Craftsman 917.270751 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
(RRFTSMRN
15.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271050
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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 Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................2
Safety Rules .........................................3
Product Specifications ..........................5
Assembly ..............................................7
Operation ............................................10
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 16
Service and Adjustments....................20
Storage ...............................................26
Troubleshooting .................................27
Repair Parts ........................................32
Parts Ordering .....................Back Cover
LIMITEDTWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENTPARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipmentis
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
To locate the nearest sears service center or to schedule in-home warranty service,
simply contact sears at 1-800-4-my-home
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
2
Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the al:ea of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious
injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope..If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT"
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground,
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
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enter the area.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regulady.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
stodng.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing
them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Taft grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
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,A(_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!ff BECOMEAWAREff! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_,CAUTION"
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
,ACAUTION"
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer 0f
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with th(
ground and cause you to lose control of
your tractor.
j_.LWARNING" The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PRODUCT
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized service center/
department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools
to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 10W30 (ABOVE
32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS
W/OFILTER: 3.5 PINTS
API-SF/SG/SH):
OIL CAPACITY:
_PARK PLUG:
'GAP: .030")
CALVE
3LEARANCE:
CHAMPION
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
RC12YC
NOT ADJUSTABLE
3ROUND SPEED FORWARD:
',MPH):
1sT
2 "°
3 _°
4 TM
5 TM
6 TM
REVERSE:
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage"
sections of this owner's manual.
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
WARNING= This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion eng=ne and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-coverad,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arraster is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest authorized service
center/department
(See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BA'I-I-ERY:
AMPiHR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U 1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
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;ONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Sears Tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
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Steering Wheel
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
[_
,
_
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
Steering Wheel
,
Adapter
(1) Lockwasher
Steering
Boot
3/8
Steering
Extension
Shaft
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©
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-16
Knob
Keys
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left.
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
_------3/8
_ ,_,_3/8
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
Hex Bolt
Insert
Lock Washer
Large Flat
Washer
=gBoot
Steering Wheel
Tabs
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and packing materials.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
• 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.
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF
SKID
ATTACH
STEERING
WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised postion and
open battery box door.
• If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6t 0 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for
charging structions.)
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steerng wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
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TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location end
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.
• Rol{ tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
Label
Seat
Terminal
Battery
Door
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
TO DRIVE
OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Shoulder
Bolt
TRACTOR
Seat Pan
Flat Washer
Adjustment
Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor from
the skid.
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INSTALL
MULCHER
CHECKFORPROPERPOSITION
OFALLBELTS
PLATE
(If previously removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
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 learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
_;_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mulcher plate and
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
/CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE
AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
Mulcher
Deflector _..
Shield
Plate
PLEASE REVIEWTHE
CHECKLIST:
Latch
Hooks
FOLLOWING
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
4' Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
4 Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION
TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
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,
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 PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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,/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.
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature
Learn and understand their meaning,
BA3-rERY
ENGINE
CAUTION OR
WARNING
ON
FUEL
ENGINE
OFF
CHOKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER HEIGHT
FAST
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
DANGER,
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
KEEP HANDS
SLOW
LIGHTS ON
OIL PRESSURE
NEUTRAL
supplied with the product.
(SEE SAFETY
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE
RULES
HAZARDS
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL
YOUR TRACTOR
AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
Compa(e the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch
Lift
Lever
Plunger
Ammeter
Throttle Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
"Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine,
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROLUsed
for starting and controlling engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Parking
Brake
Clutch/
Brake
Position
Lever
Position
"BI
Position
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE -
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
A CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'I-FLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful
life of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST
HEIGHT
MOWER
CUTTING
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
lever to desired position.
slow position and allowing engine to idle
The cutting height range is approxibefore stopping may cause engine to
mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
"backfire".
measured from the ground to the blade
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
tip
with the engine not running. These
remove key. Always remove key when
heights
are approximate and may vary
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
depending upon soil conditions, height
use.
of grass and types of grass being
• Never use choke to stop engine.
12 mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-112 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
_lb CAUTION: Do not operate the
mower without either the entire grass
catcher, on mowers so equipped, or
the deflector shield in place.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
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Position
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• 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 neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
AI"rACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended
by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Attechemnt
High
__ ._Position
• 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.
• Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this.
manual.
Low
Position
"Disengaged_.
Position
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
A CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift leverto 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
Oil Fill Cap/
Dipstick
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ADDGASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
a_c WARNING: Experience indicates that
ohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information.
Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
occur.
_eCAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
r neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• 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 than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
• When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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MOWING TIPS
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass"
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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4 - Replace blade8 more often when mowing in sandy 8o+1.
6 + Not required if equipped with maint enanc _*_ree hatteqL
7 - Tighten Iror_ axle pivot bolt to 35 f_.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
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Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. "13resealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
Edge Up
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer\
Lock Washer
_----Hex Bolt (Grade)
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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BA'n'ERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
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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.
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CLEAN AIR SCREEN
MUFFLER
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam precleaner 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 and cover.
• Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• 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 clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
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Fuel Filter
PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
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CLEANING
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
i of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
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.
Small Retainer Spring
Suspension Arms
Square
Hole
Engine Pulley
Link
Retainer
Anti-Sway
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Large
Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
.. At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to
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• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
tums.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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Bottom edge of
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FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance =D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
Front Links
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
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• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
• 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/department.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
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BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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"A"
Arm
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 transaxle
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.
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
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
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Transaxle
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TRANSAXLE
GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRALADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. "13resealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washer
Retaining
Axle
Cover
Square Key J
Neutral Lock Gate
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'I'rERY
Adjustment
_CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
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Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Hex
Bolt
Nut
lRed) Cable
_les
ged
Battery
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATTERY
CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• 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.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and nut. Tighten securely.
• Close battery box door.
TO REPLACE
Negative
Cable
HEADLIGHT
(Black)
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
cause
running, or
wiring
section.
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
ASSEMBLY
HOODAND
GRILL
• 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 procedure.
Sea
Battery
Door
Box
24
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-read engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CABLE
CONTROL
The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
• Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
• If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
• Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw.
Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
Cable
"_
Clarnp..___
Screw
Speed Control
Bracket _
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles
out (counterclockwise) increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fueVair mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
needle is turned in too tight.
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.
• Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• J_Li_Z_ccL_I
- With throttle
control lever in slow position, engine
should idle at 1750 RPM. If engine
idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed
adjusting screw in or out until correct
idle is attained.
Lever
25
• IdlQ fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then
tum out (counterclockwise)
until
engine runs rough. Turn needle to a
point midway between those two
positions.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle
out (countemlockwise) 1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust odamage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service center/department, which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Adjusting
--........_
Screw
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ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while m storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run.
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
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.
_u CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
hdignaS
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open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
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.
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic"
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
_]uUmdeposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels 9called gasohol or using
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
Hard to start
Enginewill
turn over
not
•
•
CORRECTION
•
•
•
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
•
•
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug
Clean/replace air filter
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an
authorized service center/
department.
•
• , Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
•
I"
•
•
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
•
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
I• Recharge or replace
battery
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
•
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
•
•
•
•
Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
•
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•
•
Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
Disengage attachment
clutch.
Recharge or replace
battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals
Check all widng.
Check/replace ignition
switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
Contact an authodzed
service center/department.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
CAUSE
PROBLEM
ICORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
Loss of power
•
•
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
•
•
•
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in"CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
•
•
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,
•
•
•
•
Worn, bent or loose blade.
•
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
•
•
•
•
•
Excessive
vibration
Enginecontinues
to run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
•
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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 carbure
tor, 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 "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments section.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
Replace
Tighten
Replace
Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an autho
rized service center/
department.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Poorcut-uneven
CAUSE
l •Worn,
•
•
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
•
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
•
•
•
Remove
obstruction.
•
Replace
mower drive belt.
•
•
Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
•
•
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
•
Engine speed too slow.
•
•
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
•
•
,.
_.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure
•
•
•
Worn, bent or loose blade.
•
•
•
•
•
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
•
Improper blades used.
•
•
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
•
•
•
Poor grass
discharge
bentorlooseblade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
•
•
Mower blades will
not rotate
CORRECTION
is "OFF".
burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
30
•
•
!•
•
•
•
,•
•
•
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Turn switch"ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connection,'
Replace fuse.
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SCHEMATIC
"lJlt
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RATrERY
SOLENOID
i .....
1
i
STARTER
_)AMMETER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
(PEDAL
UP)
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LINE
ATT'MENTCLUTCH
IGNmON
SWITCH
(CLUTCH
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185
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(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
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BLUE
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
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87
,
301
87A :
OPERATOR
PRESENCE RELAY #1
BLUE,85
86 '
BL_CK
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,
30_
A
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PLUG
SPARK
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
IGNITION
OPERATOR
UNIT
yELLOW
211VOLTS AC MIN Q 3BO0 I_OM
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC O 3600 RpM
L ALTERNATOR
DIODE
LIGHTtNGSySTeM
_JTPUT
5AM_ AC @3_00 RprA
_PM
(LIGHTSOf'F)
OPERATOR
PRESENCE RELAY #3
86 i
'85
HEADLIGHTS
187
A,O
,
'
30
I_J_K
_
RED
REMOVABLE
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF
M+G+At
RUN/UGHT B+A1
RUN
8+A1
START 3 + S + A1
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
CONNECTIONS_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
RELAY
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
31
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED
WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE BAT[ERY,
BUT HAVE THEIR OWN
ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL
CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED,
AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM.
AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP.
THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME
THEIR BRIGHTEST,
TRACTOR
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ELECTRICAL
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
70
81
PART
NO.
163465
74760412
156417
161343
166182
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
73510400
4207J
160784
163968
140403
170219
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
170249
109748X
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 1! • red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 15AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
CoverTerminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Harness Engine
RelayAsm
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
12
53
31
208
207
54
6O
11
211
....
/
3
208
74
34
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
1!
12
13
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
211
206
207
208
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169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107X010
144983X558
126938X
19131312
8TD541437
166271X558
155217X599
164918X558
139976
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
8TD522507
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
1706o0620
165867
154966
154207
156524
145212
170165
17670508
17870608
5479J
Chassis
Dmwbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grille w/Clips MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4o20 UNC x .75
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8016 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 l-r
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 112 Tytt
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Plug, Button
NOTE:
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given in U.S. inches
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GROUND DRIVE
57
116
169
^.
5
32
170
2
62
37
34
36
26 27
26
1
36
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
........
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
STD541431
18
STD523710
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STO551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
s'rD523107
155071
120183)(
S'rD551062
S'1"D571810
131494
STD533727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter FenderSTLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 114-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins
5/16-18 x Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex
3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bencrank Clutch Gmd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spdng, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
KEY
NO.
64
65
66
PART
NO.
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool
Proof
70
134683
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
72
19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-114 x 12 Ga.
74
137057
Spacer, Axle
75
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 (_a.
76
STD581075
E-Ring
77
123583X
Key, Square 2.0 x .184511865
78
121746X
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
79
STD580025
Key Woodruff
80
145090
Arm, Shift
81
165592
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
650 20
82
165711
Spring, Torsion
83
19171216
Washer 17132 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
84
166231
Link Transaxle
85
150360
Nut, Nylock
69
158391)(426
Console, Shift, STLT
90
124346X
Nut, Self-Thdlng, Wsh Hd 1/4
96
STD624003
Retainer Spring 1"
1t2
19091210
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
113
127285X
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
116
72110610
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck
3/6-16 x 1.25
145
74490540
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
150
165850
Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Drive
151
19133210
Washer 13132 x 2 x 10 Ga.
156
166002
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
158
165.589
Bracket Shift Mount
159
165494
HubTapered Flange Shift Lt
161
72140406
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gr.5
162
73680400
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20Unc
163
74780416
Bolt Hex Fin
1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
164
19091010
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
165
165623
Bracket Pivot Lever
166
166880
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
168
165492
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
169
165580
Plate Fastening Lt
170
165849
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear.
197
169613
Nyliner Snap-In
198
169593
WasherNyliner
202
72110612
Bolt Can'. SH
3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
204
17060516
Scraw 5/16-18 x 1 SMGML
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
37
71170764
STD551143
154778
DESCRIPTION
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
38
_41
_t_-,
¢
62
60
"_
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22.....
"_.
13
._
25
28
30
38
67
67
47
15
67
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
139768
154427
169840
169839
62661-1
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
!26847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
167902
STD523710
160367
154404
72140618
169829
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Steedng Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, "rhrost, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Steedng Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw, Hex Wsh Hd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13132 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steedng Asm Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
FastenerChfistmas
Tree
All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
ENGINE
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4 _
Ss
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S4
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37
29
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EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
1_1_
1_2_10
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
159420
12-O41-03
13280328
13200300
STD551231
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
137040
38
.......
40
44
45
46
62
77
79
80
81
101
124028)(
17490412
17000612
19091416
SrD551131
19101216
M740108025
74760508
73510400
M73030800
DESCRIPTION
Control. Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Kohler ModelCV15-41567
Muffler
Gasket
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Elbow, Standard 90°, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x !6 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt Hex
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Uoc x 1/2
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uoc
Nut Flange M8-1.25 Non-Lk Zinc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145OO6
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Blk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 Xl 2Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
DECALS
13
4
6
13
10
2O
8
21
12
14
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
12
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1_368
171762
171696
171699
138047
133644
166887
163204
156439
146046
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
WHEELS
2_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
20
21
- - - *
- - -
163261
160396
149516
163207
138311
165800X428
165799X428
172203
172204
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Fender Sd. Wht
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
PART
NO.
59192
65139
196222X
599O4
196732X427
2_H
_9040H
1_1_X427
122_2X
7152J
104757X
1_3_
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
Deck Mower EZ
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
V-Belt Drive Schematic
& TIRES
S,8
4,10
11
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
StemValue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 20 X 10-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
LIFT ASSEMBLY
/
,
/
7
8
/
/
I
I
/
/
13
2
4
6
6
5
13
19
13
20
32
19
15
13_
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624(X)8
167253
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring#5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Gdp Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Uric
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Uric
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spdng
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
MOWER DECK
106"_ , 102
103105
_147
>21
119
138_
I
27
29
114_
115 _
117
_116
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
128774
!10485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
s'rD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Beadng, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Includes Key
Number12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bali, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdroi Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
144959
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
47
DESCRIPTION
V-Belt
Nut
MulcherCover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Carr 5/16-Unc x 1/2
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge Std
Nut Centedock 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC xl
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Fiat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x.5/
8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete
(Standard Deck, Order
Separately Mulcher Plate and
Gauge Wheel Components, Key
Nos. 101-106 and 111-121)
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
159
-.
72140614
130794
- -
169583
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
I
t
150
8
70 BA
157
11
18
4
47
13
29
35
57
79
42
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x ,625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer
,762 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x.031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x ,062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
160
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear 17 teeth)
Spur Gear 21 teeth)
Spur Gear
Gear/1324 teeth)
teeth)
Spur Gear 25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear
_30& 13 teeth)
pur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3 14"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement
MST - 206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
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AIR INTAKE
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BLOWER
HOUSING
AND BAFFLES
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14
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11 --
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ENGINE
_--10
CONTROLS
I
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9
CRANKSHAFT
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EXHAUST
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6
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV15S, TYPE NUMBER 41567
FUEL SYSTEM
J
4
7
/
/
I
CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND BREATHER
I
17
51
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV15S, TYPE NUMBER 41567
I
IGNITION
/ ELECTRICAL
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
I
I
,
I
I
16,
t
_--7
CRANKCASE I
STARTING SYSTEM I
1
2
52
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV15S, TYPE NUMBER 41567
AIR INTAKE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
12-743-05
2
3
4
5
6
7
25-341-02
12-096-24
12-083-08
12-100-01
X-25-63
12-083-05
8
9
12-313-04
12-094-12
10
12-072-05
11
12-086-01
12
12-041-02
ENGINE
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
CONTROLS
PART
NO.
Kit, Air Cleaner(Includes
Key Numbers 2 thru 12)
Knob, Air Cleaner Cover
Cover, Air Cleaner
Precleaner Element
Wing Nut
Washer, Plain 1/4
Element, Air Cleaner
_ncludes #7)
rommet
Base, Air Cleaner(Includes
Key Numbers 9 and 10)
Stud, Mounting Plate
M6 x 1.0 x 66
Screw, #10 Hi-Lo Thread
Forming (2)
Gasket, Air Cleaner
1
2
3
Decal, Air Cleaner
13
14
15
16
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
EXHAUST
12-014-37
12-139-01
Crankshaft
Plug, Cup
NOTILLUSTRATED
-12-113-53
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
DESCRIPTION
12-079-07
12-237-01
M-0664020
Linkage, Choke
Clamp, Cable
Screw, Locked Socket
M6 x 1.0 x 20 (2)
M-0545016
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x .8 x 16
12-536-09
Control, Speed Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 6
through 9)
M-0443020
Screw, Pan Head
M4 x 0.7 x 20
SM-0443025 Screw, Pan Head
M4 x 0.7 x 25
12-089-11
Spring, Choke Adjust (2)
12-089-23
Spring, Choke Return
12-089-24
Spring, Governor
M-0641060
Nut, Hex Flange M6 x 1.0
SM-0642025 Screw, Hax Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 25
12-090-05
Lever, Governor
25-158-t 1
Bushing, Throttle Linkage.
12-079-01
Linkage, Throttle
25-158-08
Bushing, Linkage Retaining
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
BLOWER
KEY
NO.
HOUSING
PART
NO.
1
M-0545010
2
3
4
24-468-10
12-146-07
M-0645020
6
7
9
8
10
11
24-096-05
12-027-32
12-141-01
12-096-28
25-154-02
M-0545020
12
13
12-063-05
M-0645016
14
15
12-063-08
12-063-01
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-12-113-64
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
M-0829033
12-041-03
M-0841080
4
5
6
12-126-tl
12-445-06
M-0645025
AND BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
MS x 0.8 x 10 (8)
Washer, Plain 1/4
Plate, Blower Housing
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 20
Cover, Pinion
Housing, Blower
Ring, Retainer (2)
Cover
Clip, Mounting (3)
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x .8 x 20 (3)
Baffle, Intake Side
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 16 (2)
Baffle, Cylinder Head
Baffle, Cylinder
PART
NO.
NOT
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Stud, M8 x 1.25 x 33 (2)
Gasket, Exhaust Manifold
Nut, Hex Flange
M8 x 1.25 (2)
Bracket, Muffler
Strap, Liffing
Screw, HexFlange
M6 x 1.0 x 25 (2)
ILLUSTRATED
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12-522-18
12-755-59
Short Block
Gasket Set
RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1500-2000
RPM Settings: High Speed: 3200-3400
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch --- 25.4 mm
Decal, Horsepower
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV15S, TYPE NUMBER 41567
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
12-853-56
2
3
12-041-02
12-053-56
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
12-041-01
12-089-23
12-079-07
12-265-04
X-426-9
25-353-10
25-050-02
47-154-01
12-086-07
12-431-01
12-368-05
12-089-09
12-086-04
12-089-09
12-146-03
25-086-27
12-144-09
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
12-144-08
12-089-10
12-146-02
12-337-03
12-757-02
12-041-05
12-104-01
12-757-09
29
12-041-06
30
M-0641060
31
32
33
X-25-63
X-22-11
M-0629122
NOTILLUSTRATED
-12-041-01
-12-757-03
-12-518-05
--
41-518-34
---
277563
12-454-03
CYLINDER
DESCRIPTION
Kit, Carburetor (Includes #2
thru 6)
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Carburetor Assembly
(For Information Only - Not
Available Separately)
(Includes Key Numbers 12
thru 27)
Gasket, Carburetor (2)
Spring, Choke Return
Linkage, Choke
Deflector, Heat
Clamp, Hose (2)
Line, Fuel, 9"
Filter, Fuel
Clip, Cable
Screw, Hex Cap 8-32 x 3/8
Sleeve, Insulating
Needle, Idle, Fuel Adjust
Spring, Idle Fuel
Screw, Idle Speed Adjust
Spring, Idle Speed
Plate, Throttle
Screw, Throttle Plate (2)
Shaft, Throttle with Lever
and Seal
Shaft, Choke
Spring, Choke
Plate, Choke
Jet, Main
Kit, Float
Gasket, Bowl
Bowl, Fuel
Kit, Solenoid Assembly
(Includes Key Number 29)
Gasket, Bowl Retainer
Screw
Nut, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 (2)
Washer, Plain 1/4
Washer, Lock 1/4
Stud, M6 x 1.0 x 122 (2)
Gasket, Carburetor
Kit, Carburetor Repair
Lead, Solenoid, Black, 5",
14 Gauge, Uninsulated
Push-OnTabs
Lead, Ground, Green, 5",
18 Gauge Insulated Grip
Barrel Eyelets
Connector
Tie, Cable
54
HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
12-351-01
12-755-60
12-411-01
12-041-10
12-017-01
6
12-017-02
12-016-01
12-016-02
7
8
9
12-146-13
12-468-05
12-112-13
10
12-086-15
11
12
13
14
15
16
12-089-01
12-173-01
12-755-03
X-426-9
12-326-03
M-0645020
17
18
19
20
12-096-07
235011
24-032-05
M-0640034
21
22
23
24-194-01
24-186-03
M-0545010
24
25
26
27
12-018-01
12-402-02
12-318-09
X-75-23
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
DESCRIPTION
Lifter, Valve (2)
Kit, Cylinder Head
Rod, Push (2)
Gasket, Cylinder Head
Valve, Intake, Standard
Size
Valve, Intake, .25" Oversize
Valve, Exhaust, Standard
Valve, Exhaust, .25"
Oversize
Plate, Guide
Washer, Plain 13/32
Spacer, Head Bolt Exhaust
Port
Screw, Hex Flange
M10 x 1.5 x 81 (5)
Spring, Valve (2)
Cap, Valve Spring (2)
Kit, Retainer (2)
Clamp, Hose (2)
Hose, Breather
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1.0 x 20 (5)
Cover, Valve with Nipple
Retainer, Spring
Seal, Valve Stem
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x lx 34 (2)
Pivot, Rocker Arm (2)
Arm, Rocker (2)
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 xl0
Retainer, Breather Reed
Reed, Breather
Head, Cylinder
Plug, Pipe, Allen Head 1/8
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271050
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV15S, TYPE NUMBER 41567
IGNITION
KEY
NO.
/ ELECTRICAL
PART
NO.
1
12-086-14
2
3
4
12-468-03
24-162-03
M-0639016
5
6
7
8
9
10
12-112-01
12-157-02
X-42-15
.
12-025-37
12-155-02
M-0548025
11
M-0545010
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-154-02
12-085-08
12-132-02
X-728-1
12-584-01
M-0545020
NOTIL_I_D
-12-518-11
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
M10x 1.5x46
Washer, Plain 3/8
Screen, Grass
Screw, Hex Flange
M6 x 1 x 16 (4)
Spacer, Fan (4)
Fan
Key
Flywheel Assembly
Connector (4 Contact)
Screw, Hex Cap
M5 x 0.8 x 25(2)
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 10 (2)
Clip, Stator Harness
Stator Assembly
Spark Plug
Clip, Cable
Module, Ignition
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x20 (2)
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
12-038-01
2
25-755-13
3
4
5
6
12_153-03
12-153-02
12-123-04
M-0545020
7
8
9
10
12-153-01
25-162-07
12-096-03
M-0545016
11
M-1039025
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
12-126-02
12-089-03
12-462-01
12-208-01
12-050-01
X-75-10
12-393-01
12-032-04
12-096-02
M-05450!6
22
23
12-032-03
SM-0839045
24
12-199-30
DESCRIPTION
1
2
12-032-03
12-522-18
3
4
12-445-02
M-0839025
5
6
12-380-03
12-755-49
7
8
12-089-18
12-422-08
12-422-09
12-422-10
12-422-11
12-422-12
12-422-13
12-422-07
12-144-27
12-874-07
12-874-08
9
10
12-874-09
11
12
Lead, White, Ground To Kill
(19", 18 Gauge, Fully
Insulated Push-on Tab and
Uninsulated Push-on Tab
Ten'ninals)
14
15
16
17
18
19
12-018-02
12-108-07
12-108-08
12-108-09
12-067-05
12-067-06
12-380-01
12-043-05
M-0631005
12-144-02
52-139-09
12-755-64
20
21
22
23
12-144-24
X-25-102
12-032-01
SM-0631015
24
12-154-05
13
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 2 and 3)
Kit, Oil Fill Cap
olnCludes Key #3)
-Ring, Dipstick
O-Ring, Upper Oil FillTube
Tube, Oil Fill
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 20
O-Ring, Lower Oil Fill Tube
Screen, Oil Pick-up
Cover, Oil Pick-up Screen
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0,8 x 16
Screw, Hex Flange
M10 x 1.5 x 25
Sracket, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Spring, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Piston, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Body, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Filter, Oil
Plug, Square Head, Solid 3/8
Oil Pump Assembly
O-Ring, Oil Pump Cover
Cover, Oil Pump
Screw, Hex Flange
M5 x 0.8 x 16 (3)
Seal, Oil (P.T.O. End)
Screw, Hex Flange
M8 x 1.25 x 45(12)
Pan, Oil
STARTING
55
SYSTEM
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
M-0839070
2
25-098-03
3
4
5
7
8
12-755-54
12-227-06
45-170-03
12-227-11
12-086-25
NOTE:
Seal, Crankshaft
Block, Cylinder
(Use Short Block)
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Hex Flange
M8 x 1.25 x 25
Dowel, Locating (4)
Kit, Camshaft
(Includes Key #7 & 8)
Spring, Actuating
Shim, Camshaft, Blue
Shim, Camshaft, Red (A.R.) Shim, Camshaft, YeUow(A.R.)
Shim, Camshaft, Green (A.R.)
Shim, Camshaft, Grey (A.R.)
Shim, Camshaft, Black (A.R.)
Shim, Camshaft, White (A.R.)
Shaft, Balance
Piston wiring Set, Standard
Piston w/Ring Set .25"
Oversize
Piston w/Ring Set .50"
Oversize
Retainer, Piston Pin (2)
Ring Set, Standard
Ring Set .25" Oversize
Ring Set .50" Oversize
Connecting Rod, Standard
Connecting Rod .25" Oversize
Pin, Governor Regulating
Gear, Governor Assembly
Washer, Plain, 6ram
Shaft, Governor Gear
Plug, Cup
Kit, Shaft, Governor Cross,
with Clip
(Includes Key #20 and 24)
Shaft, Governor Cross
Washer, Plain 1/4
Seal, Governor Cross Shaft
Washer, Plain, 6ram
Clip, Hitch Pin
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Flange
M8 x 1.25 x 70 (2)
StaRer Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers
3 thru 8)
Kit, Drive End
Cap, Drive End
Armature
End Cap, Commutator
Screw, Hex Flange
1/4-20 x 4-5/8 (2)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
57
SUGGESTED
I
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
""
SIGHTING
GUIDE
_
CUT
'
THe.
8
I
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greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution
Operate when
your Tractor
changingup direction
and downonthe
slopes.
face of slopes (not
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