Owner`s manual | Craftsman 917.27076 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
£RAFTSMAN°
185 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No
917.270760
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears 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
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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.
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• 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.
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,_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
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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
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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.
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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.
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_-'-
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
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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.
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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).
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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
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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,
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
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
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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.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
_
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
_ .O_>/'_.o, _1,
sERv,cEDATES
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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'
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_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.
•
•
•
•
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. 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
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Center
Lock Washer "_"_,
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_---_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
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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
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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
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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.
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Foam Pre-Cleane_
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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
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Anti-Sway
Link
Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Large
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If 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
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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--
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Clutchingldler/
Stationary Idler
Transmission
Input Pulley
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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• Replace
alternator.
• Purge transmission.
TRACTOR
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SCHEMATIC
RE° Illll
BATTERY
RE°
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FUSE
STARTER
BLACK
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SOLENOID
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(PEDAL UP)
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IGNITION
SWITCH
A
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(OPTIONAL)
IGNITION
UNIT
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_1_
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BLUE
FUEL =
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
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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,
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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
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given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
12
@/5
55
54
208
74
3
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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
-'-'------
•
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L
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Is3
.
37-----t i
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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
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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
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I 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL I
52
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.270760
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 407777 TYPE NO. 0121-E3
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1029
211
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276
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1124 _
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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
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51_
163_
276 0
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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
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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
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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.
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