Owner`s manual | Craftsman 272 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAWJ
18.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917,272410
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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
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2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 11
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17
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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
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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
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people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
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• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
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• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
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and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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
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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).
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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.
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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
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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.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses
or eye
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.
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• 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.
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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.
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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.),
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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LUBRICATION
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shift
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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.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline,
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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
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Retainer
Ant_-Sway
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Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are 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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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IdleFuel
II
Adjusting_
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.272410
ELECTRICAl-
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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
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TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.272410
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
207 _
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3
142
60
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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
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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 _
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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
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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,,!
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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
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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
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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
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GUIDId.
FOH
SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR
SAFE
OPERATIUN
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
GUIDE
_
..Cu T
TH_
I
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greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
Operate when
caution
your Tractor
changingup direction
and down ontheslopes.
face of slopes (not
I
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