Owner's Manual ICRAFTSMAWJ 18.0 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER 6 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917,272410 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to yourquestions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, I160179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly .............................................. 8 Operation ............................................ 11 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17 ....................................... 17 Service and Adjustments .................... 21 Storage ............................................... 27 Troubleshooting ................................. 28 Repair Parts ........................................ 32 Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS 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 found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover:. • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. • 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 dding 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 the 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 thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA'I-FERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other dghts which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructionscould result in serious injury or death. I. GENERAL OPERATION II. SLOPE OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructionsin the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions,to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in placa. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn offblades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large pe..rcantage of riding mower-related mjudes. These operators should evafuate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-upwhich can touch hot exhaust / engine pads and bum. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debds which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or stodng the mach=ne. Allow machine to cool before storage. Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution, if you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven terrain could overtum the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stabilityof the machine. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stoppingon a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straightdown the slope. DO NOT: • Do not tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, ham slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches,or embankments. The mower could suddenly tum over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliffor ditch,or if an edge caves in. • Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilizethe machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Donotusegrasscatcheronsteep slopes. Ill.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 under the watchful care o! another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be sedously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. -Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine tree of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop end inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended pads, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be sure the area is clear of other • people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down • and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off • and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. 4 Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the stope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes untess necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. _,Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONll! BECOME ALERTlt! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. _ CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ,_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related aocessodes contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. 3RODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE .3APACITY \NDTYPE: )ILTYPE API-SF-SJ): _)ILCAPACITY: 1,25 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR SAE 10W30 (ABOVE32 °F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) W/FILTER: 4.5 PINTS W/OFILTER: 4.0 PINTS SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RC12YC IGAP: .030") 3ROUND SPEED FORWARD: '_MPH): 1sT 1.2 2_ 1.5 3RD 2.4 4 TM 3.5 5TM 4.8 6TM 5.3 REVERSE: 1.5 TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSi REAR: 10PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: BATTERY: BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM AMP/HR: 30 MIN. CCA: 240 CASE SIZE: UlR REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules, • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 27-35 FT. LBS. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualifyed 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". 6 Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer 1) Hex Bolt washer (1) Lock 3/8 3/8-16 x 1 (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (1) Locknut 5/16-18 Steering Extension Shaft Steering Boot q _ SteeringAdapter Wheel Seat (_Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(1) Knob S,opeSh.e, II:l Video Cassette (2) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor aU parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY _.:_._./Insert A socket wrench set will make assembly '_ .---- 3/S Hex Bolt easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. _T..._3/8 LockWasher (1) 9/16"wrench (1) Pliers _"_-Larga Rat Washer (2) 1/2"wranch (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge Steering 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). Wheel Steenng _._ Boot-------"--- TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Tabs _ Adapter--------___ / Extension Shaft 5/16 Locknut _,,...._ _._5/16 BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR FROM SKID ATrACH STEERING WHEEL Hex Bolt 6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and lecknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steedng shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR CHECK BA'rrERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. 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 "BATrERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). 8 Terminal Batteej Door INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard pecking and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and fiat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7, Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat Bolt Rat W_er_ NOTE: You may now rollor drive your tractor oft the skid. Follow the appropriate instructionbelow to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position, 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward oft skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) ,_kWARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all ins|ructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor ]s 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 geamhift lever in neutral position. 10.Turn ignitionkey to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (Ifpreviouslyremoved) 1. Raiseandholddeflector shieldin upright position. 2. Place frontofmulchar plateoverfront ofmower deckopening andslideinto place, asshown, 3, Hook frontlatchintoholeonfrontof mower deck. 4, Hookrearlatchintoholeonbackof mower deck. ACAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. Muldher Deflector_ Shield Plate Latch Hooks TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe piece. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also, CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overlnflated 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. Sea "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL B ELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 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. •# CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVlEWTHE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: / All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/NO remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. Sea that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA A'I-I'ENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature suppled with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATrERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW EHO,NEOH ENG,HEOFF OILPeESSUnE L,ONTSO. OVI,_MP ]_ FUEL CHOKE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE MOWER HEIGHT NEUTRAL ATFACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED PARKING BRAKE LOCKED H L HIGH LOW UNLOCKED MOWERLI_ PARKING BRAKE KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL DANGER. KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (Automatic 11 Models only) KNOWYOURTRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference, Ught Switch Attachment Clutch switch Ammeter Ignition Switch ..... U_ Lever Plunger -. Throttle/Choke Contml Attachment LiR Lever Clutch/Brake Psdai Height Adjustment , Indicator Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. A'FFACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH- Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. A'I'FACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for startingand stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLF_JCHOKE CONTROL- Used for starting and controllingengine speed. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye operating your tractor or performing adjustments or shields repairs. while We recommend a wide vision safety maskany over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Yourtractor 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 into full "BRAKE" position and hold. 2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Push-Into AttachmentClutch Throttle/ SwitchPullOutTo Choke "Brake" Position Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal =Drive" Position Posif_on STOPPING g Brake .Engaged _ Position IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _I_CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THROTrLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throftle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift lever to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. IMPORTANT: Bring tractorto a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch switch to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE TO ADJUST MOWER currlNG HEIGHT • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ The position of the attachment lift lever brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position. determines the cutting height. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) • Grasp lift lever. position. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. ENGINE The cutting height range is approxi• Move throttle control to slow position. mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to measured from the ground to the blade tip slow position and allowing engine to idle with the engine not running. These before stopping may cause engine to heights are approximate and may vary "backfire". depending upon soil conditions, height of • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and grass and types of grass being mowed. remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use, • Never use choke to stop engine. 13 • 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 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: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-rlNG HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt. 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iooknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Gauge Wheel Bracket_',_ _-_.\_ i r_ \ _,_ !_"_F--_ _ 3/8 Washer._ Gauge Wheel _J Shoulder _,_/'Bolt TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. AttachmentClutch AttachmentUft Lever SwitchPullOut To _ HighPosition Engage., _._ _'_, .-S<_..._Lp_Wtion Deflector ueh,n% Disengage" _ TO OPERATE ON HILLS _I, CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move 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. TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. 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.), 14 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specificationsof 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 controt of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstickis reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See =OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _kWARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructionsfor additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. [I, CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE When starting_e enginefor the firsttlme or if the enginehas run outof fuel,it willtake extra crankingtimeto rnovefuelfromthe tankto engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutcWbrake 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 choke position. NOTE: Beforestarting,reed the warm and cold startingproceduresbelow. 5. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuouslyfor more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and _oove) 6. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine end allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. 15 COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50=F and below) 6. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up pedod. NOTE: if at a I'_h _ (above 3000 feet) or in coldtemperatures(below32 F) the carburetorfuel mixturemay need to be adjustedfor bestengine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service andAdjustmentssectiono_thismanual. MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribu* tion of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing largo areas, start by turningto the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, ddveways, etc. After one ortwo rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dded 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 end leave undesirable clumps. Anow 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. I MULCHING MOWINGTIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the eady afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. Max 1/3" 16 AS YOU COMPLETE Ch_d_ Brake Or_a,on CheW'are Pm_ure t/ I,/ t/ t/ C_ed_OperatorPresenceand T Interlock Syste¢_ R Check forLoose Fast_ I_ _ 1/7 Sharpe_R_ace Mowor818de_ I_ V'4 T Lub_,=.=, C.=_ 0 Cheex Bat__ R c_,__ =ridTm_t= t/ l/ Vt V' Che_ Transaxle Cooling A_lu_ 8lade _$) T_ A_u_ MotionOdw Ben(s)T_ Ch=_E,_,oO,=.=v_ I,/s iV/s V' t/ E Cleln Nr F'llter ql_=! N CleanAirScreen f/'= bM_pectMulfledSpark Armster 11_ Rep_caCa R_ (wtqutppeo_ V_.= Re_a=aspark P_ug V' V" Replace N_ Rlte_ Paper C8_tddge V*e Replace Fue_ Filter 1 2 3 4 - CI_I_ m0nl OP_mv/_n o0emaing uetde¢i hlevy 10ed0¢ kl hl_t lld01_t _c= rr_= caemvw_m op_mtk_ m _ or 4usly ¢_-_=&o_ If eq_pped wi_ ol h. ci_nge el _e.y 50 hou_ Rep:o_ btede= rnom clteq _lm m0._tg i_ i_*_*/axe. ka_oemb=_ GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to propedy maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3. Check tire pressure. 4. Check operator presence and interlocksystems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 5. N _ _1_ _¢lultab_ ily_em. e. Not mqui_d if eq_p_d w_ m_ime,tee_e4me _wy. 7. T_4e_ front =[de pk_ boll _o35 L._4. r_tdmu_ Oo rxx o.e,t;ghlen. LUBRICATION Zerk (_)FrontWheel Bearing Zerk CHART Zerk Beanng Ze_ '= _-,--' shift L__._ L_÷J Pivots _) SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL _) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE _) REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" 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 the self-lubdcating bearings. If you feel they mustbe lubricated,useonlya dry,powdered graphitetypelubricantsparingly. 17 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tiros free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tiros due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2, Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex belt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. MandrelAssembly TrailingEdgeUp / Blade Center j_ Fat ,o k _---Hex Bolt (Grade)*'*'*'*'*'*'*'*'*'_"_ _ *A Grade 8 heattreatedboltcan be identified by sixlineson the bolthead. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone baiancer. (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 untitthe blade is balanced. "_ _ Blade BA'I'I'ERY Yourtractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with 18an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. , Keep battery bolts tight. , Keep small vent holes open. , Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on /our tractor is maintenance free, Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. _dding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BA'I-FERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Open battery box door. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated NithAPI service classificationSF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating :emperature. • .m o _ m _ m im TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow did to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclcokwise. 4. To open, pug out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oilfill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. OilDrainValve Closed and Locked ( Posit_on ::;.].. c CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. iw 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/ dipsticksecurely each time you check the oil level. rain Tube 19 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 wig cause engine damage due to overheating. 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 knob and cover. 2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 3. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. 4. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 5. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 7. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 8. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover and tighten knob securely. Air Cleaner Cover _Wing Pre-C,_ F°arn ---_,_k • Air _ "_ _ _ ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 1. Drain oil from engine crankcase (See "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual, through step remove drain plug). 2. Remove oil filter and wipe off filter adapter. 3. Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to the rubber gasket on replacement oil filter. 4. Install replacement oil filter on filter adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until rubber gasket contacts the filter adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn. 5. Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual). For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 6. Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Correct any leaks before placing engine into full operation. O2 Cover Knob Nut _--_"_ _ _'_J Rubber Grommet _Air _ Screen--'"_ MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Cleaner Paper Cartridge AirP_;_;anerBase '_"_ _t_-_n_ar J "Oil Fil Cap/ ip in Plu_ipstiek IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 2O 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline, Clam_ Clamp Fuel FIItar-'f _ CLEANING • 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 to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • 1,CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 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 "OFF" 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 Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch switch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt oft electric clutch pulley. 4. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 5. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 6. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. Srnall Retainer 7. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links, TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4, Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Electric Suspension Arms Pulley Front Link Retainer Ant_-Sway ;prings (Both Sides) Retainer Spring 21 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure he_ht from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A"on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten rift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. BottomEdgeof Mowerto Ground \ Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front linksare equal in length. If links are not equal in length, adiust one link to same length as other link. To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. When distance =D"is t/8" to 1/21 lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. Recheck side-to-side adjustment. _..o=\_ o / oo/Mandrel o ¢ BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH BottomEdgeof Mowerto Ground / =b____Suspension Nut " _Adu_uStment ut =E" FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside.If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade ddve belt may be replaced without tools. Perk the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in thissection of this manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. 22 BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of removal. 5. Make sure bolt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 6. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Mandrel Mandrel TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a bolt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch leeator. 4. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler, 5. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove bert upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 6. Pull belt toward frontof tractor and remove downwards from around electric clutch, 7. Install new belt by reversing above procedure. TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractorrequires more than six (6) feet stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal 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". Retightenjam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary, If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With Parking Brake "Engaged" 1"1/2= Clutch Locater Electdc/ Clutch Clutching / Idler Stationary / Idler Y TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (leek gate) position.The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows: 1. Make sure transax]e is in neutral (N), NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the transaxle is in neutral. 2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, 3, Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position. 4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: if additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. Gearshift NeutralLockGate Nut "A" Jam Nut _ting 23 ! Adjustment Bolt TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructionsin the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. BIcok up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains 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, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. "13resealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. RetainingA IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehical must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO A'I-I'ACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuet tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. Positive Terminal A Charged Battery Positive Terminal (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATI'ERY _CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY"in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: Negative Terminal Negative Terminal REPLACING BA'i-I'ERY _,CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 24 5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. 6. Close battery box door. Hood \ Battery Door W,re Hsx ENGINE Nut Positive (Red) Cable 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 authodzed engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THRO'FFLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. Chock to see if hole in throttle lever and hole in speed control bracket are aligned. 3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable clamp screw and align the holes by inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit through both holes. 4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit. Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiringmay cause your tractorto run poorly,stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Chock wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse, The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in frontof tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift oft of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure. Cable Screw Speed Control Throffie l 25 TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the adjusting needles In (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) Increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/ air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and seats in carburetor may result if turned in too tight. NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a Ilrniter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). 2. Start engine and atlow to warm for five minutes. Make adjustments with engine running and shift]motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. idle soeed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 4. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjustment needle In (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. 5. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION TEST 6. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Idle Speed Screw _/_'_1 IdleFuel II Adjusting_ .oed,o 26 _ _I ! Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or _ore, CAUTION: Never storethetractor with gasolineinthe tankinsidea building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for e period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving pads for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. BA'I-rERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see _'1"OCLEAN BATFERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of and engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuet tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) I. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). 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 trector 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. 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Willnot_art CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not =CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirtyfuel filter. Waterin fuel. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. lO.Engine valvesout of adjustment. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filtar. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Englnewlll not turn over 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. 5. 6. 7. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. Englneclicks but willnot start CORRECTION 1. Fillfuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 10.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 28 Recharge or replace batter Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART CORRECTION PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power 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 leveVdirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirtyfuel filter. 8. Stale or dirtyfuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13.Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15.Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins. 12.ClearVreplace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Poor cut - uneven t. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4, Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 29 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM I_1owerbladeawill not rotate Poor grass discharge CHART CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6, Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10.Improper blades used. 11.Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Readllght(s) not Norldng ',Ifso equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. i 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST_position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing, 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure, 6, Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8, Replace mower drive belt, 9, Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 1O,Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11.Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Switch is "OFF". 1. Turn switch "ON". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) bumed ou 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch, Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Check wiring and connec tions. 5. Blown luse. 5. Replace fuse. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator, Engine "backfires' when turning engine"OFF" 1. Remove obstruction. 1. Replace battery, 2. Check/clean all connec tions. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 30 t. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds befor= stopping engine. -rRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 SCH_MAT|C WINING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THeY SHOULD bE REf_.ACED TO pROPE_Y _ECURE YOUR WIRING. HF.N3UGHTS GFC €IRCUIT ,, Fro SWITCH DA NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REt_OV_JE CO_t_ECTIONS 31 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 ELECTRICAl- I 8O 4O 26 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 50 5J 52 80 81 163465 74760412 156417 153664 175688 4152.J 4799J 146147 175'i58 735104(_ 4207./ 160784 175566 140403 'L78442 711104_ 131563 178861 122822X 174652 140405 141940 146685 109748X Battery 12 Volt 28 Amp Bolt, Hex Head 114-20 unc x 3/4 Case Battery Mec.h Hinge Switch, nledock Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J) Suto, Ught Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11" Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire Fuse,20Amp Not Keps Hexl/4-20 Unc Cab/e, Ground, 6 Gauge, B_ck, 12" SwitCh, Plunger Normal Op Olive Switch, Ignition Key, Igniiton Harness, Ignition BoYI,Hex Head, FJn. t14*2O x l/2 Cover, Terminal, Red Solenoid Ammeter Reotangular Switch PTO RiogRelainerPTO Protection Wire LOOp Harness Clutch Evx. Relay Asm. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 207 _ 26 I1 3 3 142 60 _ I 44 43 2 I I 2O8 :34 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 58 60 64 74 114 115 142 143 144 145 159 166 206 207 206 212 211 -- Chassis Stamping Dmwt]_ Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumpe¢Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3,/8-16xl Panel, Dash, LH. Panel, Bash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Asseml_y BumperHood Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Nut Gdlle Lens Asm Lens, Gdlle Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT Bracket, Fender StJppod Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket, Pivot Ducl Air Engine P/L LT Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3;8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lowar STLT Nut Crowniock 3/8-16 UNC Keeper Belt Rear LH Screw 3,/8-16 x 1-1/4 Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Brackel Pnt FOotrest STLT Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cuphok:k_ Screw Hwhd Hi Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Boll Shoulder 5/16 -18 Tr ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xli2TYTr Screw Thdrol 3_8-16 x 1/2 InSed Lens Reflective Nut Hexflange Lock Plug, Button NOTE: 174619 176554 17060612 155272 168343X012 ST[To33710 155927 172107X010 174906_8 174330X612 126938X 19131312 ST[To41437 177403 174332x599 175692X612 139976 1749(_06 175710 174714 150127 72140606 154798 73680600 158112 17060620 1757G2 154966 175582 156524 155123X428 164863 170165 176705(_ 176_ 175143 145212 5479J All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 GROUND DRIVE 26 27 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 ........ 2 3 4 5 ft 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breskdown) Peedess 206-545C 146682 Spdng, Return, Brake 123666X Pugey, Transaxle 12(X30(_8 Ring,Retainer 121520X Strap,Torque 1706C512 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 165866 Red Shifter Fender STLT 145028 Clutch Electric STD561210 Pin, Cotter 105701X Washer, Shift Plate 74550412 Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical STD541431 Nut Lock Hx W/lns 5/16-18 x Gr.5 $31To23710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1Gr. 5 STD541437 Nut 1(To933X Knob 13(_04 Red, Brake STD541237 Nut 106888X Spdng, Brake Red STD55105'7 Washer ST[To61210 Pin 175765 Rod, Parking Brake 71673 Cap, Parking Brake 16.o592 Bracket, Transaxle STC523107 Bolt 72140506 Bo!t RDHD SQNK 5-16-18 Uncx3/4 175578 Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal 120183X Besdng, Nylon STD551062 Washer $3_571810 Roll Pin 165936 Pulley, Idler, Flat 74760648 Bolt 175461 Spacer, Split 175556 Keeper, Belt, Idler 19131312 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12Ga. 127783 Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic 154407 Bencrank Clutch Grad Dr/Sit 1232_5X Retainer, Belt STIT_23715 Bolt STiTo41437 Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC 165710X Link, Clutch 105709X Spring, Clutch Return 17060616 Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0 130801 V-Belt, Ground Drive 169691 Keeper, Belt, Center Span KEY NO. PART NO. 61 62 63 64 65 66 70 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 90 96 160 112 113 120 145 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 20_ 17(:60612 8883R 175414 15(_80 STD551143 154778 171258 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X ST[ToS0(_5 145090 165592 165711 19171216 166231 150360 158391 X428 124346X STD624003 19111016 19091210 t 27285X 74480540 175456 19133210 1660(_ 165589 165494 72140406 73680400 74780416 19(;91010 165623 166880 165492 165580 178394 169613 169593 72116612 DESCRIPTION Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Cover, Pedal Putley, Engine Belt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof Bracket Asm Anlt-Rotation EVX Spacer, Axle Washer 25,/32 x 1-t/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga Key Woodruff Arm, Shift Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20 Spring, Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Nut, NyIock Console, Shift, STLT Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4 RetainerSpring 1" Washer 11/32 x 3/8 x 16 Ga. Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Strap Torque 90 Degrees Nut Lock Fig. 3/6-16 Unc Belt, Hex Rghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Spacer Retainer Washer 13,/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5 Nut Crownlock t/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shouleer 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Lt Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear Nyliner Snap-In 5/8 ID Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd Bolt Cart. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER917.272410 STEERING ASSEMBLY 38 TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER917.272410 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 51 54 63 65 67 68 71 87 88 91 159944X428 172393 169840 169839 6266H 121748)( 12000029 175121 STD551137 136518 145212 177876 17060612 171888 19111216 1004(To00 73540500 155099 152927 159946X428 19132411 STD541537 159945 145054x428 121749X 153720 12123P.X STD541431 74780520 STD523710 16_67 7214G618 169827 175146 16_35 173966 175118 175553 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Steering Wheel Axle Assembly Cast Iron Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Spe,cer Brg AXle Front Nut Hexftange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Screw 3/6-16 x 5/4 Rod,Tie Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Washer Lock 5/16 Crownlock NUt 5/16-24 Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF Adaptor, Steedng Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT Cap,Spindle Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1Gr 5 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt RDHD SQ 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4 Axle, State Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 ENGINE 38 ._ 31 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O ,| • o- ,_ 4 TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 ENGINE KEY NO, 1 2 3 4 13 14 16 23 29 31 32 33 37 38 40 44 45 46 77 80 81 101 1(35 PART NO. DESCRIPTION 170548 17720410 ...... 159420 12-041.O3 148456 $1_o51237 169837 137180 1092(_X 158990 123487X 137040 148315 124(TL8X 17670412 170(_612 19091416 19101216 747605(_ 73510400 M73030800 17120616 Control, Tlvottle Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV492-27506 Muffler Ga.sket Kohler Tube Drain Oil Easy Washer Shield Brn/Dbr Guard ARestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented Clamp, Hose Line, Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Bushing Screw, Hex Washer Head, Tnd., Roll 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. BO9 Hex Hd 5/16-18Uncx 1/2 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20Unc Nut Flan-ge M8-1.25 Nor_Lk Zinc Screw 3/8-16 x 1 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO, NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Se_t Bracket, Pivot, Seat Bolt Washer 13/32 x I x 10 Gauge Clip, Push-in Hinged Nut Spdng, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1ol/2 Washer f3/32 x / x 14 Gauge Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting 140123 1405.51 71110616 Ig'_3*r6"rg 145006 ST[:_41437 124181X 17000616 "_g13_614 174894 166369 121246X KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIP_ON 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 121248X 72(T_0412 134300 121250X 123976X 124238X 171852 S]O541431 19f7fg12 127018X Bushing, Snap BOll, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split ,28 x .88 Spdng Locknut, Flange 114 Grade 5 Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Nut Washer f7/22 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. Bo4t, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 DECALS 10 9 13 11 3 7 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Decal, Oper. Instr. Decal, HP Engine Decal, Hood, RH. Decal, Hood, LH. Decal Hood Replacement Decal. Customer Maintenance Decal, Hood Side Decal, Deck Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger 156368 177374 177356 177357 179405 133644 177355 172331 163204 156439 7 4 13 16 20 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 ------ 164065 146046 177350 160396 179128 138047 149516 138311 165800X428 165799)(428 179410 179411 Decal, Sting. WhL Domed Prem, Brs Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic Decal, Lower Dash Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal. Deck Decal, Battery Diehard Decal. Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal. Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Owners Manual. English Owner's Manual, Spanish KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 106732X427 278H 9040H 8 9 10 106108X427 122082X 7152J 11 -- t04757X428 144334 WHEELS &TIRES 4,10 7 Valve Cap, Tire Stern, valve 33re,Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim,Rear Tire, Rear Tube, RearTire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire 10 oz. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches I inch -- 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR --MODELNUMBER917.272410 LIFTASSEMBLY 44 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 2O 31 32 36 37 38 40 41 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge Beadng, Nylon Grip, H _xlle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Uft, L,H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2o13 UHC Trunnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 UNC Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spheg Bearing, Pv4 Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 Pointer, Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 Indicator Height 159460 159471 105767X 12000(X_ 19211621 12O183X 125631X 122365X 13_65 139666 S_4008 173288 733508(_ 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 155097 123935X 17060516 19112410 155098 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 MOWER DECK TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER917.272410 43 106 "_ _ 102 103 105 1oz.-_ 34 27 46 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,272410 MOWERDECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 165892 S_Ta33107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 54 DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" eck STD624C08 Retainer Spdng 13(_32 Arm, Suspension, Rear 85_857 Bolt, Rex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr, 8 STD551137 Washer, Lock 142296 Washer, Hardened 134149 Blade, Mulehing 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 110485X Bearing, Bail, Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Mower Deck 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vodex STD541431 Nut Crownleck 5/16-18 UNC 134753 Stiffener Bracket 131267 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spdng, Torsion, Deflector 110422X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32xS/Sx16Ga. 131491 Red,Hinge 157722 Borew ThdrolWasher Head 129963 W_sher, Spacer 153535 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toptack, Flanged STD533717 Bolt 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat STD3510_37 Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga STD541437 NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC 140088 Guard, Mandrel, LH. ST[To24g03 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133943 Washer, Hardened KEY NO. PART NO. 55 56 59 61 68 22 101 10_ 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 143 144 145 146 148 149 150 159 - - 155046 165723 141043 174882 174883 738006_0 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 172292 179293 17060508 STD541431 72110504 4822H 165746 73930600 STD551G37 19131312 5/_To23710 STD533710 157109 158,534 165888 171977 169222 165898 19091216 72140614 130794 - - 177410 DESCRIPTION Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Spring Ext. Elect. Clutch V-Belt Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 Mulcher Cover Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/8 Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, Weld Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH. Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H. Screw Taping 5/16-18 x 1/2 Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 Unc Bolt, Carhage 5/16 Unc x 1/2 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Centadock 3/8-16 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x12 Ga. Bog, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc xl Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNCx 1 Bracket Arm Idler 43" Keeper Bolt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spdng Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 15 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 1- 3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 9-10, 13-15, 31 and 32) Replacement Mower, Complete NOTE: All component dimer_ions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR -- MODELNUMBER 917.272410 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER206-545C 157 79 NUMBERS HERE 48 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER206-545C KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 8 8A g 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 ,:o 25 25A 25 27 28 29 29A 29B 29C 30 31 778370 786188 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 7_r2035 788040 78G072 780160 780051 780199 780108 780001 31A 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 39 40 780195 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 79g021 786026 792076A DESCRIP'TK_N Transaxle Cover Needle Beadng 5/8" TransaxleCase 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 3/6" Spring ,310 OD x .525 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 1-5/6" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust W_sher ,627 _Dx .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Anti-Rotation Washer .632 Cup Washer 1.127 }D x .032W Fiat Washer .750 ID x ,056W (Use As Needed) Fiat Washer .750 IO x ,062W Oil Seal 5/6" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushalg ,751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) Dowel Pin Fiat Washer ,312 ID x .06gw KL=Y PART NO. NO. 4tA 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 7tB 76 77 79 82 83 85 87 150 157 180 900 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 750(_-5 786G66 786086 7746G0 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 788078A 792144 778333 778338 792154 788089A 78809_A 788088A 730229A 794712 IESCRIP'i3ON Brake Lever Screw 114 - 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 (t 1-15 / 16- Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Spur Gear (23 teeth) Spur Gear (1g teeth) Spur Gear (16 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Spur Gear (13 teeth) Spur Gear (17 teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 taeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W Input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ping Spacer .890 Square Cut Ralg "O'Ring Flat Washer 1.128 IO x .056W Inverted Retaining Ring Spring ,430 OD x ,5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 9 / 16" Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3/4" GearOil80WgO ReplacementMST-206-545C Trans_Lxle NOTE: /_31component dimensions given in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV492, TYPE NUMBER 27506 CYLtNDER HEADf VALVE AND BREATHER I _fLINDRE DIRIGE SOUPAPE ET RENIFLARD I 1B 19 CRANKCASE I CARTER-MOTEUR IB I '1_-14 5O TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV492, TYPENUMBER 27506 CYLINDER HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 25-351-01-S 12-755-94-S 3 4 5 12-411o03-S 12-041-10-S 12-017-01-S 6 7 8 12-017-02-S 12-016-01-S 12-016-02-S 25-139-60-S 12-318-36-S Valve, Valve, intake exhaust(.25) Std.) Vave, exhaust .25 Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8" Cylinder Head 10 911 12-599-03-S 25-186-01-S M-640034-S Pivot, rocker arm (2) Arm, Screw,rocker hex. (2) flange M6xl.0x34 (2) Spring, valve (2) Cap, valve spring (2) Kit, retainer(2) 12-089-01-S 12-173-01-S 12-755-03-S 15 16 12-468-05-S 12-112-13-S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Lifter, valve (2) Kit, cylinder head (inlndudes 3-17, Gaskets 12 04 1 01-S (Qty. 2), 12 041 02-S, & 12 041 03-f) Rod, push (2) Gasket, cylinder head Valve, intake (Std.) 12 13 14 CRANKCASE 1 2 12-032-03-S 3 4 12-445-02-S M-839025-S 5 6 24-380-13-S 12-755-49-S 7 8 12-089-31-S 12-422-08-S 12-422-09-S 12-422-10-S 12-422-11-S 9 10 12-422-13-S 12-422-12-S 12-422-07-S 12-144-28-S 12-874-07-S 12-874-11-S Washer, plain bolt 13/32" Spacer, head exhaust port 12-086-15-S Screw, hex. flange M10x1.Sx81 (5) 25-237-14-S Clamp, hose (2) 12-326-03-S Hose, breather M-645020-S Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20 (5) 12-096-07-S Cover, valve w/nipple M-5450t0-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 12-018-01-S Retainer, breather reed 2412-402-02-SReed, breather 14 15 16 17 18 19 12-874-08-S 12-874-09-S 12 018 02-S 12-108-07-S 12-108-08-S 12-108-09-S 12-067-11-S 12-067-06-S 12-380-01-S 12-043-05-S M-631005-S 12-144-02-S 52-139o09-S 12-755*64-S 20 21 22 23 X-25-102-S 12-032-01-S M-631015-S 12-154-05-S 11 12 13 DESCRIPTION Seal, crankshaft Block, cylinder (_Use Short Block 12 522 49 Strap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x25 Dowel, locating (4) Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8) S ring, actuatln sPim,h camshaft (Ag.R.) blue Shim, camshaft (A.R.)red Shim, camshaft (A _.R. yellow Shim, camshaft(_.R.)green Shim, camshaft A.R. black Shim, }AR Shim, camshaft camshaft IA .R. gray white Shaft, balance Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (Includes 11,12 Pistonw/RingSet(.08) Piston Piston w/Ring w/Ring Set Set I1"25 .50 Retainer, piston pin (2) Ring Set (Std.) Ring Set (.25) Ring Set (,50) Connecting Rod Std.) Connecting Rod (.25) Pin, governor regulating Gear, governor Washer, plain 6 ram Shaft, governor gear Plug, cup Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip Inaiudes 23) Washer, pain 1/4" Seal, governor cross shaft Washer, plain 6 mm Clip, hitch pin NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER917.272410 KOHLER ENG|NE-MODEL NUMBER CV492, TYPENUMBER 27506 BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I IGNITIONIELECTPJCAL I _LECTRIOUE ALLUMAGE HABITATION DE SOUFFLEUR El" DI_CALENT I S 12 t0 \ 6m 2-8 _7 0-,I _ 52 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV492, TYPENUMBER 27506 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL BLOWER KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 Screw, hex. flange 1 Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 12-086-14-S M1Ox1.5x46 2 12-468-03-S Washer, plain 3/8" 3 24-162-03-S Screen, grass 4 25-086-47-S Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4) 5 12-157-06-S Pan 6 X-42-15-S Key 7 12-025-15-S Fl_.r_',_heel 8 12-155-09-S Connector 9 M-548025-S Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 2) 10 237878-S Kit, s a or 11 M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5xO.Sx2O (2) 12 12-154-06-S Clip, cable (2) 13 41-403-09-S Regulator, rectifier- 15 amp 14 X-22-11-S Washer, lock 1/4" 15 M-639016-S Screw, he}(. flange M6xl.0x16 (2) 16 236602-S Connector 17 12-132-02-S S ark Plug 18 X-728-1-S C_ip, cable (2) 19 M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x08xl0 2) ZO 12-584-g4-s Modue, gniton NOTILLUSTRATED 12-176-44-S Harness, widn _o 24-518-12-S Lead, black (6T - 12 gaugeinsulatedgrip barrel eyelet terftlinals) 12-518-35-S Lead, white (36' - 18 gauge full insulated push on tab an_/ uninsulated socket terminals) X-25-5-S Washer, plain 5/16" (attach ground lead and this washer to lilt strap screw) HOUSING M-545010-S & BAFFLES ((_/)a 24-468-10-S sher, plain 1/4" 12-146-07-S Plate, blower housing M-550010-S Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8xf0 24-096-05-S Cover, pinion 12-027-76-S Housing,D!€, blower 12-Q63-18-S Baffle, intake side 25-154-02-S Clip, mounting (3) 12-086-37-S Screw, captive washer M5xO.8x20 (3 10 12-063-2g-s Baffle, cylinder head 11 M.645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.gx16 (2) 12 12-063-19-S Raffle, cylinder NOT ILLUSTRATED M-541050-S Nut, hex. flange MSxO.8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 PART NO. 12-281-01-S 25-341-03-S 12-096-24-S 12-083-12-S 12-100-08-S 12-083-10-S 7 B 9 10 12-743-12-S 12-032-11-S 12-094-07-S 12-072-04-S DESCRIPTION Duct, air Knob, air cleaner cover Cover, air cleaner Precleaner, element Wing Nut Kit, air cleaner element (Includes 5, 7, 8) Filter, element (includes 5, 8) Seal 1-711R" Base, air cleaner (Includes 11, 12) Stud, mounting plate M6xl.0x75 Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread forming (2) 13 12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner NOT ILLUSTRATED 12-113-53-S Decal, air cleaner f 1 12-086-01-S NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV492,TYPE NUMBER 27506 STARTING SYSTEM| DI_MARRANT DE LE SysTI_ME ENGINE CONTROLS P_OTEUR CONTROLE 1 I t / 11 +-_ OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I DE LA HUILE PAN DE LA LUBRIFICATION _,--Io 1-- 11 ' I _ 4 _ +-,_ II-- r 7_ -- llk C_/+i C2,,! 54 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV492, TYPE NUMBER 27506 STARTING SYSTEM ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 M-839070-S 2 25-098-07-S 3 4 5 6 7 8 12-755-54-S 12-227-18-S 12-170-05-S 12-221-01-S 12-227-13-S 12-211-01-S DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8xl,25x70 2) Starter aseambly ncludea 3Q_ _t, ddve end Cap, ddve end Armature Kit, brush & spdng Cap, commutator end Bolt, hex. flange 1/4-20x4-5/ 8 (2) OIL PAN/LUBRICATION KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION I 12-038-01-S _stick 2 3 4 5 6 25-755-13-S 12-153-03-S 12-153-02-S 12-123-04-S M-645025-S 7 8 9 10 12-153-01-S 25-162-07-S 12-096-03-S M-545016-S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 25-462-09-S 52-050-02-S 25-139-57-S 12-393-01-S 12-153-06-S 12-096-34-S M-545016-S 18 12-032-03-S 19 20 24-086-16-S 24-086-17-S 21 12-199-56-S Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3) O-Ring, oiI fill cap O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Tube, Otl fill Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Screen, oil ptickup Cover, oil pickup screen Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 Valve, oil pressure relief Filter, Oil Plug, sq. nd. solid 3/8" Pump, oil O-Ring, oil pump cover Cover, oil pump Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (,'3)3 Seal, oil (R3'.0. end) Screw, hex. flan e MSxl.25x45 (11_/ Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 Assemb ,Pan, oil 11,14-1 iy'7) (Incl. assembly (Includes CONTROLS 1 2 3 4 12-079-11-S 12-237-01-S 24-086-43-S M-664020-S 5 12-536-10-S 6 7 8 9 10 11 M-443025-S M-443020-S 12-089-11-S 12-089-23-S 12-089-24-S 12-755-83-S 12 13 14 15 16 17 12-100-07-S 52-211-04-S 12-090-28-S 25-158-08-S 12-079-10-S 25-158-11-S DESCRIPTION Linkage, choke Clamp, cable Screw, hex. flange Screw, lobed socket MSxl.0x20 (2) Control, speed assembly _ncludes 6-9) crew, pan head M4x0.7x25 Screw, pan head M4x0.7x20 Spring, choke (2) Spdng, choke return Spring, governor Kit, govemor lever (Includes 12-14) Nut, hex flange 1/4-20 Bolt, 1/4-20x1" Lever, governor Bushing, throttle linkage Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttte linkage NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV492, TYPE NUMBER 27506 CRANKSHAFT VILEBREOUIN EXHAUST __ --1 F:CHAPPEMENTI FUEL SYSTEM 'UEL DE LE SYSTI_ME I 6 10 I tl Q--t 56 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272410 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV492, TYPE NUMBER 27506 FUEL SYSTEM KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 M-641060-S M-629116-S 12-853-118-S 4 5 12-041-62-S 12-053-118 6 7 8 9 10 11 NOT 12-041-01-S 12-265-06-S 25-237-14-S 52-353-22-S 25-050-03-S 47-154-01-S iLLUSTRATED *M-561010-S *X-22-11-S 12-757-02-S 12-757-03-S 12-041-01-S !2-041-02-S 12-041-05-S 12-041-06-S 12-032-06-S 12-757-33-S 12-041-06-S 12-454-03-S 25-452-20-S 12-518-37-S *attaches CRANKSHAFT DESCRIPTION Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Stud M6x1.0x116 (2) Kit, carburetor w/gasket (Includes 4,5,6 qty 1 _e, cable 12-454-03-S, Termina_ 25-452-20-S Gasket, air c eerier Carburetor assembly (For Informa6o_ only not available separately) (Includes Kit, float 12-757-02-S Kit, carburetor repair 12-757-03S, Kit, solenoid repair 12757-33-S) Gasket, carburetor (2) Deflector, heat Clamp, hose (2) Line, fuel 12-1/4" Filter, fuel in-line Clip cable KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 12-014-57-S 25-139-27-S DESCRIPTION Cmnkshalt (Includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO, 1 2 3 4 5 DESCRIPTION 25-072-04-S 12-041-03-S 12-126-11-S 12-445-06-S M-645025-S Stud, M6x1.25x33(2) Gasket, exhaust manifold Bracket muffler Strap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x25 12 522 49 12-755-93-S _ort Block Gasket Set NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm Screw. thread forming M5x0.Sxl0 Washer, lock 1/4" Kit, float Kit, carburetor repair Gasket, carburetor Gasket, air cleaner Gasket, bowl Gasket, bowl screw Seal, solenoid Kit, solenoid repair Gasket, bowl screw Tie cable Terminal Lead, red, (37" - 20 gauge insulated socket and un]nsulatudsocket terminals) carburetor ground lead to carb baffle. 57 SUGGESTED GUIDId. FOH SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATIUN ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE _ ..Cu T TH_ I I_ greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. 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