Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMAWJ LAWN TRACTOR 17.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start AutomaticTransmission Model No. 917.273381 i I_ differently from previously built engines. Before you start the This product has understand a low emission operates engine, read and this engine Owner'swhich Manual. For answers to your questions IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, 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 I I Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications ........................... AssemblyPre-Operation ........................ Operation ............................................. Maintenance ....................................... Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storable................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover 2 3 6 8 11 18 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 label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. 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 warved 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 throw!ng objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. _WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ,_WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _,WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a s_ope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Donotmowneardrop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do notuse grass catcher on steep slopes. IlL CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neveras. sume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV, SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. - Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. - Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container Inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or otherdebrisbuild-up. Clean oilorfue_ spillage. Allowmachine tocoolbefore storing. * Stop and inspecttheequipmentifyou strike an object.Repair,ifnecessary, beforerestarting. • Never make adjustmentsorrepairs with theenginerunning. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. 4 • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (150 Max), not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: Oil Type API-SF-SJ): Oil Capacity: Spark Plug: GAP: .030") Ground Speed (MPH): Tire Pressure: In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 1.25 Gallons Unleaded Regular SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F) 3.0 Pints Champion RC12YC REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product =s 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 phone- phone support from.a Sears technician on products requmng 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 todayl Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. Forward: 5.2 Reverse: 2.7 Front: 14 PSI Rear: 12 PSI Charging System: 3 Amps Battery 5 Amps Headlights Battery: Amp/Hr: 28 Min. CCA: 230 Case Size: UlR Blade Bolt 27-35 Ft. Lbs. Torque: 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 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. _WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or gress-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. 6 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-MYHOME® Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer 1) Locknut (1) Hex Bolt _ 1/2-20 (1) Locknut 1/4-28 x 1.-1/4 1/4-28 Steering Extension Shaft Steering Boot j i/_/ // IIIIIIIIII ' , , Steering ' Wheel Adapter (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(1) 1__1_0(1) Knob Oil Drain_ For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR 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. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to rolloff skid. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR 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. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor, ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. Seat I TO DRIVE TRACTOR Shoulder Bolts OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _bWARNING: 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. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See 'q'O TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position. depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Adjustment Knob CHECK BATTERY I. 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). 9rminal 9 INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. .'% AHI,CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Deflecter Shield Mulcher Plate Latch Hooks TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires en your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual, CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See 'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual, CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: •/ All assembly instructions have been completed. / No remaining loose parts in carton. •/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps), ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely, ,/All tires are properly inflated, (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory), ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/frent-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling), ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. •/ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,f Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or Lr_Literature supplied wLththe product. Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW ENGINE OFF OVER TEMP UGHTS ON FUEL ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE I'.,I CHOKE ENGINE START BATTERY FAST PARKING BRAKE REVERSE FORWARD SLOW IGNITION PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT UGHT ATTACHMENT A3-rACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER_KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) DANGER which, if not avoided, will result Indicates In death aorhazard serious injury. WARNING Indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided, could result In doeth or serious Injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION indicatesa which, Injury. if not avoided, might result In minor hazard or moderate & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicatesa situationthat could result In damage to the tractor and/or engine, Failure to follow LnstrucUons could result in serious Injury or death. The safety alert symbol HOT SURFACES Indicates s hazard which, if not avoided, could result In death, serious Injury end/or properly damage. is used to identifysafety Information about hazards which can result in death, serious Injury and/or property damage. /,,_, JI¢ FIRE indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided, could result In doeth, serious Injury end/or property damage. 11 KNOW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch iht Switch Position Ammeter Lever Plunger Throttle/Choke Attachment Lift Lever Height Adjustment Indicator Clutch/Brake Pedal Freewheel Control g Brake Lever Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the ] eyes, whachcan result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments J or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I mask worn over spectacles. ] HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 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. Throttle/ Choke \ Control ", • 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. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than 'STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause =browning" of grass, To eliminate this possibility,always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _bCAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position .Ignition Key TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Brake Pedal Position ..i"Disengaged' Position 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. Motion Control "Brake" Position Parking Brake "Engaged" Position TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. I. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position, IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE - TO ADJUST MOWER 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 to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". 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. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position, IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed, • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting 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 without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachemnt Attachment .__ Uft Lever ClutchLever _)) • High "Engaged" _~ "_.Y Position TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment liftcontrol. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Tranemlselon Engaged Position Oissng_ag_ PosiUon Transmission Dlsengaged Shield 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.). TO OPERATE ON HILLS _I_WARNING: Do not drive up or down hillswith slopes greater than 150 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. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. 14 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATtACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. 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 _]as 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. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on 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. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. 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. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank 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. _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. 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 PURGE TRANSMISSION COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up.This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. (See '_1"OADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.) To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely in an area that is flat for approximately 80 feet in front of the tractor and set the parking brake. 2. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 40 feet. Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or approximately 20 feet. After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. 16 MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See '_'O 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 distributionof 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. f I t MAX 1/3 00272 • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 17 AS YOU COMPLETE ,_'_ REGULAR SERVlCE cChh:; kkBt::; T R reOsP::ti° _ _,'_'_ _ _'_ ,_'_" J__ rt RVICE _ Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems V _ Check for Loose Fasteners ll_ V's T Sharpen/Replace Mower Blade, Lubrication Chart _3 0 Check Battery Level 1_4 R Clean Battery andCooling Terminals Check Transaxle _ I_ I_ if Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level DATES V' V _ V ° Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) k_'l,: V _ E Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) _lr; V* N G Clean Air Screen Filter Clean _; IN inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester E Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) I_,; Clean Engine Cooling Fins Ik_; Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge _2 v' Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy Iond or _nhigh ambient temperatoras. 2 - Service more often when operating In dirty or dusty conditions. GENERAL 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. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE I_ 3 * Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axis pivot bolt to 35 fl.olbs, maximum. DO not overtighton. LUBRICATION CHART • r?ln le @ Spindle_ Zark ;';/t It J'g-I I t @Front Wheel Bearing Zerk : =:.= ------/' ,,'_.BearingZerk _ ® Engine',.-'_'-,,' @ GeneralPurposeGrease @ REFERTO Maintenance=ENGINE"SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the _ivot points which have special nylon earings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings, If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly, 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION 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. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. Tr_ilieng___ Mandrel__embly g P -,--Blade Center _ FlatWash__ _-- _v LockWaeher . Star _'_-Blade Bolt TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade canbe sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthraaded 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. Blade BLADE 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. 5/8" J BA'I'rERY 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. 19 ENGINE • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers, Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5, Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY' in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual), LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. _0 •= wear. -+o _ + 40 80 ++ TI_MPERATURE RANCIEANTICIPATED EFORE W =+ + NEXT OIL CH+_NGIE o.+.,=wm.jm_Wl 1._ NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil 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. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 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 -=0 TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change, All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1, Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil, 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil DrainValve Closed end Locked Yellow Cap 2O 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning countemlockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. AIR FILTER Handle =___ Cover Pre-cleaner Bas_ots Tabs CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. 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. 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. 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. ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system. Remove blower housing and clean area shown to prevent overheating and engine damage. Air Screen 21 Clean out chaff and debris MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp_ Clamp Fuel Filter 22 & WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: I. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position, 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position, 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor, 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Small Retainer Small Retainer Clutch S ine Pulley Retainer Spring Anti-Sway Bar prings (Both Sides) Collar_ Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23 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. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E"on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. 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 • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edae of mower t_ _._._._.._ i_ inksShould ndrel ualinLength Bottom edge of mower to ground ground _/ A-[ _"-'_ Ground Line_"'"T_--A n Arm Lift Link Adjustment N FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. Front Unks TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. 24 BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). 5. 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. ,._Nut Operating / r'-'7/_, Mandrel Arm ___l= Pulley "A" . . . r_u_ TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than 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 BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear Wheels must lock and skid when 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. TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged"position. 25 BELT REMOVAL 1. 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 engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Engine Pulley I- __ Clutching Idler _ ,_1 :e_ie_n:p_idle r___ _ TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/ REPLACEMENT Should your transmissionrequire removalfor service or replacement, itshould be purged after ralnstallationand before operatingthe tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal, Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, _. Keeper Transmission/ Input Pulley r ___/ 0 TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely, NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Motion Control Lever TO REMOVEWHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retainingring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3, Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears, Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Rin Axle Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY Lock Gate Adjustment Bolt _WARNING: 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 26this 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. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one and of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. Seat Terminal Positive (Red) Cable TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. Weak or Dead Battery Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Fully Charged Battery REPLACING BA'I-rERY _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. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. 27 Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2, Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. _I_HH eaHdlig°°_ t Wire C_nnector ENGINE IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance,repair,or replacement of the emissioncontroldevicesandsystems,which if screw is turned in too tight. arebeingdoneatthecustomersexpense, PRELIMINARY SETTING may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishmentor individual.Warranty repairsmust be performedby an authorized engine manufacturer'sservice outlet. TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever 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. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). Governor Control Lever Governor Control Plate "A" Clamp Screw FINAL SE'I-rlNG -(See 'q'O ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this section of the manual.) 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 countemlockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST 4. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (countemlockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust or 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. Cable TO ADJUST 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. Idle Speed Lever Idle Mixture Valve with Limiter 28 immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. 2. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE 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. J8. Loose or damaged wiring. !9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10.Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7, Empty fuel tank and carbure tor, 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 service center. Hard to start ! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Engine will not turn over 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6, 7. 8. Brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7, 8. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery Replace fuel filter, Empty fuel tank and refilltank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Engine valves out of 8, Contact a Sears or other adjustment. qualified service center. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals, Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast, 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil leveVdirty oil. Weak or dead battery, Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 30 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. I1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power (continued) 6. Faulty spark plug. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. CORRECTION 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Water in fuel. 9. Empty fuel tank and carbure. tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13, Loose or damaged wiring. 13. Check all wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment 14. See 'q'o Adjust CarburetoK' in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Engine valves out of 15. Contact a Sears or other adjustment, qualified service center. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. Replace blade.Tighten blad_ bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. , Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Mower deck not level. 2. Level mower deck. Buildup of grass, leaves, and 3. Clean underside of mower trash under mower. housing, Bent blade mandrel. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent from build-upof grass, leaves open vent holes. and trash around mandrels. Mower blades will not rotate 1. Obstruction in clutch 1. Remove obstruction. mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive I 2. Replace mower drive belt. belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4, Frozen blade mandrel. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center, Poor grass discharge 1. Engine speed too slow, 2. Travel speed too fast. 31 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Poor grass discharge continued) 3. Wet grass. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and 7. Clean underside of mower trash under mower. housing. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Improper blades used. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, open vent holes. leaves, and trash around mandrels. Hesdllght(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. Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. 11. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiringand connections. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. Loss of drive 1. Freewheel control in 1. Place freewheel control in "disengaged" position. "engaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, 2. Replace motion drive belt. damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission 3. Purge transmission. during shipment or servicing. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1. Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control to at "SLOW" position for 30 "SLOW" position and allow 30 seconds before stopping to idle for 30 seconds before engine, stopping engine. 32 TRAcTOR" "MODEL HUMBER 91 I.,_, ""-" SCHEMATtG 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ELECTRICAL 22 25 i I _l 28 27 ..... I _7_0- ..................... _ ..... I I 34 I i t TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 80 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 uric x 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch, Interlock Harness Asm LightW/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 unc Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12' black Switch Plunger Nc Gray Switch Ign Key Ign Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2 Cover Terminal Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp ProtectionWire Loop Cover Battery Fender 163465 74760412 176689 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 180449 NOTE: All component dimensions given In U,S. Inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES 28 31 2O8 74 chassis-Laser 4t.stlt_27 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 917,273381 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 209 212 278 --- Chassis Stamping Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, L.H. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Laser Bumper Extrusion Nut Grille Lens Asm Lens, Laser Fend/Ftrsst Pnt STLT Bracket, Fender Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tyt Bracket Asm. PIvot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Laser Bolt Rdhd Bqnk 3/8-16 uncx 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Plate Reinforcement BTLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 "l-I" ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2TYTT ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw HexwshThdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4 BI. Insert Lens Reflective Screw 10x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Plug, Button Plug, Dome, Plastic NOTE: 174619 176554 17060612 155272 187846X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X558 184921 STD541437 188636 174332X599 188571X558 139976 17490508 175710 174714 72140606 154798 73680600 175702 186689 175582 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 175143 191611 5479J 187801 All component dimensions given fo U.S. inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 37 GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 32 37 16_ 36 35 52 2 3O 29 / 96 74 75 drive-hydro.silL72 38 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 ...... 8 10 14 15 16 165866 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 19 STD541437 21 22 24 25 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 130564 178141 73350600 106888X STD561210 175765 71673 174973 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 51 62 63 64 65 66 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 178138 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 173937 STD551143 154778 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Peedass LTH2000 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x I CAD Washer Look Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Knob 1/2-13 Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Broke ROd Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD, Rod, Perking 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 Bolt RDHD 3/8-16 unc x 2 3/4 Gr.5 Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16x.875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hax 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 69 142432 70 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 85 89 95 96 112 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 197 198 202 212 245 246 247 251 252 263 134683 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 178140 165711 19171216 150360 188309X428 178134 4497H 19091210 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 72110614 145212 178122 178121 181462 17060516 19131616 17000612 DESCRIPTION Screw Hex, Wsh, HI-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc 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, Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Nut Look Center 1/4-28 FNTHD Console, Shift Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Retainer Spring 1" ZInPJCad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Bqneck 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Look Fig 3/6-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32x2x 10Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyllner Snap-in 5/8"1D Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5 Nut Hex Flange Lock Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 NOTE:AllcomponentdimensionsgivenIn U.S.Inches 1 inch= 25,4 mm 39 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 STEERINGASSEMBLY . ._38 L 6? 67 17 4O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273381 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 85 88 91 Steadng Wheel Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Ring, K]ip Beadng, Steering Column Dregllnk Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Hex Flange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter Rod, Tie Bushing,Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 2.5/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. ExtensionShaft Steering Cap, Spindle Fitting,Grease Nut Crownlock 1/4-28 Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. BracketSusp. Chassis Front Fastener Chdstrnas Tree Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering 139768 175131 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 180641 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19183812 73540600 186737 145C54X428 121749X 180640 121232X 183226 73540400 71130420 160367 72140618 169827 175146 169835 133835 175118 175553 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ENGINE 2 3 13 4 14 78 '33 7 31 29 23 r OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs.1 cyU 7 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 170545 17720408 4 13 14 16 23 29 31 32 33 37 38 40 44 45 46 72 78 81 137352 165291 148456 STD551237 169837 137180 184900 14(_527 123487X 137040 181654 124028X 17670412 17000612 19091416 183906 17060620 73510400 DESCRIPTION ControlThrot/Ch Screw HexThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Engine (See Breakdown) Brlggs Model 31C707-0230-E1 Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt Gasket 1 313 Id'rln Plated Tube Drain oll easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Shield Browning/Debris Guard Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose BIk Une Fuel 20" Plug drain oll easy Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1 Screw 3/8-16x 1-1/4 Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE:Allcomponent dimensions givenIn U.S.Inches 1 Inch= 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER SEAT ASSEMBLY 917.273381 12 ses_t_lt.knob_g KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga, Clip Push In Hinged Nut He)( Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 uno Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk ZI Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Pnt Seat Knob Seat Adj Wlngnut 188716 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 12 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/420 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr, 5 Zinc BoltShoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga, 121246X 121248X 72050412 134300 121250)( 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S. Inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 DECALS 13 6 3 7 7 4 2 13 10 \ 20 11 9 5 12 16 14 KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 Decal, Opar. Instr. Decal, Hood Replacement Decal, Hood, R.H. Decal, Hood, L.H. Decal, Deck "B"42" Decal, Customer Maintenance Decal Hood Side LT1000 Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger Decal, Battery Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic 13 14 15 16 20 ---- - - - Decal, DashPanel Decal,V-BeltSchematic Decal,Engine Decal, MowerHvy.Duty12 Ga. DecalBatteryDngr/PsnEng Decal ChassDisconnect Decal,LiftHandle PadFootrestLH STLT PadFootrestRH STLT Owner'sManual,English Owner'sManual,Spanish 156811 190927 184728 184729 179128 133644 184730 184899 156439 138047 146046 WHEELS & TIRES 2_ 5,0 4,10 11 186787 160396 186377 172331 149516 178392 138311 184310X428 184311 )(428 190922 190923 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 -- Cap ValueTire StemValue Tire FTs 15 x 6 0- 6 Service TubeInnerFront#35060 Rim Asm6"frontWhiteService FittingGrease BearingFlange Rim Asm8"rearWhiteService Tire RTs 18 x 9 5-8 Service TubeRear 9 5 x 8 Service Cap Axle BIk1 50 x 1 00 Sealant,Tire (10 oz. tube) 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 106108X624 106268X 7152J 104757X428 144334 NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven In U.S. Inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm wheeU 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 LIFT ASSEMBLY 8 li .!' I i I' I" .I' 3 2 6 6 13 13 2O 20 19 15 lift-rh.lplece_3 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 Washer Asm inner Spring W/Plunger Shaft Asm. lift Pin Groove E Ring #5133-62 Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga. Bearing Nylong Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Read LinkAsm Lift L.H. LinkAsm Lift R.H. Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc Trunnion Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spring Beadng, Pvt. Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven In U.S. inches 1 Inch= 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 MOWER DECK 152_ 5 401_ ,148 .146 106"._ ,147 102 lOS/_ '. T,_//_ 142 lO3r \ f._ 101/_//104 34 103 105 / J/ /_.7:l / lllll 102_l 21 16 14 29 18 48 27 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 MOWERDECK KEY NO, PART NO. 1 2 3 165892 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 11 134149 -- 139775 -- 138971 13 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X425 19111016 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 72110612 36 37 40 44 45 131494 STD551037 73900600 140088 STD624003 DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt BracketAssembly,Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck 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 whan mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented Housing, Mandrel, Vented Baarlng, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Vented Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut CrownlockS/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Washer Head Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt Carr. Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Nut Lock 3/8-16 uno Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer 49 KEY NO. PART NO. 46 48 52 53 54 55 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 129 130 137729 133944 139888 184907 178515 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 STD541437 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029,.I 19131312 STD523710 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 184 185 -- STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169676 17720408 72140614 19131410 188234 130794 -- 169583 DESCRIPTION Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/5 Washer, Hardened Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retelner Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-BOlt Nut Mulcher Cover Screw Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, Weld Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr.5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-18 unc x 1 Arm Spdng Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spdng Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring YellowZinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Cable Clutch 42 In Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uno x 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 componants key nos. 101 - 106) NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.inchas 1 inch= 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 150 47 48 115 25 5O 87 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 5 5 9 13 14 15 17 22 23 25 26 28 29 31 36 87 38 40 41 42 42A 48 44A 44B 45 47 48 49 56 65 67 772151 770135 776355 778263 786197 778368 778388 778373 786139 792194 792195 792073A 792125 792035 780065 780189 790071 790007 799021 792204 790102 792202 792203 792171 790100 790099 790101 774869 774688 778378 778379 780195 776440 Cover L.H, Case Counter Shaft Spur Gear 11T Neutral Sleeve (.572) Bevel Gear (Incl. 14) (13Tseth) Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth) Ring Gear (54 Teeth) Ddve Pin Spdng Washer .750 ID Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Washer ,627 ID .091W Washer .563 ID .062W Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad Roll Pin .25 Brake Lever Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, 114-20x 1-3/4 Screw, 10-24 x .500 Inside Brake (Mach) Outside Brake (Casting) Actuator Rod Axle 16.812 Axle 11.625 Spur Gear 18T Spur Gear 81T Washer .7501D .062W Brakashaft 51 KEY NO. PART NO. 70 79 85 87 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 113 114 115 127 150 157 180 182 183 184 185 190 191 200 786196 792201 792154 788088A 792141 792200 792199 792154 792193 792198 780096 786162 792046 788104 786199 786200 786198 784384 788098A 788102 730229 788103 792118 792196 798050 792150 792151 794787 203 206 207 208 209 210 798044 798055 798053 798040 798054 794788 DESCRIPTION Spacer .625.765 Spdng OU Fill Plug OII Seal 3/4" Washer .3771D .058W Snubber Washer Snubber Spring .471D Washer .4371D .078W Screw, 1/4-28 x .490 Nut, 3/8-24 Washer ,625 ID ,057W Sleeve Assembly Screw, 1/4-20 x 1" "O" Ring Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157) Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 87) Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87) Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl. 109) Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon OII Seal 9/16"1D BOil Spec. (80W90) Grommet Relief Valve Hose Barb Tubing 1/2 x 5 Washer Nut 7/16-20 Differential (Gear Reduction Drive) Pulley & Hub Ass'y Disconnect Lever Mounting Rate Fan Control Lever Hydro Module LH Fender Control TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER31C707,TYPENUMBER0230-E1 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 843 O 741 €_) 1270 V 817 0 691 (_ 8420 [ I 1019LABELKIT 759 _ 1266 0 I 1058 OWNER'SMANUAL 12 I 1036 EMISSIONLABEL I 158 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 1095 VALVEGASKET SET 617 0 1_, 238 35 T 524 0 10_2 914 61_ b_ 614 ! 1119_ 267" _V 53 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS& STRATI'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER31C707,TYPENUMBER0230-E1 108A _ 634A_ 118 142_I 117 g_-1o6 los_ 1_ _' J 127 24o,_ 137_=_,/ 9 2760 94 121CARBURETOROVERHAUL 4311 1266AQ 104 _ 127_ sl 1266Q KIT 231€ 276_ lo5_ 137_ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 54 987_ Q 634=e 1288 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 5_ _o1_ 697 _ 74 80_ 579o • 462 515_ 1_ 75 503_ 1o7o V 852 513 80_A 1_._ 511A NOTE: ForReplacermmt_atier See Reference309, 55 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON 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 597113 697110 690360 690946 697127 690947 692125 693557 222698 697159 697160 697162 697163 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 43 45 46 48 697164 697165 697171 697172 697100 697099 697126 692852 495856 495857 691279 691279 697352 691752 691968 690564 697687 697761 50 51 53 54 73 74 75 78 93 94 95 98 104 105 106 108 108A 117 690193 692137 690227 691148 697384 697987 690582 691003 690602 498030 691636 495800 690525 231855 690577 690484 692344 694352 DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder •+ Gasket-Cylinder Head • Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Cmnkshaft • Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.010" Oversize) Ring Set (.020_Oversize) Ring Set (.030" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Rywheel Retainer-Valve Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block (31C707-0230-E2 Replacement Engine-art not avellaple) Manifold-Intake ,O1+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screan-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kit-idle Mixture Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed ID Pin-Float Hinge _l Valve-Flcat Needle Seat-Inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke A Matlc) Jet-Main (Standard) KEY NO. PART NO. 118 121 125 127 130 131 133 137 141 141A 142 146 186 187 697492 697241 697190 695005 691750 494379 494381 281165 495097 495931 697140 691639 692317 691050 188 192 202 209 216 222 227 231 232 238 240 265 267 276 304 305 305A 306 307 309 309A 691693 691986 691841 692208 691840 694042 691374 691636 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 692255 698402 697102 697103 697107 691003 693551 ....... 310 311 311A 333 334 337 358 363 690323 497608 395538 492341 691061 491055 697191 19203 RPM Settings: $ + DESCRIPTION Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor ID:_ Gasket-FloatBowl Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matlc) ID Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Connector-Hose Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Link-Mechanical Governor Spdng-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Control Screw (Choke Valve) Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Flltar-Fuel Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) _l:l: Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Motor-Starter (For Replacement Starter Motor, See Reference 3O9) BoR (Starter Motor) Brush Set Brush Set Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set-Engine Flywheel Puller LowSpeed:1900-2100 HighSpeed:3000-3200 Included In Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 Included In Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 Included In Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches1 inch: 25.4 mm 56 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 KEY NO, PART NO. 383 404 431 445 462 474 503 505 510 510A 513 523 524 525 544 544A 552 562 579 584 601 514 616 617 634 89838 691691 697122 698083 691251 696459 691532 691251 693699 497606 692024 697086 691032 697184 692034 390837 697144 691119 691028 697112 95162 691620 692012 692138 690801 634A 690802 635 643 654 691 697 718 729 741 757 758 759 783 783A 789 797 601 801A 802 802A 803 803A 830 842 847 691909 698401 690958 692407 690372 690959 691224 697128 697607 697134 697392 693713 693059 698329 693167 691283 394856 891286 395537 693757 398159 691095 691031 697611 DESCRIPTION Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Elbow-Intake Ffltar-Alr Cleaner Cartddge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator Strep-Starter Nut (Governor Control Lever) Ddve-Starter Ddve-Startar Clutch-Drive Dipstick • SeaI-DlpstickTube Tube-Dipstick Starter-Armature Starter-Armature Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passege Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor 21* Seal-O Ring (Intake Manifold) 21 Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual Choke) 21 Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke A Matic) Boot-Spark Plug Retainer-Air Filter Nut (Carburetor) ° Seal-Governor Shaft Screw (Drive Cap) Pin-Locating Clip-Wire Gear-Timing Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Countarwalght Gear-Pinion Gear-Pinion Harness-Widng Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-Drive Cap-End Cap-End Housing-Starter Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) ° SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/TubeAssembly KEY NO. PART NO. 851 868 876 877 896 914 947 950 967 968 975 977 987 1005 1019 1022 1023 1025 - -1029 1034 1036 1040 1044 1051 1058 1070 1083 1083A 1090 1091 1095 1119 1263 1264 1265 1266 1266A 1267 1270 1279 692424 690968 495877 393456 691641 690960 694393 691657 697015 698403 495933 690192 691328 697853 697143 272475 692492 692003 692011 691751 690822 695700 698368 691658 691265 275038 690372 691626 690958 691293 691333 690190 691183 697124 697104 697125 691917 697123 697575 697156 690960 RPM Settings: ° 21 _ + DESCRIPTION Terminal-Spark Plug °+ Seal-Valve Kit-Pinion Spring Wire-Connector/Alternator Pin-Ddve Retainer Screw (Rocker Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Screw (Float Bowl) Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor O Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Rywhsel Kit-Lebal _ Gaaket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm Rod-Push(Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Label-Emission Plate-Trim Screw (Flywheel) Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Screw (Flywheel Fan) Nut (Startar Terminal) Nut (Starter Terminal) Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Reed-Breather Screw (Breather Reed) Support-Blower Housing °21 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow) 21 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Screw (Blower Housing Support) Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 Included In Engine Gasket Set, Key.No, 358 Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. 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