Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMIIN'J LAWN TRACTOR 20.0 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.273471 III This product has a low emission engine which operates 1 III differently from previously built engines. Before you start the I engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman IL 60179 U.S.A. Warranty ................................................. 2 Safety Rules ........................................... 3 Product Specifications ............................ 6 Assembly/P re-Operation ........................ 8 Operation .............................................. 11 Maintenance Schedule ......................... 17 Maintenance ......................................... 17 Service and Adjustments ...................... 21 Storage ................................................. 27 Troubleshooting .................................... 28 Repair Parts .......................................... 32 Sears Service ......................... Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. A(_WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. AlutLWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. A(_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • 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. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a 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. 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. III, CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 • 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. • Be not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). Gasoline Capacity 4.0 and Type: Unleaded and Regular SAE 10W30 Oil Type API-SF-SJ): sabove 32°F) AE 5W-30(below 32°F W/Filter: 4.0 Pints Oil Capacity: W/O Filter: 3.5 Pints iSpark i(Gap: Champion Plug: .030") Ground (MPH): Speed Tire Pressure: Charging System: Battery: RC12YC Forward: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse: 1.2 1.5 2.4 3.5 4.8 5.3 1.5 Front: Rear: 14 PSI 10 PSI 15 Amps 27-35 Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@ product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. @ 3600RPM Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or 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 SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® 6 Steering Whee! Steering Wheellnse_ (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 (1) Locknut ® (1) Locknut 1/2-20 m _J 1/4-28 Steering Wheel Adapter Steering Extension Shaft _St_eritg Seat @ _(1) (1)Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet (2) Keys 7 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 REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR I A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4"wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1/2 Hex Nut Large Flat Washer Steerir Wheel FROM Adapter Shaft 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING HOWTO 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). WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8 INSTALL SEAT 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) ,_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. 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. 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. Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat Bolt ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER DECK The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck in proper position when operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance. 1. Slide gauge wheel bar down into bracket channel, Be sure that gauge wheel bar aligning holes are on top. Assemble gauge wheels as shown using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts and tighten securely. Adj NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 9 2. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See "TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the Operation section of this manual. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive Pelts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the Pelts are routed correctly. INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. Shield Plate Latch Hooks _CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. TO CONVERTTO DISCHARGING BAGGING OR 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. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. 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. ,/CHECKLIS T Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: •/ Engine oil is at proper level. •/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. •/ Be sure brake system is in safe oper10 ating condition. These symbols mayappear on your tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product. Learn and understandtheir meaning. R H N REVERSE NEUTRAL L HIGH I\I LOW _ CHOKE _,'_ FAST SLOW 6 ENGINE ® OFF LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ENGINE BATTERY Models & & & only) & to follow could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol and/or property damage. REVERSE BRAKE FORWARD PARKING BRAKE LOCKED MOWER KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY HEIGHT SLOPE PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, .,d_lr=. if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. is used to identify safety information about hazards which can injury PARKING CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. instructions result in death, serious START DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FREE WHEEL (Automatic Failure IGNITION ._ FIRE hazardserious which, ifinjury not avoided, could indicates result in adeath, and/or property damage. 11 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch ht Switch Position Plunger Ammeter_ Attachment Lift Lever Throttle Control Height Adjustment Indicator Parking Brake Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR 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. _,CAUTION.Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Clutch Lever 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. _d" Position Ignition Key //"Disengaged" / Position / Parking Brake "Engaged" Position "Disengaged" Position "Brake" Position TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. Gearshift Lever 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 of your transaxle. STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • 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. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. 13 TO OPERATE MOWER The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2to 4". The heightsare measured from the ground to the bladetip with the engine not running. These heights are approximateand may vary depending upon soil conditions,height of grassand types of grass being mowed. • The averagelawn should be cut to approximately2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthierand better looking lawns,mowoften and after moderate growth. • For best cuttingperformance,grass over 6 inches in height should be mowedtwice. Make the first cut relatively high;the second to desiredheight. 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. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. ,_CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch Lever Attachemnt TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS "Engaged" Position 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. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. gh f,,,;_ Position Low Position "Disengaged" Position Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS _,WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • 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. Retainer TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. Clevis Pin 14 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.). CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL' mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom 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. _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. 15 COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. MAXI_ f 1 I 0O272 • 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. 16 • 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. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Brake OAT:S Operation Check Tire Pressure T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems a Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace T Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level R Clean and Terminals Mower and Blades Chart Battery Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) E Change Engine Oil (without U Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen _ Inspect E Replace Clean Muffler/Spark oil filter) Attester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter t - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Se_'ice more Otten when operating under in dirty a heavy or dusty 3 = Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil 4 = Not required it equipped with maiotenancertree battery. 5 = Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.4bs, maximum. Do not overtighten. load or conditions. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH LUBRICATION CHART @ Spindle Zerk -@ Spindle Zerk @Front Wheel Bearing Zerk @Front Wheel Bearing Zerk @En I "d)Gear,' ,' °_'_I I shift ....... Pivots _SAE 30 or 10W30 Motor Oil @General Purpose Grease @Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section USE IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 17 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. Trailing Edge Up Flat Washe_ _Blade Lock __. Mandrel Assembly _ _<_'J Washer _"__--_.,. Blade Bolt ...._ J"'_G_ Hole TO SHARPEN Star 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. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. 5/8" Bolt or.. Pin Center Hole 18 BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve Closed and Locked Position Yellow Cap Drain Tube 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULl.:' line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty 19 c°nditi°ns" 1. Loosen knob and remove cover. 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. ENGINE OIL FILTER TO 2. 3. 4. SERVICE PRE-CLEANER Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. 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 TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 1. Remove nut and cartridge plate. 2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 3. Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 4. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. 5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob. 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. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Cartridge Foam Pre-Cleaner Rubber Seat Kn( Cartridge Plate CLEAN AIR SCREEN CLEANING Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKEICOOLING • 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. 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. 20 WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Small Retainer Clutch Engine Pulley Retainer Spring Anti-Sway Bar \ \ prings (Both Sides) Deflector Housing Guide Large Retainer Spring \ 21 \ 7. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bo_om edge of mowerto ground Mandrel _g _ Both Front._nks Should beEqual in Length BoSom edge _- of mowerto _-__/ground - AT =t"E" mru C___nArm Lift Link Adjustment Nut _ -- Front Links FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. 22 BELT INSTALLATION - With Parking Brake "Engaged" 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel Idler Pulleys Arm TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE BELT REMOVAL - Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 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 you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. TO ADJUST 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll 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). BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", 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. 23 TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS Engine__ Pulley 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Ctutching_ Idler Stationary J Idler_ Center Span Keeper Transaxl)_t. Pulley TRANSAXLE GEAR TRALADJUSTMENT _ SHIFT 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 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 to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. Gearshift Lever Neutral Washers Retaining Rin Axle Cover I Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY k Gate _,WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. Adjustment Bolt TO ADJUST MENT If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 24 TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, REVERSE 1. BLACK 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. cable first from chassis Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. and Fully Charged Battery TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. BATTERY _,WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift 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 secu rely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten secu rely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Hood _ghtrWire ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Keps Nut Hex Positive Bolt Cable Terminal Guard Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 25 Idle Fuel Adjusting Needle (If Equipped) Idle Speed Adjusting Screw _rottle Control Cable _,hoke Control Cable Stop Clamp Screw TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Reassemble air cleaner. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been present 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: 26 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 mixtu re. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1750 RPM If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine speed decreases and then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. 4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle 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. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Immediatelyprepareyour tractorfor storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be usedfor 30 daysor more. _WARNING: Neverstore the tractor with gasoline in the tank insidea building where fumes may reachan open flame or spark. Allow the engineto cool before storing in any enclosure. blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM Will not start CORRECTION i 1. Out of fuel. i 2. Engine not"CHOKED" properly. i 3. Engine flooded. i 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and 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. i 1. i 2. i 3. i 4. i 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. i 4. i 5. i 6. i7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. i 8. Loose or damaged wiring. i 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. Hard to start Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. i 6. Loose or damaged wiring. i 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. i 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. iEngine will not turn over i 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. i 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. i 3. Weak or dead battery. i 4. Blown fuse. i 5. Corroded battery terminals. i 6. Loose or damaged wiring. i 7. Faulty ignition switch. i 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. i 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Engine clicks but i 1. will not start i 2. i 3. i 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 28 Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. 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. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. = 4_ 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10. Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven part(s). 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 29 1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. 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 carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/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. Replace Tighten 2. Contact qualified 3. Tighten Replace blade. blade bolt. a Sears or other service center. loose part(s). damaged parts. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel• 1. Remove obstruction. 1. Engine speed too slow. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing• 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade• Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11 •Clean around mandrels to open vent holes• 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass• 4. Mower deck not level• 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade• 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower• 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11 •Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections• 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped)• 4. Faulty alternator• Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch• Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine• 30 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley• 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch• Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. 2. Replace battery• Check/clean all connections• 3. Replace regulator• 4. Replace alternator. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 SCHEMATIC "llllll BLACK © BATTERY RED STARTER AMMETER BL&CK • J (OPTIONAL) SOLENOID L J CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) WH_T£ SEAT SWITCH _GNtTION SWITCH WH_T£ I i /7 _ _ .... I i 1 I F , ATT'MENT CLUTCH CL TCH FF u (OPTIONAL) i GRQUNDING w _LACK IGNITION UNIT SPARK _@ FUEL] C}4ARG_NG SYSTEMOtJTPUT 15AMPDC @36OORPM J PLUG H GAP (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES) 28 VOLTSA¢ @ 36OORPM (REGULATOR D_SCONN£CTE£ FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) £ED REGULATOR_I_L I N_I_ BROWN NON*REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNITION HEADLIGHTS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF RUN/LIGHT M+G+A1 B+A1 NONE A2+L RUN B+A1 NONE START B + S + A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING, 31 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 ELECTRICAL 22 I f I I I 25 // I 29 i i i .\ . 27 i 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 52 55 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 183759 4152J 178909 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 187576 154336 122822X 141940 17490508 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 Unc 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 Push-In Harness Light Socket (W/4152j) Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga. Red 25" Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground Switch Seat Switch Ign Key Molded Craftsman Harness Ign Cover Terminal 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 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273471 259 273 166 39 217 _272 58 208 166 208 219 2O9 ,145 208 2O9 chassis-Laser -It.stlt 25 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 20 23 26 28 30 31 37 38 39 58 60 64 74 90 114 115 142 174619 176554 155272 168337X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 184272X615 184921 180679 124028X STD541437 184259 179131X615 139976 17490508 175710 174714 187154 STD533707 154798 STD541437 124346X 158112 17490620 175702 Chassis Assembly Drawbar Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrel 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Bumper Hood Plate Mtg Battery FueITank Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line Locknut, Hex, w/Insert 3/8-16 Unc Grille/Lens Asm Fend/Ftrest Bracket, Fender Support ScrewThdrel 5/16-18 x 1/2 Pivot Bracket Assembly Bracket Pivot Air Duct Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crewnlock 3/8-16 Unc Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4 Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Plate Reinforcement STLT NUMBER 917.273471 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 143 144 145 159 166 206 207 208 209 211 217 219 258 259 260 263 264 272 273 274 275 -- 186689 175582 156524 179950X428 171875 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 145212 179132X428 17000512 184264X599 184263X599 184262X428 184265 184266 185922X428 185923X428 184260X428 184261X428 5479J Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Red Pivot Chassis/Hood Cuphelder Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT 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 Hexflange 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 Laser III LH Vent Hood Laser III RH Insert Grille LH Insert Grille RH Plug BTN .359 Dia. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 GROUND DRIVE 26 27 drive-fender+stlt 36 23 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 146682 123666X 12000028 121520X 17060512 165866 STD561210 105701X 74550412 10040400 73800500 STD523710 STD541437 106933X 130804 STD541237 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 71673 169592 STD523107 175578 120183X STD551062 STD571810 179114 74760648 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 130801 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 Transaxle (See Breakdown) Peerless 206-5450 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 Unf W/Patch Gr. 8 Washer Lock Hvy Helical Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 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, Transaxle Bolt Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Roll Pin Pulley, Composite, Flat Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3 Keeper, Belt, Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl Retainer, Belt Bolt Carr. Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 Unc Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 Unc 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 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 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 62 63 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 64 65 66 70 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 90 96 112 113 116 120 145 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 202 212 173937 STD551143 154778 134683 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X STD580025 145090 165592 165711 19171216 166231 150360 158391X428 124346X STD624003 19091210 127285X 72140608 73900600 74490540 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 178394 169613 169593 72110614 145212 Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5 Washer Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H. Spacer, Axle 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 Gauge Strap Torque 90 Degrees Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Bolt, Hex Plghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 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 Uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga 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 Snap-In Washer Nyliner Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Fig. Lock NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 STEERING /_ _1 72 // / l _ - _36 91 _ 88 /- 68 67 67 < 29 29 13 65 \ \ 68 /4 43 82 4O 15 15 / 29 lo steering_oHt 34 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 STEERING KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 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 Gauge Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf Spacer, Bearing, Axle Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Rod, Tie Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Washer Lock 5/16 Crownlock Nut 5/16-24 Unf Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11 Ga. Gripco Nut 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 Axle, Brace Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Washer Flat .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 17000612 171888 19111216 10040500 73540500 155099 152927 159946X428 19182411 STD541537 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 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 ENGINE 13 17 i 17 116 32 I 31 /// 29 J OPTIONAL Spark EQUIPMENT Arrester engine*ko,twinJ 40 5 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 29 31 32 33 37 38 41 45 101 112 116 187065 17720408 DESCRIPTION Control, Throt Paddle Screw, H ex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Engine, Kohler, (See Breakdown) No. CV624-65596 149723 Muffler Exhaust 146699 Exhaust Asm. Left 146700 Exhaust Asm. Right 171877 Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 W/Sems 146629 Heat Shield Lt 24-041-49 Gasket, Muffler 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy STD551237 Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 17060624 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 169837 Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard 145996 Control Choke 73920600 Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf 137180 Arrestor, Spark 179022 Tank, Fuel 179124X428 Cap Fuel Guage 123487X Clamp, Hose 8543R Line, Fuel 181654 Plug, Oil Drain Easy 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh 3/8-16 x 3/4 M73030800 Nut Flange M8-1.25 3645J Bushing 184362 Nut Hex Flange Toplock M8-1.25 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 SEAT ASSEMBLY 22 <> 21 s I I I I I 11 17 12 seat It.knob 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 Gauge Clip, Push-In Hinged Nut Spring, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting 187813 140551 71110616 19131610 1450O6 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 Grade 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 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 DECALS 7 5 20 7 13 18 15 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 156439 177915 186366 177918 186367 133644 177967 187029 186572 164065 156368 Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, WHEELS Fender Danger Sears Engine Hood, R.H./LH. V-Twin Hood Side Panel Maintenance Lower Dash Rplcmnt Fender, Craftsman White Sting Whl Domed Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S AND TIRES 4,10 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 15 18 19 20 21 22 ------ 146046 160396 177914 138047 172331 179128 149516 138311 184310X428 18431 lX428 187040 187041 Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor Decal, Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Engine, Kohler 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 177750 59904 5 6 7 7 11 8 9 10 11 I wheel Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 106732X624 Rim, Front 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) 9040H Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) 106108X624 Rim, Rear 177751 Tire, Rear 7152J Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 104757X428 Cap, Axle 144334 Sealant, Tire 10 oz. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 1 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 4 6 6 5 13 19 20 13 19 15 lift-rh I pc.stlt 32 44 9 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 36 37 38 40 41 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 4939M 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 155097 123935X 17060516 19112410 155098 Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT Shaft Asm Lift RH w/lnf Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc E Ring #5133-62 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id Grip Handle Button Plunger 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 wA_sh 1/2-13 Uric Arm Suspension Rear Retainer Spring Bearing Pvt Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8 - 24 Pointer Height Indicator Plug Hole BIk 1.485/1.515 Dia. ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga. Indicator Height STLT NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 MOWER DECK 157 0 '_'_ 67 68 o 156 ,_ 7 • 36 '°/F ,_ 143 15 144 4: 37 46 _145 f184 148 106 "_ 102 103 105 119 118 21 23 26 27 5 / 6 19 21 42D 46 man-t-path sUt 4. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 182032 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 52 53 54 55 56 59 67 DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck STD624008 Retainer Spring 178024 Bar Sway Deck 850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 STD551137 Washer, Lock 140296 Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) 134149 Blade, 42" Mulching Std (For mulching mowers only) 139775 Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) 138971 Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 110485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Mower Deck 72140506 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric 177563 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 131491 Rod, Hinge 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 129963 Washer, Spacer 153535 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toplock, Flanged STD533717 Bolt 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc 140088 Guard, Mandrel, LH. STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer, Hardened 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc 184907 Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake 178515 Washer, Hardened 155046 Arm, Idler 165723 Spacer, Retainer 141043 Guard, TUV Idler 149846 Knob Custom Oval KEY NO. PART NO. 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 113 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 134 135 136 138 139 140 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 184 -- 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 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720408 STD533717 19131410 130794 186917 DESCRIPTION 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 Wheel, Gauge Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc 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. Whl. Ga. Front LH Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 In Washer Flat 3/8' Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga. Mandrel Assembly (Includes Housing, Shaf and Shaft Hardware Only-Pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck - Order separately mulcher cover and gauge 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 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 206-545C 35A 8 157 18 47 / _,,,,31A 4 34 15 79 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 206-545C KEY NO. PART 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 778370 786188 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 780199 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 DESCRIPTION Transaxle Cover Needle 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 Cellar Shift Rod & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14) Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include. 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Drive Pin Spacer 1.130 X .695 Ball 5/16" dia Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" Spring .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" 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) Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W Oil Seal 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) KEY NO. PART NO. 39 40 786026 792076A 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 65 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786086 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 77 79 82 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) Axle (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 Seal 3/4" Gear Oil 80W90 Replacement MST 206-545C Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I j6 2 27 1\ CRANKCASE] 2_ /5 _22 / 0--19 J a_----8 5O tD TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 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 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 DESCRIPTION 24-033-01-S Kit, breather cover w/gasket (Includes 2-4) 24-041-23-S Gasket, breather 24-096-87-S Cover, breather 25-139-60-S Plug, allen hd. 1/8" M-645020 Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20 (4) 25-351-01-S Lifter, valve (4) 24-755-66-S Kit, valve train (Includes 8,11,12) 24-411-05-S Rod, push (4) 24-041-08-S Gasket, cylinder head (2) 24-318-70-S Head assembly, #2 cylinder 25-186-01-S Arm, rocker (4) 24-599-01-S Pivot, rocker arm (4) M-640034-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34 (4) 12-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange M 10xl .5x90 (8) 24-755-74-S Kit, valve cover - plain (Includes 16,17) 24-153-23-S O-Ring 24-086-32-S Screw, shoulder (4) 24-445-01-S Strap, lifting 24-016-01-S Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2) 24-016-02-S Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) 24-017-01-S Valve, intake (Std.) (2 24-017-02-S Valve, intake (.25) (2) 66-032-05-S Seal, valve stem (2) 235011-S Retainer, spring (4) 24-089-02-S Spring, valve (4) 12-173-01-S Cap, valve spring (4) 12-755-03-S Kit, retainer (4) 24-318-67-S Head assembly, #1 cylinder 24-755-76-S Kit, valve cover - breather (IncL 16,17,28) 25-313-02-S Grommet, rubber 24-755-57-S Kit, breather separator (Includes 28,30-33) M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (2) 24-445-02-S Strap, breather 24-126-44-S Bracket, breather separator 24-112-12-S Spacer 24-326-55-S Hose, Breather DESCRIPTION 10 11 12 24-032-01-S Seal, oil front Crankcase (USE: Miniblock 24 782 34) 24-294-13-S Fitting 24-380-13-S Pin, dowel locating (6) 24-067-13-S Connecting Rod (Std.) (2) 24-067-14-S Connecting Rod (.25) (2) 24-874-17-S Piston wiRing Set (Std.) (2) (Includes 7, 8) 24-874-18-S Piston wiRing Set (.25) (2) 24-874-19-S Piston wiRing Set (.50) (2) 24-874-14-S Piston wiring set (.08) 24-108-11 -S Ring Set (Std.) (2) 24-108-12-S Ring Set (.25) (2) 24-108-13-S Ring Set (.50) (2) 24-018-01-S Retainer, piston pin (4) 12-422-09-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-13-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-07-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-08-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-10-S Shim, camshaft 12-422-11 -S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 12-422-12-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) 24-012-10-S Camshaft 52-139-09-S Plug, cup M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24-018-04-S 24-402-05-S 12-153-01 -S 24-126-19-S 12-123-04-S M-545016-S 12-153-02-S 24-038-04-S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24-755-46-S 12-153-03-S 24-018-09-S M-931010-S 28-032-09-S 24-468-15-S 24-144-38-S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Bracket, oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (Includes 21, 22) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22) O-Ring, dipstick Retainer, ring Washer, nylon (top) Seal, governor cross shaft Washer (bottom) Shaft, governor cross NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 SLOWER IGNITION/ELECTRICAL[ _ F HOUSING AND BAFFLES I 3 _5 I_ _, '--7 _j16 17 AiR INTAKE I 8 \\ \ I' 6 lO_ 2@ 52 \ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 IGNITION/CHARGING BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 54-755-15-S Kit, grass screen Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18- 1 2 3 4 5 c rew, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4) M-403025-S X-25-92-S Washer, plain 5/16" (4) 24-112-04-S Spacer, grass screen (4) 25-086-47-S Bolt, shoulder M6 X1 .OX16 S(4) 24-157-08-S Fan 12-086-14-S Screw, hex.flange M10x1.5x46 12-468-03-S Washer, plain 3/8". X-42-15-S Key 24-025-04-S Flywheel 25-403-03-S Rectifier-regulator X-25-92-S Washer, plain 3/16" (2) 24-086-18-S Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8 (2) 236602-S Connector (3 contact) 54-755-09-S Kit, 15 amp stator (Includes 24 126 71-S) 12-132-02-S Spark Plug (2) M-548025-S Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2) 235173-S Clip, cable 48-154-02-S Clip, cable X-25-63-S Washer, plain 1/4" 24-584-01-S Module, ignition(2) M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x2O (4) NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-126-71-S Bracket, stator wire X-22-11-S Washer, lock 1/4" 24-176-82-S Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 5"- 12 gauge 24-518-12-S insulated grip barrel eyelets) 24-113-18-S Decal, grass screen 25-454-03-S Tie, wire (3) 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ------- DESCRIPTION 24-027-114-S Housing, blower (Incl. 2,24-096-85-s, 25-086- 24-100-01-S 91-s) Nut plastic (2) M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20 (4) 6 M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x16 (3) 7 M-551016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 8 M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.Ox16 (6) 9 24-146-16-S Plate, backing - # 2 side 10 24-146-20-S Plate, backing - # 1 side 11 24-063-20-S Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side 12 24-063-14-S Baffle, valley - #2 side 13 24-063-58-S Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side 14 24-063-60-S Baffle, valley- #1 side 15 M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8xl0 (2) NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-096-85-S Cover, blower housing 25-086-91-S Screwing 10-16X1/2 AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DESCRIPTION 54-755-01-S Kit, knob with seal (Includes 2,3) 25-341-03-S Knob, cover 24-153-20-S O-Ring 24-096-67-S Cover, air cleaner 12-100-01-S Wing Nut 24-096-01-S Cover, inner air cleaner 24-032-03-S Seal, inner air cleaner 24-083-02-S Precleaner, element 47-083-03-S Element, air cleaner 24-109-10-S Cup, fuel spitback 24-041-13-S Gasket, fuel spitback cup 24-094-33-S Base, air cleaner 24-041-14-S Gasket, air cleaner base 24-164-51-S Manifold, intake (Includes 15, 16) 24-041-52-S Gasket, carburetor 24-153-27-S O-ring(2)S M-651055-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.Ox55 (4) 18 19 20 24-126-130-S Bracket, air cleaner base M-545010-S Screw, hex flange M5X0.8X10(2) 24-063-51-S Baffle, fuel spit-back NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 ENGINE CONTROLS I 4 24 j G 27 OI L PAN / LU B RICATION / 19 14 54 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 STARTING SYSTEM OIL PAN/LUBRICATION KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DESCRIPTION 24-199-07-S Pan, oil assembly (Includes 2-11 ) M-645025-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.Ox25 M-83908O-S Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x80 (2) 25-098-09-S Starter, solenoid shift assembly (Includes 3-7) 25-086-113-S Screw,external torx head (3) 25-435-05-S Kit, solenoid (Includes 3) 25-755-33-S Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6) 25 141 05-S Ring 25-221-01 -S Kit, brush ENGINE (2) 5 6 7 8 CONTROLS KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 24-211-03-S 24-090-33-S M-641060-S 24-089-01 -S 25-158-08-S 24-079-04-S 25-158-11-S M-545016-S Bolt, round head square neck Lever, governor Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 Spring, linkage Bushing, linkage retaining Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 9 10 11 12 M-547050-S 24-089-03-S 24-126-56-S M-645016-S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 12-237-01-S 24-086-43-S 24-090-07-S X-20-1-S M-541050-S 24-468-01-S 24-089-45-S M-446030-S 24-090-13-S M-545020-S 24-089-51-S 24-090-05-S 41-468-03-S M-403025-S 24-079-22-S DESCRIPTION 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 M-631005-S Washer, plain 6 mm (2) 24-393-37-S Oil pump assembly (Includes 5,6) 24-381-11-S Tube, oilpickup 24-153-01-S O-Ring, Oil pump 24-043-12-S Screen, oil 24-043-12-S Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 9) 12-380-01-S Pin, governor regulating 52-448-02-S Tab, locking 12-144-02-S Shaft, governor gear 24-153-08-S O-Ring 24-136-01-S Nipple, oil filter 52-050-02-S Filter, oil 25-139-62-S Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" 52-032-08-S Seal, oil (PTO end) 24-086-17-S Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 24-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 (9) 25-139-57-S Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.RT.E (1) 19 Nut, hex. lock M5xO.8 Spring, choke return Bracket, control Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm c4/ lamp, cable (2) Screw, thread forming (2) Lever, throttle actuator Washer, lock 1/4" Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8 Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) Spring, governor Nut, hex. M4x0.7 Lever, throttle control Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x2O Spring, throttle limiter Lever, choke Washer, spring 1/4" Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 Linkage, choke 55 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 EXHAUST CRANKSHAFTJ I FUEL SYSTEMJ 2 \ / 5 6 9 9 ? 8 13 14 56 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273471 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624,TYPE NUMBER 65596 CRANKSHAFT FUEL SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 24-014-42-S 52-139-09-S Crankshaft (includes2) Plug, cup KEY NO. PART NO. 1 24-853-25-S 2 3 24-041-52-S 24-053-25 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24-041-14-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 47-154-01-S 24-353-03-S 25-237-14-S 24-086-12-S EXHAUST KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 24-041-49-S Gasket, exhaust (2) 2 25-072-04-S Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4) NOT ILLUSTRATED -PA-65596 Replacement Engine PA65596 -24-522-221 Short Block -24-782-34 Miniblock -24-755-107-S Gasket Set DESCRIPTION Kit, carburetor w/gaskets GlnCludes2-4) asket, carburetor Carburetor assembly (For information only not available separately) sService with kits 24-757-18,24-757-19-S, 24-757-20S, 24-757-22-S) Gasket, air cleaner base Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2) Clip, cable Line, fuel 10-5/8" (2) Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7xl 8 (2) 11 24-393-16-S Pump, fuel - pulse 12 24-100-01-S Nut, plastic (2) 13 15-353-04-S Line, fuel 11-1/2" 14 24-050-02-S Filter, fuel NOT ILLUSTRATED -24-757-18-S Kit, overhaul w/gaskets -24-757-19-S Kit, choke repair w/gaskets -24-757-20-S Kit, gasket -24-757-22-S Kit, solenoid replacement w/gaskets NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION u_ ¢,o _k down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees, Make turns gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3, Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure, 4. 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