
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Level
and Terminals
T
R
Mower
Clean
Battery
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
Muffler/Spark
Replace
i/,,2
oil filter)
,/
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Plug
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service
more often when operating
GENERAL
i/
Oil Level
Change
Clean
v'
Engine
N
E
Blades
Cooling
E
Inspect
v"
Chart
Check
Change
DATES
Operation
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil,
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 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.
CHART
dP Spindle -Zerk
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Spindle
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
........
; _Front Wheel
,L._Bean ng Zerk
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• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
t
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,
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
(_ General
@ REFER
BEFORE EACH USE
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Purpose Grease
TO Maintenance
o1964',
"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
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
5.
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
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
Trailing
Edge
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
BLADE
Center
Hole
\Star
Lock Washer
j_
_
TO SHARPEN
Blade Bolt
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening
blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade
is balanced,
it should remain in a horizontal position.
If either end of the blade
moves downward,
sharpen the heavy
end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
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
attachement
clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results
sharp. Replace
Blade
Mandrel
Assembly
mower blades must be kept
bent or damaged blades.
Blade
5/8" Bolt or Pin
REMOVAL
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.
Center Hole
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
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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
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.
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
TO CHANGE
COOLING
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.
Closed
and
Locked
Position
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.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
and wear
Yellow Cap
Tube
3.
4.
5.
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
6.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
7.
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.
F
-20
c -s0
0
-2;
TEMPERATURE
30
-1;
32
8.
GRADES
40
;
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60
1;
80
do
100
10
4;
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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OIL
Oil Drain Valve
•
SAE VISCOSITY
ENGINE
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
S
On
/-..u
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.
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
CLEAN
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 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.
AIR FILTER
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.
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.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. 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.
ENGINE
COOLING
Debris may
ing system.
clean area
and engine
SYSTEM
clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and
shown to prevent overheating
damage.
Clean out chaff and debris
Air Screen
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation,
whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
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
Cover
ge
4.
and clamps
Immediately
line.
Clamp__clamp
Fuel Filter
Base
Slots
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are properly positioned.
wipe up any spilled gaso-
CLEANING
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
i&
ARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE
OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
TO REMOVE
3.
4.
5.
ANY
SER-
6.
Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
7. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
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
to remove
from the
clutch switch
in "DIS-
ENGAGED"
position.
Move attachment
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Suspension Arms
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
Electric
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer Spring
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5.
6.
7.
• 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.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
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
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
BUBBLE LEVEL
NOTE:
surface
If necessary,
below tractor
WITH
check side-to-side
for levelness with a
Suspension
Arm
long board and the bubble level.
• Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground.
• From left side of tractor, find the level
decal on top of mower and place bubble
level on decal as indicated.
• Mower is level side-to-side
when bubble
is between the two lines in the bubble
level.
• If adjustment
is necessary, under left
hand footrest,
turn lift link adjustment
nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate
direction to bring bubble between the
lines in the bubble level.
• Remove bubble level from mower and
store in a safe place.
Bubble Between
Lines
Lift Link
ustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
Bubble Level
Level Decal
Brake//_\
Pedal
Left Hand
/_ootrest
Lift Link
astment
Yellow Cap
Nut
ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT METHOD
• 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.
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ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front of
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.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. 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.
TO CHECK
Mandrel
"D ....
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
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.
D"
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN
LENGTH
TO CHECK
1.
2.
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
Front Links
TO ADJUST
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
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
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
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
and
5.
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
Mandrel Pulley
BRAKE
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.
With parking brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Arm
Mandrel
Pulley
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
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TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL
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.
-
1.
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. Disconnect
clutch wire harness.
3. Remove clutch Iocator.
4.
5.
6.
7.
3.
4.
Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Remove belt downward from engine
pulley and around electric clutch.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
5.
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
-
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment
bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4
1. Carefully work new belt down around
transmission
cooling fan and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
belt around electric clutch and onto
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
control lever in that posiengine off.
motion control lever in
the adjustment
bolt.
control lever to the neu-
tral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional
clearance is needed
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
Hold motion
tion and turn
While holding
place, loosen
Move motion
3.
4.
5.
engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut
securely.
Reconnect
clutch harness.
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.
Neutral
Lock Gate
Motion Control Lever
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
.....
Electric --._..
Clutch
Clutching-Idler
Clutch
"Locator
_j_,"
__'_i_
\_ I
Stationary_
I
_::_l
[
Idler
_ _/-[
Center Span .......
\
Keeper
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
the Operation
Clutch
Wire
_r_
_
Bolt
REMOVAL/
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in
Transmission _
Input Pulley
Adjustment
@
Harness
25
section of this manual.
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
WHEEL
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
1.
Connect
one end of the RED cable
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/CAMBER
2.
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
The front wheel
3.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
toe-in and camber
are not
TO REMOVE
a Sears
WHEEL
or other qualified
FOR
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
REPAIRS
1.
2.
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
also prevents
BLACK
cable first from chassis
and
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_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
Axle
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
i
WITH
1.
REPLACING
Retaining Ring
ENGINE
REVERSE
02614
Washers
TO START
BATTERY
CABLES,
Weak or Dead
Battery
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Cove r --......_,
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
-
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
CABLES
A WEAK
A(_,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
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
26
Keps Nut
Hex Bolt
ENGINE
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment
or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized
engine manufacturer's
service
outlet.
Positive
(Red) Cable
Terminal
Guard
Negative
(Black) Cable
'_:'
TO ADJUST
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
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
cause
running,
HOOD
AND
or
wiring
section.
GRILL
CONTROL
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.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
THROTTLE
CABLE
Governor
Control Lever
Governor
/Control
Plate
AS-
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Holes "A" "\
Headlight Wire
Connector
27
%
Clam/p"_ [email protected]_ Throttle
_o-_ew -
Cable
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
FINAL
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.
1.
2.
3.
SETTING
properly
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 counter-
ACCELERATION
TEST -
4.
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 - 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.
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted
-
clockwise until engine runs rough. Turn
valve to a point midway between those
two positions.
Release throttle lever.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
(see above).
Throttle
Idle Mixture Valve /
With Limiter
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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.
41:_WARNING:
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.
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
storage. When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
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-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
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.
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.
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.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
ENGINE
FUEL
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s)into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
SYSTEM
engine
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2.
3.
Hard to start
CORRECTION
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
ENGINE"
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
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.
8.
9.
in
before
attempting
to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
10.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
1. 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
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
qualified
service
center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
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
fast.
1.
too much grass/too
2.
3.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty
oil.
30
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
5.
6.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9.
Water in fuel.
9.
10. Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
plug wire loose.
10.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15. Engine valves
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
service
center.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
1.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
Loose/damaged
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged
parts.
.
part(s).
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Contact a Sears or other
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
1.
2.
Mower
3.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
5.
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
4.
5.
Mower blades will
not rotate
qualified
1.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
15.
out of
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
deck not level.
and
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
1.
Obstruction
mechanism.
2.
Worn/damaged
belt.
3.
4.
Frozen
Frozen
open vent holes.
in clutch
mower
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower drive
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
.
drive
qualified
31
service
belt.
center.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
1. Engine speed too slow.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
6.
Worn,
7.
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
deck not level.
tire air pressure.
bent or loose blade.
improperly
10. Improper
blades
control
in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4.
Place throttle
and
installed.
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
1. Turn 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.
1.
2.
3.
Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
Freewheel
1.
Place freewheel
2.
"engaged"
position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
4.
Loss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
.
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 stoppinc
engine.
32
.
alternator.
Move throttle
control
in
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
SOLENOID
I
RED
I
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
STARTER
(OPTIONAL)
BLACK
I
J
RED
BLACK
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
I
I
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CLUTCH/BRAKE
(PEDAL
UP)
I
RED
DIODE
SEAT
D
(NOT
PTO (DISENGAGED)
SWITCH
OCCUPIED)
BLACK
I
I
F
I
•
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
BLUE
BLACK
9
A
•
IIW
SPARK
_F_
PLUGS
GAP
•
J oN_ (_PLuGsON TWIN
i
CHARGING
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
SYSTEM
3600
OUTPUT
CYL.
28 VOLTS
RPM
/
AC
(REGULATOR
"
ENGINES)
@ 3600
RPM
DISCONNECTED)
REGU'ATOR
RED
/
I ALTERNATOR
I
D
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
PTO
_
SWITCH
_
OFF
ON
C + G, B + H
3+F,B+E,A+D
I
I
_
_
L_
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
POSITION
OFF
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
M+G+A1
"MAKE"
NONE
ON + LIGHT_
B+A1
L+A2
ON
B+A1
NONE
B+S+A1
NONE
START
02781
GFC
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING.
33
DA
/
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ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown
Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
175688
4152J
8860R
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
188031
71110408
Harness, Light
Light Bulb
Cable, Starter
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
42
43
45
46
131563
178861
122822X
169635
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Hourmeter
50
55
79
89
174652
17490508
175242
169639
Switch, PTO
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2
Socket Asm bulb Twistlock
Bracket Snap-In
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,273646
217
278
54
/
54
158
_. 209
209
209
209
6O
60
37
-145
>209
209
14
74
f
209
206
chassis-stealth,stlt
38
21
209
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,273646
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
54
58
174619
176554
161566X428
72140608
167203
188702X010
17490608
175260X615
162026
STD541437
174515X615
161840
188572X615
139976
17490508
175710
161464
175351
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
ScrewThdrol
3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille
Lens, Bar
Fender!Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Duct Hood
59
60
64
74
90
142
187495
STD533707
174997
STD541437
124346X
175702
Bushing 1.375 OD
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc
Plate Reinforcement
143
144
145
154
155
158
159
161
206
209
217
278
186689
175582
156524
161897
161900
162037
179950X428
164655
170165
17000612
179132X428
191611
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder
Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console Fuel Window
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273646
GROUND DRIVE
32
/34
30
36
52
32
3O
55
16
\@
84
16
200
77
263
73
1
./
26
38
TRACTOR
GROUND
KEY
NO.
1
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273646
DRIVE
PART
NO.
---
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
62
63
65
66
69
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
123533X
174607
10040700
154778
142432
169183
169182
137057
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
8
9
10
14
15
16
17
165866
180505
76020416
10040400
74490544
73800500
126197X
19
20
73800600
173937
21
130564
Transaxle, HydroGear,
Model
Number 314-0510 (See Break
down)
Rod Shift Fend.
Clutch Electric
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1
Washer Lock Hvy 1/4
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5116-18 unc
Washer
1-1t20D
x 15t32 ID x .250
Nut Lock HexW/Wsh
3/8-16 unc
Bolt Hex
7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Thr.
Knob
22
23
169498
190736
Rod, Brake
Bracket Anti-Rotation
84
89
24
25
26
27
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter
1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
95
96
112
120
169594
188309X428
170201
4497H
19091210
73900600
28
29
30
32
175765
124236X
169592
74760512
Rod, Parking Brake
Knob Brake Parking
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18
144
150
151
156
19111016
175456
19133210
166002
33
34
35
36
72140506
175578
120183X
19211616
bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
158
159
161
162
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
37
38
39
41
47
48
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 uric x 2-314 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt Idler Flat
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
163
165
166
168
169
197
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
123205X
72110612
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock
Nut, Crownlock
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return,
Screw 3/8-16 x
V-Belt, Ground
Keeper, Center
Screw 3/8-16 x
198
199
200
202
254
263
169593
169612
72140508
72110614
17000616
17000612
unc x 3/4
unc x 3/4
3/8-16 unc
5/16-18 unc
Clutch
1-1/4
Drive
Span
.875
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Hew Wsh Hi-Lo
1/4-1/2
unc
Strap Torque LH
Strap Torque RH
Spacer, Axle
Washer
25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer
25t32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Assy. Cross Taper
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Washer 11132 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .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 uric x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastener Cross Shf.
Nyliner Snap-in 5t8 ID
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105"
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5116-18 unc x 1
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Screw 318-16 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273646
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11
15
35
steering
40
stealth
prem 3
STEERING
TRACTOR
ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273646
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
186094X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
17000612
171888
19111216
10040500
73540500
155105
152927
186095X428
19183812
73540600
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm. Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 5/16
Crownlock
Nut 5/16-24 unf
Bushing Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 12 Ga.
Nut Crownlock
3/8-24
41
42
43
186737
163888X428
121749X
Adaptor Wheel
Boot Steering
Washer25/32
46
65
67
68
71
73
82
87
88
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
160135X428
169835
173966
175118
Cap Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Extension Steering Stealth
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
91
95
175553
188967
Clip Steering
Washer Harden
Strg
1 1/4x16Ga.
.793 x 1.637 x .060
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
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ENGINE
3
2
72
1
81
13
4
38
14
33
112
33
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
23
I
engine-bs lcyl
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
176636X505
171875
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
37
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
179022
179124X428
123487X
8543R
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle/Choke
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Engine, Briggs Model 31P7770348-E1 (See Breakdown)
Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Muffler Gasket
Tube Drain oil
Shield Heat
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm)
Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose Black
Line Fuel
51
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
38
41
45
72
78
181654
139277
17000612
183906
17060620
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Stem Tank Fuel
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
81
112
73510400
3645J
Nut Keps Hex 114-20 uric
Bushing
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
x 3/4
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,273646
SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
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seat
It,knob
12
14
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
180598
180166
STD523710
19131610
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13t32 x 1 x 10 Ga
5
6
145006
STD541437
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16
7
8
9
10
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
Spring Seat Cprsn
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Seat
KEY
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
11
12
166369
121246X
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
unc
43
PART
NO.
121248X
72050412
121249X
123740X
123976X
124238X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 114-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc
Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3t16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646
DECALS
11
16
7
9
3
13
21
21
4
11
10
2O
6
15
14
26
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
187407
138047
186242
186243
186572
146046
164096
179128
192830
156439
189088
172331
133644
Reflector, LH
Decal Battery, Diehard, Sears
Decal Hood RH
Decal Hood LH
Decal Fender Craftsman
Decal V-Belt, Drive Schematic
Decal Dash
Decal Deck, Caution
Decal Replacement
Hood
Decal Fender, Danger
Decal Panel, Dash
Decal Mower, Heavy-Duty
Decal Replacement
Parts
14
15
16
18
20
21
23
26
- - - - - -
160396
187408
164065
156811
149516
186331
189020
181470
184310X428
184311X428
166960
192853
192854
Decal, V-Belt, Schematic
Decal, Reflector, RH
Decal, Steering Wheel
Decal, Fender Opr.
Decal, Battery
Decal, Hood, Side Panel
Decal, Engine
Decal, Deck level
Pad, Footrest, STILT, LH
Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, RH
Decal By-Pass
Manual, Owner's,
English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
WHEELS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
&TIRES
5,8
4,10
7
11
\
wheel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
11
--
106108X624
122082X
7152J
104757X428
144334
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service item Only)
Rim Asm 6"front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim Asm 8"rear Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service item Only)
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
1
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,273646
LIFT ASSEMBLY
/
!
38
40
3
\
6
5
4
12
13
19
13
19
lift-rh.lpiece
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
15
16
17
179504
159476
188822
12000002
19211621
120183X
175830
139865
139866
4939M
173288
73350800
175689
DESCRIPTION
Plunger Assembly
Shaft Assembly,
Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer
21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front Sus.
Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion
24
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
18
73800800
Nut Lock wiWsh
19
20
31
32
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Arm Asm. Suspension
Retainer Spring
Bearing Pivot Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
36
37
38
40
41
155097
123935X
17060516
19112410
155098
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
Indicator Height Stlt
DESCRIPTION
1/2-13
unc
Mower
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Front Susp.
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,273646
MOWER DECK
144 ,:_.....
4s
55
140 -
117
21
34
2
_
23 24
, 138
<,
6
27
29
18
149
5
6
19F
21
42
46
D,elec.t-path.adjwl.stlt
3
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273646
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
182032
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
92
94
95
101
102
103
104
105
106
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
132
134
135
STD541437
132264
180533
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
17060512
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
17000612
156941
159765
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Roller Nose
Bracket Roller Nose RH
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharge)
Shaft Assembly,
Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 518
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock
5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
11
134149
--
139775
- -
138971
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
136
138
155986
159763
139
159767
140
159768
143
144
145
157109
158634
165888
Bar Adj. Gauge Wheel
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Rear RH
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Front RH
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Front LH
Bracket Arm idler 42"
29
30
31
32
33
34
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
STD533717
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
146
148
149
150
159
182
171977
169022
165898
19091210
STD533717
179126
36
37
131494
19131316
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
183
184
163552
19131410
Retainer Spring
Washer 3/8
40
44
45
46
54
55
56
59
61
68
91
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
178515
155046
165723
172442
174882
174883
180532
Nut, Lock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler
Spring Ext Elect Clutch
V-Belt
Bracket Roller Nose LH
- -
130794
- -
181542
Mandrel Assembly
(includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley
not included)
Replacement
Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order
separately
mulch cover, gauge wheels and
nose roller components
key nos.
101 - 106, 5, 116- 119, 134, 136
and 91,94,
95, 132, 182, 183).
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil 10-24
Washer #10
Washer Lock
unc
x 518
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
Screw 5/16-18
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock
318-1
Washer
13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer
13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 1
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket Asm. Wheel
Rear LH
Gauge
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer
9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16
Rod Roller
unc x 1-3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
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122-
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426
119.
0
Q
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120_128
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12
56-.
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55\
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109
o_
_0
m
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4_
(3O
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81
\83
77
79
73
19
1'7
Z
C
m
r-
_z
WC
m_
_m
_57
2\
900
6_
_127
12
32
",4
35
64
93
1
27 \
48
59
60
63
58
4
125
107
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
HYDRO GEARTRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate,
Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12mm
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
189386
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
16
170362
Hex Flange
24X0.75
5t16-
72
73
170418
142884
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
31
170371
Sleeve
.625
81
82
170423
170424
32
170389
33
142991
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d
Thk
83
84
85
161162
170425
170426
34
35
170390
170391
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat Washer, 518 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
109
111
112
113
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
170445
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
126
127
900
170446
170447
166768
Head Screw
Bearing
.75 X 1.575 X
X .13
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating
Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 WlPatch,
SpecialFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression
Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly,
.027,Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5116-24Unjf(Nylon
insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316x 1.50x. 1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5132 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
•71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Silicon Sponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
insert)
Washer, Bellevilie
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
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BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
43 7
884?11_
584_
9_
159
12641_
146 _1
128_
I
24
_
22
741
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
41
8680
943 0
12
617 0
8420
524
I
I
1019 LABEL KIT
1330 REPAIR MANUAL
II
20
I
1058
MANUAL
[ OWNER'S
1329 REPLACEMENT
I I 1036] EMISSION
ENGINE
LABEL
I
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_
89
48 SHORT BLOCK
7506
305A _
388_>_
643
74
1070
729
801
697 _
1008
_
1040
3o8_
803_
828_
10441
_
310 1
783®J
501
802 @
50
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
697174
399265
391086
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(MagnetoSide)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
108
108A
117
690464
692344
694352
Valve-Choke
(Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke
(Choke A Matic)
Jet-Main (Standard)
4
5
7
9
11
12
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
118
121
125
127
130
131
697228
697241
698445
695005
691750
494379
13
15
16
690360
690946
697127
133
137
141
494381
281165
495097
20
22
23
24
25
690947
692125
693556
222698
699052
141A
495931
142
146
697140
691639
699051
697559
698469
697099
Piston Assembly
(.020"
Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston
Pin
Pin-Piston
186
187
187A
188
192
202
698174
697098
698417
691693
691986
691841
29
697126
697263
Rod-Connecting
Rod-Connecting
209
216
692208
691840
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
32
33
34
692852
695760
695761
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
222
227
232
238
694042
691374
691842
691843
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
35
36
37
691279
691279
697352
Spring-Valve
(Intake)
Spring-Valve
(Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
240
265
267
691035
691024
695134
42
43
45
46
48
50
691752
691968
690564
698492
697762
690193
Keeper-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
276
304
305
305A
306
307
692255
699829
697102
697103
697107
691003
51
53
54
692137
690227
691148
"O:1:+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (intake Manifold)
309
310
311
693551
690323
497608
73
74
78
89
93
94
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
333
334
337
356
358
363
492341
691061
691043
697089
697191
19203
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Wire-Stop
Gasket Set-Engine
95
98
104
105
691636
495800
690525
231855
O
O
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float
Needle
O
included
included
121
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
106
691780
O
Seat-Inlet
included
977
included
in Carburetor
•
°+
•
•
Screw (Cylinder
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
•
699054
26
27
28
O
Head
Head)
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase
CoverSump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating
Screw (Flywheel
Plug-Oil
Bushing-Throttle
Kit-Idle Mixture
(Standard)
(.020"
Rod)
Screen)
Guard)
Shaft
_
+
O
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor
Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Float-Carburetor
O$
Gasket-Float
O
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A
Matic)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control
Adjuster-Rocker
Link-Mechanical
Bracket)
Arm
Governor
Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing
O$
Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter
Brush Set
Flywheel
in Valve
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
Bowl
Motor)
Puller
Gasket
Gasket
dimensions
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
SET
1022
868 _;_
@
35
1022
6170
830
914
267 _
334_
1091
385<%9
6o1_
I
276(d_
121 CARBURETOR
1127_
918
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
04 _
OVERHAUL
634A_
KIT
987_
105
[_137_ 276_ _1
SET
93_.)
1
137 <>_/_._
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276 _
1060 _
6_4_1266\j I
117_
6170
95 _
52
142_
1266A <:
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
385
385A
387
89838
694476
690297
697090
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
868
914
918
943
690968
690960
697091
690589
404
431
691691
697122
Washer (Governer
Elbow-Intake
947
965
694393
499613
445
462
474
697153
691261
696459
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
967
968
975
697015
699848
495933
501
503
505
510
691188
691532
691251
693699
Regulator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor
Drive-Starter
977
987
1005
1017
690192
691326
699043
690770
513
692024
Clutch-Drive
1019
697143
523
524
525
526
544
697086
691032
697085
697088
692034
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick
Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Starter-Armature
1022
1023
1024
1026
--
272475
692492
499054
692003
692011
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather
Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
696854
691751
690822
693784
695700
699852
698139
617
692138
O •
SeaI-O
1051
691265
634
690801
O
634A
690802
O
635
643
691909
698401
SpringlSeal
Choke)
SpringlSeal
Matic)
Boot-Spark
Retainer-Air
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
275038
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
654
684
690958
697157
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather
1119
1127
691183
691657
691
692407
Cover)
Seal-Governor
1263
1264
697124
697104
697
718
729
729A
690372
690959
691224
694123
Screw (Drive
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
1266
1266A
1267
1270
691917
697123
697424
697156
741
750
757
758
759
783
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
1329
1330
31Q777-0036
272147
O
Included
Included
121
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
789
797
801
698329
693167
691283
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Included
977
in Carburetor
Included
in Valve
802
803
830
842
847
851
691286
693757
691095
691031
697087
692424
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
Terminal-Spark
Plug
•
•
•
Crank)
Control
Ring (Intake
Lever)
Manifold)
Assembly
(Manual
Assembly
(Choke
A
Plug
Filter
Passage
Shaft
Cap)
Cover)
+
DESCRIPTION
•+
Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker
Line-Vacuum
•
Cover)
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
O
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle
Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
•+
Screen-Oil
Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker
Cover
Cover-Rocker
Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push
Rod-Push
Filter-Oil
(Intake)
(Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push
Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel
Retainer-Brush
Fan)
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Reed-Breather
•0
O
Screw (Breather
Reed)
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower
Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Replacement
Engine
Repair Manual
Gasket
Gasket
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING:
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.
I,Fold thispage along dotted lineindicatedabove.
2, Hold page before you so that its _eft edge is vertically para[te[ to a tree
trunk or other upright structure,
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl.
Your Home
Au Canada pour service en frangais:
1-800-LE-FOYER
Mc
(1-800-533-6937)
www.sears.ca
02410
© Sears, Roebuckand Co.
® Registered Trademark / TMTrademark / SMService Mark of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
® Marca Registrada / TMMarca de Fabrica / SM
- Marca de Servicio de Sears, Roebuck and Co.
MCMarque de commerce / MD Marque depos6e de Sears, Roebuck and Co.
192853
Rev. 5 09.07.04
MH/TR
Printed
in U.S.A.
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