Craftsman 88970 Snow Blower User Manual

Owner's
Manual
®
16=0 P
ELECTRmC START
42"
OWE
6 SPE5
TRANSAXLE
LAWN
Model No.
917.270631
o Safety
o Assembly
Operation
o Maintenance
o Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1=800=659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat
Estates,
IL 60179
Warranty .... , ............................................
2
Safety Rules ...........................................
2
Product Specifications
.............................. 5
Assembly ................................................
8
Operation ..............................................
11
Maintenance Schedule ......................... 17
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Maintenance .........................................
Service and Adjustments ......................
17
21
Troubleshooting .................... ................. 28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owneCs manual,
Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
o Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
o Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accF
dent or' the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in
the owner's manual.
o Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equiprnent proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty
service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from
the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the
date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This
warranty applies 0nly while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to
state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
GENERAL OPERATION
o Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
o Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
o Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc, which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
o Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area°
Estates, IL 60179
o Never carry passengers.
o 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
place.
.,, Slow down before turning
° Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
. Turn off blades when not mowing
o Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
o Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
o Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
o Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
o Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
o Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
o Do not use grass catcher on steep
slope&
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 of another
responsible adult.
o Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
o Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
o Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation°
o Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution.. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it
DO:
° Mow up and down slopes, not across
o Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps, Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine._ Tall
grass can hide obstacle&
, Use slow speed° Choose a low gear so
that you well not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
o Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability_
o Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
= Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual° Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
,, Avoid starting or stopping on a slope_ If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
o 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°
o Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
o Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
o Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-u F Clean oil or fuel
spillage° Allow machine to cool before
storing°
,, Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
o Do nottum on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
o Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
o Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
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manufacture£srecommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operationfrequently.
Adjust and service as required.
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
,, Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
o Never carry passengers.
o Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary.Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
,, Never carry children. They may falt off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
o Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
o 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
_Look
for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_WARNING:
The engine exhaust frorn
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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.
o Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, if
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
o Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
,_kCALJTION: in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always discon..
nect spark ptug wire and place wire where
it cannot contact spark plug.
4
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MAINTENANCE
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product° Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
OIL TYPE
(API-SF/SGiSH):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
_L CAPACITY:
3,0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: ,030")
Champion RC12YC
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):
FORWARD:
1ST
I °0
2 ND
1,3
3 RD
2ol
4 TM
3.!
5 TM
4,0
5,1
6TM
!.6
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 12 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
25
M1N. CCA: t90
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35
FT, LBS.
CUSTOMER
AGREEMENT
RESPONSIBILITIES
o Read and observe the safety rules.
o Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual
,_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
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 Authorized Service Center (See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual),
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability
and performance.Should
you experience
any problem you cannot easily remedy,
please contact your nearest Sears
Authorized Service Center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the
proper tools to service or repair this tractor,
Please read and retain this manual° The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly,. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SRZE
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
3/8
(1) Lockwasher
__
(1) Hex Bolt
5/I6-18x
1-1/4
5/16-18
(1) Locknut
_
(1) Shoulder Bolt
5/16-18
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
6
_
(2) Lock Washers
1/4
PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SiZE
(2) Screws
#10 x 5/8
(2) Weld Nuts
#10
(2) Lock
Washers #10
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
.......................
Parts packet separately
in carton
...,
(2) Latch Hook
Assemblies
%,,
Steering
Wheel Insert
Video
Cassette
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Mulcher
Plate
(2) Keys
Steermg Wheel
Steering
Steering
Boot
=
Extension
Shaft
Parts Bag
Manual
. .::
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
Seat
,f
...........
[',
O
Slope Sheet
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Your new tractor has been assembledat the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembledfor shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely_Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel_
= Remove protective m,_terials 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.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier: Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Pliers
(i) Utility knife
(2) 7/16" wrenches
(t) Phillips Screwdriver
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
TRACTOR
insert
FROM
UNPACK CARTON
o Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton (See
page 6).
o Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
= Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove°
BEFORE
ROLLING
SKUD
.....
ATTACH STEERING
TRACTOR
OFF
Lower SteerJng..._..._
WHEEL
Shaft
/
I
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
= Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16
hex bolt and locknuL Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut secure r
ly to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.
° Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
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t
.
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TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKiD (See
Operation section for Jocation and
function of controls)
o Press lift lever plunger and raise attachrnent lift lever to its highest position.
o Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal,
o Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
° Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor,
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
o Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
° Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension.
o Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECT
BATTERY
,_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.
o Remove cardboard packing from seat
pan and lift seat pan to raised position°
o Open battery box door and remove protective plastic.
o Remove terminal protective caps and
discard.
o 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.
° First connect RED battery cable to posF
tive (+) terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as shown.
Tighten securely°
o Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining hex
bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut. Tighten securely.
o Close battery box door° Open battery
box door for:
° Inspection for secure connections
(to tighten hardware).
o Inspection for corrosion.
o Testing battery.
° Jumping (if required).
- Periodic charging.
Positive
Discard Terminal
(Red) Cable
Proctective Caps
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
o Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
o Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
o Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
o Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
o Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
o Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
o Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely°
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder 1
/
N
""_. Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
o install two latch hooks to mulcher plate
using screw, washer, lock washer, and
weld nut as shown.
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down.
• Tighten hardware securely.
° Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
° Place front of mutcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
° Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
,_IkCAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation°
Lock Washer
Flat Washer
Hex Bolt
Negative
(Black)
Seat
Battery
Door
9
Hook Points
Down
Weld Nut From
The Top
Weld
Nut.
Lock
Washer'
Latch'\_
Washer
Latch
Hook
Weld Nut
Lock Washer
Washer
Mulcher
Plate
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in
the Service and Adjustments sectoin 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
Deflector
Shield
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST'.
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. "four 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.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
,, Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on
page 5 of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly levele& See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the .:
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual:
.....
J" 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 belt& Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/" Engine oil is at proper level.
,/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
#" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Besure brake system is in safe
operating condition .....
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
CAUTION
BATTERY
OR
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
WARNING
@
ENGINE
ON
OFF
CHOKE
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
ENGINE
REVERSE
GI k
OIL PRESSURE
MOWER
NEUTRAL
HEIGHT
LIGHTS
ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
HIGH
LOW
UNLOCKED
MOWER
PARKING
LIFT
BRAKE
ENGAGED
KEEP AREA CLEAR
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER,
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Modemsonly)
KNOW
YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference_
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Light
Ignition
Switch
ThrottteChoke
Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
s
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lever
©
Lift
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Motion Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
MOTION
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor°
LIGHT SWITCH:
and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
LEVER= Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
indicates battery charging (+)
or discharging (-).
Turns the headlights on
CONTROL:
CONTROL
Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
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The operation Of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage° Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over the
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine°
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in
"ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal° Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position,.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure_
Attachment Clutch Lever
Throttle/Choke
"Engaged" Position
Control lever
/
__
° Never use choke to stop engine.
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.
,_kCAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position; to empty grass
catcher, etc.
THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
° Operating engine at tess than full throttle 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..
° Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position°
o Move gearshift lever to desired position.
o Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movemenL
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so wilt shorten the useful life
of your transaxle
Position
Parking
Position
'"
"Engaged"
Position
/
"Disengag
Position
Position
Motion
Contorl
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE
o To stop ground drive, depress
clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE"
position°
° Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
o Grasp lift lever_
o Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2 to 4'L The heights are measured
from the ground to the blade tip with the
engine not running° These heights are
approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
o 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_
ENGINE
o Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
o Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key° Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use,,
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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 OPERATE MOWER
"{our 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.
o Select desired height of cut.
° Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
° TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disen-
When
,
_gage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
Attachment Lift Lever
High Position ....._._
Attachment Lift Lever
High Position
,, ___.=-_f
"Disengaged'___._/l"
Position
i_
III .:_.... Low
-- If. <_._!!/_::_-_
Position
pushing
or towing
your tractor,
be
sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
o Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
When transporting your tractor 0n 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.).
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.
o Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
° Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil levelo If necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
o 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
o 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
weather starting.
ARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasoho! 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.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
o 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.
o 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 al! turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
o Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
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MOWING T_PS
o Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor,
° Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
o 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 machine,
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
o When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
See Storage Instructionsfor additional
information. Neveruse engine or carburetor cleaner productsin the fuel tank or pernent damage may occur.
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 the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine°
, Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch!brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
o Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
° Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, 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 ABOVE)
o When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
o The attachments and ground drive can
now be used° If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F AND
BELOW)
o 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 warmup period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperatureo
• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE= If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance,,
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
.
J
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
o Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
o 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 the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired°
o 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 IVIOWnNG TiPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
o 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 lawno
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
o Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
o 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,
Max 1/3
o Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings° When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to
the first cut path.
, Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn_
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSiBILITiES
MA,.TE.A.OE
SO.EOULE
As.Each,.
ouCOMPLETE
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ch_k BrakeOperation....................
6/
Check
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Tire
Pressure
Check Operator
Presence
!n....}.erlock Systems
.......
Check for Loose Fasteners
=Sharpen/Replace
V,OE
OATES
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Mower
,._
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and
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6_
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Check
B.a..t.te.ry Level
Clean
Battery
...0hack
T'ra'n"saxte
Co01ir_g
Blade
Belt(s)
Adjust
Motion
Drive
En,gtne
Change
.......
Tension
Belt(s)
Clean
(_i
Inspect
Replace
N
Ciean
Replace
Air
.....
Replace"Fuel
I - Change
mote
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Fins
6/
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....
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:
Cartridge
under
toad
or
in
high
ambient
temperatures
or negligence°
To receive
at least once each
..............
5 - if equtpped
wlth
adjustablo
systom.
eSpindle
Zerk
CHART
)indle
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
gine
season°
o 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
6/
LUBRICATION
wit! need to be made periodi,-
cally to properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked
6/
full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual,, Some
adjustments
..........
6 - Net requ|rod If equipped wi|h maintenance-free bottl
7 -Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft4bs maximum,
Do no( ovortighton
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected
to operator
abuse
:
'.....
6/4#'=
6/
a heavy
2 - Servtco more often when oporating tn dirty or du_.ty conditions
3 - If equipped with ell filler, change el| every 50 hours
4 - Replaco
b_a_desmore orion when mowfng
in #andy
soil
GENERAL
_,='
6/2
.............
Operating
...............
644_ .................
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Paper
............
...............
.........................
Plug
when
' ............
, 6/
...............
Filter
,
6_.z,3
Filter
ofton
'
_'fs
Oil
COoling
Spark
,
Tension
Muffler!spark
Arrester
Oii Filler
(If equipped)
Replace
6/
6/5
Air Screen
Engine
6/
.........
,.....Cle.an Air Filter
N
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. ..
!
6/
Oil Level ...............
Engine
_
................
Terminals/Recharge
Aud!Ust
Check
E
and
OAttach
ment
Crutch
Pivot(s)
"OGear
shift
Pivots
EACH USE
•
o
°
°
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Checktire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
° Check for loose fasteners°
O SAE 30 or 10W30 Motor Oil
e) General Purpose Grease
O Refer to Customer Responsibilities "ENGINE'
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot point:
which have special nylon bearings,, Viscous lubri
cants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten th_
life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel the'
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powderP:
graphite type lubricant sparingly,,
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
,, Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 5 of this manual).
o Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
o Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire darnage_
NOTE; To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion_
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
o Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
o Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
,, Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
o Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
o Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
iMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade
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 it is on the mower.
° To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone bafancer,
follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
o Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade
moves downward, sharpen the heavy
end until the blade is balanced.
NOTE; Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
or Pin
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use,
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend its
life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
o Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I hour.
NOTE; The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
8 heat
treated.
_ Assembly
Blad e_____
Flat Was
"_
Mandrel
Trailing
Edge Up
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Lock Washer__/
Hex Bolt (Grade8)*_'__
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power_
,, Open battery box door.
o Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be
identified by six lines on the bolt head,
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, Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
, Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright,
, Coat terminals with grease or petroleum
jelly°
, Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT BATTERY" in the Assembly section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
3heck V-belts for deterioration and wear
_fter 100 hours of operation and replace if
_ecessary. The belts are not adjustable°
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
_ear.
TRANSAXLE
o Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
o Remove drain plug.
o After oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely,
o Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube° Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 5 of
this manual.
. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading,
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
Oil Fill
ENGINE
CaptDipstick
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with AP1 service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oi!'s SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
_F
-20"
i°c _"
O"
30"
._o..... .,o"
TEMPERATURE
32'
40 °
o-....
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60*
_o" ......20"
,BO"
t_0*
:_o-
4_-
BEFOR, E NEXT OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etco) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°R Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level
TO CHANGE
,,j.
Oil Drain
Plug
AIR FILTER
Your engine wilt 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 I00
hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
o Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
o
o
o
o
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge_
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean,
absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove
excess oil.
o If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
o Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
o Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
o Remove cartridge nut.
o Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor° Clean
base carefully to prevent debris from
entering carburetor°
o Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SHo
o Be sure tractor is on level surface.
o Oil will drain more freely when warm.
o Catch oil in a suitable container.
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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"
on page 5 of this manual
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.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
o Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor_
° Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clam.
o Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner,
cover and securewith knob(s).
iMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge_
Cover
Knob
Cover _@
Foam
Cartridge
_'\Paper
Pre-Cleaner_
_'_Base
Cartddge
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.
ENGINE COOUNG FiNS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
o Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine.
o Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of
dirt.
........
o Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush
to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins.
° To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
Screws
Blower Housing
_uel
Filter
CLEANING
o Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
o Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recornnlend 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 carl result in a shortened engine
life.
air screen
DipstickTube
Assembly
P,lug
Engine Cooling
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,_kCAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
o Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
, Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
° Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
o Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
o Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped°
- Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TO REMOVE
MOWER
Mower wilt be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor°
o Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position°
o Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
° Roll belt off engine pulley,
o Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever
by removing retainer spring.
o Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
o Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs,
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
o 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
o Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
o Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor,,
o Lower lift lever to its lowest position,,
o Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Clutch
Retainer
Clutch Rc
Spring
Suspension
Arms
ine Pulley
Front
Link
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Swaybar
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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"
on page 5 of this
manual). If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
sIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
o Raise mower to its highest position.
o Measure height from bottom of deck
curl to ground level at front corners of
mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
o If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
o To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
o To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each half turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 3/16".
o Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom
r
]
o If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
o To lower front of mower housing, loosen
nut "G" on both front links an equal
number of turns.
° When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against
trunnion on both front links.
o To raise front of mower housing, loosen
nut "H" from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "G" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
o When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" wilt
change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8".
° Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
Bottom
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
r
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link Adjustment
g
Nut
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 wilt stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so the
front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower
than the rear when the mower is in its
highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "F" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
° Before making any necessary adjustrnents, check that both front links are
equal in length.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
o Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
o Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower:
°
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BELT
INSTALLATION
o Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
° Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
-
o install new belt in reverse
removal.
order of
Mandrel
Idler
Pulley
Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake, For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest°
o Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manuaL)
,, Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
o Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
o Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around engine
pulley°
o Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
"{our tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage
parking brake°
o Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
o if distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
, Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary, if stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest authorized service center.
Engine
Clutching
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Transaxle
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_
I'
II
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not hodzontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering
wheel and reassemble per instructions in
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 toe-in or
camber', contact your nearest authorized
service center:
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAHRS
o Block up axle securely.
o Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
Iose)o
o Repair tire and reassemble.
o On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
o Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
o 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. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES
o Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+)terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
o Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
o Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery_
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER
o Remove BLACK cable first from chassis
and then from the fully charged battery°
o Remove RED cable last from both batteries_
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Charged
Battery
Positive Terminal
!
Axle Cover
'_
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE THAT HAS A WEAK
BATTERY
_kCAUTmON: 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_ If "jumper
cables" are used for emergency starting,
follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: '(our tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
24
Negative Terminal
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
o Raise hood.
o Pul! bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill
o Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill°
o Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
o Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this
manual
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotiveotype
plug-in fuse° The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
o Unsnap headlight wire connector.
o Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
o To replace, reverse above procedures_
ENGUNE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outteL
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be nec_
essary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable, if adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
o With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from stow to choke positiono Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
° Check that holes "A" in governor control
lever and hole in governor plate line-up.
If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen
clamp screw and move throttle cable
until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp
screw securely.
Governor
Governor
Control Lever
Control Plate
\
Hood
Headlight
Wire
Connector
Clamp
Screw
Holes "A"
25
Throttle
Cable
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission° it is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the lirniter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle_
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:
tn general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
BtVJPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve
and the seat in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
o While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve
full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve
to a point midway between those two
positions. Release throttle lever_
ACCELERATION
TEST
,, Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position, tf engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture valve 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 your nearest authorized
service center, which has proper equipment to make any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Screw
SETTING
o Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.
,, Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
FINAL SETTING
o Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
o Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle
speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
idtJMixture_
Valve With fLimiter
26
Throttle
Lever
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
,_kCAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. This will allow you to clean it thoroughty. Remove all dirt, grease, leaves,
etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
o Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
o inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
o Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual°
o Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
o Fully charge the battery for storage.
o After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
o To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'q'O
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
o 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.
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.
= Drain the fuel tank.
o Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
o Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
o 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)
o Remove spark plug(s).
o Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
o Turn ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil.
° Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
° Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
o Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline
will cause problems.
o If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
o 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 cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter,
fuel hose, or tank during storage° Also,
experience indicates that alcohol blended
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TROUBLESHOOTtING
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECT|ON
o Out of fuel.
° Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
o Engine flooded.
o Fill fuel tank.
° See '`TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
o Wait several minutes before
o
•
o
°
°
o
•
o
= Engine valves out of
adjustment.
attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fu61 filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
. Check all wiring.
o See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
o Contact an authorized service center=
°
o
•
o
°
o
°
o
o
o
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirt,./fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
o Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline_
o Check all wiring.
° See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
o Contact an authorized service center.
o Loose or damaged wiring.
° Carburetor out of adjustment.
o Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
o
O
°
o
°
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch,
Faulty solenoid
= Depress clutch/brake pedal.
o Disengage attachment
clutch.
° Recharge or replace battery.
° Replace fuse.
o Clean battery terminals.
* Check all wiring.
o Checldreplace ignition
switch.
o CheckJreplace solenoid or
starter.
° Contact an authorized service center.
or starter,
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
o Weak or dead battery.
o Corroded battery terminals.
28
o
o
I
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
-CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
(cont'd)
o Loose or damaged wiring.
o Faulty solenoid or starter°
o Check all wiring.
o Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
Loss of power
o Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
o Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
° Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
° Dirty air filter_
o Low oil level/dirty oito
o Faulty spark plug.
o Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.
o Adjust throttle control.
o Dirty fuel filter.
o Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
o Spark plug wire loose.
o Dirty engine air
screen/fins,
° Dirty/clogged muffler.
°
Loose or damaged widng.
o
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of
adjustment,
Excessive
vibration
Worn, bent or loose blade°
o Bent blade mandret.
° Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor
Worn, bent or loose blade.
cut
- uneven
o Mower deck not level.
° Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
° Bent blade mandrel.
o Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
29
o Clean underside of mower
housing.
o Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
o Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
o Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
° Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
o Clean engine air screen/fins.
o Clean/replace muffler.
o Check all wiring.
o See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
o Contact an authorized service center.
, Replace
boll
o Replace
° Tighten
Replace
blade. Tighten blade
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center.
o Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
o Level mower deck.
° Clean underside of mower
housing.
° Replace blade mandrel.
° Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CORRECTnON
CAUSE
i,
Poor cut - uneven
(cont'd)
Mower blades will
not rotate
,i
i,,,
i,i
i
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
o Obstruction in clutch ....
mechanism.
o
Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
o
Frozen idler pulley.
e
Frozen blade mandrel.
o Remove obstruction.
o Replace mower drive belt.
o Replace idler pulley.
o Replace blade mandrel.
...................
, _,, ,,,,,_
..........
Poor grass discharge
° Engine speed too slow.
o Travel speed too fast.
• Wet gras s,
O
a
O
D
O
O
O
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower°
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
iL.
o Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
° Shift to slower speed.
° Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
= Level mower deck.
,, Check tires for proper air
pressure.
= Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
o Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
o Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
= Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
° Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Headlight(s)
not
working (if so
equipped)
° Switch is "OFF".
o Bulb(s) burned out.
° Faulty light switch,
e
Loose or damaged wiring,
€
Blown fuse.
=
,
o
o
°
Battery will not
charge
o Bad battery cell(s).
o Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
= Faulty alternator.
o Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
° Replace regulator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
3O
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring arid connections.
Replace fuse.
Replace alternator.
- Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270631
SCHEMATIC
°'°
olIIo
ltt
°
BATTERY
RED
I
O_,4g
RED
FUSE 30 AMP,
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
t ......
WHrt'E
STARTER
I
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.....
J
SOLENOID
I
)G
CLUTCH 1 BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
L
WHITE
IGNITION
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
'
[ .... _
BLACK
'
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
_
t
(_
l
.
FUEL_
I
I IBL_.K
SPARK
PLUG
BLACK
t ........
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I _'J i
_ - _ _ _ _ _ _ " -_
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
_
(OPTIONAL)
!
IGNITION
UNIT
GAP
'_'_'---_
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL
1
I
I
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FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
CHARGING
SYS'I'FJA OU'J'PUT
:3 AMP DC o 3600 RPM
I
u H'n S_S_OU'mUT
ENGINES)
(_
21 VOLTS AC MIN, €l 3t,00 RPM
{CHARGING
SYSTF_.M DISCONNECTED)
n_t_r_=
_ALTERNATOR
f;
OR/_NGE
-_ ,.vo._.o
_,.';;_.-.;go_;
g2
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT ='MAKE"
OFF
G + M+ L
RuN/LIGHT
RUN
B+L
B +L
NONE
.
A+Y
NONE
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE,
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE 1S
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST..
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
o
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
O
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING,
3!
/-7
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270631
ELECTRICAL
1
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32
TRACTOR
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
8
16
t9
20
21
22
24
25
26
28
29
3O
31
32
33
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
7O
NOTE:
PART
NO.
144925
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
156417
153664
STD551125
73350400
147430
4t52J
4799J
146147
t08824X
4207J
121305X
140301
124211X
141226
109310X
156442
71110408
131563
!45673
736404OO
121433X
141940
140422
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Nut Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Case Battery
Switch, interlock Push-In
Washer Lock 1/4
Nut Jam Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Hamess Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 30 AMP Auto Green
Cable Ground 6 Ga I2" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign 4 Pos
Nut Ignition
Cover Sw Key Blk 1 25 Text SLT
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign Man Ct Am Hm 97
Bolt Blko Fin Hex 1/4-20 Uric x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps Blk Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Harness Engine B&S 14 OHV
All component dimensions give in U&
1 inch = 25_4 mm
33
inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NU_,/IBER 917.27G631
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
12
53
31
55
57
37
54
64
....... i4o-_"3
60
37
14
39
34
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270631
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO..
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
64
74
t40
142
143
144
145
--
160392
140356
17490612
STD551025
155272
161917X013
STD533710
155927
145660
155934X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
145198X558
155217
151287X558
139976
17490508
139686
139887
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
STD533707
154798
STD541437
158418
156095
164966
154207
156524
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd, Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer I3/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash,
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, LH..
Clip Tinnerman Grille PIL
Panel, Asmo SLKSCR Dash RH.
ScrewThdrot 3/8-!6 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Lock Hex Wtlns. 3/8-16 UNC
Grille w/Clips MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/1648 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH.
Pivot Bracket Assembly, R.H.
Nut Lock wtlnsert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga,
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex WSHD 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x ,75
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC
Dash Lower STLT
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket Front Suspension
Plate Reinforcement STLT
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch = 254 mm
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Plug, Button
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.279631
GROUND DRIVE
57
53
26
36
TRACTOR -- MODEL
GROUND
KEY
NO,
NUMBER
917.270631
DRIVE
PART
NO.
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
I1
13
14
15
t8
19
146682
t23666X
12000028
121520X
17490512
t54792
STD5612t0
105701X
74550412
STD551125
744 90544
STD523710
STD54t437
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
5O
51
!06933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
154777
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana Model 4360-128
52
53
Spring Return Brake Tia Zinc
Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Screw Thdrol 5/t6-18 x 3/4 TYT
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical I/4
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18Gr,5
Bolt Fin Hex
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins, 3/8-16
Unc
Knob Rd 1/2-13 PIstc Thds Blk
Rod Brake Blk Zinc 26 840
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
55
56
57
58
59
61
62
63
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer 13/32 x 13/t6 x 16 Ga
Pin Co,'ter t/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
Cap Brake Parking Red
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
Keeper Belt LH LT t4 Ga
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Bearing Nylon Blk 629 td
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
Pin Roll 3/16 x 1"
77
78
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/Sq6unc x 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Idler
Washer I3/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
Betlcrank Clutch Grad Dry STL
Retainer Belt Style Spdng
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-!6unc x 1-1/2
90
Nut Crownlock
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
3/8-16 UNC
PART
NO.
STD541431
t05710X
105709X
STD523712
160855
127274X
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
19132012
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
12t748X
131488
161076
123782X
19171216
123793X
150360
157480
19212016
12000008
158391
124346X
112
116
19091210
72110610
148
t49
150
151
159103
122052X
150935
19133210
DESCRIPTION
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4
V-Belt Gd Drive 95 30
Keeper Belt RH LT Pnt/zinc 16g
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw Thdrol 3/8-t6 x 3/4 Ty-tt
Cover Pedal Blk Round
Pulley Eng CI Mech 38deg
LT/YT
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x I 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-ring #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16ga
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x I6 Gauge
Tie Rod
Nut, Nylock
Bushing
Washer
E-Ring
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer Hd
1/4
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x
125
Spacer
Spacer, Retainer PM Mower
Bushing Nylon Collered
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga,
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
37
TRACTOR-
= MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
STEERING ASSEMBLY
t'
_
_
_""_
1
67
11
4o
32
J
J'
J
2e
//
3O
3S
/
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
20
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
PART
NO.
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748X
192720 t 6
12000029
3366R
156438
STD551137
154779
73901000
t56546
57079
124035X
126684X
71200410
127501
154406
t26847X
t36874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
t00711L
145054
12t749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
156594
SSTD523710
t 54780
154404
74781044
154429
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L H_
Spindle Assembly, R..H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x I-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, K_tp
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/841 UNC
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust o515 x .750 x. 033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 x 5/8
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw, Thd.., Roif 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, T_e
Bushing, Steering
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Cap Wheel Steer OPP BIk
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl Blk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16o18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-I8 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/84 6 unc. x 1 Gr_5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt Fin Hex 5/8-11unc x 2-3/4
Brace Axle
NOTE: Ali component dimensions given in US
1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
ENGINE
3
81
4
33
37
23
29
OPTIONAL
/
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
ENGINE
KEY
NO,
t
2
3
4
t3
t4
t5
t6
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
40
44
46
62
72
78
81
NOTE:
PART
NO.
162157
1772O41O
137352
272293
13280324
13200300
STD551237
159880
137180
t09202X
15899O
123487X
17490512
137040
t24028X
17490412
19091416
STD55t131
71070512
17490620
12886'1
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle/Choke
Screw He× Thd Cut t/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) B&S Model 28U707-1174-EI
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 3t3 id Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt X 3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield BRNiDBR Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fue! Wisym "vented
Clamp Hose Btk
Screw, Thdrol 5/t 6-I8 x 3/4 Tyt
Line Fuel 20"
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Bushing Snap Nyt BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4
Screw Thdrot 3/8-16x1-1/4 Tytt
Nut Fiange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
All component dimensions given in US, inches
1 inch = 25,,4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
;EAT ASSEMBLY
10
t
(EY
PART
qO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140122
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
155925
120068X
121246X
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 Blk/blk Craftsman
Bracket PntPivot Seat (blk)
BoltFin Hex 3/8-16uncX 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push in Hinged
Nut Hex Lockw/Ins3/8-16 Unc
SpringSeat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zi
ScrewThdrol3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer13132X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
KnobSeat
BracketPnt MountingSwitch
NO,
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
PART
NO.
121248)(
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
BushingSnap BIk Nyt 50 Id
BoltRdhdSht Nk 1/4-20x1.1/2
SpacerSplit 28 X 96 Zinc
SpdngCprsn1 27 Blk Pnt
Nut Lock t/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
BoltShoulder5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lockw/Ins 5t16-18
Washer17/32 X 1-3t16 X 12 Ga
BoltShoulder5t16-18 X 62
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensions
esl inch = 25_4mm
42
givenin
U_S_inch-
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
DECALS
9
13
6
3
4
10
20
11
11
12
13
14-
8
KEY
NO.
1
3
4
5
6
PART
NO.
156368
163200
163202
273832
133644
8
9
10
1I
163203
163204
156439
163207
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Dom
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Oper, Instr_
Hood Rh
Hood Lh
Fender
Maint Customer Sears
Deck Mower EZ Mulch
Fender Craftsman
Fender Danger
Fender
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
12
13
14
20
------
146046
163252
160396
149516
!38311
154515
154516
!64828
164829
KEY
NO.
& TIRES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
I0
11
4,10
11
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
t04757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-belt Dr Sch
Decal, Dash
Decal, V-belt Schematic
Decal, Battery DngdPsn Eng
Decal, Uft Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 _ 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz tube)
NOTE; All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270631
LIFT ASSEMBLY
5
3
2\
13
4
6
6
5
11
13
19
20
13
32
20
161718
19
15
13 __
32
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.27(}631
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
t5
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
DESCRIPTION
120183X
I25631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
73680800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH,
Link Asm Lift R H
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Uric
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Crowntock 1/2_13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift. Spheric.at
Nut Crownrock 3/8-24
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm, Lift RH
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x I x 21 Ga,
NOTE: AIt component dimensions given in U S inches
t inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUiVIBER 917.270631
MOWER DECK
76
68
"'-40
34
33
31
21 22
_3
24
\
2
16
28
29
18
46
27
TRACTOR
MOWER
KEY
NO.
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270631
DECK
PART
NO.
t
2
3
144393
STD533t07
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
138440
STD624008
t30832
850857
STD551!37
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
t5
t6
17
18
!9
20
2t
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
128774
110485X
I40329
72110610
STD533!06
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
t 31267
105304X
123713X
1t 0452X
I30968
19111016
131491
157722
3t
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
4t
43
129963
I53535
137266
STD5337!7
133835
131494
STD551037
STD541437
I33551
140083
44
45
46
48
49
50
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Bali
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crowniock 5/16-t8 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Dellector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolting Washer
Head
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
51
52
53
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
STD541410
139888
131845
t33943
155046
122052X
140086
141043
162113
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
75
76
12000029
128903
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
127845
160570
127498
I53701
73350600
t42028
120958X
156084
72140620
STD541437
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3f8q6 UNC
Trunnion Adj. 94
Washer Sintered
136420
71161010
Cover Mufching 42" Black
Screw Truss Head Phil 10-24 x
5/8
washer #1o
Washer Lock #10
101
102
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Topiock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with
Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RolierAssembty, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #I0-24 Grade 5
I03
19061216
I04
t05
106
128
t29
t30
STD551t10
160793
2029J
i53390
19131312
STD523710
131
132
141
--
STD5337t0
19132203
6266H
t30794
--
145411
DESCRIPTION
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, Torsion Brakes 42"
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bott, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x
144
Keeper Belt Idler
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/2
Locknut, Hex WANsh 3/8-16
UNC
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
Washer Felt
Washer t3/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC X 1
Washer 13/32 x 1-3/8 x 3 Ga.
Washer Thrust .75 x I .230
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12q5, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std
deck - order separately muicher
piate components key nos_ t01I06)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S.inches
1 inch = 254 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NurvIBER
917.270631
DANA TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 4360-128
20
21
22
8
24
25
31
32
27
36
10
11o
!2 9
I
I
1
I
I
8
1
53
42
48
49
59
4.3=
62
_2
63
67
61
23
7O
48
TRACTOR
DANATRANSAXLE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO..
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.27063'1
- - MODEL NUMBER 4360-128
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
I
2
3
4
5
160955
2274J
134400
105904X
160940
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 X ..734
Bali, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Tapping, No. 10-24 X
,482
38
39
40
41
42
43
160944
124639X
120472X
105928X
161565
134394
6
7
8
9
I0
it
12
13
I38235
I08727X
148266
148269
2225J
134793
148268
120415X
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
120473X
142678
143697
124641X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
14
15
16
t7
t8
I9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
142674
161563
161564
105909X
1059t0X
160942
t60943
148267
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916X
120470X
110070X
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
52
53
134401
2264J
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
160946
160947
160948
110071X
120952X
160949
160950
160951
120961X
7294J
108989X
160952
120954X
160953
138244
108996X
70
7t
72
160954
120951X
120416X
36
2228J
37
2231J
Assy, Kit, Shifter
V-Ring
Bearing, Flange
Seal, Oil
Ring, Retaining
Assy, Kit, Shim, ,625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain, 632 X 1.38 X
..046
Key, Woodruff, No. 9
Assy, Kit, input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, I2T
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Cover, Detent
Gear, Spur, !2T
Collar, Clutch
Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/16-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, No.. 61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 18T
Spacer, t.13! X 1..45 X A94
Gear, Spur, 37T
Gear, Spur, 35T
Gear, Spur, 30T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 22T
Gear, Spur, 19T
Washer, Plain, ..640 X !.37 X
..061
Washer, Plain, ,632 X 1..00 X
°046
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1£0 X
.O31
DESCRIPTION
Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T & 30T
Shaft, Idler
Spacer, .633 X 87 X .755
Sprocket, 9T
Gear, Bevel, 36T
Assy, Kit, Shim, 750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
Gear, Spur., 25T
Gear, Spur, 28T
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X
.060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain, .758 X 1.25 X
.031
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 12T, Splined
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 321"
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 12T, Idler
Axle, RH
Housing, Lower
Puck, Friction
Disc, Brake
Spacer, Brake Puck
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Tapping, 5/16-t 8 X 2.35
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain, .321 X 1.00 X
.055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Puck, Friction
Grease
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U_Soinches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.917.270631
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
_614
230
11
9
635
230
337
562
"_"REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
7
868A
52
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270631
BR_GGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
_127 (_
138
106
_
_987
_9
95
117
_
___
_/_A
o2
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL KIT .....
27
_ 22
,4--1
987®
95
52
,_
634=J
"J ' _
164
,,,,_L_...__i.-._-1091 i
_123
_r REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR
JNSTRUCTfON MANUAL
r
138
142
i
_
f 1_'5-''J
186
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.917.270631
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
3
20
634A
842
524
868 868A
523
171 _
I S2S
358 GASKET SET
_524
138
137
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET SET
224
i
304
305_
468
334
1006
52
535
TRACTOR - - MODEL
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
917.917.270631
NUMBER
28U707, TYPE NUMBER
1174-E1
22
201
663
482
@
24O
601
2O9
t058
OWNIER'S
MANUALJ
783
801
729A
728
615
802
311
803
503
544
53
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.917.270631
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
496412
399265
391086
494238
495858
273280
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
498971
94196
291675
94624
492326
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
DESCRIPTION
=t
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
263129
498319
498320
494504
495490
94695
32A
33
34
35
37
40
45
46
5t
94648
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
262411
496884
272465
52
272569
53
75
78
87
93
94
95
98
94637
225136
94832
491323
281346
498030
94098
495800
tt_**
CytinderAssembly
Bearing, Cylinder
Seal, Oil
Base, Engine
Head, Cylinder
Gasket, CyiinderHead
Breather Assembly
Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
Gasket, Crankcase Cover, ,015"
Gasket, Crankcase Cover; _005"
Gasket, Crankcase Cover, _009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
_ming Gear Key
Seal, OII
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheeland Ring Gear
Assembly, Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, ..010" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, ..010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, ..020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy. Piston, Standard Size
Pin Assyo, Piston, 005" Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting,
020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Valve Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
Gasket, Carburetor
(Carburetor to Elbow)
Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spr_ng
Screw, Pan Head
Seal, Governor Shaft
Bushing, Throttle Shaft
Valve, Needle
Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
104
105
106
108
!08A
111
117
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
231789
231855
231854
224558
224540
262715
232118
232119
499233
94913
499153
- -224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495097
141A
495931
142
146
164
166
171
186
187
188
192
201
209
216
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
232t17
94196
214047
94555
281051
493496
298099
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
490615
49561t
94905
495157
493935
94742
262785
262836
394358
221535
94704
*
**
***
....
DESCRIPTION
Pin, F!oat Hinge
'valve Float
*Jr
Seat, Inlet Valve
Valve, Choke (Lmt 153)
Valve, Choke (Lmt t54)
Spring Choke (Lmt 155)
Jet, Needle Valve (Std_)
Jet, Needle Vaive (Hi-All.)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
Gasket, Float Bowl
Washer, Bowl
Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-AMatic)
Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-AMatic)
Nozzle, Carburetor
Key, Timing Gear
EIbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Connector, Hose
Line, Fuel (Cut to Suit)
Screw, Sems
Screw Assembly, RockerArm
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Govemor
Plate, Governor Control
Screw, Sems, Air Cleaner
Crank, Govemor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Govemor Crank
Spring, Govemor Link
Cap, Valve
Filter; Fuel (In Fuer Line)
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (499233)
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor
Kit (499233) and Carburetor Gasket Set
(494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S_ inches
1 inch = 25_4 mm
54
TRACTOR - - MODEL
BRIGGS
KEY
NO.
& STRATTON
PART
NO.
294
304
305
810068
496280
94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
225020
94930
497595
497602
497608
495859
94731
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
445
467
468
474
482
503
5t0
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
614
615
618
634
634A
635
491055
93705
497708
495993
19203
89838
94903
493909
493903
494439
393474
93621
806000
497606
495230
281370
496113
272403
281106
497603
491986
94907
231978
93053
93306
263080
262803
494453
494455
280872
646
657
663
718
726
224546
94906
94620
230192
399676
727
728
729
729A
741
490324
94951
281390
225170
262932
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
*
*
**
**
917.917.2706,31
Screw, Set
Housing, Blower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Sems, Armature
Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hex Head
Wire Assembly
Gasket Set
Pulier' Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Sems
Strap, Starter
Drive, Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oif Fit_er
Seal, Filler Tube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
O-Ring, AirCteaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Retainer
Spring, Choke Return
Seal, Spring Assy
Seat, Spring Assy.
Boot, Spark Plug
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
757
758
759
76!
783
801
802
803
842
847
851
868
868A
871
213998
399891
298909
94593
280104
394856
497605
497604
270920
496415
224110
494435
2726t0
262835
872
875
877
947
965
975
977
987
1005
I006
t019
1022
1023
1026
281361
495862
393456
497672
94010
495933
494385
281166
**
281400
224413
496758
272475
***
224552
494432
495136
224554
495992
495248
499364
94673
270723
272623
497607
281364
28N707-1026
496050
1029
1033
1034
t036
1044
1054
t058
1090
1091
2500
----
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Seres
Screw, Self-Tapping
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Torx_
Clip, Wire
Retainer, Wire
Gear,"Rmtng
28U707, TYPE NUMBER
1174-E1
DESCRIPTION
*
***
***
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap, Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter
Seal, Oil Fifler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
SealAssembly, Valve
Gasket, Valve
Bushing, Guide (Intake &
Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and ConnectorAssembly
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Label Kit, Emissions
Screw, Hex Head
"Re, Cable
Manual, Owner's
Retainer, Brush
Cap, Umiter
Replacement Engine
Replacement Shorlblock
RPM Settings: Low: 1650-1850, High: 3200-3400
"
"*
***
****
included in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (499233)
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor
Kit (499233) and Carburetor Gasket Set
(494385)
NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL_
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ol
_o
""
"-
_CUT q
TH_
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
15 o MAX.
!
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ij ,__
greater
), never
the face.
Make
turns graduOperate than
your 15
Tractor
up across
and down
the face
of slopes
(not
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
J
j
|
II
caution when changing direction on slopes.
!!
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