Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN° LAWN TRACTOR 17.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.275371 i_ differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions about Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ................................................. Safety Rules ........................................... Product Specifications ............................ Assembly/Pre-Operation ........................ Operation .............................................. Maintenance Schedule ......................... Maintenance 2 3 6 8 11 17 ......................................... 17 Service and Adjustments ...................... 21 Storage ................................................. 27 Troubleshooting .................................... 28 Repair Parts .......................................... 32 Sears Service ......................... Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT 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 that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • 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 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 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY label replacement. ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • _IWARNING: 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. • _IWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _IWARNING: 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. • • • _IIWARNING: 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 harm. • or other _IWARNING: Battery and related accessories reproductive posts, terminals contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals State of California to cause known to the cancer and birth defects or other reproductive Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL • • • • • • • • • harm. • OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Followthe manufacturer's recommen- dation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. storage. 3 II, SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction. Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. • • • • • Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • • Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate machine. the Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV. TOWING • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. • Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. • Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment. • On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. • Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel con- • tainer where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. • • • • • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truckor trailerand refuel it on the ground.If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or containeropening at all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice. If fuel is spilledon clothing, change clothing immediately. Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas cap and tighten securely. GENERAL • • • • SERVICE • • Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. 5 PRODUCT In the state of California SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 1.25 Unleaded Regular Oil Type API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30(below 32°F Oil Capacity: W/Filter 3.5 Pints W/O Filter 3.0 Pints Spark (Gap: Champion Plug: .030") RC12YC 1.1 1.4 2.2 3.4 4.3 5.5 1.7 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: 14 PSI 12 PSI Charging 3 Amps 5 Amps Speed System: Battery: Blade Battery Headlights Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Bolt Torque: 27-35 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER is re- quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Forward: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse: Ground (MPH): the above RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _jLWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® Steering Wheel @ Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer © (1) 5/16 Lock Washer (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 4 ' I -_ Steering Wheel Adapter I i Steering Extension Shaft Steering Boot Seat @ _(1) (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Knob (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Slope Keys (2) Keys 7 Sheet Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR _ Hex Bolt A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). _._r.--1 5/16 Lock Washer L J / Steering Flat Washer Wheel TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Adapter__ Extension JSha c _ _9 BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL \, Lower _ "_. _ S!eering 4fL. "-_Tab bnaf_ "_-_.- - , _'_ ,_ ' " '_" Slots IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. 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 Insert INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. so they are pointing straight forward. 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, 5/16 lock washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. 2. 4. 3. 4. 5. . 8 Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortableposition is reachedwhich allowsyou to press clutch/brakepedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without movingits adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR Operation function 1. Seat 2. Seat 3. 4. Shoulder Bolts 5. section of location (See and controls) po- Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Roll tractor forward off skid. Remove banding shield up against function holding tractor. TRACTOR Operation section of OFF for deflector SKID location (See and controls) ,_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. djus ment Kno @ CHECK for SKID Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. TO DRIVE Flat Washer OFF BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat Label Terminal 9 CHECKTIRE PRESSURE V"CHECKL IS T 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. Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. CHECK ,/No DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower ing should be properly leveled. LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in and Adjustments section of this BRAKE loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. housSee "TO the Service manual. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK remaining ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure SYSTEM they are routed properly around and inside all belt keepers. 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. pulleys ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system ating condition. them is in safe oper- ,/Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW I'.,,I CHOKE SLOW FAST IGNITION ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING oi BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED SWITCH PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t FUEL OVER TEMP LIGHT OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT m ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED LIGHTS ON FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY & & & KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. ROS "ON" Position Attachment Clutch Lever Light Switch ,- _. Ignition Switch , Lift Lever " Plunger Attachment Lift Lever I Throttle/Choke Control o o Clutch/Brake Pedal "'--?_-i:;--'" Height Adjustment Indicator Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever 02829 Our tractors conform to the safety standards American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LIFT to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LEVER of the PLUNGER- Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TO SET PARKING IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when TRACTOR BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _CAUTION: Always stop tractor pletely, as described above, before the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged' Position Throttle/ Choke Control X Parking Brake "Engaged" Position TO MOVE "Disengaged" Position Lever STOPPING MOWER 3. BLADES 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. Gearshift Clutch/Brake Pedal 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. nition Key ,"Disengaged" Position "Brake" Position comleaving - Slowly release clutch/brake start movement. pedal to • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life GROUND of your transaxle. DRIVE - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE TO ADJUST - to • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". MOWER 13 • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE ,JI_WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. USING THE SYSTEM - MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _,CAUTION: Do not operate the mower ROS "ON" Position TO OPERATE SYSTEM Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) ON HILLS _,WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. Shield OPERATION OPERATION 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. 3. Look down and behind before backing up. 4. Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. 5. When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachemnt Lift Lever High Position REVERSE REVERSE (ROS) • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless the ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. 14 TO TRANSPORT _,CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • 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 MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE TO START When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake 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 choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 5. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom ENGINE of filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. WARM above) 6. WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. 15 COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 6. When engine starts, leave throttle control in choke position until engine warms up and begins to run roughly. Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the fast position. Engine warm-up may take from several seconds to several ( J 00272 minutes (the colder the temperature, the longer the warm-up). • The attachments can also be used dur- • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. ing the engine warm-up period. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. 16 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE ____°_ ''_ /_/_/_-_,_'_ BEGOLAR SERV,CE Presence /_'_ /' TSERV'OE T Check Operator ROS Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level 1_4 a Clean and Terminals ll_ Mower li_ I_'s Blades if li_ v' Cooling Oil Level If Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) E Change Engine Oil (without N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen li_ 11_1,2 oil filter) _1,2 11_2 Muffler/Spark 11_2 Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Cooling _1,2 Fins I_ 2 Replace Spark Plug _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 11_2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures, 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL If I_ Check Engine Clean Engine OATES lI_3 Check V-Belts Replace " and Chart Battery Inspect _Oq'_ If Check Transaxle E _'_ under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,-Ibs, maximum, Do not overtighten. conditions, LUBRICATION RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. -- @ S_ Zerk @Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. CHART ,- @ Spindle Zerk @Front Wheel Bearing Zerk At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. _SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil @General Purpose Grease (3PReferto Maintenance "ENGINE" Section A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 17 TRACTOR AIways observe safety ruleswhen forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM per- • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. • 1,CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade approved by the manufacturer of your tractor. Using a blade not approved by the manufacturer of your tractor is hazardous, could damage your tractor and void your warranty. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND BLADE position. PRESENCE • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. ROS "ON" Position REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disenCHECK OPERATOR SYSTEM (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine. BLADE CARE If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES gaged OPERATION Trailing Edge Up_ Mandrel As_ Blade Center Flat Lock Washer-._ _-Blade Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) TO SHARPEN Bolt BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. 18 ENGINE • 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" Bolt or Pi_ LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY =30 _-_ Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. BATTERY TO CHANGE JUSTMENTS NEXT OIL CHANGE cleat1 e ENGINE OIL • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the AND TERMINALS section BEFORE Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL • Be sure tractor is on level surface. Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADTRANSAXLE 0 ANTICIPATED NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, the oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil 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. BATT E RY TO CLEAN =10 RANGE oH vise Blade Center Hole =20 TEMPERATURE GRADES fitting. Oil Drain Valve of this manual). COOLING 3. Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. 4. 5. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. 19 Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. AIR 7. Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. CLEAN 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. FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. ENGINE COOLING Debris may ing system. clean area and engine Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine. 2. Remove cover. 3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre-cleaner from base. 4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge firmly in base. 6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover. _ AIR SCREEN SYSTEM clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and shown to prevent overheating damage. Air Screen Clean out chaff and debris MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Handle Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Cover IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes Cartridge clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. Tabs 20 4. Immediately line. wipe up any spilled Clam p_. gaso- • 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 or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. _7 Clamp I Filter CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, of all foreign matter. seat, finish, etc. SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS: WARNING: AVOID SERIOUS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. 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. MOWER right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment GAGED" position. 2. Move attachment 5. ANY 6. Mower will be easier 3. 4. PERFORMING Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE BEFORE to remove clutch from the in "DISEN- lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off engine pulley. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. Small Retainer S Clutch S Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spring Front Link Retainer Spring_ Anti-Sway Retainer Springs Both Sides) Housing Deflector Shield Bracket Large Retainer Spring 21 TO INSTALL 1. MOWER 2. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- 3. 4. tor shield to right side of tractor. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. Connect front links to mower deck and FRO NT-TO-BAC K ADJ U STM E NT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 7. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. 6. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to r--_ _ ground \ / !!_/! side-to-side _ Mandrel Both Front Links Should be ual in Length /01267 Bottom edge of r0ow,er to ground I/ ,_E _ Nut Arm @ ,i,_ Trunnion Lift Link Adjustment adjustment. N_ Front Links 22 TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". . Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. . The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION 1. 2. 3. and - With Parking Brake "Engaged" Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Nut "A" Mandrel Jam Nut Idler Pulleys Arm 00238 TO REPLACE AND ADJUST BRAKE BELT REMOVAL Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK - Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around BRAKE 4. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. 1. BELT 1. 1. TO ADJUST DRIVE Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK MOTION 5. engine pulley. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll BRAKE Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 4. 23 around the top groove of engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. 6. FRONT Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). The front wheel camber, contact service center. t/,. _. Stationary Idler Transaxle SHIFT LEVER The transaxle be in neutral NEU- also prevents 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 Axle TO ADJUST MENT If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. STEERING Adjustment WHEEL are not a Sears or other qualified FOR REPAIRS tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Ring \ \ Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START TERY to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. Neutral Lock Gate Gearshift ,.. and camber Retaining freely, the transaxle is in neutral. 2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel. 3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position. 4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed ..... BER 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant Keeper TRANSAXLE GEAR TRAL ADJUSTMENT toe-in TO REMOVEWHEEL Center Clutching Idler j TOE-IN/CAM adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or Engine Pulley-- should WHEEL ENGINE WITH AWEAK BAT- _IbWARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. Bolt ALIGN- wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 24 2. Connect one end of the BLACK 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK Terminal Cover cable Keps Nut aex Bolt cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, Positive (Red) Cable REVERSE 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE 1. 2. HEADLIGHT BULB Raise hood. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 3. Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING Fully Charged Battery Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE BATTERY _,WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. cause running, or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL AS- 1. Raise hood. 2. 3. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. 4. Hood Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. Headlight Wire Connector Seat Label 25 ENGINE IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE PRELIMINARY SETTING - 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is CONTROL adjusted properly (see above). CABLE FINAL The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun- Governor Control Lever Holes Clamp Screw TO ADJUST - terclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. Governor ACCELERATION Plate 4. Move throttle TEST - control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Throttle Cable CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. SETTING "_. Idle Speed [= "_ o1915 Throttle S crew C Lever Idle !ixture With Limiter 26 Valve _ Immediatelyprepareyour tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _IWARNING: Neverstore the tractor with gasoline in the tank insidea building where fumes may reachan open flame or spark. Allow the engineto cool before storing in any enclosure. blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance 2. 3. 4. 5. for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car- (See "CLEANING" section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. 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. 2. BATTERY Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. 3. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol engine 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline to another. from one season • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to 27 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start Engine will not turn over Engine clicks will not start but 1. 2. Fill fuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. service center. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. 8. 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Depress 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a Sears or other 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 28 qualified clutch/brake service pedal. center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate PROBLEM Loss of power CHART: section in manual unless directed CAUSE and trash under Engine dies when tractor is shifted into reverse 1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower mower. 4. 5. 6. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. 10. Spark plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, center CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves 11. 12. 13. 14. to Sears service bent or loose housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified blade. service center. 2. Bent blade mandrel. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other 3. Loose/damaged 3. . part(s). Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment 1. qualified service center. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. 1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. is engaged. Engine continues to run when . Faulty operator-safety presence control system. operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, 2. 3. bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 29 2. 3. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Poor cut - uneven continued CAUSE 4. . Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CORRECTION Bent blade mandrel. 4. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 5. 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed drive too slow. 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. 4. 5. Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. too fast. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . Light switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 30 Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. drive belt. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn light switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. . Replace alternator. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID A_,_MFER FUSE ': (OPTIONAL) i© _ ", 0-_ a i a STARTER II \/ , k i i '-=-2 C[LTTCI_ 7B-R,_K=E ATTACHMENT (CLUTCH CLUTCH OFF) £ SEAT SWITCH BLACK GRAY = = I = = := 8LACK REVERSE r---_ _f,_ .......... SWITCH -u SHORTING l"_ I NOT IN REVERSE _t BLUE FUEL t t LINE I IGNITION _PARKPLUGo UNIT I -" (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES) _ i BLACK (OPTIONAL) I BLUE CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM FUEL CONNECTOR SHUT'OFF 28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM _(CH_RGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED) 0E0 SOLEHO,D __i -/---_ I IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 _UN/OVERRIDEB+A1 RUN B+A1 START B+ S + A1 L+A2 _ --_, UGHTING SY%TEMROM UTPUT" DIODE o. UGHT SWITCH- - - I L -LI-GH-T-S-W-R '_ ', ALTERNAT OR T II ,___u___2______ ] 14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS OFF) NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. • NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 02836 31 HEADLIGHTS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 ELECTRICAL 22 90_ _ ......... / I ] i i 42 1 ] I I I 41 /I 26 \ \ / // / // x I / I 48 I 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 34 40 41 42 43 48 52 90 92 93 94 163465 74760412 176689 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 192749 193350 140403 110712X 193374 71110408 131563 178861 140844 141940 180499 193465 192540 191834 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch, interlock Harness Asm Light W/4152j Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red Fuse 20 AMP Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black Switch Seat Switch Ign Key Ign Molded Craftsman Switch LighttReset Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 uncx Cover Terminal Red Solenoid 1/2 Adapter Ammeter Protection Wire Loop Cover Battery Terminal Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0 Module Reverse ROS All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 give in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,275371 29 212 / 28 39 278 31 _/5 @/5 209 208 209 208 60 60 -209 37 _209 14 209 208 74 38_ 38_4 chassis-Laser-It.stlt 34 27 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 209 212 278 --- 174619 176554 155272 193510X012 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X613 184921 STD541437 193258 174332X599 192394X613 139976 17490508 175710 174714 72140606 154798 73680600 175702 186689 175582 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 175143 191611 5479J 187801 NOTE: NUMBER 917,275371 DESCRIPTION Chassis Drawbar Stamping Bumper Dash Hood/Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, L.H. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 318-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Laser Bumper Extrusion Nut Grille Lens Asm Laser (Includes Lens, Laser Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT Key Nos. 29 and 212) Bracket, Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5t16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Laser Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT Screw Thdrol 5t16-18 x 1t2 TYTT ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Insert Lens Reflective Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Plug, Button Plug Dome Plastic All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 given in U.S. inches GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR . . MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 • 48 77 37 53 26 75 27 drive-fender.stlL41 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Dana D4360-140 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 63 175410 173937 STD551143 Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 Washer 154778 142432 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc 134683 109502X 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X Keeper Belt Engine Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 2228M 131488 Key Woodruff Arm Shift 165594 165711 19171216 166229 150360 192388X428 4497H 19091210 127285X 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 187414 169613 169593 72110614 145212 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Nut Lock Center 1/4-20 Console, Shift Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. 1 Transaxle 2 3 4 5 6 146682 123666X 12000028 121520X 17000512 (See Breakdown) Spring Brake Return Pulley Transaxle Ring Retainer Strap Torque 30 Degrees Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 64 65 66 69 70 74 8 10 11 13 192502 STD561210 105701X 74550412 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Plate Shift Bolt 1/4-28 unf Gr. 8 W/Patch 75 76 77 78 14 15 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 10040400 74490544 STD541431 74780616 STD541437 106933X 130804 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 71673 174973 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 160855 Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 uric Knob Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric Spring, Brake Rod Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga. Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite, Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Carr 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 96 112 113 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 202 212 59 61 62 169691 17120614 8883R Keeper, Center Span Screw, 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 x 4 Gr. 5-1.5 Strap Torque 90 Degrees Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 318-16 x 1.25 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5116 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uncx 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5t16-18 x 5t8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Keeper Belt T/A Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D Washer Nyl 7t8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Fig. Lock TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 -38 -_97 _ t t ,_42 _ 71 J 67 67 J 67 65 J J" 82 , 3 _ 1" steering pl.lt 58 38 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 186780 175131 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 175121 10040600 136518 145212 190753 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 Steering Wheel Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25132 x 1-5t8 x 16 Ga. Washer 27132 x 1-114 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Bearing, Steering Column Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer Brg Axle Front Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7t8 x 16 Ga. Screw 318-16 x 3/4 Pin 32 34 36 37 192757 10040500 155099 152927 Rod, Tie Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr. 5/16 Bushing, Steering Screw 38 39 40 186781 19113812 73540600 Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 11/32 ID x 2-3/80D Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 41 42 43 186737 145054x428 121749X Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 44 46 47 65 67 68 71 82 88 190752 121232X 183226 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 175118 Extension Shaft Steering Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 91 95 97 175553 188967 74780564 Clip Steering Washer Hardened Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 4" L Gr. 5 x 12 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 ENGINE 72 62 / 81 13 4 I E 38 78 33 23 37 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs.lcyl KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 170545 17720408 KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Control, Throttle/Choke Screw, Hex Head, Thread 1/4-20 x 5/8 37 38 40 44 137040 181654 124028X 17670412 45 46 62 72 78 81 17000612 19091416 10010500 71070512 17060620 73510400 Line, Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Bushing Snap Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9t32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Washer Split Screw Hex Hd Cap 54/16-18 x 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-114 Engine, Briggs 31C707-0230-E 4 13 14 23 29 31 32 33 137352 165291 148456 169837 137180 187750 140527 123487X 49 Cutting Model No. 1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Gasket Tube Drain Oil Easy Shield Bm/Dbr Guard Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly Fuel Clamp, Hose Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 40 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 SEAT ASSEMBLY 8_ '! 10 5 \ \ 17 \ \ 12 seat_It.knob_9 KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 188716 180166 71110616 19131610 Seat Bracket, Bolt Washer 5 6 145006 STD541437 Clip, Nut 7 8 9 10 11 12 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 174648 Spring, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split .28 x .88 Spring Locknut, Flange 1/4 Gr. 5 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 uric Nut Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. Pivot, Seat 13132 x 1 x 10 Ga. Push-In Hinged NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 DECALS 6 11 7 14 3 5 14 10 8 12 16 13 15 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 193308 186377 186280 179128 186281 133644 196130 138047 186282 149516 Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal 11 12 14 15 16 ------ 156439 193545 186787 160396 172331 138311 184310X428 184311X428 196217 196218 KEY PART WHEELS Fender Opr. inst. HP Engine Hood RH Deck Hood LH Customer Maintenance Replacement Battery Fender Battery, Dngr/Psn Eng & TIRES 5,8 Manual, Manual, Owner's, Owner's, English Spanish NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 106108X624 106268X 7152J 11 -- 104757X428 144334 Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire 10 oz. 11 1 Decal, Danger Fender Eng/Span Decal, Side Panel Decal, Panel Dash Decal, V-Belt Sch Decal, Deck Heavy Duty Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT NO. 4,10 wheel DESCRIPTION NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 13 6 5 13 19 20 13 18 20 19 32 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. 15 16 17 173288 73350800 175689 Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam Trunnion 18 73800800 Locknut, Hex, with Washer 1/2-13 unc Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 1/2-13 unc insert NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275371 MOWER DECK 185 ii47142 21 16 28 27 29 5 6 f 19 42 D man-topath 21 stir 3 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 165892 STD533107 Mower Bolt 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 11 134149 - - 139775 -- 138971 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 40 137645 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 STD533717 131494 73900600 Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38142" eck Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 518 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol DOD PT Hex Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc Deck Assembly, 42" KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 44 45 140088 STD624003 Guard, Mandrel, Retainer 46 48 52 53 54 55 56 59 67 68 92 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 184 185 -- 137729 133944 139888 184907 178515 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 73800600 19131312 74780616 72140608 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091210 169676 17720408 72140614 19131410 188234 130794 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Arm Assembly, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 Washer 13/32 x 13116 x 12 Ga. -- 171639 L.H. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc xl Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Cable Clutch 42 In Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1 3/4 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga. Head Asm. Cable Clutch Mandrel Assembly (includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately mulcher cover components key nos. 101 - 106) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER DANA TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 4360-140 917,275371 2O 21 22 8 11. 10 11. 71 52 53 54 6O 59 52 62 63 64 7O 69 46 DANATRANSAXLE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER - - MODEL NUMBER 4360-140 917.275371 DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 170981 2274J 134400 105904X 160940 Housing, Upper Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 X .734 Ball, Detent Spring, Detent Screw, Tapping, No. 10-24 X .482 40 41 42 43 44 45 120472X 105928X 170988 134394 120473X 142678 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 138235 108727X 148266 148269 2225J 134793 148268 120415X Assy, Kit, Shifter V-Ring Bearing, Flange Seal, Oil Ring, Retaining Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft Bearing, Flange Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.38 X .046 46 47 48 49 50 51 143697 124641X 106589X 120408X 105937X 2226J 52 53 134401 2264J 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 142674 170983 170986 105909X 105910X 160942 160943 148267 138236 73810500 142676 2244J 105916X 12047OX 110070X 142677 142681 124644X 108980X 120406X 134796 105925X 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 160946 170990 160948 110071X 120952X 170991 160950 170992 7294J 108989X 160952 120954X 160953 138244 108996X 69 70 71 72 160954 120951X 174256 120416X 36 2228J 37 170987 38 39 174255 124639X Key, Woodruff, No. 9 Assy, Kit, Input Shaft Pinion, Bevel, 12T Ring, Retaining Chain, 24 Pitches Cover, Detent Gear, Spur, 1 2T Collar, Clutch Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys Nut, Lock, 5/16-24 Shaft, Intermediate Key, Woodruff, No. 61 Ring, Retaining Sprocket, 1 8T Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X .494 Gear, Spur, 37T Gear, Spur, 35T Gear, Spur, 30T Gear, Spur, 25T Gear, Spur, 22T Gear, Spur, 19T Washer, Plain, .640 X 1.37 X .061 Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .046 Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .031 Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T & 30T Shaft, Idler DESCRIPTION Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755 Sprocket, 9T Gear, Bevel, 36T Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft Shaft, Drive Gear, Spur, 12T Gear, Spur, 15T Gear, Spur, 20T Gear, Spur, 25T Gear, Spur, 28T Gear, Spur, 31T Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .060 Washer, Neoprene Washer, Plain, .758 X 1.25 X .031 Axle, LH Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splined Ring, Retaining Gear, Spur, 32T Shaft, Cross Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler Axle, RH Housing, Lower Disc, Brake Spacer, Brake Puck Jaw, Brake Pin, Dowel Screw, Tapping, 5116-18 X 2.35 Lever, Actuating Washer, Plain, .321 X 1.00 X .055 Bracket, Anti-Rotation Puck, Friction Washer, Anti Rotation Grease NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 * Use in various clearances. combinations to maintain proper ** Order *** Silicone Sealant to be applied between Upper and Lower Housings (use Loctite Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent). Key No. 15. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 11 .Jl 27 43,_ 584_ 307_ 1264_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868_) 943 O 741 20@ 6170 1022 691 (_ 81_ 8420 524 @ I I 1019 LABEL KIT 1266 0 41 ] 1088OWNER'S MANUAL I [ 1036 EMISSION LABEL 12 ] 15_ 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET 617 238 0 SET 1022 868 g5 13_ ..4_ 1 o22 6170 635.m4_ 524 O 1022 914 102_: 616_ 404,, _ 614_ /!J 216 _ 1_ 267 _' 334 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 108A _ e,. 118 [ 142_ 1091 _}-- 117 106 105 1869 127 G 137 276@ 95o_ 4311 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 1266A 0 KIT 987(_ 51 104 _ _ 105 276@ 231_ 127_ 137 1266@ 1266 0 93_ 95e 106 [_ 117_ 142 6170 634__ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 51% 137 0 50 276@ 1266A 0 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 305A _ 3041 1265 968 3o_ 729 801 (_ 697 _ 603 _ 310 1 802 (_ 87-q-- _o1_ (_ 363 783A_ 544A 310 [ 803A 513_ _A _/311A NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor, See Reference 309. 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 697174 399265 391086 697106 698147 692410 697109 697157 697113 697110 690360 690946 697127 690947 692125 693557 222698 697159 697160 DESCRIPTION .÷ 697162 697163 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 43 45 46 48 697164 697165 697171 697172 697100 697099 697126 692852 495856 495857 691279 691279 697352 691752 691968 690564 697687 697761 50 690193 51 53 54 73 74 75 78 93 94 95 98 104 105 106 108 108A 117 692137•05+ 690227 691148 697384 697987 690582 691003 690602 498030 691636 495800 690525 231855 690577 690464 692344 694352 O O O O O Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Head Gasket-Breather Side) KEY NO, PART NO. 118 121 125 127 130 131 133 697492 697241 697190 695005 691750 494379 494381 Screw (Breather Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase Assembly) 137 141 141A 281165 495097 495931 Screw (Cylinder Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Head) 142 146 186 697140 691639 692317 DESCRIPTION Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor O5 Gasket-Float Bowl Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic) O Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Connector-Hose Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.010" Oversize) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (.030" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston 187 691050 188 192 202 209 216 222 227 231 232 238 240 265 267 276 304 691693 691986 691841 692208 691840 694042 691374 691636 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 692255 698402 Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake 305 305A 306 307 697102 697103 697107 691003 Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel Retainer-Valve 309 309A 693551 Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft 310 311 311A 690323 497608 395538 Motor-Starter (For Replacement Starter Motor, See Reference 309) Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set Brush Set Short Block (31C707-0230-E2 Replacement Engine-art not available) Manifold-Intake Gasket-Intake 333 334 337 358 363 492341 691061 491055 697191 19203 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set-Engine Flywheel Puller Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kit-idle Mixture RPM Settings: O $ + Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle Seat-Inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic) Jet-Main (Standard) Included included included included in in in in Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Link-Mechanical Governor Spring-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Control Screw (Choke Valve) Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel O5 Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275371 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 383 404 431 89838 691691 697122 Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) EIbowqntake 851 868 876 692424 690968 495877 445 462 474 503 505 510 510A 513 698083 691261 696459 691532 691251 693699 497606 692024 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive 877 896 914 947 950 967 968 975 393456 691641 690960 694393 691657 697015 698403 495933 523 524 525 544 544A 697086 691032 697184 692034 390837 977 987 1005 1019 1022 690192 691326 697853 697143 272475 552 562 579 584 601 614 616 697144 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 692012 1023 1026 .... 1029 1034 1036 1040 692492 692003 692011 691751 690822 695700 698368 617 634 692138 690801 690802 635 643 691909 698401 691658 691265 275038 690372 691626 690958 691293 Screw (Flywheel) Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual 634A 1044 1051 1058 1070 1083 1083A 1090 654 691 690958 692407 Nut (Carburetor) • Seal-Governor Shaft 1091 1095 691333 690190 Cap-Limiter Gasket Set-Valve 697 718 729 741 757 758 759 783 783A 690372 690959 691224 697128 697607 697134 697392 693713 693059 Screw (Drive Cap) Pin-Locating Clip-Wire Gear-Timing Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion Gear-Pinion 1119 691183 1263 697124 1264 697104 1265 697125 1266 691917 1266A697123 1267 697575 1270 697156 1279 690960 Screw (Alternator) Reed-Breather 789 797 801 801A 802 802A 803 803A 830 842 847 698329 693167 691283 394856 691286 395537 693757 398159 691095 691031 697611 Dipstick • Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Starter-Armature Starter-Armature Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor O • SeaI-O Ring O Spring/Seal Choke) O Spring/Seal A Matic) Boot-Spark Retainer-Air (Intake Manifold) Assembly (Manual Assembly (Choke Plug Filter Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-Drive Cap-End Cap-End Housing-Starter Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) • SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly RPM Settings: O + included Included Included Included DESCRIPTION Terminal-Spark Plug o+ Seal-Valve Kit-Pinion Spring Wire-Connector/Alternator Pin-Drive Retainer Screw (Rocker Solenoid-Fuel O Cover) Screw (Float Bowl) Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Kit-Label o+ Gasket-Rocker Cover-Rocker Cover Arm Rod-Push (Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Label-Emission Plate-Trim Screw (Flywheel Fan) Nut (Starter Terminal) Nut (Starter Terminal) Retainer-Brush °0 O Screw (Breather Reed) Support-Blower Housing SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow) SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Screw (Blower Housing Support) Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.121 in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 54 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL L_ O1 15 DEGREES MAX. _ down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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