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Owner's Manual
£RAFTZMANo
20.5 HP
ELECTRIC
START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270961
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and Instructions before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.comlcraftsman
Warranty................
: ............. _.................. 2
Safety Rules ......... i ...... ...... _.................. 2
Product Specifications ......._...._ ............. 5
Assembly ....... :......_ ...... _
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Operatio n ....... .i...... ....... _...... _............... 11
Maintenance
Schedule _......:................ 18
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LIMITED
Maintenance ....................................... 18
Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Storage ............................................... 29
Troubleshooting ................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordering .................... .Back Cover
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TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will re]_.ir or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence,
improper storage or
accident or the failure to maintain the equipment
according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Riding
equipment
used for commercial
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
or rental purposes.
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
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.
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.
ESTATES,
IL 60179
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
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guard in place.
• Slow down beforeturning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always tum off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Tum 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
blades and proceed
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near 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.
CHILDREN
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 mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
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.
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 recommen dations 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
slowly straight
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful cars of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or intedere
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.
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
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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
• 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.
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,
• Be sure the area is clear of other
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
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 abso-
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
lutely 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
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.
If tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
responsible adult.
• Be alert and tum 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.
_CAUTION:
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.
_Look for this symbol to point out imporsarety precautions. It means CAUTIONI!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
dAeCA.U'r.ION: In .order toprevent accintai starting when semng up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
ACAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
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_,WARN, IN G: Th.e engine exhaust from
this prooucl contains cnemicais Known
to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MAINTENANCE
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°FI
3.0PINTS
API-SF/BG/SH):
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
VALVE
ADJUSTMENT
GROUND
SPEED
(MPH):
CUSTOMER
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATFERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:U1R
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor:
• Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
WARNING:
INTAKE:
,004"-.006"
EXHAUST'..007"-.009"
FORWARD: 5.5
REVERSE: 2.4
FRONT:
REAR:
BLADE BOLT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is
available on this product. Contact your
nearest Sears store for details;
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR J19LM
TIRE
PRESSURE:
AGREEMENT
This tractor
is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arreSter meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is useo, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
14 PSI
10 PSI
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federat laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Department
(See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
27-35 FT. LBS
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman 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
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians
and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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Steering
Wheel
©
Steering
Sleeve
Steering
Wheel
Extension
Shaft
teering
t
Adapter
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Wheel
Insert
0
(1) Lock
washer
3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Large Flat
Washer
@
(1)
Locknut
5/16-18
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
sher Seat
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
j_
(T,-J
Keys
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely,
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(t) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
gauge
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).
TO REMOVE
TRACTOR
any staples in skid that may puncture
tires where tractor is to roll oft skid.
Hex Bolt
---------Lock
Washer
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
Steering
Wheel insert
_lJ
_
arge Flat
CARTON
Washer
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
Boot
Extension
Shaft _
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
5/16 Hex Bolt
5116 Locknut-_
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION
SHAFT AND
BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter trom
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel sO cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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Lower Steering
#
Shaft
?.
_
,j__',
".
•
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Tabs
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift hood to raised position.
• If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one
hour at 6-10 amps. (See =BATTERY"
in Maintenance section of this manual
for charging instructions).
"'"
INSTALL
"°'
'
Label
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening
knob.
adjustment
• Remove• adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bo_t. Tighten shoutder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive you
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid,
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT* in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location
and function of controls)
[!ILWARNING:
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,
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Release parking brake.
Shoulder Bolt
Seat Pan
Seat
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
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• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
INSTALL
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever
in neutral position.
° Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK
DECK LEVELNESS
OF ALL
PLATE
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mutcher plate and
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
manual.
CHECK
FOR PROPER
MULCHER
(If previously
removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mutcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
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• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Mulcher
Shield
section of this
POSITION
BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly,
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower isnow ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
propedy adjusted_ See =TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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_CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE
AND
SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT,
PLEASE REVIEWTHE
FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
•/
All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
4" 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).
,f 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,
/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUF
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION
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THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT ITEMS:
/ Engine oil is at proper level.
•/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular
,/Become
unleaded
gasoline.
familiar with all controls
- th_
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission
purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
=PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation
10
section
of this manual).
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Leam and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
LIGHTS ON
6
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
HIGH
KEEP AREA CLEAR
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEE'[" AWAY
(Automatic Models _nly)
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
....
.. • • •
Lever
Plunger
Choke
Throttle
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
Brake Lever
Moron
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
Institute.
MOTION
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
CONTROL
National Standards
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off,
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CHOKE CONTROL
- Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used to
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used to control
adjust the mower cutting height.
engine
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speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes. which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety,mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
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.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Lever
Choke
=Engaged" Position
=Disengaged"
Position
Throttk
Brake
=Engaged"
Clutch/
=Disen
Position.
Knob.
=Brake"
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
Motion
Control
Lever
Position
-
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
dl_ CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'n'LE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob
out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
position.
i brake pedal into full "BRAKE
Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
=backfire".
•Tum
ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by
turning the height adjustment knob in
desired direction.
• Turn knob clockwise ( _ ) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob countemleckwise (If_) to
lower cutting height.
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The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height
of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• 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
• Lower mower with attachment
control.
lift
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield place.
Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged"
Position
Lift
Lever High
Position
,':_:'_
Low
Position
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
Position
WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
fiat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Shield
TO OPERATE
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
3/8-16
Locknut_
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
Gauge Wheel
3houlder
Bolt
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is
located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
ON HILLS
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
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• Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more
than two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING
CARTS
A'n'ACHMENTS
AND OTHER
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENIGNE
OIL LEVEL
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness,
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
_1, WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
occur.
A CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Mainte:
nance section in this manual.
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.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• 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.
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• 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.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up
and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURE-
WARM WEATHER
above)
TOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
STARTING
(50 ° F and
PURGE TRANSMISSION
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER
below)
STARTING
A CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure
will remove any trapped air reside the
transmission which may have developed
during shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel
control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic ddve
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
(50 ° F and
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level
ground.
• Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission
to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
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• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately live (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
•
•
•
•
•
the outarea 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 dght so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of out desired.
When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best perton'nance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade
quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch With your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting yOur lawn when it is wet.
. Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
Off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
Conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.'
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
SERVICE
Check Tire
BrakePressure
Operation
Check
_
DATES
_
Check Operator Presence and
T
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
I_
I_
T
Lubrication Chart
0
Check Battery
R
Clean Battery and Terminels
Id _
_
V _
Level
Check Trarmaxle
Adlust Blade Belt(e)
Check
Oil Level
Engine
I_
Tension
Drive Belt(s)
Engine
I_
Cooling
Adjust Motion
Change
1_7
II_s
Tension
ll_s
V _
I_
Oil
E
N
Clean
Clean Air
Air Rlter
S_reen
G
Inspect Muffler/Spark
_1,2,._
_:
I_
I
I
Replece
N
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
=_.2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace
Spark
Plug
_=
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replece
_=
Fuel Filter
I_
1 - Change more often when opt-elf ng under a heavy load or in high ambient
2 - Service more often when operaifng In _rty or dusty conditions.
3 - If equipped with oil filter, chenge oil every 50 hours.
4 * Replace blades
temperatures.
more onen when mowing in land'/soil.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level.
• Check brake operation.
• Check tire pressure.
• Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
I_
5 - If equipped with adju_dabfil syltem.
6 ° Not required if equipped v_th mathte_rtce-free
battery.
7 - Tighten _ronl axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.*los, mixbnum.
DO not overtighten.
LUBRICATION
Zerk
(i)Front Wheel ,-,
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
Zerk
Beadng Ze_
(DGeneral Purpose Grease
(_Refer to Maintenance "Engine" Section
IMPORTANT:
DO not oil or grease the
_ivot points which have special nylon
earings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated; useonly a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always .observe safety rules when
pedormmg any maintenance.
BRAKE
OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highestgear, 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 descrifSed,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine:
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades,
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secudng blade.
• 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.
• Reassemble
hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 R. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heal
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
Trailing Edge Up
_ _/
Blade Center p_
Flat Washer_..._
Lock Washe,_"__ar
_--Hex
Bolt (Grade)
*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.
5/8" __n_BLa6e.
_
Center Hole
_!
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
_/oStem which is sufficient for normal use.
wever, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
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Keep
small vent
holes
Keep battery
bolts
tight.open.
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE:The odginalequipmentbatteryon
yourtractoris maintenancefree, Donot
attemptto open or removecaps or
covers.Addingor checkinglevel of
electrolyteis not necessary.
TO CLEANBATTERYANDTERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the batteryand
terminalscan causethe batteryto "leak"
power.
Remove terminal guard,
i
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See =REPLACING
BATTERY
in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable,
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials.
To
prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or hi_lh pressure
sprayer to clean coohng fins,
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized
service
center/department.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting m
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year•
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil
Drain
,,,.'_--_
Air Screen
ENGINE
Plug _
LUBRICATION
.
OIL Fill Ca_
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
DJpstsick_
2O
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Cleanwith a wire brush or
compressedair to removedirt and
stubborndried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOUNG
AREAS
tion ofthe cadddge. Do not oil cadddge.
Do not use pressudzedairtodeanor
dry cadddge.
Cover
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
extemal surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (mol'e often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, .dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run propedy using a
dirty air filler. 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
Wing
Plate
Foam Pre-
Air Screen
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
Could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting am
shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
•
•
•
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash llin liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil, Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil,
• ff very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections,
• Place new fuel filler in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are propedy positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartddge plate.
• Carefully remove cartddge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace carfddge.
* Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT"
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deteriora-
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CLEANING
i Clean
engine,
battery,
finish
°f
all f°fin'shed
reign mauttr_
r" seat
h isetc.
Keep
s aces
and wee
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
,& CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key =OFF" 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
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Piece attachment
clutch in =DISEN-
GAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spdng off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted onthe
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highes
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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.
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
Small Retainer Spring
Arms ._;_',._._.-_Square
Hole
ine Pulley
Retainer
Anti-Swa'
Link
Sides)
Housing
Large Retainer
Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are propedy inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
• Before making any necessary adjust.
ments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should b_
approximately 10-3/8 =.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut =E
on both front links an equal number <
turns.
• When distance =D" is 1/8" to 112" Iow_
at front than rear, tighten nuts "P
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut =F
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" Iow_
at front than rear, tighten nut "P
against trunnion on beth front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
,Mandrel
Bottom edge of
"D"
m°we_
"D"
°und
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Suspension
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
=E"
Nut
ADJUSTMENT
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side;
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower iS In
Front Links
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance =D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown,
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Nut =A"
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools, Park the tractor
on level sudace. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
-
• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
• Install new belt in reverse
removal.
order of
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler
_lley
TO ADJUST
Jam Nut
Do not touch this nut. If turther brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/department
TO REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level suflace. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pu_! belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine Pulley--
Clutchingldler_
._
Stationary Idler
operating arm and nut =A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and tum nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above.
Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest
authorized
service center/department.
MOTION
, r/1_-.
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TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when whee s are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
position and turn engine off..
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the
neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely,
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
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 your nearest
authorized service centerldepartment.
TO REMOVE
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
• • Replace washers
and snap
Neutral Lock Gate
Retaining Ring
Axle
Cover
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION
MENT
I
Square Key
(Reef Wheel Only)
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See
=PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation
section
retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat.tiv'es due to sl0w leaks, tire
sealant may be PUrchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
1/2 inch in the d rect on it s trying to
creep.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps; repeat above
steps until satisfied,
Motion Control
WHEEL
of this manual.
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TO START
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
REPLACING
BATTERY
• 1, CAUTION:
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
CAUTION:
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 negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
BATTERY
-
• Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect
BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
Hex Bolt
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
(Red)
Cable
!
q
-Negative
Cable
Guard
(Black)
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
"Negative"
"Positive" (+)
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
(-)
INTERLOCKS
Bolt
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
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FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor: Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartddge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
• 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.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
Clamp
Quarter
Headlight Wire
Connector
Choke Closed
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
the emission control devices and
of
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
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:
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
adjustment,
proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before Iooseningcable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position,
_Choke
Lever
Casing
Clam_
Screw
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
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are adjusted propedy (sea above).
• With engine off tum idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight anc
then tum out (counterclockwise)1-1/4
to 1-1/2tums.
FINALSE'I-rlNG• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
die Mixture
Screw
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
Lever
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise)
until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
Idle Speed_
Lever _
TEST -
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn, Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-govemed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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_r..---=_---,f
\Idle Mixture
Screw
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_. CAUTION: 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.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BAI-rERY
• 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 ='1"OCLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnscted 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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
• Drai_n the fuel tank.
• 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.
and carburetor
ENGINEOIL
Do not drain the gas tank
if using fuel stabilizer.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s),
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
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
warm,
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and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Service Adjustments
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
CORRECTION
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
attempting to start,
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Check
all wiring.
i, See
"To Adjust Carburetor"
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
in
•
•
•
•
•
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
• Depress
clutch/brake
• Disengage
attachment
pedal.
clutch.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
•
•
•
•
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control,
TROUBLESHOOTINq
;CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
(Continued)
•Build-upofgr_s,
leaves
andtmshundermowe_
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil
• Faulty spark plug.
CORRECTION
i
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel,
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged
part(s).
• Clean
underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or chang(
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill wit
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/
fins.
• Clead/replace
muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Enginecontinues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches an(
connections. If not correcte,
contact an authorized
service centeddepadment.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrelS.
i
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
_
• Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
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• Remove
obstruction.
• Replace
mower drive belt.
• Replace
• Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
CAUSE
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
I, Mower deck not level.
I • Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
•
•
•
•
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Io Blown
Battery will not
charge
fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
whenturning
engine
"OFF"
• Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Rep!ace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
•
•
•
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Replace battery.
• Check]clean
all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Replace alternator.
• Freewheel control in
=disengaged"
position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
• Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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• Purge transmission.
TRACTOR -. MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
SCHEMATIC
)
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
FUSE
STARTER
BLACK
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
I
{CLUTCH
OFF)
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
SPARK
IGNITION
UNIT
_
J
GAP
PLUG
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
• t4 rOt.T8 AC MIN_• _
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM,
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATrERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNmON
f_M _J(3_r's OFF_
_EADUGHTS
F,
O
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
70
PARr
NO.
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
73350400
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
170242
DESCRIFnON
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20x3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-I/2
HolddownBatteryFmnt Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
LightBulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
BoltBIkFinHex 1/4-20UNCxl/2
Cover,Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular6 Amp
ProtectionWire Loop (Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2
Harness Engine
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
58
12
31
207
2O7
6O
74
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CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
I<L=Y
NO,
PART
NO.
1 169830
2 169061
3 17060612
5 155272
9 168337X013
t0 STD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 169118
17 144983X558
18 126938X
20 156437
23 124028)(
25 19131312
26 STD541437
28 166271X558
29 155217X599
30 164919X558
31 139976
37 17490508
38 169834
51 73800400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD552507
58 140547
60 72140606
64 154796
74 STD541437
142 165867
143 154966
144 154207
145 156524
159 155123X428
206 170165
207 17670508
208 17670608
DESCI_IPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw. 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperH_x_l/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
HoodAssembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing,Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Looknut,Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Gdlle
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, FenderlSupport
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16.18 x 112TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 718
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
BoltFinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.7S
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
NutCrownlock3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod PivotChassis/Hood
Cuph_der
BoltShoulder 5/16.18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 ir_ch= 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
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169
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
71
72
PART
NO.
......
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
169498
7335(To00
106888X
STD551037
S1"D561210
145204
71673
169592
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
72110622
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
s'rD523712
140294
166691
17060612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
169183
19132012
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
Rod Shift FenderAdjust
PinCotter I/8xlCAD
WasherLockHwHetieal
BoltHexFLGHD5/16-18GR.5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
NutLockHexW/Wsh3/8-16Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spdng, Brake Rod
Washer
PinCotter I/8x3/4CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
BoltHexHd 5/16-18Uncx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
BellcrankClutchGmdDrvSTL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crowniock 5/16-16Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keepsr Belt Engine Hydro
Guide Belt RH Engine
Strap Torque Lh
Washer 13/32 x 1-114 x 12 Ga.
_
NO.
PART
NO.
73 169182
74 169496
75 121749X
76 STD58t075
77 123583X
78 121748X
81 165596
82 165711
83 19171216
84 169594
89 164890X428
90 124346X
95 170201
96 4497H
116 72110610
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74780416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
197 169613
198 169593
199 169612
200 72140508
202 7211(3612
DESCRIPTION
Strap Torque Rh
Spacer, Sp_it
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross
Spdng Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
LinkTransaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass
Retainer Spring 1"Zinc/Cad
Bolt Cerr. 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. _=
NutC rownlockl/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr, 5
Washer 518x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/6
Bert Shoutder 5/16-18 x ,561
Plate Fastening Lt
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nytiner
BoltShoulder 5/16-18UNC
BoltRDHD SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1
Bolt Cart SH 3(8-16 x 1-1/2Gr.5
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 {r_ch= 25A mm
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1 139768
2 154427
3 169840
4 169839
5 6266H
6 121748X
7 19272016
8 12000029
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
3O
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
3366R
169832
ST0551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
1913.3812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749)(
153720+
121232X
6855M
738(X)500
74780520
167902
74780616
160367
154404
72110618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
SteeringWheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washar 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Kllp
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steedng
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing,Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 X 3/8 Range
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock NutCenter 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
ExtensionSteering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Rn Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Belt Rhnd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-I14
Brace Axle
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inctles
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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ENGINE
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31
33
39
33
29
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
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ENGINE
_'Y
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
162152
17720410
3
.......
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
149723
144069
144O68
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
ST_o22507
165287
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
7392(To00
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
38
.......
39
45
81
109227X
17060612
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 461707-0145-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
ClampTube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt F';nHex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdro_3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/DebrisGuard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw l-r #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
ArrestorSpark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
Line Fuel
PlugOil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x ,06
Screw 3/8-16 x SMGML
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NO'rE: All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155926
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
16
16
17
21
22
24
25
Seat 3450 BIk/blkCraftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk }
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16uoc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1,5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
PART
NO.
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIP/1ON
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split28 X 96 Zinc
Spdng Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 114Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U,S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
6
7
3
1
4
11
2
20
22
19
14
14
13
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
163205
171696
171697
170933
133644
7
9
11
171809
163204
156811
DESCRIPRON
NO.
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Fend Auto Sears Go d
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal Maint Customer
SearsDom
DecalReplacementSrs
DecalFenderCmftsmanGold
Decal Fender STLTH Oper
Inst E/S
13
14
15
19
20
22
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- - -
146046
166927
160396
138047
166887
149516 .
169210
138311
165800X428
165799X428
172847
172848
KEY
NO.
WHEELS & TIRES
2_
PART
NO.
PAR)"
NO.
1 59192
2 65139
3 106222X
4 59904
5,0
4,10
11
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Ddve Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's(English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim,Front
Fitting,Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim,Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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LIFTASSEMBLY
29_
27
23
7
30
_j50
3
6
5
4
2O
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PARr
NO.
1 159460
2 159471
3 105767X
4 12000002
5 19211621
6 120183X
7 125631X
8 122365X
11 139865
12 139866
13 STD624008
15 167253
16 73350800
17 130171
18 73680800
19 139868
20 163552
23 110807X
24 19131016
25 2876H
26 169484
27 126971X
28 73350600
29 138057
30 150233
31 140302
32 73540600
36 155097
37 123935X
38 17060516
40 19112410
41 155098
49 145212
50 110452X
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Beadng Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIkZinc
Nut Look W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm SuspensionMower
Retainer Spring
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32x5/8x16Ga.
Spdng
Retainer Clip
Rod, Adjust Life
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16UNC
Knob, InfiniteHeight Admustment
Trunnion, Inf. Height
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Sphedcal
Nut Crownlock3/8-24
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole BIk 1,485/1.515 Dla
Screw 5/16÷18 x I SMGML
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga
Indicator Height Stlt
Nut, Hex Flange Look
Nut, Push Phos. &-Oil
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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MOWERDECK
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22
24
26
27
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MOWER
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
DECK
PART
NO.
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14 128774
15 110485X
16 140329
18 72140505
19 132827
20 159770
21 STD541431
22 134753
23 131267
24 105304X
25 123713X
26 110452X
27 130968X428
28 19111016
29 131491
30 157722
31 129963
32 153535
33 137266
34 STD533717
35 133835
36 131494
37 19131316
40 STD541437
44 140088
45 STD624003
46 137729
48 133944
49 155066
50 131340
51 STD541410
52 139888
53 131845
54 133943
55 155046
56 165723
59 141043
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MowerHousing
Bolt
BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spdng
Arm,Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Beadng, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(IncL Key Nurnber 6)
Housing,Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper,Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut,Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring,Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdrel RollingWsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock;Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut,Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler
PART
NO.
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
!50
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
149846
144959
STD541437
13642O
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
73510500
72110504
48981"1
165746
739306o00
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
ST0533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
1£091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
STD533717
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
KnobCustom Oval
V-Belt
Locknut,Hex WANsh 3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Philt0-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
LatchAsm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel'RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Kepe 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownldck 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Gs.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr.5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" ClutchCable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spdng Return Idler
Retainer SpdngYellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
Spdng Retainer
Spdng Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uncx 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck
- order separately mulcher plate
components key nos. 101-106)
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S.inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE . - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
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NO.
PAR)"
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17 170363
18 170364
19 150771
23 170365
24 170366
27 170367
28 170368
29 170369
30 170370
31 170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing,Assembly
Side Housing,Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate,Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm,Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t BullGear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X
.625
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
,75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13
"l_k
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16,99 (Key,
LH.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, SpiralRetaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet,Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 TC
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
RetainingRing
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50Oil
Brake Yoke
I<LcY
NO.
PART
NO.
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
122 170442
123 170443
124 170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2W/
Patch,SpacialFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spdng Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, HelicalComp
Spacer
Hex LockNut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, FrictionPack
Clip, Washer .316x1.50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, ExpansionTank
ExpansionTank
Cap- Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, InnerWedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, MotorShaft
.71 idx1.15odx.03Othk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I,D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support ExpansionTank
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
insert)
Washer, Bellaville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
FUterAssembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxle Comptete
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E1
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572
1095 VALVE OVERHAUL
GASKET SET
61SA_/
26
258A
1132 _
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707,TYPE NUMBER0145-E1
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392,32_
391
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145.
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101
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697
513_
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803
797
544 _
801
358 GASKET
177 O
SET
51A_
38 208
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270961
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
9
10
10A
11
496583
399265
91086
493304
214517
214518
271867
271868
495754
27803
94382
94380
280225
273390
13
15
16
19
2O
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
4O
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
75
78
91
271188
271189
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499285
499186
499187
263129
496319
496320
496314
498541
95017
390420
4945.53
691302
65906
26828
221596
2o__260
494553
261368
214487
393415
496542
21329O
271412
270884
93970
93208
691438
222511
691134
693483
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/SealKit
•/r Seal-Oil
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
Sump-Eng_e
Head-Cylinder#1
Head-Cylinder#2
Gasket-CylinderHead #1
Gasket-CylinderHead #2
BreatherAssembly(Cylinder#1)
Gasket-Breather
Screw (BreatherAssembly)
Screw (BreatherCover)
Tube-Breather
./_ Gasket-Crankcase (.015" Thick,
Std.)
•k Gasket-Crankcase (.005" Thick)
,/r Gasket-Crankcase (.009" Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Rug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushing
Seal-Oil
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
177
187
Flywhe_
Key-Flywheel
PistonAssembly(Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston(Standard)
Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O,S,)
Ring Set, Piston (.020 "O,S,)
Ring Set, Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-PistonPin
PinAssembly, Piston (Std.)
PinAssembly-Piston(.005"
O.S.)
Rod-Connecltng (Standard)
Rod-Connecting(.020 U.S.)
Screw (ConnectingRod)
Valve-Exhaust(Include(s):
Keepar-Valve(Ref, No, 42))
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve(Intake)
Spring-Valve(Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve(Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve(Extlaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block
Manltold-lntake
Gasket-intake
Gasket-Intake
Screw (Carburetor)
Screw (IntakeManifold)
Screen-Rotating
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (FlywheelFan)
Body Assembly-Upper
PART
NO.
690718
693485
807923
69G509
69_506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
693506
496599
271411
271170
299146
DESCRIPTION
Screw (ThmttieValve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-ldie Speed
• Gasket-CarburetorBody
• Pin-FloatHinge
• Valve-Float Needle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet*Main
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
CarburstorKit
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Thmtlte
Fk_at-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Jet-Pilot
Baea-AirCleaner
* Gasket-AirCleaner
"JrSeal.O-Ring
Line-Fuel(Cut to Required
Length)
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
215
219
220
222
227
235
240
244
258
267
278
297
304
305
306
306A
307
309
310
311
332
• 333
334
337
356
358
383
386
391
392
55
95063
262683
280997
93971
262352
261563
693985
224816
3.94348
222773
491282
491297
224995
394358
230318
94930
93897
94942
94289
691390
690960
222846
223734
94930
497596
94003
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
494705
495868
89838
693490
693487
693491
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-MechanicalGovernor
Crank-Ben
Screw (BellCrank)
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Throttle
Guide-Air
Gear-Governor
Washer-Thrust(GovernorGear)
Bracket-Contrel
Lever-Governor
Shield-FuelSpray
Filter-Fuel
Connestor-Hose(Pulse Une)
Screw (EngineSump)
Screw (CasingClamp)
Washer (GovernorLever)
Nut-Wing(Air FilterRetainer)
Housklg-Blower
Screw (BlowerHousing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (CylinderShield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (MagnetoArmature)
Plug-Spark
Wire-Stop
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
0+ Gasket-pump
Body-Pump
•+ Spring-Pump Diaphragm
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0146-1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
569
572
573
592
601
615
615,6,
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
797
797A
801
223882
94674
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
222875
394019
93343
94882
93474
93621
497606
396003
494947
495348
223167
272490
97603
262332
262331
93853
272645
222892
491304
92278
95162
94296
93898
491530
491287
271013
66538
69_510
496700
262.337
93585
280866
91362
262989
693059
94010
693167
3948_
802
803
807
497607
497604
693511
DESCRIPTION
Washer (GovernorCrank)
Screw (Air Cleaner BaseI
Screw (Air CleanerCover)
Q+ Cap-Spring
4)+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw(DiaphragmCover)
Bracket-OilFill
Filter-Air
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil FillBracket)
Alternator
Screw (Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Tube.-C_Fill
Clamp-Tuhe
Filter-Air
Armature-Starter
Bushing(GovernorCrank)
Bushing(Goven_ Crank)
Bolt-Carriage(GovernorLever)
4r Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather(Cylinder#2)
Plate-Back
Nut (GovernorLaver)
Clarnp4-k_se
Retainer(GovemorCrenk)
Retainer-GovernorSheft
Crank-Govemor
4r Seal-Governor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-SparkPlug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-AirFilter
Spring-Friction
Screw (DriveCap)
Shlald-Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-T'r_ing
Gear-Starter
Nut (StarterTelminal)
Nut (StarterTerminal)
Cap-_ve
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
822
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
571
693497
495715
493880
693488
39_397
224774
224775
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231215
393456
495901
393815
877
881
918
934
955
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
1137
1138
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•
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DESCRIPTION
Washer-Seal (ThrottleShaft)
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
Terminal-Cable
e+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Kit-FuelPump
Cover-AirGulde
Cover-AirGuide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(Intake)
W_re-Aitemator
Plate-Cover
Hose-Vacuum(Cylinder.To-}re.
pulsePumpXCutto Required
Length)
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Rug-Carburetor
225006
Cover-Air Cleaner
8(;5540
Screw (UpperBodyTo Lower
Body)
498157
FarvRywhsel
224901
Retainer-Fan
496726
Label Kit
499382
Label Kit-Emission
263060
Ring-Retaining
273688
Owner'sManust
280860
.k Seat-O-Rk_j
497605
Retainer-Brush
496047
Gasket Set-ValveOverhaul
94724
Screw (CoverPlate)
94675
Screw (Oil Slinger)
94297
Screw (Governor, CorttrolPod
220680
Washer (Governor,Control Rc
94298
Nut (Governor,ControlRod
460707-0145.EIReplacement Engine
Includedin Gasket Set, Ref Number358.
IneludedlnCarburetorKIt, Ref Number121.
Includedin Value OverhaulKit, Ref Number
1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kft,Ref Number 861
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch -=25,4 mm
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
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greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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For in-home major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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1,800-676-5811
In Canada for all your service and parts needs call
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces
1-800-665-4455
For the repair or replacement parts you need:
Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days a week
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(1-800-366-7278)
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