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Owner's Manual
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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
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
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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
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@ 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®
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR 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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
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• 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.
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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
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BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. 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.
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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
\
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\
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
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Both Front._nks
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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•
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
35A
8
157
18
47
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34
15
79
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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
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CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND BREATHER
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27
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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
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SLOWER
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL[
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AND BAFFLES
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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
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ENGINE
CONTROLS
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27
OI L PAN / LU B RICATION
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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
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EXHAUST
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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
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ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
your tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees,
Make
turns gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
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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. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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