Craftsman 917.25436 Operator`s manual
Operator's Manual ® CAR E 1 TRACTO 26.0 HR* 54" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.25436 This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Operator's Manual. IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (EIO) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (EIO) will void the product warranty. Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman 447484 Rev. 1 Estates, IL 60179 *As rated U.S.A. by the engine manufacturer Warranty .................................................. Safety Rules ............................................ Product Specifications ............................. Assembly/Pre-Operation ......................... Operation ............................................... CRAFTSMAN Maintenance Maintenance 2 3 6 8 13 Schedule .......................... .......................................... 21 21 Service and Adjustments ....................... Storage .................................................. Troubleshooting ..................................... 26 31 32 FULL WARRANTY THREE YEARS ON RIDING EQUIPMENT When operated and maintained according cover defects in material and workmanship the date of purchase This warranty pay for: • covers ONLY defects to all supplied instructions, Warranty will also of the Frame and Front Axle for five years from in material and workmanship. Expendable items that become worn during normal use, blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. maintenance oil changes, including but not limited to • Standard • Tire replacement or repair thorns, stumps, or glass. caused • Tire or wheel replacement operation or maintenance. or repair • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the riding equipment according to the instructions contained in the operator's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or oxidized (stale). In general, • Normal deterioration servicing, Sears will NOT resulting and wear of the exterior warranty This warranty this product only while This warranty gives you specific vary from state to state. Sears Brands Management from outside from normal objects, such wear, accident, as nails, or improper to damage impacting or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. All riding equipment and battery commercial or rental purposes. applies or tune-ups. by punctures legal coverage is within rights, Corporation, finishes, is void or product if this product the United 2 Estates, is ever used for States. and you may also have Hoffman label replacement. other IL 60179 rights which ,_DANGER: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. _,WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. • _,WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. • _,WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • • • _,WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. • • • _,WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL • • • • • • • • • • OPERATION Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine ifanyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • • 3 Never direct discharged materialtoward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge chute, or other safety devices in place and working. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge chute. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. AIways wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Followthemanufacturer'srecommendation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. li. SLOPE OPERATION • Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction. • • • • • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Nevercarrychildren, even withthe blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV. TOWING Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. Ifthetires Iosetraction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. • Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Followthemanufacturer'srecommenda- • tion for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on • • towed equipment. On slopes, theweight ofthetowed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly stop. and allow extra distance to V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Neverstorethe machine orfuel container Iii. CHILDREN ,_WAFINING: CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED BY THIS EQUIPMENT, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be a minimum of 12 year of age before operating a pedestrian controlled lawn mower and a minimum of 16 years of age before operating a riding lawn mower. 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. that children will remain saw them. • • Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. Never assume where you last • where there is an open flame, spark, pilot light such as on a water heater other appliances. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or or or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. 4 • • • • Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the • ground. Ifthis is not possible, then refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle. • Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device. Iffuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. Never overfill fueltank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. • GENERAL • • • • • • • • • • SERVlCE • Never operate machine in a closed area. Keep all nuts and boltstight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. • Be alert and turn machine enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. Ifthetires Iosetraction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. When loading orunloadingthis machine, do not exceed the maximum recom- • • • • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Nevertamperwithsafetydevices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspectthe machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Checkgrasscatchercomponentsandthe discharge chute frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrapthe blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • mended 5 operation angle off if a child of 15 °. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and type: 4.0 Gallons/15,14 Regular Unleaded Oil Type: API: SG-SL) SAE30 (above 32°F/0°0) SAE 5W30 (below 32°F/0°0) Oil Capacity: 64 Oz./1,96 Spark Champion RC12YC (Gap: .030"/0.76 mm) Plug: In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS manual). L L REPAIR PROTECTION Ground Speed (Mph/Kph): Forward: Reverse: Charging System: 16 amps @ 3600 rpm Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: Blade Bolt Torque: 45-55 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. 0 - 5.2/8,4 0 - 2.9/4,7 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs./62-75 Nm Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourseff from unexpected hassle and expense. 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 representatives 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 RU LES". CUSTOMER Here's • the safety sections included Expert service byour repair specialists. Product product in the Agreement: 12,000 professional replacement can't be fixed. if your covered Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered bythe agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears representative on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" what's Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe AGREEMENTS 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. of this manual. • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while operating this machine, including (at a minimum) sturdy footwear, eye protection, and hearing protection. Do not mow in shorts and/or open toed footwear. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! • Always let someone know you are outside mowing. _i, 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 grasscovered 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. Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information 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® 6 Mower Front Wheel Mower (2) Rear _ Lift Link Assemblies (5) 1-3/16 O.D. Washers _ (1) Shoulder Bolt © (i) 1-i/40.D. Washer (1) Small @ Retainer Springs (1) Front Lift Link (5) Large Retainer Springs _ (1) Wheel Assembly (1) Oil Drain Tube if Equipped Keys (1) Anti=Sway Bar (1) 3/40.D. Washers (2) Keys (1) Small Retainer Springs 7 (1) 3/8=16 Locknut Slope Sheet Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to ensure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY ADJUST A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (2) (1) (1) (1) 7/16" wrenches Utility knife 1/2" wrench Tire pressure gauge 3/4" wrench Pliers 3/4" socket w/drive ratchet (1) 9/16" wrench SEAT 1. Sit in seat. 2. Lift up adjustment lever (A) and slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. Release lever to lock seat in position. 3. Flashlight When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, itmeanswhenyou areintheoperating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE CARTON UNPACK • • • • TRACTOR CARTON Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. Remove mower and packing materials. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING FROM SKID TO CHECK 1. FROM NOTE: You may now roll your tractor off the skid. Followthe appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. ,A WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the TRACTOR 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 BATTERY Lift hood to raised people TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID Operation section for location function of controls) NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label is located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual • for charging Forbatteryand "REPLACING 1. 2. instructions). batterycableinstallationsee BATTERY" inthe "Service and Adjustments" and objects. position. section 3. in this manual. Label 4. 8 (See and Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal. Place freewheel control in disengaged position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. TO iNSTALL MOWER 1. Set parking brake lever and attachment lift lever • Depress clutch/brake down and hold. Assemble front front of mower. , pedal lower gauge wheel all the way (W) to f_ Pull parking brake lever up and hold, release pressure from clutch/brake pedal, then release parking brake lever. Pedal should remain in brake position. Ensure parking brake will hold tractor secure. H. Front Mower Bracket X. Shoulder Bolt W. Front Gauge Wheel Y, Z, 11/40.D. Washer 3/8-16 Locknut 3. Turn steering mower, wheel left and position • Turn steering wheel to the left as far as it will go and position mower on right side of tractor with deflector shield (Q) to the right. Parkin( Brake Lever _ILCAUTION: Lift lever is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on lift lever, lower it slowly and engage in lowest position. Lift lever is located on left side of fender. Front Transaxle Q, Deflector Shield Left Side Rear Mower Bracket K. Belt Tension Rod A. Mower Side Suspension Arms B. Retainer Spring C. Rear Lift Link(s) D. Right Side Rear Mower Bracket E. Front Lift Link Assembly R Front Suspension Bracket H, Front Mower Bracket I, L. M. Q. S. W. 9 Locking Bracket Engine Clutch Pulley Deflector Shield Anti-Sway Bar Front Gauge Wheel 4. Slide mower under tractor. • • Bring belt forward and check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. NOTE: Be sure mower side suspension arms (A) are pointing forward before sliding mower under tractor. • Slide mower under tractor centered under tractor. until it is • Pivot the integrated washer end of antisway bar (S) towards mower deck bracket on right side of mower. Insert integrated washer end of bar into hole in rear mower bracket (D). Move mower as needed to insert integrated washer end of bar into rear mower bracket (D). Secure with small washer and small retainer spring as shown. J 5. Install anti-sway Anti-Sway D. Right Side Rear Mower Bracket S. Anti-Sway Bar T. Transaxle Bracket bar (S) Of equipped) Bar (S) Towards _ Mower Deck p- 90 ° End Attach mower (A) to chassis. • Position front hole in side suspension arm (A) over pin on outside of tractor chassis and secure with large washer and large retainer spring (B). • Repeat Integrated Washer End From right side of mower, first insert 90 ° end of anti-sway bar (S) into hole in transaxle bracket (T), located near left rear tire in front of transaxle. NOTE: 6. Flashlight may be helpful. Anti-Sway Bar (S) Location .................. ....... } .:i// side suspension on opposite arms side of tractor. ............................ .......\ J Transaxle Bracket (T) Located Between Rear Tires / A. Mower Side Suspension Arms B. Retainer Spring D. Right Side Rear Mower Bracket NOTE: Depending on model, bracket (T) may be different than shown but hole for anti-sway bar will be in same position/location. 10 7. Attach • Insert rod end of rear lift link (C) into hole (U) in tractor lift shaft suspension arm and pivot link down to mower. rear lift links • Lift rear corner of mower and position slot in link assembly over pin on rear mower bracket (D) and secure with large washer and large retainer spring. • Repeat on opposite (C) side of tractor. m \ m \ \ \ • • • install Belt On Engine • Disengage belt tension locking bracket (L). • Install belt onto engine Clutch Pulley (M) rod clutch (K) pulley from (M). IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves and under mandrel covers. C. D. U, 8 , 9 Rear Lift Link(S) Right Side Rear Mower Bracket Hole Attach front link (E) Turn steering wheel to position wheels straight forward. From front of tractor, insert rod end of front link (E) through front hole in tractor front suspension bracket (F). Move to left side of mower and and insert large retainer spring (G) through hole in front link (E) behind front suspension bracket (F). Insert other end of link (E) into hole in front mower bracket (H) and secure with washer and small retainer spring (J). NOTE: Requires Front Link Location E. R G, H, J. M, M.Engine Clutch Pulley • CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. Raise attachment position. lift lever to highest If necessary, adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown in the owner's/ operator's manual. Check gauge wheels, deck level and rake settings. deck lifting. i- Engage belt tension rod (K) on locking bracket (L). ............... / Front Lift Link Assembly Front Suspension Bracket Large Retainer Spring Front Mower Bracket Small Retainer Spring Engine Clutch Pulley 11 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE IVfCHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were over-inflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown on tires. Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best should be MOWER" section of _f cutting results, mower housing properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL in the Service and Adjustments this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ALL BELTS _f OF See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE the following All assembly completed. No remaining instructions loose parts properly have been in carton. Battery charged. _f Seat is adjusted ened securely. _f All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). _f Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). Check mower and drive belts. Be sure _f is checklist: _f SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is operating properly. See "TO CHECK BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. review prepared comfortably and tight- they are routed properly around and inside all belt keepers. _f _f and pulleys Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning howto use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: _f Engine _f Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. _f oil is at proper Be sure brake system condition. level. is in safe operating Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). v" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE"and"PURGETRANSMISSION" in the Operation 12 section of this manual). These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW IX] CHOKE FAST SLOW iGNiTiON ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON ENGINE START E:3 LIGHTS ON FUEL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED BATTERY PARKING BRAKE MOWER HEIGHT SWITCH MOWER LIFT t REVERSE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED FORWARD DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY CRUISE CONTROL KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL 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. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) 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. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious and/or property damage. FiRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 13 injury KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Our tractors conform American to the applicable safety standards National Standards Institute. of of the (H) LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. (J) CRUISE CONTROL LEVER - Used to set forward movement of tractor at desired speed without holding the forward drive pedal. (K) FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for forward movement of tractor. (A) ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower the mower or other attachments mounted to your tractor. (B) BRAKE PEDALUsed for braking the tractor and starting the engine. (C) PARKING BRAKELocks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. (D) THROTTLE CONTROLUsed to control engine speed. (E) ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. (F) IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine, (G) REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION - Allows operation of mower or other powered attachment while in reverse. (L) REVERSE DRIVE PEDALreverse movement of tractor. Used for (M) FREEWHEEL CONTROL =Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. (N) CHOKE CONTROLUsed when starting a cold engine. (P) SERVICE REMINDER - Indicates when service engine and mower. 14 / HOUR METER is required for the 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 ENGINE - TO SET PARKING BRAKE • Movethrottle control (D) between full speed (fast) position. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt bythe operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress brake pedal (B) all the way down and hold. 2. NOTE: Failure to move throttle half and control be- tween half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key (F) to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove keywhen leaving tractorto prevent unauthorized use. Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, release pressure from brake pedal (B), then release parking brake lever. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. • Never use choke (N) to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. STOPPING MOWER BLADES - TO USE THROTTLE • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch clutch lever to disengaged position (1_) Attachment Clutch Control "Engaged .... GROUND DRIVE (1_) (D) Attachment Clutch Control Disengaged" TO USE CHOKE • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way down. IMPORTANT: Forward and reverse drive pedals return depressed. CONTROL Always operate engine at full speed (fast). • Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces engine's operating efficiency. • Full speed (fast) offers the best mower performance. to neutral position when CONTROL (N) Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. not 15 TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The cutting height range is approximately 1 "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" during the cool season and to over 3" during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6" in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the forward and reverse drive pedals. 1. Start tractor and release parking brake. 2. Slowly depress forward(K) or reverse(L) drive pedal to begin movement. Ground speed increases the further down the pedal is depressed. TO ADJUST TO USE CRUISE CONTROL The cruise feature control GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly offthe 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. can be used for forward travel only. SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels a flat level surface. The cruise control should only be used while mowing or transporting on relatively smooth, straight surfaces. Other conditions such as trimming at slow speeds may cause the cruise control to disengage. Do not use the cruise control on slopes, rough tertian or while trimmimg or turning. • With forward drive pedal depressed to desired speed, pull cruise control lever (J) up and hold while lifting your foot off the pedal, then release the lever. To disengage the cruise control, depress the brake pedal, tap on forward drive pedal or push the cruise control lever down. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole. Tighten securely. 3. Repeat for all, installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING with tractor on HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever (A) determines the cutting height. • Put attachment lift lever in desired cutting height slot. • Slide pointer tab (T) to desired cutting height as a reminder for next time you mow. 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 offwhen operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut with attachment lift lever, 2. 16 Start mower blades ment clutch control. by engaging attach- TO STOP MOWER Disengage _ICAUTION: BLADES attachment TO OPERATE clutch _IbWARNING: control. Do not operate OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot _IWARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. OPERATION up or down • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and brake pedal. • Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. USING THE REVERSE Do not drive hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield (S) in place. REVERSE ON HILLS and release so it is held in the disengaged position. Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. SYSTEM Only use if you are certain no children or other bystanders will enter the mowing area. 1. Depress brake pedal all the way down. 2. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. 3. Look down and behind before and while 4. 5. backing. Slowly depress start movement. reverse drive pedal 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. to When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. ROS "ON" Position Use an appropriate means tractor (rope, cord, etc.). of tying hood to TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) 17 SERVICE REMINDER/HOUR METER Service reminder shows the total number of hours the engine has run and flashes to indicate that the engine or mower needs servicing. When service is required, the service reminder will flash for two hours. To service engine and mower, see the Maintenance section of this manual. NOTE: Service reminder runs when the 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 damagethe 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 ignition key is in any position but "STOP". For acurate reading, be sure key remains in the "STOP" position when engine is not running. BEFORE CHECK STARTING THE ENGINE engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. ENGINE OIL LEVEL RESERVE 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. FUEL VALVE OPERATION 1. Raise valve. 2. In normal operation, valve should be set to primary (as shown in view) If tractor runs out of fuel, rotate valve handle to reserve. Drive tractor to be refueled. 3. 4. 5. seat to access After refueling, position. reserve return fuel valve to primary Reserve Fuel Valve • 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, seethe Maintenance section in this manual. ....... ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. Usefresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. ,_ CAUTION: Do not store, open flame. Wipe offany spilled spill or use gasoline IMPORTANT: When tures below32°F/0°C, f 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 trans- oil or fuel. near an operating in temperause fresh, clean winter ensure good Primary TO START ENGINE 2. grade gasoline to help weather starting. - 3. cold 4. 5. mission engaged position. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set parking brake. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. Move throttle control to fast position Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, cold starting procedures 18 read the warm below. and 6. WARM WEATHER (50°F (10°0) 7. PURGE Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. _I, CAUTION: 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 anytrapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. STARTING and above) IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to 1. push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER (50°F (10°C) 7. 2. 3. STARTI N G and below) When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM 3. 4. 5. 6. UP 7. 8. step 4, manual). Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. Disengage parking brake. Drive tractor forward for approximately five feet then backwards for five feet. this driving procedure three Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service of this manual). during of the drive wheels. Depress forward drive pedal to full forward position and hold forfive (5) seconds and release pedal. Depress reverse drive pedal to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of Repeat times. warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. o The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. section At any time, there may be movement Be sure the tractor is on level ground. Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly return to operating position. Allow one minute for transmission to and Adjustments Place tractor safely on a level surface that is clear of objects and open - with engine off and parking brake set. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged 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. Disengage parking brake. ,_I, CAUTION: Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. 2. TRANSMISSION 19 MOWING • Tire TIPS chains cannot be used when • When mowing large areas, start byturning 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. the mower housing is attached to tractor. • 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 • 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 speed 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. be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut areatothe right ofthe tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. )= ( j J 20 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Check Brake Check Tire EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH USE 8 HOURS 25 HOURS 50 HOURS 100 HOURS SEASON STORAGE _' V" Operation Pressure aT Check Operator Presence A Check for Loose Fasteners C T ChecWReplace Mower Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery R Clean Battery Clean Debris & ROS Systems Blades Level and Terminals Off Steering Check Transaxle Check BEFORE Mower Plate Cooling Levelness v" Check V-Belts Check Engine Change Oil Level Engine Change Engine Oil (with NE Clean Air Filter G Air Screen Clean Inspect Muffler/Spark _1,2 oil filter) Oil lwithout v' _1,2 oil filter) Attester N Replace Oil Filter !If equipped) E Clean Engine Cooling Fins _1,2 _2 Replace Spark Plug Replace R_lace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when 2 - Service more often when GENERAL operating operating under in dirty a heavy or dusty Iced or in high ambient temperatures. conditions. 3 - Replace 4 - Not blades required when mowing maintenance-free in sandy soil. 5 - See Cleaning (_S Zerk C Wheel Bearing Zerk in Maintenance Section. battery. CHART (_Steering Pivot Bolts Spindle Zerk Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Engine (_ Steering Sector Gear Teeth • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. 5. with LUBRICATION 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. often RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. BEFORE more if equipped @ Mandrel Zerks (_)General Purpose Grease (_Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" EACH USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. Check for loose fasteners. 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. 21 TRACTOR CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See PSI on tires). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. For best results mower blades must be sharp. eplace worn, bent or damaged blades. CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade approved by the manufacturer of your tractor. Using a blade not approved by the manufacturer of your tractor is hazardous, could damage your tractor and void your warranty. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND OPERATION SYSTEM BLADE 1. (ROS) ROS "ON" Position to allow Install newbladewith stamped"THiS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque/62-75 Nm). IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. Mandrel PRESENCE • When the engine is running, by the operator to leave the first setting the parking brake off the engine. • When the engine is running tachment clutch is engaged, by the operator to leave the shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should ate unless the operator is in position 3. position. CHECK OPERATOR SYSTEM REMOVAL Raise mower to highest access to blades. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/ or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disengaged (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt bythe operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine. BLADE CARE 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 serviced. (See "TO CHECK BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES REVERSE OPERATION Assembly any attempt seat without should shut Blade Blade and the atany attempt seat should "Star Center Hole BATTERY never operthe seat. Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) 22 TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS 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. 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. Rinsethe battery with plain waterand 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 AD- Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE Determine temperature range before oil change. All oil must service classification SG-SL 1. Be sure tractor 3. Catch LOCKED 11 .Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Ensure dipstick cap is tightened securelyfor accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE TEMPERATURE RANGE 40 ANTICIPATED 60 ;0 BEFORE 80 _o 4; NEXT OIL CHANGE NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F/0°C. Check your engine oil level more frequentlyto avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 100 do pull out on the drain valve. 10 Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. GRADES ; and 9. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the bottom fitting of the drain valve. and wear after Only use high quality detergent oi! rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. 32 inward 8. 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. LUBRiCATiON 30 ORAVALVI N 7. To open, ENGINE -1; " 6. Unlock drain valve by pushing turning counterclockwise. 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. 0 container. _.__ I leak or require servicing, contact your nearest Sears or other qualified service center. V=BELTS -2; i_.._L'_,_ POSITION The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever -20 warm. CLOSED • Inspectcoolingfinsfordirt, 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 F oil in a suitable when 5. Removeyellowcapfrom end ofdrainvalve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. c -do freely 4. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 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. SAE VISCOSITY expected meet API is on level surface. 2. Oil will drain more JUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE Check V-belts for deterioration ENGINE OIL 23 AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen mustbe kept free of dirt andchaff to preventenginedamagefromoverheating. Cleanwith a wire brushor compressedair to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLINGAREAS To ensure proper cooling, make sure the CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. Clean debris from steering plate. Debris can restrict clutch/brake pedal shaft movement, causing belt slip and loss of drive. • A CAUTION: Avoid all pinch points and movable parts Clutch/brake grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times, / Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. Steering Steering System, Dash, , Fender and Mower Not Shown • • Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. PLUG(S) DECK 4. clamps are properly positioned. Immediatelywipe upanyspilled gasoline. Clamp WASHOUT PORT Your tractor's deck is equipped with a washout port on its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be utilized after each use. 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. 3. Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. IN=LINE FUEL FILTER Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and Pinchl i _,CAUTION:] 413 Points] 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 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. 2. Clean top side i4 NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. MUFFLER SPARK pedal 1. Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough to a water spigot for your garden hose to reach. IMPORTANT: Make certain the tractor's discharge chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage, parked cars, etc. Remove bagger chute or mulch cover if attached. 2. Make sure the attachment clutch control is in the "DISENGAGED" position, set the parking brake, and stop the engine. Clamp 3. Fuel Filter 24 Thread the nozzle adapter (packaged with your tractor's Operator's Manual) onto the end of your garden hose. Nozzle Washout Port 4. Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and push the adapter onto the deck washout port at the left end of the mower deck. Release the lock collar to lock the adapter on the nozzle. IMPORTANT: Tug hose ensuring connection is secure. 5. Turn the water on. 6. While sitting in the operator's position on the tractor, re-start the engine and place the throttle lever in the Fast "'_!_" position. IMPORTANT: Recheck certain the area is clear. . Move the tractor's the area making attachment clutch control to the "ENGAGED" position. Remain in the operator's position with the cutting deck engaged until the deck is cleaned. . Move the tractor's attachment clutch control to the "DISENGAGED" position. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the tractor's engine off. Turn the water off. 9. Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to disconnect the adapter from the nozzle washout port. 10. Move the tractor to a dry area, preferably a concrete or paved area. Place the attachment clutch control in the "ENGAGED" position to remove excess water and to help dry before putting the tractor away. Ai_WARNING" A broken or missing washout fitting could expose you or others to thrown objects from contact with the blade. • Replace broken or missing washout fitting immediately, prior to using mower again. • Plug any holes Iocknuts. in mower with bolts and 25 & WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS ADJUSTMENTS: iNJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot in contact with plug. TO REMOVE MOWER 1. Place 2. GAGED" position. Lower attachment 3. _, clutch CAUTION: in "DISEN- lift lever to its lowest mower belt from electric From right side of mower, disconnect anti-sway bar (S) from right rear mower bracket (D) - remove retainer spring and washer and pull mower toward you until the bar falls from the hole in bracket. 9. Turn tractor steering wheel to the left as far as it will go. 10. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. clutch 6. pulley (M). Disconnect front link (E) from mower remove retainer spring and washer. Goto either side of mower and disconnect 7. mower suspension arm (A) from chassis and rear lift link (C) from rear mower bracket (D) - remove retainer springs and washers. Go to other side of mower and disconnect 5. 8. Have a tight grip on rod and release Remove the suspension After rear lift links are discon- nected, the attachment lift lever will be spring loaded. Have a tight grip on lift lever when changing position of the lever. position. Disengage belt tension rod (K) from lock bracket (L). CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. slowly. 4. attachment come TO INSTALL MOWER Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWERAND DRIVE BELT" in theAssembly section of this manual. arm and rear lift link. 26 TO LEVEL MOWER 4. Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on tires. Iftires are over or under inflated, it may affect the appearance of your lawn and lead you to think the mower is not adjusted properly. VISUAL SIDE-TO-SIDE If adjustment is necessary, and 3 in Visual Adjustment above. 5. Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until both sides are equal. FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level sideto-side. ADJUSTMENT 1. With all tires properly inflated and if your lawn appears unevenly cut, determine which side of mower is cutting lower. NOTE: As desired, you can raise the low side of mower or lower the high side. 2. Go to side of mower you wish to adjust. 3. With a 3/4" or adjustable wrench, turn lift link adjustment nut (A) to the left to lower the mower, or, to the right to raise the mower. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades should be adjusted so the front tip is 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its highest position. _IL CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. • Raise mower to highest position. • Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance (B) to the ground at front and rear tip of the blade. B Turn nut rig to raise mower '.." Turn nut left to lower mower SIDE-TO-SIDE B • If front tip of blade is not 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip, go to the front of tractor. • With an 11/16" or adjustable wrench, loosen jam nut A several turns to clear adjustment nut B. • With a 3/4" or adjustable wrench, turn front link adjustment nut (B) clockwise (Itighten) to raise the front of mower, or, counterclockwise (loosen) to lower the front mower. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". 4. Test your adjustment by mowing some uncut grass and visually checking the appearance. Readjust, if necessary, until you are satisfied with the results. PRECISION see steps 2 instructions ADJUSTMENT 1. With all tires properly inflated, parktractor on level ground or driveway. CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Raise mower to its highest position. 3. At both sides of mower, position blade at side and measure the distance (A) from bottom edge of blade to the ground. The distance should bethe same on both sides. Tighten adjust nut B to raise mower .... / Loosen adjust nut B to lower mower Loosen jam nut A first NOTE: Each full turn of the adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until front tip of blade is 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip. • Hold adjustment nut in position with wrench and tighten jam nut securely against adjustment nut. 27 TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT NOTE: MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness (A). 3. Remove anti-rotation link (B) on right side of tractor. 1. 2. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest 4. position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod (K) from lock bracket (L). AUTION: Belttension rod is spring loaded. Have afirm grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove screws (P) from R.H. and LH. mandrel covers and remove covers (Q). 5. Remove anydirt orgrass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 6. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley (M), both mandrel pulleys (R) and all idler pulleys (S). 5. 6. 7. Observe entire motion drive belt and Remove beltfrom stationary idler (C) and clutching idler (D). Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades (F). Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch (G). Slide belt toward rear of tractor, off the steering plate (H) and remove from tractor. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 1. Install belt around both mandrel pulleys (R) and around idler pulleys (S) as shown. 2. Install belt onto electric clutch pulley (M). IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. Reassemble R.H. and LH. mandrel cov- BELT INSTALLATION 1. 2. ers (Q). Securely tighten all screws. 4. Engage belt tension rod (K) on locking bracket (L). _, CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have atight grip on rod and engage slowly. 5. Raise attachment lift lever to highest position. TO REPLACE 3. 4. MOTION DRIVE BELT 5. 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 1. 6. 7. REMOVAL- Remove MOWER" 8. mower (See "TO REMOVE in this section of manual). 28 - Install new belt from tractor rear to front, over the steering plate (H) and above clutch brake pedal shaft (J). Pull belttoward front oftractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley (G). Pull belt toward rear of tractor. Carefully work belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley (F). Be sure belt is inside the belt keeper. Install belt through stationary idler (C) and clutching idler (D). Reinstall anti-rotation link (B) on right side of tractor. Tighten securely. Reconnect clutch harness (A). 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). TO CHECK BRAKE TO START TERY 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 serviced. you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, then the brake needs to be serviced. Contact a Sears or service TO ATTACH center. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER Your new tractor front wheel toe-in WHEEL FOR JUMPER CABLES Connect one endofthe RED cable to the 2. POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(AB), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, from fuel tank and battery. REPAIRS TO REMOVE ORDER 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 CABLES, 1. BLACK 2. from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. cable first from chassis Weak or Dead Battery Washers Retaining Ring I '_Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) 29 away REVERSE tire dry rot and corrosion. Axle Cover BAT- 1. and cam- ber is set at the factory and is normal. The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable. If damage has occurred to affect the factory set front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE A WEAK 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. engaged" 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 qualified WITH ,_WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. You may also check brake by: 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- other ENGINE Fully Charged Battery and then REPLACING _I:_WARNiNG: BATTERY TO REMOVE ASSEMBLY Do not short batteryterminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACKbatterycable (A) then RED battery came and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable (B) to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover (C) over terminal 5. Connect BLACKgrounding cab[eto negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. 6. Close hood. (_ HOOD AND GRILL 1. Raise hood. 2. 3. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, besureto the headlight wire connector. reconnect Hood Headlight Wire Connector (Black) Cable Negative TRANSMISSION MENT REMOVAL/REPLACE= Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. ENGINE Positive (Red) Cable TO ADJUST CABLE TO REPLACE 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, see engine manual. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL 1. 2. HEADLIGHT Raise hood. Remove bulb holderfrom BULB the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and install bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, see engine manual. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your 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 engine does need adjustment, see engine manual. Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type in fuse. The fuse holder is located the dash. THROTTLE plugbehind 30 ENGINE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will ,_be used for 30 days or more. ARNING: Never store the tractor FUEL with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this 2. 3. 4. 5. manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 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. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL if using Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 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 1. 2. 3. 4. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline another. from one season to • Replaceyourgasolinecanifyourcan starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic which allows condensation cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover engine 31 and exhaust areas cannot breathe to form and will tractor while are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual PROBLEM Will not start Hard to start Engine will not turn over CHART: unless directed CAUSE to Sears service center CORRECTION 1 Out of fuel. 1 Fill fuel tank. 2 Engine 2 See "TO START ENGINE" Operation section. 3 Engine flooded. 3 Wait several minutes attempting to start. 4 Bad spark plug. 4 Replace spark plug. 5 Dirty air filter. 5 Clean/replace 6 Dirty fuel filter. 6 Replace fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. 7 Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8 Loose or damaged 8 Check 9 Carburetor 9 See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10 Engine valves 10 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1 Dirty air filter. 1 Clean/replace 2 Bad spark plug. 2 Replace spark plug. 3 Weak or dead battery. 3 Recharge 4 Dirty fuel filter. 4 Replace fuel filter. 5 Stale or dirty fuel. 5 Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6 Loose or damaged wiring. 6 Check 7 Carburetor out of adjustment. 7 See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8 Engine valves out of adjustment. 8 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1 Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 1 Depress 2 Attachment 2 Disengage 3 Weak or dead battery. 3 Recharge 4 Blown fuse. 4 Replace fuse. 5 Corroded battery terminals. 5 Clean battery terminals. 6 Loose or damaged wiring. 6 Check all wiring. 7 Faulty ignition switch. 7 Check/replace ignition switch. 8 Faulty solenoid or starter. 8 Check/replace solenoid 9 Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. not "CHOKED" properly. wiring. out of adjustment. out of adjustment. clutch is engaged. 32 in before air filter. all wiring. air filter. or replace battery. all wiring. clutch/brake attachment pedal. clutch. or replace battery. or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Engine clicks but will not start Loss of power Excessive vibration Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged CORRECTION 1 Weak or dead battery. 1 Recharge 2 Corroded 2 Clean battery terminals. 3 Loose or damaged 3 Check all wiring. 4 Faulty solenoid 4 Check/replace 1 Cutting too much grass/too 1 Raise cutting height/reducespeed 2 Throttle 2 Adjust throttle 3 Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 3 Clean underside housing. 4 Dirty air filter. 4 Clean/replace 5 Low oil level/dirty 5 Check oil level/change 6 Faulty spark plug. 6 Clean & regap or changespark 7 Dirty fuel filter. 7 Replace fuel filter. 8 Stale or dirty fuel. 8 Empty fuel tank and refill tank wittfresh, clean gasoline. 9 Water in fuel. 9 Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10 Spark plug wire loose. 10 Connect 11 Dirty engine air screen/fins. 11 Clean engine air screen/fins. 12 Dirty/clogged 12 Clean/replace 13 Loose or damaged 13 Check all wiring. 14 Carburetor 14 See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15 Engine valves 15 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. battery terminals. wiring. or starter. in "CHOKE" fast. position. oil. muffler. wiring. out of adjustment. out of adjustment. or replace battery. solenoid or starter. control. of mower air filter. oil. plug & tighten spark plug wire muffler. 1 Worn, bent or loose blade. 1 Replace 2 Bent blade mandrel. 2 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3 Loose/damaged 3 Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. 1 Faulty operator-safety control system. 1 Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other part(s). 33 presence blade. Tighten blade bolt TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Poor cut = uneven cutting Mower blades not rotate will Poor grass discharge Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) CORRECTION 1 Worn, bent or loose blade. 1 Replace 2 Mower deck not level. 2 Level mower 3 Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 3 Clean underside housing. 4 Bent blade mandrel. 4 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 5 Clean around mandrels open vent holes. 1 Obstruction 1 Remove obstruction. 2 Worn/damaged 2 Replace mower 3 Frozen idler pulley. 3 Replace idler pulley. 4 Frozen blade mandrel. 4 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1 Engine speed too slow. 1 Place throttle position. 2 Travel speed too fast. 2 Shift to slower speed. 3 Wet grass. 3 Allow grass to dry before 4 Mower deck not level. 4 Level mower 5 Low/uneven tire air pressure. 5 Check tires for proper PSI. 6 Worn, bent or loose blade. 6 Replace/sharpen blade bolt. 7 Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 7 Clean underside housing. 8 Mower drive belt worn. 8 Replace mower 9 Blades improperly 9 Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10 Improper 11 11 Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Clean around mandrels open vent holes. 1 Light switch is "OFF". 1 Turn light switch "ON". 2 Bulb(s) or lamp(s) 2 Replace 3 Faulty light switch. 3 Check/replace 4 Loose or damaged 4 Check wiring 5 Blown fuse. 5 Replace fuse. in clutch mechanism. mower blades drive installed. used. burned out. wiring. 34 belt. 10 blade. Tighten blade bolt. deck. of mower to drive belt. control in "FAST" mowing. deck. blade. Tighten of mower drive belt. Replace with blades listed in this manual. to bulb(s) or lamp(s). light switch. and connections. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Battery will not charge CAUSE CORRECTION 1 Bad battery cell(s). 1 Replace battery. 2 Poor cable connections. 2 Check/clean all connections. 3 Faulty regulator 3 Replace regulator. 4 Faulty alternator. 4 Replace alternator. 1 Freewheel control in "DISENGAGED" position. 1 Place freewheel control in "ENGAGED" position. 2 Debris on steering equipped). 2 See "CLEANING" in the maintenance section. 3 Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3 Replace 4 Air trapped in transmission shipment or servicing. 4 Purge transmission. 5 Axle key missing. 5 Install axle key at rear wheel. See "TO REMOVE WHEEL" in the Service and Adjustments section. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1 Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine, 1 Move throttlecontrol between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. Engine dies when tractor is shifted into reverse 1 Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment is engaged. 1 Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. Loss of drive (if so equipped). plate (if 35 during motion drive belt. SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION I/v_- ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 03 15 DEGREES MAX. _ down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or ether upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill. 37 38 39 01.10.12 BD Printed in the U.S.A.
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