Craftsman 917.27066 Lawn Mower User Manual

Craftsman 917.27066 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual

CRAFTSMAN

15.5 HP

ELECTRIC START

42" MOWER

AUTOMATIC

LAWN TRACTOR

Model No.

917.270660

• Safety

Assembly

Operation

Maintenance

• Repair Parts

CAUTION:

Read and follow all

Safety Rules and Instructions

before operating this equip- ment.

For answers

to your questions

about this product, Call:

1-860-659-5917

Sears Craftsman Help Line

5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Visit our Craftsman Website:

www.sears.com/craftsman

Warranty

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Safety Rules .........................................

Product Specifications ..........................

Assembly ..............................................

8

Operation ............................................

Maintenance Schedule ......................

11

18

2

2

5

Maintenance .......................................

18

Service and Adjustments ....................

22

Storage ...............................................

29

Troubleshooting ..................................

Repair Parts ........................................

30

34

Parts Ordering .....................

Back Cover

LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY' ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.

This Warranty does not cover:

Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.

• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.

• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.

• Riding

equipment

used for commercial or rental purposes.

LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA-I-rERY

For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.

In-home warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

(In-home warranty service will still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply).

This warranty

applies

only while this product is in the United States.

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

IMPORTANT:

This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet

and throwing objects.

Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

GENERAL OPERATION

• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before

starting.

• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.

Stop machine if

anyone

enters the area.

• Never carry

passengers.

• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-

2 lutely 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 r_rnnvA

kmw_ hAfnr_ _li_mnltnfinn

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 mowerrelated injuries.

These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from

serious injury.

SLOPE OPERATION

Slopes are a major factor

related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All

slopes require

extra caution.

If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on

it, do not mow it.

DO:

Mow up and down slopes, not across.

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.

• 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 notturn

on slopes unless neces-

sary, and then, turn slowly and gradual-

ly 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 nottry to stabilize the machine

by

putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep

slopes.

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.

SERVICE

Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

Use only an approved

container.

Never remove gas cap or add fuel

with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.

Do not smoke.

Never refuel the machine indoors.

Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

Never

run a machine inside a closed area.

Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices.

Check their proper operation regularly.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or

other debris build-up. Clean

oil or fuel

spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.

• Stop

and inspect the equipment if you

strike an object.

Repair, if necessary,

before restarting.

• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

• Grass catcher components

are subject to wear, damage,

and deterioration,

which could expose moving parts or al-

low objects to be thrown. Frequently check

components and replace with

manufacturer's when necessary.

recommended parts,

Mower blades are sharp and can cut.

Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently.

Adjust and service as required.

Be sure the area is clear of other

people before mowing.

Stop machine

if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers.

Do not mow in reverse unless abso-

lutely necessary.

Always look down

and behind before and while backing.

Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across.

Remove obstacles such as 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.

• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.

If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly

straight

down the slope.

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

Look for this symbol to point out impor-

tant safety precautions. It means CAU-

TION!I! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR

SAFETY IS iNVOLVED.

• 1,WARNING: The engine exhaust from

this product contains chemicals known to

the State of California to cause cancer,

birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

_, CAUTION: In order to prevent acci- dental starting when setting up, transport-

ing, adjusting or making repairs always

disconnect spark plug wire and place

wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOUNE

CAPACITY

AND TYPE:

OILTYPE

API-SF/SG/SH):

OIL CAPACITY:

SPARK PLUG:

GAP:.O3O")

VALVE

CLEARANCE:

GROUND SPEED

(MPH):

TiRE PRESSURE:

CHARGING

SYSTEM:

BATTERY:

BLADE BOLT

ITORQUE:

1.25 GALLONS

UNLEADED

REGULAR

SAE30

(above 32°1=)

SAE 5W-30

(below 32°F)

3.0 PINTS

Champion RC12YC

INTAKE:

.003"-.005"

EXHAUST: .005"-.007"

FORWARD: 0 - 5.7

REVERSE: 0- 2.7

FRONT: 14 PSI

REAR: t2PSI

3 AMPS BA'N'ERY

5 AMPS HEADUGHTS

AMP/HR: 25

MIN. CCA:190

CASE SIZE: U1R

27-35 FT. LBS.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase

of a Craftsman Tractor.

It has been de-

signed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact

your nearest

Sears

Authorized

Service

Center.

We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

Please read and retain this manual.

The

instructions

wilt enable you to assemble

and maintain your tractor properly. Always

observe the "SAFETY

RULES".

M_NTENANCEAGREEMENT

A Sears Maintenance

Agreement

is av able on this product, Contact your near

Sears store for details.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBIUTIES

• Read and observe the safety rules.

Follow a regular

schedule

in maintair ing, caring for and using your tractor.

• Follow the instructions under "Mainte nance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.

_i, WARNING: This tractor is equipped

with an internal

combustion

engine anc

should not be used on or near any unin

proved forest-covered,

brush-covered

c

grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spa_ arrester meeting applicable local or sta laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used,

should be maintained

in effective worki

order by the operator.

In the state of California the above is re

quired by law (Section 4442 of the Cali fornia Public Resources Code).

Other states may have similar laws, Federal laws apply on federal lands.

A spark arrester for the muffler is available througl your nearest Sears Authorized Service

Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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(1) Large

PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE

(1) Hex Bolt

3/8-16 x 1

(1) Large Flat Washer

(1) Lockwasher 3/8

@

(1) Locknut 5/16-18 (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4

(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 m m

©

(1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge

I

(1) Knob

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PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE

(2) Lock Washers

#10

(2) Screws #10 x 5/8 i

(2) Weld Nuts

#10

(2) Washers 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge

|

Parts Bag contents not shown full size

Parts packet separately in carton

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Video

Cassette

Steering

Wheel

Manual

Steering Mulcher

Boot Plate

a

i

i a

Pads Bag

(2) Latch Hook

Assemblies

J_

SteeringWheel

Adapter

,C_

(2) Keys

Steering

Insert

Wheel

Steering .:

Extension i

Shaft

:1

SlopeSheet

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Yournew

tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.

To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.

Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

Review the video cassette before you begin.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly

easier.

Standard wrench sizes you need

are listed below,

(1) 9/16" wrench

(1) Pliers

(2) 1/2" wrench

(1) Utility knife

(1) Phiflips Screwdriver

(1) _re

pressure gauge

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON

UNPACK CARTON

Remove all accessible loose parts and

parts boxes from shipping carton.

• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on

all four corners of shipping carton, and lay panels flat.

Check for any additional

loose parts or boxes and remove.

BEFORE ROLUNG TRACTOR

OFF

SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

ASSEMBLE

EXTENSION

SHAFT AND

BOOT

Slide

extension

shaft onto lower

steering shaft. Align mounting

holes in

extension

and lower shafts and install

5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.

IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.

Place tabs of steering boot over tab

slots in dash and push down to secure.

INSTALL STEERING WHEEL

Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward.

Slide steering

wheel adapter

onto steering shaft extension.

Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal

(left to right) and slide

inside boot and onto adapter.

• Assemble

large fiat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.

• Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.

IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid.

_

5/16Lock-

_ nut

Lower Steering.._./_

- _

Insert

3/8 Lockwasher

Large Flat

Washer j5/

6Hex

Bolt

,_ "_'_y'-.

_,..

_."-..,

_Tab

-/ ,_ -Slots

HOW TO SET UPYOUR TRACTOR

CHECK BAI-rERY

Lift seat pan to raised postion and open battery box door.

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 "BAI-I-ERY" in

MAINTENANCE section of this manual for charging

Door

Terminal

INSTALL SEAT

structions.)

Label

Adjust seat before tightening

adjustment

knob.

Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.

Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely.

Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely.

Do not tighten.

• Lower seat into operating position and sit on 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.

Seat

Adj

Knob

Seat Pan

Shoulder

Bolt

TO ROLL TRACTOR

Flat

Washer

OFF SKID (See

Operation section for location and function of controls)

• Press lift lever plunger and raise

attachment lift lever to its highest position,

Release parking brake by depressing

clutch/brake pedal.

• Place freewheel control in freewheelin_ position to disengage

transmission

(See "TO TRANSPORT"

in the Operation section of this manual).

Roll tractor forwardoff

Remove guard up against tractor.

TO DRIVE

banding holding discharge

TRACTOR

skid.

OFF SKID

A WARNING: Before

starting

read,

understand

and follow all instruct ons n

the Operation section of this manual.

Be

sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. B_

sure the area in front of tractor

is clear of

other people and objects.

Be sure all the above assembly

steps have been completed.

Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank

with gasoline.

Place freewheel

control in 'transmissiot

engaged" position.

Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake,

Place motion control lever in neutral (N

position.

Press lift lever plunger and raise

attachment lift lever to its highest position.

Start the engine. After engine has

started, move throttle control to idle position.

• Release

Slowly move the motion control lever

forward and slowly drive tractor off skid.

Apply

neutral parking brake.

brake to stop tractor, set parking

brake and place motion control

position.

lever in

• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.

Continue with the instructions that follow.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflate¢

at the factory

for shipping purposes.

Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

Reduce

tire pressure to PSI shown in

"PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS" sectior of this manual.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results,

mower housing should be properly leveled. See 'TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Servic

and Adjustments

section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF

ALL BELTS

See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments sectoin of this manual. Verify that the belt_

9 are routed correctly.

CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn howto operateyour tractor,checkto see that the brakeis properlyadjusted.See

'qO ADJUST

BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments

section of this manual.

INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

• Install two latch hooks to mulcher

plate using screw, washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.

NOTE: Pre-assemble

weld nut to latch

hook by inserting weld nut from the top

with hook pointing down.

• Tighten hardware securely.

Raise and hold deflector

shield in upright position.

Place front of mulcher

plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

• Hook front latch into hole on front of

mower deck.

• Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.

_CHECKLIST

Before you operate

and enjoy

your new tractdr, 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).

,/Seat

is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.

J" All tires are properly inflated.

(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated

at the factory).

d Be sure mower deck is properly leveled

side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results.

(Tires must be properly inflated

for leveling).

,/Check

mower and drive belts.

Be sure

CAUTION; Do not remove discharge guard from mower.

Raise and hold guard when attaching

mulcher

plate and allow it

to rest on plate while in operation.

TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR

DISCHARGING they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.

J Check

wiring.

See that all connections

are still secure and wires are properly

clamped.

Before driving tractor, be sure free-

wheel control

is in drive position.

While learning

how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items:

J Engine oil is at proper level.

J" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,

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 mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.

regular unleaded gasoline.

,I Become familiar with all controls - their

Weld Nut From _

Hook

location and function.

Operate them before you start the engine.

,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

,I It is important to purge the transmission

The Top _ 7Points before operating your tractor for the first

LockVasher

_.

_

Down

time.

Follow proper starting and

Weld Screw

transmission purging instructions (See

'q'O START ENGINE" and "PURGE

Nat _'_ _--/_/Jl_._.

_

Latch

in the Operation

Latch_17

/ //'_t_=_

Hook

.oo XJ.J\ ,,--we,,,,,,,

Lock Washer

TRANSMISSION"

section of this manual).

Washer _ _ _

Mulcher Plate

Washer

Screw

_

Deflector

Latch Hooks

!0

f

These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.

Learn and understand their meaning,

BATrERY

CAUTION OR

WARNING

REVERSE FORWARD

FAST

SLOW

ENGINE ON

ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP

LIGHT

MOWER LIFT

FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

R N H L

NEUTRAL ATFACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

REVERSE HIGH

LOW PARKING BRAKE

IGNITION

ATrACHMENT

CLUTCH

DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic

Models only)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR

READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR

TRACTOR

Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments,

Save this manual

for future reference.

Ammeter

Attachment

Clutch Lever

Ignition

Switch

Light Switch

Position

Throttle/Choke

Control

Lift Lever

Plunger

Attachment

Lift Lever

Clutch/Brake

Control

Height

Adjustment

Indicator

Freewheel Control

Parking Brake

Motion Control

Lever

Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American

National Standards Institute.

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to

engage

the mower

blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on

and off.

THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL: Used to

control engine speed.

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL:

Used for

declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine,

FREEWHEEL

CONTROL:

Disengages transmission

for pushing or slowly towing

the tractor with the engine off.

MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of the tractor.

ATrACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position.

IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine,

AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-).

PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake into the brake position.

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The

operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.

Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs.

We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an operator

presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the

parking brake will shut off the engine.

• Depress clutch/brake

pedal into full

"BRAKE"

position and hold.

Place parking brake lever in "EN-

GAGED"

position and release pressure

from clutch/brake

pedal. Pedal should

remain in "BRAKE"

position. Make sure

parking brake

will hold tractor secure.

Attachment Clutch Lever

Throttle/Choke

Control _

"Br - "

_

Position

_

"Engaged" Position

-_

_--_._

J._<-'/_

"Disengaged"

._...'"_J'_

Position

""_'_'__-

/

"( ,,_"_

;_:_Park,ng Brake

_- _ ",_', \V/"Engaged"

Clutch/Brake

Pedal "Drive"

Position

STOPPING

/

..........

"Disengaged" Control Lever

Position

MOWER

BLADES

-

To stop mower blades,

move attach-

ment clutch Lever to "DISENGAGED"

position.

GROUND DRIVE -

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.

• 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 de-

pressed.

ENGINE -

Move throttle control to slow position.

NOTE"

Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to

"backfire".

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• Turn ignition key to "OFF' position

and re-

move key. Always remove key when leav- ing tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

• Never use choke to stop engine.

IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged,

(dead).

NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass.

To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.

_, .C.AUTIO, N: A!ways

.stop tractor com-

p=etely, as oescnoea aoove, oerore leav-

ing the operator's position, to empty grass catcher, etc.

TO USE THRO'I-rLE

CONTROL

Always

operate engine at full throttle.

Operating

engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate.

Full throttle offers the best bagging and

mower performance.

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD

The direction and speed of movement

is

controlled by the motion control lever.

Start tractor with motion control lever in

neutral (N) position.

Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal.

Slowly move motion control lever to de-

sired position.

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.

• The average lawn should be cut to ap- proximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches dur-

ing hot months. For healthier and better

looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.

For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice.

Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.

TO OPERATE 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.

Select desired

height of cut.

Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.

• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disen-

A_lLgage attachment

clutch control.

CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

CAUTION: Do not drive up or down

hills with slopes greater

than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope.

Use the slope guide provided 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.

Attachment Clutch

Lever "Engaged_--_

Attachment Lift

Lever High Position

Position

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Position t. __ .._:-'_

,_"

+':_'+

DiS3hdrge

To restart movement,

slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.

Slowly move motion control lever to

slowest setting.

Make all turns slowly.

TO TRANSPORT

When pushing or towing your tractor, be

sure to disengage

the rear drawbar

transmission

placing freewheel

control in freewheeling position.

Free wheel control is located at of tractor.

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 at more than two (2) MPH.

• To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.

NOTE:

To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor.

Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,

etc.).

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER

ATTACHMENTS

by

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.

_res can lose traction with the

ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

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CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

• The engine in your tractor has been

shipped, from the factory, already filled

with summer weight oil.

Check engine oil with tractor on level

ground.

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe

clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.

Do not overfill.

For cold weather

operation

you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL

VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.

ADD GASOUNE

Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular

unleaded gasoline with a minimum of

87 octane.

(Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide depos-

its and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil

with gasoline.

Purchase

fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.

IMPORTANT: When operating in tem-

peratures

below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,

clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting.

_WARNING:

Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract

moisture which leads

to separation

and

formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an

engine while in storage. To avoid

engine

problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or

longer.

Drain the gas tank, start the

engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel

next season.

See Storage Instructions for additional information.

Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage

may occur.

CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank

filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any

spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use

gasoline near an open flame.

TO START ENGINE

When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine,

Be sure freewheel control is in the 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 "DISEN-

GAGED" position.

• Move throttle control to choke position.

NOTE:

Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below.

Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts.

Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute.

If the engine does not start after several

at-

tempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again.

If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)

• 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.

COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)

• When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warmup period from several second_ to several minutes, depending on the temperature.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP

• Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows:

• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.

• Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position.

• Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period.

• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up.

NOTE:

At a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.

See 'q-O ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

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PURGE TRANSMISSION

_ILCAUTION:

Never engage or disen-

gage 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 transmis-

sion which may have developed

during shipping of your tractor.

IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replace-

ment, it should be purged after reinstalla-

tion before operating the tractor.

• Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set.

Disengage transmission by placing

freewheel control in freewheeling

posi-

tion (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 for-

ward position and hold for five (5) sec-

onds. Move lever to full reverse position

and hold for five (5) seconds.

Repeat this procedure three (3) times.

NOTE:

During this procedure there will be no movement

of drive wheels. The air

is being removed

from

hydraulic drive system.

Move motion control lever to neutral (N)

position. Shut off engine and set park-

ing brake.

Engage

transmission by placing freewheel control in driving 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 half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.

Slowly move motion control lever for-

ward; after the tractor moves approxi-

mately 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 tractor is now purged and ready for normal

operation.

MOWING TIPS

• Tire chains

cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor.

Mower should be properly leveled for

best mowing performance.

See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

The left hand side of mower should be

used for trimming.

Drive so that clippings are discharged

onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor.

This will result in a more even distribu-

tion of clippings and more

uniform cutting.

When

mowing 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.

If grass is extremely tall, it should be

mowed twice to reduce load and

possible fire hazard from dried clip-

pings. 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 the best cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.

When operating

attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used.

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MULCHING MOWING TIPS

IMPORTANT:

For best performance, keep

mower housing free of built-up grass and

trash. Clean after each use.

• The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the

grass and not be noticed. Also, the

mulched grass will biodegrade quickly

to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always

mulch with your highest engine (blade)

speed as this will provide the best re-

cutting 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 and the newly cut area will not be

exposed to the direct sun.

• For best results, adjust the mower cut-

ting height so that the mower cuts off

only the top one-third of the grass blades.

For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass

and mow slowly.

Certain types of grass and grass condi-

tions may require

that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a sec-

ond cut, mow across

or perpendicular

to the first cut path.

• Change your cutting pattern from week to week.

Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn.

Max 1/3

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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

FILL iN DATES

AS YOU COMPLETE

REGULAR SERVICE

Check Brake Operation

Check Tire Pressure

Check Operator Presence and

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Lubrication Chart

Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades

R

C_ean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxle Cooling

Adjust Blade Bait(s) Tension

AdjuSt Motion Drive Bert(s) Tension

Check Engine Oil Level

Change

Engine Oil

E

Clean Air Filter

N Clean Air Screen

_1_ Inspect Muffler/Spark/vrester

Replace Oil Fi_ter (If equipped)

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Clean Engine Cooling Fins

Replace Spark PJug

ReplaCe Air Filter Paper Cartridge

Replace Fuel Filter

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ChangemoreoftenwhenoperatJngunde_'aheawIo_:lo(inhighaml_enttempe_ures

2 - Service more often wilen ope_atiflg in diriy ot dusty conditions

3 - If equipped with oil flttar, change oil _ery 50 _ours.

4 - Replace blades more ofl_ when mowing in sandy SOil.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

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5-1fequippedWlthsdjust_system.

6 - Not required if equipped with maint_ance-fme

batter,/.

7 - _ghten

front axle pivot bclt to 35 ft_bs maximum¸

Do not ovedighten.

LUBRICATION CHART

The warranty on this tractor does not ._ Spindle

cover items that have been subjected to

operator

abuse or negligence.

To receive -

Zerk F';"

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P, Front ----'r-, r full value from the warranty,

operator

must Wheel _'_.

maintain tractor as instructed in this Bearing manual.

Some adjustments

will need to

be made periodically to properly maintain

zerk

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W-._..__FrontWheeL_

_ _--Spindle Zerk _.

'__J Bearing Zerk

Engine _, your tractor.

in the Service and Adjust-

ments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season,

Once a year you should replace

the

spark plug, clean or replace air filter,

and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.

BEFORE EACH USE

Check engine oil level.

Check brake operation.

Check tire pressure.

• Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation.

• Check for loose fasteners.

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A Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"

Section

18

IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bear-ings.

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 sparing y.

"rRACTOR

Always

observe

safety rules when performing any maintenance.

BRAKE OPERATION

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be ad-

justed.

(See 'q-O ADJUST BRAKE" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

IMPORTANT:

To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star

on mandrel assembly.

• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer

and flat washer in exact order as shown.

Tighten bolt securely (27-35

Ft. Lbs.

torque).

TIRES

• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires

(See "PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).

Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect

control chemicals which can harm rubber.

Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp

objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage.

NOTE:

To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant

may be purchased

from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM

Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If

your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately.

The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position.

• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine.

• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine.

• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the

seat.

BLADE CARE

For best results mower blades must be

kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.

BLADE REMOVAL

Raise mower to highest position to

allow access to blades.

Remove

hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade.

Install new or resharpened

blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown.

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IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat treated.

Mandrel

Trailing \

Blade Assembly

Edge Up_

Flat Washer,,_,_

_"_'Hex

*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be

identified by six lines on the bolt head.

TO SHARPEN BLADE

NOTE: We do not recommend

sharpening blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced.

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced.

An unbalanced

blade will

cause excessive

vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

The blade can be sharpened

with a file or on a grinding wheel.

Do not attempt to sharpen while it is on the mower.

To check blade balance,

you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer.

(When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer).

NOTE:

Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may

appear to be centered,

but are not.

Slide blade onto an unthreaded

portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt

or pin parallel with the ground. If blade

is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the

heavy end until the blade is balanced.

5/8" Bolt or Pin

_

Bolt (Grade 8)*

Center Hole

Blade

tar

BAI-rERY

Yourtractorhas a battery chargingsystem which is sufficientfor normaluse. 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.

TO CLEAN BATI'ERY AND TERMINALS

Corrosion and dirt on the battery

and

terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.

Open battery box door.

• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.

• Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

• Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.

Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING

BA-I-FERY" in the SERVICE AND

ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).

V-BELTS

Check V-belts for deterioration and wear

after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary.

The belts are not adjustable.

Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

TRANSAXLE COOUNG

The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling.

Do not attempt

to clean fan or transmis-

sion while engine is running

or while the transmission is hot.

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

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 your nearest authorized service center/department.

2O

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG or

SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.

@AE VISCOSITY

GRADES

NOTE:

Although multi-viscosity oils

(5W30, 10W30

etc.) improve

starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will

result

in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil

level more frequently

to avoid possible engine damage

from running low on oil.

Change the oil after every 25 hours of

operation or at least once a year if the

tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.

Check the crankcase oil level before

starting the engine and after each eight

(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/

dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH.

Be sure tractor is on level surface.

Oil will drain more freely when warm.

Catch oil in a suitable container.

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.

Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil.

Remove

drain plug.

After oil has drained completely,

replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.

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. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened

securely for accurate

reading.

Keep oil at "FULL"

line on dipstick.

Oil Fill Cap/

€'_ Dipstick

0il

_j.

CLEAN AIR SCREEN

Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine

damage

from overheating.

Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.

ENGINE COOLING FINS

Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage

from overheating.

• Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine.

• Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt.

• Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins.

To reassemble, reverse above procedure.

i Housing

Screws

Screws

A

Reinstall pre-cleaner

over cartridge.

• Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

• Remove cartridge nut.

• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface.

If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

• Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s).

IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge.

They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.

Do not oil cartridge.

Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge.

_ Cover Knob

cover-

Foam _t

_/Cartridge

Pre-Cleaner

_

..._

_" Paper

Cartridge

Base

DipstickTube

Assembly

air screen

Plug

MUFFLER

Inspect and replace corroded muffler and

spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUGS

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first.

Spark plug type and gap setting

are

shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

AIR FILTER

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season.

Service paper cartridge

every

100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first.

Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.

Remove knob(s) and cover.

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

Slide foam pre-cleaner

off cartridge.

Wash it in liquid detergent

and water.

Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.

• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.

If very dirty or damaged,

replace precleaner.

IN-UNE FUEL FILTER

The fuel filter should be replaced

once each season.

If fuel filter becomes

21

clogged,

obstructing fuel flow to carbure-

tor, replacement is required.

With engine cool, remove filter and plug

fuel line sections.

Place new fuel filter in position in fuel

line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.

Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clam.ps

are properly positioned.

Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.

Clamp _Clamp

Fuel Filter _

CLEANING

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 to clean your tractor unless the

electrical system,

muffler, air filter and

carburetor are covered to keep water out.

Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.

CAUTION:

Before performing any service or adjustments:

Depress

clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.

Place

motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

• Place attachment

clutch in "DISENGAGED"

position.

Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.

Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely

stopped.

• Disconnect

spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come

in contact with plug.

TO REMOVE MOWER

Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.

• Place attachment

clutch in "DISEN-

GAGED" position.

Move attachment

lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position.

Roll belt off engine

pulley.

Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing retainer spring.

Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.

Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs,

• Disconnect front links from deck by re-

moving retainer

springs.

Raise lift lever to raise suspension

arms. Slide mower out from under trac-

tor.

IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the

tractor, remove the front links.

TO INSTALL MOWER

Raise attachment

position.

moval instructions.

lift lever to its highest

Slide mower under tractor with dis-

charge guard to right side of tractor.

Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

Install mower in reverse order of re-

Retainer

Suspension Arms

Clutch

Rod

Engine Pulley

Front Link

Retainer

Spring

Anti-Swaybar

Retainer Springs

(Both Sides)

Retainer Springs

(Both Sides)

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TO LEVELMOWERHOUSING

Adjustthe mowerwhile tractor is parked on level groundor driveway. Makesure tires are properlyinflated(See "PROD-

UCTSPECIFICATIONS'_.If tiresare over or underinflated,you will not properlyadjust your mower.

SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT

Raise mower to its highest

position.

• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground.

Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other.

• If adjustment

is necessary,

make ad-

justment on one side of mower only.

To raise one side of mower, tighten lift

link adjustment

nut on that side.

To lower One side of mower, loosen lift

link adjustment

nut on that side.

NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment

nut

will change mower height about 1/8".

Recheck

measurements after adjusting.

Bottom Edge of

Bottom Edge of

Mower to _=_=_Mowerto

_ _V ,oun0

A_-_.'"'_

Ground

Line V-J-F

-A

• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are

equal in length.

Both links should be approximately

10-3/8".

If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link.

To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"

on both front links an equal number of turns.

When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower

at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"

against trunnion on both front links.

To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links.

Tighten nut "E" on both front links an

equal number of turns.

When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower

at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against

trunnion on both front links.

Recheck

side-to-side adjustment.

Mandrel

o o

o oo

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

Arm

Nut "F"_ _____Nut "E"

FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT

IMPORTANT:

Deck must be level side-to-

side.

If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary,

be sure to adjust both

front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side.

Trunnien_-_

/_

Front Links

Trunnion

TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE

BELT

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 and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown.

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced

without tools.

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

BELT REMOVAL-

Remove mower from tractor (See "TO

REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of

23

this manual).

• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

Pull belt away from mower.

BELT INSTALLATION

• Install new belt in reverse order of re-

moval.

Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides.

Mandrel

Pulley

• Install mower in reverse order of re- moval

instructions.

Idler

Pulleys

Pulley

TO ADJUST BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adjust-

able brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle.

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet

stopping distance at high speed in high-

est gear, then brake must be adjusted.

Depress clutch/brake pedal and en- gage parking brake.

Measure distance

between brake

oper-

ating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.

• 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".

• Road test tractor for proper

stopping

distance as stated above.

Readiust if necessary.

If stopping distance is still greater than six (6)feet in highest gear further maintenance

is necessary.

Con-

tact your nearest authorized service center/department.

With Parking Brake "Engaged"

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT

Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

For assistance,

there is a

belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.

Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of this manual.)

Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.

Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.

Pull belt toward front of tractor and re-

move downward

from around engine

pulley.

Install new belt by reversing above pro-

cedure.

Engine_

Pulley

_\

O,=chlng,d,eru

Stationary Idler--......

_1

Nut g Arm

Do Not touch this nut. If further brake adjust-

ment is necessary contact your nearest autho-

rized service center/department

24

TRANSMISSION

MENT

REMOVAL/REPLACE-

Should your transmission

require removal for service or replacement,

it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor.

See "PURGE

TRANSMISSION" of this manual.

in the Operation section

TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LE-

VER ADJUSTMENT

The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment

should not

be necessary.

If for any reason the motion control lever

will not hold its position while at a selected speed,

it may be adjusted as follows:

• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.

• Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward.

Hold motion control lever in that

position and turn engine off.

• While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt.

Move motion control lever to the neutral

(N) (lock gate) position.

Tighten

adjustment bolt securely.

NOTE: If additonal clearance is needed to get to adjustment

bolt, move mower aeck

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:

Loosen the adjustment

bolt.

Move the motion control lever 1/4 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

instructions in the Assembly

manual.

section of this

FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER

The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber,

contact your nearest authorized

service center/department.

TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS

Block up axle securely.

Remove

axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose).

Repair tire and reassemble.

On rear wheels

only: align grooves in

rear wheel hub and axle.

Insert square key.

Replace

washers and snap retaining ring securely

in axle groove.

Replace axle cover.

NOTE:

To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts

dealer. 13re sealant also prevents tire dry

rot and corrosion.

Washers

Retaining

Rin

__

Axle Cover

_,

"_ Square Key

(Rear Wheel Only)

TO START ENGINE THAT HAS A WEAK

BATTERY

MENT

/

TO ADJUST

.--_-.

1

STEERING WHEEL

,Adjustment

Bolt

If steering wheel crossbars

are not

Gate

ALIGNhorizontal

(left to right) when wheels are

positioned

straight forward,

remove steering wheel and reassemble per

_CAUTION:

Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases.

Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials

away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries.

If your battery is too weak to start the en-

gine, it should be recharged. (See "BAT-

TERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).

If "jumper

cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:

IMPORTANT: Your tractor Is equiped with

a 12 volt negative

grounded system. The

other vehical must also be a 12 volt nega-

tive grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicals.

25

TO A'I-FACH JUMPER CABLES -

Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis.

• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.

• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE OR-

DER -

BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

• Red cable last from both batteries.

Positive Terminal Negative Terminal

Install new battery

with terminals in

same position as old battery.

First connect RED battery cable to posi-

tive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.

Connect

BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex

bolt and keps nut. Tighten

securely.

Close battery box door.

Seat Pan

Battery

Door Box

Keps

Bolt

Baffery

Positive Terminal

Negative Terminal

REPLACING BATTERY

_,

CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings,etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.

Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door.

Disconnect

BLACK

battery

cable first

then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.

Positive (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

• Raise hood.

Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the

backside of the grill.

Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill.

Close

hood.

INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS

Loose or damaged

wiring may cause your

tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.

Check wiring. See electrical wiring dia-

gram in the Repair Parts section.

TO REPLACE FUSE

Replace with 15 amp automotive-type

plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located

behind the dash.

26

TO REMOVEHOODANDGRILLAS-

SEMBLY

• Raise hood.

Unsnap

headlight wire connector.

Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at

sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor.

To replace, reverse above procedures.

\

O

Headlight

Wire

Connector

ENGINE

Manintenance,

repair, or replacement

of

the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair estyablishment or individual.

Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.

TO ADJUST THRO'I-rLE CONTROL

CABLE

The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary.

Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable.

If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:

• With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position.

Slowly move lever from choke to fast position.

Governor

Contr_

Governor

Control Plate

• 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.

TO ADJUST CARBURETOR

NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission.

It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap.

Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap.

The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle.

The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary.

However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load.

If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:

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.

IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight.

PRELIMINARY SETIING

• Air cleaner assembly must be as-

sembled

to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.

• Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above).

FINAL SEI-FING

• 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 counterclockwise until engine runs rough.

Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions.

Release throttle lever.

Clamp

Screw

Holes "A'

Throttle Cable

27

ACCELERATION

TEST

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 en- gine accelerates smoothly.

High speed stop is factory

adjusted.

Do

not adjust - damage

may result.

IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the en-

gine 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 adjust-

ing, contact your nearest authorized

service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any

necessary

adjustments.

idle Speed

Screw

Valve With

Limiter

Throttle

Lever

28

Immediatelyprepare

your tractor for stor-

age at the end of the season or if the trac-

tor will not be used for 30 days or more.

_CAUTION:

Never store the tractor with gasoline

in the tank inside a building

where fumes may reach an open flame or

spark. Allow

the engine to cool before

storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR

Remove

mower from tractor for winter

storage. This will allow you to clean it thoroughly.

Remove all dirt, grease, leaves,

etc. Store in a clean, dry area.

• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance 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.

BATTERY

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

BATTERYAND TERMI-

NALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

After cleaning,

leave cables disconnected and place cables where they

cannot come in contact

with battery terminals.

• If battery is removed from tractor for

storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential

fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel

filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

Also, experience indicates that alcohol

blended

fuels

(called gasohol or using

ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to.separation

and formation o

acids during storage. Acidic

gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.

Drain the fuel tank.

Start the engine and let 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.

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 carbure

tor. Do not drain the gas tank and carbure-

tor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm)

and replace

with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE"

in the Maintenance section of this manual).

CYLINDER(S)

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.

Replace with new spark plug(s).

OTHER

Do not store gasoline from one season

to another.

• Replace

your gasoline can if it starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline wil cause problems.

If possible, store your tractor indoors

and cover it to give protection from dust

and dirt.

Cover your tractor with a suitable protec

tive cover that does not retain moisture.

Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe, which allows condensation to

form and cause your tractor to rust.

IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm.

29

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

Will net start

:HART

CAUSE

• Out of fuel,

Engine not "CHOKED" prop-

. e[ly.

• Engine flooded.

Bad spark plug.

Dirty air filter.

• Dirty fuel filter.

• Water in fuel.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Carburetor out of adjustment.

CORRECTION

• Fill fuel tank.

See 'q'O START ENGINE" in

Operation section.

• Wait several minutes before at-

I.

tempting to start.

• Clean/replace air filter.

• Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

Check all wiring.

• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in

Service and Adjustments section.

• Contact an authorized service center.

Hard to start

Engine will not turn over

Engine clicks but will

not start

Loss of power

Engine valves out of adjustment.

Weak or dead battery.

Dirty air filter.

Bad spark plug.

Dirty fuel filter.

Stale or dirty fuel.

Loose or damaged wiring.

• Carburetor out of adjustment.

Clean/replace air filter.

Replace spark plug.

Recharge or replace battery.

Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

Check all wiring.

• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in

Service and Adjustments section,

• Contact an authorized service center.

• Engine valves out of adjustment,

• Clutch/brake pedal not de-

pressed.

Attachment clutch is engaged,

• Weak or dead battery.

• Blown fuse.

• Corroded battery terminals.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Faulty ignition switch.

• Faulty solenoid or starter.

Faulty operator presence

switch(es).

, • Depress clutch/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.

• Contact an authorized service center.

• Weak or dead battery.

Corroded battery terminals.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

Recharge or replace battery.

Clean battery terminals.

Check all wiring.

• Check/replace

solenoid or starter.

• Cutting too much grass/too fast.

Throttle in "CHOKE" position.

• Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

• Dirty air filter.

• Low oil level/dirty oil

Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.

• Adjust throttle control.

• Clean underside of mower

housing.

Clean/replace air filter.

Check oil level/change oil.

I

30

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Loss of power

(cont'd)

CAUSE

• Faulty spark plug.

Dirty fuel filter.

• Stale or dirty fuel.

• Water in fuel.

Spark plug wire loose.

Dirty engine air screen/fins.

• Dirty/clogged muffler.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Carburetor out of adjustment.

• Engine valves out of adjustment.

CORRECTION

• Clean and regap or change

spark plug.

Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

• Connect and tighten spark plug

wire.

i Clean engine air screen/fins.

• Clean/replace muffler.

• Check all wiring.

See "To Adjust Carburetor" in

Service and Adjustments

section.

Contact an authorized service center.

Excessive

vibration

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

Bent blade mandrel.

• Loose/damaged part(s).

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.

• Replace blade mandrel.

• Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.

• Check wiring, switches and connections.

If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department.

Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with at tachment clutch engaged

Poor cut uneven

Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

Mower blades will not

rotate

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

Mower deck not level.

• Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.

• Bent blade mandrel.

• Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of

grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

• Obstruction in clutch mechanism.

• Worn/damaged mower drive belt.

• Frozen idler pulley.

• Frozen blade mandrel.

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.

• Level mower deck.

• Clean underside of mower housing.

• Replace blade mandrel.

• Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

• Remove obstruction.

Poor grass discharge • Engine speed too slow.

• Travel speed too fast.

• Wet grass.

• Mower deck not level.

• Low/uneven tire air pressure.

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

• Rep,-_e mower drive belt.

• Replace idler pulley.

• Replace blade mandrel.

• Place throttle control in "FAST"

position.

Shift to slower speed.

• Allow grass to dry before mowing.

• Level mower deck.

• Check tires for proper air pressure.

• Replace!sharpen

blade. Tighten blade bolt.

31

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

Poor grass discharge

(cont'd)

CHART

CAUSE

• Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

Mower drive belt worn.

Blades improperly installed.

Improper blades used.

Headlight(s) not

working (if so

equipped)

• Clogged mower deck vent

holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

• Switch is "OFF".

Bulb(s) burned out.

Faulty light switch.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Blown fuse.

Battery will not

charge

Loss of drive

Engine "backfires"

when turning engine

"OFF"

CORRECTION

Clean underside of mower

housing.

Replace

mower drive belt.

Reinstall

blades sharp edge down.

Replace with blades listed in this

manual.

Clean around mandrels

to open

vent holes.

Bad battery cell(s).

Poor cable connections.

Faulty regulator (if so

equipped).

Faulty alternator.

Freewheel control in "disen-

gaged" position.

Motion drive belt worn, dam-

aged or broken.

Air trapped in transmission

during shipment or servicing.

• Engine throttle control not set

at "SLOW" position for 30

seconds before stopping engine.

• Turn switch "ON".

• Replace bulb(s).

• Check/replace light switch,

Check wiringand connections.

Replace fuse,

Replace battery.

Check!clean

all connections.

Replace regulator.

Replace alternator.

Place freewheel control in "en-

gaged" position.

Replace motion drive belt.

Purge transmission.

Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30

seconds before stopping en- gine.

32

SCHEMATIC

TRACTOR"" MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

n

D

BATTERY

BLACK

i .....

I

/

I

I

RED

STARTER

L (

IGNITION

SWITCH

L

......

-J

CLUTCH / BRAKE

(PEDAL UP)

I

w_-_

- i

_

I

J

J,

SEAT SWITCH

(NOT OCCUPIED)

GROUNDING

GONNECTOR

__

I

IGNITION

UNIT

(2 PLUGS ON

TWIN CYL ENGIN_S_

_QUIPPED

wITH

IS

ALTERNATOR

sYSTEM'

"rile

LIGHTS ARE NOT

CONNECTED

TO THE

oWN

ELECTR

CAL SOU

.

BECAUSE OF THIS, THE

BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS

_

_'TOR

"_ _

IGNmON SWITCH

_"D"_"mnED UP, THE LIGHTS

_CBECOME

THEIR BRIGHTEST.

GONNEGTION_'

_,u,"

OFF pO_G

3 + M + L

flON_

H CIRCUIT -MAKE"

RUN

B + L +'--_S h'O_E

WIRING

INSULATED

CUPS

SULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR

1 NOTE: IF WIRtNG IN

ULDBEREPLACEOTO pROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.

1

HEADLIGHTS

_K

33

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

21 22

24

43

41

i

I

I

I i i i

70

25

33

34

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

144925

2 74760412

4 ST[To51125

8 156417

16 153664

19 S'rD551125

20

73350400

21 166182

22 41523

24 4799J

25 146147

26 166180

27 73510400

28 4207J

29

121305X

30 140301

31 124211X

32 141226

33 109310X

40 166145

41 71110408

42 131563

43 145673

44

7364O400

45 121433X

52 141940

70

166659

DESCRIPTION

Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP

BoltHex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4

Washer LockHv,/Helical 1/4

Case Battery

Switch, InterlockPush-In

Washer Lock 1/4

NutJam Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Hamess Asm Light W/4152j

Bulb Ught #1156

Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red

Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red

Fuse 15 AMP

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black

Switch Plunger Nc Gray

Switch Ign 4 Pos

Nut Ignition

Cover Sw Key BIk 1 25 Text SLT

Key Ign Molded Craftsman

Harness Ign Man CI Am Hm 97

Bolt Btk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2

CoverTerminal Red

So_nc4d

Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Ammeter Rectangular6 Amp

ProtectionWire Loop

HarnessEngine

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

35

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

58

28

12

54

74

_3

36

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

64

74

140

142

143

144

145

191

--

54

55

57

60

31

37

38

39

51

52

53

25

26

28

29

30

12

13

14

17

18

9

10

11

3

4

5

1

2

139976

17490508

139886

139887

73800400 •

19091416

145201

161464

145202

STD522507

72140606

154798

STD541437

158418

165867

154966

154207

156524

74780612

5479J

165583

14(_56

17490612

19131216

155272

161917X013

S'T'[To33710

155927

145660

155934X010

17490608

144983X558

126938X

19131312

s'rD541437

145198X558

155217)(599

151287X558

Chassis

Drav/asr

Sctew,Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4

Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge

BumperHood/Dash

Dash

Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4

Panel, Dash, LH.

Clip TinnermanGrilleP/L

Panet, Dash, R.H.

ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

HoodAssembly

Bumper Hood

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge

Nut

Gdlle w/Clips MS-558

Lens, Gdlle

Fand/Ftrast Pnt STLT N HLD 558

Bracket, Fender Support

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.

Pivot Bracket Assembly, R.H.

Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC

Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Grille PickoffLH

Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8

Bracket Grille Picketf RH

Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4

DashLowerSTLT

Nut Crownlock 3/8016 UNC

BracketSuspensionFront

Plate ReinforcementSTLT

BracketSwaybar Chassis

BracketPnt Foetlast STLT

Rod PivotChassis/HGod

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 3/4 Gr. 5

Plug, Button

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

37

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

57 51

72

70

116

151

51

61

16

95

52

77

75

38

53

105

27

157

55

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2 142431

3 144698

8

165866

10

76020416

14

STD551125

16 73800500

18

74780616

19 738(X)600

21 106933X

22 145627

24 73350600

25

106888X

26 19131316

27 76020412

28

145204

29 124236X

30 130807

32 74760512

34 155071

35 120183X

36 19211616

37 1572H

38 131494

39 74760644

40 4470J

41

165838

42 19131312

47

127783

48 154407

49 123205X

50 74760624

51 73680600

52

73680500

53 105710){

55 105709X

56 74760620

57 141416

59 140312

61 17496612

62 B883R

63

140186

64 71170764

65 10040700

66

154778

70 134683

DESCRIPTION

Transmission (See Breakdown)

HydroGear Model 319-0500

Spring,Return, Brake

Pulley,Transmission

Rod, Shift

Pin, Cotter 1/9 x 1

Washer Leck 1/4

Nut, Lock Hex w/Ins 5/16-18

UNC

BoltHex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr.5

Nut, Lock Hex w/Wsh 3/8.16

UNC

Knob Rd, 1/2-13 Pletc.Tnds.

BIk.

Rod, Brake

Nut

Spnng, Rod, Brake

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ca.

Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4

Rod, ParkingBrake

Cap, ParkingBrake

Bracket,Transmission

Bolt Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4

Shaft, Foot Pedal

Bearing,Nylon

Washer

Pin, Roll

Pulley, Idler, Flat

Bolt

Spacer, Split

Keeper, Belt, Idler

Washer13/32 x13/16 x12 Ga.

Pulley, Idler, V-Belt

BellorankClutchGmdDrustl

Retainer, Belt

Bolt

Nut

NutCrownlock 5/16-28

Link, Clutch

Spring, Return, Clutch

Bolt,Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1-1/4

V-Belt, Drive

Keeper, Belt, Center

Bcrew,Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Type

TT

Cover, Pedal

Pulley,Engine

BoltHex 7/16x4Gr.

5

Washer

Keeper, Belt Engine Hydro

Guide, Belt, Mower Drive RH

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

71 141417

72 19132012

73

141418

74 121199X

75 121749X

76 12000001

77 123583X

78 121748)(

81 16.5595

82 165711

83 19171216

84 165816

89 164890X428

90

124346X

93

142564

94 140462

95

144643

96 4497H

97 144201

98 73510600

103

73.940800

104

141421

105

71070516

108 17541026

109 145(398

116

72110610

145

74490540

146 74490536

147 74490524

150 165850

151 19133210

156 166002

157 153236

158 1&5588

159 165494

160 19292016

161 72140406

162

73680400

163 74780416

164 19091010

165

.165623

166 166880

168 165492

169

165580

DESCRIPTION

Strap, Torque, Lh

Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12

Strap, Torque, Rh

Spacer, Split

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16

Ring, E

Key, Square

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16

Shaft Asm Cross

Spring,Torsion

Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 G

Unk TransaxJe

Console, Shift

Nut Seff-Thd Wshd 1/4

Line Fuel

Fan T'

Control Asm Bypass Hydro

Spring, Retainer 1"

Keeper, Belt Rb

Nut Keps 3/8-16 UNC

Nut, Hex JamTeplock 1/2

UNF

Arm, Control Pump 500 Hy

Bolt, Head Hex 5/1.6 x 18 ',

Screw Hex Wb Hd #10-24

5/8

Adapter Fan

Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16

1/4

Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 GI

Bolt Hex 5/16-19 x 2-1/4

Bolt Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-

Bushing Bellcrank Grd Dri\

Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10

Washer 5/16 x 1.0 x 1.25

Bolt Shoulder5/16-18unc-.'

Bracket Shift Mount

HubTapered Flange Shift

Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 1_

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3

Gr. 5

NutCrownlock1/4-20 Unc

Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 x 1

Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 G

Bracket Pivot Lever

Screw 6/16 x 1,0 x .125

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x ._

Plate Fastener Cross Sha

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. in¢

1 inch = 25.4 mm

39

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

STEERING ASSEMBLY

. o::-

,

-.

: / ..... l.......

_41 ll

44

I

4O

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

STEERING ASSEMBLY

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

63

65

66

67

68

79

80

46

47

51

54

62

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

28

29

30

32

36

37

22

23

25

26

27

11

13

15

17

18

19

8

9

10

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

19131416

17490612

STD561210

130465

155099

152927

139769

19133808

STD541537

100711L

145054

121749X

153720

121232

6855M

STD541431

7478052O

167902

STD523710

154.7B0

1544O4

74781044

154429

19132012

74950612

139768

154427

156483

157473

62t56H

121748X

19272016

12000029

3366R

156438

_1137

154779

73901000

156546

57079

160395

165857

165851

154406

1268473(

136874

DESCRIPTION

SteeringWheel

Axte,AssemblySTMP DroppedSTL

SpindleAasembly,L.H.

SpindleAssembly, R.H.

Bearing,Race, Thrust, Hardened

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge

Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Ring, Klip

Bearing, Steering Co}umn

DraglinkExtended Stamped

Washer, Lock

BeedngAxle STLT/GT

Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC

Shaft Assembly, Staering

Washer, Thrust .515 x ,750 x .033

Support, Shaft

Screw, Hex Wsh Hd Ton(

PittmanShaft Assembly

Bracket, Steering

Bushing,Link, Drag

Gear, Sector

Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge

Screw,Thd, Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4

Pin

Rod,Tie

Bushing, Steering

Screw

Insert, Steering Wheel

Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge

Gripco Nut

Adaptor, SteeringWheel

Beet, Steering Shaft

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

ExtensionShaft Steering LR.LT

Cap, Spindle

Fitting,Grease

Nut Lock Hexw/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC

BoltRn Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4

Kit Steering Asm Service

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5

Spacer Axle

BearingArm Pitt[nan

Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4

Axle, Brace

Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.

Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

41

ENGINE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

2

3

81

4

38 78

33

33

2g

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT .

/

23

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

162157

17720410

4

137352

13 165291

14

1328(_24

15

13200300

16

STD551237

23

15988O

29

137180

31

10920P_X

32 158_90

33 123487X

35 17490512

37 137040

38

40 124028X

44 17490412

46 19091416

62 STD551131

72 71070512

78

17490620

81 128861

Control Throt/Ch Lh

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T

Engine(See Breakdown)

Briggs Model 28U707-1174-E1

Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt

Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated

Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt X 3"

ElbowStd 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt

Washer Lock Ext Teeth 3/8

Shietd Browning/Debris Guard

Arrestor Spark

Tank Fuel I 25 Fr

CapAsm Fuel Sears Vented

Clamp Hose BIk

Screw, Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt ,

Une Fuel 20"

Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)

Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line

Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4

Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga

Washer Lock HW Hlcl Spr 5/16

Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4

Screw "Fndrol3/8-16xl -1/4 Tytt

Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut

NOTE: _1 component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

43

SEAT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

KEY

NO.

1

4

6

6

2

3

10

11

7

8

9

PART

NO.

140122

140551

STD5237t0

19131610

145006

STD541437

124181X

17490616

19131614

155925

166369

DESCRIPTION

Seat 3350 BIk/olkCraftsman

Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)

Bo_tFin Hex 3/8-16ur_ X 1

Washer 13/'32X 3/4 X 10 Ga

Clip PushIn Hinged

Nut Hex Lockw/Ins 3/8-16 Unc

SpringSeat Cprsn 2 250 BIkZi

Screw Thdrol3/6.16 X 1Ty-tt

Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga

Pan Pnt Seat (blk)

Knob SeatAdj

Wingnut

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

12 121246X

13 121248X

14 72050412

15 134300

16 121250X

17 123976X

21 153236

22 S'['[To41431

24 19171912

25

127018)(

DESCRIPTION

BracketPnt MountingSwitch

BushingSnap Blk Ny150 Id

BoltRdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2

Spacer Split28 X 96 Z_nc

Spring

Cprsn

1 27

Blk

Pnt

Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zldc

BoltShoulder5/16-18 Unc-?_A

Nut He:<Lockw/Ins 5/16-18

Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.

BoltShoulder5/16-18 X 62

NOTE: AII compone_ dimensionsgivenin U.S. inches

1 inch= 25Amm

44

DECALS

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

13 10

13 6

2O

9

21

21

12

16

14

KEY

NO.

PART

NO,

1

2

3

4

6

8

9

10

12

13

14

156811

167179

1632oo

163202

133644

166887

163204

156439

146046

163250

1603_6

DESCRIPTION

Decal, Oper. Instr.

Decal, Replacement

Decal, Hood, R.H.

Decal, Hood, L.H.

Decal, CustomerMaintenance

Decal, Deck Mower EZ

Decal. Fender, Craftsman

Decal, FenderDanger

Decal, V-Bait Drive Schematic

Decal, Dash Panel

Decal, V-Bait Schematic

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

15

16

20

21

- -

- -

- -

- -

- -

165388

142341

149516

163205

138311

154515

166706

166707

165377

DESCRIPTION

Decal, Engine

Decal, Drawbar ConttorMovement Hyd LT

Decal BatteryDngr/Psn Eng

Decal, Fender Sd. Wht

Decal, LiftHandle

Pad FootrestLH STLT

Pad Footrest RH STLT

Owner's Manual, English

Owner's Manual,Spanish

WHEELS & TIRES

5,a

4,10

11

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1 59192

2 65139

Cap ValueTire

Stem Value

3 106_22X

4 59904

Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service

Tube InnerFront#35060

5 106732X427 Rim Asm 6"frontWhite Service

6 278H FitUngGrease

7 9040H BearingRange

8

106108)(427 Rim Asm8"rearWhite Barvice

9

106268X

10 7152J

11 104757X

- 144334

Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service

Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service

Cap Axle BIk 1 50X1 00

Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgk,en in U.S. inches

I inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

11

13

19

13

6

13

31

32

19

20

2

3

6

5

/

./

/

/

/

I'

/

/'

8

7

15

20

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

159460

2 159471

3

105767X

4 1200(3002

5 19211621

6 120183X

7 125631X

8 122365X

11 139865

12 139866

13 4939M

15

127218

16

73350800

17 130171

18 73680800

19 139868

20

163552

31 140302

32

73540600

DESCRIPTION

Washer Asm Inner SpringW/Plunger

Shaft Asm. Lift

Pin Groove

E Ring#5133_o2

Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.

Bearing Nylong

Gdp Handle Fluted

Button Plunger Read

Unk Asm Lift LH.

Link Asm Lift R.H.

Retainer Spdng

Unk Front

Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc

Trunnion BIkZinc

NUt Crownlock1/2-13 Unc

Arm Suspension Mower

Retainer Spdng

Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Spherical

Nut Crownlock 3/8-24

NOTE: A]I componentdimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

47

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270660

17

58

4 36

31

106 "_

102 103 105

lo3- \/i_,/

101/_.p,_"

# /

|

104 106

4

\

21

16

14_

18

,18

29

28

21 22

_/3

24

27

48

MOWERDECK

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

44

45

46

48

49

50

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

26

27

28

20

21

22

23

24

25

14

15

16

17

18

19

9

10

11

12

13

4

5

6

8

KEY PART

NO.

NO,

1

2

3

164961

STD533107

138017

40

41

43

128774

110485X

140_29

72110610

72140505

132827

159770

STD541431

134753

131267

105304X

'f23713X

110452X

130968

19111016

138440

S'TD624008

130832

850857

_1137

14(_g6

134149

129895

137645

131491

157722

12g_63

153535

137266

STD533717

133835

131494

19131316

_1437

133551

140063

!400e8

_400_

137729

133944

155066

131340

DESCRIPTION

MowerHousing

Bolt

BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,

Front

BracketAssembly,Sway Bar

RetainerSpdng

Arm, Suspension,Rear

Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25

Grade 8

Washer, Lock

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching

Bearing, Ball

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,

Vented (Includes Key

Number6}

Housing, Mandrel, Vented

Beadng, Ball, Mandrel

Stripper,Vented Mower Deck

Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt,Shoulder

Baffle, Vortex

NutCrownlock5/16-18 UNC

Stiffener Bracket

Bracket, Deflector

Cap, Sleeve

Spring,Torsion,Deflector

Nut, Push

Shield, Deflector

Washer 11/32x5/3x 16

Gauge

Rod, Hinge

Screw

Thdrol

Head

Washer, Spacer

Pulley,Mandrel

Nut, Toplco_, Ranged

Bolt

Fasther, Chds_as Tree

Pulley, Idler, Flat

Washer t3/32x 13/16x 16

Gauge

NutCrownlock3/8-16 UNC

Rod, Pivot, with Nibs

Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with

Nibs

Guard, Mandrel, L.H.

Retainer

Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8

Washer, Hardened

RollerAssembly,Cam Follower

Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 6

KEY PART

NO, NO.

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

92

101

102

103

104

105

56

58

59

67

68

71

72

73

74

51

52

53

54

55

127845

160570

127498

153701

7335O6OO

1420_8

120958X

1.56064

7214062O

S'T'D541437

136420

71161010

19061216

STD551110

160793

106

2029J

123

15z o

129 19131312

130 b--"T'{_3710

131

132

141

- -

STD541410

139888

131845

133943

155046

122052X

140G66

141043

16_113

144200

149.427

131870

127847

121748X

12000O29

128g03

STD533710

1913,:_o0_

62661-1

130794

164963

DESCRIPTION

Locknut

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, Idler

Spacer, Retainer

Spring,Torsion Brakes

Guard, TEN Idler

Knob Custom Oval

V-Belt

Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs

Spdng, Return

Arm, Clutch,Secondary

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16

Gauge

Ring, Klip

Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x

1.44

Keeper,Spdng

LeverASm.ClutchPriPImST/.

Bushing,Large, Brass

Spring,Mower Clutch

Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc

Trunnion,Adj.

Washer Sintered

Keeper Belt Idler

BoJt Carnage 3/6-16 x 2-1/2

Nut

MulcherCover

Screw

Washer #10

Washer, Lock

LatchAssembly, Bagger

Nut,Weld

Washer Felt

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 G

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 q

5

Bolt, RBHD SQNK 3/8-16 UN(

1

Spaser Washer 13/32. I.D. x !

3/80.0.

xl/4

Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230

MandrelAssembly(Includes

Key Numbers8-10, 12-15, 31

and 32)

Mower Deck,Complete (Standard Deck, Order Separately

Mulcher Plate Components,t_

Nos. 101-106)

NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S.inches

1 inch= 25.4 mm

49

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

HYDRO TRANSAXLE

- - MODEL NUMBER 319-0500

58

19

23

1

139

37

43

18

\,

28

99 \

52

53

98

99

/ 900

5O

4

113"

35

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

HYDRO TRANSAXLE

- - MODEL NUMBER 319-0500

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

24

25

26

27

28

29

13

14

16

17

18

19

23

30

34

35

36

37

38

39

7

8

9

4

5

6

1

2

3

142986

142987

142932

142926

142933

142934

142935

150771

142937

142938

142939

142940

142941

150772

150773

142944

142945

142946

150774

142948

142949

142950

150787

142951

142952

142953

142954

142955

150777

DESCRIPTION

Housing, Lower

Assembly, Upaer Housing

Seal, Lip

Ring, Wire Retaining

Ring, Retaining

Searing, Shaft Barl

Bearing, Cradle

Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13

Swashplate,Variable

Brock,Cylinder Assembly

Arm,Trunnion

Seal, Lip

Guide, Slot

Shaft, Motor

Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16

Block, Cylinder Assembly

Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7

Actuator, Bypass

Center Section Assembly Kit

Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8

Ring, Retaining

Washer

26 x 35 x 1

Nut, Jam

Oil Filter Element

Arm, Bypass

Ring, Retaining

Arm, Actuating

Pin, Actuating

Bott 5/16-24 x 1-3/4

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

40

41

43

44

52

53

56

58

59

150778

142958

142884

142990

142991

142961

142963

142964

142965

62

63

64

68

69

92

9G

142966

142967

142920

142969

144610

142977

142978

98

99

142993

142976

113 142917

114 142918

119 142980

134 144607

135

144608

139 150775

140 150776

900 140607

Locknut,He)( 6/16-24 UNJC

Brake Rotor/Stator Kit

Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060

DifferentialAssembly

Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13

Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250

Shaft, Input

Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.36

Pin .50D x .43 IO x .750

Arm, Control

Puck, Dampener

SetScrew

Spring

Stud 5/16-24

Spring, Block

Washer, Block Thrust

SleeveSearing

Seal, Wiper

Cap, Vent Assembly

Fitting,O-RingAssembly

Spacer

Nut, Castre 5/16-24

Pin, Cotter

Spring,Compression

Nut, Hex 5/16-24

Transaxle- Complete

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

51

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1

230

614

230

718

63_

2 6® [email protected]

337

307

"A"REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS

TO INSTALL.

SEE REPAIR

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

1026

52

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E

127 138 106 987 95 117 634 634A

O

137

_51

142

121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT

1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT

123_

,Jr REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS

TO INSTALL

SEE REPAIR

INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

142

1270

53

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1

523

423

3

@

20 634A 842 524 868 868A

467

_524

304

305_ 468

1022 "_,

_=_

358 GASKET SET

51

977

171

_

535

445

7224

_)

75

334

646_

_

284

e_l

333 I

54

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E

474

201

1019 LABEL KITJ

11036 LABEL KIT-

EMISSIONS I

[1058 OWNER'S MANUALI

783

728

615

802

544

55

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1 496412

2 399265

3 391086

4 494238

5 495858

7 273280

8 495735

9 27803

10 94621

11 281246

12 271916

271997

271996

13 94728

15 94239

16 4.98971

94196

20 291675

22 94624

23

492326

24

25

26

27

28

222698

495860

495977

4.95978

495979

495854

495852

495851

495855

263129

498319

498320

29

494504

495490

32

94695

32A

33

34

35

37

4O

45

46

51

94648

495856

4,95857

262811

2245O2

224641

262411

496884

272465

52

272569

53

75

78

87

93

94

95

94637

225136

94832

491323

281346

94O98

DESCRIPTION

Cylinder Assembly

Bearing, Cylinder

* Seal Oil

Base, Engine

Head, Cylinder

*** Gasket, Cylinder Head

Breather Assembly

* Gasket, Valve Cover

Screw, Sems

Tube, Breather

* Gasket, Crankcase Cove_ .015"

* Gasket, Crankcase Covel .005"

* Gasket, Crankcase Covel .009"

Screw, Cylinder Head

Plug, Oil Drain

Crankshaft

Timing Gear Key

* Seal, Oil

Screw, Sems, Base Mounting

Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly, Magneto

Key, Flywheel

Piston Assembly, Standard Size

PistonAssembly, .010" Oversize

Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize

Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize

Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size

Ring Set, Piston, .010" Oversize

Ring Set, Piston, .020" Oversize

Ring Set, Piston, .030" Oversize

Lock, Piston Pin

Pin Assy., Piston, Standard Size

Pin Assy., Piston, .005" Oversize

Rod Assembly, Connecting

Rod Assembly, Connecting,

.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore

Screw, He)( Washer Head,

1-57/64

Screw, He:<Washer Head, 1-5/8

Valve, Exhaust

Valve, Intake

Spring, Valve

Guard, Fly,#neel

Retainer, Valve Spring

Tappet, Valve

Gear, Cam

**** Gasket, Carburetor

(Carburetor to Elbow)

*** Gasket, Carburetor

(Elbowto Cylinder)

Stud, CarburetorMounting

Washer, Spring

Screw, Pan Head

* Seat, Govemor Shaft

Bushing, ThroftlaShaft

Valve, Needle

** Screw, Throttle

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

98

495800

104 231789

105

231855

106 231854

108 224558

108A 224540

111 262715

117 232118

232119

121 499233

Screw, Idle Speed

** Pin, Float Hinge

** ValveFleat

** Seat, InletValve

Valve, Choke (Lmt 153)

Valve, Choke (Lmt 154)

Spring Choke (Lmt 155)

** Jet, NeadleValve(Std.)

Jet, Needle Valve (Hi-AIt.)

Carburetor Overhaul Kit

123 94913

125 499153

127 - - -

130 224539

131 494379

133

494381

Valve, Throttle

Shaft and Lever, Throttle

Float, Carburetor

137 281165 **** Gasket, Float Bowl

138 281164 **** Washer, Bowl

141 495097

Screw, Elbow Mounting

Carburetor Assembly

** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)

141A

142

495931

232117

146 94196

164 214047

Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-A-

Matic)

Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-A-

Mai_c)

** Nozzle, Carburetor

Key, 13mingGear

Elbow, Carburetor

166 94555

171 281051

186 493496

187 298099

188 94627

192 492160

201 262767

209 260695

216 262766

219 490815

222 495611

224 94905

Stud, RockerArm

Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting

Connector, Hose

Une, Fuel (Cut to Suit)

Screw, Seres

ScrewAssembly, RockerArm

Link,Governor

Spring, Governor

Unk, Choke

Gear, Governor

Plate, Governor Control

Screw, Sems, Air Cleaner

225 4.95157

227 493935

230

94742

232 262785

238 262836

240 394358

265

221535

284 94704

Crank, Governor

Lever Assembly,Governor

Washer, Governor Crank

Spring,Governor Link

Cap, Valve

Filter, Fuel (In Fuel Une)

Clamp, Casing

Screw, Hex Head

*

Included in Gasket Set (495993)

**

Includedin Carburetor )cat(499233)

***

thcluded in both Gasket Set (495993) and

Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)

****

Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor

Kit (499233) and Carburetor Gasket Set

(494385)

NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

56

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660

BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174

KEY PART

NO, NO.

294

910068

304 496280

306

94786

306 225020

307 94930

309 497595

310

497602

311 497608

333 495859

334 94731

337 491055

346 93705

356 497708

358 495993

363 19203

383 89838

423 94903

446 4,93909

467 493903

468 494439

474

393474

482 93621

503 806000

510

497606

523 495230

524 281370

525 496113

535

272403

537 281106

544 497603

552 491966

562 94907

592

231978

601

93053

614 93,306

615 263080

618

2_280_

634 494453

634A 494455

635 280872

646 224546

657 94906

663 94620

718 230192

726 399676

727

490324

728 94951

729 281390

729A 225170

741 2_

DESCRIPTION

Screw, Set

Housing, Blower

Screw, Hex, Head,

BlowerHousingMounting

Shield, Cylinder

Screw, Cylinder Shield

Motor, Starter

Sort, Thru

Brush Set

Armature, Magneto

Screw, Sems, Armature Mounting

Plug. Spark

Screw, Hex Head

Wire Assembly

Gasket Set

Puller,Rywheel

Wrench, Spark Plug

Screw. Sems

Cartridge, Air Cleaner

Knob, Air Cleaner

Screen, Flush Rotating

Stator, Alternator

Screw, Sems

Strap, Starter

Drive, Starter

Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler

* Seal, FillerTube

Tube, Oil Filler

Element, Filter

* O-Ring, AJrC/ear}er

Armature, Starter

Bushing,GovernorCrank

Bolt,Carriage

Nut, Hex

Clamp, FuelPipe

Pin, Cotter

Retainer

Spring,Choke Return

** Seal, SpringAasy.

** Seal, SpringAssy.

Beat, Spark Plug

Brace, Air Cleaner

Screw, SanlS

Screw, Serf-Tapping

Pin, Dowe}

Gear, Ring

(IncludesMountingHardware)

Cover, Starter

Screw, Torx_

Clip.Wire

Retainer,Wire

Gear, Timing

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

757 213098

758

399691

759

298909

761 94593

783

280104

801 394856

802 497605

803 497(Y]4

842 27(}920

847 496415

851 224110

868 494435

868A 272610

871

262835

Link, Counterweight

Counterweight Assembly

Pin, Counterweight

Screw,Counterweight

Gear, Starter

Cap, Drive

Cap, End

Housing, Starter

* Seal, Oil Filler Cap

Fill Group, Oil

Terminal, Ignrdon Cable

*** SealAssembly, Valve

*** Gasket, Vatve

Bushing,Guide (Intake & E

haust)

Cover,Air Cleaner

Body,Air Cleaner

Diode and Connector Asea

Solenoid

872

281361

875 4_62

877

393456

947 497672

965

94010

975 4,95933

977

494385

987

281166

1005

291400

1006 224413

1019

4,-,°6758

1022

272475

1023 224552

1026 494432

4,95136

1029

224554

1033

4_0992

Nut, Hex

BowlAssembly, Carburetor

Carburetor Gasket Set

** Seal, Throttle Shaft

Fan, Flywheel

Retainer, Fan

Label Kit

*** Gasket, Cover

Cover, RockerArm

Rod, Push, Intake

Rod, Push, Exhaust

Arm, Rocker

Valve Overhau[ Krt

1034 495248

1036 499364

1044 94673

GutdeAssembly,Push Ro

Label Kit, Emissions

Screw,HexHeap

1054

270723

1058

2"726_3

1090 497607

"tie,Cable

Manual,Owner's

Retainer. Brush

1091

281364

Cap. LJmiter

2500 28N707-1026 ReplacereentEngine

---496050 Replacereant Sh_

RPM Settings: Low:1650-1850, High:3200-3400

*

Ir}cluded in Gasket Set (495993)

**

Inciuded in Carburetor Kit (499233)

***

Inc_odedJr}both Gasket Set {495993) and

Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)

****

Includedin Gasket Set (495993), Carbure

_ (499233) and CarburetorGasket Set

(494385)

NOTE: All componentdimensionsgivenin U.S. ir

1 inch = 25.4 mm

57

58

O1

(o

SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,

NOT ACROSS HILL

_

_U_

!_ _

Operate your Tractor up and dowp the face of slopes (not J greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme

I

caution when changing direction on slopes.

For in-home major brand repair service:

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1-800-4-MY-HOME sM (1-800-469-4663)

Para pedir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio

1-800-676-5811

In Canada for all your service and parts needs call

Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces

1-800-665-4455

For the repair or replacement

parts you need:

Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days a week

PartsDirect sM

1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278)

Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio

1-800-659-7084

For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area:

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1-800-488-1222

For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance

Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement:

Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday

1-800-827-6655

p-

8£ 8

Home Central sM

166706 Rev. 3 8.20.99

JH/RH Printed in U.S.A.

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