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
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
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 ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications
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Assembly
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Operation ............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ......................
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY'
Maintenance
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18
Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting
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30
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering .....................
Back Cover
2
2
5
8
11
18
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
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
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
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.
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Estates,
IL 60179
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone,
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
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• 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 necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop_offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do 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 allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
•
•
•
•
•
• 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.
if
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.
• 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.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!I! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS iNVOLVED.
_, CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
M_NTENANCEAGREEMENT
GASOUNE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE30
API-SF/SG/SH):
CUSTOMER
(above 32°1=)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
Champion RC12YC
GAP:.O3O")
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement is av
able on this product, Contact your near
Sears store for details.
INTAKE:
.003"-.005"
EXHAUST: .005"-.007"
GROUND SPEED
FORWARD: 0 - 5.7
(MPH):
REVERSE:
TiRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: t2PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BA'N'ERY
5 AMPS HEADUGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR: 25
MIN. CCA:190
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
27-35 FT. LBS.
0- 2.7
RESPONSIBIUTIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions
under
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
sections
rules.
maintair
tractor.
"Mainte
of this
_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).
ITORQUE:
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to
give you the best possible dependability
and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians
and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions wilt enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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PARTS BAG CONTENTS
SHOWN FULL SIZE
(1) Large
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
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(1) Knob
(1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
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PARTS BAG CONTENTS
SHOWN FULL SIZE
(2) Lock Washers #10
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
i
#10
(2) Weld Nuts
(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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(2) Latch Hook
Assemblies
Video
Cassette
Steering
Insert
J_
Wheel
SteeringWheel
Steering
Wheel
Steering Mulcher
Boot
Plate
a
Manual
Adapter
,C_
(2) Keys
Steering .:
Extension i
Shaft
i
i
a
Pads Bag
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
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) Utility knife
(1) Phiflips Screw(1) _re pressure
driver
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).
• 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.
Insert
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
SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
Washer
OFF
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
3/8 Lockwasher
Large Flat
_
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.
5/16Locknut
_
j5/
- _
Lower Steering.._./_
_,..
_."-..,
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
structions.)
Label
Door
Terminal
INSTALL
SEAT
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.
TO DRIVE
Shoulder
Bolt
Flat
Washer
TO ROLL TRACTOR 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.
TRACTOR
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 parking brake.
• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECK
Seat
Seat Pan
Adj
Knob
• Place freewheel control in freewheelin_
position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forwardoff skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
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.
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
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.
Weld Nut From
The Top
Weld
_
Hook
_
7Points
LockVasher
_.
Screw
Nat _'_
_
Down
_--/_/Jl_._.
Latch_17
/
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Latch
Hook
_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
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 freewheel 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,
regular unleaded
gasoline.
,I Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,I It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and
transmission
purging instructions
(See
'q'O START ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
.ooXJ.J\ ,,--we,,,,,,,
Lock Washer
Washer _ _ _
Mulcher Plate
_
Washer
Screw
Deflector
Latch Hooks
f
!0
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
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATFACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATrACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
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
ATrACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
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.
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 "ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control _
_
"Br aKe
- "
Position
_- _
_
Clutch/Brake
Pedal "Drive"
Position
"Engaged" Position
-_
_--_._ J._<-'/_ "Disengaged"
._...'"_J'_
Position
""_'_'__/
"( ,,_"_ ;_:_Park,ng
Brake
",_',
\V/"Engaged"
/
"Disengaged"
Position
..........
Control Lever
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment 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 depressed.
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".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF' position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "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 comp=etely, as oescnoea aoove, oerore leaving 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 desired 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 approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches dur-
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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
height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
to desired
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 - disenA_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_--_
Position
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel
control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at
the rear drawbar 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
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.
Attachment Lift
Lever High Position
BEFORE
CHECK
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STARTING
ENGINE
THE
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.
__.
•
Position
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
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Low Position
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•
For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Mainte-
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again.
If engine still does not start, move the
throttle control back to the choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
• 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
nance 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 deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting.
_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
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
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
Service and Adjustments
manual.
clutch to "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting
procedures
below.
15
section
of this
PURGE
TRANSMISSION
_ILCAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel
lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation 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
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position
and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat
this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this 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 parking 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 forward; after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately five (5)
feet return the motion control lever to
the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control
three (3) times.
• Your tractor is now purged
for normal operation.
MOWING
lever
and ready
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 distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower 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 recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular
to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
FILL iN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
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SERVICE
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
_
Check Operator Presence and
Intedeck Systems
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Fasteners
T
Lubrication Chart
A0
Sharpen/Replace
CheCk
Battery Level
Mower Blades
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C_ean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle
Cooling
I_
Adjust Blade Bait(s) Tension
I_s
AdjuSt Motion Drive Bert(s) Tension
Check Engine Oil Level
Change
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Engine Oil
E
Clean Air Filter
N
Clean Air Screen
I_1_,:
_1_ Inspect Muffler/Spark/vrester
Replace Oil Fi_ter (If equipped)
N
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Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark PJug
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ReplaCe Air Filter Paper Cartridge
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Replace Fuel Filter
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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.
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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
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
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full value from the warranty, operator must
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maintain tractor as instructed in this
Bearing
manual. Some adjustments will need to
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be made periodically
to properly maintain
your tractor.
All adjustments
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be
checked at least once each season,
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
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A Refer to Maintenance
"ENGINE"
Section
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.
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
Engine _,
_
new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
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Zerk _.
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•
•
•
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"rRACTOR
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).
Always observe safety rules when
performing
any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q-O ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
IMPORTANT:
treated.
Trailing \
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
Mandrel
Blade
Assembly
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
_._"_
_'_
Lock
Washe_
Flat Washer,,_,_
_
_"_'Hex
tar
Bolt (Grade 8)*
*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
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.
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.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
Hole
Center
Edge Up_
Center Hole
REMOVAL
Blade
• 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.
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
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BAI-rERY
ENGINE
Yourtractorhas a battery chargingsystem LUBRICATION
which is sufficientfor normaluse. However, 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 transmission 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
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.
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
Oil Fill Cap/
€'_
Dipstick
0il
_j.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner
over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
Drain
Plug
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.
• 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.
• Use compressed
air or stiff bristle brush
to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins.
• To reassemble,
reverse above procedure.
i Housing
Screws
Screws
A
DipstickTube
Assembly
CARTRIDGE
air screen
_
Cover Knob
_/Cartridge
coverFoam _t
Pre-Cleaner
..._
_
_" Paper
Cartridge
Base
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Plug
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 pre21
cleaner.
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.
IN-UNE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
• 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
• Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
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,
Retainer
Suspension Arms
Clutch
Rod
Engine Pulley
Front Link
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Swaybar
22
TO LEVELMOWERHOUSING
Adjustthe mowerwhile tractor is parked
on level groundor driveway. Makesure
tires are properlyinflated(See "PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS'_.If tiresare over
or underinflated,you will not properlyadjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
• 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.
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment
is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower One side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• Recheck
side-to-side
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck
ing.
measurements
Bottom Edge of
Mower to _=_=_Mowerto
oo
o
o
o
after adjustBottom Edge of
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Oro.n°
_ _V ,oun0
A_-_.'"'_
adjustment.
Mandrel
Ground Line V-J-F
-A
Arm
Nut "F"_
FRONT-TO-BACK
_____Nut
"E"
ADJUSTMENT
Trunnien_-_
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally
so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
/_
Front Links
TO REPLACE
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
MOWER
BLADE
Trunnion
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL-
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.
• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel
idler pulleys.
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pulleys and
• Pull belt away from mower.
• Install mower in reverse
moval instructions.
BELT INSTALLATION
• Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Mandrel
Pulley
order of re-
Idler
Pulleys
Pulley
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
TO REPLACE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable 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 highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake operating 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. Contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
MOTION
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• 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 remove downward from around engine
pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
Engine_
Pulley
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
_\
O,=chlng,d,eru
Stationary Idler--...... _1
Nut
g Arm
Do Not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/department
DRIVE BELT
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TRANSMISSION
MENT
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallation and before
operating the tractor. See "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation section
of this manual.
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
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL LEVER 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
• 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
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
Rin
TO ADJUST
MENT
.--_-.
TO START
BATTERY
STEERING
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
THAT HAS A WEAK
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
,Adjustment
Bolt
WHEEL
ENGINE
"_
_CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Neutral
1
_,
Axle Cover
Gate
/
__
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
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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 negative grounded system. Do not use your
tractor battery to start other vehicals.
TO A'I-FACH JUMPER
CABLES
-
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) 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.
• 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
DER BLACK
CABLES,
REVERSE
Seat Pan
OR-
cable first from chassis and
Battery
Door Box
then from the fully charged battery.
• Red cable last from both batteries.
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Keps
Bolt
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
Baffery
Positive Terminal
REPLACING
Negative (Black) Cable
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
Negative Terminal
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
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
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.
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
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TO REMOVEHOODANDGRILLASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• 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
• 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.
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.
Headlight
Wire
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:
Connector
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.
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
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
• Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor adjustments.
• Be sure the throttle control cable is ad-
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_
\
Holes "A'
SETIING
justed
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 counterclock-
Governor
Control Plate
O
wise until engine runs rough. Turn
valve to a point midway between those
two positions.
Release throttle lever.
Clamp •
Screw
Throttle Cable
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ACCELERATION
• Move throttle
TEST
idle Speed
Screw
control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous• If you think the engine-governed
high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary
adjustments.
Valve With
Limiter
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Throttle
Lever
Immediatelyprepareyour tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
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.
_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
• 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.
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.
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
• 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
tor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• 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.
• 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
TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery terminals.
• 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.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protec
tive cover that does not retain moisture.
ENGINE
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.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
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:HART
TROUBLESHOOTING
Will net start
CORRECTION
CAUSE
PROBLEM
• Out of fuel,
• Engine not "CHOKED" prop. e[ly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
I.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
•
•
•
•
Engine will not turn
over
tempting
to start.
Replace spark
plug.
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.
•
•
•
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
• Fill fuel tank.
• See 'q'O START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before at-
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
•
•
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
•
•
• Engine valves out of adjustment,
•
• Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged,
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
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.
, • Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
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.
Engine clicks but will
not start
• Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
• 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
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
(cont'd)
• Faulty spark plug.
CORRECTION
• 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.
Excessive vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• 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.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s). Replace
damaged parts.
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with at
tachment clutch
engaged
• Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
Poor cut uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to open
vent holes.
• 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.
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
• Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
• Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Remove obstruction.
• Engine speed too slow.
• 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.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
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• Rep,-_e mower drive belt.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor grass discharge
(cont'd)
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
•
• Improper blades used.
•
Replace
manual.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
•
Clean around mandrels
vent holes.
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch,
Check wiringand connections.
Replace fuse,
Battery will not
charge
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
Replace battery.
Check!clean all connections.
Replace regulator.
• Freewheel control in "disengaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn, damaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during shipment
or servicing.
Place freewheel control in "engaged" position.
Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle control not set
at "SLOW" position for 30
seconds before stopping engine.
Move throttle control to "SLOW"
position and allow to idle for 30
seconds before stopping engine.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
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•
•
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
with blades listed in this
to open
Replace alternator.
Purge transmission.
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SCHEMATIC
BLACK
BATTERY
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(PEDAL UP)
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SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
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GROUNDING
GONNECTOR __
PLUG
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGIN_S_
IGNITION
UNIT
_QUIPPED wITH IS
A S_PE.CIAL
ALTERNATOR sYSTEM'
"rile LIGHTS ARE NOT
_
CONNECTED TO THE
_'TOR
"_
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BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
OUR TRAC
BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS
IGNmON
SWITCH
OFF
3 +M +L
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pO_G
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RUN
B+ L
NONE
B+L
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B + L +'--_S h'O_E
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_CBECOME
THEIR BRIGHTEST.
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HEADLIGHTS
_K
GONNEGTION_'
CUPS
SULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED
SERVICING OF UNIT, 'THE"( SHO
1 NOTE: IF WIRtNG IN
ULDBEREPLACEOTO
pROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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WIRING INSULATED
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NO.
DESCRIPTION
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74760412
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153664
S'rD551125
73350400
166182
41523
4799J
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166180
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7364O400
121433X
141940
166659
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
28
58
12
54
_3
74
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
165583
14(_56
17490612
19131216
155272
161917X013
S'T'[To33710
155927
145660
155934X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
s'rD541437
145198X558
155217)(599
151287X558
139976
17490508
139886
139887
73800400 •
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
72140606
154798
STD541437
158418
165867
154966
154207
156524
74780612
5479J
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
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
64
74
140
142
143
144
145
191
--
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
GROUND DRIVE
57
51
72
70
116
151
51
61
52
16
53
95
27
77
55
157
105
75
38
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
8
10
14
16
142431
144698
165866
76020416
STD551125
73800500
18
19
74780616
738(X)600
21
106933X
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
145627
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
145204
124236X
130807
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
74760624
73680600
73680500
105710){
105709X
74760620
141416
140312
17496612
62
63
64
65
66
70
B883R
140186
71170764
10040700
154778
134683
KEY
NO.
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
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
93
94
95
96
97
98
103
141417
19132012
141418
121199X
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748)(
16.5595
165711
19171216
165816
164890X428
124346X
142564
140462
144643
4497H
144201
73510600
73.940800
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
UnkTransaxJe
Console, Shift
Nut Seff-Thd Wshd 1/4
Line Fuel
Fan T'
104
105
108
141421
71070516
17541026
109
116
145(398
72110610
145
146
147
150
151
156
157
158
159
160
161
74490540
74490536
74490524
165850
19133210
166002
153236
1&5588
165494
19292016
72140406
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
73680400
74780416
19091010
.165623
166880
165492
165580
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 1Bushing 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
Control Asm Bypass Hydro
Spring, Retainer 1"
Keeper, Belt Rb
Nut Keps 3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Hex JamTeplock 1/2
UNF
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. in¢
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
•. o::-
,
- - MODEL NUMBER
-.
:/ ..... l.......
_41
I
ll
44
4O
917.270660
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
139768
154427
156483
157473
62t56H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
156438
_1137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
1268473(
136874
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
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: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
ENGINE
2
3
81
4
38
78
33
33
23
2g
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
/
.
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
40
44
46
62
72
78
81
PART
NO.
162157
17720410
137352
165291
1328(_24
13200300
STD551237
15988O
137180
10920P_X
158_90
123487X
17490512
137040
124028X
17490412
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17490620
128861
DESCRIPTION
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
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270660
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
10
11
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
140122
140551
STD5237t0
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
155925
166369
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 SeatAdjWingnut
KEY
NO.
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
S'['[To41431
19171912
127018)(
BracketPnt MountingSwitch
BushingSnap Blk Ny150 Id
BoltRdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split28 X 96 Z_nc
SpringCprsn1 27 BlkPnt
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: AIIcompone_ dimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25Amm
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
DECALS
13
13
10
6
2O
9
21
21
12
16
14
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
8
9
10
12
13
14
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
156811
167179
1632oo
163202
133644
166887
163204
156439
146046
163250
1603_6
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
NO.
WHEELS & TIRES
15
16
165388
142341
20
21
- - -- - -
149516
163205
138311
154515
166706
166707
165377
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
- -
5,a
4,10
11
PART
NO.
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106_22X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108)(427
106268X
7152J
104757X
144334
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'sManual, English
Owner'sManual,Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Cap ValueTire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube InnerFront#35060
Rim Asm 6"frontWhite Service
FitUngGrease
BearingRange
Rim Asm8"rearWhite Barvice
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: Allcomponentdimensionsgk,en in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
8
/
/'
/
/
./
/
I'
/
3
13
2
6
6
11
5
13
19
20
13
20
19
15
31
32
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
159460
159471
105767X
1200(3002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73680800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
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
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
DECK
4
36
106 "_
102
103 105
lo3- \/i_,/
31
# /
101/_.p,_"
|
104 106
58
17
21 22
_/3
24
16
28
29
14_
,18
18
4
\
21
48
27
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270660
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
164961
STD533107
138017
MowerHousing
Bolt
BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,
Front
4
5
6
8
138440
S'TD624008
130832
850857
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
Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Toplco_, Ranged
Bolt
Fasther, Chds_as Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer t3/32x 13/16x 16
9
10
11
12
13
_1137
14(_g6
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
128774
110485X
140_29
72110610
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
'f23713X
110452X
130968
19111016
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
131491
157722
12g_63
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Gauge
40
41
43
_1437
133551
140063
44
45
46
48
49
50
!400e8
_400_
137729
133944
155066
131340
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
PART
NO.
51
52
53
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
122052X
140G66
141043
16_113
144200
149.427
131870
127847
121748X
75
76
12000O29
128g03
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
127845
160570
127498
153701
7335O6OO
1420_8
120958X
1.56064
7214062O
S'T'D541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
123
15z o
129
130
19131312
b--"T'{_3710
131
STD533710
132
1913,:_o0_
141
--
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
1
43
58
37
139
18
\,
28
99 \
23
98
19
53
52
99
/ 900
4
35
113"
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270660
HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319-0500
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
16
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
38
39
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
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
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
40
41
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
92
9G
98
99
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
900
150778
142958
142884
142990
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142977
142978
142993
142976
142917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
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
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
917.270660
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
230
614
230
718
307
63_
"A"REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
337
2 6® 6@
1026
52
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL
127
O
138
106 987
95
_51
117
634
917.270660
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E
634A
142
137
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
KIT
123_
1270
142
,Jr REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL
SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
53
KIT
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
3
523
20 634A
917.270660
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
842
524
868 868A
@
423
1022 "_,
467
171
_=_
_
535
358 GASKET SET
445
51
_524
977 CARBURETOR
137 GASKET SET
7224
304
_)
305_
75
468
646_
334
e_l
54
284
_
333 I
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
917.270660
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E
474
201
1019
LABEL
11036 LABEL KIT[1058
OWNER'S
KITJ
EMISSIONS
I
MANUALI
783
728
615
802
544
55
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
PART
NO.
496412
399265
391086
494238
495858
273280
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
4.98971
94196
291675
94624
492326
222698
495860
495977
4.95978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
27
28
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
917.270660
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174-E1
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
NO.
PART
NO.
98
104
105
106
108
108A
111
117
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
495800
231789
231855
231854
224558
224540
262715
232118
232119
499233
94913
499153
-- 224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495097
141A
495931
142
146
164
166
171
186
187
188
192
201
209
216
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
*
**
***
****
232117
94196
214047
94555
281051
493496
298099
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
490815
495611
94905
4.95157
493935
94742
262785
262836
394358
221535
94704
DESCRIPTION
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
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
**** Gasket, Float Bowl
**** Washer, Bowl
Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-AMatic)
Choke, Shaft Kit (Choke-AMai_c)
** Nozzle, Carburetor
Key, 13mingGear
Elbow, Carburetor
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
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
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
294
304
306
910068
496280
94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
225020
94930
497595
497602
497608
495859
94731
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
446
467
468
474
482
503
510
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
614
615
618
634
634A
635
646
657
663
718
726
491055
93705
497708
495993
19203
89838
94903
4,93909
493903
494439
393474
93621
806000
497606
495230
281370
496113
272403
281106
497603
491966
94907
231978
93053
93,306
263080
2_280_
494453
494455
280872
224546
94906
94620
230192
399676
727
728
729
729A
741
490324
94951
281390
225170
2_
NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1174
DESCRIPTION
*
*
**
**
917.270660
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
NO.
PART
NO.
757
758
759
761
783
801
802
803
842
847
851
868
868A
871
213098
399691
298909
94593
280104
394856
497605
497(Y]4
27(}920
496415
224110
494435
272610
262835
DESCRIPTION
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)
872 281361
Cover,Air Cleaner
875 4_62
Body,Air Cleaner
877 393456
Diode and Connector Asea
947 497672
Solenoid
965 94010
Nut, Hex
975 4,95933
BowlAssembly, Carburetor
977 494385
Carburetor Gasket Set
987 281166
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
1005 291400
Fan, Flywheel
1006 224413
Retainer, Fan
1019 4,-,°6758
Label Kit
1022 272475
*** Gasket, Cover
1023 224552
Cover, RockerArm
1026 494432
Rod, Push, Intake
4,95136
Rod, Push, Exhaust
1029 224554
Arm, Rocker
1033 4_0992
Valve Overhau[ Krt
1034 495248
GutdeAssembly,Push Ro
1036 499364
Label Kit, Emissions
1044 94673
Screw,HexHeap
1054 270723
"tie,Cable
1058 2"726_3
Manual,Owner's
1090 497607
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: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. ir
1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
58
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SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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NOT ACROSS HILL
O1
(o
_
_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
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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