Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN° LAWN TRACTOR 24.0 HP, 48" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.273611 r_ from previouslyhas built the engine, read This product a lowengines. emission Before engine you whichstart operates differently and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment, For answers this product, to your questions Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman U.S.A. about Warranty................................................ 2 SafetyRules .......................................... 3 ProductSpecifications ..........................6 Assembly/Pre-Operation.......................7 Operation............................................... 9 MaintenanceSchedule........................15 Maintenance ........................................ 15 Service and Adjustments ..................... 19 Storage ................................................ 27 Troubleshooting ................................... 28 Repair Parts ......................................... 32 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands and feetand throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould result in serious injury or death. • _WARNING: In order to prevent accidentalstarting when setting up, transporting, adjustingor making repairs, alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contactspark plug. _,WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor. _I, WARNING: Towonly the attachments that are recommendedby and complywith specificationsof the manufacturerof your tractor.Use common sense when towing.Operateonly at the lowestpossiblespeed when on a slope. Too heavyof a load,while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose tractionwith the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _,WARNING: Engineexhaust,some of its constituents,and certain vehicle componentscontain or emit chemicals knownto the State of Californiato cause cancerand birth defectsor other reproductive harm. • • • • • • • _I, WARNING: Batteryposts,terminals and related accessoriescontain lead and lead compounds,chemicals knownto the Stateof Californiato cause cancerand birth defects or other reproductiveharm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read,understand,and follow all instructionson the machineand in the manualbeforestarting. • Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine.Keepclear of the dischargeopeningat all times. • Only allow responsibleadults,who are familiarwith the instructions,to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objectssuch as rocks,toys, wire, etc., which could be • • • • • • • • picked up and thrown by the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. 3 Do not mow in reverse unless abso- lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slowdown before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • • • • • • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass.Tires may lose traction. Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. II1. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • • Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate machine. the Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV, TOWING • • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Follow the manufacturer's recommen- • dation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on • • towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly to stop. and allow extra distance V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. • Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. • • • • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truckor trailerand refuelit on the ground.If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or containeropeningat all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice. If fuel is spilledon clothing, change clothingimmediately. Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas cap and tighten securely. GENERAL • • • • • SERVICE Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. • • Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. 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. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • • • • • • • • • • 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 4 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type 'API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 4.0 Pints W/O Filter: 3.75 Pints Spark (Gap: Champion Plug: .040") Ground (MPH): Tire Pressure: Battery: Blade 32°F) QC12YC System:16 Forward: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse: 1.2 1.5 2.4 3.5 4.8 5.3 1.5 Front: Rear: 14 PSI 10 PSI Amps Bolt Torque:45-55 PROTECTION AGREEMENTS @ 3600 RPM Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR Speed Charging laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. 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Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® Keys (2) Keys Video For Future Use Slope Sheet Cassette Bubble Level Mower Leveling Wrench Your new tractor you begin. has been assembled at the factory. ADJUST 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 FROM the video cassette before SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen knob. adjustment 2. Lower seat into operating sit in seat. position and 3. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. CARTON UNPACK Review CARTON 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 2. Remove packing materials. 3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staplesin skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. Adjustment Knob HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). -_-_,_;_>-.- :----, Label 02624 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. ,¢¢ 7 TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. 2. 3. 4. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. po- Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Roll tractor forward off skid. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL 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 TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. POSITION BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. J CHECKL IS T Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted ened securely. comfortably and tight- ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, lar unleaded gasoline. clean, regu- ,/Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system ing condition. is in safe operat- These symbols may appearon your tractoror in literaturesupplied with the product. Learn and understandtheir meaning. R N REVERSE NEUTRAL H L HIGH LOW 6 I',,,I CHOKE G ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON FAST SLOW ® G, I ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE IGNITION PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED OIL PRESSURE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED BATTERY REVERSE DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FORWARD MOWER KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY HEIGHT MOWER LIFT SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER if not avoided, will result indicates in death aorhazard seriouswhich, injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic WARNING hazard which, if not avoided, could resultindicates in deatha or serious injury. Models only) CAUTION indicates a hazard which, injury. if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 9 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY YOUR TRACTOR RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Hourmeter Light Switch Position Ignition Switch Attachment Ammeter Clutch Switch Lift Lever Plunger Throttle Control Attachment Lever Lift Choke o Height Adjustment Indicator Parking Brake Gear Shift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH LIFT - Used PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER - Used to control engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. into the brake position. HOURMETER - Indicates tion. 10 hours of opera- The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TO SET PARKING TRACTOR NOTE: BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Push-In to Switch Pull Out To Choke "Disengaged" certain TO USE CHOKE "Brake" Position TO MOVE Brake Pedal "Disengaged" Shift Lever "Drive" Position Position Parking Brake "Engaged" Position FORWARD AND BACKWARD MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life - • Move throttle CONTROL The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift lever to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. STOPPING DRIVE when 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. ion GROUND conditions THROTTLE 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. Throttle Control ENGINE Under 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 opping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. of your transaxle. control between full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle half and TO ADJUST control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". to • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. 11 • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE All, CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" Attachment Lift Lever High Position ,,,,,,1,' Low 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. NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height. 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Push In To //_ "Disengage" Deflector Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS ,_WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. Retainer Spring Clevis Pin TO TRANSPORT TO OPERATE • Raise attachment lift to highest with attachment lift control. MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch position • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). control. 12 TOWING MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. _i_CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. 13 MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). f ]1 1 ( 00272 • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. 14 F,LL,NOATES ASREGULAR YOU COMPLETE SERVICE ._'__O_._£O'£ _, BrakePressure Operation Check Tire _V p T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners C_ Sharpen/Replace T Lubrication 0 Check R Mower _V' li_ V's Blades V' ll_ 1_4 and Terminals li_ li_ v' Cooling Check V-Belts Check V' Engine Oil Level I1_ Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) E Change Engine Oil (without N Clean Air G Clean Air Screen NJ E I_ 1_1,2 oil filter) I_ _2 Inspect Muffler/Spark 11_2 Arrester Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) 1_1,2 Clean V' Engine Cooling Fins Plug Replace VB2 Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures, 2 - Service more often when operating under a heavy in dirty or dusty 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-tree battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 fb-lbs, maximum. Do not overtighten, load or conditions. LUBRICATION 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. @ Spindle Zerk Spindle Zerk Front Wheel Bearing zerk @ Mandrel _" Zerks Gearshift Pivots • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. (i) SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil @ General Purpose Grease 0) Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. 5. CHART Engine At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. EACH _'77' @ Front Wheel Bearing zerk Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. 1. 2. 3. 4. 2 V' Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge BEFORE I_ 1_1,2 Filter Replace Spark GENERAL I_ 1_3 Battery Level Clean Battery _,S_.O'" and Chart Check Transaxle ._%?._ ._%_, :_,_ Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. Check for loose fasteners. the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 15 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. Trailing Edge Up 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. TO SHARPEN kept sharp. blades. BLADE 1. Replace BLADE excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. Center Hole must be 5/8" Bolt Blade or bent or damaged REMOVAL Raise mower to highest low access to blades. position BATTERY to al- Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. 3. Star 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 gaged 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 blades Assembly (Special)-------m_ Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disen- mower Blade center ( Hole Blade Bolt • 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 For best results Mandrel Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. 16 NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSAXLE section TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. of this manual). Oil Drain Valve COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. Closed and Locked 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. Yellow Ca ENGINE LUBRICATION 3. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. 4. 5. 6. F C -20 , -30 0 -2'0 TEMPERATURE SAE, -10 RANGE 30 32 VISCOSITY 0 ANTICIPATED 40 GRADES 1'0 60 BEFORE 80 , 20 NEXT 100 , 30 OIL , 40 7. [ CHANGE oHvJ_ccharll e NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. 8. 17 Drain Tube Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE OIL FILTER Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knobs and cover. TO SERVICE MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. PRE-CLEANER 2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. 4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. SPARK TO SERVICE IN-LINE PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CARTRIDGE 1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure with knobs. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. FUEL The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp _ Cover FILTER ...__ Cartridge Fuel Filter_ Foam CLEANING CLEAN • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. 18 WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER- 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. 3. Lower mower to its lowest position. 4. Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket. J_CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and release slowly. 5. Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-sway bar from bracket. 6. Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly and remove plate. 7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. 8. Raise attachment lift to its highest position. 9. Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. Belt Tension Rod (Disengaged Lock Bracket Position ) __,'"_ Chassis Bracket 10. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. TO INSTALL MOWER Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disen6. 7. gaged position. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops up as shown. Electric Clutch Pulley Double Loop Retainer Springs Front Mower B racke t Front Plate Assembly Retainer Spring Single Loop Retainer Springs Anti-Sway Flanged Pins Front Mower Bracket USE PLIERS FOR RETAINER SPRINGS Suspension Arms Double Loop Retainer Springs (Outward pointing deck pins) 02565 19 Deflector Shield • Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. 8. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. 9. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower brackets. NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 10. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking bracket. _,CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. 11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain Bubble Between Lines Level Decal Brake Pedal F_'_ TO LEVEL MOWER __ Yellow Cap .-i- If necessary, below tractor .............. Lift Link Adjustment Nut ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground such as a carport or garage. 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. NOTE: surface Footrest _. position. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT BUBBLE LEVEL Left Hand __ with double loop retainer spring. 12. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 13. Raise deck to highest Bubble Level Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground WITH Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground check side-to-side for levelness with a long board and the bubble level. • Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. • From left side of tractor, find the level decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. • Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. Suspension Arm Lift Link Adjustment Nut • If adjustment is necessary, under left hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. 20 FRONT-TO-BACK IMPORTANT: BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH 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 blades should be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its hest position. AUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B" at front and rear tip of blade • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. NOTE: Each full turn of nut"C" will change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16". • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower Nut "D" Front Plate Assembly TO REPLACE MOWER remain equal in length. • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower 5. at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. q_ °o_ adjustment. I BELT BELT REMOVAL Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. 2. Lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket. _CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "D" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must side-to-side DRIVE 1. at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck DRIVE MOWER Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 6. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 9. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 10. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. o o/ Blade MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 12. Install belt in both idlers. 13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley. 15. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly. 21 16.ReconnectR.H.suspensionarm to rear deck bracketwith retainer spring. 17.ReassembleR.H. mandrelcover. 18.Engage belt tension rod by pushingrod into locking bracket. R.H. Mandrel Cover Belt Tension Rod (Disengaged I Electric Clutch Pulley Position) ,,_,;_ Idler Pulleys \ R.H. Mandrel Spring Arm R.H. Suspension Arm TO REPLACE MOWER (SECONDARY) DRIVE Park the tractor on parking brake. 1. Remove mower MOWER" in this 2. Remove screws mandrel covers REMOVE MOWER Primary Idler Arm BLADE 9. BELT level surface. and entire upper deck surface. 10. Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that they rotate freely. 11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and secondary spring arm. Engage (See "TO REMOVE section of manual). from R.H. and L.H. and remove covers. DRIVE INSTALL manual). 3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. MOWER REINSTALL BLADE MOWER DRIVE BELT (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of manual). 14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley and around both idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to remove slack. BLADE (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT 7. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel ley. 8. Remove belt from center mandrel NEW MOWER (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT 12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 13. Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. BELT (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of REMOVE Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels pul- 15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely tighten all screws. 16. Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in all grooves correctly. pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel pulley. 22 17. Reinstall INSTALL mower to tractor (See "TO MOWER" in this section of manual). Secondary Idler Arm Idler Pulley L.H. Mandrel Sp ling Secondary Spring Arm Center Mandrel Mower Blade (Secondary) Drive Belt R.H. Mandrel TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE . Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking brake "Engaged" BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when Nut you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. TO ADJUST Operating Arm BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 23 TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO ADJUST MENT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BELT REMOVAL - Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt The front wheel 6. 7. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. - engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. 6. Reconnect clutch harness. also prevents 4. FOR Sears or REPAIRS tire dry rot and corrosion. Retaining Ring Washers Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Axle Cover Electric Clutch Clutching Idler are not 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto 8. and camber TO REMOVEWHEEL 1. 7. toe-in or camber, contact your nearest other qualified service center. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. BELT INSTALLATION ALIGN- adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. 5. WHEEL If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER 1. 4. STEERING I Square Clutch Locator Key _,_-_ (Rear Wheel Only) Stationar Idler Center Span Keeper Transaxle Pulley Clutch Wire Harness 24 TO START TERY ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT- REPLACING AC_,WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section of this first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER 1. Connect one end of the RED cable CABLES 2. to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK - cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, Kepso,Nut _ Term in a I_':"_'L ---:-'_"_ Access, ..... ,.,.... .-'_._' REVERSE 1. BLACK cable first from chassis 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. BATTERY _WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected and D°°r __ex Terminal i: Guard , TO REPLACE 1. 2. Positive (Red) _-_egative HEADLIGHT (Black) BULB 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. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 02614 Weak or Dead Battery _z_'_ _/ Bolt f"_<:_b_Iil_ \- ........ J..._ DD _ L_ 3. Fully Charged Battery Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE cause running, wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. 25 or TO REMOVE SEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL AS- 1. 2. 3. Raise hood. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. 2. Loosen knob and remove cover as- sembly from air cleaner. 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Hood Headlight Wire Connector ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE Stop 02119 Swivel The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. Clamp Screw 26 Clamp Screw Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _I, WARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance 2. 3. 4. 5. for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a 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 car- (See "CLEANING" 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. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL 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. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. BATTERY 3. • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in 4. 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 and exhaust areas are still warm. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start 1. 2. CORRECTION 3. Out of fuel. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. but qualified service center. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. 1. Depress 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a Sears or other 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Engine clicks will not start Fill fuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 6. 7. Engine will not turn over 1. 2. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 28 qualified clutch/brake service pedal. center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate PROBLEM CHART: section in manual unless directed CAUSE Loss of power Excessive vibration Engine continues to run when 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. 11. 12. 13. 14. uneven 15. Contact qualified 1. Worn, 1. bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 2. 3. Loose/damaged 3. 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. part(s). . 2. 3. 4. . bent or loose blade. or other center. qualified service center. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact Sears or other service center. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 2. 3. 4. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. Contact a Sears or other Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 5. qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to 29 1. a Sears service Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. Worn, center Raise cutting height/reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment, operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut- service CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower, 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 10. Spark to Sears open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction mechanism• 1• Remove in clutch 2. Worn/damaged belt. mower 3. 4. Frozen idler pulley• Frozen blade mandrel• drive Replace 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. 4. Mower 5. Low/uneven 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. too fast. deck not level. tire air pressure. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11 •Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge 1. Switch service 1. Place throttle center. control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. _,. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 3. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 3. Replace _). Reinstall down. mower drive belt. blades sharp edge 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Turn switch 1. 2. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 3. Replace regulator. _,. Replace alternator. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine• 30 2. 3. _,. 5. "ON". Bulb(s) Faulty Loose Blown • or lamp(s) burned out. light switch• or damaged wiring• fuse. drive belt. 2. 3. 4. 5. 4. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" is "OFF". mower 3. Replace idler pulley. _,. Contact a Sears or other qualified Poor grass discharge obstruction. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273611 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID FUSE AMMETER STARTER (OPTIONAL) G i ,© i ELECTRIC i' F H CLUTCH I I CLUTCH/BRAKE (PEDAL I • UP) SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIEE PTO (DISENGAGED) I i i GROUNDING CONNECTOR (OPTIONAL) SPARK PLUGS GAP PLUGS IGNITION UNIT I CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID REGULATOR PTO SWITCH HEADLIGHTS IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF VI+G+A1 ON+LIGHTS B+A1 ON B+A1 START + S + A1 "MAKE" NONE L+A2 NONE NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING 02762 OFF POSITION ON C+G,B+H t CIRCUIT C+F,B+E,A+D 0 REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 31 GFC t • NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS DA PTO SWITCH CONNECTOR TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273611 ELECTRICAL 22 / / I I I I /J / 40 f/ I \ \ \ \ \ \ \. \ 16 33 \ \ \ / \ \ \- \ \ \ \ 89 46 29 I I I I \ 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273611 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 175688 4152J 8860R 146148 175158 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Battery, Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown, Battery, Front Nut, Push, Nylon, Battery, Front 1/4 Switch, Interlock Harness, Light Bulb Light #1156 Cable Starter Cable Fuse 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 73510400 145491 160784 175566 140403 188031 17720408 131563 Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 uric Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key Harness, Ignition ScrewThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover Terminal 43 45 46 50 55 79 178861 122822X 169635 178461 17490508 175242 Solinoid w/brass plunger Ammeter Hourmeter Switch, PTO Screw, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 81 89 109748X 169639 Relay Assembly Bracket Snap-in Hourmeter NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,273611 217 9O 166 31 209,_ 54 _. 209 J 20 59 209 6O 3; • 209 209 74 209 chassis-stealth.stlt / .14 38 23 209 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,273611 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 54 58 174619 176554 187934X428 72140608 167203 188702X010 17490608 175260X615 162026 STD541437 174515X615 161840 188572X615 139976 17490508 175710 161464 175351 Chassis Drawbar Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 Panel, Dash, LH Panel, Dash, RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Plate Battery Locknut, Hex, with insert Grille Lens Bar Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Screw 8-18 x 7/8 Duct Hood 59 60 64 74 90 114 142 143 144 145 148 154 155 158 159 161 166 208 209 211 217 187495 STD533707 174997 STD541437 124346X 158112 175702 186689 175582 156524 17060620 161897 161900 162037 179950X428 164655 171875 17670608 17000612 145212 179132X418 Bushing Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut SelfThrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc Keeper Belt Rear LH Plate Reinforcement Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder Bumper Screw HWHDH:-Lo. #13-16 x 3/4 ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Nut Hexflange Lock Console Fuel Window x 1 3/8-16 unc 1/2 TYT Rear NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273611 GROUND DRIVE 57 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273611 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Screw 146682 123666X 12000028 121520X 17000512 165866 61 62 63 65 66 69 74 75 17120614 2 3 4 5 6 8 Transaxle Peerless 206-545C (See Breakdown) Spring, Return, Brake Pulley, Transaxle Ring, Retainer Strap, Torque Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 9 10 11 13 179334 STD561210 105701X 74550412 Clutch Ogura Pin, Cotter Washer, Shift Plate Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W!Patch 76 77 78 79 123533X 174607 STD551143 154778 142432 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Washer Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 10040400 STD541431 126197X STD523710 STD541437 173937 106933X Washer Lock Hvy Helical Nut Lock HxWilns 5/16-18 uric Washer 1-1/2 x 15/32 x .250 BoltFinHex3/8-16uncxlGr. 5 Nut Bolt 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Knob 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 STD580025 145090 165592 165711 19171216 166231 Key Woodruff Arm, Shift Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20 Spring, Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle 22 23 24 130804 190736 STD541237 Rod, Brake Bracket Anti-Rotation Nut 96 112 113 Nut, Nylock Console, Shift, STLT Retainer Spring 1" Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. 25 26 27 106888X STD551037 STD561210 Spring, Brake Washer Pin 120 145 150 28 29 30 32 175765 124236X 169592 STD523107 Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt 151 156 158 159 34 35 36 37 175578 120183X STD551062 STD571810 Shaft Assembly, Bearing, Nylon Washer Roll Pin 161 162 163 165 38 39 179114 72110622 Pulley, Composite, Fiat Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 166 168 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 Keeper, Belt, idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 unc Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Clutch Return Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 169 170 197 198 202 212 254 150360 188310X428 STD624003 19091210 127285X 73900600 74490544 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 178394 169613 169593 72110614 145212 17000716 57 59 130801 169691 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Belt, Center Span 1 Gr. 8 Rod Foot Pedal 3/8-16 x .875 Strap Torque 90 Degrees Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Lt Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear Nyliner Snap-in 518 ID Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-314 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Flange Lock Screw 3/8-16 x 1 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY 91 ......... - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 88 68 67 67 J J 29 46 65 J J 82" 43 J 4O / 33 6 / / / 34 8 b J 15 35 \\ / steering 38 stealth prem 3 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 159944X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 17000612 180580 19121414 10040600 7810H 155105 152927 159946X428 73540600 159945 163888X428 121749X Wheel Steering Axle Asm Spindle Asm LH Spindle Asm RH Bearing Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5t8 x 16 Ga. Ring Klip #t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm. Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 314 Rod Tie Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 unf Bushing Strg Screw Insert Cap Strg Wh Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Adaptor Wheel Strg Boot Steering Washer 25/32 1 1/4 x 16 Ga. 46 65 67 68 71 72 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 19182411 Cap Spindle Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. Washer 9t16 ID x 1-1/20D 11 Ga. 73 82 87 88 160135X428 169835 173966 175118 Extension Steering Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 uric 91 175553 Clip Steering NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 ENGINE 2 1 13 14 38 17 32 33 23 29 I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester I engine-bs intek=twin 39 40 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 175437X428 171875 Control Throttle Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 4 149723 Engine, Briggs Model 445777-0168-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone 5 6 8 159955 160589 171877 Pipe Exhaust LH Intek Pipe Exhaust RH Intek Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/Seres 10 13 14 16 17 23 25 162797 165391 148456 11050600 17060624 169837 187767X505 Shield Browning Intek II Muffler Gasket Tube Drain oil Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Shield Heat Choke Control 29 31 32 33 37 137180 179022 179124X428 123487X 8543R Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn) Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose Black Line Fuel 38 41 45 72 181654 139277 17000612 183906 Plug Drain Oil Easy Stem Tank Fuel Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 81 112 73510400 3645J Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bushing 3 x 3/4 x 3/4 uric NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 I I i I i 24 I i J i I 5 I I I I i i I .......16 \ 15 \ 11 I s; F-. / / -_.t @ _ 13 \ 17 seat Itknob IE 12 E & 14 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket Pivot Seat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Clip Push-In Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13132 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch 180598 180166 STD523710 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 121248X 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga. Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 unc Nut Hex LockW/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17132 x 1-3116 x 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 x 62 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 DECALS 11 16 9 3 13 21 4 9 11 10 21 18 2o 24 6 15 12 1 26 / 14 8 KEY PART NO. NO. KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 187407 138047 186242 186243 146046 178455 189078 156439 189637 178482 133644 175291 187408 Reflector, LH Decal Battery, Diehard, Sears Decal Hood RH Decal Hood LH Decal V-Belt, Drive Schematic Decal Deck, Caution Decal Replacement Hood Decal Fender, Danger Decal Panel, Dash Decal Mower, Heavy-Duty Decal Replacement Parts Decal, V-Belt, Schematic Decal, Reflector, RH WHEELS 2 _ 16 17 164065 156368 18 20 21 23 24 26 ----- 186572 149516 186331 189684 164096 181470 184310X428 184311X428 191594 191595 KEY PART NO. NO. &TIRES 5,8 4,10 7 11 wheel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 -- 106108X624 122082X 7152J 104757X428 144334 DESCRIPTION Decal, Steering Wheel Decal, Fender, Operator Instructions Decal, Fender Decal, Battery Decal, Hood, Side Panel Decal, Engine Decal, Dash Decal, Deck level Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, LH Pad, Footrest, STILT, RH Manual, Owner's, English Manual, Owner's, Spanish DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service Item Only) Rim Asm 6" front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8" rear Service Tire RTs 20 x 10-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service item Only) Cap Axle Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 1 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 LIFT ASSEMBLY 41 5 37 38 40 3 2 6 5 -31 51 49 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 159461 159476 178981 12000002 19211621 Plunger Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. 6 7 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 31 32 120183X 175830 175370 175371 4939M 175562 73350800 175689 73800800 163552 176205 175994 Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Link, Lift, LH. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring Plate Asm Suspension Front Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 uric Trunnion Front Susp. Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc Retainer Spring Trunion Sups. Arm. Nut Lift Link 7/16-20 36 37 38 40 155097 123935X 17060516 19112410 Pointer Height Indicator Plug Hole Screw 5t16-18 x 1 Washer 11t32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. 41 49 51 52 53 54 155098 145212 19171416 175378 175802 175560 Indicator Height Stlt Nut HexlLarge Lock Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Arm Suspension Rear LH Arm Suspension Rear RH Pin Flange NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 MOWER DECK 46 33 112 43 121 114 21 47 \ 122_ 21 116 26 18 mower 46 deck.48prem stlt TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 5 6 8 180358 138017 4939M 178024 174365 11 173921 Deck Weldment Mower 48 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade (The following blades are available) Blade, 48" Mulching (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 48" Hi-Lift (For bagging and discharging) Shaft Mandrel Asm. Greaseable 50 52 54 55 56 57 72 91 92 94 95 97 72110612 175820 74780616 72140608 155986 156941 19131312 180535 73800600 176066 180534 178515 Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1 Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Bar Pnt Adj. Pin Head Rivet Washer 13t32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bracket Asm Noseroller RH Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Noseroller Bracket Asm Noseroller LH Washer Hardened Housing Mandrel Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper Mandrel Deck Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, HexHd, Shoulder 5/16-18 Baffle, Vortex Mower Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion Nut, Push Deflector Shield Washer 11/32 x 518 x 16 Ga. 98 99 100 110 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 179479 184058 72110616 175016 174387 72110506 174384 174609 184219 174873 73930600 19121414 174371 Spring Primary Drive Pulley Idler"V" Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 2 Arm Spring Secondary Link Tension Relief Lever Bolt Carr. 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tension Asm Relief Lever Rod, Hinge Screw, Thdroll Washer, Spacer Mandrel Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 Washer 13/32 x 13116 x 16 Ga. 122 126 130 132 182 183 174606 174372 17000616 17000612 179127 163552 Pulley, Idler Pulley, Idler, Driven Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Secondary Cover, Mandrel Deck Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 518 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary V-Belt, Mower, Primary Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc 184 -- 173979 174356 -- 181579 180054 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 3O 31 32 33 36 37 39 42 43 45 46 47 48 49 174360 174358 110485X 174493 72110610 72140505 132827 174378 73680500 105304X 178102 110452X 180655X428 19111016 131491 173984 187690 177865 178342 19131316 177968 174375 165723 174373 180806 137729 180808 174368 73680600 NOTE: 47 Arm Spring Tension Relief Bolt, Shoulder Gauge Wheel Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 unc Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Spring Secondary Drive Bushing Pivot Tension Relief Arm, idler, Primary Deck Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Rod Roller Nose Retainer Spring Keeper Belt Idler Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes Key Nos. 13-15) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck - Order separately nose roller components key nos. 91,94, 95, 132, 182, and 183) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C 180""_ 150 83 18 51 4 47 13 29 35 157 41A 79 MODEL and SERIAL NUMBERS HERE Model Ch et Seriel fire c 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 8 8A 9 10 11 12 13 772147 780086A 770128 776395 776409 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 778309 778368 14 778368 15 17 18 20 21 22 25 25A 26 27 28 29 778370 786188 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 31 780199 780108 780001 31A 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 39 40 780195 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 786026 792076A DESCRIPTION Transaxle Cover Needle Bearing 5/8" Transaxle Case Countershaft Output Shaft Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key Woodruff Key #9 Shift Collar Shift Rod & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14) Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include. 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Drive Pin Spacer 1.130 X .695 Ball 5/16" dia Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" Spring .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust Washer .627 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Anti-Rotation Washer .632 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W (Use As Needed) FlatWasher .750 ID x .062W Oil Seal 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) Dowel Pin Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W KEY NO. PART NO. 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 65 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 77 79 82 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786086 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 788078A 792144 778333 83 85 87 900 DESCRIPTION Brake Lever Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4" Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Brake Pad Holder Spacer .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11-15 / 16" Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) S aur Gear (29 teeth) S aur Gear (27 teeth) S aur Gear (23 teeth) S aur Gear (19 teeth) S 3ur Gear (16 teeth) S aur Gear (15 teeth) S aur Gear (11 teeth) S aur Gear (13 teeth) S 3ur Gear (17 teeth) S aur Gear (21 teeth) S aur Gear (24 teeth) S 3ur Gear (25 teeth) Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W Input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer .890 Square Cut Ring "O" Ring Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W Inverted Retaining Ring Spring .430 OD x .5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) 778338 Spur Gear (27 teeth) 792154 Oil Fill Plug 788089A Oil Seal 9 / 16" 150788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 157788088A Oil Seal 3/4" 180730229A Gear Oil 80W90 794712 Replacement MST - 206-545C Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168-E1 617 _ _-----_'-_ 51_ 1013 220 E:::Z_1035_ 252 212 _ I <_-_I 19651 15_ 15A@ 1017 55 \ 865B 691 ® 20@ 50 89 027_ _ _ 929 89 _ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168-E1 D 883_ 883_ 35_ 36 1029 1022 1022 1100 _.__ )29_ 798 _ 33Y21'2o9 \ I lO22__ _° __ 914 387 _<_918_ 628 _ I _o_ 914 1251 163_ 11421 I_1 1169_ o 418 _ 198111128Jl _1 14__1, _31167_1_11 15°_1 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KI1 117_ _ 276@ 104 105_ 633@ 987_ _ GASKET 51 _ 552A8 742 @ 404 © 552A 8 691 ® 1_o_ 977 CARBURETOR 51 1123@ " 160L_ 117_" SE'r 276@ 150_ 1124gER 105_ 126 $ _12, _lj 1370 672_ 11230D _ I 1L!-_130 95'_ Q, 552 @ 1L_._1128 | IT] o__1 1123© 1124_ I 6161_1 1370 51 108_:£_ 987@ 633@ 51 [ i1"_'3i'_, I ' 975 _-_,..I,0 137_ 1127_ ::T 276@ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168-E1 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE_ 789A 74_ 1o_54__ _ lO7O __ 1005 __ 332_ 75___ 405 7261 695 [ 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 165_ J 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868_ 883_ 334_ 3o3_ 163 1022_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 783 51 3_ 803 f 801 697_ 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 699753 499585 3 4 5 5A 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 15A 16 20 22 23 24 25 -- 391086 699747 693998 693999 693997 499601 690937 690960 690942 697227 690360 690946 691680 691046 690947 694966 691053 222698 694003 694007 26 -27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 45 46 48 50 51 53 54 73 74 75 89 95 98 104 105 108 117 121 125 130 694004 694008 690975 690229 499583 690976 499596 499597 690963 690963 690964 499586 690977 699748 698172 695241 690950 690951 695240 691055 691057 691056 690283 690718 499802 690984 690985 690986 690232 499811 499804 690993 DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) o+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly • Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft • Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw(Crankcase Cover) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston (Standard) Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw(Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Retainer-Valve Keeper-Valve Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block Manifold-Intake °O$ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Plug-Oil Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed O Pin-Float Hinge _ Valve-Float Needle Valve-Choke O Jet-Main (Standard) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Valve-Throttle KEY NO. PART NO. 131 133 135 137 141 142 146 150 160 163 165 187 187A 499805 Kit-Throttle Shaft 499806 Float-Carburetor 499803 Tube-FueITransfer 690994 05 Gasket-Float Bowl 499807 Kit-Choke Shaft 499808 _ Nozzle-Carburetor 690979 Key-Timing 690995 05 Gasket-Nozzle 690996 Retainer-Solenoid 691001 °+ Gasket-Air Cleaner 693148 Nut (Ring Gear) 691049 Line-Fuel 691050 Line-Fuel (Cutto Required Length) 690960 Screw (Control Bracket) 690083 Adjuster-RockerArm 697674 Spring-Governor 691019 Spring-Governed Idle 695238 Link-Governor 691021 Bracket-Choke Control 691022 Link-Choke 698231 Gear-Governor 690412 Washer (Governor Gear) 698761 Bracket-Control 691048 Lever-Governor Control 690718 Screw (Choke Valve) 691035 Filter-Fuel 690957 Retainer-Breather 690956 Collector-Oil 691024 Clamp-Casing 695134 Screw (Casing Clamp) 690997 °05 Washer-Sealing 690960 Screw(Dipstick/TubeAssembly) 695277 Housing-Blower 691005 Screw (Blower Housing) 691262 Motor-Starter 691263 Screw (Starter Motor) 497608 Brush Set 691059 Nut (Flywheel) 691060 Armature-Magneto 691061 Screw (Magneto Armature) 691043 Spark Plug 694012 Gasket Set-Engine 691062 Puller-Flywheel 690966 Wrench-Spark Plug 690960 Screw(Fuel Pump) 808656 Pump-Fuel 690442 Washer (Governor Crank) 697820 Screw(Back Plate) 690999 P_ate-Carburetor 188 192 209 211 212 213 216 219 220 222 227 231 240 250 252 265 267 276 287 304 305 309 310 311 332 333 334 337 358 363 383 385 387 404 405 418 O $ + Included Included No. 121 Included 977 Included 1095 DESCRIPTION in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhau_ Kit, Key. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273611 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777 TYPE NUMBER 0168-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 445 447 447A 467 474 501 505 510 513 523 524 525 526 544 499486 691003 690960 691008 696458 691185 691029 497606 692024 691036 691032 691037 690960 552 552A 562 573 601 615 616 617 628 633 635 654 668 672 691 695 697 703 718 726 741 742 750 783 788 789 789A 797 797A 798 801 802 803 690552 690553 690311 691009 95162 698290 691045 691917 690960 690998 O5 66538 690958 691215 690234 O5 690657 • 693149 690372 691010 690959 499612 690980 690328 696999 693058 691039 698330 696576 691029 693167 697890 691283 691286 842 847 851 855 865 865A 691031 499602 493880 691011 691012 691014 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION • • PART NO. DESCRIPTION Cover-Air Guide 865B 691015 868 690968 •+ Seal-Valve Wire/Connector-Alternator 877 399916 883 690970 •+ Gasket-Exhaust 914 691127 Screw (Rocker Arm Cover) Hose-Vacuum 918 694000 929 695239 Screw (Choke Control Bracket) 929A 691003 Screw (Choke Control Bracket) 943 690589 • SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel 947 499809 965 499613 Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner 967 273638 Cover-Air Cleaner 968 499788 Bowl-Float 975 499810 Gasket Set-Carburetor 977 499812 987 691000 O5 Seal-Throttle Shaft 1005 499603 Fan-Flywheel 1013 690954 Nipple-Oil Filter 1017 690770 Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label 1019 693995 1022 690971 •+ Gasket-Rocker Cover 1023 499599 Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 1) 1023A499600 Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 2) Pump-Oil 1024 499054 1026 690981 Rod-Push (Steel) 1026A690982 Rod-Push (Aluminum) Filter-Oil 1027 492932 Arm-Rocker 1029 690972 1035 691042 Shaft-Pump 1036 695704 Label-Emission 1051 691265 Ring-Retaining Cable-Tie 1054 280275 Owner's Manual 1058 275475 1070 690372 Screw (Flywheel Fan) Retainer-Brush 1090 691293 Set-Valve Gasket 1095 694013 Pivot-Rocker Arm 1100 690973 1119 691183 Screw (Alternator) 1123 690987 05 SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer) 1124 690988 05 SeaI-O Ring (FueITransfer Tube) 1126 690991 Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube) 1127 690992 Screw (Float Bowl) 1128 690990 O Screw(Carburetor Nozzle) 1169 693140 Screw (Carburetor Cover Plate) 1329 445777-0027 Replacement Engine 1330 273521 Repair Manual Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw(Air Guide Cover) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Regulator Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Tube-Dipstick Screw (Regulator) Armature-Starter (Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor Only) Bushing-Governor Crank Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Plate-Back Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold) Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) SeaI-Choke/ThrottleShaft Boot-Sparkplug Nut (Carburetor) Spacer Gasket-Carburetor Plate Seal-Governor Shaft Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Clip Pin-Locating Gear-Ring Gear-Timing Retainer-E Ring Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Gear-Pinion Bracket-Fuel Pump Harness-Wiring Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Nut(Brush Retainer) Screw (Rocker Arm) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter (Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor Only) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick) Assembly-Dipstick/Tube TerminaI-Sparkplug Adapter-Air Cleaner Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 1) Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 2) O 5 + Included Included No. 121 Included 977 Included 1095 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION //VE ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL (O1 (O1 15 DEGREES MAX. _ down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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