Craftsman 917.272431 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.272431 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAWI
20.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272431
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pm, Mort- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craffsman
Maintenance ....................................... 19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ............................................... 29
Troubleshooting .................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning
your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home
warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only
while this product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship end our tasting determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment
to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER ORTO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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MPORTANT: 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.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow ag
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructionsin the manuel and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can remachine before starting.
suit in severe injury or death. All slopes
• Only a_low responsible adutis, who are
require extra caution. If you cannotback up
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
maw it.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
DO:
toys, wire, etc., which couldbe picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
• Be sure the area is dear of other people
limbs,etc.
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps, Uneven
enters the area.
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
• Never carry passengers.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow _n reverse unless absofu_e_y
Usa slow speed. Choose a low gear so
necessary. Always look down and
that you will not have to stop or shift
behind before and while becking.
while on the slope.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
Follow the manufacturer's recommendadirection and do not point it at anyone.
lions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
Use extra care with grass catchers or
place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before turning.
the stability of the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
ur\at'_ended.Alwaystum offblades, set
and gradual. Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowly straight down the
catcher or unclogging chute.
slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, turn slowly and gradually
the Influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, if possible.
• Watch for trafficwhen operating near or
• Do notmow near drop-offs,ditches, or
crossing roadways.
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly rum over if a wheel is over the
ing the machine into a traileror truck.
edge ofa eliff or ditch, or it an edge
• Data indicatesthat operators, age 60
caves In.
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do notrnow on wet grass. Reduced
persentage of riding mower-related
traction could cause sliding.
injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding • Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them•
Do notuce grass catcher on steep
selves and others from seriousinjury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other dobris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operatic:3 or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
operator
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
is not alert to the presence of children.
attachment bolts, tight and keep
Children are oRen attracted to the
equipment in good condition.
machine and the mowing activity. Never
• Never tamper with safety devices.
assume that children will remain where
Check their proper operation regularly,
you last saw them.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
• Keep children out of the mowing area
other debris beild-up. Clean oilor fuel
and under the watchful care of another
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
responsible adult.
storing.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
enter the area.
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
• Before and when backing, look behind
before restarting.
and down for small children.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
• Never carry children. They may fail off
the engine running.
and be seriously injured or interfere
• Grass catcher components are subject
with safe machine operation.
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
• Never allow children to operate the
which could expose moving parts or
machine.
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
• Use extra care when approaching blind
check components and replace with
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
manutacturer's recommended parts,
that may obscure vision.
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
IV. SERVICE
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
use extra caution when servicing them.
and other fuels. They are flammable
• Check brake operation frequently.
and vapors are explosive.
Adjust and servise as required.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine Panning.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.
Ill.CHILDREN
Tragic
accidents
can occur ifthe
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never car_ passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do rot 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 tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across,
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starling 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, shif_into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless n_essan!, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
,_ CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing.
Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
,_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
,_l, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONllI BECOMEALERTI!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
AWARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
,_ CAUTION; In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
,_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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3RODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
1.25 GALLONS
CAPACITY
UNLEADED
ANDTYPE:
REGULAR
)ILTYPE
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
API-SFoSJ):
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32_F)
OIL CAPACITY: 4.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RC12YC
GAP: .040")
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1sT
1,2
2N°
1.5
3R°
2.4
4 TM
3.5
5TM
4.8
6TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: t0PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
16AMPS @ 3600 RP_
BA'rFERY:
AMP/HR:
28
MIN. CCA: 230
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS on your pumhase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you
thebest possible dependability and
performance.
Should you expedence 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",
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details,
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructionsunder =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_hjWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resoumes 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).
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(1) HexBok 5/16-18x1-1/4
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1)Locknut 5/16-18
(l)Lockwasher
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Steering
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(1) Washer
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steedng
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
AI-rACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING 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, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to rolloff skid.
Insert
,3/8 Hex Bolt
3/8
_,../_._t/Lockwasher
Large Flat
Washer
Steehng_
Wheel
Steering
_/Boot
i
Extension
Tab_
_
Shaft _
_
_Adapter
5/16
Locknut _
_r/Hex
5/16
Bolt
Lower
-_ --_L_,',,
Steering-----..._ ,,L "-".- ÷",
Shaft
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_Tab
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BA'rFERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
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
ampe. (See "BA'I-rERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjustseatbefore
tightening
adjustment4. position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
knob.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
shield up against tractor.
washer secudng seat to cardboard
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
Operation section for location and
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
function of controls)
the cardboard packing. Remove the
_,WARNING: Before starting read,
cardboard packing and discard.
understand and fo ow a nstructions in
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
the Operation section of this manual. Be
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
slotted hole in pan.
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
4. Push down on seat to engage
other people and objects.
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
towards rear of tractor.
have been completed.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
assemble adjustment knob and flat
tank with gasoline.
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
6. Lower seat into operating position and
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
sit in seat.
the parking brake.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
is reached which allows you to press
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
attachment lift lever to its highest
8. Get off seat without moving its
position.
adjusted position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
started, move throttle control to idle
knob securely.
position.
Seat
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
Seat Pan._
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
Shoulder
neutral position,
B_t
10.Tum ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the Instructions that follow.
Flat W_r_
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown,
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck,
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
• I=CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades, The mulchar blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
Deflector
Shield _
Mulcher
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance,
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual,
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verifythat the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Latch
Hooks
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V'CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor,we wish to assure that you receive
the best pedormance 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 t hour at 6 amps).
/" Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
/' All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
•,/Check mower and ddve belts. Be sure
they are routed propedy around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,." Check widng. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
•/ Engine oil is at proper level.
,,I Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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[o")d_Y:_d[o)_l
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
A
BATi'ERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
!
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWERLI_
_r_'l R N
ATi'ACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FORWARD
FAST
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOW
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic
12
Models only)
KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READTHIS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
ANDSAFETY
RULESBEFORE
OPERATING
YOURTRACTOR
Compare
theillustrations
withyourtractor
tofamiliadze
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withthelocations
of
various
controlsand adjustments. Save thismanualfor futurereference.
Ammeter
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Light
Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
_ Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AI"FACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turnsthe headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used forstarting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCWBRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutclVbrake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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I
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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.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Choke
Control
• Turn Ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use,
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditionswhen
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility,always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'rFLE CONTROL
Attachment Clutch Lever
Position
Ignition Key
Throttle
Control "-,
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD 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.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a cornplete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your traneaxle.
," Position
Parking Brake
Pedal "
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Position
"Brake"
Position
I
Gearshift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
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TOADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
Theposition
oftheatlachment
liftlever
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
determines
thecutting
height.
the operator to leave the seat with the
• Grasp lift lever.
engine running and the attachment clutch
• Press plunger with thumb and move
engaged will shut off the engine.
lever to desired position.
1. Select desired height of cut.
The cutting height range is approxi2. Start mower blades by engaging
mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
attachment clutch contru_.
measured from the ground to the blade tip
TO STOP MOWER BLADES with the engine not running. These
disengage attachment clutch control.
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
_.CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
grass and types of grass being mowed.
without either the entire grass catcher, on
• The average lawn should be cut to
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
shield in place.
cool season and to over 3 inches
dudng hot months. For healthier and
Attachment Clutch
Attachment Lift Lever
better looking lawns, mow often and
Lever "Engaged"
High Position
after moderate growth.
Position
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
Low
mowed twice. Make the first cut
Position
_ Position
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
_I_CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
on a flat level surface.
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
t. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
at the back of your manual is provided for
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
your use.
this manual).
• Choose the slowest speed before
2. With mower in desired height of cut
starting up or down hills.
position, gauge wheels should be
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
assembled so they are slightly offthe
hills.
ground. Install gauge wheel in
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
control lever to slower position.
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
tighten securely.
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
brake position and engage parking
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear, Be
Gauge Wheel
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
Bracket
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutcWbrake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
_8-16 Lockn_
3/8
Gauge Wheel
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• TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
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.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER A'rFACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specificationsof 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 STARTINGTHE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstickis reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oilfor easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids dudng 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 Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe oft any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
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TO START ENGINE
W_en startingthe enginefor _e firstt]nteor if
the enginehas runoutof fuel, it wi!ltake extra
crankingtime to move fuel from the tank _ ff_e
engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal 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 fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke oontrol
may not be needed.
NOTE: Beforestarting, read the warm and
cold starling procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn kay
clockwise to "START_ position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry, o
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 F end
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pullthe choke
control out slightlyfor a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up pedod and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: ffat a high alttltude (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.
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MOWINGTIPS
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING MOWINGTIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrientsfor the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicularto the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow nodh to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS yOU
COMF_.ETE
REGULAR SERVICE
;ERVICE DATES
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LUBRICATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warrantyon thistractor does not cover
items that have been subjectedto operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty,operator must maintain
tractor as instructedin this manual.
Some adjustmentswill need to be made
periodloally to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
CHART
Spindle _)
Zerk
Zerk
_) Front
Wheel
Beadng
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
(_ Engine
i
I
Gearshift
[._.'
L_., Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
_Ganeral Purpose Grease
O)Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or greasethe
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricatingbearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIRCATIONS"
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
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat withoutfirst setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment dutch 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
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hax bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secudng blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
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*A Grade8 heattreatedboltcan be identified
by six lines on the bolthead.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade
is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
5/8"
or
2O
lade
BA'I-FERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficientfor normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open,
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary,
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to =leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BA'I-rERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-pelts 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
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 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm,
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2, Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and tuming counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. 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.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipsticktube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstickcap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
wear,
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transexle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can rastdct cooling,
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
dipstick.
Closed
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Oil DrainValve
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NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these rnulti-viecosityoils
will result in increased oil consumption
;ndCa
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Drain Tube
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKEJCOOLING AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty,dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds, Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Yourengine will not run properly using a
dirty air tilter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after eve_ 25 hours of operation or every
season. _ervice paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knobs and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
5. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
6. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure with knobs.
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Foam
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in =PRODUCT SPECiFiCATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line teaks
and damps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
,_
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch]brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
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 "DISENGAQED" 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 lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front linksfrom deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2, Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3, Lower Iiff lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Square Hole
Engine Pulley
Retainer S
Anti-Swa
Front Link
Collar
Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing
Large
Spring
Bracket
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• Before making any necessary adjustTO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
ments, check that both front linksare
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
equal in length.
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT • If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this mar_al).
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
If tires are over or underinflated, you will
on both front links an equal number of
not properly adjust your mower.
turns.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
• Raise mower to its highest position.
at front than roar, tighten nuts "F"
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
against trunnion on both front links.
measure height from bottom edge of
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion cn both front links.
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
Tighten nut "E" on both front linksan
within 1/4" of each other.
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
• If adjustment is necessary, make
at frontthan rear, tighten nut "F* against
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
trUnnionon both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nuton that side.
Mandrel
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
%
°o
change mower height about 1/8".
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• o
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
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BottomEdge
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BothFrontLinks Should be Equalin Length
Ground_...._...._und
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Suspension
LiftUnk Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
iMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in trent and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
FrontLinks
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The n'_wer blade ddve belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
Idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
if tractor requires more than six (6) feat
stoppingdistance at high speed in highest
gear on a level dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distanceis other than 1-1/2". loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retightenjam 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 six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installationguide decal on bottom
side of left footrest,
1, Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual,)
2, Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from trsnsaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers,
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine
Pulley
Clutching
Idler
Stational
Idler
Transaxle
Pulley
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral 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
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
dght 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.
Operating Arm
25
Gearshift Lever
TO START ENGINEWITH AWEAK
BATrERY
Neutral
Lock Gate
,djustment
Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to dght) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steedng wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains 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, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
_.CAUTION: Lead-acidbatteriesgenerate
explosivegasee. Keep sparks,flame and
srno_ng materialsaway from bettedes.
Always wear eye Ixotectian when around
batteries.
ffyourbettery istooweak to starttbe engise,it
should be recharg_:l. (See "BATfERY" in the
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
ff=jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, folow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equippedwith a
12 volt negative grounded system.The other
vehical must also be a 12 volt r'_3ative
grounded system. Do notuse your tractor
battery tostart other vehicles.
TO AI-I'ACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER.
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Positive 3"
3 Terminal
" Cables
Washers
Battery
Ring
Retainink___,
¢
Axle Cover
_
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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REPLACING BA'I-rERY
,_CAUTION:
Do notshort 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.
Positiveterminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Liftseat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
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.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the gdlL
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractorto run poody,stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check widng. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
Batter
Box Door
Keps
onnector
(Black) Cable
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair,or replacement
ofthe
emissioncontroldevices and systems, which
are beingdone at the customersexpense,
may be performedby any non.roodengine
repairestablishment or indMduaLWananty
repairsmust be beffonned by an authorized
engine manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'F'FLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and
pull cable back until swivel is against
stop. Tighten cable clamp screw
securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke 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 choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover
assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Ovarspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contacta Sears or other qualified
servicecanter,,which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Swivel
ClamF
28
Clamp
Screw
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.
_!I,CAUT ON Never store thetractor with
gasoline in the tank inside abuilding
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
stodng in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATI'ERY
• 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 pedods 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.
ENGINE
FUELSYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank dudng storage.
Also, expedance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids dudng storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
aitemative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits dudng storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tfactor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See =TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged widng.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filten
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged widng.
6. Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment 7. See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
18. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faultyoperatorpresence
swltch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery,
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all widng.
7, Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,
t.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
30
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOO_NGCHART
PROBLEM
Lossofpower
CAUSE
CORREC_ON
1. Cuffingtoomu_
gms_oo
fact.
2. Throttle in =CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filler.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filler.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12.Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged widng.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment,
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibr_lon
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position!
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filler.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill witt
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carbure.
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fin,,
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade boll.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty oparator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches anc
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Wom, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
31
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
_2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
Headlight(s) not
working
(If so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF",
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) bumed out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
5.
Blown fuse.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator,
Engine"backfires"
when turnlng
englne"OFF"
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4, Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9, Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.Improper blades used.
:10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clogged mower deck vent ill.Clean around mandrels to
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Poor grass
discharge
Battery will not
charge
1. Remove obstruction.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check]replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check]clean all connections,
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.272431
SCHEMATIC
BAI"rERY
AMMETER
FUSE
=
_
STARTER
SOLENOID
t
CLLITCH I BRAKE
{PEDAL UP)
f
, ......
(NOT OCCUPIED
........
SEAT SWITCH
II_
II
i
v*_ffe
'©
GROUNDING
(OPTIONAL)
IGNmON
UNIT
FUEL i
_
J
SPARKpLuG
GAP
_(_(2
PLUGS ON
TWtN CYL. ENGINES)
_._
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
SWITCH
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W R NG.
33
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
ELECTRICAL
22
41
26
25
29
28
34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
163485
74760412
156417
153664
175688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
14040G
178437
71110406
131563
178861
122822X
141940
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bett Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Batter/
Switch, Interlock Push-in
Harness Light Socket (W/4152J)
B=JIb
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Net Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Crettsrnan
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk, Fin Hex 1/4-20 U_ x 1/2
Cover Terr_r_al
Solencld
Amrneter Rectangular 15 Amp
Pretectlcn Wire Loop
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
36
TRACTOR o- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
3_
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
2(_
211
212
--
Chassis Assembly
Drawher
Scrmv 3i8-16 x 3/4
Bumper H_l/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16 x 1
pane_, Dash, LN.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Tndrol 3/8-16 x 1i2
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insed 3/8-16 Unc
Grille/Lens Asm
Lens, Laser
Pend/Ftrest
Brackot, Fender Suppod
Screw 133dml 3/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly
Bracket Ph'ot Laser LT
Air Duct P/I. B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
NulCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Screw 3/3-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reiot o rcement S'P,.T
Bracket Swayhar Chessls
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chasslsh'lood
Cuphelder
Screw Hwhd. HI-Lo. #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 T'F
Screw Thdrol 3/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexf_auge Lock
Insed Lens Reflective Laser
Plug Button
174619
176554
17(]60612
155272
168337X013
STD5337"10
155927
172107xg10
17490608
174330X612
126938X
19131312
STD541437
177403
174332X599
175692X612
139976
17490508
175710
174714
174930
STD533707
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
165867
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
164863
170165
17670508
17670608
145212
175143
5479J
NOTE: All component dimensior_ given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NU MBER 917.272431
GROUND DRIVE
57
38
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
........
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
2g
30
32
34
35
36
3?"
38
3_
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
146682
123666X
1200(X_8
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
73800500
STD52.3710
STD541437
106833X
130804
STD541237
106888X
ST1)551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
$1_523107
175578
120183X
S_)551052
ST1)571810
165936
74760648
175461
175556
19131312
127783
154407
125205X
STD523715
$1_541437
$1_541431
I(Yo710X
105709X
17060616
130801
169691
17060612
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
Trar_axle (See Breakdown)
Peodess206-545C
Spdng, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
RIng_Retainer
Str_0,Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Feeder STLT
Pin. Cotter
Washer, Sh_ Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNFW/PatchGr.
8
Washer Lock I'lvy HellcW
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/18-18
Bntt Fin Hex 3/6-16UNC x 1 Gr 5
Nut
Krmb
Rod, Brake
NUt
Spdng, Brahe ROd
Washer
Pin
Rod, paridng Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Tr_nsaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
P Ldley,Composlt e, Flat
BoB Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32x13/16x12Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dr'/St_
Relainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownLock3i8-16UNC
NutCrownLock5/16-18UNC
Link, Clutch
Spnng, Crutch Return
Screw 3/6-16 x 1.0
V-ROlt, Ground Ddve
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
62
8883R
Cover, Pedal
63
175410
Pulley, Engine
64
71170764
B_L Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
65
STD551143 Washer
e6
154778
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
70
134_83
Galde, Mower Ddve Belt, R.H.
74
137057
Spacer, Axle
75
121749X
Washer 25/52 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
76
STD581075
E-Ring
77
123583X
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
78
121748X
Washer 25/32x 1-5/8x 16Ga
7g
$11)580(325 Key Woodruff
80
145090
Arm, Shift
81
165592
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
82
165711
Spring,Torsion
83
19171216
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 18 Ga.
84
166231
Link Trans_xal
85
150_60
Nut, Nylock
89
158391X428 Console, Shift, STLT
90
124346X
Nut, Selt-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
g6
$3D524003
RetatnerSpringl"
112
19G91210
Washer 9/3,?.x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
113
127285X
Sb'ap Torque 90 Degrees
116
72140608
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 5/8-16 x 1
120 73900600
Nut Lock FIg. 5/8-16
145 74490540
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
150
175456
Sp_,cerRetainer
151
19133210
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
156
166002
Washer Srded 5/191D x 1.125
158
165589
Bracket Shift Mount
159
165494
Hub Tapered Flange Shltt Lt
181 72140406
Bolt Rddd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr5
152 73680400
NntCrownlockt/4-20Unc
163 74780416
BottHexFinl/4-gouncxlGr8
164
19_91010
Washer 5/8 x 281 x 10 Ga
165
165623
Bracket Pivot Lever
166
156880
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
168 165492
Bolt Shoulder si16-18 x .561
169 165580
PlateFasterdngLt
170 173898
KeeperBeltTransaxleGear
197 169613
NylinerSnap-ln
198 169593
Washer NyJiner
252
72110614
Bolt CarT. SH 3/8-18 x 1-3/4
212
145212
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
DESCRIPTION
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
STEERING
L - .x-,.,.,_.,_
M
1
40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
STEERING
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
3B
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
$teedng Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L H.
Spindle Assembly, R+H.
Beating, Race, Thrust. Hardened
Washer 25./32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 10 Gauge
Ring, Kllp
Bearing, Steering Colemn
Dragllek
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut. Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/6 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/5-16 x 3/4
Pin Cctter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw
Insed, Steering Wheel
Washer 13,/32 x 2-3,/8 x 12 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steedng W1"_eel
Boot, Steedng Shaft
WaSher 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft $teedng LR.LT
Cap.Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLockHexw/Ins.
5/16-18UNC
Boit Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-t/4
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Boit RDH D SQNK 3,/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
SteedngAsm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner ChdstmasTree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steedng
159944X428
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
ST[_51137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
159946X428
19132411
$313541537
159945
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232.X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
STD523710
160367
72140618
169827
175146
1698,35
133835
175115
175553
NOTE: All component dlrnenslor_ given I. U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917_72431
ENGINE
13
e
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
29
31
32
33
37
38
44
45
46
170546
Control, Throt Paddie
17720410
Screw. Hex Thd Cut 1/4o20 x 5/8
......
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 407777-0121 -E3
149723
Muffler Exhaust
159955
Exhaust Asm. Len
160589
Exhaust Asm. Right
171877
BnttS/16-18uncx3/4W/Sems
162797
Heat Shield Lt
165391
GaSket, Muffler
148456
Tube Drain Oil Easy
STD551237 Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
17490624
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl -1/2 Tylt
169837
Shield, BrnK)br Guard
145996
Control Choke
73920600
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
137180
Arrestor, Spark
10_02X
Tank, Fuel
158990
Cap FuelGuage
123487X
Clamp,Hose
137040
Line, Fuel
148315
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
17670412
Screw Hxwsh Thdml 1/4-20 x 3/4
17000612
Screw Hex Wsh3,/8-16 x 3/4
19091416
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga
10040500
Washer Loc:<Hlcl 5/16
72
71070512
Screw Hx Hd Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4
81
73510400
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Stader Nul
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U, S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 turn
43
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
SEAT ASSEMBLY
22
21
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
t0
11
12
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
t 45006
$313541437
124181X
17(X30516
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat 3350 BIkJ'olkCraftsman
Bracket Pnt PivOt Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Cl_pPush In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/_-16 x 1,5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seal
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248)(
72050412
134300
121250)(
123976X
171852
S'113541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bo_t Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20;(1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Blk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bo9 Shculder 5/16-18 U nc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U, S,
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
DECALS
10
4
8
7
111
1_
13
2_
15
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
156439
165407
177356
177357
177355
133644
177284
174321
163204
1640_5
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, LH.
Decal, Hood Side
Decat, Maintenance
Decal, Lc_er Dash
Decal, Rplcmnt
Decal, Fender, Craftsman Gald
Decal Sting Whl
WHEELS AND TIRES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
11
S
t3
15
19
20
22
-----.
156368
Decal, Fender STLT Oper rnst E/
146046
160396
138047
172331
149516
138311
t 65800X428
165799X428
178407
178408
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Battery
Decal, tilt Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's M anual, E ng_ish
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59_O4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tim
Stem, Valve
Ttte, Front
Tube, Front 13re
(Not provided, Service Item Only)
106732)(427 Rim, Front
2781-1
Fiffing, Gm_Lse(Front Wheel Only)
904OH
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
1G6106X427 Rim, Rear
122082)(
Ttte,Resr
7152J
Tuhe, RearTim
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
NOTE: All component dtmenalons _ven in U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
LIFT ASSEMBLY
46
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
2O
31
32
36
37
38
4O
41
Liit Lever Inner _NIre Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, LH.
Link, Lilt, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spdng
Bear_ng, Pvt, Lilt
Nut. Crownlonk 3/8-24
Pointer Hght. Ind
plug Hole BIk
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer11/32x1-1/2xlOGa
IndieatJon HghL
159460
159471
I05767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624O08
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
1550_7
123935X
17060516
19112410
155098
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
MOWER DECK
34
\
16
14
18
48
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO,
I
2
3
4
5
6
6
9
10
11
13
14
15
18
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
52
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
165892
$10533107
138017
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 33/42" Deck
$3_4009
RetaJnerSpdng
13O832
Arm, Susgenslon, Rear
850857
Ba_t, Hex 3/8-24 x 1,25 Gr. 8
srD551137
Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134143
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft Assembly, MandreL, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 NutCrownlock3i16-18UNC
134753
SUffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Dellecto_
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130099X428 Shhild, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x3/SxlTG&
131491
Red,Hinge
157722
ScrewThdrot Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STD093717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
$3D551(07
Gauge
S_:)541437
Nut Crowhiock 3/_-16 UNC
140(_88
Guard, MandreI, LH.
S'rD624009 Retainer
137729
Barew, Thd. Roll 1/4-20x5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
R oilerAssembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
$1D541410
Locknut
139688
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
131645
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
KEY PART
NO. NO.
59
67
68
92
101
102
109
104
105
109
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
141043
149846
144959
S'fD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
$3_551110
160793
2_29J
155197
155198
17060514
$3_541431
72110504
4809H
165746
739306(0
S_3551097
143723
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
161
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
STD509710
1658(0
157109
158634
165809
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
1696(0
17720410
s'r]3533717
130794
°-
169583
DESCRtPTION
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Ball
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan HD Phllllp 10-24 k 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Wold
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 5/16-16
Nut. Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Car_age 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut,Centerlock3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/S x14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer 15/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, RdhdSqnk3_-16UNCxl
Arm Spring Brake Mower
BrackatArmldhir42"
Keeger Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulhiy Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spflng Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch421n
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rnd Clutch
ScrewHexThdCutl/4-2OxSI8
Bed Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-5/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 0-10, 13-15, 31 and 32)
Replacement Mower, Comphite
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 turn
49
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272431
PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
I
47
34
5O
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
77640_
778364
778369
77833O
792180
732047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
t4
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
79_078
7_;_079
792073A
732177
732125
732035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780t 08
31
78(_O1
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
7°_(_7
799_21
DESCRIPTION
Trar_.=axleCover
Needle Bearthg 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shlg Key
Woodruff Key #g
Shift Cc41ar
Shift Rod & Fad_
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1,130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1ol/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg ut 2)
Retaining R{ng
Rntalning Ring
Thrust Washer
,627 ID x ,031W
ThnJstWasher
.762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .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
Flangad Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Dis_
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
39
40
7860_6
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
32
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
_
7e_)75
790(_5
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
7t
71B
76
776422
776396
732170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
tS0
157
180
900
778338
732154
788089A
788093A
788088A
733229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
DowelPin
Flat Waader
,312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Lock,nut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer ,2625 x t .O
Brake Lever Bracket
Axal (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teoth
Spur Gear 27 teeth
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 tenth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth
Spur Gear (25 ee h
Flat Washer
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Rotalning Ring
Spacer ,890
Square Cut Ring
_O" Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ]D 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"
GearOIIg0wg0
Replacernent MST
206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: AJIcomponent dlrnenslons given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272431
BRIGGS
&STRA'rTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
407T77,
TYPENUMBER
0121-E3
929_
10 V11_
L'Jlr
21
213_
I
13_1
216
188_
267 |
222 I
4J
1017_
•
1013
552_
691 _
1058 OWNER'S MANUAL
]
I 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL I
54 _
654 •
1027D
53_
I 7_1
1033
VALVE63_lOV_R
10
HAUL
K_
89
865B_
447A _
52
l
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272431
BRIGGS
&STRATI'ON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
407777,
TYPE
NUMBER
0121-E3
53
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
BRIGGS& STRAI"rONENGINE-MODELNUMBER407777,TYPE NUMBER0121-E3
_4y
635
1005 _
i'-_'_'T_
332 _
501 _
___L_i._mL._
789_I_
871
197
729 _
-k 358 GASKET SET
3_
7_
51_
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51A_
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TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.272431
BRIGGS
&STRATrON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
407777,
TYPE
NUMBER
0121-E3
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
PART
NO,
690231
499585
391086
690069
499587
499595
690962
499601
690937
690960
690942
690945
690360
590946
691046
690947
690308
691053
222696
499588
499589
499590
499591
499604
499605
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
50
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing-Cylinder
• Seal-Oit
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder No. 1
Head-Cylit_ler No. 2
,+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembh/
• Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
PI_-_I
D_ain
Crankshaft
, SeaI-Oil_PTO
Side)
Screw Engine Bump)
Flywhee
KepFlywh_el
Piston Assembly (Std.)
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
Ring Set-Pislon (Std.)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston
.020 O.S.
499606499607 Ring Set-Piston/.030
O.S.I
690975
Lock-Piston
Pin
499582
Pin-Piston
499583
Rod-Conneutin _g
690976
Screw (Cc_r_c{'mg
Rod)
499596
Valve-Exhauet
499597
Valve-Intake
690963
Spring-Valve
Intake)
690963
Spring-VaNe
Exhaust
890964
Retainer-Valve
499586
Keeper-VaWe
690977
Valve Tappet
690978
Cam Shaft
693893
Short Block
690948
Manifold-Intake
51
51A
90949 "_÷ Gasket-Intake
690950.O_: Gasket-Intake
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
690951
690953
691055
691057
691066
690283
690718
499802
690984
690985
690986
690232
690989
26
Stud Carburetor)
Screw
ntake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Fty_heel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (Throffie Valve)
Idle Speed Kit
* Pin-Float HinnQe
e
" VaNe-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
ID Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
KEY
NO,
121
122
125
130
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
187
187A
188
192
197
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
278
287
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
_1
_.
+
PART
NO,
499811
690952
499804
690993
499805
499806
499803
690994
499607
499808
94388
690995
690996
691001
691050
DESCRIPTION
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Valve-Throtlle
Throttle Shaft Kit
Float-Carburetor
Fuel Transfer Tube
g¢ Gasket-Float Bowl
Choke Shaft _3l
(D Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
_
Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
.+ Gasket-Air Cleaner
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length
691049
Line-Fue
690960
Screw (Control Bracket)
690083
Aduster-Roaker
Arm
690960
Screw (Back Pate
891018
Spring-Govemor
691019
S rin -Governed Idle
691020
LIPn
k-_l_ rott le
691021
Bracket-Choke
Control
691022
Link-Choke
394348
Gear-Govemol
690412
Washer (Governor Lever)
691023
Bracket-Contrnt
691048
Control Lever-Governor
690718
Screw Choke Valve)
991005
Filter-F ue
690957
Retainer-Breether
590956
Element-Breather
691024
Clamp-Casing
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
590997._:_
Sealing Washer
590097
Washer (Gov. Control Lever)
690960
Screw Dipslick Tube
691004
Housing-Blower
691005
Screw (Blower Housing)
691262
Motor-Starter
591263
Bolt-Starter
Motor
497606
e,r_sh Set
691059
Nut (Flywheel)
691060
Armature-Magneto
691061
Screw (Magneto Armature)
691043
Spark Plug
499889
Gasket Set
691062
Flywheel Putter
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Inetuded
No. 977
Included
1033
in Engine
Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor
Overhaul
in Carburetor Gasket
Kit, Key.
Set, Key.
in Valve Overhaul Kit. Key. No.
NOTE: Aticomponent dimensionsgiven in U,S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272431
BRIGGS& STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER4077"/7,TYPE NUMBER0121-E3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
365
387
404
418
445
447
447A
462
467
474
501
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
690966
690960
808656
690442
690999
499486
691003
690960
691261
691008
691064
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
690960
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552
552A
562
573
579
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
697
703
718
726
729
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
798
801
802
803
690552
690553
690311
691009
691029
691038
690317
691045
690960
690998
66538
690958
691215
690234
690657
690372
691010
690959
499612
694123
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
695050
693167
690967
691283
691286
-----
842
847
851
691031
499602
691234
DESCRIPTION
Wrench-Spark
Pt
Screw (Fuel Pure pU_
Pure -Puel
Was_ r (Governor Crank)
Plate-Cover
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw Air Guide Cover)
Washer
Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Altamator
Regulator
Nut (Gov. Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Ddve
Dipsgck
• Dipstick Tube Seal
DipstickTuhe
Screw Regulator
Armature-Starter
(Servce
with 691262 Starter Motor)
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Gov. Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Nut Starter Cable)
Camp-Hose
Retainer-Governor
Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw Fuel Pump Bracket)
_: Sea-Choke
Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
_1:_ G_sket-Carburetor
Plate
• Governor Shaft Seal
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
WireClip
Gear-'riming
E-Ring Retainer
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Fuat Pum Bracket
Harness-_ leng
Screw (BrushRetainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Cap-Ddve
Cap-End
Housing (Sew;ce with
691262 Starter Motor)
° Dips6ck/Tupe Seal
Dips5ck/Tupe Assembly
Ter minat-Sparkplug
KEY
NO.
855
865
865A
865B
868
871
877
683
914
918
929
934
943
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1006
1013
1017
1019
1022
1023
1023A
1024
1026
1026A
1027
1029
1033
1035
1036
1051
1058
1090
1100
1119
1123
1124
1126
1127
1128
1169
----
:_
+
PART
NO.
691011
691012
691014
691015
690968
690969
399916
690970
690960
694000
691003
DESCRIPTION
Adapter-Air
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
°+ Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Altemator Connectur/Wire
,+ Gasket-Exhauat
Screw(RockerCover)
Hose-Vacuum
Screw ((_hoke Control
Bracke t)
691058
Screw (Fan Retainer)
690589
• O-Ring Seat (Oil Pump
Cover)
499809
Solenaid-Puel
499613
O11Pump Cover
273638
Filtar-Pre-Cleaner
499788
Cover-Air Cleaner
499810
BowI-Ficat
499812
Gasket Set-Carburetor
691000 O€ Seat-'rnrortle Shaft
691243
Fan-Flywheel
691247
Retainer-Fan
690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
690770
Oil Pump Screen
690103
Label Kit
690971 ,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
499599
Cover-Rocker
CyI. No, 1
499600
Cover-Rocker
Cy. No. 2
499054
Pump-Oil
690981
Rod-Push (Steel)
690982
Rod-Push (inAlum urn)
492932
Filter-Oil
690972
Rocker Arm
499890
Valve Overhaul Kit
691042
Shaft-Pump
695104
Emissions Label
691265
Ring-Retaining
274277
Owner's Manual
691293
Retainer-Brush
690973
Rocker Arm pivot
691183
Screw
Alternator)
690987 O:_ O-Ring Seal (Solenoid
Retainer)
690988 O:_ O-Ring SeaI-FuelTransfer
Tube
690991
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube
690992
Screw (Float Bowl)
690990
O Screw(CarhuretorNozzic)
690990
Screw (carburetor
Cover
Plate ,)
445777-0027-E2
Replacement Engine
RPM Set_n_gs:Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
No. 977
Included
1033
in Engine Gasket Set, Key, No.
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key.
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
NOTE: All componentd_ensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm
56
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
I
_U_
I
/_
greater than15 _ never across the face. Maketumsgradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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