Craftsman 917.259561 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's
Manual
(RRFTSMRN°
21.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.274040
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this Owner's Manuak
For answers to your questions
Read and follow aH Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am =5 pm, Men =Sat
1_800°659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman
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Warranty................................................
2
Safety Rules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
AssemblyPre-Operation........................8
Operation.............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................18
MaintenanceSchedule........................18
Serviceand Adjustments.....................22
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Sears
will also providefree laborfor these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years.
During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product
at your homefor issuescovered by this warranty.(Seeexclusionsbelow). Foryour
convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafter the first 30 days
of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears
location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.This warrantyappliesonly while this product
is within the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
Expendableitems which becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limited to
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
Tire replacementor repaircaused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
Repairsnecessary becauseof operator abuse,includingbut not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
Repairsnecessary becauseof operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
gradeand amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
, Engine(fuel system)cleaning or repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be usedwithin 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding
equipmentprovesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe
battery will not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe
first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.
This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which
vary,from stateto state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179
mMPORTANT:
This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould resultin serious
injury or death.
_WARNING: In order to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting,adjustingor making repairs,
always disconnectspark plug wire and
placewire where it cannotcontact spark
_lb
ug"
WARNmNG:Do not coast down a hill in
neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor.
_WARNmNG: Tow onlythe attachments
that are recommendedby and complywith
specificationsof the manufacturerof your
tractor.Use commonsensewhen towing.
Operate only at the lowestpossiblespeed
when on a slope. Too heavyof a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.Tires can
losetraction with the ground and cause
u to losecontrol of your tractor.
WARNmNG:Engineexhaust,some of its
constituents,and certain vehiclecomponentscontain or emit chemicalsknown
to the State of Californiato cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNmNG: Batteryposts,terminals
and related accessoriescontain lead and
lead compounds,chemicalsknown to the
State of Californiato cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductiveharm.
Wash hands after handling.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging
chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Data indicates that operators,
age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
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 parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause build-
L GENERAL
OPERATmON
,, 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.
up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
storage.
H. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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.
Taft grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.
If tires lose traction,
disengage
the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
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.
Ill.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care 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.
• 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
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
iV,SERVICE
@ Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to coo[ 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 deterioration,
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.
Be sure the area is clear of other people
beforemowing.Stop machineif anyone
enters the area.
Nevercarry passengersor children
evenwith the bladesoff.
Do not mow in reverseunlessabsolutely necessary.Always lookdown and
behind beforeandwhile backing.
Nevercarry children.They may fall off
and be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machine operation.
Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and under the watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
Be alert and turn machineoff if children
enter the area.
Beforeand when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max),not
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
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.
across.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECiFiCATiONS
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
4.0 GaJlons
Unleaded Regular
Oil Type
APFSG-SL):
SAE 30(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(Below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
4.0 Pints
WiO Filter: 3.75 Pints
Spark Plug:
GAP: .040")
Champion
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
QC12YC
Forward:
Reverse:
5.5
2.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
System:
16 Amps
Battery:
AmpiHr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
@ 3600RPM
35
280
U1R
Blade Bolt
Torque:
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
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSiBiLiTiES
Read and observe the safety rules.
* Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
Follow the instructions
under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_I_WARNJNG:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable
local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
the above
is re-
quired 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 manuaJ).
REPAIR
PROTECTION
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman®
product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable
operation.
But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service=related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phone = phone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in=home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule
a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
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count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
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today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
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iNSTALLATiON
SERVICE
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Mower
Leveling
Bubble
Wrench
Level
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
Slope Sheet
Video
Cassette
Your new tractor
you begin.
has been assembled
at the factory.
When right or left hand is mentioned
in this manual,
ating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
TRACTOR
Review
the video
it means
cassette
before
when you are in the oper-
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
I_PORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW
TO SET
CHECK
UP YOUR
TRACTOR
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Knob
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
Operation
function
1.
2.
3.
LabeU
4.
5.
ADJUST
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
SEAT
Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knob.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
section
of
OFF
for
SKmD
mocation
(See
and
controms)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged"
position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
section
OFF
for
SKID
mocation
(See
and
function
of controms)
_WARNmNG:
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. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged"
position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operatingposition,
depress clutch/brakepedal andset the
parking brake.
5. Placemotioncontrol leverin neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift leverplungerand raise
attachmentlift leverto its highest position.
7. Start the engine.After engine has
started, movethrottle control to idle
position.
8. Releaseparking brake.
9. Slowly movethe motioncontrol lever
forwardand slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply braketo stop tractor,set parking
brakeand place motioncontrol lever in
neutral position.
11.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue
with the instructions
Deflector
ShieUd
PUate
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT
TO
BAGGmNG
OR
DmSCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place.Your
mower is now ready
for discharging
or installation
of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary
to change
blades. The mulching blades are designed
for discharging
and bagging also.
that follow.
REPOSITmON RmGHT REAR GAUGE
CHECKTmRE
For shipping purposes, the right rear
gauge wheel assembly
is mounted upside
down on the mower. Remove the gauge
wheel assembly
and reinstall from the
bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels,
see the Operation section in this manual.
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinfiated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
* Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
mNSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
Raise and hold deflector
shield
FOR
OF ALL
BELTS
of this manual.
PROPER
POSmTmON
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.
(ff previousmy removed}
1.
CHECK
section
in
upright position.
Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_CAUTmON:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
2.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
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v" CHECKMST
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:
J All assembly instructions
have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
v" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-sideifront-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v" Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
v" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
this manual).
section
of
10
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
G
or in literature
supplied
with the product.
I\1
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
G
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
®@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
&
&
&
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
damage.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
injury
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READTHINS
OWNER'SMANUAL AND SAFETY RULESBEFORE OPERATmNG
YOUR
TRACTOR
Comparethe illustrations'withyour tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof
various controlsand adjustments. Savethis manualfor future reference.
Light Switch
Position
ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Hourmeter
Choke Control
Ammeter
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
o Height
indicator
Freewheel
Control
Motion Control
Lever
Parking Brake Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards hstitute.
UFT
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWmTCH - Used
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
UGHT SWmTCH POSmTmON - Turns the
to engage the mower blades or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
UFT LEVER - Used to
headlights
on and off.
PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used for con-
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
trolling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL
- Used when starting
a cold engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengagages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
HOURMETER
- Indicates hours of operation.
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
mGNITmON SWmTCH - Used for starting
stopping the engine.
LEVER
and
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
mMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE:
Under certain conditions
when
TO SET PARKmNG 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.
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning"
of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
,_opping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTmON: Always stop tractor completely, as described
above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull out to "Engage"
Choke Control
Throttle
\
Con tro_l-----___
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.
Clutch/
Pedal
TO USE
Key
"Disengaged"
Position
Position
Control Lever
Parking Brake
Push in to
"Engaged" Position "Disengage"
-
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
DRIVE
-
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
mMPORTANT: The motion control lever
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
Grasp lift lever.
Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting
height range is approximately 1-1,/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
ENGINE
CONTROL
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
BLADES
GROUND
CHOKE
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
STOPPmNG
MOWER
CONTROL
-
Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position to allow engine to idle before
stopping may cause engine to "backfire".
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.
13
The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
2.
Start mower blades by engaging
tachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
at-
disengage
attachment
clutch control.
_CAUTmON:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull Out To "Engage"
WHEELS
Gauge wheels
are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this
section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
mMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Deflector
Shield
Push in to
"Disengage"
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
,, Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
,, Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
, If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
,, If stopping is absolutely
necessary, push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
,, Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
,, To restart movement,
slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
,, Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
,, Make all turns slowly.
Retainer
Spring
TO TRANSPORT
Clevis
Pin
TO OPERATE
When pushing or
sure to disengage
freewheel
control
Freewheel control
drawbar of 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. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
1.
2.
@
@
14
towing your tractor, be
transmission
by placing
in freewheeling
position.
is located at the rear
Raise attachment
lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
Pull freewheel
control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
position.
Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
To re-engage
transmission,
above procedure.
at more than
reverse
Transmission
Transmission
Engaged
AII_CAUTmON: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
mMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTmON: 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.
Disengaged
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.).
TOWmNG CARTS
I_IENTS
AND OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTmNG
THE
TO START
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel
control is in the
ENGmNE
ENGmNE OraL 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 "FULU' mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
2.
3.
transmission
engaged position.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
4.
* For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOUNE
* Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
choke
15
position
and retry.
WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
1.
7. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
2.
3.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
4.
TRANSMISSION
WARM
engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement
of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
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.
AUTOMATIC
Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
dis-
UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission
to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
The attachments
can also be used dur-
engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and
ready for normal operation.
ing the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
(See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.)
PURGE TRANSMmSSmON
_CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage
freewheel
lever while the engine is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance,
it is recommended
that the
transmission
be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
mMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
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MOWmNG
TraPS
MULCHING
Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
TIPS
mMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
The speciat mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade
quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon.
At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely
heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
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.
(
_,
MOWING
Max 1/3
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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.
Certain types of grass and grass
conditions
may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check
T
R
A
SERVICE
Brake Pressure
Operation
Tire
_
Check Operator
Presence
Interlock Systems
Check
for Loose
and
I_
Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
If
Blades
v'
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Level
and Terminals
R
Chart
Clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Change
Oil Level
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
Change
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
N_
Inspect
Muffler/Spark
Replace
If
Engine
N
Clean
If
oil filter)
,/
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Plug
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service
more often when operating
GENERAL
v'
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil,
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRmCATmON CHART
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.
(9 Spindle -Zerk
_
_r
n
At least 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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
EACH
Spindle
Zerk
(bFront Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
BEFORE
i/
Cooling
E
E
DATES
; (gFront Wheel
,L_Beanng Zerk
........
@Engine /
,
"--,
,
',
i
t
i
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,
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01964;
(b General Purpose Grease
@ REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
USE
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 sparingly.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
18
mMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATmON
per-
Trailing
Edge Up
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
TmRES
section
Blade Center
Hole
Mandrel
Assembly
Flat Washer
Lock Washer
of this manual).
Blade Bolt
* 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
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
ba[ancer.
(When using a cone ba[ancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
* Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If
blade is balanced,
it should remain in a
horizontal position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly.
If your tractor does not function as described,
repair
the problem immediately.
* The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed
and
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
Blade
5/8" Bolt or Pin
Center Hole
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
BATTERY
BLADE
REMOVAL
Your tractor has a battery charging
which is sufficient for normal use.
1.
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
mMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
system
How-
ever, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
Keep battery and terminals clean.
* Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
* Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: 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.
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TO CLEAN
BATTERY
AND TERMINALS
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve
starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°R
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each eight (8) hours
of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
TO CHANGE
COOUNG
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Yellow Cap
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.
Tube
3.
4.
5.
LUBRmCATmON
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL
Se-
6.
lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
7.
-20
-30
0
-20
TEMPERATURE
30
-10
RANGE
32
0
ANTICIPATED
GRADES
40
60
10
BEFORE
80
20
NEXT
OIL
8.
100
30
40
CHANGE
oil vis_ chartl
OIL
Oil Drain Valve
The transaxle 'was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
SAE VISCOSITY
ENGINE
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. 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.
e
20
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely,
close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULF' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGmNE OraL FmLTER
CLEAN
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
AmR FmLTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner
conditions.
1. Remove cover.
TO SERVICE
more often under dusty
PRE-CLEANER
2.
3.
4.
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.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
1.
Clean cartridge
by tapping gently on
flat surface.
If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner
cartridge, cover
and secure.
mMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized
air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Cartridge
AmR mNTAKE/COOUNG
AREAS
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (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.
(N-L(NE FUEL F(LTER
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
4.
and clamps
Immediately
line.
are properly positioned.
wipe up any spilled gaso-
Clamp
Fuel Filter
CLEAN
AmR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
21 leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
WARNmNG:TO AVOmD
SERmOUSmNJURY,
BEFOREPERFORMmNG
ANY SERVmCEOR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depressclutch/brakepedal fully andset parking brake.
2. Place motioncontrol leverin neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachmentclutch in "DISENGAGED"position.
4. Turn ignitionkey to "STOP"and removekey.
5. Make sure the bladesand all movingparts havecompletelystopped.
6. Disconnectspark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
mMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
Mower
MOWER
will be easier
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
to remove
tractor, remove the front links.
TO mNSTALL MOWER
from the
1.
clutch
switch
2.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
3.
4.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
in "DIS-
ENGAGED"
position.
Move attachment
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
5.
6.
7.
Suspension
Arms
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
Electric
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSmNG
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
Recheck measurements
after ad-
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
BUBBLE LEVEL
NOTE:
surface
If necessary,
below tractor
justing.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
WITH
%
check side-to-side
for levelness with a
long board and the bubble level.
Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground.
* From left side of tractor, find the level
decal on top of mower and place bubble
level on decal as indicated.
Mower is level side-to-side
when bubble
is between the two lines in the bubble
level.
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
ustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
mMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary,
be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
,, If adjustment
is necessary,
under left
hand footrest,
turn lift link adjustment
nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate
direction to bring bubble between the
lines in the bubble level.
,, Remove bubble level from mower and
store in a safe place.
Bubbb Between
Lines
/
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front of
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"
Bubbb LeveU
LeveUDecaU
Left Hand
Footrest
PedaU
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
___
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. 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 "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
ALTERNATE
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
METHOD
* 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.
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TO CHECK
Mandrel
AND
ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxb.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
BOTH FRONT UNKS MUST BE EQUAL mN
LENGTH
TO CHECK
1.
2.
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
Front Links
TO ADJUST
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRmVE
1.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
BRAKE
and
5.
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
engaged" position.
Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
With parking
brake "Engaged"
Mandrel Pulley idler Pulleys
Arm
Mandrel
Pulley
Do not touch this nut. if further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center_
24
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRmVE BELT
TRANSAXLE
MOTmON CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment
should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
-
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. Disconnect
clutch wire harness.
3. Remove clutch Iocator.
4.
5.
6.
7.
3.
4.
Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Remove belt downward
from engine
pulley and around electric clutch.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
5.
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment
is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
-
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment
bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4
1. Carefully work new belt down around
transmission
cooling fan and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
belt around electric clutch and onto
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
control lever in that posiengine off.
motion control lever in
the adjustment
bolt.
control lever to the neu-
tral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance
is needed
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
Hold motion
tion and turn
While holding
place, loosen
Move motion
3.
4.
5.
engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut
securely.
Reconnect
clutch harness.
to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
Start engine and test.
If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Motion Control Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
CDtch
Clutching--
_!_
_!_
Stationary----
_{_'
Idler
Center Span
h
"
Clutch
Locato r
TRANSiVI[SSmON
REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMiSSiON"
in
I _"
/!\
i_-
Keeper
the Operation
Clutch
Wire
]_
Transmission _
input Pulley
_
REiVIOVAU
_
Harness
25
section of this manual.
TO ADJUST
AUGNMENT
STEERmNG
WHEEL
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
1.
Connect
one end of the RED cable
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal
(left to right) when wheels are
positioned
straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal.
Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE4NtCAMBER
2.
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
The front wheel
3.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
toe-in and camber
are not
TO REMOVE
a Sears
WHEEL
or other qualified
FOR
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
REPAmRS
1.
2.
Block up axle securely.
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
CABLES,
REVERSE
1.
BLACK
cable first from chassis
and
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
DD
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
,_WARNmNG:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Ring
Axle
Cover_
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only) -_--_
TO START
BATTERY
-
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
CABLES
ENGmNE WroTH A WEAK
A(_,WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
mMPORTANT:
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.
26
Keps Nut
Hex BoUt
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed
by any non-road
engine repair establishment
or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed
by an
authorized
engine manufacturer's
service
outlet.
Positive
(Red) Cable
Terminal
Guard
Negative
(Black) Cable
't '
TO ADJUST
CABLE
TO REPLACE
HEADUGHT
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.
mNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
,, Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
cause
running,
HOOD
AND
CONTROL
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
THROTTLE
Governor
Con_,
Governor
er
/Oontro,
P,ate
GRmLL AS-
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 the headlight wire connector.
Ho,es W' _\ %
_J
Headlight Wire
Connector
27
C,a_:._J3@_
_cX_;
?_[ottle
-- Cabre
TO ADJUST
FINAL
CARBURETOR
1.
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The iimiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor
does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases
the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
2.
3.
SETTING
properly
Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then coun-
ACCELERATION
TEST
-
4.
Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
mMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted
-
terclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
mMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
(see above).
/Throttle
Idle MixtureValve
With Limiter
28
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.
_,WARNmNG:
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.
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.
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
storage. When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the car-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGmNE OraL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
1.
2.
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
3.
4.
Replace
with new spark
plug(s).
OTHER
* Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
FUEL
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
mMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
SYSTEM
engine
mMPORTANT:
it is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
29
and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate section in manuam unmess directed
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Wiii not start
3.
Hard to start
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8.
9.
before
attempting
to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gas=
oline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
10.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
5.
6.
7.
8.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Loss of power
in
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
but
ENGINE"
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine clicks
wiii not start
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START
4.
5.
6.
7.
6.
7.
Engine wiii not
turn over
center
CORRECTmON
1. Out of fuel.
2.
to Sears service
qualified
service
center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check atl wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
1. Cutting
fast.
1.
too much grass/too
2.
3.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build=up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty
oil.
30
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil leveL/change oil.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG
See appropriate
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
CHART:
section
in rnanuam unmess directed
CAUSE
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water in fuel.
11.
12.
13.
14.
5.
6.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
%rtyiclogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
bent or loose
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carbure=
tot, refill tank 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
blade.
service
center.
1.
Worn,
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
Loose/damaged
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1.
vibration
Engine continues
to run when
operator
leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
.
Poorcut-uneven
part(s).
Faulty operator=safety
presence control system.
Worn,
bent or loose
.
blade.
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
2.
3.
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
5.
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
1.
Obstruction
mechanism.
1.
Remove
obstruction.
2.
Worn/damaged
belt.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Frozen
Frozen
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
4.
5.
Mower
deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
and
in clutch
mower
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
drive
1.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Contact a Sears or other
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
.
2.
3.
Mower biades wiii
not rotate
center
CORRECTmON
5.
6.
10.Spark
to Sears service
open vent holes.
qualified
31
or other
service
drive belt.
center.
TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART:
See appropriate
section in manuem urfless directed
center
CORRECTION
CAUSE
Poor grass
discharge
to Sears service
1.
Engine
speed
too slow.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
6.
Worn,
7.
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
too fast.
deck not level.
tire air pressure.
bent or loose blade.
improperly
10. Improper
blades
installed.
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1.
Place throttle
control
in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
iHeadiight(s)
not
working
i(if so equipped)
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. BuD(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace
light switch.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
i Battery
icharge
1.
2.
3.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
3.
Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
Freewheel
1.
Place freewheel
2.
"engaged"
position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
wiii
not
4.
Loss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
iengine "OFF"
,
control
in
"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
Engine throttle control not set
at "SLOW" position for 30
30 seconds before stopping
engine.
32
,
alternator.
Move throttle
control
control
in
to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine.
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
SCHEIt_ATmC
BLACK
BATTERY
SOLENOID
RED
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
BLACK
I
WHITE
J
RED
BLACK
ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
I
<o
i
CLUTCH
I
/ BRAKE
(PEDAL
I
•
UP)
RED
i
D
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
i
J
PTO (DISENGAGED)
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
BLUE
(OPTIONAL)
'...................
A
FFUEL I
2
//?_
LUNE
I
I
_J
_
IIW
IGNITION
_
BLACK
SPARK
_,
UNIT
_
_
PLUGS
GAP
(2 PLUGS
-ON TWIN CYL ENGINES)
I
I
CHARGING
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
28
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
VOLTS
AC
@ 3600
RPM
/ (REGULATORDISCONNECTE£
RED
REGULATOR
@_
J\
J\_A.__
I ALTERNATOR
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
OFF
M+G+A1
DN+LIGHTS B + A1
ON
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
"MAKE"
NONE
L + A2
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED
FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY
SECURE YOUR
WIRING.
OFF
ON
HEADLIGHTS
GFC
C+G,B+H
3+F,B+E,A+D
0
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
027(;2
33
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
DA
PTO SWITCH
CONNECTOR
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
ELECTRmCAL
I
I
I
I
I
f
I
\
8O
I
i
I
i
40
26
/
\
/
\
/
\
\
/
\
!
\
\
/
\
\
\
\7
/
/
//
/
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i
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46
29
34
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TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
ELECTRmCAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRmPTmON
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
46
50
55
79
80
89
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch htedock
Harness, Light
Light Bulb
CabIe, Starter
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Hgnition
Key, Molded
Harness, Hgnition
Screw Thd, Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, TerminaI
Solenoid
Ammeter
Hourmeter
Switch, PTO
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Socket Asm bulb Twistlock
Harness Clutch EVX
Bracket Snapqn
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
8860R
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
188031
17720408
131563
178861
122822X
169635
174652
17490508
175242
146685
169639
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
35
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.274040
90
278
31
209"_
54
/
54
_. 209
209
209
60
/
60
37
13
>209
209
74
f
209
206
chassis-stealth,stlt
j14
38
21
209
36
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.274040
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
54
58
59
60
64
74
90
142
143
144
145
154
155
158
159
161
206
209
217
278
174619
176554
187934X428
72140608
167203
188702X010
17490608
175260X428
162026
STD541437
174515X428
161840
188572X428
139976
17490508
175710
161464
175351
187495
STD533707
174997
STD541437
124346X
175702
186689
175582
156524
161897
161900
162037
191120X428
164655
170165
17000612
179132X428
191611
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Boit RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille
Lens, Bar
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Duct Hood
Bushing 1=375 OD
Boit Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc
Plate Reinforcement
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Parking Brake Bkrt
CuphoIder
Bumper Extrusion =600 x 3=50
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console FueIWindow
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
" " MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
GROUNDDR_VF-
33
144
23
151
52
36
36
15
53
30
55
16
\@.
84
199
200
77
263
73
d_ive-h¥_Jro,stlt-69
38
TRACTOR
GROUND
KEY
NO,
1
8
9
10
14
15
16
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
DRmVE
PART
NO,
- --
165866
160889
76020416
10040400
74490544
73800500
73800600
150280
130564
169498
171258
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
175765
124236X
169592
74760512
72140506
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
DESCRiPTiON
Transaxle, HydroGear, Model
Number 314-0510 (See Break
down)
Rod Shift Fend.
Clutch Electric
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1
Washer Lock Hvy 1/4
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Bott Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 5 Ga. 1.38
Knob
Rod, Brake
Bracket Anti-Rotation
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Knob Brake Parking
Bracket, TransaxIe
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot PedaI
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt Idler Fiat
PulIey, Idler, V-Groove
Betlcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crowntock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Ctutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
39
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRiPTiON
62
63
65
66
69
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
95
96
112
120
144
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
202
263
123533X
175414
10040700
154778
142432
169183
169182
137057
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
188309X428
170201
4497H
19091210
73900600
19111016
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
72110614
17000612
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc
Strap Torque LH
Strap Torque RH
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Assy. Cross Taper
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Consoie, Shift
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Nex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastener Cross Shf.
Nyliner Snap-in 5/8 ID
Washer NyI 7/8 ID x .105"
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
NOTE: AlI component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
STEERmNG ASSEMBLY
/
L_
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
i
_12
_=_36
91 ........
88
68
67
/
/
46
67
13
\
6
32
_
87
4O
34 /
35
15
steering
4O
stealth
prem
3
TRACTOR
STEERmNG ASSEMBLY
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
65
67
68
71
73
82
87
88
91
95
159944X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
17000612
171888
19111216
10040500
73540500
155105
152927
159946X428
19182411
73540600
159945
163888X428
121749X
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
160135X428
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing AxIe Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm. Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Lock Hid Spr 5/16
Crownlock Nut 5/16-24 unf
BusNng Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg
Boot Steering
Washer 25/32 1 1/4 x 16 Ga.
Cap Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 uric x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Extension Steering Stealth
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Fiat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
Clip Steering
Washer Harden .793 x 1.637 x .060
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
ENGINE
2
1
13
14
38
I
"81
17
32
33
112
33
23
29
\
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
I
engine-bs intek-twin39
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
17
23
25
DESCRIPTION
175437X428
191611
Control Throttle
Screw 10 x 3/4 SingIe Lead-Hex
Engine, Briggs Modet 4075770284-E1 (See Breakdown)
149723
Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone
160589
Exhaust Tube RH
159955
Exhaust Tube LH
181877
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/sems
162797
Shield Browing
165391
Muffler Gasket
148456
Tube Drain oiI
17060624
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
169837
Shield Heat
187767X505 Control Choke
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
29
31
32
33
37
38
41
45
72
81
112
137180
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn)
179022
Tank Fue! 4.0 Rear
179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel
123487X
Clamp Hose Black
8543R
Line Fuel
181654
Plug Drain Oil Easy
139277
Stem Tank FueI
17000612
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
183906
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
73510400
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
3645J
Bushing
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
\
\
\
\
5
/
/
25
_13
17
seat
Itknob
12
14
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
192919
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat
Bo+t Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
121249X
123740X
123976X
124238X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk NyI 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc
Spring Cprsn Hate 1.310 Ga
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
DECALS
11
5\
16
9
3
7
13
21
21
4
11
10
17
2o
15
12
14
26
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
187407
138047
192963
192964
146046
164096
179128
192952
156439
192966
172331
133644
160396
187408
Decal,
DecaI,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
DecaI,
Decal,
DecaI,
Reflector, LH
Battery, Diehard, Sears
Hood RH
Hood LH
V-Belt, Drive Schematic
Dash
Deck, Caution
Replacement Hood
Fender, Danger
Panel, Dash
Mower, Heavy-Duty
Replacement Parts
V-Belt, Schematic
Reflector, RH
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
16
17
18
20
21
23
26
------
192965
192962
156811
149516
192967
189622
181470
184310X428
184311X428
166960
192440
192441
Decal, Steering Wheel
Decal Fender
Decal, Fender Opr.
Decal, Battery
Decal, Hood, Side Panel
Deca!, Engine
Decal, Deck level
Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, LH
Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, RH
Decal By-Pass
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4,10
3,9
11
wheel
8
9
10
11
--
DESCRIPTION
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X417
278N
9040H
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire FTs 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
106108X417 Rim Asm 8" rear Service
122082X
Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8 C Service
7152J
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
1
44
TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
LmFTASSEfvIBLY
38
40
3
36
\
4
13
6
5
4
12
13
19
13
19
Fift-rh.lpiece
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
15
16
17
179504
159476
188822
12000002
19211621
120183X
175830
139865
139866
4939M
173288
73350800
175689
PIunger Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing, Ny!on
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front Sus.
Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 une
Trunnion Front Susp.
24
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
18
19
20
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
155097
123935X
17060516
19112410
155098
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 uric
Arm Asm. Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing PNot Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Pointer Height Hndicator
Hug Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
hdicator Height Stlt
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
MOWER DECK
144 ,.._....
4s
55
140 -
117
21
34
2
_
23 24
, 138
<,
6
27
29
18
149
5
6
19F
21
42
46
D,elec.t-path.adjwl.stlt
3
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274040
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
182032
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
- -
139775
- -
138971
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
54
55
56
59
61
68
91
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
173436
178342
STD533717
173438
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
178515
155046
122052X
173442
174882
174883
180532
DESCRiPTiON
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1=25 Gr=8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are
available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharge)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(IncL Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, BaII, MandreI
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga=
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdrol RollingWsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut, Lock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, LH=
Retainer
Screw, Thd. RotI 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler
Spring Ext Elect Clutch
V-Belt
Bracket Roller Nose LH
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
92
94
95
101
102
103
104
105
106
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
132
134
135
STD541437
132264
180533
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
17060512
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
17000612
156941
159765
136
138
155986
159763
139
159767
140
159768
143
144
145
146
148
149
150
159
182
183
184
--
157109
173441
173437
173443
169022
165898
19091210
STD533717
179126
163552
19131410
130794
--
181542
DESCRiPTiON
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 uric
Roller Nose
Bracket Roller Nose RH
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phi110-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
Screw 5/16-18
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crown!ock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Boit, Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric x 1Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Rear LH
Bar Adj. Gauge Wheel
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Rear RH
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Front RH
Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge
Front LH
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Fiat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yel!ow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uric x 1-3/4
Rod Roller
Retainer Spring
Washer 3/8
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-puiley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulch cover, gauge wheels and
nose roller components key nos.
101 - 106, 5, 116- 119, 134, 136
and 91,94, 95, 132, 182, 183).
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
122 _,
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0
m
120-
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,85
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56_
55 _
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!2
34X
mO
|
|
lO9
o_
m
F_
90O
4_
CO
81
83
77
19
_m
_j57
2\
16
m
m_
79
73
zr_
c
_z
6®
\127
12
32
"4
35
64
4
125
107
59
60
58
TRACTOR
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HYDRO GEARTRANSAXLE
o o MODEL NUMBER 314=0510
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
170390
170391
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
170407
DESCRiPTiON
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1=25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip =67 X 1=58X =276
Bali Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0=75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, ControI
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing =75X 1=575 X
=625
Sleeve Bearing(Out board)
=75xl =750x=625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X =13
Thk
Lip Seat Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle =75X 11.39 (Key, R=H=)
Shaft, Axle =75X 16.99 (Key, LH=)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0=5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2=5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring =250 External
Seal, Lip =741 X .250 X =250Tc
Fiat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1=00d X
=05Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - HelicaI Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
49
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
189386
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
73
74
75
170418
142884
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DESCRiPTiON
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch,
SpecialHange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq=Hd= Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 1 O.D. X .032
Flat - Washer 11/32 LD. X 7/80.D
Oil SeaI .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly,
.027,VVasher
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon
insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Hated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.71 idxl.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Silicon Sponge
Fan, 7 in.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, BellevilIe
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxte Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 407577, TYPE NUMBER 0284oE1
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11
267 '_
445
lss
967
265
3O5
267
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KIT
I
304
1°68°WNER's
MANUALI
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LABELI
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741
855
447A
1330 REPAIR
MANUAL
I
51
252 [_
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lO3_
lo13 _1_!1
526
017 o
501
1027
\89
691
@
20 @
s9
5O
D
TRACTOR
° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0284=EJ
868
1022
211
1j y
209
_
%
914
3{_
227
635
505
562
385
788'_
387
918
_
628
0
231
_'
108
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
KIT
633
105
_
104
lO5
633
552
51
276
#87
51B
@
,_
742
@
51A/'_-_
_
404
552A
977 CARBURETOR
r_
552A
GASKET
SET
_:_
691
1127
SlB
276
51
@
TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
BRIGGS ENGINE=MODELNUMBER407577,TYPE NUMBER0284=E1
1095 VALVE
74I_
GASKET
SET
868 _)
334
7_
51@
51A_
1022 _
51B
1005
lO7O
__
332
75
_
@
573
,_
1119
405
726_
695
0
358 ENGINE
GASKET
20@
_)
185
SET
a68_P
943@
9_
51B_
1022_
842
691
12
51A
544
524
%
697
52
TRACTOR ° o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
BRmGGSENGmNE-MODEL
NUMBER407577,TYPE NUMBER0284°E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRmPTmON
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
699751
499585
391086
699747
693998
693999
690962
499601
690937
_
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto Side)
Seal_Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump_Engine
Head-Cylinder
(Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder
(Cylinder 2)
GaskebCylinder
Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket_Breather
117
118
121
122
125
127
130
131
133
698784
699820
699814
699802
699807
698810
699809
699812
694914
JebMain (Standard)
JebMain (High Altitude)
KibCarburetor
Overhaul
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve_Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
10
11
12
691 !08
690942
697227
_
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube_Breather
GaskebCrankcase
137
141
146
698781
699811
690979
13
15
16
690360
690946
790137
Screw (Cylinder
Plug_Oil Drain
Crankshaft
165
187
187A
693148
699799
691049
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Line-Fuel (Molded)
20
22
23
24
25
25
26
26
27
28
690947
694966
691053
222698
499588
499590
499604
499606
690975
690229
Seal_Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key_Flywhee!
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
188
188A
192
209
21 !
212
213
216
219
220
691 !08
691003
690083
692909
691019
699805
691021
691022
698231
690412
Screw (Control Bracket)
Screw (Control Bracket)
AdjusteFRocker
Arm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed
Idle
Link_Throttle
Bracket-Choke
Control
Link_Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
222
227
231
240
250
698761
691048
690718
691035
690957
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Fiker-Fue!
RetaineFBreather
252
265
267
276
287
304
305
690956
691024
695134
695410
691108
695277
691005
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
WasheFSealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
497595
690323
497608
691059
691060
691061
691043
699823
19203
o
Included
Included
Included
Included
29
_
_+
_
Head)
32
33
34
690976
499596
499597
Rod-Connecting
(See Reference 16)
Screw (Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valveqntake
35
36
42
45
46
48
50
690963
690963
499586
690977
699748
698177
699801
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
KeepeFValve
TappetWalve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifoldqntake
51
51A
51B
53
54
73
74
75
89
690949, a_
Gasketqntake
699800_ G +_Gasketqntake
699803_ O +_Gasketqntake
690951
Stud (Carburetor)
699816
Screw (Intake Manifold)
499439
ScreemRotating
698425
Screw (Rotating Screen)
691056
Washer (Flywhee!)
690283
Plug-Oil
G
+
G
Gasket-Float Bowl
KibChoke Shaft
Key-Timing
G+
Motor-Starter
Bolt_Starter Motor
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
in
in
in
in
Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121
Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977
Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
Length)
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274040
BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0284=E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRiPTiON
383
385
387
404
405
445
447
447A
467
474
501
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
691
695
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
797A
19374
691108
808656
690442
697820
499486
691003
691108
691008
696458
691185
691532
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032 ,,
691037
691108
692034
690552
690553
690311
691009
691038
698290
691045
691108
695414 G
66538
690958
691215
690657 ,,
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
690980
690328
696999
693058
691039
698330
691029
693167
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Back Plate)
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Regulator
Strap-Ground
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
SeaFDipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
Sea!-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
SeaI-Governor Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (OiI Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
842
847
851
855
865
865A
865B
868
914
918
943
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1013
1017
1019
1022
1023
1023A
1024
1026
1026A
1027
1029
1035
1036
1051
1054
1058
1059
1090
1095
1100
1119
1127
1329
1330
691031 o
SeaFDipsticldTube
499602
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
493880
Terminal-Spark Plug
691011
Adapter-Air Cleaner
691012
Cover-Air Guide
691014
Cover-Air Guide
691015
Cover-Air Guide
SeaI-Valve
690968 • +
691127
Screw (Rocker Cover)
694000
Hose-Vacuum
690589 o
Seal-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
699728
Solenoid-Fuel
499613
Cover-Oil Pump
273638
Filter-Pre Cleaner
790095
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
699502
Gasket Set-Carburetor
699815
699813 ©
SeaI-Throttle Shaft
499603
Fan-Flywhee!
690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
690770
Screen-Oil Pump
790094
Kit-Label
690971 o+
Gasket-Rocker Cover
499599
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1)
499600
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2)
499054
Pump-Oil
690981
Rod-Push (Steel)
690982
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
492932
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
690972
691042
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
695704
691265
Ring-Retaining
280275
Tie-Cable
275475
Owner's Manual
698516
Kit-Screw/Washer
691293
Retainer-Brush
699822
Kit-Valve Overhaul
Pivot-Rocker Arm
690973
691183
Screw (Alternator)
690992
Screw (Float Bowl)
407577-0027 Replacement Engine
273521
Repair Manual
,,
a
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
DESCRiPTiON
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
O1
15 DEGREES MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
tractor
and
slopes greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns your
gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
Your Home
Au Canada pour service en frangais:
1-800-LE-FOYER
Mc
(1-800-533-6937)
www.sears.ca
02410
© Sears, Roebuckand Co.
® Registered Trademark / TMTrademark / SMService Mark of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
® Marca Registrada / TMMarca de Fabrica / SM
- Marca de Servicio de Sears, Roebuck and Co.
MCMarque de commerce / MD Marque depos6e de Sears, Roebuck and Co.
192440
Rev. 1 7.2.04
MH
Printed
in U.S.A.