Craftsman 917.272441 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 917.272441 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
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20.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272441
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructionsbefore
operating this equipment.
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance.......................................
18
Warranty...............................................
2
SafetyRules.........................................
3
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
ProductSpecifications
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6
Storage ...............................................
29
Assembly..............................................
8
Troubleshooting
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30
Operation............................................
11
Repair Parts ........................................
34
MaintenanceSchedule......................
18
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable.items
which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained inthe owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
IN-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates,
2
IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I1. SLOPE OPERATION
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.
• 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 dock 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.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Taft
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's 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 s/ow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, tum slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near dropoffs, 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 notmow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
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• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and re#ace 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.
Ul. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and 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.
• 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 (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid 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.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby
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.
_kWARNING:
Engine exhaust,some of
its constituents, ana certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_lLLook for this symbol to point out
important saTety precautions. II means
CAUTION!H BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
a_r_NrAelRaNING:
Battery posts,.te.rmina!s
.
tea accessones contain leao ane
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
_I, CAUTI,ON" In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_,CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT
REPAIR
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
4.0 PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.75 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .040")
RC12YC
GROUND
SPEED (MPH):
]'IRE
PRESSURE:
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
16 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
28
MIN. CCA: 230
CASE SIZE:U 1R
BLADE BOLT
tORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARN!NG:
This tractor is equipped,
with an imerna_ comoustion engine aria
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
5.5
2.4
14 PSI
10 PSI
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".
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Steering Wheel
Steedng
Wheel Adapter
I
Steering
Sleeve
Extension
Shaft
teering
(1)5/16-18
Locknut
Steering
Wheel Insert
©
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
washer
(1) Lock
3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
11) Large Flat
Washer
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
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 roll off skid.
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
_/_
Steering
Wheel __
FROM
._'_.
Hex Bolt
,_,----Lock Washer
Large Flat
Washer
Boot
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
FROM SKID
ATTACH
Steering
Wheel Insert
Extension
5/16
Hex Bolt
TRACTOR
STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
Seat
Battery box
Terminal
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INSTALL SEAT
TO ROLLTRACTOR
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 bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
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.
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 cont_'ol in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (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.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in =transmission engaged" position.
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 =OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Seat Pan..
Bolt
Flat Washer
Adjustn_ent Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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. CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION
OF
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 "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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 roar latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_kCAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
enector_\.
H/
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
s/CHECKLIST
BEFOREYOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE
AND SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE
CHECKLIST:
FOLLOWING
,/
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 propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed propedy around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
•( Engine oil is at proper level.
/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
/ Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate 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
Plate
10
section of this manual).
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature
Learn and understand their meaning.
supplied with the product.
I- ;I
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
LOCK
LOCKED
I
R N H L
REVERSE
MOWER
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
LIFT
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
IGNITION
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FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
KNOWYOURTRACTOR
• 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.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
- -- ..
Lever
Plunger
Choke Control
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
g Brake Lever
MoBon
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
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.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain 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
_pping
tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Choke Control
Position
Throttle
Control
Brake
Pedal
Position
TO USE THROTTLE
Brake
"Engaged"
"Br=
=Disengaged" Position
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.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Motion
Control
Lever
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
CONTROL
TO MOVE FORWARD
DRIVE -
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
TO ADJUST
ENGINE -
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.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
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Thecutting height range is approxi"mately 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.
• 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.
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 catcner, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
AttachemntLift
Lever =Engaged"
Lever High
"Disengaged"
Position
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
3/8-16
Locknut_
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
3/8 Was
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
/Shoulder
""_-" Bolt
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.
ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at
the rear drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
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ADD GASOLINE
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 reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS
AI-rACHMENTS
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_kWARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the 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.
_I_CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
AND OTHER
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
STARTING
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 fast position
6. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
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 =OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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.7.
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, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
8. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not accept
the load, restart the engine and allow it to
warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
8. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
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 be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up
and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
PURGETRANSMISSlON
_I_CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time.
This procedure will remove any trapped
air inside the transmission which may
have developed during shipping of your
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
3. 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.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
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8. Slowlymovemotioncontrollever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
Your tractor is now purged and now ready
for normal operation.
MOWlNGTIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING
MOWlNGTIPS
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 and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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Max 1/3"
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
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Check Tire
BrakePressure
Operation
Check
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
V f
CheCk for Loose Fasteners
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Mower Blades
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Clean Battery and Terminals
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Check Transaxle Cooling
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Adjust BEadeBelt(s) Tension
Y,
Adjust Moron Ddve Belt{s) Tension
t/
Check Engine Oil Level
v'
Change Engine Oil
E
N
Clean Air Filter
IG
Inspect MufflerlSpark Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Air Screen
v'
EN Clean Engine Co_ing Fins
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace Fuel Filter
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GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
5 - If equipped wi0_adjustable =P/st_11.
6 - NO_required it equipped v_th mainte_znce-free batte_,
7 - T_ghtenfroflt axle pivot _dt to 35 IIt.4be.m_ximum.
DO not o_hten.
Zerk
_Front
Zerk
Wheel
Bearingzerk
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_General Purpose Grease
<_Refer to Maintenance "Engine"Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricatin_ bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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TRACTOR
'Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and fiat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel
Trailing
Assembly
• 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
fiat 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
Lock Washer,._"_/'.._/'_'-'_
HexBo,t
_--%anter
(Grade8)
*_;_'
_Star
Hole
*A Grade 8 Heat Treated Bolt Can Be
Identified By Six Lines On The Bolt Head
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake 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.
BLADE REMOVAL
Center
Hole
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8" Bolt
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. BATTERY
"Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life,
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See =REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
ENGINE
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
-30"
0"
30"
TEMPERATURE _ANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
The transmission fan and cooling fins
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
should be kept clean to assure proper
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
cooling.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
sion while engine is running or while the
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
when changing oil.
damage to seals, do not use high
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
pressure water or steam to clean
and install the drain tube onto the
transaxle.
fitting.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
blades are intact and clean.
slightly and tuming counterclockwise.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
clippings and other materials.
To
5. After oil has drained completely, close
prevent damage to seals, do not use
and lock the drain valve by pushing
compressed air or high pressure
inward and turning clockwise until the
sprayer to clean cooling fins.
pin is in the locked position as shown.
.
Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
2O valve.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
• 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.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed
",_
and
__r_
....Locked
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_- -°
Cap _
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TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
5. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
fiat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
6. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure with knobs.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
"_
Drain Tube
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Foam
Pre-Cleanel
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
ENGINE OIL FILTER
AREAS
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
extemal surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knobs and cover.
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CLEANING
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.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
Clamp
Fuel Filter_
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,_
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. 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 "OFF" and remove key.
5, Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped,
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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 lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
Suspension
Arms
Small Retainer
Spring
Clutch
Spdn_
•.
Pulley
Retainer
Anti-Sway
(Both Sides)
Housing
Guide
\
s Retainer
Spring
Bracket
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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 118".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottomedge of
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
mower to ground
• 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.
• 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.
_\\
,.
ool ..Mandrel
Both Front Links Shouldbe Equal in Length
Nut
Q
Suspension
GO
Front I
LiRLink A_
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
TO REPLACE MOWER
BELT
The mower blade drive
replaced without toots.
level surface. Engage
BLADE DRIVE
belt may be
Park the tractor on
parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
if tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If 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. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest Sears or
other qualified center.
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
. Operating
Arm
If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
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.
1. Remove mower (See =TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine Pulley--
ClutchingIdler
Stationary Idler j
Transmission
Input Pulley "_
.............
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
25Position, follow these steps:
1. Loosenthe adjustmentbolt.
'2. Movethe motioncontrollever1/4 to
1/2inchinthe directionit is tryingto
creep.
3. Tightenadjustmentbolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washers
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Motion Control Lever
Retaining
Ring
Axle_Cover
_'_Square
Neutral
Lock
Gate
TRANSMISSION
MENT
Key (Rear
Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
_k CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking matedals away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If =jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See =PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual.
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 per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-INICAMBER
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest Sears
or other qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
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.
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Terminal
Hex
Bolt
Positive (Red)
Cable
REPLACING
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
BATTERY
_CAUTIQN:
Do not short ba.ttery
terminals oy allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, atc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poody, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
\
\
Batter
Box Door
\
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_ht
rWire
TO ADJUST
ENGINE
= Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and
pull cable back until swivel is against
stop. Tighten cable clamp screw
securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover
assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate propedy due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. 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.
Swivel
28
Clamp
Screw
Also, experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
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 alter adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
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.
• ILCAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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).
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.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
it is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See =TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty airfiltec
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filte_
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Waterinfuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all widng.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
,
Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
.
Enginewill not
turn over
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
,
Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
.
Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
.
Faulty solenoid
or starter.
.
Faulty operator
switch(es).
presence
.
Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
.
Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" ir
Service Adjustments section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery ternlinals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
_vill not start
,
Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
,
3O
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
.TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
3.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/didy oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
1O.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
Poorcut-uneven
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
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3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/
fins.
12.Clean/roplace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
.
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose pad(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
2.
Replace mower drive belt.
3.
4.
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
, TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CORRECTION
CAUSE
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. 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.
1O.Replace with blades listed
10.Improper blades used.
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
open vent holes.
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow.
Headlight(s) not
working
if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
1.
is "OFF".
or lamp(s) burned out 2.
light switch.
3.
or damaged wiring.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3.
4.
Loss ofddve
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Freewheel control in
=disengaged" position.
12. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
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1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
3. Purge transmission.
.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
SOLENOID
SEAT SWITCH
NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
IGNITION
UNiT
_2(2
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
PLUGS ON
"rWIN CYL ENGINES)
-i
t
i
FUEL SHUT-OFF _
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
--
BROWN
e
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
Q
IGNITION
SWITCH
OFF
_'C_A1
R.UNP,.IGHT B÷At
. RUN
B÷At
START
B + S + AI
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
-ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
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PART
NO.
163465
74760412
156417
153664
175688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
178437
71110408
131563
178861
122822X
141940
DESCRIPTION
Battery12 Volt 28 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 uric x 3/4
Case, BatteryMech Hinge
Switch, Intedock N OpnlN Opn
Harness, LightSocket (includes4152J)
Bulb, Light
Cable, Battery,6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery,6 Gauge, Red, WI16 Wire
Fuse, 20 Amp
Nut Keps Hexll4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch,PlungerNormalOp Olive
Switch, Ignition
Key, Ignition
Harness, Ignition
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 112
Cover,Terminal,Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular
ProtectionWire Loop
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
"CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.272441
28
39
166
58
208.
208
3
_4
208
74
38
36
4
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
:CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.272441
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
208
212
--
ChassisStamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Cash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol3/8-16 x 1/2
HoodAssembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
GrilleLens Asm
Lens, Grille
Fend/FtrestPnt STLT
Bracket,Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. PivotMower Rear
Bracket, Pivot
Duct Air Engine P/L LT
BoltRdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
CashLowerSTLT
NutCrownlook318-16UNC
Plate ReinforcementSTLT
BracketSwaybar Chassis
BracketPnt FootrestSTLT
Jod PivotChassis/Hood
Cupholder
Screw Hwhd Hi Lo#13-16 x 3/4
Bolt ShoulderS/16-18TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xl/2TYTT
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 112
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
172107)(010
17490608
174330X612
126938X
19131312
STD541437
177403
174332X599
175692X612
139976
1749(3508
175710
174714
174930
72140606
154798
73680600
165867
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
164863
170165
17670508
17670608
175143
5479J
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
GROUND DRIVE
57
212
70
116
32
30
62
52
16
36
/_32
"26
1
38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
"GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle(See Breekdown)
HydreGr 314-0510
165866
Red ShiftFenderAdjust
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x I CAD
10040400
Washer Look Hvy Helical
74490544
BoltHex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr 5
ST0541431 Nut Look Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
STD541437 Nut LockHex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
130564
Knob,Deluxe 1/2-13
169498
Red, BrakeHydro
73350600
Nut, Hex Jam 3/6-16 Unc
106888X
Spring,BrakeRed
STD551037 Washer
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
175765
Red, ParkingBrake
71673
Cap, ParkingBrake
169592
Bracket,Transaxle
74760512
Bolt Hex Hd 5/1 6-18 Unc x 3/4
175578
Shaft, Foot Pedal
120183X
Beering,Nylon
19211616
Washer
1572H
Pin,Roll
165936
Pulley,Composite,Flat
74760648
BoltFin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper,Belt Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
154407
Bsllcrank,Clutch
123205X
Retainer,Belt
STD523715 Bolt
STD541437 NutCrownleck 3/6-16UNC
S'1"D541431 Nut, Crewnlook5/16-18Unc
105710X
Link, Clutch
105709X
Spring,Return,Clutch
17060616
Screw 3/6-16 x I
140294
V-Belt
169691
Keeper,CenterSpan
17060612
Screw. 3/6-16x 3/4
8883R
Cover, Pedal
175410
Pulley,Engine
71170764
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
KEY PART
NO. NO.
65
S'10551143
66
154778
70
134683
71
169183
73
169182
74
137057
75
121749X
76
STD581075
77
123583X
121748X
78
165596
81
165711
82
19171216
83
84
169594
164890X428
89
90
124346X
95
169497
96
4497H
116 72140608
120 73900600
150 175456
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74780416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
197 169613
198 169593
199 189612
200 72140508
202 72110614
212 145212
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper Belt EngineHydro
Keeper Belt Engine
StrapTorque Lh Hydro
StrapTorqueRh Hydro
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 AsmCressTapered
SpdngTorsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTransaxle
Console, Shift
NutSeff-ThdWsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control BypassHydro 20* Tires
RetainerSpring1"Zinc/cod
BoltRdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
NutLock Fig 3/6-16
SpacarRetainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted51161Dx 1.125
BracketShift Mount
HubTapered FlangeShiftLt
BoltRdhd Sqnk 114-20x 314Gr 5
NutCrewnlockII4-20 Unc
BoltHex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
BracketPivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 518
BoltShoulder5116-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 718ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18UNC
BoltRdhd Sgnk5/16-18UNC x 1
BoltCarr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U,S.
inches I inch= 25,4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER
_-;_---_30
i
.....
.I-._._
j
i
'_
j/
47
40
917.272441
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272441
=STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
159944X428 SteeringWheel
2
154427
Axle AssemblySTMP Dmppad STL
3
169840
SpindleAssembly,L.H.
4
169839
SpindleAssembly,R.H.
5
6266H
Bearing,Race, Thrust,Hardened
6
121748X
Washer 25/32 x 1-518x 16 Gauge
7
19272016
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
8
12000029
Ring, Klip
9
3366R
Beadng,SteeringColumn
10
175121
DragUnk
11
STD551137 Washer, Lock
13
136518
Spacer Brg Axle Front
15
145212
Nut, Hexflange Lock
17
177876
Shaft Assembly, Steering
26
126847X
Bushing,Link, Drag
28
19131416
Washer 13/32 x 718x 16 Gauge
29
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30
S'1_o61210 Pin
32
130465
Rod,Tie
36
155099
Bushing,Steering
37
152927
Screw
38
159946X428 insert, Steedng Wheel
39
19132411
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
40
_1537
Nut LockCenter 3/8-24 UNF
41
159945
Adaptor,SteeringWheel
42
145054x428 Boot, Steedng Shaft
43
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1o114x 16 Gauge
44
153720
ExtensionShaft Steering LR.LT
46
121232X
Cap, Spindle
47
6855M
Fitting,Grease
51
STD541431 NutLockHexw/Ins. 5/16-18UNC
54
7478(_20
BoltFin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
63
S'fD523710 Bolt,Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
65
160367
Spacer Brace Axle
67
72140618
BoltRdhd Sqnk 3/6-16 x 2-1/4
68
169827
Axle, Brace
71
175146
SteeringASm
82
169835
BracketSusp Chassis Front
85
133835
Fastner ChristmasTree
88
175118
BoltShoulder7/16-20
91
175553
ClipSteering
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
ENGINE
2
1_
14
38
81
i
37
33
31
i
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
PART
NO.
170546
17720410
DESCRIPTION
Control,Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
......
Engine,(See Breakdown)
B&S ModeINo, 407777-0121-E3
149723
Muffler
160589
ExhaustTube Rh
159955
ExhaustTube Lh
171877
Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4
162797
ShieldBrowning
1004(3500 Washer Lock 516
71070512
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5116-18x 3/4
165391
Gasket Muffler
148456
Tube DrainOil Easy
STD551237 Washer
17490624
Screw Thdrol3/8-16 x 1-1/2
169837
ShieldBm/DbrGuard
KEY
NO,
25
26
29
31
32
PART
NO.
145996
73920600
137180
IG9202X
158990
33
37
38
44
123487X
137040
148315
17670412
45
46
81
17000612
19091416
73510400
DESCRIPTION
ControlCable
Hut Keps 316-24
,_d'restor,
Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly,FuelSears,
Vented
Clamp,Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug. DrainOil Easy
Screw,Hex Washer Head, Thd.
Roll. 114-20x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 718x 16 Gauge
NutKeps Hex 1/4-20Unc
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U,S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
'LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
41
,8
/
/
/
/
/
/'
/
/
3
2
6
5
20
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
Lilt Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Bearing,Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lilt, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hax, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
161718 20
KEY PART
NO. NO.
18
73800800
19
20
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
139868
163552
169865
73540600
155097
123935X
1706_516
19112410
155098
DESCRIPTION
Locknut,Hex, w/Washer Insert
1/2-13UNC
Arm,Suspension,Rear
RetainerSpring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut. Crownlock 3/8-24
PointerHeight Indicator
PlugHole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga.
IndicatorHeight
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
" SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring,Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13132x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
KnobSeat
Bracket,Switch Mounting
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing,Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut,Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt,Shoulder 5116-18UNC
Nut
Washer 17132x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
S'1_541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: h31componentdimensionsgivenin U.S.
inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
DECALS
lO
4
21
13
9
16
2o
8
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
PART
NO.
156811
165407
177356
177357
174322
133644
177355
172331
163204
156439
146046
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal, HP Engine
Decal, Hood,R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
DecalHead Replacement
Decal,CustomerMaintenance
Decal, HoodSide
Decal, Deck
Decal, Fender,Craftsman
Decal,FenderDanger
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
&TIRES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
13
177284
14
160396
16
138047
20
140616
21
164065
- 138311
- 165800X428
- 165799X428
- 169210
-178423
- 178424
DESCRIPTION
Decal, LowerDash
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, BatteryDiehard
Decal, BatteryDngr/PsnEng
Decal, Sting Whl
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad FootrestLHSTLT
PadFootrestRH STLT
Decal By Pass LT Hydro
Owner'sManual, English
Owner'sManual,Spanish
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
2_
5
6
7
5,8
4,10
7
8
9
10
tl
11
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Valve Cap,Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided,Service ItemOnly)
106732X427 Rim,Front
2781-1
Fitting,Grease (FrontWheel Only)
9040H
Bearing,Flange(FrontWheal
Only)
106108)(427 Rim,Rear
122082X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided,Sewice Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
MOWER DECK
21
_23
29
.112
46
_
22
24
27
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272441
M(_NER DECK
KEY PART
NO, NO.
I
165892
2
STD533107
3
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
$30533717
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
174284
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
DESCRIPTION
Mower DeckAssembly,42"
Bolt
BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,
Front
BracketSway Bar 38142"eck
RetainerSpdng
Arm,Suspension,Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/6-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer,Hardened
Blede,Mulching
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,Vented
Housing.Mandrel,Vented
Beadng.Ball, Mandrel
Stripper,MowerDock
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt.Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlock5i16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring.Torsion.Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield,Deflector
Washer 11132x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdmlWasher Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Toplock,Flanged
Bolt
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13116x 16 Ga
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel,L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer,Hardened
RollerAssembly, CamFollower
Bolt,Shoulder #10-24 Gr. 5
Locknut
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer,Hardened
Arm,Idler
Spacer,Retainer
Guard,TUV Idler
KnobCustomOval
KEY
NO.
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
"°
PART
NO.
144959
73800600
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060514
STD541431
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
S'1_551037
143723
19131312
STD523710
$11To33710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
V-Bolt
Nut LockHex w/Ins. 3/8-16
MulcherCover
Screw Pan Hd Phillips10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
LatchAssembly,Bagger
Nut,Weld
Bracket,Gauge. Wheel LH.
Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw Taping5/16-18
Nut, Hex, Keps 5116-18 Uric
Bolt, Carriage 5116Unc x 112
Bolt,Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock318-16
Washer 3/8 x 718x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer 13/32 x 13116x12 Ga.
Bolt. Fin Hex 3/6-16 Unc xl Gr. 5
Bolt,Rdhd Sqnk3/8-16UNCx 1
AnnSpdngBrakeMower
BracketArm Idler42"
Keeper Belt42" ClutchCable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarriageIdler
SpringExtension
SpringReturnIdler
RetainerSpringYellowZinc
Washer 9132 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
BracketClutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spdng RetentionLever
Spacer
Red Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 114-20x5/8
BoltRdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 1- 3/4
MandrelAssembly(IncludesKey
Numbers6-10, 13-15, 31 and 32)
MowerDeck,Complete(Standard
Deck, OrderSeparatelyMulcher
Plate andGauge Wheel
Components)
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
119-
o
120{128
12
, ;o
|
|
109
oO
/
81
mo
r- m
zl"z
ice
77
73
79
19
17
O=Jb
16
124
32
351_
64
93
6O
63
58
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272441
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
17_93
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170402
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
MainHousing,Assembly
Side Housing,Assembly
Center Section,Assembly
Swashplata,TrunionMachined
Block- Assembly
Seelant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw114-20X 1.25
Stud,5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring-Retaining
Spacer
Ring-Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17ramId X 40mm Od X
l_rnrn
Hex FlangeHead Screw5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm,Control
Bearing,30x52x13 Thrust
Check PlugAssembly,Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10U48tGear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Staeve Baadng .75 X 1.575X
.625
SleeveBeadng(Outboard)
.75x1.750x.625
Washer, 314Id X 1-112Od X .13
Thk
Lip SealAxle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 {Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,
L.H.)
MiterGear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring,SpiralRetaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet,Ring
Spdng, Bypass
HydroMtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filler
Base,Filler
Actuator, Bypass
Red, BypassActuator
Arm, Bypass
RetainingRing.250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
RetainingRing
Beadng,CenterBlock
Spdng- HelicalCompression
Washer
20w-50Oil
BrakeYoke
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142882
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
107
108
161168
170425
170426
142917
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
113
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
128
900
170445
170446
170447
173165
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor,Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
BrakeActuatingPin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/
Patch,SpacialFlange
Bolt, 114-20X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spdng, BrakeArm Bias
Sq. Hd. Boil5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
SlottedHex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
CompressionSpringBrakeAntiDrag
Washer, Ht .6 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat- Washer 11/32 I.D. X 718
O.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check PlugAssembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 FrictionPack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spdng,HelicalComp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut5/16-24Unjf(Nyion
Insert)
Wedge, FrictionPack
Clip,Washer .316x1.50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, StandardHeadless
Fitting,5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, ExpansionTank
Cap - PoppatValve
Boil,Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, InnerWedge
SpdngClip- HousingThrust
Deflector
Washer,MotorShaft
.71idxl.15odx.O30thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07X.301 I.D.
Bracket,SupportExpansionTank
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex LockNut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
CenterSection-Fiiler-Bypass
Assembly
FiilerAssembly
Fan- Pu//eyService Assemb/y
Seal- O-RingKit
Kit, ExpansionTank
TransaxleComplete
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
PART
NO.
690231
499585
391086
•
690069
499587
499595
890962
,+
499601
690937
,
690960
690942
690945
•
690360
690946
691046
690947
°
690308
691053
222698
499588
499589
499590
499591
499604
499605
499606
499607
690975
499582
499583
690976
499596
499597
690963
690963
690964
499586
690977
690978
693893
690948
90949 °2}+
690950-O:1:
690951
690953
691055
691057
691056
690283
690718
499802
690984
*
690985
690986
690232
O
690989
KEY
NO.
121
122
125
130
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
187
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing-Cylinder
Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Heed-Cylinder No. 1
Head-Cylinder No. 2
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
SeaI-Oil(PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Std.)
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Std.)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.020 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.030 O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting
Screw_Connecting Red)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spdng-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Keeper-Valve
Valve Tappet
Cam Shaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (ThretSo Valve)
Idle Speed Kit
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
PART
NO.
499811
690952
499804
690993
499805
499806
499803
690994
499807
499808
94388
690995
690996
691001
691050
DESCRIPTION
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Throttle Shaft Kit
Float-Carburetor
Fuel Transfer Tube
O:1: Gasket-Float Bowl
Choke Shaft Kit
O Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
O:1: Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
o+ Gasket-Air Cleaner
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
187A 691049
Line-Fuel
188
690960
Screw (Control Bracket)
192
690083
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
197
690960
Screw (Back Plate)
209
691018
Spring-Governor
211
691019
Spring-Governed Idle
212
691020
Link-Throttle
213
691021
Bracket-Choke Control
216
691022
Link-Choke
219
394348
Gear-Governor
220
690412
Washer (Govemor Lever)
222
691023
Bracket-Control
227
691048
Control Lever-Governor
231
690718
Screw (Choke Valve)
240
691035
Filter-Fuel
250
690957
Retainer-Breather
252
690956
Element-Breather
265
691024
Clamp-Casing
267
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
276
690997.O:1: Sealing Washer
278
690097
Washer (Gov. Control Lever)
287
690960
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
304
691004
Housing-Blower
305
691005
Screw (Blower Housing)
309
691262
Motor-Starter
310
691263
Bolt-Starter Motor
311
497608
Brush Set
332
691059
Nut (Flywheel)
333
691060
Armature-Magneto
334
691061
Screw(Magneto Armature)
337
691043
Spark Plug
358
499889
Gasket Set
363
691062
Flywheel Puller
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NOTE:
53
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
No. 977
Included
1033
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key,
in Carburetor Gasket Sot. Key.
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS
AND STRATTON
KEY
NO,
383
385
387
404
418
445
447
447A
462
467
474
501
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
PART
NO.
690966
690960
808656
690442
690999
499486
691003
690960
691261
691008
691064
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
690960
552
552A
562
573
579
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
697
703
718
726
729
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
798
801
8O2
6O3
690552
690553
690311
691009
691029
691038
690317
691045
690960
690998
66538
690958
691215
690234
690657
690372
691010
690959
499612
694123
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
695050
693167
690967
691283
691286
842
847
861
691031
499602
691234
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Plate-Cover
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Regulator
Nut (Gov. Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
• Dipstick Tube Seal
Dipstick Tube
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter (Service
with 691262 Starter Motor)
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Gov Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
O:_ Seal-Choke Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
O:1: Gasket-Carburetor Plate
• Governor Shaft Seal
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Wire Clip
Gear-Timing
E-Ring Retainer
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Fuel Pump Bracket
Harness-Wiring
Screw (Brush Retainer)
Screw _Rocker Arm)
Cap-Dnve
Cap-End
Housing (Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
• Dipstick/Tube Seal
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
TerminaI-Sparkplug
917.272441
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KEY
NO.
855
865
865A
865B
868
871
877
883
914
918
929
PART
NO.
691011
691012
691014
691015
690968
690969
399916
690970
690960
694000
691003
934
943
691058
690589
NUMBER
0121-E3
DESCRIPTION
Adapter-Air
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
.+ Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Alternator Connector/Wire
.+ Gasket-Exhaust
Screw(Rocker Cover)
Hose-Vacuum
Screw (Choke Control
Bracket)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
• O-Ring Seal (Oil Pump
Cover)
947
499809
Solenoid-Fuel
965
499613
Oil Pump Cover
967
273638
Filter-Pre-Cleaner
968
499788
Cover-Air Cleaner
975
499810
Bowl-Float
977
499812
Gasket Set-Carburetor
987
691000 O:1: SeeI-ThrotUe Shaft
1005
691243
Fan-Flywheel
1006
691247
Retainer-Fan
1013
690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
1017
690770
Oi/Pump Screen
1019
690103
Label Kit
1022
690971 o+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
1023
499599
Cover-Rocker (Cyl. No. 1)
1023A 499600
Cover-Rocker (Cyl. No. 2)
1024
499054
Pump-Oil
1026
690981
Red-Push (Steel)
1026A 690982
Red-Push (Aluminum)
1027 492932
Filter-Oil
1029
690972
Rocker Arm
1033
499890
Valve Overhaul Kit
1035 691042
Shaft-Pump
1036
695104
Emissions Label
1051
691265
Ring-Retaining
1058 274277
Owner's Manual
1090
691293
Retainer-Brush
1100
690973
Rocker Arm Pivot
1119 691183
Screw (Aitamator)
1123 690987 O:1: O-Ring Seal (Solenoid
Retainer)
1124 690988 O:1: O-Ring Seal-Fuel Transfer
Tube
1126
690991
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube
1127 690992
Screw (Float Bowl)
1128 690990 O Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
1169
690990
Screw (Carburetor Cover
Plate)
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Replacement Engine
LOW
RPM SellingS_peed:
1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
O
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NOTE:
54
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
No. 977
Included
1033
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor Gasket Sat, Key.
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
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I
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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