Owner's Manual iCRRFTSMRW I LAWN TRACTOR 14.5 HP, 38" Mower Electric Start 5 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.258010 I_ differently from previously built engines. Before you start the his product has aunderstand low emission which operates engine, read and this engine Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before For answers to your questions about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-859-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.condcraftsman Maintenance ....................................... 17 Service and Adjustments .................... 21 Storage ............................................... 27 Troubleshooting ................................. 28 Repair Pads ........................................ 32 Sears Service ...................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly/Pre-Operation ...................... 8 Operation ............................................ 11 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted pads for the two fullyears. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped offat an authorizedSears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups thorns, stumps, or glass. Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including]but not limited to, damage caused by towingor objects capability from of theoutside nding equipment, impacting Tire replacement repair beyond caused the by punctures objects, such as nails, objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speedin._ the engine. Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electdcal and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debds, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructionscontained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal detedoration and wear of the extedor finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BA'I-rERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a tdp charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructionscould result in serious injury or death. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONI!I BECOMEALERT!I! SAFETY IS INVOLVED. • 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 itat 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. Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Data indicatesthat operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine pads and bum. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debds which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. YOUR _, CAUTION: In orderto prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _IbWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessodes contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall gress can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the 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. 00 NOT: • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running, Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioreUon, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. 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. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. • Remove obstacles such as recks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. 5 PRODUCTSPECIFICA_ONS A Repair Agreement Is available on this product, Contact your nearest Sears store for details. Gasoline 1.25 Gallons Capacity and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type: 'API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°FI Oil Capacity: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: (Gap: .030") Champion Ground Speed Forward: (MPH): CUSTOMER 1st 1.1 2nd 2.2 3rd 3.4 4th 4.3 5th 5.5 1.7 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: 14 PSI 12 PSI Charging System: 3 Amps Battery 5 Amps Headlights Battery: Amp/Hr: 28 Min. CCA: 230 Case Size: U1R RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this _owner's manual. WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an intemal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrestar is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). RC12YC Reverse: Blade Bolt Torque: REPAIR AGREEMENT 27-35 Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructionswill enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". 6 Steering Wheel Steering Extension Shaft Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob Keys Video Cassette (2) Keys 7 Slope Sheet Yournewtractorhas been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (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 REMOVETRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID A'FrACH STEERING WHEEL 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 114 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING 3. 4. 5. CHECK 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATI'ERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). WHEEL Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. Position steedng wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. BATTERY 8 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1, Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2, Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3, Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5, Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor, INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and fiat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) A(_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3, Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructionsthat follow. Seat Bolt Flat Wi% _ 9 CHECK TIRE /CHECKLIST PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECKDECKLEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALLBELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you leam 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. Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: /All assembly instructions have been completed. / No remaining loose parts in carton. / Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. / All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were ovednflated at the factory). / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). / Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. / Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are propedy 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. 4 Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ENG,N=ON ENG,NEOFF O,LPRE_ORE L,GHTSON OVI_T_.. FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT N ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED PARKING BRAKE LOCKED H L HIGH LOW UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT PARKING BRAKE KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL DANGER. KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (Automatic Models only) 11 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiadze yourself with the locations of vadous controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Ammeter Clutch Ignition Switch Lever Plunger Attachment Lift Lever Throffie/Choke Control Height _ Adjustment Indicator Clutch/ Brake Pedal Brake Lever \ Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the Amedcan National Standards Institute. ATrACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Throttle/Choke Control • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. 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. Attachment Clutch Lever =Engaged" Position Ignition Key Brake Pedal Parking "Engaged" Position TO MOVE =Disengaged"_'_ Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES - • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. GROUND FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift lever to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. Gearshift Lever "Brake" Position _I=CA.UT!ON: A.Iwaysstop.tractor . completed/, as oesciioea above, eerore leaving the operator's position. TO USE THRO'rrLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. DRIVE - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-I'ING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". 13 • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift leverto lstgear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. To stop mower blades ,_engage attachment clutch control. CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch Lever Position -Attachemnt Uft Lever High Position Position BEFORE CHECK THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See =OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. Shield TO OPERATE STARTING ENGINE ON HILLS •(_CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. 14 ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Pumhase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. 5. Insert key into Ignition and tum key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starer continuously for more than fifteen seconds par 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 staR, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. _1=CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 6. When engine stars, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather staring. _1_ CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 6. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up 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 'q'O ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TO START ENGINE When staring the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 15 MOWING TIPS • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. Sea =TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. f l 16 AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE DATES Check Tim BrakeOperation Check P_um Check Operator P_ _ aml T Ch_k_ =_ sy==_ R Loo_F=_,_ T Lub_Uo.Ch=rt 0 R Check BattmyLevel Clean BaniMyand Temdnals I_ V'_ V' V _ ce_,kTra_ax_CooRr_ Check V-Belts I_ Change Engine Oil (with oil finer) V'l,= E Change F.ng_ne OU(*_outoardter) I/,_ G N C_nA_Fat_ Clean Air Screen _V': NI inspectMuffler/_park Arrester Vf.= Replace Spark Plug Cooang Rr_ If _ Replace Nr Riter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel R]tel" 1 - Che_le more olten when operating unde_i heavy load or In hlg_ ='nb_e_ temperature=. 2 - Sewice more often when opera,rig in d_ty or dusty conditions. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3. Check tire pressure. 4. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. I,/ i E Rop_eO_F_. (. eq_pp_) Ckmn_ If 3 - Replace blades rnomoften when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - NOlrequired ffequipped with malnte_h_e battery. S - T_len flont axte pivot bolt to 35 fl.40_. maximurn. Do not o_ghten. LUBRICATION Spindle Zerk _Fmnt Wheel Bearing Zerk CHART Zerk Beadng Zerk (_Engine d) General Purpose Grease _) Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant 17 sparingly' TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL I. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Up Blade Washer, Assembly Star Hole Lock / _----Hex Bolt (Grade) *A Grads 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancar, follow the instructions supplied with balancar.) NOTE- Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. + ^ maae Raise mower to highest position to Centel" Hole -_] allow access to blades. BATTERY 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat Your tractor has a battery charging system washer securing blade. which is sufficient for normal usa. How3. Install new or rasharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as ever, periodic charging of the battery with shown. 18an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keepbatteryand terminals clean. 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. _ghten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. • Keep battery bolts tight. • 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. TO CLEAN BA'I-I'ERY AND TERMINALS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Open battery box door. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5, Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BA'I-rERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE Oil Drain Valve Closed and _ Locked COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. Pos_on V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. .30 .I 0 0 "I'EMPERA'i'IJRE RANGE ANTIOPATED t0 20 . _ 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at =FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. 30 BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. _r_ L .'" _ _ _ ['_----_j 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and tuming clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown, 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. ENGINE C ,___ 19 AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pro-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartddge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob(s) and cover. TO 2. 3, 4. 5. SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 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. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. 6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. 7. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE 1. Remove cartddge nut. 2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. 3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s). IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartddge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. Cover Nut Foam Pre-Cleane_ Cartridge ENGINE COOLING RNS Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. 1. Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. 2. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt. 3. Use compressed air or stiff bdstle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. To reassemble, reverse above procedure. . Screws Screws Assembly Plug Engine Cooling MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arroster (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled 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. Blower Housing gasoline. Clamp Fuel Filter -,__ 2O _J CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electdcal system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. all foreign i of Clean engine,matter. battery, seat, finish, etc. Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. _b WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignitionkey to =STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. 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 and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. Clutch Small Retainer Spdn_ Suspension Arms Retainer Sprin! Hole Engine Front Link Anti-Sway Bar prings (Both Sides) Housing Guide Retainer Shield Spring 21 TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT:. Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8 =to 1/2" lower than the roar when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance UD" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than roar, tighten nuts =P against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut =F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut =E" on both front links an equal number of turns, The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut up against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tiros are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower, SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance =A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to ground Mandrel Bottom edge of mower to ground Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length _= Suspension Arm Nut Front 22 TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE . The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. , BELT REMOVAL 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring. 5. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 6. Pull belt away from mower. Nut "A" BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work new belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 2. Install new belt into engine pulley grove. 3. Reconnect R.H. suspension arm and secure with retainer spdng. 4. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Mandrel 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 a Sears or other qualified service center. With Parking Brake "Engaged" Jam Nut Arm TO REPLACE MOTION Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Idler Pulleys BELT REMOVAL -R,H. Suspension Retainer Spring Mandrel Pulley TO ADJUST DRIVE BELT BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. . Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 23 5. Makesure belt is in all pulley grooves and insideall belt guidesand keep- TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK _'_'A ERY RNING: Lead-acid batteries ers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BA'I-I'ERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If =jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. Engine Pulley_ Clutching_ Idler Stationary / J Center Span _ Keeper Transaxle--. Pulley I TO ATTACH JUMPER TO ADJUST MENT STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- - 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. If steedng wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steedng wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, REVERSE 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Weak or Dead Battery Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) / CABLES 24 Fully Charged Battery REPLACING BATTERY A _LWARNING,:, Do not short battery terminals Dy a,owing a wrencn or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefutly remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect headlight wire connector. Headlight Wire Connector ® Seat Pan Ten'nina] Positive (Red) Cable TO REPLACE ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or reptacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. Keps TO ADJUST CABLE Negative (Black) Cable HEADLIGHT HOOD AND GRILL AS- BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS THROTTLE CONTROL The throffie control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as dascnbed below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. W'_h engine not running, move throStle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. 25 FINAL SE'n'ING1. Start engineand allowto warm for five minutes. Make final adjustmentswith engine runningand shiff/matJoncontrol lever in neutral (N) pos'_on. 2. Move throttlecontrolleverto slew position.With finger, rotateand hold throttle lever againstidle speed screw. Tum idlespeed screwto attain 1750 RPM. 3. While stillholdingthrottle leveragainst idlespeed screw,tum idle mixture valve full travel clockwisethen counterclockwise untilengine runs rough. Tum valve to a pointmidwaybetween thosetwo positions. Release throttlelever. 2. Chsckthat holes=A" ingovemorconbol lever and hole in governorplate line-up. If holes=A"are not aligned, loosendamp screw and move throttlecable until holes are aligned. Tightenclamp screw securely. GovernorControl Lever Governor ControlPlate \ Holes "A" Clamp Screw ACCELERATION TEST4. Move throttle control lever from slow to Throttle Cable TO ADJUST CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetoron this engineis low emissidn. It is equippedwithan idlefuel adjustingneedle witha limitercap, which allowssome adjustment withinthe limits allowedby the cap. Do not attemptto rernove the limitercap. The limltercap cannotbe removed withoutbreakingthe adjusting needle. The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment ,shouldnot be necessa.,y. However, minoradjustmentmay be required to compensatefor differencesin fuel, temperature,altitudeor load. If the carburetor does need adjustment,proceed as follows: In general, tumingidle mixturevalve in (clockwise)decreases the supplyof fuel to the engine gMng a leanerfueVairmixture. Tumingthe idle mixturevalve out (counter_) increasesthe supplyof fuel to the engine gMng a richerfueVairmixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetormay resultif screw istumed in too tight. PREUMINARY SETTING 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetorwhen makingcarburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjustedproperly(see above). 26 fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, tum idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 tum. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust or damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never temper with the engine gevemor, which is facto,'y set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed seUJngcan be dangerous, ff you think the engine-gevemed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, wh'K_ has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Idle Speed Screw Lever Idle Mixture Valve with Limiter Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run untilthe fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never usa engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Usa 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) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Tum ignition key to start positionfor a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER BA'I'rERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • Do not store gasoline to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust, Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. * If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It iS important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. from one season 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Wlll not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not =CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 8. Check all widng. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Engine valves out of 10.Contact a Sears or other adjustment. qualified service center. 4. 5. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Englnewlll not turn over 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. 7. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. Engine clicks but wlll not start to Sears service center Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 28 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTINGCHART: See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power . 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. CORRECTION Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in =CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13.Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run •hen operator leaves seat wlth _vlth attachment _lutch engaged Poorcut-uneven 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 29 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed, 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refilltank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14.See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Place throttle control in =FAST" position. 2. Travel speed too fast. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Wet grass. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Mower deck not level. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Low/uneven tire air 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. pressure. 6. Wom, bent or loose blade. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. housing. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10.Improper blades used. 10.Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11.Clogged mower deck vent 11.Clean around mandrels to holes from buildup of grass, open vent holes. leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Engine speed too slow. . 17. Headlight(s) not working (If so equlpped) I. 2. 3. 4. Switch is =OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Engine "backfires" whenturnlng engine"OFF" 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. 5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connec tions. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace 1. Engine throttle control not set at =SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 3O . alternator. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR SCHEMATIC - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BLACK BATtERy , I-_ ' C) *tr_ -_ : , ' D(_ FUSE _ STARTER __D _ (PEDALUP) CLUTCH/ BRAKE I ] I / I ( .... H II "_ I' ! __ ,---:-_,_._ =.u_ _ "'" e_x. J (NOTOCCUPIED) ;-_,"_::_-' GROUNDING '°_" I---o "&_ e--- _ 3 SEAT SWn'CH ! , o _T_r._, q _ ___ _ _, J DC 41NO0 RpI.I (2 PLUGSON 1C_¢_10 S_STEU Dq_ONNECTED) FUELSHUT-OFF ,,_ _ _-,_,_-E_'_ ...._'_'_"_I __'4_'°°E'i_i' ' --'- __'-"-" s,w_Ace _o Rp= NOTE l YOUR TRACTOR IS I EQUIPPED WiTH A SPECIAL _ ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. "R-IELIGHTS 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 IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. IGNmON SWITCH DIODE _ _ALTERNATOR _ ]_ _ _/ _ /-_ NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS O" WIRING INSULATED CUPS RUN 8+A1 NONE + $ + A1 NONE NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 31 . HEADUGHTS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS START T v I TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 ELECTRICAL 41 25 i ! i! \ ! / i ¢ I I 48 29 I o I \ 8 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 48 52 90 Battery Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch, Interlock Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J) Bulb, Ught Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11" Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12" Switch, Plunger Switch, Ignition Key, Ignition Harness, Ignition Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal, Red Solenoid AdaptorAmmeter Rectangular ProtectionWire Loop Cover Terminal Bottery 163465 74760412 176689 176138 175685 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 121305X 175566 140401 179720 71110408 131563 178861 140844 141940 180449 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES 3O 29 26 31 2O8 26 10 35 34 2O8 26 34 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 145 205 206 208 209 212 -- 917.258010 DESCRIPTION 174620 Chassis 176554 Drewbar 17060612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 155272 BumperHood/Dash 174643X014 Saddle Slkscr Fit LT 155138 Clip Retainer Slide-On 168347X011 Dash 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/3-16unc X 1 174996 Panel Dash LH 145660 Clip"rinnennanGdlle P/L 172105X010 Panel Slkscr Dash RH 74180512 Screw Mash TRHD 5/16-18 uncx 3/4 7351G500 Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc 15..o639X558 HoodAsm 126938)( BumperHood 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5 19131312 Washer 13/32 X 13/16 x 12 Ga 73800600 Nut Hex Lock W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc 179777 GdlleP..ensAsm 150209X599 Lens HeadlightBar Clear 169465X558 Fender 136619 BracketFender Rep1109873x 179716X558 Footrest Pnt Lh 179717X558 Footrest Pnt Rh 72110606 Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 x 3/4 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 175710 BracketAsm PivotMower Rear 73800400 Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 1/4-20 19091416 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. 144697 Bracket, Grille LH 161464 Screw 144696 Bracket, Grille RH 74780412 Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 150127 Air Duct P/L 156524 Rod PivotChassis/Hood 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 17670608 Screw thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 156494 Insert Lens Reflective 5479J Plug Button BIk359 Dia Choke NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches I inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 GROUND DRIVE 18 113 51 5 32 37 119 27 36 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 ...... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 5 19 21 22 24 25 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 5 41 47 146682 123666X 12O00028 121520X 17000512 162240 131679 76020416 105701X 19151216 74550412 10040400 74490544 74780616 TransasleDana D4360-139 (Order parts from transaxla Manufacturer) Spring Retum Brake T/a Zinc Pulley Transaxla 18/20" tires Ring Retaioer # 5100-62 Strap Torque 30 Degrees Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Bracket Saddle Shift T/a Rod Shf Sdl LY/YT Str BIk Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad Washer Plate 388 Sq Hole Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch Washer Lock I-Ivy Helical 1/4 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr. 738O0600 l(To933X 13O8O4 73350600 106888X 76020412 175765 71673 174973 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 74760648 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840 Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Uric Spdng Rod Brake2 00 Zinc Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt Cap Brake Parking Bracket Mtg Transaxla Bolt Hex Hd 5/t6-18unc x 3/4 Shaft Asm Pedal Foot Nibbod Beadng Nylon BIk629 Id Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga Pin Roll 3/16x 1" PulleyComposite Rat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 3 Gr. 175556 127783 Keeper Belt Idler Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 70 74 75 76 77 78 79 96 112 113 116 119 120 150 151 170 202 212 250 BellcrankAsm. Clutch Retainer Belt Style Spdng Bolt Hex Hd 3/6-16unc x1-1/2 NutCrowniock 3/8-16 UNC NutCrown Lock5/1 6-18 LinkClutch 7 66 Spdng Return Clutch 6 75 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Gd Drive 9530 Keeper Belt Centarspan Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover Pedal BIk Round PulleyEng CI Cable Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5 Washer Lock HIcl Spr 7/16 Keeper Belt Engine FP Guide Bolt Mower Drive RH Spacer Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x16 Ga E-dng#5133-75 Key Squere 2 0 x 1845/1865 Washer 25/32 xl-5/8 x 16 Ga Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4 Retainer Spdng 1 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga StrapTorque LH LT Bolt 3/8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear Bolt Can'. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Flange Lock Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 154407 123205X 74760624 73680600 73680500 105710X 105709X 1706o0620 160855 169691 17120614 888_R 175410 71170764 10040700 154778 134683 10950P_X 121749X 12000001 123583X 121748X 2228M 4497H 19091210 127285X 72140608 19131016 73900600 175456 19133210 178394 72110614 145212 17O60612 NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 STEERING s-. ~l" IrT J i ..... _ -1____.J \t 't....,.,.,._. I 1 I I _42 ./ 47 \ \ * \ \ / r 43 \._ \'\ ,° 38 I / z! i I II 8 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 STEERING KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 85 88 91 140044X428 SteedngWheel 175131 Axle Assembly 169840 Spindle Assembly, LH. 169839 SpindleAssembly, R.H. f_6H Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened 121748X Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge 19272016 Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge 12000029 Ring, Klip 3366R _)t_dng, SteeringCo|umn 175121 Draglink 10040600 Washer, Lock 73940800 Nut Hex Jam TOplock1/2-20 136518 Spacer BearingAxle Front 145212 Hexflange Lock 180641 Shaft Assembly, Steering 126847X Bushing,Link, Drag 19131416 " Washer 13/'32x7/Sx16Ge'_ge 17060612 Sorew, 3/8-16 x 3/4 76020412 Pin 130465 Rod,Tie 155099 Bushing,Steering 152927 Screw 140045X428 Cap, Steering Wheel 18183812 Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 "/810H G_pco Nut 100711L Adaptor, Steering Wheel 145054X428 Boot, Steering 121749)( Washer 25/32 x 1-114x 16 Gasge 180460 Shaft Extension Steedng 121232X Cap, Spindle 6855M Fitting, Grease 73540400 Nut 1/4-28 71130420 Belt Hex 11428 x 1-1/4 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 72140618 Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 UNC x 2-1/4 169827 Ax|e, Brace 175146 Steering Asm 169835 Bracket Susp Chassis Front 133835 Fastener ChdstmasTme 175118 Shoulder Bolt 175553 Clip Steedng DESCRIPTION NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 ENGINE 81 4 78 .-._:....._,..... '33 _;_._* 31 29 \ OPTIONAL 23 EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O S_ i lllpi_# Ii .z_ TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 170551 1772O4O8 4 13 14 16 23 29 31 32 33 37 38 40 44 45 46 62 72 78 81 137352 165291 148456 11O5O60O 169837 137180 1(_J202X 15899O 123487X 137040 148315 124028X 17670412 17000612 19091416 10O4O500 71079512 17060620 7351O4OO DESCRIPTION Contr_TWch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 EngineBriggsModel 287707-1259-E1 (Order partsfrom Engine Manufacturer) Muffler Gasket Eng 1 313 IdTin Plated Tube Drain Oil Easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Shield Browning Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn) Tank Fuel Front 1 25 CapAsm Fuel Clamp Hose BIk LineFuel 20" PlugDrain Oil Easy BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Una Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 ga Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16 Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4 Screw 5/8-16 x %1/4 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 SEATASSEMBLY TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 5 6 I I I I 21 i I I f I _15 11 12 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PART NO. 127427 140551 71110616 19131610 145006 73800600 124181X 17000616 19131614 182493 166369 121246X DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket Pvt St Bolt Fin Hsx 3/8-16unc x 1 Washer Fiat 13/32 xl xl0Ga Clip Push-inHinged Locknut Hax W/Wsh 3/6-16 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht 1/4-20xl-1/2 Spacer Split28x 96 Yel Zinc Spring Cprsn I 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lga Fig Gr 5 BoltShld 5/16-18 Unc Nut Lock HexW/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x1-3/16x12 Ga BoltShoulder 5/16-18 x 62 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 738O050O 19171912 127018X NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch-- 25.4 mm 42 22 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 DECALS 3 4 9 13 15 12 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Decal LowerDash Decal Engine DecalHood DecalFender Decal Battery Danger Decal Cutfinger CE .02 DeoalStearing Decal Brake ParkingSaddle Decal Chassis Hot Muffler 177097 176675 171704 163204 145005 182166 172275 140837 159736 WHEELS 2_ AND TIRES KEY NO. PART NO. 11 12 13 15 -- 145498 159737 146046 136832 138311 ---- 162598 183210 183211 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5,8 4,10 11 8 9 10 11 -- DESCRIPTION Dscal Fender Danger Decal, Clutch/BrakeEng Decal V-Belt Dr Sch tractor Decal V-Belt sch Decal Handle LftHeight Adjust (Lift Handle) Decal Draw Bar Load Limit Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish DESCRIPTION 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X427 278H 9040H Cap Valve Tire Stern Valve Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front(Service Item Only) Rim Asro6"frontWhite Service FittingGrease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (frontWheel Only) 106108X427 Rim Asm 8"roarWhite Service 124635X Tire Rear 7152J Tube Rear (Service Item Only) 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk I 50 X I 00 144334 Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 LIFTASSEMBLY 8 // / / / /' I 3 13 2 6 5 12 13 20 44 20 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 Wire Asm InnerW/plunger Shaft Asm Lift Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc E Ring#5133-62 Washer Pltd 21/32 X 1 X 21 ga Bearing Nylon BIk629 Id Grip Handle Fluted BIk Button Plunger Red Link Lift LH Link Lift RH Retainer Spdng Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Une Trunnion BIkZinc Nut Lock w,_Nsh1/2-13 UNC Arm SuspensionRear Retainer SpringZinc Bearing Pvt Lift Nut Crownlock 318-24 159460 159471 105767)( 120000(_ 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 4939M 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163,552 169865 73540600 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 MOWER DECK 24 \ 2 86 29 46 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 36 4O 45 53 54 55 56 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 170__80 72140506 138017 169970 MowerHousingAssembly Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 BracketAsm. Fram Sway Bar Bracket, Asm. Deck Sway Bar 4939M Retainer,Spdng 178024 Bar Sway Deck 85O857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Gr 8 10030600 Washer, Lock, Hlcl Sprg 3/8 14(Y296 Washer, Hard Blade Mower Vented 134148 Blade, Mower, Mulching 38" 137645 Shaft and BeadngAasembly (Includas Key Number 15) 128774 Mandrel Housing,Vented 110485X Ball Beadng, Mandrel 174493 Stdppar, Mower, Vented 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 73680500 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 137607 Bracket, Mower Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 106736X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga 106735X Rod, Hinge 173984 Scraw,Thdm 129963 Washer, Spacer 153532 Pulley,Mandrel 178342 Nut, Flangelock 9/16 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat 7368O60O NutCrownlock3/6-16 4497H Retainer,Spdng 13O840 BrakeAssembly 133943 Washer Hardened 13384O Idler Arm Assembly 165723 Spacer, Retainer 67 68 69 86 87 88 89 96 97 107 108 109 110 113 122 123 146 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 149846 144200 76020312 7631J 128772 19111216 19131612 74930620 73930600 133502 133503 74760640 142587 17060512 131289 169971 165891 169022 165898 19091216 169670 172758 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720408 -- 130794 -- 171665 DESCRIPTION Knob Belt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 Runner,LH Runner,RH Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Ga Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Centedock 3/8-16 Spacer, Retainer Stiffener, Idler Arm Bolt, Hex Head 3/6-16 x2-1/2 Upstop Deck Front38" Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Rod, Brake, LH ROd, Brake, RH BOltCardage Idler Spdng Return Idler Retainer Spdng YellowZinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 38 In Washer Flat 3/8" Type B Spdng Retainer Spdng Retention Lever Spacer ROdClutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Mandrel Assembly(Includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft HardwareOnly-Pulley Not Included) ReplacementMower,Complete NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER DANA TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER D4360-139 917.258010 21 22 11. 25 31 53 54 47 48 57 49 1 1 64 61 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 DANA TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER D4360-139 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 170981 2274J 3 4 5 134400 105904X 160940 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 138235 108727X 148266 148269 2225J 134793 148268 120415X 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 142674 170983 170986 105909X 105910X 160942 160943 148267 138236 73810500 142676 2244J 105916X 12047OX 110070X 29 30 31 32 33 34 142677 124644X 108980X 120406X 134796 134797 35 105925X 36 2228J 37 170987 38 174255 39 40 124639X 120472X KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Housing, Upper Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 X .734 Ball, Detent Spdng, Detent Screw, Tapping, No. 10-24 X .482 As_, Kit, Shifter V-Ring Beadng, Flange Seal, Oil Ring, Retaining * Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft Beadng, Flange Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.38 X .046 Key, Woodruff, No. 9 Assy, Kit, Input Shaft Pinion, Bevel, 12T Rinq, Retaining Chain, 24 Pitches Cover, Detent Gear, Spur, 1 2T Collar, Clutch Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys Nut, Lock, 5/16-24 Shaft, Intermediate Key, Woodruff, No. 61 Ring, Retaining Sprocket, 1 8T Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X .494 Gear, Spur, 373" Gear, Spur, 30T Gear, Spur, 25"1" Gear, Spur, 22T Gear, Spur, 1 9T Spacer, 1. 133 X 1.50 X .375 Washer, Plain, .640 X 1.37 X .061 Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .046 Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .031 Ass,j, Gear, Comb., 12T & 30T Shaft, Idler Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 DESCRIPTION 105928X Sprocket, 9T 170988 Gear, Bevel, 36T 134394 * Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft 120473X Shaft, Ddve 142678 Gear, Spur, 12T 124641 X Gear, Spur, 20T 106589X Gear, Spur, 25T 120408X Gear, Spur, 28T 105937X Gear, Spur, 31T 105936X Spacer, .781 X 1.00 X .375 2226J Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .060 134401 Washer, Neoprene 2264J Washer, Plain, .758 X 1.25 X .031 160946 Axle, LH 170990 Gear, Miter, 1",Splined 160948 Ring, Retaining 110071X Gear, Spur, 32T 120952X Shaft, Cross 170991 Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler 160950 Axle, RH 170992 Housing, Lower 7294J Disc, Brake 108989X Spacer, Brake Puck 160952 Jaw, Brake 120954X Pin, Dowel 160953 Screw, Tapping, 5/16-18 X 2.35 138244 Lever, Actuating 108996X Washer, Plain, .321 X 1.00 X .055 160954 Bracket, Anti-Rotation 120951X Puck, Friction 174256 Washer, Anti Rotation 120416X Grease NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm * Usa in various combinations to maintain proper clearances. * * Order Key No. 15. * * * Silicone Sealant to be applied between Upper and Lower Housings (use Loctito Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent). 49 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER287707,TYPENUMBER1259-E1 * REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL 1022 1023_J _3_9 6_ "383_ 552 391 71 307_ 13J 5O 10*o TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS & STRATFON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1 875_ 711_ 467_ 968 971 / "_J'_'J ,.0 t 1019 LABEL KIT I I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL -Jt¢_ I F _" 202 127 (_ 51 TRACTORMODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1 803 729A_ [ 1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS 789A_2. 524_ I 733_ 1051 75_ 304 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS & STRA'R'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT I0_ 1270 276_ 51 _137 O 276 _) 634A_ s_ _87@ es,_ 1170 231_142LI 1°66 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 48 NIKKI 125A1 141B I_1 Y_I I 130A(._ .I 121A CARBURETOR 231A _' Ul 51 _ 217" 95A _ 276A (_) 104A_ 127A O lO6A_987A®_ ___ 127A01 '_ OVERHAUL KIT I eTjAJ 137A O I 231A_ 977A CARBURETOR lO6.€ .7... 53 _"'_'_ 137A O 51 _'_ GASKET SET 276A (_ TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER287707,TYPENUMBER1259-E1 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 43 45 46 48 50 51 53 54 73 74 75 78 93 94 94A 95 95A 96 98A 104 104A 105 105A 106 496412 399265 391086 494238 691165 273280 495735 27803 691666 691328 692226 DESCRIPTION __.linderAssembly KJt-Bushing/Seel • _ • • • 692405 • 690193 692137• 690227 691148 690492 691655 690582 690661 690602 498030 695425 691636 690718 495800 695408 690525 694918 231855 694922 691780 PART NO. 108 690464 DESCRIPTION 108A 692344 692406 690360 690946 690136 291675 692125 693557 222698 499284 499288 499292 495979 495854 495852 495851 495855 691299 498319 498320 692419 499940 692852 495856 495857 691279 691279 690456 691752 691968 690564 692421 496050 KEY NO. • Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase (.015 Thick, Std) Gasket-Crankcase (.005 Thick) Gasket-Crankcase (.009 Thick) Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-OilDrain Crankshaft Seal-Oil Screw (CrankcaseCover) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly(Standard) Piston Assembly(.010 O.S.I PistonAssembly (.020 O.S.I Piston Assembly(.030 O.S.; Ring Set-Piston(Standard) Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S,) Ring Set-Piston(.020 O,S.) Ring Set-Piston(.030 O.S.) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston (Standard) Pin-Piston (,020 O.S.) Rod-Connecting (Standard) Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel Retainer-Valve Slinger-Govemor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block (311707-0028- 108B 695419 117 692408 692411 117A 695415 695416 121 690191 _ _ _ 121A 695427 125 690194 125A 127 127A 130 130A 131 131A 133 133A 137 137A 141 695005 690727 691750 695416 494379 695421 494381 695914 281165 695426 495097 _ _ _: O:_ 141A 495931 141 B 695420 142 692412 146 691639 167 692297 176 691917 186 692317 187 691050 188 192 202 209 216 217 222 227 231 231A 232 238 240 265 267 E1 Replacement Engine) Manifold-Intake _€+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer(Flywheel) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kit-Idle Mixture Kit-Idle Mixture (_ Screw ('rhrottie Valve) O Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Kit-Idle Speed _ Pin-Float Hinge _ Pin-Float Hinge _ Valve-Float Needle _ Valve-Float Needle _ Seat-Inlet 691693 691986 691841 692206 691840 695409 694042 691374 691636 690718 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 RPM Settings: • O :l: + 54 Included 358 Included No. 121 Included No. 977 Included 1095 _ • _ O Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke-A-Matic) Valve-Choke Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Walbro) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Nikki) Carburetor Carburetor (Nikki) (Service with Walbro Carburetor) Plug-Welch Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Valve-ThrotUe Kit-ThrotUe Shaft Kit-Throttle Shaft Roat-Carburetor Roat-Carburetor Gasket-Float Bowl Gasket-Float Bowl Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke-AMatic) Kit-Choke Shaft Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Air Cleaner Stud Seal O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner) Connector-Hose Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Ad ustar-Rocker Arm Lnk-Mechanical Governor Spring-Governor Link-Choke Spring-Choke Return Bracket-Control Control Lever-Governor Screw (Choke Valve) Screw (Choke Valve) Spring-Governor Link Cap-Valve FUter-Fual Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. and 121A in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. and 977A in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm. TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.258010 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1 KEY PART NO. NO. 276 276A 287 304 305 306 307 309 310 311 333 334 337 344 358 363 369 383 404 445 455 462 467 474 503 505 692255 695410 691002 690844 690960 690499 691003 693551 690323 497608 495859 691061 491055 693675 691580 19203 695422 89838 691691 496894 691173 691261 691668 691063 691532 691251 510 513 523 524 525 544 552 562 693699 692024 692014 281370 691398 692034 491986 691119 579 601 614 616 617 691029 95162 691620 692012 692138 633 634 695414 690801 634A 690802 635 668 691 692 697 711 718 727 729 729A 732 733 741 757 758 759 761 783 789 789A 691909 691323 692407 690572 690372 690703 690959 490324 691335 691224 691002 691658 691284 691714 692423 691239 691096 693713 692037 695050 KEY PART NO. 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DESCRIPTION _:1: Sealing Washer O:1: Sealing Washer Screw (Dipstick Tube) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-StaRer Screw (StaRer Motor) Brush Set Armatura-Magneto Screw (Armature Magneto) Spark Plug Screw (Cable Clamp) Engine Gasket Set Flywheel Puller Spring-Ftoat Bowl Wranch-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Filter-Air Cleaner Cadddge Cup-Flywheel Washer (StaRer Cable) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Strap-StaRer Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Ddve Dipstick • Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Armatura-Stadsr Bushing-Governor Lever Bolt (Govemor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor • O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold) Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft I_ Seal-Spring Assembly (Manual Choke) I_ Seal-Spring Assembly (Choks-A-Matic) Boot-Spark Plug Spacer • Seal-Governor Shaft Swing-Detent Screw (Drive Cap) Screw (Carburetor Shield) Pin-Locating Cover-StaRer Ddve Clip-Wire Clip-Wira Screw (StaRer Drive Cover) Screw (Flu/wheel) Gear-Timing Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Screw (Counterweight) Gear-Pinion Hamass-Widng Hamass-Wiring 797 801 802 803 830 842 847 851 868 871 875 877 883 914 934 947 947A 967 968 971 975 975A 977 693167 691429 691286 693757 691095 691870 496415 692424 690968 690969 694942 393456 692236 690960 691058 497672 695423 272043 691916 692129 495933 695417 690192 977A 695428 987 987A 996 1005 1006 1019 1022 1023 1026 691326 690998 690678 695056 690452 496758 272475 691192 692003 692011 1029 691751 1034 690822 1036 695700 1051 691265 1058 274789 1090 691293 1091 691333 1095 691581 1119 691183 1127 691657 1127A695407 RPM Settings: • Q -1: + Included 358 Included No. 121 Included No. 977 Included 1095 DESCRIPTION • •+ • • •+ Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (RockerArm) Dipstick/TubeSeal Dipstick/TubeAssembly Terminal-SparkPlug Seal-Valve Bushing-Guide Base-Air Cleaner Wire-Connector/Alternator Gasket-Exhaust Screw (Rocker Cover) Screw IFan Retainer) Solenoid-Fuel Solenoid-Fuel Rlter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Screw (Air Cleaner Base) Bowl-Float Bowl-Float Set-Carburetor Gasket _e/e albre) t-Carburetor Gasket (Nikld) Seal-Throttle Shaft SeaI-Threttle Shaft Carburetor Shield Fan-Flywheel Retainer-Fan Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Rod-Push (Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Label-Emissions Retainer-Brush Owner's Manual Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter Valve Gasket Set Screw (Alternator) Screw (Roat Bowl) Screw (Float Bowl) Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. and 121A in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. and 977A in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm. 55 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 1, Fold this page along dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that Its left edge is vertically parallel to e tree trunk or other upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold In the direction of hill slope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill. 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