Craftsman 917.27077 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's
Manual
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16.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSA)_F_
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271130
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
2 ,, ,_Service and Adjustments .................... 20
Safety Rules .........................................
3Storable ...............................................
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Product Specifications ........................
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Troubleshooting
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Assembly
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Repair Parts ........................................
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Operation ..... ..; .........................
_._........ 10 - Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
Maintenance
Schedule ......................
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LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
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. Warrarity 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 Estates, IL 60179
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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
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 recommen-
• 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
dations 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:
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolute-
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ly necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
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
• 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
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 wit
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.
• Remove
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneve
terrain could overturn the machine. TaL
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 blade_
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
if
lutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
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ALook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONU! BECOMEAWAREt!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
ACAUTION:
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
your tractor.
_kWARNING:
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
&CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
OlLTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS
W/OFILTER: 3.5 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
TIRE PRESSURE:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Sears Repair Agreement is available
on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
RC12YC
CUSTOMER
SPEED FORWARD:
I ST
2 NO
3 Re
4 TM
5TM
6 TM
REVERSE:
FRONT:
REAR:
15AMPS
14 PSI
10 PSI
@ 3600 RPM
AMP/HR:
30
MIN, CCA:
240
CASE SIZE: U 1 R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27--35 FT. LBS.
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 authodzed service center.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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.
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1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
BA'I-I'ERY:
The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the =SAFETY RULES".
SAE 10W30 (ABOVE
32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
GROUND
CMPH):
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual.
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
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_, 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-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
Califomia Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arraster for the muffler is available
through your nearest authorized service
center/department
(See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
I_(1)
Hex Bolt
(1) Lock 3/8
washer
3/8-16
x I
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1)
Locknut
5/16-18
Boot
Steerin,c_
t
=_
Extension
Shaft
teering
Steering
Wheel Adapter
Seat
(_Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
_) Shoulder
olt 5/16-18
Knob
Keys
Slope Sheet
D
Video Cassette
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette befor
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
(1) Pliers
(1) Utility knife
r
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
Shaft
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
Hex Bolt
UNPACK CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and packing materials.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE
SKID
ATrACH
ROLLING TRACTOR
STEERING
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
Slots
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter,
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove an_
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
OFF
WHEEL
EXTENSION
SHAFT
AND
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised postion and
open battery box door.
• If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 610 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are
• Remove
steering
steering
pointing straight forward.
steerng wheel adapter from
wheel and slide adapter onto
shaft extension.
charging structions.)
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TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
Seat
Terminal
Battery
Door
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
• Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob, securely.
TO DRIVE
OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
_IbWARNING:
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 clea,
of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tanF
with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set th_
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
Seat
Shoulder
Bolt
TRACTOR
Seat Pan
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow,
FLat Washer
Adjustment
Knob
NOTE:
You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor from
the skid.
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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(if previously removed)
• Raise and held deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and stide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
A_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.
Mulcher
Rate
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Vedfy that the
belts are routed correctly.
CHECK
SYSTEM
After you leam how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
propedy adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
/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.
Shield
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
•/ No remaining loose pads in carton.
/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
•/ All tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
/ Be sure mower deck is propedy
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
property inflated for |eveting).
/ Check mower and ddve 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 propedy
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
BRAKE
OR
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 muloher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were ovednflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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/ Engine oil is at proper level.
/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
/ Become familiar with all controls - theiq
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
/ Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Leam and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
FORWARD
SLOW
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
H
L
c®) I
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
FAST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModelsonly)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition Switch
Throttle/Choke
Control
Light Switch
Attachment
Lift Laver
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
Parking Brake
Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
A'FFACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights o_
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THRO'I-FLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
for starting and controlling engine speed.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used
to adjust the mower cutting height.
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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
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.
_1_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
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.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
__"Disengaged"
_\_-_(,_
Throttle
C,utc--_
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_ ] Position
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• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
Parkin
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PE
nJtaogne
d"
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
"D
Height
Lever iftisengageo"
neutral (N) position.
Position
Adjustment Knob
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
STOPPING
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
MOWER BLADES start movement.
• To stop mower blades,move attachIMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
ment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
stop before shifting or changing gears.
position.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful
GROUND DRIVE life of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
• To stop ground ddve, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
HEIGHT
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
The cutting height is controlled by
position.
tuming the height adjustment knob in
ENGINE desired direction.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
•Tum
knob clockwise (F_I) to raise
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
cutting height.
slow position and allowing engine to idle
• Tum knob counterclockwise (W'_)to
before stopping may cause engine to
lower cutting height.
=backfire".
The cutting height range is approxi• Tum ignition key to =OFF" position and
mately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are
remove key. Always remove key when
measured from the ground to the blade
leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed
tip with the engine not running. These
use.
heights are approximate and may vary
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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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 dudng the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO 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.
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment dutch 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
_.._Position
Low
Position
Position
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with stopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restad movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
3/8-16
Locknut
3/8
Attachemnt
;houlder Bolt
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Stad mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
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
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. "13rescan lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING
CHECK
ENGINE
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
_cur.
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.
THE 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.
• Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the
cap onto the tube. Remove and read
oil level. If necessary, add oil until
=FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
tnj again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
• For cold weather operation you
should change oil for easier starting
(See =OIL VISCOSITY
CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the
Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
a_c WARNING:
Experience indicates that
ohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer.
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER
above)
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
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COLD WEATHER
below)
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the
attachment being used,
• When engine starts, allow engine to run
with the throttle control in the choke
position until the engine runs roughly,
then move throttle control to fast position.
This may require an engine warm-up
period from several seconds to several
minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance. See
=TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
MOWING
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.
TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting 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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Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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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
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_3ENERAL
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 seff-lubdcating bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubdcant spadngly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rulas 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 propedy. If your
tractor does not function as descdbed,
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.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex belt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
Edge Up
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washer
/
_--'- Hex Bolt
*A Grads 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 gdnding 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 hodzontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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5/8"
f_lt_ecente
r Hole
BATrERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERY
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. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
• 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.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See =REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level, Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
manual).
V-BELTS
and wear
Cover Knob
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
Air Cleaner
Cover
wear.
Foam
Pre- ----"_1
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
Cleaner _
Screen
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
.10-
to"
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TGrommet
_x_A'lr Cleaner
_"_Paper Cartridge
_Base
Oil Fil
Cap/
_Air
Cleaner
Dipstick
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
GRADES
_0=
TEMPERAI_JRE RANGE ANTICIPATE D BEFORE NEx'r OIL CHANGE
Wing Nut
Rubber
_.Oil Drain
Plug
-2__
"C .30-
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.
AND TERMINALS
Check V-belts for deterioration
ENGINE
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CLEAN
AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
extemal surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam precleaner after every 25 hours of operation
or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or
every season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
• Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug).
• Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
• Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement
oil filter.
• Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 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 the engine and check for oil
leaks. Correct any teaks before placin
engine into full operation.
Oil Filter
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob and cover.
• Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE
Replace spark plugs at the beginning c
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting ar
shown in =PRODUCT SPEClFICATION_
section of this manual.
CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner
(cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
ENGINE
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carbur_
tor, 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.
OIL FILTER
Replace the e'lgine oil filter every
season or every other oil change if the
tractor is used more than 100 hours in
one yean
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ClamP_lam
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
p
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
i
oflean
all foreign
engine, matter.
battery, seat, finish, etc.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
i Make
um ignition
sure the
keyblades
=OFF" and
and all
remove
movingkey.
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
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
• Slide mower under tractor with
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.
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spdng.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Small Retainer
'_"_"""-
Square Hole
Clutch Sp
Retainer Spdng
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Collar
Housing
Large
Spdng
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires areproperly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
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.
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.
• 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 tum of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to
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Bottom edge o!
mower to
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
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Adjustment
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-beck
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust beth front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
Front Unks
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.
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TO REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
MOWER
BLADE
,
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.
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
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
Nut "A"
• 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.
Jam Nut
Mandrel
Idler
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.
Mand
Pulley
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine Pulley_
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and tum nut =A" until distance
becomes 1-112". Retighten jam nut
against nut =A_.
ClutchingldlerI
Stationary dler
Transaxle
Pulley_
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TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle
should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. "rire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washer
Retaining
move freely, the transaxte is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
Axle
Cover
Square Key J
(Rear Wheel Only)
Neutral Lock Gate
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'n'ERY
ACAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries, Always wear eye protection
when around battedes.
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING
ALIGNMENT
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged, (See
"BATrERY"
in the MAINTENANCE
WHEEL
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
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.
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles,
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
TO ATTACH JUMPER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
WHEEL
FOR
REPAIRS
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square
-
• Connect each end of the RED cable to
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
TO REMOVE
CABLES
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER• BLACK
CABLES,
REVERSE
cable first from chassis
and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
key.
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PositiveTerminal
NegativeTerminal
Hex
Nut
Positive (Red) Cable
Negative (Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
Positive Terminal
REPLACING
Negative Terminal
BATTERY
CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and nut. Tighten securely.
• Close battery box door.
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Hood
_eadlight rWire
Battery
Door
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Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-read engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
ENGINE
TO ADJUST
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 from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
• Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
• If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
• Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw.
Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
Cable
"_
Clamp_
Screw
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, tuming the adjusting needles
In (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/aft
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles
out (counterclockwise)
increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
needle is turned in too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission, it is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within
the limits allowed by the cap. Do not
attempt to remove the limiter cap. The
limiter cap cannot be removed without
breaking the adjusting needle.
• Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• JdJ._
- With throttle
control lever in slow position, engine
should idle at 1750 RPM. if engine
idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed
adjusting screw in or out until correct
idle is attained,
BS
r%ec
kede
t_r_--"_"-"
nt
T _rottte
Lever
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• Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then
turn out (counterclockwise) until
engine runs rough. Turn needle to a
point midway between those two
positions.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION
Idle Speed
TEST -
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle
out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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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.
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.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
BA'I-FERY
•Fulty
charge the battery for storage,
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected
and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• if battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Replace
OTHER
with new spark plug(s).
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another,
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• _f 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
FUEL SYSTEM
engine
warm.
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
puUm deposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels 9called gasohol or using
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and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will not start
Hard to start
•
•
CORRECTION
•
•
•
Out of fuel.
Engine not'CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment •
•
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
•
•
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Engine will not
turn over
i•
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes
•
before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an
authorized service center/
department.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
•
•
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
•
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
•
•
•
•
Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
•
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•
•
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.
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,
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
•
•
•
•
•
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in"CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
•
•
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
•
•
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Excessive
vibration
Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
• Water infuel.
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.
•
•
•
•
•
Wom, bent or loose blade.
•
•
•
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged pert(s).
•
•
•
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
_Q
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
•
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler,
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments section.
Contact an authorized
service center/depertment.
Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Check widng, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an autho
rized service center/
department.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Poor cut - uneven
CAUSE
CORRECTION
•
Worn, bent or loose blade.
•
•
•
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
•
•
•
Remove
obstruction.
•
Replace
mower drive belt.
•
•
Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
•
•
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
•
Engine speed too slow.
•
•
•
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
•
•
•
•
Mower deck not level.
•
Low/uneven tire air pressure. •
Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
•
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 is =OFF".
Bulb(s) bumed out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
• Turn switch'ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace light switch.
• Check wiring and connection.<
• Replace fuse.
Battery will not
charge
•
•
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty altemator.
•
•
•
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator.
•
Replace
•
•
Mower blades will
not rotate
•
•
Poor grass
discharge
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
•
Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
•
•
•
•
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replacelsharpen
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.
alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
SCHEMATIC
REO
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_IEO
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
IGNITION
POSITION
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
OFF
M+G+A1
RUN/LIGHT
ll_-A1
RUN
START
WHITE
B+AI
B+S+A1
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
"MAKE"
NONE
A2+L
NONE
RELAy
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
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ELECTRICAL
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
70
81
163465
74760412
156417
161343
166182
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
73510400
4207J
160784
163968
14O403
170219
71110408
131563
145673
122822X
141940
170250
109748X
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch Interlock
Hamsss, Light Socket (w/4152J)
LightBulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
ProtectionWire Loop (Hour Meter
Harness Engine
RelayAsm
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25,4 mm
33
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
12
53
208
54
60
f
3
74
2O8
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.271130
KEY
NO.
PART
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
114
115
142
143
144
145
206
207
169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
S'TD533710
155927
145660
172108
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X568
155217X599
164918X558
139976
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
S'TD552507
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
165867
154966
154207
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
145212
165919
5479J
Chassis
Dmv/oar
Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip T'mnermanGrit|eP/L
Panel, Dash, RH
HoodAssembly
Bumber Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/6-16 UNC
Grille
Lens, Gdlle
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock WJlnsert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Weshar 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X75
Air Duct
Bott Rdhd Sqnk 3/6-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
NutCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Keeper Belt
Screw 3/6-16 x 1-1/4
Plale Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod PivotChassis/Hood
BoltShoulder 5/16-18"l-r
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/6-16 x 1/2
Nut FlanOe Hsx
Insert Lens
Plug Button
211
212
. NOTE:
Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
GROUND DRIVE
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271130
6
25
26
36
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TRACTOR '- MODEL NUMBER 917,271130
GROUND
KEY
NO.
DRIVE
PART
NO.
2
3
4
5
6
6
t0
11
13
14
16
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
10570tX
74550412
10040400
STD541431
18
STD523710
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
STD541437
106933X
13O8O4
STD541237
106888X
S'TD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
S'T'D523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
_727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
1232 5X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
I08710X
105709X
ST1_523712
13(_01
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
71170764
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206.545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod ShifterFender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins
5/16-18 x Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex
3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spdng, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod. Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Tmnsaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, td|er, Fiat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x12 Ga.
Pul|ey, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Cmvm Lock 5/16-18 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Retum
Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Ddve
Keeper, Belt,Center Span
Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
65
66
STD551143
154778
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
134683
19132012
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD5800_5
145090
165592
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
16571t
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
124346X
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72110610
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
74490540
165850
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
162
163
73680400
74780416
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
1g8
202
19091010
165623
166880
1654g_
165580
165849
169613
16959_
72110612
204
17060516
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool
Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gz
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 G_
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/186
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 G
KeyWoodruff
Ann, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
65020
Spring,Torsion
Washer 17132 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Linl(Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9,"32x 3/4 x 10 Ga,
Strap Torque gO Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck
3/6-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Bushing BettcrankGrd. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x t0 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1,125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Range Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 114-20Unc
BoltHex Fin
1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Bolt Tmnsaxta Gear
Nyliner Snap-ln
Washer Nyflner
Bolt Cart. SH
3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Screw 5/16-18 x 1 SMGML
NOTE: Allcomponent
dimensionsgiveninU.S. inche',
1 Inch= 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
STEERINGASSEMBLY
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TRACTOR-STEERING ASSEMBLY
MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
8_
85
139768
154427
169840
169639
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
738OO5OO
74780520
167902
74780616
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
SteedngWhael
FrontAxle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
SpindleAssembly, R.H.
Boadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washar 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, SteeringColumn
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x ,750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing,Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
ExtensionSteedng Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting,Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x I Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
BearingArm Pittman
BoltRdhd Sq 3/8.16 Unc x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/6-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271130
ENGINE
8O
40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
162152
17720410
38
.......
40
44
45
46
62
77
79
80
81
101
124028X
17490412
17000612
19091416
STD551131
19101216
M740106025
74760508
73510400
M73030800
159420
12-041-03
13280328
13200300
$10551231
169837
137180
109202X
15899O
123487X
137040
DESCRIPTION
ControlThrot 1 Ch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV16s-43520
Muffler
Gasket
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Elbow, Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer
Shield,BRNiDBR Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Une Fuel
PlugOil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Bushing,Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8.16 x 3/4
Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Guage
Washer, Lock
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Guege
Bolt, Hex
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 Uric x 1/2
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Nut Flange MB-1.25
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
SEATASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
7
8
9
10
11
124181X
17000615
19131614
155925
166369
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3450 BIkJblkCraftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16
Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
12t246X
12t248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD5414-31
19171912
25
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17132X 1-3/16 X 12
Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
DECALS
7
I
4
2
2O
14
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
163207
171698
171699
168920
133644
7
9
11
171764
163204
156368
WHEELS
13
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Fender Danger Seara
Decal Fend Auto Sears Gotd
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal Maint Customer
Sears Dom
Decal Replacement Sra
Decal Fender Craftsman Gold
Decal Feoder STLTH Oper
Inst E/S
13
14
15
19
20
22
- - - - .-
146046
163263
160396
138047
166887
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
172212
172213
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Dnve Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal LiftHandle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
106732)(427
2781-t
7
9040t-I
8
9
10
106108X427
122O82X
7152J
11
104757X
144334
& TIRES
4,10
11
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim,Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service item
Only)
.°
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.271130
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
3O
3
13
26
6
12
13
2O
44
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
50
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
12563tX
122365X
139865
139866
S'rD624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
119807X
19131016
2876H
169484
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
145212
110452
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
PinGroove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x t x21 Ga.
BeadngNylon
GripHandle Fluted
ButtonPlunger Red
Link Lift L.H.
Unk Uft R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hax 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Unc
Arm SuspensionRear
Retainer Spdng
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga,
Spdng
RetainerClip
Rod, Adjust Lift
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion, Inf. Height
Beadng, Pvt. Lift. Spherical
NutCrownlock 3/8-24
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Nut, Push Phos. &-Oil
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
MOWER DECK
TRACTOR
'-_{i_-
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271130
T_-_
21
22
26
119
121 .
16
1
27
29
.18
18
.117
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271130
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
S'T0624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
12o_895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
90
91
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155O66
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
74760616
132274
DESCRIPTION
MowerHousing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway
Bar,Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/6-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Muiohing
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washor 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol RollingWsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, ChdstmasTree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Ga.
Nut,Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly,Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardenod
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler
KnobCustom Oval
V-Belt
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1
Bracket Asm Noseroller LH
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
92
STD541437
93
94
95
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
19171416
132264
132273
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169872
169669
17720410
STD533717
--
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
UNC
Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
RoflerNose
Bracket Asm Noseroltar RH
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
LatchAsm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crowniock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
WasherFelt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Gr.5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrake Mower
BracketArm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cabte
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer SpringYellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
SpringRetainer
SpringRetention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 13/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std
deck - order separately
mulcher plate componentskey
nos. 101-106)
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U,S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
9
8
70_
157
11
lO
47
/
4
157
48
TRACTOR-PEERLESS
MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
TRANSAXLE--MODELNUMBER20_545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780(O6A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
7783,30
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
2913
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Transaxia Cover
Needle Beadng 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
ShiftCollar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1,130 X ,695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 • 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
RetainingRing
RetainingRing
Thrust Washer .627 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x,031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x.031W
Anti-RotationWasher .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Fiat Washer .750 |D x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing.751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Fiat Washer .312 ID x .059W
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778.333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 51 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
RetainingRing
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
=O"Ring
FlatWasher 1.126 ID x ,058V_
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replaeament MST - 206-545C
Traneaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inche
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR - - MODEL N UMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
_C_E
I
13
50
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
CYLINDER
KEY
NO.
HEADNALVF.JBREATHER
PART
NO.
CRANKCASE
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
25-351-01
12-755-81
Lifter, valve (2)
Kit,cylinder head (Includes
1
2
12-032-03
3
4
5
12-445-02
M-0839025
5
6
7
8
12-380-17
12-755-49
12-089-31
12-422-08
12-422-09
12-422-10
12
13
14
15
16
12-089-01
12-173-O1
12-755-03
12-468-05
12-112-13
17
12-086-15
18
19
20
X-426-9
12-326-03
M-0645020
21
22
12-096-07
M-0545010
23
24
12-018-01
12-402-02
Rod, push (2)
Gasket, cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, intake (.25)
Valve, exhaust (Std.)
Valve, exhaust (.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8
Cyhnder Head
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x34 (2)
Spring, valve (2)
Cap, valve spr_ng (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13/32
Spacer, head bolt exhaust
port
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x81 (5)
Clamp, hose (2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hax. flange
M6xl.0x20 (5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hax. flange
M5x0.8xl0
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
3
4
7
8
9
10
11
12-411-01
12-041-10
12-017-01
12-017-02
12-016-01
12-016-02
X-75-23
12-318-19
25-186-01
12-599-03
M-0640034
6
12-422-11
9
10
12-422-12
12-422-13
12-422-07
12-144-27
12-874-07
14
15
16
17
18
19
24-874-11
12-874-08
12-874-09
12-018-02
12-108-07
12-108-08
12-108-09
12-067-05
12-067-06
12-380-01
12-043-05
M-0631005
12-144-02
52-139-09
12-755-64
21
22
23
24
X-25-102
12-032-01
SM-0631015
12-154-05
11
12
13
51
DESCRIPTION
Seal, crankshaft
Block, cylinder(Use Short
Block 12 52218)
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x25
Dowel, lecaUng (4)
Kit, camshaft._lncludes7,9
Spring, actuating
Shim, camshaft(A.R.) blue
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
_ellow
him, camshaft (A.R.)
green
_him, camshaft (A.R.) gray
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blacl
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) whir*
Shaft, balance
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes 11-12)
Piston w/Ring Set (.08)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
Retainer,piston pin (2)
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set (.50)
Connecting Rod (Std.)
Connecting Rod (.25)
Pin, governor regulating
Gear, governor assembly
Washer, plain 6ram
Shaft, govemor gear
Plug, cup
Kit, gov. cress shaft w/clip
(Includes 24)
washer, plain 1/4
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6mm
Clip, hitch pin
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
IGNITION / ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
I
(_)--2
4
I
;5
_--'
! --
15
10
lO_eF'
11--o
,
0---7
11
52
s
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
12-086-14
12-468-03
24-162-03
M-0639016
1
M-0545010
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-157-03
41-403-O9
X-22-11
236602
X-42-15
12-025-35
41-155-02
M-0548025
12-085-01
12-132-02
X-728-1
M-0545010
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
24-468-10
12-146-07
24-086-15
24-096-05
220534
12o027-54
12-063-10
25-154-02
12-086-37
11
M.0645016
18
19
20
12-584-08
12-452-02
12-086-35
21
22
23
NOT
M-0461013
12-584-12
25-086-47
ILLUSTRATED
25-518-29
25-518-05
12-176-36
Xo25-5
12-155-02
23-517-03
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange MIOx1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8
Screen, grass
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
(6)
Fan
Re0uIator, rectifier
Washer, lock (2)
Connector
Key
Flywheel
Connector (4 contact)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.Sx25 (2)
Stator assembly - 15 amp
Spark Plug
Clip, cable
Screw, hex. f_nge M5x0.Sxl0
(2)
Module,ignition
Terminal
Screw, hex. socket M5x0.8x20
(2)
Screw, pan head M4.2x13 (2)
Module, speed advance
Shoulder M6X1.0X16 (4)
Lead
Lead
Harness
Washer, plain 5/16°
Connector
CIIpCable
12
13
NOT
AIR
t2-063-08
t2-063-09
ILLUSTRATED
X-25-92
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
25-341-03
12-096-24
12-083.12
12-1(_83-10
5
6
7
8
1230046
12-100-01
12.032-11
12-094-07
9
12-072-04
10
12-086-01
53
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl
(8)
Washer, plain 1/4
Plate, blower housing
Screw, philliphd M4x0.7 X8 (
Cover, pinion
Washer, plain 5/16 (2)
Housing,blower
Baffle, intake side
Clip, mounting(3)
Screw,captive washer
M5 X0.8X20 (3)
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0xl
(2)
Baffle, cylinder head
Baffle, cylinder
WASHER, PLAIN 3/16' (2)
INTAKE/FILTRATION
KEY
NO.
11
NOT
DESCRIPTION
12-041-02
ILLUSTRATED
12-113-53
DESCRIPTION
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precleaner, element
Kit air cleaner element
(includes 5,7)
Seal 3/4"
Wing Nut
Seal 1-7/16"
Base, air cleaner(includes
10,11)
Stud, mountingplate
M6X1.0X75
Screw, #'t0 Hi-Lo thread
forming(2)
Gasket, air cleaner
Decal, air cleaner
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PB-43520
STARTING SYSTEM
EHGIHE CONTROLS
g
o
3--
@
O
o
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I
m
5_
6
--3
1--
--g
8
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
STARTING
KEY
NO.
ENGINE CONTROLS
SYSTEM
PART
NO.
M-0839070
2
25-098-05
3
4
5
6
7
8
12-755-54
12-227-06
12-170-05
12-221-01
12-227-13
12-211-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x70 (2)
Starter assembly (Includes
3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, brush & spring
Cap, commutator end
Bolt, hex. flange
1/4-20x4-5/8 (2)
OIL PANILUBRICATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
12-038-01
2
3
4
5
6
25-755-13
12-153-03
12-153-02
12o123-04
SM-0545020
7
8
9
10
12-153-01
25-162-07
12-096-03
M-0545016
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
25-462-09
52-050-02
X-75-10
12-393-01
12-153-06
12-096-34
M-0545016
19
20
12-032-03
24-086-16
21
24-086-17
22
12-199-53
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick assembly (Includes
2-3)
Kit, oil fill ca..p.(Includes 3)
O-Ring, oi| fill cap
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
Tube, oil flit
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x20
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Screen, oit pickup
Cover, oil pickup screen
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter, oil
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8
Pump oil assembly
O-Ring, oi pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex. flange
MSxO.8xl 6 (3)
Seal, oil (P.T.O. end)
Screw, hex. flanOe
M8x1.25x45 (11)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl,
11,15-18)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
12-079-07
12-237-01
M-0664020
4
5
24-086-43
12-536-10
6
M-0443025
7
M-0443020
8
9
10
11
12-089-11
12-089-23
12-089-24
12-755-83
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-100-07
52-211-04
12-090-28
25-158-08
12-079-01
25-158-11
55
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, lobed socket
M6xL0x20 (2)
Screw, hex. flange
Control, speed assembly
,_cludes 6,8,9)
few, pan head
M4x0.7x25
Screw, pan head
M4x0.7x20
Spring, choke (2)
Spring, choke return
Spring, governor
Kit, governor lever (Includes
12-14)
Nut, hex flange 1/4 - 20"
Bolt, 1/4 - 20 X 1"
Lever, govemor
Bushing, throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLERENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV16S,TYPE NUMBERPS-43520
CRAHK_HAFT I
2
!
__1
__1
3--_
FUEL SYSTEM
I
56
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43520
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
I
3
4
5
6
7
PART
NO.
M-0641060
X-22-11
M-0629116
12-853-95
12-041-02
12-053-95
8
9
10
t1
i2
13
12-041-01
12-265-04
47-154-01
X-426-09
25-353-10
25-050-02
NOT
ILLUSTRATED
12-757-02
12-757-03
12-041-01
12-041-02
12-041-05
12-041-06
12-032-06
12-757-33
12-041-06
12-454-01
25-452-20
12-454-03
M-0561010
M-0645020
CRANKSHAFT
DESCRIPTION
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Washer, star 1/4
Stud M6xl.0x116
(2)
Kit, carburetor w/gasket
(Includes 6,7,8 qty 1
12-454-01, 25452-20)
Gasket, air cleaner
Carburetor assembly
(For information only not
available separately)
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Deflector, heat
Clip cable
Clamp, hose (2)
Line, fuel 9"
Filter, fuel
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
12-014-37
12-139-01
DESCRIPTION
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
EXHAUST
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
4
5
6
25-072-04
12-041-03
12-126-11
12-445-06
M-0645025
12-522-18
12-755-82
Kit, float
Kit, carburetor repair
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner
Gasket, bowl
Gasket, bowl screw
Seal, solenoid
Kit, solenoid repair
Gasket, bowl screw
Tie, wire
Terminal
Tie cable
Screw, thread forming
M5XO.8XIO
Screw, hex. flange
M6X1.0X20 (2)
57
DESCRIPTION
Stud (2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket, muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x25 (2)
Short Block
Gasket Set
58
SUGGESTED
I
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
""
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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