Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMIIM"J ii GARDEN TRACTOR 25.0 HP, 50" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Model No. 917.276030 _] differently built engines. Beforeoperates you start the This productfrom has previously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: For answers Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. ab._ut probct,5917 Call: 1 800th_ 659 to your questions Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am- 5 pro, Mort- Sat SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman IL 60179 USA Warranty ................................................ 2 Safety Rules .......................................... 3 Product Specifications ........................... 6 Assem bly/Pre-Operation ....................... 8 Operation ............................................. 12 Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Maintenance ........................................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 22 Storage ................................................ 30 Troubleshooting ................................... 31 Repair Parts ......................................... 36 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT 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 that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-H OM E---_. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups 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 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 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. label replacement. LIMITED 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. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME_. This battery warranty applies only while this product This warranty gives you specific vary, from state to state. is within the United States. legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 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, WARNING: 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. _WARNING: • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _,WARNING: Tow only the attach- ments 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. ,_WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. storage. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • 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. • Mow up and down slopes, net across, • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: IV. 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. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. - Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out o1 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 • 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 s_ow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. across. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". Gasoline 5 Gallons Capacity and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type SAE 10W30 (above 32°F) (API-SF-SJ): SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: W/O Filter: Spark Plug: (Gap: .030") Ground (MPH): Speed Reverse: Tire Pressure: Charging System: Battery: Blade Bolt Torque: Champion Lo: 0.7 1.4 2.3 0.9 Front: Rear: REPAIR A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES 4.0 Pints 3.5 Pints • 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, WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (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 California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). RC12YC Hi: 1.7 3.3 5.4 2.1 14 PSI 10 PSI 15 Amps @ 3600 RPM Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: AGREEMENT 35 280 U1R 27-35 Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new 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 a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. 6 Steering Wheel Insert Steering Sleeve Extension Seat I Mower Leveling Wrench Bubble (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(t) (2) Flanged _ Knob Mower (5) Retainer Springs loop) (1)Front Plate _- Assembly ) (single etainerloop) Springs _iv'q_l_ I (4) Brackets Gauge Wheels (4)Clevis (Optional) (4) Wheels it- Pins _- (4) Adjusting Bar i (4) Retainer Springs _(4) Wheels i_ ( (4) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga,.,,,__. (Opti°nal) (12) Crownlock Nuts 5/16-18 • Vide_o Cassette t_ _--- (12) Carriage Bolts 5/16-18 x 5/8 m (4) Shoulder Bolt _ Slope Sheet For Future Use Keys (2) Keys "--3 (4) Locknut 3/8-16 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) (1) (1) (1) "_.-P _1 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers 1/2"wrench (1) Utility knife 3/4" socket with drive ratchet Tire pressure gauge Steering UNPACK TRACTOR .La. rge Flat washer Adap 's' erl; Whe°' FROM Steering Shaft _ /_'_;x_, Stee.no : _ CARTON BEFORE REMOVING FROM SKID STEERING _ Steering _ , Sleeve _::::===Tabs Extension ! 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Remove mower and packing materials. 4. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. ATTACH r-Yr;_-_Steering 'l_Hex Bolt Lock Washer Wheel-__.._ When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE CARTON Sleeve _.,- !","ii ,:, /' ,_ IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOW TO SET UP YOUR CHECK BATTERY TRACTOR TRACTOR 1. Lift hood to raised position, NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). WHEEL 1. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer from steering shaft. 2. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 3. Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft. 4. Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into bottom of steering wheel. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. 6. Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. Wheel Insert Label 8 INSTALL SEAT TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID Operation section for location function of controls) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1, (See and Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position, 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in 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. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10, Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 9 INSTALL BELT MOWER AND DRIVE 8. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins, Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate and mower brackets. NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring. 10. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 11. Raise deck to highest position. 12. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Cut and remove ties securing antisway bar and belts, Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove, 6. Place the suspension arms on inward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops down as shown. 7. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. Chassis Bracket Double Loop Front Suspension Electric Brackets _ Front Mower Bracket -- Retainer Spring Gauge Wheel Retainer Springs •Front Plate Assembly "Flanged Pin Anti-Sway Bar USE PLIERS FOR RETAINER SPRINGS wrl Suspension Arms [_ouble Loop Retainer Spring t,inward pointing :leck pins) 10 CHECKTIRE PRESSURE /CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. CHECK ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,I Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). MOWER LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure SYSTEM they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. Sea "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. #" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 11 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON OVER TEI_P LIGHT FUEL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ENGINE ON OiL PRESSURE A'I-rACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED with the product. I',,I CHOKE ENG|NE START BA'I'rERY supplied FAST PARKtNG REVERSE DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY BRAKE FORWARD SLOW IGNITION PARKtNG BRAKE LOCKED PARKtNG BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LiFT KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER which, il not avoided, will result indicates In death aorhazard serious injury. WARNING indicates hazard which, if not avoided, could result in deathaor serious injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION indicatesa which,injury. if not avoided, might result in minor hazard or moderate & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. could result aInhazard death, which, serious injury _/!IHOT if not avoided, SURFACES indicates and/or property damage. ._ FIRE indiGates hazardserious which, ifInjury not avoided, could result inadeath, and/or property damage. 12 KNOW YOUR READTHIS TRACTOR TRACTOR OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference, Ignition Switch of Position Ammeter Throttle Control Clutch Switch Lift Lever Plunger Clutch/Brake Attachment Lift Lever g Brake Control Height Adjustment Knob _Range Shift Lever Gear Shift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine, CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust the mower cutting height. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. RANGESHIFT LEVER: Allows high (H) and low (L) speed for all forward and reverse gears, ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor, LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine, AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake into the brake position. !3 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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharged, and go 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 _cpping tractor on grass areas. AUT1ON: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Push*In to "Disengaged" Attachment Clutch Choke "_ Switch Pull Out To oo ol Throttle Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best mower performance. "Engage"± _k,_x(;_ _ control TO USE CHOKE '_ ° /-- c,utc Brake Pedal /"Disengaged" "Drive" _ ./.. _q$iti0n . Position _elgnt _a]ustment Knob Brake d" _l-'os=_lon Gear Shift . Lever BLADES TO MOVE FORWARD - • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch switch to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE - • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift and range shift levers to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. STOPPING MOWER CONTROL TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. • Turn knob clockwise (_I) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (v--,)to lower cutting height. !4 TO OPERATE The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4o1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS 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. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Lower mower with attachment lift control. 3. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES _ngage attachment clutch control. AUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Lift Lever Attachment Clutch Hieh Position Switch Pull Out TO_ I/ Low 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. NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See 'qO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar, 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. Enga_ I -_jl TO OPERATE _ h_" '.::!:/_/P°siti°n. Shield ON HILLS _-WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choosetheslowestspeed 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 and range shift lever to low (L) position. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. IMPORTANT" Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Retainer Spring Pin 15 TO TRANSPORT IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. 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. CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. 16 • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. f / • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. . Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already 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, tences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished 17 DATES Check. Operator presence and T I.tef_< Systems R che_ for Lo06e Fasteners A Sha_oeNReplace C Lubr_cati°nChart _ _1_,, Mower Blades ll_h_ I_ 0 i Chock Battery Lovel R J Clean Sa ftety and TG mlif_l_l_ Chock Transaxle Cooling 11_ Chock V-Bel_ Check Engine Oi] Lever _ V' Change Engir_e Oil (with oil fitter) E : Change En_ne a G Oil (without oil filter) C Jean Air Filter cJean E I_ ,/ _2 Air ScnsBn : Ir_pect MuffiedSpark _._ _1_ _2 Arr ester I_ Replace Od Fille_ (If equipped) Cte_n Engi_ Cooling Fins _ Rep_a_= Spark_ug I I/ Repmce Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuet Filter | - CP,,a_oe more o_len when operating h_gh ,a, mblent temperatures. 2 - ,Ser v_ce mo_ often when opel ati_j V/ under a heavy }oad Or _ dirty or dusty co_tJons 3 - Replace bl_os more otmn whon mowing in sandy sod. 4 - NOt re_Jk'ed if equipped W_th maJnter_anc e.-ffee b_ttery. 5 - T_qhten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, n'_xlmurn. Do not overEohten. LUBRICATION GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear, A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE !, Check engine oil level, 2. Check brake operation, 3. Check tire pressure. 4, Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. Tie CHART Bail Joints _ S ,"2) Spindle Zerk Zerk _Front Wheel Bearing Zerk _Front Wheel Zerk ;_Steerin( Sector Gear Teeth ,_Checld _3)Engine Add Transaxle Fluid _ SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil _ General Purpose Grease _) Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section Spray silicone lubriant (Move Boots to Lubricate) IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. TRACTOR IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES Blade • 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 Edge Up Flat Washer Lock / 5;P-Blade Bolt (Grade)* *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly, If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the 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 excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE Center heavy end until the blade llanced. // REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. ade Center Hole _.._J BATTERY 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 19 • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I 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 BAI-FERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). Change the oil alter every 50 hours oi 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, TO CHANGE Oil Drain Valve 1. Block up rear axle securely. 2. Remove left rear wheel by removing hub bo_ts. 3. Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil level must be even with plug threads. If necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil, API SF-SJ. Replace filler plug. 4. Reassemble wheel to hub. Yettow_ Locked Position 3. 4. 5. "o __._ Filler Plug 6. 7. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace be_ts it they begin to slip from wear. 8. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. ° Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. CHECK TRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL _/Transaxle ENGINE 20 Unlock drain valve by pushing upward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull down on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing upward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULl/' line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE OIL FILTER 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. MUFFLER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. AIR RLTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Loosen knob and remove cover. TO 2. 3. 4. 5. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 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. IN-LINE TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 1. Remove nut and cartridge plate. 2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 3. Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 4. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. 5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob. Foam Pre-Cleaner Cartridge Plate _._, Cartrid_ Fuel Filter_ CLEANING Rubber • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. Seal Knob CLEAN FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Nut 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. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. 21 WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER- VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key, 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO LEVEL TO REMOVE MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED _ position. 2. Turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. 3, Lower mower to its lowest position. 4. Remove retainer spring holding anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket. 5. Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly and remove plate. 6. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. 7. Raise attachment lift to its highest position. 8. Slide mower forward and remove belt Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower, MOWER HOUSING SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT BUBBLE LEVEL WITH NOTE: If necessary, check side-to-side surface below tractor for levelness with a long board and the bubble level. • Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. • From left side of tractor, find the level decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. • Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. from electric clutch pulley. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. TO INSTALL MOWER 9. Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. Suspension Chassis Bracket Front Mower Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley Front Assembly Retainer Spring _S (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Bracket Retainer Springs 22 • If adjustment is necessary, under left hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. • Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. Bubble Between Lines To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "F" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower housing, loosen nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower Bubble Level Level Decal pBerake_ Left Hand o_--_____. ,_ L-__ "_ Yellow Cap__ Lift Link _Adjustment Nut at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Mower to.Ground • To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. NOTE: Each full turn of nut"G" will change distance "F" by approximately 3/8". • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. andrel _F t , BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST EQUAL IN LENGTH Suspension _Lif_L_tken t Nut FRONT-TO-BACK ADJ USTM ENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level sideto-side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. Nut Front Plate Assembly 23 Trunnion BE TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT 7. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing. MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake, 2. Remove screws from L.H. mandrel cover and remove cover, 3. Roll belt over the top of LH. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 5. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 6. Remove any dirt or grass c_ippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 9. Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers as shown. 10. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulPy. 11.Roll belt into upper groove of L.H, mandrel pulley, 12. Carefully check belt muting making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers, 13. Reassemble LH. mandrel cover. Screws L.H. Mandrel Cover Idler Pulleys Primary Idler Arm Spring Electric Clutch Pulley L.H. Mandrel Bolt in Mower Housing Mower Drive Belt Belt Keepers 24 TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE TO ADJUST ual). Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. 4. Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. 5. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel pulley. 6. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 7. Check secondary idler arm and idler to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and sway-bar bracket. 9. Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 10. Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. 11. Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel cover. 12. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual). 13. Reassemble mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). Mower Blade L.H. _a,DriveBelt Center Mandrel_.__ ainu, tel Nylon slot!3) Locknut (3) _ TO CHECK ,.J T . AND ADJUST I _ _rake Pae BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced, R.H. Mandrel Secondary >%,,,z."_\'_;_it_ ,/" _;;_L_._ Idler Arm _ _t _/17JJJ_._.._ _,) Bracket CLUTCH The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required, Adjustments should be made by a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position, 2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot locations cut in the side of brake plate. NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. Rotor Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. 1. Remove mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). 2. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this man3. ATTACHMENT TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod, 3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut end turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". Idler Pulley 25 , Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. IMPORTANT: Check Brake Adjustment. Clutching Above Engine Belt Keeper' Clutching Idler Transaxle Pulley Twists Belt Keeper TO ADJUST MENT TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT - Engage parking brake (creates slack in belt). 2. Remove mower drive belt from electric 4. 5. TO CHECK clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). Roll motion drive belt off transaxle pulley. Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys, then off engine pulley and front V-idler pulley. Pull belt out of all belt keepers. BELT INSTALLATION TOE-IN - 1. Position front wheels straight ahead. 2. Measure distance between wheels at front and rear of tires (dimensions "A" and "B"). • Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to 1/4" less than rear dimension "B". TO ADJUST TOE-IN - 1. Loosen jam nuts at adjustment sleeves on tie rod. 2. Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is 1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension "B". 3. Tighten jam nuts securely. FRONT WHEEL CAMBER - 1. Place V part of belt into grooves on engine pulley and front V-idler. making sure to route belt inside of belt keepers. 2. Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto clutching idler pulleys as shown. 3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vidler. Place belt around transaxle pulley, beginning at top. V part of belt should engage transaxle pulley. 5. Place long lower section of belt through loop in midspan belt keeper. 6. Check to be sure belt is on proper side of all belt keepers. 7. Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric chltch pulley. ALIGN- Front wheel toe-in is required for proper steering operation. Toe-in was set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If parts in the front axle or steering mechanism have been replaced or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if necessary. 1. 3. WHEEL If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbar horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom of left footrest. It is not necessary to remove mower. BELT REMOVAL STEERING The front wheel camber is not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 4. 26 TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. Adjustment Sleeves Jam Nuts TO REMOVE FRONT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. WHEEL WHEEL FOR REPAIRS - TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal, Repair tire and reassemble, Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. Replace axle cover. REAR WHEEL - 1. Block rear axle securely. 2, Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal, 3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. Weak or Dead Battery Retaining Ring REPLACING Axle AWEAK BATTERY •0&WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8, Close terminal access doors. 9, Close hood. 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. TO START ENGINEWITH TERY Fully Charged Battery BAT- _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries, If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 27 ENGINE Terminal,--:' ._ Access :: _ Door ,---_"_ ['4_#;_g A _;i_;_>_l_" _ _w'lr(_ Positive Hex Bolt (Fled) Cable Terminal _ Guard I P _ _ _,_'J P" _'Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE cause running, or wiring section, 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-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet, TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL CABLE 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: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Idle Fuel Adjusting Needle Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse, The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL Idle speed Adjusting Throttle Control Cable AS- 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4, When replacing hood, be sure to re* connect the headlight wire connector. Choke Control Cable Sto_ Scre_;lam! c 28 TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL FINAL SETTING The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Reassemble air cleaner. 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine speed decreases and then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. 4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. Closed for Full ACCELERATION 5. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. SETTING - 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. 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. De 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 Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. The carburetor has been present 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: PRELIMINARY - 29 Immediatelyprepareyour tractorfor storageat the end of the seasonor if the trac_will not be usedfor 30 daysor more. WARNING: 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 storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. 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) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil, 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture 3O TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CORRECTION CAUSE 1, Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3, Engine flooded, 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8, Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment, Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug, I 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. Engine will not turn over Engine clicks but will not start 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section, 10.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 2. 3. 4. 5. I 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. 5. 6. 7. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9, Faulty operator switch(es). presence 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 31 6. 7. 18. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter, Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section, Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal, 2. Disengage attachment clutch. !3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. solenoid or 8. Check/replace starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals, Check all wiring, Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM LOSS of power CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3, Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty airfilter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug, 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3, Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. air filter. 4. Clean/replace 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug, 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins. 12, Clean/replace muffler. 13. Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bott. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center, Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade, 1. Replace blade, Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5, Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 32 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual PROBLEM Mower blades not rotate unless directed CAUSE will Poor grass discharge centel CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 1. Remove obstruction. 2, Replace mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Engine speed too slow. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn. bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Switch is "OFF". 1. Turn switch "ON". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned ou ,2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Faulty light switch. 3. Check/replace light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Blown fuse. 5. Replace fuse. 3. 4. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" to Sears service Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator, 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3, Replace regulator. 4. 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 33 Replace alternator. 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. NOTES 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 SCHEMATIC '° ;1_1_1_BATTERY ELECTRIC I I CLUTCH ! BRAKE (PEDAL UP) CLUT_CH I I r,ll:C PTO POSITION IGNITION SWITCH SWITCH CIRCUIT OFF C_G ON C_,F,B÷ B+H E,A÷ O RELAY OFF M+G+A1 ON+LIC_ B+A1 ON B +A1 POSI_O_t CIRCUIT START B+S÷A1 NONE L÷A2 NONE "MAKE" NONE WIRING INSULATED CUPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERViCiNG OF UNIT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING GFC o REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS H B DA 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 ELECTRICAL 22 i \ I I I I I l I I I I I I I \ I I \1 I I / 33 12 26 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 50 52 79 81 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 175688 41523 185456 108824X 73510400 170697 160784 175566 140403 170238 154336 122822X 174652 141940 175242 109748X Battery Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light Cable, Battery.Red .31" Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Harness Ign. Cover, Terminal Ammeter Switch, PTO Protection Wire Loop Bolbholder Asm Incan descent Relay Asm. NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm dimensions 37 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 17 16 _0 19 i 63 38 17 917.276030 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 14 16 17 18 19 2O 21 24 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 43 44 45 50 56 58 60 63 PART NO. 180374 175282 73680700 163976X428 157882 17720408 184668 175260X615 121794X 17060612 174515X615 19131312 74780616 STD541437 179717X615 179716X615 145051X014 161419 161327 161326 177018 19111116 17060512 179772X615 175278 136939 136940 154913 175476 154914 193569 17000616 19131614 NUMBER DESCRIPTION Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14UNC Dash YTGT 2 Cyl Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Battery Hood Asm Cover, Access Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Zc Grille Washer 13/32x13/16x12Ga. Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x I Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Footrest, RH Footrest. LH Saddle, SIkscr Vgt Bracket Support 1-po Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Plate Asm Engine Chassis Washer 11132xll/16x16Ga. Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Fender Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Chassis Bracket, Chassis Front Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh Bracket Fender ScrewThdrol. 3/8-16 x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. KEY PART NO. NO. 917.276030 DESCRIPTION 66 67 68 70 84 85 86 88 91 106 122 130 137 138 139 140 141 142 144 148 150 152 153 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 17490606 156973 t 7490508 177679 t 42992 144911 74780716 STD551143 180374 17580520 161464 171875 74780716 179125X428 171873 163806 183805 161897 161900 154655 175352 177956 179761 17000512 161840 17670608 17000612 17000512 179612X428 142432 Screw 3/8-16 x 1/2 Guide, Belt Gear Drive ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 165 183554 Bracket SupportTank Belt Keeper VGT Ground Drive Stop Over Center Bracket, Support Transaxle Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 UNC x 1 Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16 Rail, Frame Lh ScrewThdrol 5/16-16 x 1 25 Screw He)( Wshd 6-18 x 7/9 Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Bolt Fin Hex 7116.14 xl Gr. 5 Cupholder YTGT Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TF Magnet YTGT Striker Plate YTGT Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Extrusion Bumper Duct Heat Hood Shield Browning Light Box Asm w/Lens Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4. BIk Lens Bar ScrewThdroL 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Console Fuel Window Screw Hax Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 254 ram 39 given in US TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 GROUND DRIVE 36 6 29 47 4O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO, NO, 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 7563R 17490508 STD541437 STD561210 149176 12000034 140080 142509 136927 73750800 139419 138901 STD551037 143012 126909X 137104 136926 23260412 633A109 106932X 136925 136923 137552 17490528 28 29 30 34 35 36 37 38 73350600 137213 19131616 71673 137648 149412 121749X 150035 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Washer, Thrust, Axle Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 3,'8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Klip. Ring Bolt, Hub Disc, Brake Yoke, Brake Disc Nutlock 1/2-20 Unf Washer, Special Bushing Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga. Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4 Spring Lever, Brake Cam, Brake Disc Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4 Gearshift, LeverAssembly Knob Support, Puck Brake Puck, BrakeTop Spring. Return Screw, Hex Wsh Thd. 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 Nut, He;<Jam 3/8-16 Brake, Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Nyliner 39 40 41 42 46 47 48 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 117 150 74321016 178575 73931000 8883R 145170 138228 72110612 131494 STD541437 139123 161590 105706X 137153 141756 122253X 122268X 137524 STD551143 74780720 154752 179613 140296 19131312 5142H 136327 73900600 9858M1 DESCRIPTION Screw, Fin. #10-24 x I Actuator, interlock Switch Nut, Centerlock #10-24 Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spring Clutch Rod Bolt, Cart. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flal Nut, Crownlock 3/6-16 UNC Pulley, Idler, Grooved Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bracket. Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Spring Clip, Connecting Link Pulley, Trassaxle Washer, Lock 7/16 Bolt. Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-114 Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal Bolt, Shoulder Washer, Hardened Washer. Flat Pin, Roll Hub, Cover Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc Key, Woodruff NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER LIp 917.276030 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 45 159944X428 178557 6855M 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 184946X505 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 STD541537 145103 137347 175572 156011 163887X428 159945 155105 152927 STD523710 159946X428 3366R 17000612 104239X 138136 19111610 STD551131 STD523107 138059 137156 73360600 109850X 73700600 109851X 155246 17490508 160135X428 19132411 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Wheel. Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/3 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer Beadng Axle Front Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Uric Washer 25/32 x 1-I/4 x 16 Ga. Washer, Leek Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF Shaft Asm,, Steering Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36-40) Draglink, Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Boot, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steering Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Cap, Wheel Steering Bearing. Col. Strg. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bearing, Flange Bushing. Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt. Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rod Jam Nut RH Thread Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread Jam Nut LH Thread Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97 ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 11'2Tyt Extension, Steering Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20x 11 Ga. All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 given in US. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 ENGINE 69 21 _ 62 i 20 81 18 r 85 28 29 \ 39 4O 44 SPARK ARRESTER KIT I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 ...... 2 8 9 10 11 12 15 18 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 35 37 149723 121361X 177748 175287 170056 143996 179115 179124X428 177328X426 171875 175441)(428 STD551237 73920600 3645J 139277 7834R 137180 10010500 123487X Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV730-0017 Muffler PulleyV-Idler Keeper Asm. Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt Cap Asm ControlThmttle Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Control Choke Washer Ext Tooth3/8 Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fuel Fuel Line Spark Arrester Kit Washer Split Clamp Hose DESCRIPTION 39 40 41 17490636 17490664 126197X 42 43 47 62 69 70 71 74 80 81 82 83 84 STD551143 179953 175288 146629 24-041-49 175545 175546 162295 M73030800 148456 181654 171877 17060624 ScrewTT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 UNC Screw 3-r 3/6-16 x 4 UNC Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Flex 7/16 - 20 X 3 3/4 Ga 5 Bushing Shield Heal Muffler Gasket Tube Exhaust LH Tube Exhaust RH Elbow Street Brass Nut Flange Tube Drain Oil Easy Plug Oil Drain Easy Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 W/Seres Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 SEAT ASSEM BLY 21 I _38_ KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 180598 180166 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 180186 121246)( 121248X 72050412 121249X Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Clip, Push In. Hinged Nut. Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Seat Cprsn Solt 5/16-18Unex 3/4 w/Serns Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2 Spacer, Split KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 16 17 18 19 20 21 37 38 39 Spring, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Washer 17/32xl-3/16x12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spring Seat Bolt. Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut. Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1 Washer Flat 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga NOTE: 46 123740X 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 STD541431 71110616 19131610 Alleomponent dimensions I inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 DECALS 6 4 5 1o 5_, 19 17 24 12 -- 23 8 22 25 14 2O KEY NO, 1 2 3 4 5 6 B 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 PART NO. 177665 164085 186242 186243 186725 133644 185980 186572 156439 181249 146047 160397 186401 149516 WHEELS DESCRIPTION Decal, Dash Panel, Lower Decal, Dash Decal, Hood, RH Decal. Hood, LH Decal, Hood Side Panel Decal, Maintenance Decal, Engine Decal, Fender Decal, Fender Danger Decal, Clutch/Brake Decal. V-Belt Drive Schematic Decal. V-Bell Schematic Decal. Repl Parts Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi & TIRES 4 KEY NO. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 - - - - - PART NO. 164065 138047 181470 177914 177918 106202X 177916 177917 179768X428 179769X428 185623 185824 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 59192 65139 106228X624 8134H 106230X 278H 7 9040H B 9 10 11 12 *. 104757X429 105588X 7154J 106277X624 6856M 144334 10 DESCRIPTION Decal, Insert Strg Decal, Battery Decal Deck Leveling Decal Engine Kohl Sears Logo Decal Engine LTX Twin Reflector, Taillight Decal Engine LTX RH Decal Engine LTX LH Pad. Footrest.LH Pad. Footrest,RH Manual, Owner's (Eng) Manual, Owner's (Span) DESCRIPTION Cap, Valve, Tire Stem, Valve Rim Assembly. Fronl Tube, Front (Service Item Only) Tire, Front Fitting. Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Range (Front Wheel Only) Cap, Axle (Front Wheel Only) Tire. Rear Tube, Rear (Service Item Only) Rim Assembly, Rear Fitting. Grease Sealant, Tire (10 oz, Tube) NOTE: All component dimens=ons inches1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 given in US TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 LIFT ASSEMBLY 4O 35 42 43 38 73 34 31 1 3 29 \ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 23 24 26 29 30 31 32 PART NO, 121006X 180045 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 175830 175831X506 183894 146704 163552 139868 169865 STD624008 73350800 73680800 150233 110807X 19131016 137150 DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., LiftVgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button. Plunger Spdng 0.62 OD x 2.125 Link Lift Retainer Spring Asm Arm Suspension Bearing Pivot Lift Retainer, Spring Nut, Jam Hex 1_2-13 Unc Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 Uric Trunnion, Infin Height Nut. Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 15 Ga. Spring. Compression Inf Hgt KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 34 35 38 39 40 41 42 43 70 72 73 75 76 78 79 82 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, InI 3/8-16 Unc Pointer. Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Nut, _8-24 Washerll/32xl-1/2x10Ga. Scale. Indicator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Plate Asm Susp. Fronl Pin Flange TrunnionSusp. Front Arm Susp. RR. LH Retainer Clip NOTE: inches 49 137167 138057 155097 123935X 17060516 73540600 19112410 123934X 145212 110452X 73350600 175805 176560 175689 175378 169484 All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 MOWER DECK 48 47 30 3O 22 21 6 54 17,_ 8_ 1123 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 MOWER DECK KEY NO. 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 PART NO. 181606 STD541413 138457 STD624008 178024 850857 DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Weldment 50 Nut. Crowrdock5/16-18 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer. Spring Bar, Sway Deck Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Patched STD551137 Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8 Unpleted 140296 Washer, Hard Blade Mower Vented ('Thefollowingblades ere available) 137380 Blade, 50" HI-Uft Std 156468 Blade. 50" Hi-Lift Premium (For belter wear) 137553 Shaft Asm.. W/Lower Brg 137152 Housing, Mandrel 50" Vent 110485X Bearing, Ball Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Mower Vented 106735X Rod. Hinge 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/6 x 16 Ga. 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring. TorsionDeflector 137607 Bracket, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 110509X428 Shield, Deflector Mower 72110606 Bo_t3/8-18 x 3/4 STD551037 Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga. 132823 Spacer, Spdng Stop Idler 173984 ScrewThdro| Roll_ngWasher Head 178342 Nut, Fig Top Lock Cntr 9/16 153535 Pulley. Mandrel 129963 Washer, Spacer Mower Vented 72140610 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 72110616 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16x2 72110608 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 137166 Stiffener, Arm Idler 173979 Keeper, Belt Idler 131494 Pulley. Idler Flat 174375 Pulley, Dnven KEY NO. 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 59 62 63 64 65 66 67 99 103 104 105 PART NO. STD633107 136469 165723 s'rD541437 74760628 137200 137729 136574 137272 137273 184058 180807 148763 144959 136687 133957 184219 176515 72110504 19121414 151831 156009 73930600 72110614 155986X505 156941 156852 106 156853 107 156854 108 156856 109 110 112 -- 72010505 73960500 19171216 143651 -- 185831 DESCRIPTION Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Arm, idler Secondary Spacer, Retainer Nut, Crownleck 3/8-16 Unc Bolt, Fin Hex 3/6-16 Unc x 1-3/4 Cover, Mandrel RH Screw. Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/6 Cover, Mandrel LH Arm, Idler Primary Spring, Secondary Pulley. Idler V Groove Shield, Idler V-Belt, MoWer Primary V-Belt, Mower Secondary Spring, Primary Wheel, Gauge Bolt, Shoulder Washer Hardened Bblt Carriag e 5/16 x 1/2 Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga p,,.=t_eyIdler Flat Mower Keeper, Belt Idler 44/50" Nut, Center[ook 3/8-16 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 × 1-324 Gr.5 Bar Adj Wheel Gauge Pin Head Pivot Bracket Wheel Rivet Gauge Rear RH Bracket Wheel Rive! Gauge Rear LH Bracket Wheel Rivet Gauge Front RH Bracket Wheel Rivet Gauge Front LH Bolt 5/16-18 x 5/8 Nut 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Nos, 8q0, 1 3-15, 31 and 33) Replacement Mower. Complete NOTE: All componenl dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 gwen _n U. S TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 TRANSAXLE 5 4 6 J 2 2O 7 80 ,.16 ,15 14 74 7O 73 72 41 25 24 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,276030 TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4197R 12000034 4199R 4216R 4215R 4217R 174728 74020652 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 7392M 137261 4985R 6266H 4212R 137125 6276H 633A63 8118M 8740H1 122238X 4218R 6252H1 781 OH 6262H 7393R 992R1 139111 4986R 122254X 6269H 5855H 174731 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 6277H 4225R 7396H 4198R 4200R 7395H 160789 174729 40 41 45 46 49 50 51 13320400 17580520 6271 H 13060200 4895H 4222R 1529R KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION Axle Shaft Retaining Ring Fina! Drive Gear Differential Gear Differential Pinion Differential Carrier Axle Thrust Washer Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4 (1" Thread Length) Steel Ball Spdng Shift Fork Detent Shift Fork, High-Low Range Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Pinion Shaft, Brake Snap Ring, Crescent Type High-Low Range Gears Needle Bearing Sintered Iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range Differential Pinion Spacer Differential Pinion Bushing Gripco Centedock Nut 3/8-24 Shift Fork, R.H. Oil Seal 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 8119M 4220R 4209R 4213R 4442R 4195R 4214R 4194R 7528R 4208R 4207R 7398H 4203R 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 4204R 2898J 12000033 4205R 4206R 1370H 633A69 72 73 74 139120 4201R 12000008 Sintered Iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft Shift Fork, LH. 75 77 79 1153R 6803J 1167R Shift Shaft, High-Low Range Oil Seal Pressure Relief Valve Gearoase. Reverse Idler Shaft and Bearings, R.H. (Includes Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63, 77 and 82) Dowel Pin 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 73360700 6270H 136984 5384J 2978.1 633A85 9739H1 4924H Needle Bearing Thrust Beadng Race 4th Reduction Gear Shaft 4th Reduction Gear Spacer Thrust Bearing Race Gate. Lower, Shift Gearcase and Bearings, L.H. (Includes Key umbers 18.25, 49, 50 (2), 51 and 52) Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.RT. Bolt. Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Oil Seal Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.RT Needle Bearing Needle Bearing Needle Bearing 89 90 91 92 19151516 110542X 19181511 75J 93 94 96 97 98 6274H 76020412 159783 633A109 174741 DESCRIPTION Needle Bearing Thrust Bearing Race 3rd Reduction Pinion, Low 4th Redaction Gear 3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer 2nd Reduction Gear Shaft Final Ddve Pinion 1st Reduction Gear Shaft 1st Reduction Shaft Spacer 3rd Reduction Pinion High 2ed Reduction Gear Needle Bearing Low Speed Gear and 2nd Reduction Pinion Cluster Reverse Gear Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32 Klip Ring Intermediate Speed Gear High Speed Gear Thrust Bearing Race Intermediate and High Speed Cluster Pinions Input Shaft Low Speed Pinion E-Ring Reverse Idler Gear Needle Bearing Sealing Washer Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20 Oil Seal Reverse Idler Shaft Gearshift Lever, Bent Gearshift Cap Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed Spring Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x !6 Ga. Shift Mechanism Seal Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Ga. Gearshift Gate and Reinforcement Shift Ball Cover Gasket Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4 Screw. He.x, Washer, HD. Gearshift Lever Assembly Transaxle. 6 Speed, Comptete Assembly NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0017 YLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I I _--- a 2t -" CRANKCASE I =-.. /, Xl 3 / X F' vI v 54 I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0017 HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY NO. PART NO. Kit, breather cover w/gasket (Includes 2, 3) Gasket, breather Cover, breather Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x20 (4) Plug, hex. ctsk. 1/8" Lifter, valve (4) Kit, valve train (Includes 8, 11.12) Rod, push (4) Gaskel, cylinder head (2) Head assembly, #2 cylinder Arm, rocker (4) Pivot, rocker arm (4) Screw, hex. flange MlOx1.5x90 (4) Screw, hex. flange MSx1.0x34 (4) Kit, valve cover - plain (Includes 16,17) O-Ring Screw, shoulder M6x1.0x30 1. 2. 24-032-01 -S 3. 4. 5. 24-294-13-S 24.380-13-S 24-067-13-S (4) Strap, lilting Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2) Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) Valve, Intake (Std.) (2) Valve, intake (.25) (2) Seal, valve stem (2) Retainer, spring (4) Spring, valve (4) Cap, valve spring (4) Kit, retainer (4) Head assembly, #1 cylinder Liner, exhaust port (2) Kit, valve coverbreather (Includes 16,17,29) Grommet, rubber Kit, breather separator (Includes 29,31-34) Screw, hex. flange M5x0,8xl 6 (2) Strap, breather Bracket, breather separator Spacer Hose, breather 13. 1. 2o 3. 4. 5, 6, 7, 24.033-03-S 24-041-23-S 24-096-87-S M-645020-S 25 139 60-S 25-3,51-01-S 24-755-66-S 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 24-411-05-S 24-041-37-S 24.318-72-S 25-186-01-S 24-509-01-S 12 086 16-S 14, M-640034-S 15. 24-755-74-S 16. 17. 24-153-23-S 24-086-32-S 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 24-445--01-S 24-O16-01 -S 24-016-02-S 24-017-01-S 24-017-02-S 66-032-05-S 235011-S 24-069-02-S 12-173-01-S 12-755-03-S 24.318-69-S 24 605 01-S 24.755-76-S 29. 30. 25-313-03-S 24.755-57-S 31, M-545016-S 32. 33. 34. 35. 24-445-01-S 24-126-44-S 24-112-12-S 24-326-55-S 8, 20. DESCRIPTION 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 24-067-14-S 24.874.08-S 24.874-16-S 24-108-05-S 24-018-01-S 12-422-09-S 12-422-13-S 12-422-07-S 12-422-08-S 12-422-10-S 12-422-11-S 12-422-t2-S 24-012-16-S 52-139-09-S M-545010-S 24.018-04.S 24.402-05-S 12-153-01 -S 24-126-19-S 12-123-04-S M-545016-S 20. 12-153-02-S 24-038-04 -S 21. 24-755-46-S 22. 23. 24. 25. 25 153 02-S 24-018-09-S M-931010-S 25-032-09- S 26. 27. 24-468-15-S 24-144-38-S DESCRIPTION Seal, front oil Crankcase (USE: Mini block 24 782 14) Fitting Pin, locating (6) Connecting Rod (Std.) (2) Connecting Rod (.25) (2) Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2) (Includes 7, 8) Kit, piston w/ring set (.08) Ring Set (Std. & .08) (2) Retainer, piston pin (4) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Camshaft Plug. cup Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Bracket. oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (In cludes 21,22) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22) O-Ring, dipstick Ring, retainer Washer, nylon (top) Seal, governor cross shaft Washer (boftom) Shaft, governor cross NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 given in U.S TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0017 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL I BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLESJ J ,_. _z_. AIR INTAKE J 56 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMB ER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0017 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL BLOWER HOUSING KEY NO. PART NO. 1, 54-755-15-S 2. M-403025-S Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 3. 4. 5, X-25-92-S 24-112-04-S 25-086-47-S Washer. plain 5/16" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt. shoulder M6x1.0x16 6. 24-157-08-S (p42n 7. 12-086-14-S 8. 9. 10. 11. 12, 13. 12-468-03-S X-42-15-S 24-025-01-S 25-403-03-S X-25-92-S 24-086-18-S 14. 15. 16. 236602-S 12-132-06-S M-548025-S Screw, hex.flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8" Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer. plain 3/16" (2) Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/ 8 (2) Conneclor (3 contact) Spark Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap MSx0.8x25 17. 54-755-09-S 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24 126 71-S 48-154-02-S X-25-63-S 24-584-01-S M-545020-S DESCRIPTION (4) (2) 23. 235173-S NOT ILLUSTRATED X-22-11-S 24-176-82-S 24-518-12-S 25-454-03-S KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-027-114-S 2. 3. 24-100-01-S M-551016-S 4. M-545016-S 5. M-545020-S 6. M-645016-S 7. 8. 9. 24.146-16-S 24-146-20-S 24-063-20-S 10. 24-063-58-S 11. M-545010--S 12. 24-063-14-S 13. 24-g63-60-S NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-096-85-S 25-086-91÷S Kit, 15 amp stator (Includes 18) Bracket, stator wire Clip, cable Washer, plain 1/4" Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex flange M5x0.Bx20 (4) Clip, cable & BAFFLES DESCRIPTION Housing, blower (Includes 2) Nut, plastic (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0,8x16 Screw, hex. flange M5xO.Sx16 (3) Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20 (4) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (6) Plate. backing- # 2 side Plate, backing - # 1 side Baffle. cylinder barrel - # 2 side Baffle, cylinder barrel - # 1 side Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x10 (2) Baffle, valley- #2 side Baffle, valley - #1 side Cover, blower housing Screw, tapping 10-16xl/2" (2) AIR INTAKF-JFILTRATION Washer, lock 1/4" Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 6" - 12 gauge insulated grip barrel eye lets) Tie, wire (3) KEY NO. PART NO, 1. 54-755-01 -S 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 25-341-03-S 24-153-20-S 24-096-67-S 12-100-01-S 24-096-01-S 231032-S 24-083-05-S 24-083-03-S 24-109-09-S 24-041-13-S 24-094-34-S 24-041-14-S 24-164-51-S 15. 16. 17 24 041 52-S 24 153 27-S M-651040-S 18. 1g. 24 126 130-S M-545010-S 20 24-063-51-S DESCRIPTION Kit, knob with seal (Includes 2,3) Knob, cover O-Ring Cover. air cleaner Wing Nut Cover, inner air cleaner Seal, breather Precleaner, element Element, air cleaner Cup, fuel spit-back Gasket, fuel spit-back cup Base, air cleaner Gasket. air cleaner Base Manifold, intake (Includes 15,16) Gasket, carburetor O-Ring, intake port (2) Screw, hex. flange M6xt .0x40 (4) Bracket, air cleaner base Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x 10 (2) Baffle. spit-back cup NOTE: All component dimens=ons given in US inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm 57 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.27_30 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CW30,WPE NUMBER _17 STARTING SYSTEM I ENGINE CONTROLS 5 4 _8 /27 $ / =,, 'I_,,7 OIL PAN I LUBRICATION \,, I @ O _8 4_ !I .-2 i I ".F J,/' 58 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0017 STARTING SYSTEM KEY PART NO. NO. 1, 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. OIL PAN/LUBRICATION DESCRIPTION M-839080-S Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x80 (2) 25-098-09-S Starter,solenoidshift _ncludes 3-7) 25 086 113_S crew, external torx hd. (3) 25-435-05-S Kit, solenoid(Includes 3) 25-755-33-S Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6) 25-141-05-S Ring 25-221-01-S Kit, brush KEY NO. PART NO, 1. 24-199-07-S 2, 24-393-37-S 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ENGINE CONTROLS KEY NO. PART NO. 1, 24 211 O_S 2. 3. 4, 5. 6. 7. 8. 24-090-33-S M-641060-S 24-089-01-S 25-158-08-S 24-079-04-S 25-158-11-S M-545016-S f0. 11. 12. M-547050-S 24-089-03-S 24-126-56-S M-645016-S 13. 14, 12-237-01-S 24-086-43-S 15. 16. 17. 18. I9. 20. 21. 22. 24-090-07-S X-2O-f-S M-541050-S 24-468-01-S 24-089-45-S M-446030-S 24-090-13-S M-545020-S 23. 24, 25. 26. 27, 24-089-51-S 24-090-05-S 41-468-03-S M-403025-S 24-079-02-S g. 8. Bolt, round head square neck Lever, governor Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 Spdng, linkage Bushing, linkage retaining Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x16 Nut, he;<.lock MSx0.8 Spring, choke return Bracket, control Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0xl 6 (4) Clamp, cable (2) Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8xt 6 (2) Lever. throttle actuator Washer, lock 1/4" Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8 Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) Spring, governor Nut, he)( M4x0.7 Lever, throttle control Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20 Spring, throttle limiter Lever, choke Washer, spring 1/4" Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 Linkage, choke 24-162-26-S 24-043-12-S 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 12-380-01-S 52-448-02-S 12-144-02-S 24-153-08-S 25o139-62-S 24-136-01.S 12-050-01-S 52-032-08-S 24-086-17-S 18. 24-086-16-S 19. 25-139-57-S 9, DESCRIPTION 24-381-11 -S 24 153 01-S M-631005-S M-645025-S DESCRIPTION Pan assembly, oil _lClUdes 2-11) pump assembly (In dudes 3,4) Tube, oil pickup O-Ring, oil pump Washer, plain 6 mm (2) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 (2) Screen, oil Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 9) Pin, governor regulating Tab, locking Shaft, governor gear O-Ring Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" Nipple, oil filter Filter, oil Seal, oil (PTO end) Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x45 Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x45 (9) Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.F_T.F. NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 59 given in U,S TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0017 CRANKSHAFT EXHAUST J I ul 2--1_I FUEL SYSTEM I ,\ Z / 1 12 13 14 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276030 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730,TYPE NUMBER 0017 FUEL SYSTEM CRANKSHAFT KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1, 2, 24-014-72-S 52-139-09-S Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1, 2. 24-041-02-S 25-072-04-S Gasket, exhaust (2) Stud, MBx1.25x33 (4) --- 24 782 23 24 755 113-S Miniblock Gasket Set KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-853-90-S 2. 3. 24-041-52-S 24-053-90 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 24 041 14-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 25-353-03-S 25-237-14-S 24-086-12-S DESCRIPTION Kit, carburetor w/gaskets (Includes 2-4) Gasket, carburetor Carburetor assembly (For information only not available separately) (Service with 24 234 02-S & Kits 24 757 18-S, 24 757 19-S, 24 757 20-S. 24 757 21-S, & 24 757 22-S) Gasket, air cleaner base Stud, M6xl.0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Line, fuel 14" Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18 (2) 10. 24-393-16-S 11. 24-100-01-S 12. 24-353-03-S 13. 15-353-04-S 14. 24_050-02-S NOT ILLUSTRATED - 24 234 02-S -24 757 18-S -24 757 19-S 24 757 20-S - 24 757 21-S -24 757 22-S Pump. fuel - pulse Nut, plastic (2) Line, fuet 10-5/8" Line, fuel 11-1/2" Filter, fuel Bowl, float Kit, overhaul Kit, choke repair Kit, gasket Kit, accelerator pump repair Kit, fuel shutdown selenoid NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 62 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 0") O3 1. Fold this page along dotted line Indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill. Your Home iiiiiiiii_i_iiiiiiiii _' +:+:_,::+:+:. 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