Owner's Manual _ I:R-nFTSM.gll o 17.0 HP ELECTRIC STAR'T 42" MOWER 6"SPEED TRANS_XLUE- LAWN TRAG TOR Modet N_. 917.270711 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product,Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Une 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Nlaintenance......................................... 18 Varrar_-_ ..... -. ............................... . ........ 2 _afety Rules ........................................... 2 : Service and Adjustments ...................... 22 _rodObTS p°eCifiC_ti'on_ '...._ ......'...:.. :...::....5 Storage ................................................. 28 ssembly,.. ...... ,.-,-,-,---.,---..------,--.-...... 8 Troubleshooting.................................... 29 )peration .............................................. 12 Repair Parts ......................................... 32 Ylaintenance Schedule.._i_,',i_ .............. 18 Parts Ordering ..:.................... Back Cover .IMITF_,__TVyO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDII_G EQUIPMENT "ortwo (2) years from the date of I_umh_se, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is main=_ined, lubricated and tunedup according to the instructions in the owner's manual, ;ears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or ,orkmanship. "his Warra._n_ty_do__s 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. Ridingequipment used for commercial .IMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY or rental purposes. ON BATTERY "or ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equip lent proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the bat.=rywill not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty ;ervice on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from lie date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the ateof purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equiplent to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be availtble after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This varranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you i;pecific legal rights, and you may also have other dghts which may vary from state to ;tate. _ears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 ._ENERAL OPERATION • 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 tuming. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always tum off blades, s_eet parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. 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_wn by the blade. Be _ure _e area is clear of other people befom_owmg. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. 2 • Do notby to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. CHILDREN • •Tum off blades when not mowing. • Stol_engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial lighL • 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 trm'le_or truck. SLOPE OPERATION 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 '_ Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All sl.opes require extra caution. If you cannot back up th-e-_s-l_peo_ iT you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: responsible adulL • 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. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain_could overtum the machine. Tall • Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. SERVICE 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 recommen- • Useextra cam in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors am 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 rehJel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel dations forwheel 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 container inside where there is an open flame,such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed and proceed slowly strai.ght down the slope. area. • Keep nuts and belts, 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 oH or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before •" stodng,. • Stop and.inspect the.equipment H you strike an object. Repair, ifnecessary, before restading, DO NOT: • Do nottum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum 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 traet'N_'ffP_uld-_use sfiding. • " 3" " • Never make acljustments orrepairs with engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving pads or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with • Be sure the area is clear of other people be_f_or_e__owj.n.g, 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. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with -safemachine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another • responsible adult. • Be alert and tum machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. _Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONI!! BECOME AWAREI!! YOUR SAFETY !S INVOLVED. _CAUTION: In order to prevent accidentatst-arting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. 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 servicingthem. Check brake operation frequently. _ Adjust and service as required. • Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across. • Remove obstacles such•as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overtum the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • Do not tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. _WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of Caiifomia to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. ShoukJ you-e ,rk=nce anyproUem you.. .R0.u..or spE=RcA!n .s .... cannot easily remedy, please cor_tact your " nearest Sears Authorized Service Center. We have competent, well-trained technk clans and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The 125 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR CAPACITY - SAE 30 (above320F) SAE 5W-30 OIL TYPE instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES'. (below 32°F) OIL CAPACITY: 3;0 PINTS SPARK PLUG: Champion RC12YC MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT INTAKE: .003"-.005" A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. (GAP: .030") EXHAUST: .005"-.007" GROUND (MPH): SPEED FORWARD:, • I sT 2 ND 3 RD ................ 4 TM 5TM 6TM REVERSE: PRESSURE: .... SYSTEM: FRONT: REAR: CUSTOMER 1.2 1.5 2.4 3.5 4.8 5.4 1.5 • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's r.-'mual. _,WARNIhG: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ('_ any). If a spark an'ester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of Califomia the above is 14 PSI 10 PSI 3 AMPS BATTERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS AMP/HR: 25 MIN. CCA: 190 CASE SIZE: UIR BLADE BOLT RESPONSIBILITIES 27-35 FT. LBS. required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Cra_an Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured . to give you the.best possible depondab, ity ar;d performance. 5 PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE _'_'- lr (1) Large Flat Washer: (1) Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x I (1) Lockwasher 3/8 (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18x 1-1/4 @ (1) Locknut 5/16-18 (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 (1) Washer .17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Q (1) Knob 6 " - PARTS BAG CONTENTS,-SHOWN:FULL _ SIZE • (2) Screws /_ (2) Lock #10 x 5/8 _t_ Washem #10 (2) Weld Nuts #10 (2) Washem _/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge Parts packet separately in carton Parts Bag contents not shown full size _]ER. (_ (2) Washers (2) Shoulder _ 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Bolts (2) Centerlock Nuts (A' _f)) Seat (2) .Gauge -Wheels Cassette Steering Wheel Adapter Mulcher /?/_ Video i_" (_ - •Steermg Wheel _'_'_ I I I-, (2) Latch Hook Assemblies-:. Steering " Extension Steedng Wheel Insert Boot Shaft (2) Keys Slope Sheet i 7 Yot_rnew-tractorhasbeen assembledat the factorywithexceptionof thosepartsleft unassembledfor shippingpurposes.Toensuresafe andproperoperationof yourtractor all parts andhardwareyou assemblemust be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary TOOLS to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. REQUIRED FOR • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. • Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. • Remove protective 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. ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1_)9/16" wrench (1) Phillips Screw ddver (2) 1/2" wrench (1)Tirepressure (1) Pliers (1) Utility knife gauge (1) 3/4" wrench socket drive.mchet ....... When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR Insert Lockwasher 3/8 He_ Bolt FROM CARTON Large Flat UNPAeK-CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton (See page 6), • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four comers of shipping carton, and lay panels flat. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove. BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE _ EXTENSION SHAFT Stee__iill r Wheel OFF AND BOQT_ • 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 TOROLL 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. • Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Roll tractor forward off skid. WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Slide steering'wheel adapter onto steer--in g'_raft -e_tension. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. 8 ,tOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY Lift seat pan to _ position and open. Seat Pan Shoulder Bolt batteyJ>ox_door. • If this battery is put into service after month and year •indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge bat-, tery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY": in MAINTERat Washer NANCE section of this manual for charg- AdjustmentKnob ing instructions). INSTALL MULCHER PLATE • Install tWOlatchh0oks tOimUlcher plate Seat Pan using screw, washer, I_ Washer, and weld nut as shown. NOTE," Pre-assembla Weldnut to latch Battery Box ,Label hook by inseding weld nut fromthe top Door with hook pointing down. • Tighten hardware securely. -Terminal_ • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower de;.,_opening and slide into place, as shown. • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. INSTALL SEAT • Hook rear latch into hole on back of Adjust seat-beforetightening adjustment mower deck. knob. • Remove cardboard packing on seat pan. 4_CAUTION: Do not remove discharge guard from mower; Raise and hold guard • Place seat on seat pan and assemble •when attaching mulcher plate•and allow it shoulder bolt. _ghten shoulder bolt to rest onplate while in operation. •i securely. • Assemble adjustment knob andfiat Weld Nut Hook Points washer loosely. Do not tighten. The Top .,_ • Lower seat into operating position and Down sit on seat: Lock Weld Washer • Slide seat until a comfodable position is reached which allows you .topress Screw clutch/brake pedal all the way down. Latch • (_et off seat without moving its adjusted position. • - . .... _Ralse's_at and tighten adjustment knob .. . .. • Weld Nut securely. Washer [-Lock, Washer Washer Mulcher Screw. Deflector Shiekl Latch Hooks • 9 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE . The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PS! shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 5 of this manual. 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. _.SSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO • MOWER DECK The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck in proper position When opemting-rnower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance. • Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. _, Adjust-mewer-to_desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate holewithshoulder bolt, 318 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best Cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you leam how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See -TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Gauge Wheel MounUng Bracket 3/8-16 Locknut -..° 10 /CHECKLBT PLEASE REVIEW'rFIE CHECKEIS'P. ,/ FOLLOWING All assembly instructions have been completed. .,_ _ -. / No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum I hour at 6 amps). ,/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are propedy inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were • o_-rinftated at the factory). " ,/ Be sure ilrmwer deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best ,/ ,/ cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflatedfor ___veling). Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed propedy around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are propedy clamped. WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR," PA_" EXTRA A'I-I'ENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: 4' / ,/ Engine oil is at proper level. Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them "before you start the engine. 4' Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 11 Th6_sesymbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. ,= t BATrERY CAUTIONOR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED N H ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED HIGH KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOW MOWER UFT L c®) I LOW PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (Automatic Models only) 12 ;NOW YOUR TRACTOR IEAD THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND,SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YouR "RAC'r_R "ompa_ethe illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of arious controls and adjustments. Save this manual for futurereference. Ammeter Clutch Lever Ught Switch Ignition s Throttle/Choke Control J s Lift Lever % Plunger _.u_ral_ Pedal \ , © Attachment Lift Lever Parking Brake Height Adjustment Knob Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT cLUTCH _LEVER: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH: Tums the headlights on and off. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL: Used for starting and controlling engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position, HEI_JUS_rMENT KNOB: Used to adjusHtm, mower cutting height. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNmON SWITCH: stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). 13 Used for starting and 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 Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch, When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seatwithout first setting the parkingbrake will shut off the engine. TO SETPARKING BRAKE 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 pping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. • J)epress clutch/brake pedal into full -=BRAKE"position and hold. • Placeparking brake lever inENGAGED" position and ielease pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make-sure-parkingbrake will holdtractor secure. Throttle/Choke Control lever Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position _ "Disengaged" ClutCh/Brake _ _/Position TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. • Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move gearshift lever to desired position. Peda-I-"D_d_- -_-_:_./Parking Brake Position L "',_" \V_ "Engaged" _hifl "Disengaged" Adjustment "PositionLever Position Knob • Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. STOPPING MOWER BLADES - IMPORTANT: Bdng tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE- of your transaxle. TO ADJUST MOWER • To stop ground ddve_ depress clutch/Drake pedal into full "BRAKE" 7 position • --. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) positio-n. ENGINE - CUTTING HEIGHT The cutting heiOht iS controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. • Turn knob clockwise (G) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (O)to lower cutting height. 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. _. • 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'. • Tum ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when --le'_ tremor to prevent unauthodzed • Never use choke to stop engine. THROTTLE 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. 14 • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-t/2 inches dudng the cooLseason and to over3 inches during hot_nonths. For healthier andbetter looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be - mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator pres_ce-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. • Lowe_-r_o_-w_'li attachment lift control. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disen•gage attachment clutch control. Attachment Clutch Lever "Fngaged___ Position Attachment Lift Lever High Position _'( =Disengag_____Low . ACAuTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on wnowers.so equipped, or:the discharge guard in place. TO OPERATE ON HILLS: _kCAUTION: Do not drive up or down "hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any-slope_A slope guide at the back of your manual isprovided for your use. :" • Choose:the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. " • ••Avoidstopping or changing speed on i _."hillS,...i • " _.":..: .... " _ " _ve_loslower n isa ut position.: • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you: restart movemenL • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all tums slowly. TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutial (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. .'. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on •a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL • The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Remove oil fill cap/diPStick and wipe clean,reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level: If.necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See =OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Mainten•ance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE " • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, dean, 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 coM weather starling; _ necessary, j_usl_clutch/Drake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking broke. 15 _WARNING: ExPerience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or usi'ng-eth_mol 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 permanct amage may occur. AUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler nec_De not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the ta__nktothe engine. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to =DISENGAGED" position. • Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before Starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more thaR fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not stad 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 -- a_L_t tl'_load, restart the engine and _..._i!ow _to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLDWEATHER STARTING ( 50°F AND BELOW) • When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warmup period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing isattached 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 machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniformcutting. • When mowing large areas, start by tuming to the dght so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the-opposite direction making left hand tums untilfinished ° 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 heighL • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mowerand leave undesirable clumps. Allowgrass 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 geaHegive the mower the best cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. 16 * When operating:attachments, -i- ,speed • .For..l:_e_result,%adjustlhe mower cut-. ting.heigMso _lhe mower cuts off; onlytbe.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 thatan area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings..When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular tothe first cutpath. • Change your cuttingpattem from week - to weel_. Mow .northto south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. select a thatwm,s ttheterra ._ and give best pedormance tacit.. _ent beingused. of.the at- .( MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: Forbest 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 reduc6_-mTn _i_6so that as they fall onto the lawn they willdisperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with yourhighest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best rgcu_ng_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 andthe newly Cut area wgl not be exposed to the direct sun. 17 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE ICE DATES T Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems -. R Check for Loo_ Fasteners A Sharpan/ReplaceMowerBlade= T 0 Lubr_a.on Chat c_._€_ Batteryt.qMDI I/ R clean Battery and Tennirmls/Rectmrge V' Check Transaxle Cooling V' Adjust Blade Adjust Motion Check BE V e Ik_ ._ . V' t/, • V' V', " Belt(s) Tension ! Ks Drive Belt(s) Tension Engine Oil Level Muffler/Spark V' t/, ik_s V p V' Clean Clean AW Air miter Screen " Inspect N I_ and VP= V'= Attester i V' Rep_ o. RIt,.-(._._) Clean.Englne CoolingFins v_= Replace Spark _ Replace Air Filter Paper Plug Cartridge V p I_z I_i-e_l_F._l_lYilter I. 2. 3. Change moro often when operating under 8 heavy load or In high mmblent tmnPeratUreL Sefylr,,e more olten when operating kt dl_y _ dusty €ondttlom=. It equipped wtlh oil _ter, change ol ever_ SO haum. • GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value frbm the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once-a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better.and last longer. S - If equipped wl81 =dJtmtable system. S - Not rm_'Fdred If equipped with rrmbltemmce-froe batteqf7 -_ Imnt axle pl_t bolt to 3S It.-Ibe. maxlmwn. LUBRICATION CHART O Zerk Spindle Zerk Front Wheel • Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Bearing Zerk • Engine O Attachment Clutch Pivot(s) : O GearI I shift ' Pivots 0 SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OIL @ General Purpose Grease O Refer to Maintenance "Engine"Section BEFORE EACH USE • Check engine oil level. • Check brake operation. • Check tire pressure. • Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. • C_or Io_se fasteners. IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the selflubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated; use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 18 TRACTOR • TIghtan bolt securely (27-,35 Ft. Lbs. torque). Always observe safety rules when performing,any maintenance. IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heattreated. BRAKEOPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES Trailing • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" ' on page 3 of this manual).. • "Keep tires free of.gasoline, oil, Orinsect control-chemicals Whichcan harm rub- Lock Washer_._. Center Hole MandrelAssembly Rat Star <_<'Hex Bolt (Grade 8)* *A Grade 8 heat treated boltcan be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE ber, 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 unbalancedblade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grindingwheel. Do notattempt 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 instructionssupplied with bal- • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: :r_seaHire- punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractordoes-not function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless_the clutch!brake pedal is fullydepressed 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 runningand the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. •-The attachment clutch should never. operate unless the operator is in the seat.--: -; BLADE CARE For best results mower I_lades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged - blades. BLADE REMOVAL • Raise mower to I_[ghestposition to allow - access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. • Instal!.new orresharpened bladewith • trailing _up towards:deck as shown. IMPOFrrAN'ri To ensureproper assembly, Centerl:_oleih:blade must•align with star on-mmt!ltel as=embly.: • Re_mble' hex bolt, lockwasher and --tla_ash-_r in exact Orderas shown. • Blade ancer). NOTE: Do not use a nail.for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, butare 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 hod- . zontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen theheavy end untilthe blade isbaianced_ CenterHole / / Blade 5/8" Bolt or Pin BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficientfor normaluse.• Howew er, periodic charging of the .battery.withan automotive charger will extend its:life. . ::. • . KeeP battery andterminals clean..:.:- ..... • Keep.battery bol_,tighL : . •- Keep small.vent hOlesopen.. • "Recharge at 6-10 amperes fo_L1_hour.: " o 19 NOTE::l'h_odginal equipment TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classificationSF, SG or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oi!in a sui_ble container. • •Remove oil fill cap/dipstick, Be careful not to allow dirtto 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 =Ton page _ 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. battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attg_mptto open Or remove caps or covers. Addihg or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. • Open battery box door. • DisconnectBLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and -_,4ry_ - • • Clean terminals and battery cable ends withwire brush untilbright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Remstall,,ba=ttery(See =REPLACING BA'I-I'ERY in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deteriorationand wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace._be!ts_ ifthey begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG or -SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade • according to your expected operating temperature. Oil Drain AIR FILTER .. Your engine will not runproperly using a dirty ajrfllter. 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. SAE VLSCOSITYGRADES roll . "rEM_I_llJRE ,o. RANGE _T_ATED 8EFI_E. ,. NEXT OK.¢.,lt_C_ • Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, NOTE: Although multi:Viscosityoils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosityoils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. "Checkyour 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 hOursin one year, Check thecrankcase oil level before starti_ng-tlNi_ngil_eand after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dip:stlL"IL_ect_'ely each time you check the oil level. absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. • If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner. • Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. • Reinstallcover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Remove cartridge nut. . • Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.Clean base Carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. • Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 20 • Relns MUFFLER- .cover and secure _ 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. Inspect and replace corroded muffler+and spark armster ('d equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Cover Knob Cover ...... Cartridge _Base CLEANAIR 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 stubbom dried gum fibers. ENGINECOOUNG FINS Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent enginedamage from overheating. • Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. • Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirL • Use compressed air or stiff bdstle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. • To reassemble, reverse above proce, dure. "_Scr__ -Dip .Blower ,Housing - .". Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season Orrafter every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs r,'st. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICAT|ONS" on page 5 of this manual, IN-LINE FUEL RLTER - -The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes Cartridge Nut Pre-Clean Foam er#_ • dogged, 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. 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 ele¢-. trical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. Scrffws!_ mr screen Assemb / |-. Plug 21 .m. ,ACABTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: • [}epress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key'OFF" and removekey. • Make sure the blades and all movingparts 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 sid8 of tractor. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll b-el_o-ff:_-ng3ri_ pulley. • Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer spri_ngs_ .......... • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. • Raise liftlever 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. Clutch Retainer Clutch Rod Spring Suspension Arms Engine Pulley Front Unk \ Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Springs (Both Sides) Retainer Spdng 22 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adju_the mower while b'a_or, is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires _re pro_)erly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 5 of this manual). If tires are over or unclednflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. ' • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure heigM from bottom edge of. mower to ground. Distance ,A" on both si_=s ()f 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_oneside o.f mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full tum of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom of CudS-- • , .... • !_ _ • ff links am not equal in length, adjust one link to same lengthas other link. • To lower front of mower Iooasn nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "[7' is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "IF" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. "lighten nut =E" on both front links an equalnumberof turns. When distance "17' is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F= against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Mandrel Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom of Curl • rr't-lj Su pen io,', Nut'E' Nut,F" A,m " )" Trunnion FR "ONT.. TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: .=side. ment front level Deck must be level side-to _ !f_the following front-to-back adjustis necessary, be sure to adjust both links equally so m_wer will stay side-to-side. -To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximhtely 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highestposition. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D = directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of .. mowet:housir)g ._."_:shoWni:i.-- : " " '. _fqC!_lli_[Iganynecessary adjuSt. n_rits, ch_ that both front linksare -ec]1:1_in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". Front Unks TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Illustration Next Page) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL - • Remove mower fromtractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Work belt off both mandrel pu!leys"and idler Pulleys. ::: . .i : _,;:...' :-. :.:. , • Pu!lbeit a_yfr.O.m_:-m0. we:c: -... 23 BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of rer_ovat:. * Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. • Install mower in reverse order of " removal instructions. . Idler Pulleys Mandrel Pulley Mandrel Pulley TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stoppTn_oTst_h_:eat highspeed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and hut "A" on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen - jam nut and tum nut "A" untildistance becomes 1-1/2". Retightenjam nut against nut "A". • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if - necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, • . further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center. --. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from tmnsaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. Clutching Idl W'dh Parking Brake "Engaged" Sta_onary ,d,er_ Nut "A" Jam Nut Arm 24 _f " • Replace washers and snap retain'rag rRANSAXLE SHIFTER UNKAGEAND _DJUSTMENT The transaxle should _ in neutral when the ge ar-shift.Jever is in the neutral (N). :lock gate) position. The adjustment is )reset at the factory;,however, if adjust1lent is needed, proceed as follows: • Make sure tmnsaxle is inneutral (N). • Loosen two Iocknuts on tie rod. •-Tum center rod until gearshift lever falls into neutral lock gate on fender console. • Tighten Iocknuts securely. ringsecurelyin axle groove. • Replaceaxlecover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks; tire sealant may be purchased from your local pads dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers • Ret=n_ng R_ Neutral Lock Gate ! Axle Cover Locknuts TO START ENGINE BATTERY THAT HAS A WEAK &CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. Tie If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BA'I-I:ERY" in the MAINTENANCE sec- Transaxle TO ADJUST MENT "_Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) STEERING WHEEL tion of this manual). If=jumper cables', are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: JLIMPORTANT: Your tractor Is equiped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehical must also be a 12 volt AUGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheelsare positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicais. adjustable on your tractor.-.!f damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or TO ATI'ACHJUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cableto the POSITIVE (+)terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to -camber; contact your nearest authorized service center. TO REMOVE WHEEl: FOR REPAIRS the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. • Connect the other end of the BLACK • Block up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. the-Assemblysectionof this manual. JERONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not lose). TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER=: : • BLACK cable first from chassis and " • Repair tire and reassemble.• On.. _..ee_ only:.,align grooves_ in rear Wheel hub and axle. Insert square key.,':_ -_" then from the fully charged battery. • RED cablelast from both batteries. 25 Positive Term/.hal Hex Bolt Positive (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable TO REP=LACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the Charged Battery Positive Terminal Negative Terminal backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back intothe hole in the backside of the grill. • Close hood. REPLACING •BATTERY ACAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. •Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings,etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent-sparking from accidental grounding. ' • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • Disconnect BLACK batterycable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. •.-Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and nut as shown. Tighten securely. ConnectBLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex boR and nut. Tighter_securely. Close battery box door. Seat Pan Battery Box Door INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stoprunning, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY --;• Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedures. ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any •nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufac26 turer's service outlet. TOADJUST .'II'IROTTLECONTROL CABLE --. PREMMINARY The tl_o_ttle _controlhas been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as descn'bed below before loosening cable, if adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle - control lever from slow to cho!_e posi1ion. Slowly move lever from'choke to adjusted properly (see above). FINAL SETTING Governor Control Plate \ Holes "A" TO ADJUST Clamp Screw : Throttle Cable CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle)with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. _l'he carburetor has been'preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adj;_rstment may be required to compensate for differences in -fuel,'temperature, altitude or load. If the - • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (14)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- Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in govemor plate line-up. ff _oles_A " are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are alii)ned. Tighten clamp screw securely. ___Go_vemor_ .... Control Lever wise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 tum. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted; Do not adjust---d_,mage may resulL IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper enginespeed, overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous, if you think the engine<3ovemed high speed needs adjusting, contact.your nearest authorized serviceconter, which has proper equip.ment to make any necessary adjusbn, ents. Idle Speed Screw'- carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning idle mixture valve in !cloc kw_ise) decreases the supply of fuel to .,me engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. . Tuming the idle mixture valve out " . - (cou_.."terclockwisa)"mcreases the Supply of luel.tothe engine givi.nga richerfuel/air rnixture_. -.-----_- IM.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P_TAI_r: Damage to the needle valve afid _ sea_ in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. - bled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. • Be sure the throttle control cable is astpos, . • SETTING o. Air oleaner assembly must be essem- Valve W'_h. _r 27 Tl_rottle Lever Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. ,ACAI.rFION: Never store the tractorwith gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter st6r'ag_ 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 a_cTre_ie.cebelts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructionsin the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws am_sec_eLyfastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightlybefore painting. fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leadsto separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Drain the fuel tank. • Start the engine and let it run untilthe fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetorcleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable altemative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). •Tum ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. •- After a' period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. .. To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • 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 will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover itto give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. DOnot use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe, which allows condensation to form and cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM • IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts suqh as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel _, or tank during storage. Also, expe1_e ir_icates that alcohol blended 28 ROUBLESHOOTING CHART t-CAUSE CORRE¢;¥iON • Out of fuel -• Engine not =CHOKED" • Fill fuel tank. • See "TO START properly. • Engineflooded. Operation section. • Wait several minutes before • • • • • • • • Bad spark plug Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Waterin fuel ENGINE" in attempting to starL Replace spark plug. Clean/replace airfilter. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Engine valves out of adjustment. • 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 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. 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. Engine will not turn over • Clutch/brake pedalnot depressed. • Attachment clutchis engaged. • Weak or dead battery. • Depress clutch/brake • DiSengage clutch. damagedwiring. - t-." Faulty ignition switch. • Faulty solenoidor:starter. " • Faulty operator presence switch(es). /, • Engine clicksbut will not.,Slji _ - . . - ., , • Weak Ordead battery. •Corroded battery terminals. 29 attachment • :ReCharge or replace battery. • Replace fuse. " • Clean battery terminals. • Blown fuse. • Corroded battery terminals. • Looseor pedal. • Check all wiring. • Check/replace ignition switch. : ,; Check/replace solenoid or starter. ,; Contact an authorized service center. ".. :.. _• Recharge or replace battery. • Clean battery terminals. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CHART .- " CORRECTION CAUSE Engiae_clicksbut will not start (con t'd) • Loose or damaged wiring. • Faulty solenoid or starter. • Check all wiring. • Check/replace solenoid or starter. Loss Ofpower • Cutting too much grass/too fast. • Throttle in =CHOKE" • Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. tieR. posi- !. • Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Dirty air filter. • Low oil level/didy oil. • Faulty spark plug. • Dirty fuel filter. • Stale or dirty fuel. Water in fuel. • Spark plug wire loose. • Dirty engine air screen/fins. ' Dirty/clogged muffler. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration • Wom, bent or loose blade. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damaged part(s). "Engine cOntinues to run when operator leaves seat with =attachment engaged * _Faulty operator-safety g.resencecontrol system. clutch Poor cut - uneven • Wom, bentor t loose blade. Mower deck not level. • Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. • Bent blade mandrel. 3O • Clean Underside of mower housing. • Clean/replace air filter. • Check oil level/change oil. • 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. • Clean engine air screen/fins. • Clean/replace muffler. • Check all wiring. • See "ToAdjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center. • Replace blade. Tighten blade boll • Replace blade mandrel. • Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged pads. Check widng, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center.. • Replace blade. Tighten blade boll • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Replace blade mandrel; TROUBLESHOOTINGCHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION • Cloggedmowerdeckvent holesfrombuildupof grass,leaves,andtrash Poo'r _cut --uneven (cont'd) • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. around mandrels. Vlower blades wii not rotate Poor-grass di- • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. • Remove obstruction. • Worn/damaged drive belt. • Replace mower drive belt. mower • Frozen idler pulley. • Frozen blade mandrel. • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. • Engine speed too slow. • Place throttle control in charge • Travel speed too fast. • Wet grass. • Mower deck not level. • Low/uneven tire air pressure. • Wom, bent or loose blade.• • Buildup of grass, leaves• and trash under mower. • Mower drive belt wom. • Blades improperly installed. "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 belt. • • •Clean underside of mower • • • Improper blades used. • • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of •grass, leaves, and trash • housing. Replace mower drive belL• Reinstall blades ` sharp edge down. Replace with bladeslisted in • this manual. •: Clean around mandrels tO open vent holes. around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) -_ .... ', Switch is "OFF'. • Turn switch'oN,. •- Bulb(s) bumed out. •, Faulty light switch. -_. Loose or damaged wiring. • Blown fuse. • Replace bu!b(s).• • Check/replace lightswitch. • Checkwiringandconnectkx_ • Replace fuse. ii. Battery will not charge _; • Bad battery Cell(s). • Poor cable connections. • Faulty regulator (if so • Replace battery. • Check/clean all connections. • Replace regulator. equipped). Engine. =bac!dires" when tuming; engine 'OFF" • Faulty alternator. • Replace altemator.. , Engine throttle control not • setat "SLOW" positionfor 30 seconds before stopping engine. • Move throttle control to 31 .SLOW. _ a !a,ow•• to idlefor 30 secondsbefom stopping engine.. . :-. ' TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 ELECTRICAL r i I i I i ! i .i 7O 26 28 32 TRACTOR .- MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 8 16 19 2O 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 _29 30 31 32 33 40 41 42 43 44 45 52 70 NOTE: 144925 74760412 156417 153664 STD551125 733504O0 147430 4152J 4799J 146147 108824X 73510400 4207J 121305X 140301 124211X 141226 I O9310X 156442 71110408 131563 145673 7364O4OO 121433X 141940 140422 DESCRIPTION Battery12 VOLT 25 AMP BoltHex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4 Case Battery Switch, InterlockPush-In Washer Lock 114 Nut Jam Hex 114-20Unc Harness AsmLightw14152j Bob Light#1156 Cable Battery 6 Ga 11"red Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red Fuse 30 AMP AutoGreen Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC Cable Ground6 Ga 12" black Switch PlungerNc Gray Switch Ign 4 Pos Nut Ignition Cover Sw Key BIk I 25 Text SLT Key Ign MoldedCraftsman Harness Ign Man CI Am Hm 97 Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 Cover TerminalRed Solenoid Nut Keps BIkHex 1/4-20 Unc Ammeter Rectangular6 Amp ProtectionWire Loop Harness EngineB&S 14 OHV Allcomponentdimenslonsgive in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917_70711 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 12 S 53 31 55 14 54 141• TRACTOR - - MODEL" NUMBER, 917.270711 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 17-18 25 26 28 29 3O 31 37 "38 39 51 52 53 54 55 57 60 54 74 114 115 116 140 142 143 144 145 -- NOTE: 160392 140356 17490612 19131216 155272 161917X013 STD533710 155927 145660 155936 17490608 144983X558 126938X 19131312 STD541437 145198X558 155217X599 151287X558 139976 17490508 139886 139887 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STD522507 72140606 154798 STD541437 158112 17490620 19131614 158418 156095 154966 154207 156524 5479J DESCRIPTION ChasdsAssembly Drawbar Screw, 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 "13nnerman Grille P/L Panel, Dash, R.H. ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly BumperHood Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Nut Grille w/Clips MS-558 Lens, Grille Fend/Rrest Pnt STLT N HLD 558 Bracket,Fender Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 PivotBracketAssembly,LH. PivotBracketAssembly,R.H. Nut Lockw/Insert 114-20 UNC Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. BracketGrillePIckoff LH Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 BracketGrille PlckoffRH Bolt, Rn Hex 114-20UNC x .75 BoltRdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8016 UNC Keeper Belt Rear Lh SU P93O Screw Thdrol3/8-16 x 1-114Tytt Washer 13/32 x I x 14 Ga. BracketSuspensionFront Plate ReinforcementSTLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis BracketPnt FootrestSTLT Rod PivotChassis/Fkx)d Plug, Button All componentdimensionsgive in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm - 35 TRACTOR GROUND . - MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 DRIVE 26 1 27 36 TRACTOR - . MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION ........ 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 - 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38. 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 _51 52 53 55 Transaxle (See Breakdown) Peedess 206-508B 146682 Spring, Return, Brake 123666X Pulley,Transaxle 12000028 Ring, Retainer 121520X Strap,Torque 17490512 Screw,Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4 _ :154792 Rod ShifterFender STLT STD561210 - Pin, Cotter 105701X Washer, Shift Plate 74550412 Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8 STD551125 Washer ST_D5_23!10_ ,.BQ_.FInHex 3/8-16 UNC x 1. Gr 5 STD541437 Nut 106933X Knob 130804 Rod, Brake STD541237 Nut 106888X Spring,Brake Rod STD551037 Washer STD561210 Pin 145204 Rod, ParkingBrake _1-2-42_X ..... Cap, ParkingBrake, Red 130807 Bracket,Transaxle 127275X Keeper, Belt,LH. STD523107 Bolt 155071 Shaft Assembly,Foot Pedal 120163X Bearing, Nylon STD551062 Washer STD571810 Roll Pin 123674X Pulley, Idler,Flat STD523727 Bolt 4470J Spacer, Split .395 x .59 154777 Keeper, Belt, Idler Fool-Proof 19131312 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. 127763 Pulley,Idler,V-Groove, Plastic 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Gmd Dry Stl 123205X Retainer,Belt STD523715 Bolt STD641437 NutCrown Lock 3/8-16 UNC STD541431 NutCrown Lock 5/16-18 UNC 105710X 105709X Link,Clutch Spring,Clutch Retum KEY NO. 56 57 56 59 61 62 63 64 65 56 70 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 96 112 113 116 145 148 149 150 151 NOTE: PART NO. DESCRIPTION Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Belt, R.H. Keeper, Belt, Center Span Screw, Thd., RolL 3/8-16x 3/4 Cover, Pedal Pulley,Engine Bolt, Hex Head, Rn. 7116-20 x 4 Grade 5 Washer STD551143 Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool154778 Proof GuIde, Mower Drive Belt, R.H. 134683 Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. 19132012 137057 Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 121749X STD581075 E-Ring 123583X Key, Square 2.0 x .1645/.1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 121748X Gauge Key Woodruff#9 3/16 x 3/4 2228M Arm, Shilt 145090 Shaft Assembly 161082 Spdng, Torsion 123782X Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. 19171216 Tie Rod 145643 Nut, Nylock 150360 Bushing 157480 Washer 19212016 E-Ring 12000008 Console, Shift, STLT 158391 Nut, Self-Thding,Wsh Hd 1/4 124346X Retainer Spring1" 4497H Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge 19091210 Strap Torque I.h Lt 121520X Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/6-16 x 1.25 72110610 Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 74490540 Spacer 159103 Spacer Retainer PM Mower 122052X .... Bushing NylonCollered 150935 Washer 13/32 x2 x 10 Ga. 19133210 STD523712 130801 127274X 140312 17490612 8883R 140186 71170764 All component dimensionsgive in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER917.270711 STEERING ASSEMBLY 'I T""_4a :38 TRACTOR STEERING - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 1517 18 19 20 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 3O 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 62 63 65 66 67 68 _. PART NO. 139768 154427 156483 157473 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 156438 STD551137 154779 73901000 156546 57079 124035X 126684X 71200410 127501 154406 126847X 136874 19131416 17490612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133808 STD541537 100711L 145054 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M STD541431 74780520 156594 STD523710 154780 154404 74781044 154429 DESCRIPTION Steering Wheel Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL SpindleAssembly,LH. 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, Steedng Column Draglink Extended Stamped Washer, Lock BearingAxle STLT/GT Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC Shaft Assembly,Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support,Shaft Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062 Screw, Hex Socket 1/4-20 x 5/8 PittmanShaft Assembly Bracket,Steering Bushing,link, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw,Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x3/4 Pin Rod, "I'm Bushing,Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge Gripco Nut Adaptor,Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge ExtensionShaft Steedng LR.LT Cap, Spindle F_ng, Grease NutLock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC BoltFin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-114 KitSteering Asm Service Boll Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr 5 SpacerAxle BearingAnn Pittman.... Bolt,Fin Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4 Axle, Brace NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917#.70711 ENGINE 3 1 38 78 33 31 33 40 23 29 _o OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 ENGINF KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 162157 17720410 3 ...... _4 13 14 15 16 23 29 31 32 • 33 35 37 137352 165291 13280324 13200300 STD551237 159880 137180 109202X 158990 123487X 17490512 137040 38 ....... 40 44 46 62 72 78 81 124028X 17490412 19091416 STD551131 71070512 17490620 128861 DESCRIPTION Control,Throttle/ChoiCe Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cuffing 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown)No. 311707, Type No. 0132-E1 Muffler Gasket, Exhaust Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPTx3 Elbow, Standard90°, 3/8-18 NPT Washer Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard Arrestor,Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly, FuelTank, Vented Clamp, Hose ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 3-4 Tyt Une, Fuel Plug, Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Bushing,Snap, Fuel Une Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 114-20x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Washer, Lock Screw, Hex Cap Head 5/16-18 x 3/4 Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Range 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR-_-MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 SEAT ASSEMBLY KE_; '-PART NO. NO. ; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 tl 12 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION 140123 Seat 3350 BlkfolkCraftsman 140551 ..BracketPnt Pivot Seat (l_k.) STD523710 BoltFin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 19131610 -.Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X lOGa 145O06 CHpPush In Hinged STD541437 Nut Hex Lockw/Ins3/8-16 Uric 124181X SpdngSeat Cpmn 2 250 BIkZi 17490616 ScrewThdml 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt 19131614 Washer 13/32 X 1X14Ga • 155925 " • Pan PrdSeat (blk) 13 14. 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 PART NO. 121248X 7205O412 134300 121250X 123976X 153236 STD541431 19171912 . 127018X DESCRIPTION Bushing Snapak NylSOId Bolt_ ShtNk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacersp_ _.9x9sZinc Spdng Cpmn 1 27 BIk Pnl Nut Lock 1/4 I.ge Fig Gr 5 Zsnc BoltShoulder5/16,18 Unc-2A = Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. BoltShoulder5/16-18 X 62 ,OTF.: A.comp<mem dimensions _n mu.s,mct_.. 1 08x.,ram+ s.t1+.13 '+2+2,rex;+ esl inch = 25.4 mm , 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 DECALS 13 13 6 10 3 20 12 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 12 PART NO. DESCRIPTION 156368 1-6._ ........ 163200 163202 133644 163203 .163204 156439 146046 WHEELS Decal, Oper. Instr. Decal, Hp Engine Decal, Hood, R.H. Decal, Hood, LH. Decal, Customer Maintenance Decal, Deck Mower EZ Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic & TIRES 2_ . S,8 " _b) iF._7" _ _/ PART NO. 13 14 20 21 ------ 163254 160396 149516 163207 138311 154515 154516 165434 165435 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 106732X42"/ 27811 .... 90401-1 8 9 10 106108X427 122082X 7152J 11 -- 104757X 144334 4,!0 f_,.._rt_ "" / DESCRIPTION Decal, Dash Panel B&S Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal BatteryDngdPsn Eng Decal, Fender Sd. Wht Decal, LiftHandie Pad FootrestLH STLT Pad FootrestRH STLT OwnersManual EngV_sh OwneCs Manual, Spanish DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stern, Valve Tire, Front --Tube, FrontTire (Not Provided,ServiceItem Only) 3,9 6_--. R KEY NO. 1 11 Rim, Front FdlJng,Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Orgy) Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided,Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tim 10 oz. NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 Inch = 25A mm 43 TRACTOR -- MODELNUMBER 917.270711 UFT ASSEMBLY 28 27 2524 23 8 ! / i i ! 5 49. / 3O \ 13 26 i'i: 5 _11 13 • 19 19 44 i i TRACTOR-_ LIFT ASSEMBLY MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 " KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 49 50 PART NO. 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139865 4939M 127218 73350800 130171 73680800 139868 163552 110807X 19131016 2876H 76020308 126971X 73350600 138057 150233 140302 73540600 145212 110452X DESCRIPTION LiftLever InnerWire Assembly Shaft Assembly,Lift Pin, Groove " E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge Bearing,Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button,Plunger,Red Link,Uft, LH. Link,Uft, R.H. Retainer Spring Unk, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC " Trunnion Nut Crowniock1/2-13 UNC Arm, Suspension,Rear Retainer Spring Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge Spring Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod, Adjust, Lift Nut, He)(, Jam 3/8-16 UNC Knob, InfiniteHeightAdjustment Trunnion,Inf Height Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & 0t1 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches . 1 inch= 25.4 mm TRACTOR" MOWER - MODEL NUMBER DECK " 21 46 917.270711 MOWER DECK TRACTOR ._ KEY NO. DESCRIPTION PART NO. 1 2 3 164961 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 138440 STD624008 13O832 850857 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29.. 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 41 43 44 45 46 48 49 5O 51 52 53 54 -- MODEL MowerHous_j Bolt BracketAssembly,Sway Bar, Front BracketAssembly,Sway Bar Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension,Rear Bolt, He)( 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8 STD_51137 Washer, Lock 140296 Washer, Hardened 134149 Blade, Mulching 129895 Beadng, Ball 137645 Shaft Assembly,Mandrel, Vented (IncludesKey Number 6) 128774 Housing,Mandrel, Vented 11O485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 14O329 Stdpper,Vented Mower Deck 72110610 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-114 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle,Vortex S'1"_0_431 _. Nut Crownlock5/16-18 UNC 134753 StiffenerBracket 131267 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spdng, Torsion,Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968 Shield,Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge 131491 Rod,Hinge 15-/722 Screw ThdrolWasher Head 129963 Washer,Spacer 153535 Pulley,Mandrel 137266 Nut, Toploc_ Flanged STD533717 Bolt ." 133835 Faslmr, C_dstmasTree 131494 •Pu,ey,k,er, Rat 19131316 Washer 13/32x 13/16 x 16 Gauge STD541437 Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC 133551 Rod, PivOt;with Nibs 140083 Rod, Clutch, Secondary,with Nibs 140088 Guard, Mandrel, LH. STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer, Hardened 155O66 RollerAssembly,Cam Follower 131340 Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 STD541410 Locknut 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC 131845 Arm Assembly,Pad, Brake 133943 Washer, Hardened NUMBER 917.2707!1 KEY NO. PART NO. 55 56 58 59 67 68 71 72 73 74 155046 1220523( 140O86 141043 162113 144200 142427 1318=/0 127647 121748X Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Spring,TorsionBrakes Guard, TUV Idler Knob Ct_om Oval V-Belt Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs 75 76 12030029 128903 Ring,V3_ 77 78 127845 160570 DESCRIPTION Spring,P,emm Arm, Clutch, Secondary Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1.44 Keeper, Spring LeverAsm. Clutch Pd PIm STLT Bushing,Large, Brass Spring,Mower Clutch Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc 79 127498 80 153701 81 73350600 82 142026 Tmonion, Adj. 83 120958X Washer Sintered 64 156O84 Keeper Belt Idler 85 72140620 BoltCarriage 3/8-1B x 2-1/2 92 STD541437 Nut 101 136426 MulcherCover 102 "71161010 Screw 103 19061216Washer #10 104 STD551110 Washer,Lock 105 160793 LatchAssembly, Bagger 106 2029J Nut, Weld. 111 155197 Bracket+Gauge, Wheel LH, 112 156198 Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R.H. 113 17490512 • ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x3/4 114 73510500 Nut, Hex, Kepe 5/16-18 UNC 115 7211.0504 Bolt,carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2 116 137644 Bolt,Shoulder 117 133957 Wheel, Gauge 118 73930600 Nut, Centedock3/8-16 119 19121414 Washer 3t8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge 121 .143723 Bracket 128 " 153390 .... Washer Felt 129 19131312 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. 130 STD523710 Bolt, Fin Hax 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 131 STD533710 Bolt, RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 UNC xl 132 19132203 Spacer washer "13/32I.D. x 13/8 O.D. x 1/4 141 62661-1 Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230 - - 130794 MaodreiAssembly(_udes Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 - - 164963 and32) MowerDeck,Complete (StanderdDeck_Order Separately Mulcher Plate and Gauge Wheel Components, Key Nos. 101-106 and 111-121) NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch=25Amm 47 - - "TRACTOR,- :PEERLESS TRANSAXLE- . MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 - MODEL NUMBER 206-508B O..-2/ I- ''71 ! I 4B TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-508B REF NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 772147 78(X)86A 770128 776395 Transaxle Cover Needle Bearing5/8" Tran_ Case Countershaft 5 776409 OutputShah 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 "PI&._0"9 ...... 778368 778367 Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teath) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key WoodruffKey #9 .Shift Collar Shift Rod & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) fn-put Bevel Pinion(13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Incl. 14) Bevel Pinion(13 teeth) (Incl. 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Drive Pin Spacer Ball 5/16" dia Set Screw 3/8-16 x 3/8" Spring Screw 114-20x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 X 1-3/8" RetainingRing (pkg of 2) RetainingRing RetainingRing Washer Washer Thrust Washer (.762 ID) Anti-RotationWasher Washer Washer (.056 wide) (USE AS NEEDED) Flat Washer (.062 wide) OBSeel 5/8" Bushing Flanged Bushing Flanged Bushing3/4" Brake Disk BrakePad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) Dowel Pin Flat Washer 6 6A 7 _'-8 8A 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 778370 17 786188 18 786102 20 792077 21 792078 22 -792079 ...... 25 792073A 25A 7921 77 26 792125 27 792035 28 788040 29 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 780199 30 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 788083 _34 780194 35 780193 35A -_ 780197 36 790075 37 790007 38 799021 39 _786026 40 792076A - REF NO. PART NO. 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 46 49 5O 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 65 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 77 79 82 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786086 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 77835O 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 788078A 792144 778333 63 35 87.. 150 • 157 180 778338 792154 788089 788093A 788088 730229A 5ooR DESCRIPTION Brake Lever Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 2-1/4" Loc_ut 5/16-24 Brake Pad Holder spacer Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11-15/16" long) /ode (16-1/2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) SpurGear (23 teeth) SpurGear (19 teeth) Spur Gear (16 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Spur Gear (13 teeth) Spur Gear (17 teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 teeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) Washer InputShaft Shifter& Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer.890 Square Cut Ring (_XX_Ring Washer • Inverted Retaining Ring Spdng Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil RII Plug Oil Seal 9/16" UquUGasketRTV _lk:one Og Seal 3/4" Gear Oil 80W90 Replacement 206-508B Transaxle Parts must be ordered from Tecumseh ProductsCo. NOI'_: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 11 -k REOUIRF.8 SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR ][_ISTRUGTION MANUAl_ 5O TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL ENGINE-MODE NUMBER L NUMBER 51 917.270711 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 127, . RECWJmES S_CU_ _ _AL THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-.MATIC AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS 52 TRACTOR --MODEL ,. BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL 878 w 618_ 6@=" 614 783 801 729A NUMBER 917.270711 ..... NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER NUMBER 917.270711 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 ! 304A 481 1005 1lm _-_r-_" .54 I TRACTOR - - MODEL BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1 w REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS 127(_ 1170 9878 355 _ 634_ 95 _ A 87_ 11s _ 355_) 1370 104_ 142_ 105_ lr_ 5_9 8r_ 7 55 51 0 61A_ I_) TRACTOR - - MODEL BRIGGS & STRAT'J'ON ENGINE-MODEL KEY NO. PART NO. :c__ Bushing, Cy,nder " Seal, Oil Sump.Engine 5-. 690188 6 94927 7 273763 8 4957'35 9"--+27803 10 94621 11 281246 12 271916 271997 13 94728 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 Head, Cylinder Washer.Rat 0* Gasket, CylinderHead Brealher,ASsembly • Gasket, Breather Screw, Hex -rube, Breather • Gasket, Crankcase(.0156 Thk) • Gasket, Crankcase_.005_ Thk) 94239 690136 291675 95187 69O222 222698 692271 692272 -_9_273692274 26 690162 690164 690166 27 28 29 Plug, Oil Drain Crankshaft • Seal, Oil Screw, CrankcaseCover Rywheel (Std.) RodAssy.; Conneca_(.020 U.S.) 32 screw, Coen_ Valve, Exhaust 95190 33495856 34 49585"7 94.498630 95 194098 231789 231855 231854 224558 224540 225137 • Pin, Float Hinge • Valve, Needle • Seat, Inlet Valve, Choke (Manual Choke) Valve, Choke (Choke-A-MatJc) Washer, Rat : 27o920" _2_118 Seal.O-R!ng. • j_ MaintStandard) Jet'Main(H_hAraude) • 232119 121 123 125 127 130 131 133 137 • 141 141A sso_91 224539 493379 494381 281165 495097 495931 Cad_rator Oved_aulKit Screw, Hex Carburetor • Plug, Welch (Sold in KitOnly) Valve, Throttle Throttle Shaft Kit Float,Carburetor • 0. Gasket' Float Bowl Choke Shaft Kit (Man. Choke) Choke Shaft Kit (Choke-A- 232117 94196 281051 281051 493496 298049 • Nozzle, Carburetor Key, Timing • Gasket, Nr Cteaner Nut Connector,Hose Line, Fuel (C_ to Required 9516O 690194 Malic) 142 146 163 171 186 187 Le_) 188 94627 _ 192 492160 199 494768 2O5 94903 205A 94073 209 260695 216 262766 216A 262766 222 495611 224 95163 227 493935 232 :262785 Scraw Hex Adjuster,Rocker Ann RPMSeitJngs: Low:. 1650-1850 Valve,Shut_ Screw, Shoider Screw, Shoulder ,Sp_. Govemor Un_ Choke Unk, Choke e_ket, Cor_ Screw,Ton_ He_ Lever,Gbvemor. • Spdng,Unk _ H_j__0_0 GovJOtl Slinger Tappe_Valve Gear, Cam Manifold, Intake Gasket, Intake Gasket, Intake Stud, Cafo. Mounting Induded In Gasket Set (690163). • Induded In Carburetor Kit (69019!). 0-.-Induded in Carburet_ Gasket _at (690192). Induded In Valveovertiaul Gasket Set (690190) § IndudedIn l_:Its "-0_. .. ,scree_Rotat_j + . NONE:Aimmponento_k)ns washar,_ ScrewTor_ ' Seal G0vemorShaft " DESCRIPTION Screw, k_eSpeed 98 104 105 106 108 108A 110 116 117 spdng; va_ Reran, Valve 53 s_37 494439 225136 94821 491323 291346 Rod Valve,Intake 35 262811 4O 224641 43 40815 45 262411 46 496884 5O -69O193 51 261735 51A 273650 73 75 78 87 93 PART NO. Key,Rywhe_ Piston,Assembly(Std.) Piston Assembly (.mOO O.S.) .....PistonAssembly (.0206 O.S.) Piston Assembly (.0306 O.S.) Ring Set, PLston(Std.) RingSet' Piston(.010_ O.S.) Ping Set; Piston(.0206 O.So) SSOlSe Ring Set' Piston(.0306 O.S.) 263129 Loc_ Piston Pm 498319 PinAssemb_/, Piston(Std.) 49832O Pin Assembly,Piston (.005_ O:S.) 499468 Rod Assembly,Connecting 917,270711 NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER0132-E1 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION : 1:690156 2 399265 :: 3 391086 4494238 NUMBER givenin U.S._chas 1 inch= 25,4 rnm 238 262836 240:394358 265 221535 " eushV_ _hroraa Shalt - rave;_ _r_=_ant + Scre+w_ ch<:_errhrome 56 Cap, Valve Filter,Furl Clanlp, Caslng TRACTOR BRIGGS KEY NO. & STRATTON PART NO. -- MODEL ENGINE-MODEL DESCRIPTION 294 810104 304 225511 :304A 225017 305 94682 305A 94822 306 225020 307 94930 309_-497595 310 94003 311 497608 333 495859 334 94731 337 491055 354 940f0 ........ 355 281164 -0 356 494705 358 690189 363 19203 381 94863 383 89838 461 94734 467 493903 474 -393zl74- ...... 482 93621 493 224968 493A 224969 503 806000 510 " 497606 523 495230 525:496113 529 281370 ° 5_ 496894 544 497603 552 491986 562 94907 592 231978 592A 92278 601 95162 614 93306 615 263080 616 495157 634 494453 • 634A .494455 Adjuster,RockerArm Housing,Blower(Red Outer) Housing,Blower(Black Inner) Screw,Hex Screw,Ton(" Shield, Cylinder Screw, Hex Motor,Starter Screw, Hex BrushSet Armature, Magneto Screw,ArmatureMounting Spark Plug Ndt, Hex Washer Wire, Stop Gasket Set Flywheel Puller Screw, Hex Wrench, SparkPlug Screw, Torx', Hex Nut,Air Cleaner Alternator Screw, Hex Bracket,Mounting(Front) Bracket,Mounting(Rear) Strap, Starter Drive,Starter Dipstick,Oil Tube, Oil Fill Seal, Fill Tube Filter,NC Element Armature, Starter Bushing,GovernorCrank Bolt,Governor Lever Nut, Hex Nut, Hex Clamp, Fuel Une Pin, Cotter Ring, Retaining Crank, Governor Seal, SpdugAssy.(Man. Choke) - Seal, Spring Assy.(Choke-A- Ma_) 635 280872 Bopt,Spark Plug 646 224546 Brace 657 94905 Screw,Slotted Hex 663 94929 Screw, Hex 663A 94704 Screw, Hex 668 805402 Spacer 689 262715 Spring,Friction 673 94896 Screw, Hex 718 230192 Dowel, Sleeve 726 399676 Gear, Ring 727- .;_4 " _" Cover, Starter Drive 728 .,_951 Screw, Torx" 729 _8139_ Clip, Wire NUMBER NUMBER KEY NO. 917.270711 311707, TYPE PART NO. 729A 225170 741 262932 757 213998 758 499994 759 230787 761 94593 783 280104 789 497708 801 497626 8O2 497607 803 497604 830 94555 847 496415 851 224110 868 499236 871 262835 875 495862 . 877 393456 878 393362 947 497672 967 272403 968 281759 975 494933 977 690192 987 281166 1005 281400 1006 224413 1019 690180 1022 272475 1023 225521 1026 494432 1026A 495136 1029 224554 1033 690190 1034 495248 1036 273807 1044 94673 1058 . 273686 1090 497605 1091 261364 RPM Settings: " • 0 e § NUMBER 0132-E1 DESCRIPTION Clip, Wire Gear, "ffming Link,Counterweight Counterweight Pin, Counterweight Screw, Hex Gear, Starter Harness, Wiring Cap, Drive Cap, End Housing,Starter Stud, RockerArm Dipstick/TubeAssy. Terminal, Cable *e Seal, Valve Bushing,Guide Base, Air Cleaner Wire, Allemator Harness, Aitemator Solenoid, Fuel Filter, Pre-Cleaner Cover, Air Cleaner Bowl, Float Gasket Set, Carburetor • Seal, Throttie Shaft Fan, Flywheel Retainer, Fan Label Kit *e Gasket, Rocker Cover Cover, Rocker Rod, Push (Intake) Rod, Push (Exhaust) Arm, Rocker Valve Overhaul Kit Guide, Push Rod Label Kit;Emission Screw, Shoulder Owner's Manual Retainer, Brush .... Cap, Umiter Low:1650 - 1850 High:3200 - 3400 ..Included in Gasket Set, Part Number690189 Includedin Carburetor Kit, Part Number 690191 Includedin Carburetor Gasket Set, Part Number 690192 .Includedin Valve Overhaul Gasket Set, Part Number 690190 Includedin K'_s*,,0g NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270711 SCHEMATIC - llllll BATTERY BED WHITE i-- T .... SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) ! A'rPMENT CLUTCH "_ (CLUTCH OFF) GROUNDING CONNECTOR ] (OPTIONAL) ' I _ut i SPARK PLUG IGNITION UNIT GAP e _---< ) (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL ENGINES) UNE i c_.G =_tP SOLENOID " swn_ oun_n DC e _ l RPM __..__ i _._ -', s_u_n_es_°un_n_ ..... (j " NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL l I -_ IAI.TERNATOR !_, : BAI"FERY, BUT HAVE THEIR ALTERNATOR-SYSTEM. i OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE UGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH SPEED. AT IDLE THEENGINE UGHTS _ " _ •L ! - OFF IG+M.,I-_N_ IR_.,rrl ! Ru-i I-_r_rr I . +t I A.v I 8-,.L /,,K_'_.I. l.+_+st _ I _ / mow.. _ .... A WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS NON-REMOVABLEV SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS .... " CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST, IGNITION SWITCH ,_, L_ T v ," l i _ ). _o HEADLIGHTS _ REMOVABLE_J CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CUPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CUPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT,.THEY SHOUU_BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 58 I; '......... J _4vOL__ urn.• _eoo m,M(U_,TS€_"_') CONNECTED TO THE ' ..':'_'d_..'T'._'-'_T, ._) DIODE I THE LIGHTS ARE NOT | L " m VOLTSAC MmLe 3S00m_t (CHNR_MG SYSllEM OISCONNEC_D) /- 7 59 62 SUGGE_;TED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL . O_ Co SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. 15 ° MAX. Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I greater than 15"), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direcUon on slopes. I For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered-directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio - 1-800-659-7084 For in-house major brand repair service Gall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7274) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 a For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-_800-4_88-1222 mmmmmm mmmmmm For information on purchasing a Sears - Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Saturday •1-800-827-6655 When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following information: • Product Type • Part Number • Model Number * Part Description S£ARS Amenca'$ Repair Speciatssts 165434 Rev.2 7.23.98 JH/TR Printed in U.S.A.