Craftsman 917.275970 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICReFTSMeN°I
DEN TRACTOR
22.0 HP, 50" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.275970
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This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
ab._ut th_ protd_ct, Call:
1 800 659 5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
SEARS, ROEBUCK
AND CO., HOFFMAN
ESTATES,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Warranty................................................
2
SafetyRules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation.......................8
Operation.............................................12
MaintenanceSchedule........................18
Maintenance........................................18
Serviceand Adjustments.....................22
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years.During
the first 30 daysof purchase,there will be no charges to service the product at your
homefor issuescovered by this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafter the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip chargewill apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warrantyappliesonly while this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
• Expendableitems which becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limited to
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners,belts, and oil filters.
• Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups
Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operator abuse, includingbut not limited to, damage
caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limitedto, electrical and mechanicaldamage caused by improperstorage,failureto use the proper
grade and amountof engineoil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontained in the
owner'smanual.
• Engine (fuel system)cleaningor repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminated or oxidized(stale). Ingeneral,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate.
• Normal deteriorationand wearof the exteriorfinishes,or product label replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rentalpurposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
Forninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery includedwith this riding equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30
days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warrantyappliesonly while this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specific legal rights, and you may also haveother 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.
_IWARNING:
In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
,_WARNING:
• 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.
Do not coast down a
hill in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common
sense when towing. Operate only at the
lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some
of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• 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.
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
i Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
SPECIFICATIONS
5 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
i Oil Type
i (API-SF-SJ):
i'
i Oil Capacity:
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
W/Filter 4.0 Pints
W/O Filter 3.75 Pints
Spark Plug:
',Gap: .040")
Champion
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Reverse:
Tire Pressure:
Charging
System:
Battery:
Lo:
0.7
1.4
2.3
0.9
Front:
Rear:
QC12YC
Hi:
1.7
3.3
5.4
2.1
14 PSI
10 PSI
16 Amps @ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
35
280
UIR
Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 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.
_I_WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
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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).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
• Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
• Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
• Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
• Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
• Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair
specialists, who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
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For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
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®
Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Steering
Wheel Insert
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
Mower
(2) Flanged
(5) Retainer Springs
_:Pins
loop)
(2) Retainer Springs
(1) Front Plate
Assembly
, (single loop)
Gauge Wheels
©
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Centerlock Nuts
(2) Wheels
Video Cassette
For Future Use
Keys
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(2) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga.
Slope Sheet
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.
Steering
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
Wheel Insert
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet
(1) Tire pressure gauge
ex Bolt
Lock Washer
Steering
_
Large Flat
Wheel _
Washer
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When right or left hand is mentioned in this
manual, it means, from your point of view,
when you are in the operating position
(seated behind the steering wheel).
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Steering Shaft
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Remove mower and packing materials.
4. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
Steering
Sleeve
/
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
1. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and
large flat washer from steering shaft.
2. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
3. Slide the steering sleeve over the
steering shaft.
4. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
onto steering wheel adapter.
5. Secure steering wheel to steering shaft
with hex bolt, lock washer and large flat
washer previously removed. Tighten
securely.
6. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
7. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
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).
Label
i
L
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
INSTALLSEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
_iI,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.
Seat
Seat
tn
Shoulder
Bolts
Adj
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INSTALL MOWER
BELT
AND DRIVE
See MOWER AND DRIVE BELT ASSEMBLY Supplement Sheet for additional
guidance on this assembly.
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension arms are raised with
attachment lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Cut and remove ties securing anti-sway
bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to
left side of mower deck.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5. Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
6. Place the suspension arms on inward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
7. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
8. Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate and mower brackets.
Chassis
Double Loop
Bracket
Suspension
Retainer
Arms
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in
flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with
notch on head of pin. If necessary, move
mower side-to-side to give space between
plate and mower brackets.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
10. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
11. Raise deck to highest position.
12. Assemble gauge wheels as shown using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers,
and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts. Tighten
securely.
13. Adjust gauge wheels before operating
mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
Front
Mower
Bracket
Idler
Shoulder
Bolt
Front
Suspension
Brackets
Electric
Clutch
Pulley
Front Plate
Gau,
Wheel
Single
Loop
Retainer
Springs
_8
Washer
3/8-16
Center
Locknut
Double
Loop
Retainer
Spring
Use Pliers For
Retainer Springs
Loop Down
Bar
Deflector
Double Loop
Retainer Spring
(Inward pointing
deck pins)
Shield
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CHECK
MOWER
LEVELNESS
J CHECKLIST
For best cutting results, mower should
be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/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 operating condition.
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower
blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify
that the belts are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKESYSTEM
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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
H
NEUTRAL
ENGINE OFF
NIGH
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models
only)
&
L
ENGINE
BATTERY
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
CHOKE
START
&
&
&
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
I',,I
LOW
:_
,dl_,.,
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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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.
Ignition
Switch
ht Switch
Position
Ammeter
Throttle Control
Clutch Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke
Control
Brake
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Range Shift Lever
\
Gear Shift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the
headlights on and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
RANGESHIFT LEVER - Allows high (H)
and low (L) speed for all forward and
reverse gears.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER - Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake
into the brake position.
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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 standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
HOWTO 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.
Choke
Control
Push-Into
"Disengaged"
TO USE THROTTLE
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best mower performance.
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
"Engage"
Throttle
Control
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
"Brake"
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.
Key
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
"Disengaged"
"Drive"
. / Position
Position
Height Adjustment
Knob
Brake
"Engaged"
Position
Gear Shift
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 and range shift levers
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
CONTROL
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
GROUND DRIVE
• To stop ground
brake pedal all
• Move gearshift
tion.
drive, depress clutch/
the way down.
lever to neutral (N) posi-
ENGINE -
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position to allow engine to idle 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.
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (J_l) to raise cutting
height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise (v9 to
lower cutting height.
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
3. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES _JScengageattachment clutch control.
AUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Lift Lever
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GAUGE WHEELS
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Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height.
2. Lower mower with lift control. Remove
rear retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes in
bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pins. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer springs into clevis
pins.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_i, 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 q uickly to brake position
and engage parking brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and range
shift lever to low (L) position. 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.
Clevis Pin
Retainer
Spring _
Gauge
Low
_
TOTRANSPORT
Gauge /
Wheel
TO OPERATE
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
--_.
Bracket
_
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Lower mower with attachment lift control.
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TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND OTHER
ATTACH-
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.
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. 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.
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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• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
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.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
MOWING TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• 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.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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AS YOU COMPLETE
REGO
SERV,CE
R
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
B_ades
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Lubrication
Chart
0
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Check Battery Level
C_ean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle
Cooling
v'
Check WBefts
Check Engine Oil Level
Change
Engine Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine Oil (without oil filter)
N
Clean Air Filter
(_
Clean Air Screen
Inspect
E
Replace
Muffter/Spark
Attester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark Plug
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 _ Service more otten when operating
v'
under
a heavy
in di_ty or dusty
load or
conditions.
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.=tbs, maximum.
Do not ovedighten.
LUBRICATION
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Ball Joints
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be
checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
EACH
CHART
@
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
-@ Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Zerk
@Steerin(
Sector
Gear
Teeth
_Check/
® Engine
Add
Transaxle
Fluid
SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
@ General Purpose Grease
® Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
_) Spray silicone lubriant (Move Boots to
Lubricate)
USE
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.
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.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
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.
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 grade 8 heat
treated.
k_-Blade Bolt
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Center Hole
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
1 9Your tractor is maintenance
free.
Do not attemptto open or removecaps or
covers.Adding or checkinglevel of electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEANBATTERYANDTERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the battery and
terminals can causethe batteryto "leak"
power.
1. Removeterminal guard.
2. DisconnectBLACKbattery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Cleanterminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminalswith grease or petroleumjelly.
6. Reinstallbattery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY"in the SERVICEAND ADJUSTMENTSsectionof this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keeptransaxle free from build-upof dirt
and chaffwhich can restrictcooling.
CHECKTRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL
1. Block up rearaxle securely.
2. Removeleft rearwheel by removing
hub bolts.
3. Removefiller plug from transaxle. Oil
level mustbe evenwith plug threads.
If necessary,fill with SAE 30 motor oil,
API SF-SJ. Replacefiller plug.
4. Reassemblewheel to hub.
Transaxle Filler
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.
2.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Yellow
_
Cap'_
Drain _
Tube -
Plug
_
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and
C'°sed
! _- Locked
Position
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing upward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull down on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
upward 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. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULl.:' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°E Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
GRADES
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ENGINEOIL FILTER
Replacethe engine oil filter every season
or everyother oil change if the tractoris
used morethan 100 hoursin one year.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
MUFFLER
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 conditions.
1. Remove knobs and cover.
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.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
IN-LINE
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure with knobs.
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean
or dry cartridge.
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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.
rtridge
Fuel Filter_
Pre-Cleaner
" _--.:.
CLEANING
_
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission 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.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
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.
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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
TO REMOVE MOWER
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Turn height adjustment knob to lowest
setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-swaybar from bracket.
5. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
6. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms
from deck.
7. Raise attachment lift to its highest position.
8. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
9. Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
TO INSTALL MOWER
Follow procedure described in "INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual.
Suspension Arms
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.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• 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 3/16".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Front Mower Bracket
Clutch Pulley
Front Plate Assembly
Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer
Anti-Sway
Bracket
Retainer Springs
22
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Mandrel
BOTH FRONTPLATELINKS
EQUALINLENGTH
MUSTBE
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
ustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level sideto-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 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 "F" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate 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 housing, loosen
nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against
trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower housing, loosen
nut "H" from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "G" on both front links an
equal number of turns. The two front
links must remain equal in length.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against
trunnion on both front links.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will
change distance "F" by approximately
3/8".
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
NL
/
Front Plate
Trunnion
Assembly
TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
2. Remove screws from L.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
3. Roll belt over the top of L.H. mandrel
pulley.
4. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
5. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
6. Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
7. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
8. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and bolt in mower
housing.
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
9. Install belt in both idlers. Make sure
belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers
as shown.
10. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
11. Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley.
12. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly and
inside belt keepers.
2313. Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover.
Screws
L-oH_eM
and rel _
idle///#__
_
_ PulleyP_imary Idler Armspring
L.H. Mandrel
Clutch
Pulley
Bolt in
Mower
Housing
Mower Drive Belt
Belt Keepers
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
2. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
3. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover. Unhook
spring from bolt on mower housing.
4. Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley.
5. Remove belt from center mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel
pulley.
6. Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
7. Check secondary idler arm and idler to
see that they rotate freely.
8. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and sway-bar bracket.
9. Install new belt in lower groove of L.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center
mandrel pulley as shown.
10. Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley.
Make sure belt is in all grooves properly.
11. Reconnect spring to bolt in mower
housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel
cover.
12. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT' in
the Assembly section of this manual).
13. Reassemble mower drive belt (See
"TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT"
in this section of this manual).
Blade Drive Belt
L.H. Mandrel
Center Mandrel
• Screw
Secondary Idler Arm
Spring
Sway Bar Bracket
Idler Pulley
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TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
The electric clutch should provide years
of service. The clutch has a built-in brake
that stops the pulley within 5 seconds.
Eventually, the internal brake will wear
which may cause the mower blades to
not engage, or, to not stop as required.
Adjustments should be made by a Sears
or other qualified service center.
1. Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures .012"at all three slot locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
,-- Rotor
_\
i-Clutch Plate '_.0t
2"
Nylon
Slot!3>1 .Jl
Locknut (3)-'-1,_
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
I
_
_ _rake
_ Plate
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. 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 BRAKE
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.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Arm
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there is
a belt installation guide decal on bottom of
left footrest. It is not necessary to remove
mower.
BELT REMOVAL
1. Engage
belt).
2. Remove
-
parking
brake (creates
slack in
mower
drive belt from electric
clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section
3.
4.
5.
of this manual).
Roll motion drive belt
ley.
Roll belt off clutching
off engine pulley and
ley.
Pull belt out of all belt
BELT INSTALLATION
off transaxle
pul-
idler pulleys, then
front V-idler pulkeepers.
-
1. Place V part of belt into grooves on
engine pulley and front V-idler, making
sure to route belt inside of belt keepers.
2. Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto clutching
idler pulleys as shown.
3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vidler.
4. Place belt around transaxle pulley,
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
beginning at top.
down and engage parking brake.
V part of belt should engage transaxle
2. Measure distance between brake operpulley.
ating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
5. Place long lower section of belt
3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
6. Check to be sure belt is on proper side
becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut
of all belt keepers.
against nut "A".
7. Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric
clutch pulley.
25IMPORTANT:
Check Brake Adjustment.
Clutching Idler
Clutching Flat Idler
Belt
Keeper
Engine Belt Keeper
Pulley V-Idler
Belt
Keeper
_
.
_ransaxle
I Belt
Dr _,
Engin_ Twists
_[ J=" J--Pulle_
Be t Pulley
Keeper
As Viewed from Bottom
TO ADJUST
MENT
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE
FRONT
WHEEL
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
-
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
AqLWARNING: 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.
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 CABLES,
REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis
2.
and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
B
REAR WHEEL-
1. Block rear axle securely.
2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
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.
Retaining
Ring
Axle
Cover
Weak or Dead
Battery
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING 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
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same position as old battery.
5. Reinstallterminal guard.
6. First connectRED battery cableto
positive(+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown.Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACKgroundingcable to
negative(-) battery terminal with remaininghex bolt and keps nut.Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
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 swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
Keps Nut
Terminal
Access
-"
Hex
Bolt
(Red) Cable
Guard
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
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 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
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.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine-governed high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
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HoO__g?t?ire
j
27
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Swivel
Clamp
Screw
Claml:
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which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
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).
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the trac_will
not be used for 30 days or more.
WARNING: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
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.
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
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will not start
CORRECTION
Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
=
3_
4_
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8_
10. Engine
valves
out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
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Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
4_
Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
6_
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
8_
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks but
will not start
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
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. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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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
iPROBLEM
LOSS _ power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water
in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
iExcessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
i Engine continues
ito run
,when operator
i leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
Poorcut-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.
2.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
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. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11 .Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/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
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. 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.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Switch is "OFF".
1. Turn switch "ON".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned ou 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Faulty light switch.
3. Check/replace light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Blown fuse.
5. Replace fuse.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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"
2. Replace mower drive belt.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275970
SCHEMATIC
BLACK
RED
BATTERY
SOLENOID
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BLUE
I
LINE
I
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FUEL SHUT-OFF
LENOID
IGNITION
UNiT
SPARK
PLUGS
GAP
(2 PLUGS
T
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
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db,
C_AAMR
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PUT
REGULATO:
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RED
28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM (REGULATOR
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
OFF
ON
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M + G + A1
3N + LIGHTS B+A1
"MAKE"
D_SCONNECTED)
HEADLIGHTS
CIRCUIT
C+G,B+H
C+F,B+E,A+D
RELAY
NONE
L+A2
ON
B + A1
NONE
START
B + S + A1
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING,
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
•
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
GFC
H
B
DA
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
79
81
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
185464
146149
108824X
73510400
170697
160784
175566
140403
170238
17720408
131563
178861
122822X
174652
141940
175242
109748X
Battery
Belt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Held down Battery Dash Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch Interlock
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Plunger
Switch, lgn
Key, Ignition
Harness lgn.
Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Switch, PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Light Asm.
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.275970
148
161
F152
158
37
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J
130
68 F
31
162
17
150
138
122
_7
159
_3o
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28
17
16
56
91
45
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20
19
84
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63
17
67
63
17
60
_
24
85
86
chassis=stealth
'_66
40-vgt
36
TRACTOR
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.275970
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
50
56
58
60
63
66
67
68
70
84
85
86
88
91
106
122
130
137
138
139
142
144
148
150
152
153
156
157
158
159
161
162
165
180375
175282
73680700
163976X428
157882
17720408
184668
175260X613
121794X
17060612
174515X613
19131312
STD523710
STD541437
179717X613
179716X613
145051X014
161419
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
179772X613
175278
136939
136940
154913
175476
154914
183569
17000616
19131614
17490608
156973
17490508
177679
142992
144911
74780716
STD551143
180374
17580520
161464
171875
74780716
179125X428
171873
161897
161900
164655
175352
177956
179761
17000512
161840
17670608
17000612
179612X428
142432
183554
Rail, Frame RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14UNC
Dash YTGT 2 Cyl
Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm., Pnt Stealth YTGT
Cover, Access
Screw
Grille
Washer 13/32x13/16x12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, SIkscr Vgt
Brace, Supt 1-pc VGT Strg
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Plate Asm
Washer 11/32x11/16x16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket Fender
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Screw Thdr 3/8-16 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
Screw ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2
Keeper, Belt
Stop, Over Center Mower
Bracket, Support Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Gr. 5
Washer, Lock Hvy Hid Spr 7/16
Rail, Frame Lh
Screw, Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr. 5
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
Shield Browning
Lens Asm. Stealth Bar
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Bar Stealth Bar
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console Fuel Window
Screw HexWsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 Unc
Bracket Support FueITank
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
GROUND DRIVE
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37
6
36
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65
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66
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12
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275970
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
150
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561210
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
73750800
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
633A109
106932X
136925
136923
137552
17490528
73350600
137213
19131616
71673
137648
149412
121749X
150035
74321016
178575
73931000
8883R
145170
138228
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
161590
105706X
137153
141756
122253X
122268X
137524
STD551143
74780720
154752
179163
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73900600
9858M1
Washer, Thrust, Axle
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Pin, Cotter
Wheel, Hub Assembly
Klip, Ring
Belt, Hub
Disc, Brake
Yoke, Brake Disc
Nutlock 1/2-20 Unf
Washer, Special
Bushing
Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga.
Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4
Spring
Lever, Brake
Cam, Brake Disc
Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4
Gearshift, Lever Assembly
Knob
Support, Puck Brake
Puck, Brake Top
Spring, Return
Screw, Hex Wsh Thd. 5/16-18 x 1-3/4
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16
Brake, Red
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Nyliner
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, Interlock Switch
Lecknut #10-24
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Red
Belt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Clutch, Arm Assembly
Bearing, Idler
V-Belt
Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Spring Clip, Connecting Link
Pulley, Transaxle
Washer, Lock 7/16
Belt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Flat
Pin, Roll
Hub, Cover
Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Uric
Key, Woodruff
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275970
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8
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275970
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
41
42
139768
178557
6855M
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12000029
184946X505
74781044
136518
73901000
121749X
STD551137
STD541537
145103
175572
156011
172020X428
100711L
155105
152927
19133812
STD523710
139769
3366R
17000612
104239X
138136
19111610
STD551131
74780512
138059
186799
155246
17490508
Wheel, Steering
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Bearing, Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip #T5304-75
Cap, Spindle
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF
Shaft Asm., Steering
Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg. BIk
Screw
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Belt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Cap, Wheel Steering
Bearing, Col. Strg.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing, Flange
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16
Belt, Fin Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18x 1/2 Tyt
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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NUMBER
917.275970
ENGINE
69
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
Engine Bdggs, Model No.
40H777-0241-E1
(Order parts from engine manuf.)
Muffler Side
149723
121361X
Pulley V-Idler
177748
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine VGT
175287
Bushing
170056
Clutch Electric
143996
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
179115
Tank Fuel Rear 5.0
179124X428 Cap Asm. Fuel
175437X505 Control Throttle
171875
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4 - 20 X 5/8
175440X505 Control Choke
11050600
Washer Ext Tooth 3/8
73920600
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
3645J
Bushing
139277
Stem Tank Fuel
7834R
Fuel Line
137180
Spark Arrester Kit
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
[ SPARK
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
39
40
41
123487X
17490636
17490664
126197X
42
43
45
47
62
69
70
71
74
79
81
82
83
84
10040700
179953
73510400
175288
146629
165391
176069
176070
162295
183906
148456
181654
171877
17060624
ARRESTER
KIT J
DESCRIPTION
Clamp Hose
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 UNC
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 UNC
Washer 1-1/20D X 15/32 ID X
.250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 3.75 Gr. 5
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
Spacer
Shield Heat Muffler CV-Intek
Gasket
Tube Exhaust LH
Tube Exhaust RH
Elbow Street Brass
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Plug Oil Drain Easy
Bolt 5/16-18unc X 1-3/4 W/Sems
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
15
180597
180166
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
180186
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
Seat
Bracket Pivot Fender
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18Uncx 3/4 w/Sems
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2
Spacer, Split
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
16
17
18
19
20
21
37
38
39
Spring, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5
Washer 17/32x1-3/16x12 Ga.
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x 1
Washer Flat 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
121250X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541431
71110616
19131610
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
DECALS
6
10
8
19
12
1
17
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
182168
164085
186316
186317
149516
6
8
9
10
133644
186318
186282
156439
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, Dash
Decal, Hood, Craftsman, RH
Decal, Hood, Craftsman, LH
Decal, Battery DNGR/PSN
ENG Asm
Decal, Maintenance
Decal SD, PNL
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
11
12
14
17
19
23
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181249
146047
160397
186399
138047
106202X
179768X428
179769X428
185380
185381
Decal, Clutch/Brake
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Engine
Decal, Battery
Reflector, Taillight
Pad, Footrest LH
Pad, Footrest RH
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
Manual, Owner's (Span)
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
11
4
10
5
9
6
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106228X624
106277X624
8134H
7154J
106230X
140183
278H
& TIRES
3
4
7
10
9
8
12
7
8
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DESCRIPTION
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Rim Assembly, Front
Rim Assembly, Rear
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
Tire, Rear
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
6856M
Fitting, Grease
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle (Front Wheel Only)
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
LIFT ASSEMBLY
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42
43
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38
34
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76
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
23
24
26
29
30
31
121006X
180045
159189
12000022
19292016
71110624
125631X
122365X
122364X
183894
146704
163552
139868
169865
STD624008
73350800
73800800
150233
110807X
19131016
Rod Asm. Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-Ring Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Button
Spring 0.62 OD x 2.125
Link Lift
Retainer, Spring
Arm, Suspension Vgt
Bearing
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Uric
Nut, Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
32
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
75
76
78
80
82
137150
137167
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
73540600
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
175805
175560
175689
126684X
169484
Spring, Compression lnf Hgt
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, lnf 3/8-16 Uric
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16
Plate Asm Susp Front
Pin Flange
Trunnion Front Susp.
Washer Shim
Retainer Clip
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
917.275970
MOWER DECK
55
45
44
116
53,
48
48
48
l
I
47
59
64
1
36
2
22
2
21
42
99
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275970
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
181606
STD541413
72110506
7631J
138457
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
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137380
156468
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
30
137553
137152
110485X
174493
106735X
19111016
105304X
123713X
137607
110452X
110509X428
136320
19111216
STD551037
132823
173984
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
178342
153535
129963
72140610
72110616
72110608
137166
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Weldment 50
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
Runner, Mower LH
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer, Spring
Bar, Sway Deck
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Patched
Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8 Unplated
Washer, Hard Blade Mower
Vented
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 50" Hi-Lift Std
Blade, 50" Hi-Lift Premium
(For better wear )
Shaft Asm., W/Lower Brg
Housing, Mandrel 50" Vent
Bearing, Ball Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Vented
Red, Hinge
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion Deflector
Bracket, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector Mower
Runner, RH
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Spacer, Spring Stop Idler
Screw Thdrol Rolling Washer
Head
Nut, Fig Top Lock Cntr 9/16
Pulley, Mandrel
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Stiffener, Arm Idler
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
38
39
40
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
99
116
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173979
131494
174375
STD533107
136460
165723
STD541437
74760628
137200
137729
136574
137272
137273
184058
180807
148763
144959
138687
136577
133957
184219
139031
136573
178515
72110504
19121414
151831
156009
73930600
72110614
73680500
143651
181689
DESCRIPTION
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler Flat
Pulley, Driven
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Arm, Idler Secondary
Spacer, Retainer
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
Cover, Mandrel RH
Screw, Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Cover, Mandrel LH
Arm, Idler Primary
Spring, Secondary
Pulley, Idler V Groove
Shield, Idler
V-Belt, Mower Primary
V-Belt, Mower Secondary
Spring, Primary
Bar Asm., Wheel Gauge
Wheel, Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder
Pin, Clevis
Bracket, Wheel Gauge
Washer Hardened
Bolt Carriage 5/16 x 1/2
Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga
Pulley Idler Flat Mower
Keeper, Belt Idler 44/50"
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Nos. 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 33)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.275970
TRANSAXLE
3
5
4
6
J
2
2O
7
8O
15
74
70
73
72
71
r,
41
25
24
48
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275970
TRANSAXLE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4197R
12000034
4199R
4216R
4215R
4217R
174728
74020652
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
7392M
137261
4985R
6266H
4212R
137125
6276H
633A63
8118M
8740H1
122238X
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
4218R
6252H1
781 OH
6262H
7393R
992R1
139111
4986R
122254X
6269H
5855H
174731
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
6277H
4225R
7396H
4198R
4200R
7395H
160789
174729
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
13320400
17580520
6271H
13060200
4895H
4222R
1529R
DESCRIPTION
Axle Shaft
Retaining Ring
Final Drive Gear
Differential Gear
Differential Pinion
Differential Carrier
Axle Thrust Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4
(1" Thread Length)
Steel Ball
Spring Shift Fork Detent
Shift Fork, High-Low Range
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Pinion
Shaft, Brake
Snap Ring, Crescent Type
High-Low Range Gears
Needle Bearing
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low
Range
Differential Pinion Spacer
Differential Pinion Rushing
Gripco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24
Shift Fork, R.H.
Oil Seal
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft
Shift Fork, L.H.
Shift Shaft, High-Low Range
Oil Seal
Pressure Relief Valve
Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft
and Bearings, R.H. (Includes
Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50,
63, 77 and 82)
Dowel Pin
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Bearing Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase and Bearings, L.H.
(Includes Key Numbers 18, 25,
49, 50 (2), 51 and 52)
Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.P.T.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Oil Seal
Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.P.T.
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
8119M
4220R
4209R
4213R
4442R
4195R
4214R
4194R
7528R
4208R
4207R
7398H
4203R
DESCRIPTION
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
3rd Reduction Pinion, Low
4th Reduction Gear
3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer
2nd Reduction Gear Shaft
Final Drive Pinion
1st Reduction Gear Shaft
1st Reduction Shaft Spacer
3rd Reduction Pinion High
2nd Reduction Gear
Needle Bearing
Low Speed Gear and 2rid
Reduction Pinion Cluster
Reverse Gear
65
4204R
Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32
66
2898J
67
12000033
Klip Ring
Intermediate Speed Gear
68
4205R
69
4206R
High Speed Gear
Thrust Bearing Race
70
1370H
Intermediate and High Speed
71
633A69
Cluster Pinions
72
139120
Input Shaft
Low Speed Pinion
73
4201R
74
12000008
E-Ring
Reverse Idler Gear
75
1153R
77
6803J
Needle Bearing
79
1167R
Sealing Washer
Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20
80
73360700
Oil Seal
81
6270H
82
136984
Reverse Idler Shaft
84
5384J
Gearshift Lever, Bent
85
2978J
Gearshift Cap
Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin
86
633A85
87
8739H1
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
88
4924H
Spring
89
19151516
Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.
Shift Mechanism Seal
90
110542X
Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Ga.
91
19181511
92
75J
Gearshift Gate and
Reinforcement
Shift Ball Cover Gasket
93
6274H
Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4
94
76020412
Screw, Hex, Washer, HD.
96
159783
97
633A109
Gearshift Lever Assembly
98
174741
Transaxle, 6 Speed,
Complete Assembly
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
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917.275970
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777,TYPE
929A_
NUMBER 0241-E1
10
213_
267g
216
967
188
265_
305
267
471523
842 _
654 @
531
865
447A
524 ©
163 _
617
220_
1035 _
250
750 g
15_
1027
865B_
_
o
54
212
943_1_"
o
691 _
20_
5O
©
_
929
_
89
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275970
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777,TYPE
1868_
NUMBER 0241-E1
I
35
35
36 _
1029
7
1100
798_
51@
211
o35_
_9:_ °
_24o_
418_
I
___
121CARBURETOR
51
601
OVERHAUL
38 _ _, _,
397_ ,,___1,_
,2311
972_
KIT
137_
51A_
14L_
918_
616
1128,I-r]
I
108_
I
I_1
i
I
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rl
552G
51A_
105,
_-_,J_l
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15o_
I
11311130
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1_i'_,
0,2_ i 150_,_
1552A_,42404
_o 51__!_
1123 _
1124_
276 _
105_
104 _,
552A8
691 _
987_
_..__J
1123o
GASKET SET
117_
933 _
19o@
977 CARBURETOR
51A_
672 _-_
1123_
118
137_
150_]
1124_
, ...,....,
1127,_
276 @
g47 I
276 _
276Q
987_)
633 @
51
95'
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275970
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777,TYPE
NUMBER 0241-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
7_
,63_
51
1022
868 _)
526
501
573
405
695
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
3©
163_
2O
9_
513_ l
276 Q
51A_
783 _,_
868O
_
691
"_
I
I
943 @
842
524
1022
69P
52
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275970
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777,TYPE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
690231
499585
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
25
391086
690069
697580
697581
690962
499601
690937
690960
690942
690945
690360
690946
691047
690947
694966
691053
222698
698429
698433
25
698434
25
698435
26
26
698430
698436
26
698437
26
698438
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
690975
690229
499583
690976
697576
499597
690963
690963
690964
499586
690977
690978
698178
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
118
695241
690949
690950
690951
695240
691055
698425
691056
690283
690718
499802
690984
690985
690986
690232
690989
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto
Side)
_ .
• Seal-Oil (Magneto bide)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
,+Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
,Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.030" Oversize)
Lock-PistonPin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (40H777-0241-E2
Replacement Engine)
Manifold-Intake
,{3+Gasket-Intake
• {3:1:Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
{3 Pin-Float Hinge
{3 Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
{3 Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
121
125
130
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
165
187
499811
499804
690993
499805
499806
499803
690994
499807
499808
690979
690995
690996
691001
693148
691050
187A 697712
188 690960
192 690083
209
697674
211
691019
212
695238
213
691021
216
691022
219
698231
220
690412
222
691023
227
691048
231
690718
240
695666
250
690957
252
690956
265
691024
267
695134
276
690997
287
690960
304
698073
305
691005
309
691262
310
691263
311 497608
332
691059
333
691060
334
691061
337 491055
358
694012
363
691062
383
690966
385
690960
387
808656
404
690442
RPM Settings:
{3
5
+
Included
Included
No. 121
Included
977
Included
1095
NUMBER 0241-E1
DESCRIPTION
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
Tube-Fuel Transfer
{35 Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
{3Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
{35Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
,+Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-RockerArm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Bracket-Choke Control
Link-Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Lever-GovernorControl
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Retainer-Breather
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
,{3+Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
NOTE: All component dimensions
in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
given
TRACTOR
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917.275970
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777,TYPE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
405
418
445
447
447A
467
474
501
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
697820
690999
695667
691003
690960
691008
691063
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
690960
......
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
617
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
695
697
703
718
726
729
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
797A
798
801
802
803
690552
690553
690311
691009
691038
690317
691045
697891
690960
690998
66538
690958
691215
690234
690657
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
694123
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
698330
691029
693167
697890
691283
691286
......
842
847
851
855
865
691031
499602
493880
698072
691012
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Back Plate)
Plate-Carburetor
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Knob-AirCleaner
Alternator
Regulator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
• Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter (Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
{3:1:Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Boot-SparkPlug
Nut(Carburetor)
Spacer
{3:l:Gasket-CarburetorPlate
• Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter (Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
• Seal-Dipstick/Tube
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
TerminaI-Sparkplug
Adapter-Air
Cover-Air Guide
PART
NO.
865A 691014
865B 691015
868
690968
877
393456
914
691127
918
694000
929
695239
929A 691003
943
690589
947 499809
965 499613
967
273638
968
698075
975 499810
977 499812
987
691000
1005 499603
1013 690954
1017 690770
1019 690103
1022 690971
1023 499599
1023A499600
1024 499054
1026 690981
1026A690982
1027 696854
1029 690972
1035 691042
1036 695704
1051 691265
1058 274794
1070 691058
1090 691293
1095 694013
1100 690973
1119 691183
1123 690987
1124 690988
1126
1127
1128
1169
1267
RPM
°
{3
:I:
+
690991
690992
690990
693140
698440
Settings:
DESCRIPTION
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-AirGuide
.+ Seal-Valve
Wire/Connector- Alternator
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Hose-Vacuum
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
• SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
{3$SeaI-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Nipple-Oil Filter
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
,+Gasket-RockerCover
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1)
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2)
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Steel)
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Kit-Valve Overhaul
Pivot-RockerArm
Screw (Alternator)
Q:_:SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer)
Q:_:SeaFO Ring (Fuel Transfer
Tube)
....
Screw (FueITransrer l uoe)
Screw (Float Bowl)
{3Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
Screw (CarburetorCover Plate)
Latch-Blower Housing
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit,
Key. No. 121
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.
No. 977
Included in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: ,All component
._. incnes
54
NUMBER 0241-E1
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in
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