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Owner's Manual
CRI FTSMIIN°
17.5 HE 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.273374
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differently
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
This productfrom
haspreviously
a mowemission
engine which
engine, read and understand
this Owner's Manual.
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and instructions before
this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am o 5 pm, Men o Sat
1_800-659°5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance.........................................17
Service andAdjustments......................21
Storage.................................................
27
Troubleshooting....................................28
Repair Parts..........................................
32
Sears Service.........................Back Cover
Warranty.................................................
2
SafetyRules ...........................................
3
ProductSpecifications............................6
AssemblyiPre-Operation........................8
Operation..............................................
11
MaintenanceSchedule.........................17
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Searswill
also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no charges to servicethe productat your
homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.This warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
,_ Expendableitemswhich becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limitedto
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups
,, Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
,, Repairs necessarybecauseof operatorabuse, includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
,, Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keepthe deckclear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
,, Engine (fuel system)cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminated or oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
,, Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
,, Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety(90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30
daysof purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, foryour convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.
This battery warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights, and you may also haveother rights, which
vary,from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
2
mMPORTANT: 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.
_IWARNmNG:
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.
dHLWARNING:
Do not coast
neutral, you may lose control
down a hill in
of the tractor.
_,WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
•
•
•
•
_IWARNmNG:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle comportents contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects
harm.
•
Data indicates that operators,
age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage
of riding mower=related
injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and
others from serious injury.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
*
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
or other reproductive
_IWARNmNG:
Battery
and related accessories
posts, terminals
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Wash hands after handling.
L GENERAL
OPERATmON
• Read, understand,
and follow all instructions in the manuat 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
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.
storage.
H. 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.
abso-
lutely necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
3
DO:
* Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
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.
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
Taft 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
recommend-
iV, SERVICE
Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container
inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
ations 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.
*
*
ill. 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.
sume that children will remain
last saw them.
Never aswhere you
*
* Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
Be alert and turn machine
enter the area.
off if children
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
4
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 absolutely 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
enter the area.
off if children
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes
across.
(15 ° Max),
not
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 stow 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 not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATmONS
Gasoline
1.25
Capacity and
Unleaded
Type:
Regular
Oil Type
SAE 30 (above32°F)
IAPFSG-SL):
SAE 5W-30(below
Oil Capacity:
3.0 Pints
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
32°F
RC12YC
1.1
1.4
2.2
3.3
4.4
4.9
1.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
12 PSI
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
Speed
System:
Battery:
Blade
27-35
REPAmR
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATmONS
on your purchase of
a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best
possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER
is re-
PROTECTmON
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@ product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regutar price of preventive maintenance check.
* Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800o827o6655.
Battery
Headlights
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Bolt Torque:
the above
AGREEMENTS
Forward:
1 st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
Ground
(MPH):
In the state of California
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
RESPONSIBIUTmES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
* Follow the instructions
under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_jLWARNmNG:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable
local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS
mNSTALLATmON
SERWCE
For Sears professional
installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call l oS00o4oMYoNOME®
6
Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
<b
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
[__
I
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
I
@
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
Steering
Extension
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
I
(1) Large Flat Washer
Steering
Boot
I
Shaft
Seat
@
_(1
(1) Washer
17/32 x1-3/16 x12 Gauge
) Knob
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
Slope
Sheet
Video
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS
REQUmRED
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
are listed below.
FOR
set will make assembly
wrench sizes you need
(1) 3/4" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Tire pressure
Steering
WheeU_
(1) Pliers
(1) Utility knife
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
UNPACK
TRACTOR
FROM
1/4 Locknut
CARTON
1.
Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels fiat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
--'_¢-
_,_
. __ -_-1/4
Hex BoUt
howe r
Tab
Slots
BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERmNG WHEEL
7.
Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective
materials from tractor hood and grill.
mlV1PORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE
EXTENSION
SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting hobs in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
mNSTALL SEAT
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
mMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
Adjust seat
knob.
1. Remove
washer
packing
seat to
WHEEL
3.
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble
large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
2.
3.
4.
8
before tightening
adjustment
adjustment
knob and flat
securing seat to cardboard
and set aside for assembly
tractor.
of
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard
packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned
over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
5.
6.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and fiat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which atlows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
section
of
TO
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
Remove banding
shield up against
DRIVE
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Seat
Label
Terminal
function
holding
tractor.
TRACTOR
Operation
Adjustment Knob _
location
and
controms)
po-
Release parking brake by depressing
dutch/brake
pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
Seat
Fiat Washer
for
(See
2.
5.
Shoulder
Bolts
OFF SKiD
section
of
OFF
for
deflector
SKiD
location
(See
and
controms)
_,WARNmNG:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fii[ fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
mNSTALLMULCHER PLATE
CHECK
OF ALL
(If previousmy removed)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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.
_,CAUTmON:
Do not remove
shield from mower.
Deflector
Shield
CHECK
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance
and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
,/No remaining
loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
OR
DISCHARGmNG
,/Seat
is adjusted
ened securely.
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.
DECK
and tight-
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-sideifront-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.
TIRE PRESSURE
,/Check
wiring.
See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in
and Adjustments
section of this
comfortably
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
The tires on your tractor were overinfiated 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
SYSTEM
v" CHECKMST
Latch
Hooks
CHECK
BRAKE
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
deflector
BAGGING
POSmTmON
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.
Mulcher
Plate
TO CONVERTTO
FOR PROPER
BELTS
housSee "TO
the Service
manual.
,/Fuel
tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system
ating condition.
10
them
is in safe oper-
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
or in literature
R
N
H
L
I\1
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
CHOKE
supplied
with the product.
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
6
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
oi
FUEL
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER LIFT
®@@@@
AI-rACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will result indicatesa
in death orhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could resultindicates
in deatha or
serious
injury.
CAUTION
a hazard
which, ifinjury.
not avoided,
might resultindicates
in minor
or moderate
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which,
,_hlll/lll_llh_, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
11
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READTHINS
OWNER'SMANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATmNG
YOUR
TRACTOR
Comparethe illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof
various controls and adjustments. Savethis manualfor future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ugnition Switch
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
\\
,
"
,
"
Lift Lever
PDnger
-Th rottUe/Choke
ControU
Attachment
Lift Lever
o
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
01946
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER - Used
mGNmON SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LiFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
UFT 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.
GEARSHmFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
UGHT SWmTCH POSmON
- Turns the
headlights
on and off.
PARKmNG 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.
mMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions
when
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKmNG BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
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.
AqL,CAUTmON: Always stop tractor
pletely, as described above, before
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment CUutch Lever
"Eric
Position
CUutch/
Brake
Pedal
Full throttle offers the best bagging
mower performance.
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
"......
TO MOVE
"Brake"
Position
Lever
STOPPmNG
MOWER
BLADES
FORWARD
AND
and
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
Gearshift
"Disengaged"
Position
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
* Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
inition Key
/'Disengaged"
Position
Choke
ControU
comleaving
-
* To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged
position.
mMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
GROUND
of your transaxle.
DRIVE
-
TO ADJUST
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE Move throttle
control
between
half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
Never use choke
MOWER
CUTTmNG
HEmGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
,, Grasp lift lever.
* Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
to stop engine.
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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 OPERATE
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 gearshift
lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
MOWER
TO TRANSPORT
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment
clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
clutch
Raise attachment
lift to highest
with attachment
lift control.
, When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
control.
_IbCAUTmON:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped,
or the deflector
shield in place.
TOWmNG CARTS
MENTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
TO OPERATE
position
STARTING
THE
ENGmNE
ENGmNE Oral LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULE' mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
ON HmLLS
_I, WARNmNG:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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ADD
GASOUNE
Fill fuel tank to bottom
,
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce vah!e life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
choke
_CAUTmON:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
mMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTmON: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage.
To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season.
See Storage Instructions
for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START
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
WARM
above)
6.
position
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described
above.
COLD WEATHER
below)
6.
and retry.
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
The attachments
can also be used dur-
ing the engine warm-up period.
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).
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedat and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
The left hand side of mower should be
The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade
quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon.
At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
o For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one=third of the grass
blades. For extremely
heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
* When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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MAX 1/3
00272
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment being used.
Certain types of grass and grass
conditions
may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
* Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
/_J/_'_
Check Tire
BrakePressure
Operation
Check
_1_
T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check Battery
a
Clean
Mower
E R VICED
I_
and
If
If
I_s
Blades
If
Level
If
1_4
Battery and Terminals
I_
If
i/
Cooling
Check V-Belts
I_
Check Engine
Oil Level
I_
Change
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
E
Change
N
Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
I
Inspect
E
Replace
1_1,2
oil filter)
1_2
I,"
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Cooling
_1,2
Fins
I1_ 2
Replace
Spark Plug
I_
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
1_2
Replace
Fuel Filter
a heavy
in dirty or dusty
load
or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,-Ibs, maximum,
Do not overtighten.
conditions,
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
@Front WheeU ,
Bearing
Zerk
@Engine
At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
5.
@ SpindUe
Zerk
@Front WheeU
Bearing Zerk
/
(0SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OH
@GeneraU Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
CHART
--
@ S_
Zerk
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
EACH
If
I_
under
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
BEFORE
If
111_1,2
Arrester
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
I_
1_2
Muffler/Spark
Clean Engine
If
1_3
Chart
Check Transaxle
ATES
USE
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.
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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TRACTOR
Alwaysobserve safety ruleswhen performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATmON
If tractor requiresmore than five (5) feetto
stop at highest speed in highestgear on a
level,dry concreteor pavedsurface,then
brakemust be checked and adjusted.(See
"TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Serviceand
Adjustmentssection of this manual).
TmRES
mlVlPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5.
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
mMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Mandrel Ass
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Trailing
Edge Up
Lock Washer
Blade Bolt
TO SHARPEN
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
batancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If
blade is balanced,
it should remain in a
horizontal position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
BLADE
Replace
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly.
If your tractor does not function as described,
repair
the problem immediately.
The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake
pedat is fully depressed
and attachement
clutch control is in the
kept sharp.
blades.
Center
Hob
bent or damaged
5/8" Bolt
Pin
REMOVAL
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Blade
1.
Center Hob
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BATT E RY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, the oils will resuJt in increased oil consumption
when used above
32°R Check your engine oil level more
frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase
oil leveJ before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oiJ level.
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
Keep battery and terminals clean.
Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
Recharge
at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERY
AND TERMINALS
TO CHANGE
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section
ENGINE
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
1.
2.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
of this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOUNG
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
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.
3.
4.
5.
LUBRiCATiON
Only use high quality detergent
oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL.
6.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according
to your expected operating
temperature.
7.
8.
SAE
VISCOSITY
GRADES
4o' 1
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Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULL:' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGmNE
OIL FmLTER
Replacethe engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used morethan 100 hoursin one year.
AIR RLTER
Yourengine will not run properlyusing a
dirty air filter. Replacepre-cleanerafter
every 25 hours of operationor every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operationor everyseason,
whicheveroccursfirst.
Serviceair cleaner more often underdusty
conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handleand
rotate towardsengine.
2. Removecover.
3. Carefullyremoveair filter cartridge and
pre-cleanerfrom base.
4. Clean basecarefully to preventdebris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE:If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleanerand cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on coverwith slots in blower
housingand replacecover.
7. Hook handleon cover and pushdown
on handleto close.
mMPORTANT:Petroleumsolvents,such
as kerosene,are not to be usedto clean
the cartridge. They may cause deteriorationof the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurizedair to clean
cartridge.
CLEAN AmRSCREEN
Air screen mustbe kept free of dirt and
chaffto preventenginedamagefrom
overheating. Cleanwith a wire brushor
compressedair to removedirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGmNECOOUNG SYSTEM
Debris mayclog the engine's air cooling system.Removeblower housingand
clean area shown to preventoverheating
and enginedamage.
Air Screen
Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
mN-UNE FUEL
FmLTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
Cartridge
4.
Tabs
-Slots
and clamps
Immediately
line.
are properly positioned.
wipe up any spilled gaso-
_
Clamp J
20
Clamp
_..Sz j
J_.__
"-- Fuel Filter
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
&
WARNmNG: TO AVOmD SERmOUS mNJURY, BEFORE
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
PERFORMmNG
ANY
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
mMPORTANT: 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
1.
Raise attachment
position.
lift lever to its highest
Small Retainer SpringSmall Retainer S
Clutch Spring
Front Link
Retainer S
Anti-Sway
\
Housing
Guide --
Retainer Springs
Sides)
Deflector Shield
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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2. Slide mowerundertractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift leverto its lowestposition.
4. Connectfront linksto mowerdeck and
secure with retainersprings.
5. Connectsuspensionarms to rear
deck bracketsand secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connectanti-swaybar to chassis
bracketandsecure with retainerspring.
7. Push clutch cable housingguide into
bracket,slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainerspring.
8. Placeflat washer andclutch spring on
idler pulleybolt and securewith small
retainerspring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWERHOUSmNG
Adjust the mowerwhile tractoris parked
on levelground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"section of this
manual). If tires are overor underinflated,
you will not properlyadjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDEADJUSTMENT
Raise mowerto its highest position.
At the midpointof both sides of mower,
measure heightfrom bottomedge of
mowerto ground. Distance"A" on both
sides of mowershould be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
If adjustmentis necessary,makeadjustment on one side of moweronly.
Toraise one side of mower,tighten lift
link adjustmentnut on that side.
Tolower one side of mower,loosen lift
link adjustmentnut on that side.
NOTE: Eachfull turn of adjustmentnut
will change mowerheight about 1/8".
Recheckmeasurementsafter adjusting.
Bottom edge
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
mMPORTANT:
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
side4o-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.
If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck
side-to-side
adjustment.
Bottom edge of
Both Front, _nks Should beE_lual in Length
ion Arm
_B
Lift Link
N_
Adjustment
Trunnion
Front Links
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_
TO REPLACE I_OWER BLADE DRmVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
2.
3.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
2.
and
-
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
Nut "A"
Mandrel
Jam Nut
Arm
00238
TO REPLACE
MandreU
Pulley
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BRAKE
BELT REMOVAL
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward
from around
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
1.
-
1.
1.
TO ADJUST
MOTmON DRmVE BELT
4.
5.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
BRAKE
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
4.
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around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
5.
6.
FRONT
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
WHEEL
The front wheel
camber, contact
service center.
TO REMOVE
Center
TransaxUe
PuUUey
be in neutral
should
NEU-
also prevents
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
Adjustment
STEERmNG WHEEL
FOR
REPAmRS
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Ring
Axle
Cover
\,
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance
is needed
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
NeutraU Lock Gate
Gearshift
TO ADJUST
I_IENT
WHEEL
or other qualified
when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
.....
a Sears
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
Stationary UdUer
The transaxle
are not
1.
2.
Keeper
SHmFT LEVER
and camber
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
Engine Pulley--
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
TOE4N/CAMBER
toe-in
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
TERY
BoUt
ALmGN-
wheel crossbars
are not
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble
with crossbars
Tighten securely.
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ENGINE
WiTH
A WEAK
BAT-
,_WARNmNG:
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:
mMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
-
1. Connect
one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connectone end of the BLACKcable
to the NEGATIVE(-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connectthe other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassisground,
awayfrom fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVECABLES, REVERSE
ORDER1. BLACKcable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Terminal
Cover
Keps
Nut
"-_.
Positive
(Red)
CaMe
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADUGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. 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.
4. Close hood.
mNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
3.
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACmNG
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
,, Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_kWARNmNG:
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
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5.
cause
running,
HOOD
AND
GRmLL AS-
1.
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Label
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mMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual. W]arranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
CONTROL
adjusted
FINAL
properly
SETTING
(see above).
-
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then coun-
Governor ControU Lever
ACCELERATION
Governor
terclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
PUate
4.
(
HoUes
CUamp
Screw
TO ADJUST
control
lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary,
until
engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
mMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed.
Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
ThrottUe
CaMe
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limker cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor
does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
TEST
Move throttle
Idle Speed
F
_==_-------._
"_:"
sc ow-
With Limiter
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_
....
Throttle
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.
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
_I, WARNmNG:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower
from tractor
storage.
When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the car-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGmNE OraL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
1.
2.
3.
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
To help prevent corrosion
and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
FUEL
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace
with new spark
plug(s).
OTHER
* Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
* 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.
mMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
SYSTEM
engine
mMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate
section in rnanuam urfless
PROBLEi_
directed
CAUSE
Wiii not start
1.
2.
3.
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
Engine
turn
wiii
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
not
qualified
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
8.
1.
1. Depress
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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service
center.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge
or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
6.
7.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine clicks but
wiii not start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
1. Fill fueltank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gas=
oline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
over
center
CORRECTmON
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
to Sears service
clutch/brake
pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge
or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
Recharge
or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check atl wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, [eaves
and trash under mower.
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty o1[.
Faulty spark plug.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water in fuel.
10.Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
1. Worn,
bent or loose blade.
vibration
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment dutch
engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
Poor cut ° uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
presence
control
system.
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoiine and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
,
qualified service center.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1. Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact Sears or other
qualified
2.
Mower
3.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
4.
,
deck not level.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
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service
center.
2.
3.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears
5.
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
,
open vent holes.
or other
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate
PROBLEM
Mower blades wiii
not rotate
section
directed
Obstruction
mechanism.
2.
Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
in clutch
speed
drive
1.
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
6.
Worn,
7.
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
too slow.
too fast.
bent or loose
improperly
blades
blade.
installed.
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
Switch
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
Battery
charge
1.
2.
3.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
4.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
.
center
1. Remove obstruction.
1.
10. Improper
wiii not
to Sears service
CORRECTmON
CAUSE
3.
4.
Poor grass
discharge
in rnanuam urfless
is "OFF".
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace
Contact
idler pulley.
a Sears or other
qualified
service
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
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center.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Turn switch
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
drive belt.
2.
3.
4.
5.
"ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
.
Replace
alternator.
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
SCHEMATmC
BATTERY
I
RED
O: REo
FUSE
I
I
WH,TE ,©
r--I , _,,'
i
/_
___( )G
II
i
I
I
AI(
_.....
i
STARTER
,
BLBCK
SOLENOID
(PEDAL UP)
WHITE
SWITCH
WHITE
WHITE
II
_-,-I-A
III
I
I
BLACK
BLACK
JA
I
(_
I
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I
(_
BLACK
fTTM-E_lf _ L-U].CH
I
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BLACK
[-_
_ELuZq_(llD _i
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_1
SPARK
_
PLUG
I
UNIT
/'_l" UNE iiI
IIIIL
II BLACK
L
CONNECTOR
IGNITION
--k J[
LTE-L,I
I--
II
_1
f'4
1
I
O
LACK (CLUTCH OF
I
_
W
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
iI
_
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
CHAAMRpGDING@
SYSToERMpOM
UTPUT
_C
8 VAOLTS ACsM IsNT
E @ 3D6_0_RR
PM ECT E D)
RED
I LIGHTING
SYSTEM
I
I
OUTPUT
I
14 VOLTS AC MINI @ 3600 RPM
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
(LIGHTS OFF)
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
C_
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
RUN/LIGHT
B+A1
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
B+S+A1
NONE
02363
START
oN" "
WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
31
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
ELECTRmCAL
9O
42
24
26
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TRACTOR
° ° MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
2B
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
90
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180499
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
CabIe Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cabie Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric
Cabte Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Hunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Battery Terminal
NOTE:
All component dimensions give in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273374
29
212
/
28
39
278
31
@/5
208
209
208
2O7
6O
6O
- 209
37
_209
209
14
208
74
chassis-Laser-It.stlt
34
27
TRACTOR o° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
CHASSmS
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
209
212
278
---
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly Laser
Bumper Extrusion
Nut
Grille Lens Asm Laser dndudes Key Nos. 29 and 212)
Lens, Laser
Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
hsert Lens Reflective
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Plug, Button
Plug Dome Plastic
NOTE:
174619
176554
155272
187846X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X558
184921
STD541437
188636
174332X599
188571X558
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
175702
186689
175582
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
175143
191611
5479J
187801
AII component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
GROUND DRIVE
113
156
51
18
6
32
62
120 _
35
37
36
/
34
26 27
26
drive-fender
36
stlt 35
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
GROUND DRmVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
STD541431
74780616
STD541437
106933X
130804
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
Transaxle Peerless 206-545C
(See Breakdown)
Spring Brake Return
Pulley Transaxle
Ring Retainer
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Plate Shift
Bolt 1/4-28 unf Gr=8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins= 5/16-18 uric
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 uric
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga=
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, RolI
Pulley, Composite, Fiat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4
Keeper, Belt IdIer
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cart 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw, 3/8-16 x =875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
69
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
173937
STD551143
154778
142432
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
2228M
131486
165594
165711
19171216
166228
150360
188310X428
4497H
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
74490544
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
187414
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Bott Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr=5-1 =5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 uric
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1- 1/4 x 16 Ga=
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga=
Key Woodruff
Arm Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga=
Link Transaxle
Nut Lock Center 1/4-20
Console, Shift
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 uric
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Keeper Belt T/A
Nyliner Snapqn 5/8'qD
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
STEERINGASSEMBLY
/
/
68
8_
47
65
steering
pl.lt 42
38
67
67
13
\
67
TRACTOR
STEERmNG ASSEMBLY
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
95
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
SpindIe Assembly, LH=
Spindle Assembly, R=H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga=
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam TopIock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Brg AxIe Front
Nut, Hexfiange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga=
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga=
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Crowntock 1/4-28
Boit Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr=8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
Bott ShouIder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
186780
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
10040600
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
186781
19183812
73540600
186737
145054x428
121749X
180640
121232X
183226
73540400
71130420
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
188967
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
ENGmNE
2
3
72
1
81
13
4
78
38
14
33
31
29
23
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark
Arrester
engine-bs.lcyl
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
170545
17720408
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
137352
165291
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
184900
140527
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle/Choke
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, Briggs Model No.
31C707-0230-E1 (See Breakdown)
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Drain OiI Easy
Washer
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly Fuel
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
33
37
38
40
44
123487X
137040
181654
124028X
17670412
45
46
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
183906
17060620
73510400
17
DESCRIPTION
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug, Drain OiI Easy
Bushing Snap
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd.
Roll 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga=
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=inches
1 inch = 25=4 mm
40
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
SEAT ASSEMBLY
10
5
//
/
f
15
\
11
\
\
\
17
12
seat It.knob 9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
188716
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Gr. 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
DECALS
11
6
14
7
14
10
8
4
16
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
156368
186377
184728
179128
184729
133644
193554
138047
184899
149516
156439
Decal
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
WHEELS
Fender Opr. InsL
HP Engine
Hood RH
Deck
Hood LH
Customer Maintenance
Replacement
Battery
Fender
Battery, Dngr/Psn Eng
Danger Fender EngiSpan
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
------
Decal, Side Panel
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Panel Dash
Decal, V-Belt Sch
Decal, Deck Heavy Duty
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
184730
146046
186787
160396
172331
138311
184310X428
184311X428
193569
193570
KEY PART
NO. NO.
& TmRES
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
106108X624
106268X
7152J
11
104757X428
144334
4,10
11
wheel
1
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Onty)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Oniy)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
UFT ASSEMBLY
7
13
6
5
13
2O
18 20
15
31
_
32
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, LH=
Link, Lift, R=H=
Retainer Spring
lift-rh.lpiece
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
15
16
17
18
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
19
20
31
32
139868
163552
169865
73540600
3
DESCRIPTION
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 uric
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert
1/2-13 unc
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crowntock 3/8-24
NOTE: AlI component dimensions given in U=S=inches
1 inch = 25=4 mm
43
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273374
MOWER DECK
67
106 _'_._ 102
_147
103 105
142
\_
_1o4
101i"_/__,_._
_
lo6
102/
34
\
1
21
\
2
28
29
18
5
6
19
42
D man-t°path
f
21
stir
3
44
27
TRACTOR oo MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
MOWERDECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
--13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" eck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1=25 Gr=8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
134149
Blade, 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
139775
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
138971
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
177563
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga=
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
ScrewThdrol DOD PT Hex
187690
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STD533717
Bolt
131494
Pulley, IdIer, Flat
73900600
Nut Lock Fig=3/8-16 unc
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH=
STD624003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd= Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
73800600
136420
71081010
19061216
10071000
160793
2029J
19131312
74780616
72140608
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRiPTiON
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Ova!
V-Belt
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins= 3/8-16
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock #10
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga=
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc xl Gr=5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
PulIey idler Flat
Bolt Carriage idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga=
Cable Clutch 42 in
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga=
Head Asm= Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std= Deck-Order separately muF
cher cover components key nos=
101 - 106)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
PEERLESS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
180J_
150
83
18
/
47
4
29B
58
57
58
13
59
60
61
29
35
44
46
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE o o MODEL NUMBER 206o545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
13
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRmPTmON
TransaxUe Cover
NeedUe Bearing 5/8"
TransaxUe Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
BeveUGear (30 teeth)
Unput BeveU Pinion
(13 teeth)
BeveUGear (13 teeth)
(hcUude. 14)
BeveUPinion (13 teeth)
(hcUude. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
BaH 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 UDx
.031W
Thrust Washer.762 UDx
.031W
Thrust Washer.762 UDx
.031W
Anti-Rotation Washer.632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x
.032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x.056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x
.062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8"ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x
.059W
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
778338
85
792154
87
788089A
150
788093A
157
788088A
180
730229A
900794712
NOTE:
47
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
S 3ur Gear (29 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (27 teeth)
S _ur Gear (23 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (19 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (16 teeth)
S _ur Gear (15 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (11 teeth)
S _ur Gear (13 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (17 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (21 teeth)
S _ur Gear (24 teeth)
S _ur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat VVasher .563 ID x 062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x
.058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear
(30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST 206-545C Transaxle
All component dimensions given in U,S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
BRmGGSENGmNE=MODEL
NUMBER31C707,TYPE NUMBER0230=E1
11
25_
.Jl
27
43_
584_
30i
307_
_'
1264_
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
24
868_)
943 O
741
1270
20@ 617(9
1022
51_
8420
524 @
I
I
1019 LABEL KIT
1058 OWNER'S
i 1036 EMISSION
75o_
691 (_
1266 0
41
I
MANUAL
LABEL
12
]
15_
o
48
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230=E1
d
1095 VALVE GASKET
617
238
0
SET
1022
868
35
13_'
_._
847
1 o22
6170
524 0
1022
914
616_
404,,
216
_
_
1_
1119_
267 '_
334
49
TRACTOR
o ° MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
108A _
130 _
_
231
95 _'
987
634A,_
93t
e.,
118
e
142_
_--
105
117
106
1869
--
601
127
137
276@
95o_
4311
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL
1266A 0
KIT
987(_
51
104 _
_
105
276@
231_
127_
137
1266@
1266
0
93_
95e
106 [_
117_
142
6170
634__
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
51_
137 0
50
276@
1266A 0
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230oE1
305A _
3041
1265
968
729
801 (_
697 _
37
74
603 @
310 1
73_
67_'46
_ _7_7
_
60_
75@
1070 _
802 (_
_7-q--
_OlA
(_
1005
363
783A_
544A
513
803A
_A
]
31o
783 @
1083
_/311A
NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor,
See Reference 309.
51
TRACTOR
o ° MODEL NUMBER
917.273374
BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
697174
399265
391086
697106
698147
692410
697109
697157
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
697159
697160
DESCRmPTmON
o
697162
697163
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
697164
697165
697171
697172
697100
697099
697126
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
697352
691752
691968
690564
697687
697761
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
95
98
104
105
106
108
108A
117
690193
692137_G$+
690227
691148
697384
697987
690582
691003
690602
G
498030
691636
495800
690525
O
231855
G
690577
G
690464
692344
694352
G
Cylinder Assembiy
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Hug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key- Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010" Oversize)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (.030" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
VaIveqntake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-VaIve
Slinger-Governor/OiI
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (31C707-0230-E2
Replacement Engine-art
not available)
Manifoldqntake
Gasketqntake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kitqdle Mixture
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Hie Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Seat-inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
Jet-Main (Standard)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
141A
142
146
186
187
697492
697241
697190
695005
691750
494379
494381
281165
495097
495931
697140
691639
692317
691050
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
305
305A
306
307
309
309A
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691636
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
698402
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
310
311
311A
333
334
337
358
363
690323
497608
395538
492341
691061
491055
697191
19203
RPM Settings:
,,
a
$
+
included
included
included
included
DESCRIPTION
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
o_ Gasket-Float BowI
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic)
a Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-MechanicaI Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Contro!
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
o1 Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Motor-Starter (For Replacement
Starter Motor,
See Reference 309)
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
TRACTOR oo MODEL NUMBER 917.273374
BRmGGSENGmNE=MODEL
NUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER0230=E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
510A
513
523
524
525
544
544A
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
89838
691691
697122
698083
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
497606
692024
697086
691032
697184
692034
390837
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690801
O,,
(_
634A
690802
(_
635
643
654
691
697
718
729
741
757
758
759
783
783A
789
797
801
801A
802
802A
803
803A
830
842
847
691909
698401
690958
692407
690372
690959
691224
697128
697607
697134
697392
693713
693059
698329
693167
691283
394856
691286
395537
693757
398159
691095
691031
697611
KEY
NO.
DESCRmPTmON
,,
,,
,,
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbowqntake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
SeaPDipstbk Tube
Tube-Dipstbk
Starter-Armature
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
SeaPO Ring (Intake Manifold)
Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke
A Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
SeaPGovernor Shaft
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
GeaFPinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaPO Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
PART
NO.
851
692424
868
690968
876
495877
877
393456
896
691641
914
690960
947
694393
950
691657
967
697015
968
698403
975
495933
977
690192
987
691326
1005 697853
1019 697143
1022 272475
1023 692492
1026 692003
....
692011
1029 691751
1034 690822
1036 695700
1040 698368
1044 691658
1051 691265
1058 275038
1070 690372
1083 691626
1083A 690958
1090 691293
1091 691333
1095 690190
1119 691183
1263 697124
1264 697104
1265 697125
1266 691917
1266A697123
1267 697575
1270 697156
1279 690960
RPM Settings:
DESCRiPTiON
TerminaPSpark Plug
o+ SeaFValve
Kit-Pinion Spring
Wire-Connector/Alternator
Pin-Drive Retainer
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Screw (Float Bowl)
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
BowPFIoat
Gasket Set-Carburetor
@ Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Kit-Label
,,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
LabePEmission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
OwneCs Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
_,@ Seal-O Ring (intake Elbow)
@ Seal-O Ring (intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
,, Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
@ included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.121
$ included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977
+ included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: Al! component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
L_
15 DEGREES MAX.
_
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
your tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
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