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Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAN°I
16.5 HP
ELECTRIC
START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271142
• Safety
• Assem bly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and Instructionsbefore operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman
Help
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co, Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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Maintenance .......................................
17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ...............................................
27
Troubleshooting
.................................
28
Repair Parts ........................................
32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 5
Assembly ..............................................
7
Operation ............................................
10
Maintenance
Schedule ...................... 17
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
2
Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless 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.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in "severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
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.
injury.
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• 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.
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 machine if
anyone enters the area.
•
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso•
lutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
•
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
•
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
•
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
4
not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
A, Look for this symbol to point o_ important safety precautions. It means t.,,_uTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_CAUTION:
in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
=O,
CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that
are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 10W30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
W/FILTER:
4.5 PINTS
W/O FILTER:4.0 PINTS
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
RC12YC
GROUND
SPEED(MPH):
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
15 AMPS
BA'I-I'E RY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
5.5
2.4
14 PSI
10 PSI
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while
on a slope, is dangerous. "i3res can lose
traction with the ground and cause you to
lose control of your tractor.
_i, 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.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions under
nance" and =Storage" sections
owner's manual.
@3600 RPM
;ONGRATULATIONS
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 your
nearest authorized service center/
department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the propar tools to
service or repair this tractor.
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rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainteof this
,A WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public 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 authorized service
center/department
(See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
Steering Wheel
Steering
Steering
Sleeve
Steering
Wheel
Extension
Shaft
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Slope Sheet
I
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware" you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
_
_
_
FROM
_Lock
f F_
_,
CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
Steering
Wheel Insert
Hex Bolt
_
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_
Washer
Large Flat
Washer
Steering
Boot
Extension
Shaft __-----Adapter
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
5/16 Locknut__
"5/16 Hex Bolt
f- 4-.,_.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes in
extension and lower shafts and install
5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten
securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Lower Steering
Shaft
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Tab
Slots
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• 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).
Seat
Battery
Door
Label
Box
._rminal
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from the
cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely.
Shoulder
Bolt
Seat Pan
NOTE." You may now roll or drive you
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function
of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling
position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function
of controls)
_I, 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.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor oft skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Flat Washer
Adjustment
Knob
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INSTALL
MULCHER
CHECK
PLATE
(If previously removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown,
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
,ACAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in
Shield
Mulcher
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 mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section 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.
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
V' CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE
AND SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
J" All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
•/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
4' Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION
TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
/ Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and
transmission purging instructions (See
"TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
A
1"
!
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
ht Switch
/
Ammeter
""
Lever
Plunger
ent
Throttle/Choke
Control
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
Control
=g Brake Lever
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades_ or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
National
Standards
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control _. -_--_"_
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_IL CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE
CONTROL
"Engaged" Position
Ignition Key
__/
"Disengaged"
-1
Pos,tion
\ ".'_\",
\\V_
Parking Brake
Clutch/-_.".
_ "__._-'_ j.."Engaged"
Brake Pedal_', ,"J-_.... _
Position
Disengag ed". Adjus_nt
/"---.
Position
Knob
"Brake"
STOPPING
Position
Control
Lever
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move 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.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed
use.
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (f_l) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(1_-_)to
lower cutting height.
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.
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• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this
manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8
washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
3/8-16
Locknut_
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
3/8
Gauge Wheel
3houlder
Bolt
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.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield place.
Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged"
Position
._rnnt Lift
Lever High
Position
•':::!'_
Low
Position
"Disenc
Position
Shield
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• 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/brakepedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
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 down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
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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,CARTS AND OTHER
ATrACHMENTS
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 10se control of
your tractor.
BEFORE
STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
• The e'ngine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap
on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto
the tube. 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 "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. 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.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help insure
good cold weather starting.
A WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fue_ system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
Iong.er. 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.
A CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
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.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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• 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.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
When enginestarts, movethethrottle
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.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to run
with the throttle control in the choke
position until the engine runs roughly,
then move throttle control to fast
position. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
• Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake and
let the clutch/brake slowly return to
operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used
during 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 TRANSMISSION
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 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.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
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 procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in driving 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 half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
• 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 tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
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MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has 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.
• 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.
MULCHING
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching btade 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 and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
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Brake
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Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
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Check for Loose Fasteners
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Check Battery Level
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Check Transaxle Cooling
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Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
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Adjust Motion Onve Belt(s) Tension
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Change
Engine Oi! Level
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Clean Air Filter
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Clean Air Screen
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Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark Plug
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Replace Fuel Filter
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more o_en when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - ff equipped with oil rifler, change oil every 50 hours.
4 * Replace bkmde=more often when mowing in sandy soil.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
5 - If equipped with adjustable system.
6 - Not required if equipped with malotermnce-free bahery
7 ° Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-ib$, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
LUBRICATION CHART
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.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be chocked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Zerk
:Wheel
ng Zerk
(DGeneral Purpose Grease
_)Refer to Maintenance "Engine" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
•
•
•
•
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TRACTOR
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
Always observe safety rules when
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
performing any maintenance.
treated.
BRAKE OPERATION
Trailing Edge Up
Mandrel Assembly
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
Blade Center
stopping distance at high speed in
Hole
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Flat Washer,
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
Lock Washer
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
_---Hex Bolt (Grade)
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
*A
Grade
8 heat treated bolt can be identified
section of this manual).
by
six
lines
on the bolt head.
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
TO SHARPEN BLADE
rubber.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpen• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
ing blade - but if you do, be sure the
objects and other hazards that may
blade is balanced.
cause tire damage.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
balanced.
An unbalanced blade will
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
cause excessive vibration and eventual
may be purchased from your local parts
damage to mower and engine.
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
rot and corrosion.
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
to sharpen while on the mower.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
• To check blade balance, you will need
systems are working properly. If your
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
tractor does not function as described,
balancer.
(When using a cone balrepair the problem immediately.
ancer, follow the instructions supplied
• The engine should not start unless the
with balancer.)
clutch/brake
pedal is fully depressed
NOTE:
Do not use a nail for balancing
and attachement clutch control is in the
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
disengaged
position.
appear to be centered, but are not.
• When the engine is running, any
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
attempt by the operator to leave the
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
seat without first setting the parking
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
brake should shut off the engine.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
• When the engine is running and the
a horizontal position. If either end of
attachment clutch is engaged, any
the blade moves downward, sharpen
attempt by the operator to leave the
the heavy end until the blade is
seat should shut off the engine.
balanced.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
5/8"
e
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
Center Hole
allow access to blades.
BATTERY
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
Your tractor has a battery charging system
washer securing blade.
which is sufficient for normal use. How• Install new or resharpened blade with
ever, periodic charging of the battery with
trailing edge up towards deck as
an automotive'charger
will extend its life.
shown.
•
Keep
battery
and
terminals
clean.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
•
Keep
battery
bolts
tight.
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
flat washer in exact order as shown.
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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 AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace if
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
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.
• 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 your nearest authorized service
center/department.
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Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
. dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG, or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube.
Do not thread the cap onto the tube
when taking reading.
Keep oil at
"FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Cover Knob
Air Cle_g
Cover
Foam-_'_
Nut
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Pre_
Cleaner I"
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ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
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Cleaner
Fil Cap/
Dipstick
Drain
Plug
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
SPARK
PLUGS
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.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
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.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
• Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug).
• Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
• Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement oil
filter.
• Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional
1/2 turn.
• Fill crankcase with new oil (See 'q-O
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
• Start the engine and check for oil leaks.
Correct any leaks before placing
engine into full operation.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob and cover.
• Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
MUFFLER
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Filter
Oil
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CI:u_PF_
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
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Clamp
CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
• 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.
CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• 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 "OFF" 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
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch Spdn!
Front Link
Retainer
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing
Guide
Large Retainer
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
• 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.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to groun_ower
• Recheck
side-to-side
adjustment.
Mandrel
"D"
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
to ground
Nut
rm
Lift Link AI_--
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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TO REPLACE
Mandrel
Pull_
Idler
Pulleys
Pulley
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
MOTION
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See 'qO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around engine
pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine Pulley--
Clutching
Idler
Stationary
Idler
Transmission
Input Pulley _
TRANSMISSION
MENT
0
REMOVAIJREPLACE-
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.
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
Jam Nut
Arm
_J
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/department
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that
position and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
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• Move motion control lever to the neutral
(N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
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:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 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
/"
TO ADJUST
MENT
!
STEERING
Adjustment BoLt
WHEEL ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Retaining Ring
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key /
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'I-rERY
A CAUTION:
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 negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
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Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
_
Keps Nut
Hex
Cable
.=(Red)
Cable
(Black)
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
Positive Terminal
REPLACING
Negative
Terminal
BA'I-rERY
ACAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining hex
bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
• Close battery box door.
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
ASSEMBLY
HOOD AND GRILL
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Seat
Batter
Box Door
ctor
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 nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
25manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from choke
to fast position.
• Check to see if hole in throttle lever and
hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
• If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
• Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
Cable
Clamp._____._----_
Screw 71t 7
Speed Control
_/_
Throttle
Lever
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Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap.
The limiter cap cannot be removed
without breaking the adjusting needle.
• Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with engine
running and shift/motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is
attained.
• Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise)
until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point
midway between those two positions.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle fuel adjusting needle 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 your nearest authorized
service center/department, which has
proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
Idle Speed
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
Adjusting
(countemlockwise) increases the supply
Screw
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if
needle is turned in too tight.
Idle Fuel
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
Needle
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.
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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.
CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure:
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.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
_A_OR
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.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
BA'I-rERY
• 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 'q-O CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
_uUmdeposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels called gasohol or using
warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Willnotstart
Hard to start
CAUSE
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Service Adjustments
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
•
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
CORRECTION
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
section.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
Clean/replace air filter.
Rep ace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See 'q'o Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake
• Disengage
attachment
pedal.
clutch.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Recharge or replace battery,
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch,
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in =CHOKE"
position.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
(Continued)
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace
air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain 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 Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace
Tighten
• Replace
• Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Poorcut-uneven
•Wom,
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
bent or loose blade.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mowerbladeswill
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
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• Remove obstruction.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• Improper
blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
•
•
•
•
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
• Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
•
• Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
•
•
•
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Bad battery ceil(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during, shipment or
servicing.
° Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
• Replace
alternator.
• Purge transmission.
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CONNECTIONS
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RELAY
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REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: iF WIRING NSLELATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
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MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
ELECTRICAL
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ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
70
81
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch Interlock
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
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
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Hamess, Engine
RelayAsm
163465
74760412
156417
161343
166182
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
73510400
4207J
160784
163_o_38
140403
170219
71110408
131563
145673
122822X
141940
170250
109748X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
33
TRACTOR-CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
28
58
12
53
31
55
208
54
13 ----..__
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74
206
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3
34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
212
-NOTE:
169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
172108
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
164918X558
139976
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD552507
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
165867
154966
154207
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
165919
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
HoodAssembly
Bumber Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grille/Lens Asm.
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9132 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given in U.S. inches
GROUND DRIVE
TRACTOR
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr314-0510
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Uric
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, BrakeHydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Uric
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Drv STL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
37
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
64
65
66
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
95
96
116
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
202
71170764
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
STD551143
Washer
154778
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
134683
Guide Belt RH Engine
169183
Strap Torque Lh
19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
169182
StrapTorqueRh
137057
Spacer, Axle
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
STD581075
E-Ring
123583X
Key, Square
121748X
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
165586
Shaft Asm Cross
165711
SpringTorsion
19171216
+Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga+
169594
LinkTransaxle
164890X428 Console, Shift
124346X
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
170201
Control Bypass
4497H
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
72110610
Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25
165850
Bushing BellcrankGrd Drive
19133210
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
166002
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
165589
Bracket Shift Mount
165494
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
72140406
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
73680400
NutCrownlockl/4-20Unc
74780416
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
19091010
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
165623
Bracket Pivot Lever
166880
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
165492
BoltShoulder5/16-18x.561
165580
Plate Fastening Lt
169613
NylinerSnap-in
169593
WasherNyliner
169612
BoltShoulder5/16-18UNC
72140508
Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1
72110612
BoltCarrSH3/8-16x1-1/2Gr,5
NOTE:
DEScRIPTIoN
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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117
67
67
67
47
13
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68
43
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
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KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
Steedng Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
167902
74780616
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
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ENGINE
8O
13 77 _...,,,,..._
6
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
23
TRACTOR
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ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
162156
17720410
.......
159420
12-041-03
13280328
13200300
STD551231
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487)(
137040
38
40
44
45
46
62
77
79
80
81
101
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt]Choke
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV16S-43519
Muffler
Gasket
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Elbow, Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer
Shield, BRN/DBR Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel
.......
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
124028X
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
17670412
Screw, Hex Washer Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
17000612
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
19091416
Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
STD551131
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
19101216
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
M740108025 Bort Hex
74760508
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 1/2
73510400
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
M73030800
Nut Flange MB-1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
41
TRACTOR
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Seat 3450 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push in Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bol1 Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
42
TRACTOR
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DECALS
7
2
3
1
4
11
2
19
9
20
14
14
13
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
11
13
14
156439
163205
171698
171699
168920
133644
171765
163204
156811
146O46
163263
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Fender DangerSears
Fend Auto Sears Gold
Hood Rh Craftsman
Hood Lh Craftsman
Engine
Maint Customer Sears Dom
Replacement Srs
Fender Craftsman Gold
Fender STLTH Oper Inst E/S
V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Dash Panel
WHEELS & TIRES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
19
20
22
- --- - --
160396
138047
166887
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799X428
174967
174968
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
4,10
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
lO4757X
144334
,9
11
NOTE:
43
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
29_
28
27
2524
23
7
,8
.I
49
5
I'
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I
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.1 i'
30
3
4
26
6
6
13
19
I
13
20
32
44
20
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
50
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
ERing
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Beadng Nylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Red
Link Lift LH.
Link Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring
RetainerClip
Rod, Adjust Lift
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion, Inf. Height
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Nut, Push Phos. &-Oil
NOTE:
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
169484
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
169865
73540600
145212
110452X
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
68
40--_
37
145
103 105
105
/
106
101
_147
34
|
21
22
23 24
16
119 _
28
""
27
/
5
19
21
46
TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
- 18
19
2O
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
_5
t6
_9
50
31
32
33
_4
55
56
59
37
38
165892
STD533107
138O17
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
174284
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bali, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented MowerDeck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
90
91
92
93
94
95
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
74760616
132274
STD541437
19171416
132264
132273
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060514
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
STD533717
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1
Bracket Asm Noseroller LH
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNe:
Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
RollerNose
Bracket Asm Noseroller RH
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Pan Hd Phillip 10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Tapping 5/16-18 Unc
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1 Gr.5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck order separately mulcher plate
components key nos. 101-106)
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
given in U.S.inches
=o
119-
0
120-
112
87
88
=;_,
14
mO
19
!
I
oO
9OO
81
zr-
_Z
=_,-
77
79
73
17
o1-,4
16
124
32
35
64
93
12
\
48
6O
58
107
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
_EY PART
_10. NO.
I
-_
]
7
3
)
10
11
12
i3
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
i7
18
19
23
>-4
->7
28
-_9
30
31
32
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
'_0
1.1
_12
_13
_1.
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
_-5
_.7
18
_-9
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
5
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
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 17ram Id X 40mm
OdX 12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw
5/16-24X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Th rust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625
SleeveBeadng(Outboard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer,
3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Thk
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 Screw3/8-24 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,
5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50Oil
58
59
60
61
62
63
170407
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
170434
170435
170436
170437
116
119
120
121
122
123
124
170438
170439
170440
170441
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Brake Yoke
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch,
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
Anti-Drag
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 5/16-24 Unf
(Nylon insert)
Wedge, Fdction Pack
Clip, Washer
.316x1.50x.1046 (Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer,Motor Shaft
.71idxl.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, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxle Complete
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. Inches
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I
2
12
11
13
t4
CRANKCASE
I
_1
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
CYLINDER HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
25-351-01
12-755-81
7
8
9
10
11
12-041-01
12-041-02
12-041-03
12-411-01
12-041-10
12-017-01
12-017-02
12-016-01
12-016-02
X-75-23
12-318-19
25-186-01
12-599-03
M-0640034
12
13
14
15
16
12-089-01
12-173-01
12-755-03
12-468-05
12-t12-13
17
12-086-15
18
19
20
X-426-9
12-326-03
M-0645020
21
22
12-096-07
M-0545010
23
24
12-018-01
12-402-02
3
4
5
6
DESCRIPTION
Lifter, valve (2)
Kit, cylinder head (includes
3-17)
Carburetor gasket(2)
Air cleaner base gasket
Exhaust maniford gasket
Rod, push (2)
Gasket, cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, intake (.25)
Valve, exhaust (Std.)
Valve, exhaust (.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8
Cylinder Head
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x34 (2)
Spring, valve (2)
Cap, valve spring (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13/32
Spacer, head bolt exhaust
port
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x81 (5)
Clamp, hose (2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x20 (5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xlO
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
1
2
12-032-03
........
3
4
12-445-02
M-0839025
5
6
7
8
12-380-17
12-755-49
12-089-31
12-422-08
12-422-09
12-422-10
9
10
14
15
16
17
18
19
24-874-11
12-874-08
12-874-09
12-018-02
12-108-07
12-108-08
12-108-09
12-067-05
12-067-06
12-380-01
12-043-05
M-0631005
12-144-02
52-139-09
12-755-64
21
22
23
24
X-25-102
12-032-01
SM-0631015
12-154-05
11
12
13
51
12-422-11
12-422-12
12-422-13
12-422-07
12-144-27
12-874-07
DESCRIPTION
Seal, crankshaft
Block, cylinder (Use ShortBlock 12 522 18)
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x25
Dowel, locating (4)
Kit, camshaft (Includes 7_8)
Spring, actuating
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
_ellow
him, camshaft (A.R.) green
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) gray
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) black
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white
Shaft, balance
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes 11-12)
Piston w/Ring Set (.08)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
Retainer, piston pin (2)
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set (.50)
Connecting Rod (Std.)
Connecting Rod (.25)
Pin, governor regulating
Gear, governor assembly
Washer, plain 6mm
Shaft, governor gear
Plug, cup
Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip
(Includes 24)
Washer, plain 1/4
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6ram
Clip, hitch pin
TRACTOR o- MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
IGNITION / ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
I
4
I
s
6
_--
AIR INTAKE I
?
23
1-8
0_7
52
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
12-086-14
2
3
4
12-468-03
24-162-03
M-0639016
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
12-157-03
41-403-09
X-22-11
236602
X-42-15
12-025-35
41-155-02
M-0548025
14
15
16
17
12-085-01
12-132-02
X-728-1
M-0545010
18
19
20
12-584-08
12-452-02
12-086-35
21
M-0461013
22
12-584-12
23 25-086-47
NOT ILLUSTRATED
25-518-29
25-518-05
12-176-36
X-25-5
12-155-02
23-517-03
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
MIOxl.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8
Screen, grass
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (6)
Fan
Regulator, rectifier
Washer, lock (2)
Connector
Key
Flywheel
Connector (4 contact)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25
(."
2)
Stator assembly - 15 amp
Spark Plug
Clip, cable
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (2)
Module, ignition
Terminal
Screw, hex. socket
M5x0.8x20 (2)
Screw, pan head M4.2x13
(2)
Module, speed advance
Shoulder M6X1.0X16 (4)
1
M-0545010
2
3
4
24-468-10
12-146-07
24-086-18
5
6
7
8
9
10
24-096-05
220534
12-027-54
12-063-10
25-!54-02
12-086-37
11
M-0645016
12
12-063-08
13
12-063-09
NOT ILLUSTRATED
X-25-92
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (8)
Washer, plain 1/4
Plate, blower housing
Screw, phillip hd M4x0.7 X8
(2)
Cover, pinion
Washer, plain 5/16 (2)
Housing, blower
Baffle, intake side
Clip, mounting (3)
Screw, captive washerM5
X0.8 X20 (3)
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (2)
Baffle, cylinder head
Baffle, cylinder
WASHER, PLAIN 3/16" (2)
AIRINTAKE/FILTRATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
Lead
Lead
Harness
Washer, plain 5/16"
Connector
Clip Cable
1
2
3
4
25-341-03
12-096-24
12-083-12
12-083-10
5
6
7
8
1230046
12-100-01
12-032-11
12-094-07
9
12-072-04
10
12-086-01
11 12-041-02
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-113-53
53
DESCRIPTION
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precleaner, element
Kit air cleaner element
(Includes 5,7)
Seal 3/4"
Wing Nut
Seal 1-7/16"
Base, air cleaner(Includes
10,11)
Stud, mounting plate
M6X1.0X75
Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread
forming (2)
Gasket, air cleaner
Decal, air cleaner
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
STARTING SYSTEM J
ENGINE
CONTROLS
J
g
o
3--
o
11
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I
GI
,_,
t--
'-2:
8
_
@
L--
0--4
5--
22--
8-- l
20
19
15
O--16
54
--13
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
STARTING SYSTEM
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY PART
_10. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
M-0839070
2
25-098-05
3
4
5
6
7
8
12-755-54
12-227-06
12-170-05
12-221-01
12-227-13
12-211-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x70 (2)
Starter assembly (Includes
3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, brush & spring
Cap, commutator end
Bolt, hex, flange 1/4-20x45/8 (2)
01L PAN!LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
12-038-01
2
3
4
5
6
25-755-13
12-153-03
12-153-02
12-123-04
M-0545020
7
8
9
10
12-153-01
25-162-07
12-096-03
M-0545016
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
25-462-09
52-050-02
X-75-10
12-393-01
12-153-06
12-096-34
M-0545016
19
20
12-032-03
24-086-16
21
24-086-17
22
12-199-53
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick assembly (Includes
2-3)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
O-Ring, oil fill cap
O-Ring, upper oi_fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x20
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Screen, oil pickup
Cover, oil pickup screen
Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter, oil
Plug, sq, hd. solid 3/8
Pump, oil assembly
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16 (3)
Seal, oil (P.T.O. end)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (11)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl.
11,15-18)
1
2
3
12-079-07
12-237-01
M-0664020
4
5
24-086-43
12-536-10
6
M-0443025
7
M-0443020
8
9
10
11
12-089-11
12-089-23
12-089-24
12-755-83
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-100-07
52-211-04
12-090-28
25-158-08
12-079-01
25-158-11
55
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, lobed socket
M6xl.Ox20 (2)
Screw, hex. flange
Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6,8,9)
Screw, pan head
M4x0.7x25
Screw, pan head
M4x0.7x20
Spring, choke (2)
Spring, choke return
Spring, governor
Kit, governor lever (Includes
12-14)
Nut, hex flange 1/4 - 20"
Bolt, 1/4 - 20 X 1"
Lever, governor
Bushing, throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
CRANKSHAFT
J
/
2
ul
Z5
FUEL SYSTEM
I
_a
/s
/iJ
C2_
24
56
12
TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271142
' OHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
-'UEL SYSTEM
(EY PART
,IO. NO.
1
3
4
5
M-0641060
X-22-11
M-9629116
12-853-95
6
7
12-041-02
12-053-95
8
12-041-01
9
12-265-04
10 47-154-01
11 X-426-09
12 25-353-10
13 25-050-02
_IOT ILLUSTRATED
12-757-02
12-757-03
12-041-01
12-041-02
12-041-65
12-041-06
12-632-06
12-757-33
12-041-06
12-454-01
25-452-20
12-454-03
M-0561010
M-0645020
CRANKSHAFT
DESCRIPTION
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Washer, star 1/4
Stud M6xl.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetor w/gasket
(Includes 6,7,8 qty 1
12-454-01, 25452-20)
Gasket, air cleaner
Carburetor assembly
(For information only not
available separately)
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Deflector, heat
Clip cable
Clamp, hose (2)
Line, fuel 9"
Filter, fuel
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
12-014-37
12-139-01
DESCRIPTION
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
4
5
6
25-072-04
12-041-03
12-126-11
12-445-06
M-6645025
12-522-18
12-755-82
Kit, float
Kit, carburetor repair
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner
Gasket, bowl
Gasket, bowl screw
Seal, solenoid
Kit, solenoid repair
Gasket, bowl screw
Tie, wire
Terminal
Tie cable
Screw, thread forming
M5X0.8X10
Screw, hex. flange
M6X1.0X20 (2)
57
DESCRIPTION
Stud (2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket, muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x25 (2)
Short Block
Gasket Set
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
o"1
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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