Craftsman 917.273850 Owner`s manual

Owner's
Manual
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20.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
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Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am =5 pm, Men =Sat
1_800°659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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Warranty.................................................
2
SafetyRules ...........................................
3
ProductSpecifications............................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation........................8
Operation..............................................11
MaintenanceSchedule.........................17
Maintenance.........................................17
Service andAdjustments......................21
Storage.................................................
27
Troubleshooting....................................28
Repair Parts..........................................
32
Sears Service.........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Searswill
also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no charges to servicethe productat your
homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.This warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
Expendableitemswhich becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limitedto
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups
Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
Repairs necessarybecauseof operatorabuse, includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keepthe deckclear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
• Engine (fuel system)cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminated or oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety(90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30
daysof purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, foryour convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.
This battery warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights, and you may also haveother rights, which
vary,from state to state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates,IL 60179
mMPORTANT:
This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould resultin serious
injury or death.
,, Be aware of the mower discharge
direc_WARNING: In orderto preventaction and do not point it at anyone. Do
cidental starting when setting up, transnot operate the mower without either
porting,adjustingor making repairs,
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and
place.
place wire where it cannotcontact spark
,, Slow down before turning.
ug.
,_ Never leave a running machine unatWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
tended.
Always turn off blades, set
neutral,you may losecontrol of the tractor.
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
_WARNING: Tow only the attachments
keys before dismounting.
that are recommendedby and complywith
,, Turn off blades when not mowing.
specificationsof the manufacturerof your
,_ Stop engine before removing grass
tractor.Use commonsense when towing.
catcher or unclogging
chute.
Operateonly at the lowestpossiblespeed
,_ Mow only in daylight or good artificial
when on a slope. Tooheavy of a load,
light.
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
,_ Do not operate the machine while under
losetraction with the groundand cause
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.
,_u
to lose control of your tractor.
WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
,_ Data indicates that operators,
age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage
of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and
others from serious injury.
,, Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Wash hands after handling.
L GENERAL
OPERATmON
,, Read, understand,
and follow all instructions in the 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 abso-
up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
storage.
H. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death.
All slopes
require extra caution.
If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
lutely necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
3
DO:
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
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 slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
sume that children will remain
last saw them.
Never aswhere you
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
Be alert and turn machine
enter the area.
off if children
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
iV, SERVICE
Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment
if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.Stop machineif anyone
enters the area.
Nevercarry passengersor children
evenwith the bladesoff.
Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and
behind beforeand while backing.
Nevercarry children.They may fall off
and be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machineoperation.
Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and underthe watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
Be alert and turn machineoff if children
enter the area.
Beforeand when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use 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.
across.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECmFmCATmONS
Gasoline
4.0 Gallons
Capacity
and Type:
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
(API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
3.0 Pints
Forward:
QC12YC
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
Tire Pressure:
Charging
Battery:
Front:
Rear:
System:15
14 PSI
10 PSI
Amps
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
Blade Bolt Torque:45-55
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
@ 3600 RPM
35
280
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATmONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSmBILmES
* Read and observe the safety rules.
,, Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
,, Follow the instructions
under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_,WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
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.
the above
is re-
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is availaNe through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTmON
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@
product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable
operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourseff from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
,, Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
,, Unlimited
service
and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
,, Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
,, Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
,,
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-8655.
SEARS
mNSTALLATmON
SERWCE
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installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt
m
1/2-20
1/4-28 x 1-1/4
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Steering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Seat
@
_(1
(1) Washer
17/32 x1-3/16 x12 Gauge
) Knob
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
Slope Sheet
Video
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS
REQUmRED
FOR
_-_c:-_'b_--Unsert
L
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
are listed below.
_
set will make assembly
wrench sizes you need
(1) 3/4" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Tire pressure
(1)
(1)
Pliers
Utility
(1£-._------Large FUatWasher
knife
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
Steering
WheeU
Steering Boot
_Tabs
FROM
AdapterJJ
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
Extension Shaft
1/4
Hex BoUt
"-,- -.
BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERmNG WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
1.
EXTENSION
Slide extension
shaft
SHAFT
AND
onto lower steer-
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
mMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
3.
STEERING
Position
WHEEL
front wheels
of the tractor
so
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble
large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut
and tighten securely.
4.
;,/
Tab
SUots
7.
ing shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
iNSTALL
1/2 Hex Nut
Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
mMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label
located between terminals) charge battery
for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
(See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section
of this manual for charging instructions).
mNSTALLSEAT
Adjust seat beforetighteningadjustment
knob.
1. Removeadjustmentknob and flat
washersecuring seat to cardboard
packingand set aside for assemblyof
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upwardand removefrom
the cardboardpacking.Removethe
cardboardpackingand discard.
3. Placeseat on seat pan so head of
shoulderbolt is positionedover large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engageshoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towardsrear of
tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forwardand assemble adjustmentknoband flat
washer loosely.Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operatingpositionand
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without movingits adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tightenadjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL
Operation
function
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
section
of
OFF
for
SKiD
mocation
(See
and
controms)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRmVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section
for mocation
and
function
of controms)
_WARNmNG:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
Seat
Seat
BoUt
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
Fiat Washer
Adjm
TRACTOR
Knob
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mNSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
OF ALL
(ff previousmy removed)
BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments
section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
1.
Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_,CAUTmON:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
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.
Deflector
Shield
V"CHECKMST
Mulcher
Plate
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance
and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
v" All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERTTO
DISCHARGING
BAGGING
v" No remaining
loose parts in carton.
v" Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
OR
v" Seat is adjusted
ened securely.
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-sideifront-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were ovednfiated 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.
DECK
v" Check wiring.
See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
LEVELNESS
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
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
and tight-
v" All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
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.
CHECK
comfortably
location and function.
Operate
before you start the engine.
POSmON
v" Be sure brake system
ating condition.
10
them
is in safe oper-
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
H
L
HIGH
LOW
G
or in literature
Ikl
supplied
_
CHOKE
_,_
FAST
SLOW
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
IGNITION
6
G
ENGINE OFF
with the product.
ENGINE START
PARKING
ol
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
®@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
&
&
&
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
damage.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
injury
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
,_hlI/lllIJll/,, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
11
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READTHINS
OWNER'SMANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATmNG
YOUR
TRACTOR
Comparethe illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof
various controls and adjustments. Savethis manualfor future reference.
Attachment
CDtch Lever
Light Switch
Position
ignition Switch
Lift Lever
Ammeter
-\
_
Plunger
Throttb/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
o Height
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
indicator
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards anstitute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER - Used
mGNmON SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
UFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LiFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHmFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
UGHT SWmTCH POSmON
- Turns the
headlights
on and off.
PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting and controlling
engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
HOW
TO USE
YOUR
TO SET PARKING
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions
when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning"
of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
TRACTOR
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2.
Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described above, before
the operator"s position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Attachment CUutch Lever
"Eric
ed" Position
Choke
ControU
comleaving
TO MOVE
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3.
Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
* To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
of your transaxle.
-
TO ADJUST
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE Move throttle
control
between
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle
half and
control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
to
Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
,, Never use choke to stop engine.
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
Grasp lift lever.
Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
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• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season
and to over 3 inches during hot months.
For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Lift Lever High
Position
Attachment
Clutch Lever
"Engaged'
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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this
section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
mMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
//
"Disengaged"
Position
TO OPERATE
Low
Position
Shield
ON HmLLS
Retainer
_b,WARNmNG:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move gearshift
lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
Spring
TO TRANSPORT
J
• Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
, When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting
your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
Clevis
Pin
TO OPERATE
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, roiling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment
clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
clutch
TOWmNG CARTS
MENTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
control.
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BEFORE STARTmNGTHE ENGmNE
CHECK ENGmNE
OraLLEVEL
TO START
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedat and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
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. Pull up and remove oil fill cap/dipstick;
wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into
the tube and push down firmly into
place. Remove and read oil level. If
necessary, add oil until "FULL:' mark
on dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOUNE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
ENGINE
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
_I_CAUTmON:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
mMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
6.
When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described
above.
COLD WEATHER
below)
6.
CAUTmON: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage.
To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and Jet 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.
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
The attachments
can also be used dur-
ing the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
The left hand side of mower should be
,, The speciat mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade
quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
,, Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon.
At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely
heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment being used.
Certain types of grass and grass
conditions
may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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FILL IN DATES
AS YOU C O MPLETE
J_/_G_7
REOULAR
SERV,OE
,,' ZSERV,OE
v
Check Tire
BrakePressure
Operation
Check
_1_
T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
R
Check for Loose
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check Battery
R
Clean
I_
li_
Battery and Terminals
If
I_
If
Oil Level
I_
Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
Clean Air
G
Clean Air Screen
Clean
_1,2
oil filter)
1_1,2
_1_2
Muffler/Spark
1_2
v'
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Cooling
1_,2
Fins
I_
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Plug
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
If
Filter
Engine
under
in dirty
a heavy
or dusly
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy
soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 fb-lbs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
load or
conditions.
LUBRICATION
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
-@ Spindb
Zerk
@Front WheeU ,
Bearing
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
.
'
;
"@Gearo
T
o_-_
shift
............
Pivots
(gSAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
5.
CHART
@ Spindb
Zerk
@Engine
At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
1.
2.
3.
4.
If
1_2
RECOMMENDATmONS
EACH
2
I_
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected
to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
BEFORE
OATES
Cooling
Engine
Replace
t"-'
If
_4
Change
E
",o
1_3
Check V-Belts
Inspect
e..'£
Ks
Blades
Level
Check Engine
e..'£
I_
Chart
Check Transaxle
£.'£
and
Fasteners
Mower
_.',::
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated,
use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATmON
per-
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
TmRES
section
of this manual).
* Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
* Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
* Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly.
If your tractor does not function as described,
repair
the problem immediately.
, The engine should not start unless the
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
kept sharp.
blades.
BLADE
mower
Replace
blades
mMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5.
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
H_PORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Trailing Edge Up
F,atWasher
f_
Mandrel Assembly
_jB,ade
__
Lock
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.
must be
bent or damaged
5/8" Bolt or
Pin
REMOVAL
1.
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Instatl new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Center Hole
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
which is sufficient for normal use.
system
How-
ever, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
18, Keep battery bolts tight.
• Catch
• 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
1.
2.
AND TERMINALS
OH Drain VaUve
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Yellow Cap
Drain Tube
3.
COOUNG
4.
5.
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
Check V-belts
for deterioration
and wear
6.
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
7.
LUBRmCATmON
8.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
container.
fitting.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
oil in a suitable
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
GRADES
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
insert dipstick into the tube and push
down firmly into place before removing.
Keep oil up to, but not over, the "FULL:'
line on dipstick. Push dipstick dow
firmly into the tube when finished.
AmR FmLTER
F
-20
c -_o
0
-2o
TEMPERATURE
30
-1_
32
40
_
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60
1_
80
_o
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.
100
3o
40
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
oil
vJsccha_t4
e
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 start-
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Loosen knobs and remove cover.
ing the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
TO SERVICE
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely
when warm.
2.
3.
4.
19
PRE-CLEANER
Remove foam pre-cleaner
from cover.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
5. Saturateit in engineoil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbentcloth and squeezeto
removeexcess oil.
TO SERVICECARTRIDGE
Replacea dirty, bent, or damagedcartridge. Handlenewcartridge carefully;
do not use if the rubberseal is damaged.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurizedair, as this will damage
the cartridge.
1. Removecartridge.
2. Gentlytap pleatedside of cartridge to
dislodgedirt.
3. Installcleaned or new cartridge with
the pleatedside "out"and seat the
rubber seal onto the edges of the air
cleaner base.
4. Reinstallthe pre-cleaner(cleanedand
oiled) into the cover.Makesure the
hole in pre-cleaneris alignedwith the
upper mountingknob.
5. Reinstallair cleaner cover and secure
by tightening knobs.
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.
ENGmNE OraL FmLTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
mN-UNE
FmLTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, rep{acement
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
.Knob
Cartridge
FUEL
Foam
Pre-CUeaner
4.
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
line.
Clamp ___
gaso-
Clamp
Fuel Filter
CLEAN
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
AmR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN
AmR mNTAKE/COOUNG
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
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WARNmNG: TO AVOmD SERmOUS mNJURY, BEFORE
VmCE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
to remove
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
clutch
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
mMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO I_STALL MOWER
MOWER
Mower will be easier
3.
4.
ANY SER=
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
2.
PERFORMmNG
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
from the
in "DISEN-
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
\
Smal
Clutch S
Fiat
Washer
Smal Retainer
Clutch
__
Square
Hole
Engine
Pulley
Spring_
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Springs
(Both Sides)
Deflector
Housing
Guide
Large Retainer
Spring
;ket
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6.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL
MOWER
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
HOUSING
on both front links an equal number
turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
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.
remain equal in length.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck
If adjustment
is necessary,
make adjustment on one side of mower only.
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
side-to-side
Oo\_
adjustment.
,
oo, /
ii
o
MandreU
01 _
o
o
Both Front Links ShouUd be
uaUin Length
Bottom edge of
Bottom edge
_E
Arm
lu @
o,
Trunnion
Lift Link
N_
Adjustment
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
mMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
Front Links
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
of
position.
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_
TO REPLACE _,_OWER BLADE DRmVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
2.
3.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
-
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BRAKE
1.
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
TO ADJUST
and
-
Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
MandreU
Mandrel
Pulley
TO CHECK
TO REPLACE
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
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.
BELT REMOVAL
-
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward
from around
BRAKE
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
4.
5.
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward
rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxb
belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
23
3.
Pull belt toward
front of tractor
and roll
FRONT
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO REMOVE
I
Transaxle --.
Pulley
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
SHmFT LEVER
NEU-
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
FOR
REPAmRS
Washers
Ring
Axle
Cover
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance
is needed
I
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
TERY
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
WHEEL
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Stationary J_
Center Span
Keeper
TOE-IN/CAMBER
1.
2.
PuUUey
CUutcMng_
Idler
WHEEL
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
ENGmNE WroTH A WEAK
BAT-
_,WARNmNG:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Neutral Lock Gate
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
mMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
/
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST
_,_ENT
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
STEERmNG WHEEL AUGN-
wheel crossbars are not
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars
Tighten securely.
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TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
Hex BoUt
-
1.
Connect
2.
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
3.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
Keps Nut
one end of the RED cable
Terminal
Access _,,,_'_.'<
Door
t"
I
I"
Cable
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuet tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
Terminal
Guard
REVERSE
1.
BLACK
cable first from chassis
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
,..'"
Negative
(Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADUGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
and
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
mNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
3.
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
* Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
FuUUyCharged
Battery
BATTERY
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
piugqn fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
_WARNmNG:
Do not short battery
terminals
by allowing a 'wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRmLL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Headlight Wire
Connector
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1. Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
2. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments
with engine
running and shift/motion
control lever
in neutral (N) position.
3. Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine shoutd
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road
engine repair establishment
or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed
by an
authorized
engine manufacturer's
service
outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment
pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
4.
5.
Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment
needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise)
until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point
midway between those two positions.
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION
6.
Move throttle
TEST
control
lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
mMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor
does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise)
decreases
the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Throttle Lever
mMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
seats in carburetor
may result if turned in
too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a Iimiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limker cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
Speed
Control
Bracket
26
Clamp
Screw
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
41_WARNING:
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.
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
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.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENG(NE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
1.
2.
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.
3.
4.
OTHER
* Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
FUEL
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
ture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
mMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
SYSTEM
engine
mMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
27
and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate
section in manuam unmess directed
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Wiii not start
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine
turn
wiii
not
1. Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
over
Engine clicks
wiii not start
but
center
CORRECTmON
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
to Sears service
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Depress
clutch/brake
pedal.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check atl wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
28
qualified
service
center.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate
section
in manual unless
directed
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Loss of power
too much grass/too
2.
3.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build=up of grass, [eaves
and trash under mower.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water in fuel.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attach=
merit clutch
engaged
POOr cut
- uneven
1. Raise cutting
Cutting
fast.
11.
12.
13.
14.
center
CORRECTION
1.
10.Spark
to Sears service
bent or loose
blade.
height/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carbure=
tor, refill tank with fresh gas=
oline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Worn,
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
3.
Loose/damaged
3.
1.
Faulty operator=safety
presence control system.
part(s).
,
qualified service center.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified
,
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn,
Mower
bent or loose
blade.
deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
29
service
center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears
5.
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
or other
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate section in marluamunmess directed to Sears service center
PROBLEi_I
Mower blades wiii
not rotate
CAUSE
CORRECTmON
1. Obstruction
mechanism.
in clutch
2.
Worn/damaged
belt.
mower drive
3.
4.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove
.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace
Contact
idler pulley.
a Sears or other
qualified
Poor grass
discharge
1.
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
6.
Worn,
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
speed
too slow.
2.
3.
deck not level.
4.
bent or loose blade.
10. Improper
blades
used.
11 . Clogged
mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery
charge
wiii not
1. Switch
center.
control
in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
5.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Turn switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
.
Engine throttle control not set
between half and futl speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
30
2.
3.
4.
5.
"ON".
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
is "OFF".
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
drive belt.
service
1. Place throttle
too fast.
tire air pressure.
obstruction.
.
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
SCHEMATmC
sEo OII1
"I
SLACK
BATTERY
RED
CS_D
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
BLACK
WHITE
I
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SOLENOID
J
................
)G
A1
_LUTCH
/ BRAK_E
(PEDAL
UP)
WHITE
IGNITION
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
__
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BLACK
III
BLACK
(
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=
f_,
ii
BLACK
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
SLACK CLUTCH OFF)
(OPTIONAL)
_
f_
IGNITION
UNIT
_
J
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
15 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
RED _[
REGULATOR
I
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1I BLACK
_
,
r
SLACK
I
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GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
SPARK
PLUG
U
GAP
w
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
28 VOLTS AC @ 3600
BROWN
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
O
IGNITION
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
RUN/LIGHT
M+G+A1
B+A1
NONE
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
B + S + A1
NONE
02731
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
31
1
•
RPM
..........
ALTERNATOR
POSITION
1
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.273850
ELECTRmCAL
\
11
29
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12
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.273850
ELECTRmCAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
122822X
141940
17490508
Battery 12 Volt 35 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 uric x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Pushqn
Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk=Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=
inches 1 inch = 25=4 mm
33
TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273850
CHASSmSAND ENCLOSURES
259
260
273
166
39
217
58
208
166
209
208
/
%
219
219
209
60
208
74
209
chassis-Laser-It.stlt
34
25
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273850
CHASSmS
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
20
23
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
90
114
142
143
144
145
148
159
166
206
207
208
209
211
217
219
258
259
260
263
264
272
273
274
275
--
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
184272X615
184921
180679
124028X
STD541437
184259
179131X615
139976
17490508
175710
174714
187154
STD533707
154798
STD541437
124346X
158112
175702
186689
175582
156524
17490620
179950X428
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
145212
179132X428
17000512
184264X599
184263X599
184262X428
184265
184266
185925X428
185924X428
184260X428
184261X428
5479J
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH=
Panel, Dash, R.H=
ScrewThdroi
3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille/Lens Asm
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw ThdroJ 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly
Bracket Pivot
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Cupholder
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Hexfiange Lock
Console Fuel Window
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Laser RH
Lens Laser LH
Cover Lens Laser
Bezel Grille LH
Bezel Grille RH
Vent Hood RH
Vent Hood LH
insert Grille LH
insert Grille RH
Plug BTN =359 Dia=
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
° - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
GROUND DRIVE
57
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212
70
116
.202
150
151
51
29
26
27
drive-fender.stlL26
$6
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
GROUND DRmVE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRiPTiON
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17000512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
73800500
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 unfW/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy HelicaI
Bolt Hex 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hx W/hs 5/16-18
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, TransaxIe
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Composite, Flat
Bolt 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt, Idler
PulIey, Idler, V-Groove, PIastic
BelIcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cam Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 uric
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 uric
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
37
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRiPTiON
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
124346X
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
178394
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axie
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x =1845/=1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uric x 1 Gr 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snapqn
Washer NyIiner
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Hg. Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
° ° MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
STEERmNG
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71
68
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10
steering
pl,lt 47
38
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TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
STEERmNG
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Ktip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 uunf
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexfiange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing Link Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, SteeringWhee!
Washer 9/16 IDx 1-1/2OD 11 Ga.
Nut, Crown!ock 3/8-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axte, Brace
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer Fiat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
159944X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
76020412
130465
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
73540600
159945
145054X428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
ENGINE
2
1
14
38
,105
lO5_
32
23
41
29
\
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
I
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engine-kohler
41
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
3
4
8
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
41
45
81
105
112
116
117
Control, Throttle Paddle
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, Kohter, (See Breakdown) No=SV600-0001
Muffler Exhaust
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, FueI
Cap Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Line, FueI
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Stem Tank Fue!
Screw Hex Wsh 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Bushing
Nut Hex Flange Toplock M8-1=25
Tube Exhaust
170548
17720408
188655
171877
185909
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
179022
179124X428
123487X
8543R
181654
139277
17000612
73510400
17120616
3645J
184362
188654
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=
inches 1 inch = 25=4 mm
41
TRACTOR oo MODEL NUMBER 917.273850
LmFTASSEMBLY
13
6
5
13
19
13
20
20
15
13 _ 32
31 _
\. /
19
32
Fift-rh.l piece 3
42
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273850
LmFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
4939M
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
DESCRmPTmON
Wire Asm Hnner/Sprg
W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift RH w/hf
Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Hd
Grip Handle
Button PIunger Yellow
Link Lift LH Fixed Length
Link Lift RH Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 uric
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing Pvt Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8 - 24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
SEAT ASSEMBLY
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11
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seat
Itknob
El
E
12
_
×
3
1
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 Ga.
Clip, Push-in Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
188719
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
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 Gr. 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga=
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x =62
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
DECALS
8
10
7
11
2O
13
15
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Engine
Decal Hood, R.H./LH.
Decal Hood Side Panel
Decal Maintenance
Decal Lower Dash
Decal Rplcmnt
Decal Fender, Craftsman White
Decal Strng Whl Domed
Decal Fender STLT Oper Inst
156439
185974
186366
186367
133644
186788
189082
186572
164065
156368
E/S
WHEELS
AND TmRES
5,8
4,10
7
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
19
20
21
22
------
146046
160396
138047
172331
179128
149516
138311
184310X428
184311X428
189047
189048
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Deck
Decal, Battery
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
11
9040H
wheel
8
9
10
106108X624
122082X
7152J
11
--
104757X428
144334
1
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service item
Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: A!I component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
MOWER DECK
67
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TRACTOR
° ° MODEL
NUMBER
917.273850
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
182032
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
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139775
--
138971
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
55
56
59
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assy, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The folIowing blades are availabIe)
Biade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching
Biade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bal!, Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bott, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw ThdroI Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Topiock, Flanged
Bolt
PulIey, Idler, Fiat
Nut Lock Hg. 3/8-16 uric
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 uunc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
134
135
136
138
139
140
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
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149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
17060512
184219
174873
73930600
STD551037
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
156941
159765
155986
159763
159767
159768
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
STD533717
19131410
188234
130794
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186917
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bolt, Shoulder
Whee!, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 1
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket Asm. WhL Ga. Rear LH
Bar Adjusting Gauge Wheel
Bracket Asm. WhL Ga. Rear RH
Bracket Asm. WhL Ga. Front RH
Bracket Asm. WhI. Ga. Front LH
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Fiat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
VVasher 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaf and Shaft
Hardware Only-Pulley not
included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover and guage wheel
components key nos. 101 - 106
and 5, 116- 119, 134, 136).
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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PEERLESSTRANSAXLE--MODELNUMBER206o545C
35A
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE==MODEL
NUMBER 206=545C
KEY PART
NO, NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRiPTiON
Transaxle Cover
NeedIe Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
BeveI Gear (13 teeth)
(Include= 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
dnclude= 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1=130 X =695
Bali 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring =310 OD x =625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x lq/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer =627 ID x =031W
Thrust Washer =762 ID x =031W
Thrust Washer =762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer =632
Cup Washer 1=127 ID x =032W
Flat Washer =750 ID x =056W
(Use As Needed)
Fiat Washer =750 ID x =062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing =563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Fianged Bushing =751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
39
40
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
786026
792076A
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRiPTiON
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer =312 ID x =059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1 /4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer =2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axte (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer =563 ID x =062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer =890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1=128 ID x =058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring =430 OD x =5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil SeaI 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in
U=S=inches 1 inch = 25=4 mm
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917.273850
KOHLER ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER SV600,TYPE NUMBER 0001
CYUNDER
HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
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KOHLER ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER SV600,TYPE NUMBER 0001
HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
20 096 03-S
20 041 04-S
M-645020-S
1
4
5
20 326 01-S
20 599 01-S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
20 086 04-S
20 186 01-S
20 086 03-S
20 146 03-S
20 062 01-S
20 173 01-S
20 089 03-S
2008602-S
14
15
16
17
18
12 468 05-S
20 318 01-S
20 016 01-S
2001701-S
20 041 03-S
19
20 411 02-S
Crankcase (USE: Short Biock
20 522 01)
25 139 57-S Piug, sq. hd. pipe 3/8"
20 032 01-S Seai, oii
20 194 02-S BaH, check vaive
20 067 04-S Rod, connecting
20 874 01-S Piston w/Ring Set (inciudes
7,8)
20 108 01-S Ring Set (94 mm)
20 018 04-S Retainer, piston pin (2)
20 755 04-S Kit, balance weight (inciudes
10,11)
20 086 16-S Kit, screw/guide pin
20 423 02-S Shoe, guide
12 154 05-S CHip, hitch pin
Washer, TBD
20 144 02-S Shaft, governor cross
20 393 01-S Pump assembiy, oi[ ([nciudes
16-19)
20 112 02-S Spacer, oi[ pump screw (2)
20 086 13-S Screw, oi[ pump (2)
20 032 05-S Sea[, oi[ pump outiet
20 144 04-S Shaft center, cam - intake
20 144 05-S Shaft center, cam - Exhaust
([nciudes 21 )
20 468 01-S Washer, thrust
20 090 01-S Lever assembiy, cam (2)
([nciudes 23)
20 086 06-S Screw, shouider
20 010 03-S Gear assembiy, cam ([nciudes
25°27)
20 089 06-S Spring, ACR
20 044 16-S Weight, ACR
20 468 03-S Washer, thrust ° ACR (2)
DESCRmPTmON
Kit, vaive cover (inciudes 2)
Gasket, vaHve cover
Screw, hex. fiange M6xl.0x20
(7)
Hose, breather
Kit, rocker arm pivot (2) (in o
dudes 6)
Screw, set (2)
Arm, rocker (2)
Screw, set - rocker pivot (2)
Piate, push rod guide (2)
Kit, retainer (2) (inciudes 6)
Cap, vaive spring (2)
Spring, vaive (2)
Screw, hex. fiange
MlOx1.5x37
(6)
VVasher, fiat 1/2"
Head, cylinder
Vaive, exhaust
Vaive, intake
Kit, cylinder head gasket
repair
Rod, push (2)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DESCRmPTmON
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273850
KOHLER ENGmNE-MODEL
NUMBERSV600,TYPE NUMBER0001
mGNmTmONIELECTRmCAL
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HOUSmNG
AND
BAFFLES
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KOHLER ENGmNE-MODEL
NUMBERSV600,TYPE NUMBER0001
mGNmTmoN/ELECTRmCAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
20 162 02-S
12 086 14-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
12 468 03-S
20 146 02-S
20 157 01-S
X°42 o15°S
20 025 05-S
M-561025-S
9
10
11
12
13
231285-S
M°548025°S
237878°S
236602°S
M°545020°S
DEBCRmPTmON
Screen, grass
Screw, hex, fHange
MlOx1,5x46
Washer, spring 3/16"
PHate, fan mounting
Fan
Key, woodruff
FHywheeH
Screw, hex, flange M5xO,8x25
(2)
CHip, came (2)
Screw, hex, hd, M5xO,8x25 (2)
Kit, stator
Connector, body
Screw, hex, fHange M5xO,8x20
(2)
14
41 403 09°S
15
12 132 02°S
16
20 584 0 I°S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
....
20 176 01°S
BLOWER
KEY
NO.
HOUSING
Rectifier°reguHator
PHug, spark
ModuHe, ignition
Harness, wiring
& BAFFLES
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
20 027 02°S
20 086 06°S
Housing, Mower
Screw, shouHder M5xO,8x36
(4)
X°25°28°S
Washer, pHain
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
4
5
20
25
20
20
096
341
083
094
DESCRIPTION
05°S
03°S
02°S
01°S
12 041 02°S
Cover, air cHeaner
Knob, cover (2)
EHement, air cHeaner
Kit, air cHeaner base (Includes
6)
Gasket, air cleaner base
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KOHLER ENGmNE=mvmoDELNUMBER SV000,TYPE NUMBER 0001
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KOHLER ENGmNE-mvmoDELNUMBER SV600,TYPE NUMBER 0001
STARTmNG SYSTEM
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRmPTmON
20 098 01°S
25 100 31°S
Starter assembHy, inertia drive
Nut, hex. serrated fHange (2)
OIL PAN/LU BRICATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
20 040 02-S
2
3
20 153 01-S
20 009 03-S
4
5
6
7
25
52
20
20
8
9
10
20 041 02-S
20 144 03-S
20 310 03°S
11
12
12 380 01°S
M°545013°S
13
M°851030°S
14
15
2003201°S
25 155 02°S
139
050
041
096
DESCRIPTION
60-S
02-S
01-S
02-S
Kit, dipstick assembHy(Hno
dudes 2)
O-Ring, dipstick (2)
Plate assembly, closure
PHug, pipe (2)
FHter, oH
Gasket, cHosure pilate
Kit, oH passage cover (Hno
dudes 8)
Gasket, oil passage
Shaft, governor gear
Kit, gear and weight assembly
(Includes 11)
Pin, governor reguHating
Screw, hex. fHange M5xO.8x13
Screw, hex. fHange
M8x1.25x30 (14)
SeaH, Dill
Connector, 90 °
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
20 536 03°S
12 237 01°S
24 086 43°S
M°664020°S
DESCRIPTION
Control assembHy, speed
Clamp, cabHe
Screw, torx hd. ctsk.
M5xO.8x16
Screw, lobed sckt. M6xl .Ox20
(2)
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
20 079 02°S Linkage, choke - singHe wire
12 089 11-S Spring, speed control (2)
20 086 10°S Screw, thread forming
M4xO.7x25 (2)
20 090 02°S Lever, governor
52 211 04°S BoHt, round head 1/4°20xl"
X°22° 11 °S
Washer, Hock 1/4"
12 1O0 07°S Nut, hex. fHange 1/4°20"
20 089 07°S Spring, governor
25 158 11°S Bushing, throttHe Hinkage
20 079 01°S Linkage, throttHe
25 158 08°S Bushing, Hinkage retaining
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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917.273850
KOHLER ENGmNE=iVIODEL NUMBER SV600,TYPE NUMBER 0001
CRANKSHAFT
EXHAUST
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KOHLER ENGmNE-mvmODELNUMBER SV600,TYPE NUMBER 0001
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRmPTmON
1
2
3
20 014 14°S
X°42° 15°S
20 043 12°S
Crankshaft (inciudes
Key 3/16"
Gear, crankshaft
2)
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
25 072 04-S
20 041 12°S
Stud, exhaust (2)
Gasket, exhaust
20 522 01
20 755 05°S
Short Block
Gasket Set
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
20 041 07°S
20 265 01°S
M°651020°S
DESCRIPTION
20 853 01°S
5
6
7
12 041 01°S
12 041 02°S
20 072 03°S
M°641060°S
20 086 11 °S
10
20 126 02°S
11
12
24 393 16-S
M°545010°S
13
14
15
25 237 14°S
25 050 08°S
41 353 15°S
16
24 353 12°S
17
20 353 01 °S
Gasket, heat deflector
Deflector, heat
Screw, hex. fiange
M6x1.0x20
Carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 5,6)
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner
Stud, carburetor
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0
Screw, carb
S60x 1.42x85
Bracket, fuel pump
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Clamp, hose (6)
FHter, fuei
Line, fuel 2" (pump to
fiiter)
Line, fuei 11"(puise to
pump)
Line, fuel 15°3/4" (pump
to carb)
NOTILLUSTRATED
X°22°11°S
66 431 04°S
°°
°°
°°
°°
12
12
12
12
757
757
757
757
02°S
03°S
33°S
37°S
12 454 03°S
Washer, Hock 1/4"
(ground)
Sieeve, insulating (for
11" fuei Hne)
Kit, fioat
Kit, carburetor repair
Kit, solenoid repair
Kit, bowi repiacement
w/gaskets
Tie, wire
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SUGGESTED
L_
c.O
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fo_d this page atong dotted Nine indicated above.
2. HoNd page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3o Sight across the fold in the direction of hiIN sJope you want to measure.
4, Compare the angle of the fo_d with the s_ope of the hilL
Your Home
For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances,
lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems,
no matter who made it, no matter who sold it!
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For the replacement parts, accessories and
owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself.
For Sears professional installation of home appliances
and items like garage door openers and water heaters.
1-800-4-MY-HOME
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(1-800-469-4663)
www.sears.com
Anytime, day or night
(U.S.A. and Canada)
www.sears.ca
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For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment,
and electronics, call or go on-line for the nearest
Sears Parts and Repair Center.
1-800-488-1222
Anytime, day or night (U.S.A. only)
www.sears.corn
To purchase a protection
or maintenance agreement (Canada)
1-800-827-6655
(U.S.A.)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:
1-888-SU-HOGAR sM
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agreement
(U.S.A.)
on a product serviced
1-800-361-6665
by Sears:
(Canada)
Au Canada pour service en frangais:
1-800-LE-FOYER Mc
(1-800-533-6937)
(1-888-784-6427)
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