Owner's Manual £RAFTSMAN° 185 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No 917.270760 • • • • 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 Craftsmen Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat Seam, Roebuck and Co, Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:wv, w sears corn/craftsman Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 5 Assembly .............................................. 7 Operation ............................................ 11 Maintenance Schedule .................... 178 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY Maintenance ....................................... 18 Service and Adjustments .................... 22 Storage ............................................... 29 Troubleshooting ................................. 30 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. 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 area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade, • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless 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 white 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 enter the area. 3 • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • 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 overtum the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. 4 ,_LLook for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEAWARE71! YOUR _FETY 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 _re it cannot contact spark plug. AUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. PRODUCT _CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of 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 the ground and cause you to lose control of Y_Uwr tractor. ARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 1.25 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OILTYPE 'API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) 4.0 PINTS OIL CAPACITY: SPARK PLUG: GAP: .030") VALVE ADJUSTMENT CHAMPION RC12YC GROUND SPEED (MPH): TIRE PRESSURE: FORWARD: 5.5 REVERSE: 2.4 CHARGING SYSTEM: 16AMPS @ 3600 RPM BATTERY: AMP/HR: 28 MIN. CCA: 230 CASE SIZE:U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER * Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this owner's manual. INTAKE: .004"-.006' EXHAUST: .004"-.006 FRONT: REAR: ,A WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an intemal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-coverad land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of Califomia 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 Sears Authorized Service Center/Department (See Maintenance section of this manual). 14 PSI 10 PSI CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. RESPONSIBILITIES 5 Steering Wheel 0 Steering Sleeve Steering Wheel Adapter Extension Shaft teering t (1) Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1 Wheel Insert _ 1) Lock washer 3/8 (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Locknut 5/16-18 Seat (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob Keys (2) Keys Video Cassette "-'t 6 Slope Sheet 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. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (1) Utility knife (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Tire pressure (1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet 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). • Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steedng 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. _ _ 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 fiat. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove. Steering Wheel Insert Hex Bolt _Lock f_! Steering j_.._ Wheel _ _ BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM 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 secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 7 _-'- Washer Large Flat /_../ Boot HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for charging instructions). Ba_e_ Box Label NOTE: You may now roll or drive you tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position, • Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). • Roll tractor forward off skid. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove adjustment knob and fiat 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. Seat _kWARNING: 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. • Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. • Release parking brake. Seat Pan Shoulder Bolt "_.._._.. Adjustment Knob Flat Washer 8 INSTALL • Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. • Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECK MULCHER 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. 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. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS _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. Shield 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 Mulcher Plate Hooks 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, 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. 9 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. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: J All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/" No remaining loose parts in carton. •/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). J Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,f Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. •/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: 4' Engine oil is at proper level. J 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. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED L MOWER LIFT H L ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION DANGER, REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED KEEP HANDS HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) AND FEET AWAY 11 KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S YOUR TRACTOR MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Light Switch Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter Ignition Switch " -'--. Lever . Choke Contro[_ Plunger Throttle Lift Lever Clutch/ Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Free Wheel Control g Brake Lever Approxq Speed: I 3MPH_J 2MPH_ I 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. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. 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 CONTROL - Used to control engine speed, 12 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 Choke Throttl_ "Engaged" Position "Disengaged" Position Parking Brake "Engaged" Clutch/ 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 USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. • Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. MoUon Control Lever °Disengaged". PosWon STOPPING • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Position MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground ddve, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not retum to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to =OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. TO ADJUST HEIGHT 13 MOWER CUTTING The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-112 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches 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. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disenzage attachment clutch control. 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 "Engaged" Position Lift Lever High Position "_ Low Position TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. • Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. • Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Position Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS _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 motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. 3/8-16 Locknut Gauge Wheel Mounting Bracket 3/8 Gauge Wheel ;houlder Bolt TO OPERATE MOWER TO TRANSPORT 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. • Lower mower with attachment lift control. When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor, • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 14 • Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATI'ACH MENTS 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 ENIGNE 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, WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may Occur. A CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL TO START ENGINE • The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. • Move throttle control to fast position • Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 15 • 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, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. 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. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • 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. PURGE TRANSMISSION A:_CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air reside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal. • Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. • Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP • Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: • Be sure the tractor is on level ground. • Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. • Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. 16 • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. • Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • 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 tums 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. MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early aftemoon. 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 pattem 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. 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _ AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE _ .O_>/'_.o, _1, sERv,cEDATES e::;o.+::lon T Check Operator presence Intedock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners T Lubdcstion Chart O A Check Battery Level Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Adjust Blade end V' _T _4 I_ Cooling V' Belt(s) Tension I_s +I, Adjust Motion Odve Belt(s) Tension Check Engine Oil Level _ I_ Change Engine Oil _1,2,3 E Clean Air Filter _2 N Clean Air Screen I_#'2 Inspect MuffiedSperk NF V' Arrester I_ Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge V'= _ Replace Fuel Filter I_ 1 - CMnge more often when operating under a heevy Ioed or in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Servk:e more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions, 3 +If equipped with oil lilter, change oil ever/50 hours, 4 +Replace blades more onen when mowing in sandy soit, GENERAL 5 + If equipped with adjustabte system. 6 + Not required if equipped wllJ_rr_ntenance-free battery, 7 - T_ghtenfront axle pivot bolt to 35 ft+-Ibs,maximum, Do not ovedLgMen, LUBRICATION CHART 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 Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and intedock systems for proper operation. • Check for loose fasteners. I_ Zerk _'_'_ _3Front Wheel ,Bearing Zerk Spindle Zerk Beadng Ze_ _)General Purpose Grease +Refer to Maintenance "Engine" Section 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-lubricatin_ bearings. If you feel they must be lubncated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. • • • • 18 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. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM 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. 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 R. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly TrailingEdge Up Fiat Washer_.._ "_r_ (____Blade __.. H_le _ Center Lock Washer "_"_, _S_tar _---_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. 5/8 Bol ade Center Hole BATrERY 19 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. Corrosionand 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 The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearast authorized service center/department. ENGINE LUBRICATION 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°1:. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. "lighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. • After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. • Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at =FULL" line on dipstick. Air Screen__ Oil Drain Oil Fill Cap//l_L_"-_l:_J_l_ Dipstsick 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. RANGE ANTICIPATED P_g _=.______ CLEANAIRSCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubbom dried gum fibers. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES TEMPERATURE " BEr-O_E NEXT OIL CHANGE 20 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 t00 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 pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. • Remove knobs and cover. TO SERVICE ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. • Unscrew old filter by turning counterclockwise. Use a suitable container to catch oil. • Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to rubber gasket on replacement oil filter. • Install replacement oil filter by turning clockwise until rubber gasket contacts mounting surface, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn. • Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual). For approximate capacity see =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. • Start engine and check for oil leaks. Correct any leaks before placing engine into full operation. Oil Filter MUFFLER PRE-CLEANER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. • Wash it in liquid detergent and water. • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. • Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. • If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner. 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. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. • Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure with knobs. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. 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. Kn°bSc_ Foam Pre-Cleane_ 21 CLEANING 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. of all foreign i Clean engine,matter. battery, seat, finish, etc. Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. 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 Into 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. 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. Small Retainer Spring - ,,.;--;_ ._;;: uspension Arms ._,'S_.- '''' .,,,- ,, Square Hole ine Pulley Retainer Spring.... Anti-Sway Link Springs Both Sides) Housing Large Spring Bracket 22 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 tiros 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 Bottom edge of m°we__ A---]-_'""_ • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. r°und GroundLine _'-'7"_ Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length mSuspension Lift Link AdjustmentNut 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 roar 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 23 TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT With Parking Brake "Engaged" =A. The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See =TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. • Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of removal. • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Mandrel Pulley Idler TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut =A" on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and tum nut =A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department. Jam Nut Arm Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/department TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest, • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. Engine Pulley-- -_ Clutchingldler/ Stationary Idler Transmission Input Pulley 24 ] TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT TO ADJUST STEERING ALIGNMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. • Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. • Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. • Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. • While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. • Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: • Loosen the adjustment bolt. • Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. • Start engine and test. • If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. 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 Motion Control The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS • Block up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. • On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Neutral Lock Gate Retaining Ring Washer Axle Cover AdjustmentBolt TRANSMISSION MENT WHEEL Squam Key --_ (Rear Wheel Only) REMOVAL/REPLACE- Should your transmission require removal for sewice or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See =PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. 25 TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BA'n'ERY A 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. 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 REPLACING _,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 keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. • Close battery box door. cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. Seal TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. • RED cable last from both batteries. Positive Terminal BA'I'rERY Batter, Box Door Negative Terminal Rex / Positive (Red) Cable Negative Cable (Black) TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. • Close hood. ed Battery / Positive Terminal \ Negative Terminal 26 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 HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. • Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner. • Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. • Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR • 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. Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Hood _/_ Headlight Wire ENGINE TO ADJUST CABLE THROTTLE 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 to fast position. • Check that swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke 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: Swivel Clamp 27 Clamp Screw 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. _lb CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storable. When mower is to be stored for a penod 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. 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. • 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. ENGINEOIL 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 BATI'ERY • 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. 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 dudng storage. Also, experience indicates that alcoho blended fuels 9called gasohol or using • Do not store gasoline from one seasor 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. 28 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE • Out of fuel. • Engine not "CHOKED" properly. • Engine flooded, • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. Service Adjustments • Engine valves 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 carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hard to start CORRECTION Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel, Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment, Enginewill not turn over • Clutch/brake pedal not depressed • Attachment clutch is engaged. • Weak or dead battery. • Blown fuse. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Faulty ignition switch. • Faulty solenoid or starter. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline, • Check all wiring, • See =To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Depress clutch/brake pedal. • Disengage attachment clutch, • Faulty operator presence switch(es). Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. • Contact an authorized service center/department. Engine clicks but will not start • • • • • • • • Loss of power • Cutting too much grass/too fast. • Throttle in =CHOKE" position. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 0o • • • • • • Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. • Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART )ROBLEM CAUSE Loss of power (Continued) • Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Dirty air filter. • Low oil level/dirty oil. • Faulty spark plug. CORRECTION • Dirty fuel filter. • Stale or dirty fuel. • Water in fuel. • Spark plug wire loose. • Dirty engine air screen/fins. • Dirty/clogged muffler. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damaged part(s). • Clean underside of mower housing. • Clean/replace air filter. • Check oil level/change oil. • Clean and regap or change spark plug. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Connect and tighten spark plug wire. • Clean engine air screen/ fins. • Clean/replace muffler. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Replace blade mandrel. • Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Englnecontinues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged • Faulty operator-safety presence control system. • Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact an authorized service center/department. Poor cut - uneven • Wom, bent or loose blade. • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Replace blade mandrel. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • Mower deck not level. • Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. • Bent blade mandrel. • Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Mower blades will not rotate • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. • Worn/damaged mower drive belt. • Frozen idler pulley. • Frozen blade mandrel. 3O • Remove obstruction. • Replace mower drive belt. • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION • Engine speed too slow. •Travelspeedtoofast. • Wetgmss. • 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. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) • • • • Switch Bulb(s) Faulty Loose is "OFF'. burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring. • Blown fuse. Battery will not charge Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" • 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 connec tions. • Replace fuse. • Bad battery cell(s). • Poor cable connections. • Faulty regulator (if so equipped). • Faulty alternator. • Replace battery. • Check/clean all connections. • Replace regulator. • Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. • Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. • Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. • Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. • Replace motion drive belt. • Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds stopping engine. • Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 31 • Replace alternator. • Purge transmission. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 SCHEMATIC RE° Illll BATTERY RE° REo FUSE STARTER BLACK '0 _)AMMETER I ' ,(>€--- ...... I I I SOLENOID I CLUTCH I BRAKE (PEDAL UP) --_,G IGNITION SWITCH A • (OPTIONAL) IGNITION UNIT _ _1_ I I BLUE FUEL = PLUG SPARK GAP (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL ENGINES) _I I CHN_GitIG SYSTEM OUTPJT 20 V_x.'rs AC @ 3_¢ RpM L---- FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) BROWN NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNITION SWITCH HEADLIGHTS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CUPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING, 33 /-_ TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER _)17.270760 ELECTRICAL i/ I 42 41 26 / / / // // / i/ I I 29 I 28 27 I I I I I 34 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 Battery Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Case, Battery Mech Hinge Switch, Interlock Push-In Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J) Bulb, Light Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11" Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire Fuse, 15 Amp Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Unc Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12" Switch, Plunger Switch, Ignition Key, Ignition Harness, Ignition Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal, Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular Protection Wire Loop 163465 74760412 156417 153664 166182 4152J 4799J 146147 166180 73510400 4207J 121305X 163968 140403 170217 71110408 131563 145673 122822X 141940 NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR -- MODE L NUMBER 917.270760 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 58 12 @/5 55 54 208 74 3 36 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 212 - - Chassis Stamping Dmwbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 BumperHood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carhage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, L.H. ClipTinnermanGrille P/L Panel, Dash, R.H. HoodAssembly BumperHood Washer 13132x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Nut Grille/Lens Asm Lens, Gdlle Fend/FtmstPntSTLT W/CPH 558 Bracket,Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1F2Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Nut Lock w/Insert 114-20UNC Washer 9/32 x7/8 x 16 Ga. Bracket Gdlle PickoffLH Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 BracketGrille Pickoff RH Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75 Duct Intake Air BoltRdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 DashLowerSTLT NutCrownlock3/8-16 UNC PlateReinforcementSTLT BracketSwaybar Chassis BracketPnt FootrestSTLT RJod PivotChassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder5/16 -18"13" ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT ScrewThdro_ 3/8-16 x 1/2 Insert Lens Reflective Plug, Button 169830 169061 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 155927 145660 172107X010 144983X558 126938X 19131312 STD541437 156725X558 155217X599 164918X558 139978 17490508 169834 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STD522507 162266 72140606 154798 7368O600 165867 154966 154207 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 165919 5479J NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 GROUND DRIVE 42 35 32 i'39 62 36 3O :38 27_ 49 47 ., 151 • 51 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 ...... 8 10 14 15 16 165866 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 19 STD541437 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 64 130564 169498 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 145204 71673 169592 74760512 155071 120183X 19211616 1572H 131494 74760644 4470J 165838 19131312 127783 154407 123205X STD523715 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X STD523712 140294 169691 17060612 8883R 140186 71170764 DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro Gr 314-0510 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Rex FIgHd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Uric Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 Rod, Brake Hydro Nut, HexJam 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Idler, Flat Bolt Spacer, Split Keeper, Belt Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC Nut, Cmwnlock 5/16-18 Uric Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 KEY PART NO. NO. 65 66 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 116 150 151 156 158 159 161 S'rD551143 154778 134683 169183 19132012 169182 169496 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 169594 164890X428 124346X 170201 4497H 72110610 165850 19133210 166002 165589 165494 72140406 162 163 73680400 74780416 164 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 202 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 72110612 DESCRIPTION Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Keeper Belt Engine Strap Torque Lh Hydro Washer 13132 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. Strap Torque Rh Hydro Spacer, Split Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Console, Shift Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires Retainer Spring 1"Zinc/Cad Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive Washer 13132 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 314 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D Washer Nyl 718 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18UNC Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18UNC x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr.5 NOTE: All componentdimensions givenin U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 STEERINGASSEMBLY -'-'------ • _ L .J .s Is3 . 37-----t i I S2 44 47 4O TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 27 26 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 SteeringWheel AxleAssemblySTMP DroppodSTL SpindleAssembly,LH. SpindleAssembly,R.H. Bearing,Race, Thrust,Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring,Klip Bearing,SteeringColumn Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer BrgAxle Front Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly,Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support,Shaft ScrewHex Wshnd Torx PittmanShaft 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 Red, Tie Bushing,Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge Nut Lock Canter3/8-24 UNF Adaptor,StseringWheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge ExtensionShaftSteering LR.LT Cap, Spindle Fitting.Grease Nut LockHax w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC BoltFin Hax 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Kit Steering Asm Service Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5 Spacer Brace Axle BearingArm Pittman Bolt Rdnd Sqnk 3/8-16 Uricx 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga Bolt Hex Nylon3/8-18 x 3/4 Bracket Susp Chassis Front Fastner ChristmasTree 139768 154427 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 169832 STD551137 136618 145212 156546 57079 160395 165857 165851 154406 126847X 136874 19131416 17060612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 STD541537 100711L 145054x428 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M STD541431 74780520 167902 STD523710 160367 154404 72140618 169827 19132012 74950612 169835 133835 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. tnchss 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR -- MODE L NUMBER 917.270760 ENGINE 14 13 81 I0 i 26 17 '33 31 / 33 40 29 \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester I 42 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 169387 17720410 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 15 16 17 23 25 26 29 31 32 33 37 38 40 44 45 46 62 72 81 149723 160589 159955 150176 162797 165391 13280336 13200300 STD551237 17490624 169837 145996 73920600 137180 109202X 158990 123487X 137040 ....... 124028)( 17670412 17000612 19091416 10040500 71070512 73510400 No'rE: DESCRIPTION Control, Throttle Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model 407777-0121 -E3 Muffler, Asm. Twin Lo-Tone Pipe Exhaust Intek 20 RH Pipe Exhaust Intek 20 LH Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 Shield Brewing B&S Intek II Muffler Gasket Nipple, Pipe Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT Washer, Look Ext tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Shield, Browning/Debris Guard Control Choke Nut Keps 3/8-24 UNF Arrester, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap, Fuel Clamp, Hose BIk Line, Fuel 7.5 Plug, Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown) BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Line ScrewHex Wsh Thdeol 1/4-20 x 3/4 ScrewHex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 16 Ga. Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 SEAT ASSEMBLY 8 I f I I =\ I I I ; i I I 22 21 n i 5 I i 116 11 12 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket, Pivot, Seat Bolt Washer 13/32 x I x 10 Gauge Clip, Push-ln Hinged Nut Spring,Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge Pan, Seat EmbossQCK Conn. Knob Seat Bracket,Switch Mounting 140123 140551 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 155925 166369 121246X KEY PART NO. NO. 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-112 Spacer, Split .28 x .88 Spring Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Nut Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. 25 127018X Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 DESCRIPTION TRACTOR - - MODEL NU MBER 917.270760 DECALS 13 21 10 2O 12 14 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 156811 138O47 171696 171697 174322 133644 166887 163204 156439 146046 167329 Decal, Oper. Instr. Decal Battery Decal,Hood, R.H. Decal,Hood, LH. DecalHoodReplacement Decal,CustomerMaintenance Decal, Deck EZ3 Decal,Fender,Craftsman Decal,FenderDanger Decal,V-Belt Ddve Schematic Decal, Dash Pnl WHEELS KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 14 20 21 23 ------- Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, BatteryDngr/Psn Eng Decal, FenderAutoSears Decal,Engine Decal, LiftHandle Pad FootrestLH STLT Pad FootrestRH STLT Decal By Pass LT Hydro Owner'sManual,English Owner'sManual,Spanish 160396 149516 163205 167049 138311 165800X428 165799X428 169210 174319 174320 KEY PART NO. NO. & TIRES DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 8 9 10 106108X427 Rim,Rear 122082X "lira,Rear 7152J Tube, RearTire (Not Provided,Service Item 11 104757X 144334 4,10 7 11 °. Valve Cap, Tire Stem,Valve Tire, Front Tube, FrontTire (Not Provided,Service Item Only) 106732X427 Rim,Front 27811 Fitting,Grease (FrontWheel Only) 9040H Beadng,Flange(FrontWheel Only) Only) Cap, Axle Sealant,Tire 10 oz. NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches 1 Inch= 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 4 6 6 13 19 2O 2O 13 32 19 15 13_ 32 TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 112-13 UNC TnJnnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 UNC Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spdng Bearing, Pvt, Lift Sphedca! Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 S'rD624008 173288 73350800 130171 73800800 139868 163552 140302 73540600 NOTE: All component crff'nensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm i 47 ! TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 MOWER DECK ._47 142 21 22 \ 2 16 11 28 I 1 29 6 19 f 21 48 27 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 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 165892 STD533107 138017 DESCRIPTION MowerDeckAssembly,42" Bolt racketAssembly,Sway Bar, Front 165460 BracketSway Bar 38142"Deck STD624008 RetainerSpdng 130832 Arm,Suspension,Rear 850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 STD551137 Washer, Lock 140296 Washer,Hardened 134149 Blade,Mulching 129895 Beadng,Ball 137645 ShaftAssembly,Mandrel, vented (Includes Key Number12) 128774 Housing,Mandrel,Vented 110485X Bearing,Ball,Mandrel 140329 Stdpper,Vented MowerDeck 72140505 Bolt,Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt,Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex STD541431 NutCrownlock5/16-18 UNC 134753 StiffenerBracket 131267 Bracket,Deflector 105304X Cap,Sleeve 123713X Spdng,Torsion,Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield,Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 131491 Rod,Hinge 157722 ScrewThdrolWasherHead 129963 Washer, Spacer 153535 Pulley,Mandrel 137266 Nut,Toplock,Flanged STD533717 Bolt 133835 Fastner,ChristmasTree 131494 Pulley, Idler, Rat STD551037 Washer 13/32 x13/16 x16 Ga e Nu_rownl_.k 3/8-16 UNC STD541437 140088 Guard. Mandrel,L.H. STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer,Hardened 155066 RollerAssembly,Cam Follower 131340 Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 STD541410 Locknut 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC 131845 Arm Assembly,Pad, Brake 133943 Washer,Hardened 155O46 Arm, Idler 165723 Spacer,Retainer 141043 Guard, TUV Idler 149846 KnobCustomOval KEY PART NO. NO. 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 128 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 t57 158 159 --- 144959 STD541437 136420 71161010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 155197 155188 17060512 STD541431 72110504 4898H 165746 73930600 STD551037 143723 153390 19131312 STD523710 V-Belt Nut MulcherCover Screw Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly,Begger Nut,Weld Bracket,Gauge, Wheel L.H. Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R.H. Screw 5/16-16 x 3/4 Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2 Bolt,Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Centedock3/8-16 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Bracket WasherFelt Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 STD533710 Bolt, RdhdSqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1 165890 Arm SpringBrakeMower BracketArm Idler 42" 157109 158634 KeeperBelt 42"ClutchCable 165888 PulleyIdler Flat 165891 BoltCardage Idler 131335 SpdngExtension 169022 SpdngReturnIdler 165898 RetainerSpringYellowZinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. 19091216 169670 BracketClutch Cable Clutch42 In 169676 169674 WasherRat 3/6" Type B 169675 Spdng Retainer 169671 SpringRetentionLever 169672 Spacer 169669 RodClutch 177_410 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 72140614 BoltRdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 13/4 130794 MandrelAssembly(Includes Key Numbers8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32) 169583 MowerDeck,Complete (StandardDeck, Order SeparatelyMulcherPlateand Gauge WheelComponents,Key Nos. 101-106 and 111-121) NOTE: 49 DESCRIPTION All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm o 120-, 11 88 -rl x r- --! m 0 19 1 109 | o=_ oO m 9OO rz I11 I-- c Z I'_ 0 ID _ 81 73 79 17 16 12 "4 O'I 0 32 93 59 6O _69 66 58 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 33 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170202 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring-Retaining Spacer Ring-Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40ram Od X 12mrn Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm,Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveBead ng(Outboard) .75x1.750x.625 Washer, 314 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Thk Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, LH.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/6-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Beadng, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50OU Brake Yoke KEY PART NO. NO. 59 60 61 62 63 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 170412 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 73 74 75 170418 142884 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 8.1 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 86. 87 88 90 93 107 108 161162 170425 170426 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 170433 109 111 112 113 116 119 120 121 122 123 124 170434 170435 170436 170437 170438 170439 170440 170441 170442 170443 170444 125 126 127 128 900 170445 170446 170447 173165 166768 NOTE: 51 DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 WPatch, Special Flange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D, X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hax Lock Nut 5/16 24 Unf (Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316xl.50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sac 5132 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft .7lid x 1.15od x.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Kit, Expansion Tank Transaxle Complete All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3 929 _' 10 11_ 3© , ,55_ fg_ 216 J1 188 267 _, 222 _ 967 REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. 265 305_ 267 I 1019 LABEL KIT I 163 447A 8 1017 220 1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT 691 750 4 51_ I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I ,63 I 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL I 52 883_/ TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3 3s_ 1029 211 ,1A_ 1370 276 1123 _ 1124 _ 633@ 53 TRACTOR -- MODE L NUMBER 917.270760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3 74 IP 635_ 1005 332_ 363_ 1:_ 474_-_,mL 877 ] 1 1851 -k 358 GASKET SET 3_ 7_ 1 2_ 48 2o_ 51_ 163_ 276 0 943(::D 842_:' 691 _ 524_ 0 822_ 10 V 801 697_ 54 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 5A 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 45 46 48 50 51 51A 53 54 73 74 75 89 95 98 104 105 108 117 PART NO. DESCRIPTION 690231 Cylinder Assembly 499585 Bushing-Cylinder 391086 * Seal-Oil 690069 Sump-Engine 499587 Head-Cylinder No. t 499595 Head-Cylinder No. 2 690962 _,_Gasket-Cylinder Head 499601 Breather Assembly 690937 Gasket-Breather 690960 Screw (Breather Assy.) 690942 Tube-Breather 690945 Gasket-Crankcase 690360 Screw (Cylinder Head) 690946 Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft 691046 690947 Seal-Oil (PTO Side) 690306 Screw (Engine Sump) 691053 Flywheel 222698 Key-Flywheel 499588 Piston Assembly (Std.) 499589 Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.) 499590 Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.) 499591 Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.) 499604 Ring Set-Piston (Std.) 499605 Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.) 499606 Ring Set-Piston (.020 O.S,) 499607 Ring Set-Piston (.030 O.S.) 690978 Lock-Piston Pin 499582 Pin-Piston 499583 Rod-Connecting 690976 Screw (Connecting Rod) 499596 Valve-Exhaust 499597 Valve-Intake 690963 Spring-Valve (Intake) 690963 Spring-Valve (Exhaust) 690964 Retainer-Valve 499586 Keeper-Valve 690977 Valve Tappet 690978 Cam Shaft 693893 Short Block 690948 Manifold-Intake 90949 _rO_Gasket-lntake 690950 *O•Gasket-lntake 690951 Stud (Carburetor) 690953 Screw (Intake Manifold) 691055 Screen-Rotating 691057 Screw (Rotating Screen) 691056 Washer (Flywheel) 690283 Plug-Oil 690718 Screw (Throttle Valve) 499802 Idle Speed Kit 690984 • Pin-Float Hinge 690985 • Valve*Float Needle 690986 Valve-Choke 690232 • Jet-Main (Standard) 690989 Jet-Main (High Altitude) KEY NO. PART NO. 121 122 125 130 131 499811 690952 499804 690993 499805 133 135 137 141 142 146 150 160 163 499806 499803 690994 499807 499808 94388 690995 690996 691001 187 691050 187A691049 168 690960 192 197 690083 690960 209 211 212 213 2t6 219 220 222 227 231 691018 691019 691020 691021 691022 394348 690412 691023 691048 690718 240 250 252 265 691035 69O957 690956 691024 267 276 278 287 304 305 309 310 311 332 333 334 695134 690997 690097 690960 691004 691005 691262 691263 497608 691059 691060 691061 337 358 363 691043 499889 691062 * • Included Included 121 Included 977 Included 1033 • • DESCRIPTION Carburetor Overhaul Kit Spacer-Carburetor Carburetor Valve-Throttle Throttle Shaft Kit Float-Carburetor Fuel Transfer Tube • •Gasket-Float Bowl Choke Shaft Kit • Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing 0• Gasket-Nozzle Retainer-Solenoid • _Gasket-Air Cleaner Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Line*Fuel Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Screw (Back Plate) Spring-Governor Spring-Governod Idle Link-Throttle Bracket-Choke Control Link-Choke Gear-Governor Washer (Governor Lever) Bracket-Control Control Lever-Governor Screw (Choke Valve) Filter-Fuel Retainer-Breather Element-Breather Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) -kQe,Sealing Washer Washer (Gov. Control Lever) Screw (Dipstick Tube) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Motor-Starter Bolt-Starter Motor Brush Set Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Spark Plug Gasket Set Flywheel Puller in Engine Gasket Set, Ref. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref. No. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Ref. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3 KEY NO. PART NO. 383 385 387 404 418 445 447 447A 462 467 474 501 505 510 513 523 524 525 526 544 690966 690960 808656 690442 690999 499486 691003 690960 691261 691008 691064 691185 691029 497606 692024 691036 691032 691037 690960 DESCRIPTION Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Pump-Fuel Washer (Governor Crank) Plate-Cover Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw (Air Guide Cover) Washer (Starter Cable) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Regulator Nut (Gov. Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick _r Dipstick Tube Seal Dipstick Tube Screw (Regulator) Armature-Starter (Service with 691262 Starter Motor) 552 690552 Bushing-Governor Crank 552A690553 Bushing-Governor Crank 562 690311 Bolt (Gov. Control Lever) 573 691009 Plate-Back 579 691029 Nut (Starter Cable) 601 691038 Clamp-Hose 615 690317 Retainer-Governor Shaft 616 691045 Crank-Governor 628 690960 Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) 633 690998 Ot Seal-Choke Shaft 636 66538 Boot-Spark Plug 654 690958 Nut (Carburetor) 668 691215 Spacer 672 690234 00 Gasket-Carburetor Plate 691 690657 Governor Shaft Seal 697 690372 Screw (Drive Cap) 703 691010 Clip 718 690959 Pin-Locating 726 499612 Gear-Ring 729 694123 Wire Clip 741 690980 Gear-Timing 742 690328 E-Ring Retainer 750 691033 Screw (Oil Pump Cover) 783 693058 Gear-Pinion 788 691039 Fuel Pump Bracket 789 695050 Hamess-Wiring 797 693167 Screw (Brush Retainer) 798 690967 Screw (Rocker Arm) 801 691283 Cap-Drive 802 691286 Cap-End 803 Housing (Service with 691262 Starter Motor) 842 691031 Dipstick/Tube Seal 847 499602 Dipstick/Tube Assembly 851 691234 TerminaI-Sparkplug 855 691011 Adapter-Air 865 691012 Cover-Air Guide 865A 691014 Cover-Air Guide 865B 691015 Cover-Air Guide 868 690968 _O Seal-Valve 871 690969 Bushing-Guide 877 399916 Alternator Connector/Wire 883 690970 _O Gasket-Exhaust 914 690960 Screw (Rocker Cover) KEY NO. PART NO. 918 929 694000 691003 934 943 691058 690589 DESCRIPTION Hose-Vacuum Screw (Choke Control Bracket) Screw (Fan Retainer) "Jr O-Ring Seal (Oil Pump Coved 947 499809 Solenoid-Fuel 965 499613 Oil Pump Cover 967 273638 Filter-Pre-Cleaner 968 499788 Cover-Air Cleaner 975 499810 Bowl-Float 977 499812 Gasket Set-Carburetor 987 691000 OO Seal-Throttle Shaft 1005691243 Fan-Flywheel 1006 691247 Retainer-Fan 1013 690954 Nipple-Oil Filter 1017 690770 Oil Pump Screen 1019690103 Label Kit 1022 690971 *_ Gasket-Rocker Cover 1023 499599 Cover-Rocker (Cyl. No. 1) 1023A499600 Cover-Rocker (Cyl. No. 2) 1024 499054 Pump-Oil 1026 690981 Rod-Push (Steel) 1026A690982 Rod-Push (Aluminum) 1027 492932 Filter-OU 1029 690972 Rocker Arm 1033 499890 Valve Overhaul Kit 1035691042 Shaft-Pump 1036 695104 Emissions Label 1051 691265 Ring-Retaining 1058 274277 Owner's Manual 1090 691293 Retainer-Brush 11 O0 690973 Rocker Arm Pivot 1119 691183 Screw (Aitemator) 1123 690987 00 O-Ring Seal (Solenoid Retainer) 1124 690988 O_, O-Ring Seal-Fuel Transfer Tube 1126 690991 Screw Fuel Transfer Tube 1127 690992 Screw Float Bowl) 1128 690990 • Screw Carburetor Nozzle) 1169 690990 Screw Carburetor Cover Plate) ----445777-0027-E2 Replacement Engine RPM Settings: •. • • Included 358 Included No. 121 Included 977 Included 1033 Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Ref. No. in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Ref. No. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches1 inch = 25.4 mm 56 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL I _b greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns graduperate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I J For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold ifl SEARS © Seam, Roebuckand Co. 174319 Rev. 1 2.15.00 ® RegisteredTrademark/ tM Trademark of Seam, Roebuckand Co. ® Mama Registrada/ T" Maroe de Fdbficade Seam, Roebuckand Co. RD/MH Printedin U.S.A.