Craftsman 917.271815 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
JCRAFTSMAN'J
16.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272060
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
This product has a low emiSsion engine which operates
differently from previously built engines, Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 11
Maintenance ....................................... 18
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 18
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting
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Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
ThisWarranty does not cover:.
• Expendableitemswhich become wornduring normaluse, such as blades, spark
plugs,air cleaners, pelts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by puncturesfrom outsideobjects,suchas nails,
thorns,stumps,or glass.
• Repairs necessarybecause of operatorabuse, includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towingobjectsbeyond the capabilityof the ridingequipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,or over speedingthe engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electdcal and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this dding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a tdp charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specificlegal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co., D/817 WA, HoffmanEstates,IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safely instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE 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 end thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always tum off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
•Tum off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operste the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
Slopes are a ma or factor relatedto loss.
of-controland tipoveraccidents,whch
can resultin severe injuryor death. All
slopesrequireextra caution. If you
cannotback up the slopeor if you feel
uneasyon it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and downslopes, not across.
• Remove obstaclessuch as recks,tree
limbs,etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps.
Uneventerrain could overturnthe
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacl_
• Use slow speed, Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stopor shL
while on the slope.
• Followthe manufacturer's recommendationsfor wheel weightsor counterweightsto improvestability.
• Use extracare with grasscatchersor
otherattachments. These can chang_
the stabilityof the machine.
• Keep all movementon the slopesslot
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction,
• Avoidstartingor stoppingon a slepe.
tires losetraction, disengagethe
blades and proceed slowlystraight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopesunlessnecessary and then, turnslowlyand gradu
ally downhill,if possib e.
• Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches,ol
embankments. The mowercould
suddenlytum over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch,or if an edg
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
tracton could cause sliding.
• Do not tryto stabilizethe machineby
puttingyourfoot on the ground.
• Do not use grasscatcher on steep
slopes.
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III. CHILDREN
Tragicaccidentscan occurif the operator
is not alert to the presenceof children,
Childrenare often attractedto the
machineand the mowingactivity. Never
assumethat children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep childrenout of the mowingarea
and underthe watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
• Be alert and tum machineoff if children
enter the area.
• Beforeand when backing,look behind
and downfor small children.
• Never carrychildren. They may fall off
and be seriouslyinjured or interfere
with safe machineoperation.
• Never allow childrento operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approachingblind
comers, shrubs,trees, or other objects
that may obscurevision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handlinggasoline
and otherfuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approvedcontainer,
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running.Allow
engine to cool before refueling.Do
not smoke,
- Never refuelthe machineindoors.
- Never store the machineor fuel
containerinside where there is an
openflame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing.Stop machineif
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengersor children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unlessabsolutelynecessary.Always look down
and behindbefore and while backing..
• Never carry children.They may fall off
and be seriouslyinjuredor interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep childrenout of the mowingarea
and underthe watchfulcare of another
rc'_f',_,r_1_1_adult.
• Never run a machineinside a closed
area,
• Keep nuts and bolts,especiallyblade
attachmentbolts, tightand keep
equipmentin good condition.
• Never tamper withsafety devices.
Check their proper operationregularly.
• Keep machinefree of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machineto coolbefore
storing.
• Stop and inspectthe equipmentif you
strike an object. Repair,if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustmentsor repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catchercomponentsare subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
whichcould expose movingparts or
allow objectsto be thrown. Frequently
check componentsand replacewith
manufacturer's recommendedparts,
when necessary.
• Mowerblades are sharpand can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra cautionwhen servicingthem.
• Check brake operationfrequently.
Adjustand service as required.
• Be alert and turn machineoff ifchildren
enter the area.
• Beforeand when backing,look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and downslopes(15° Max),
not across.
• Remove ol_tacles such as rocks,tree
limbs,etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps.
Uneven terraincould overturnthe
machine.Tall grasscan hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on elopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_bLook for this symbol to point out
impodant safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!H BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_. CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_IIWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or efnit chemicals
known to the State of Califomia 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.
_, CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SASOLINE
CAPACITY
_.NDTYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
DILTYPE
_,PI-SF-SJ):
OIL CAPACITY:
SAE 10W30{above32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below32°F) ;
W/FILTER: 4,0 PINTS
W/OFILTER: 3.5 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
SAP: .040")
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
GROUND
SPEED(MPH):
]'IRE
CHAMPION
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U 1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
RC12YC
NOT ADJUSTABLE
FORWARD: 5.5
REVERSE: 2.4
FRONT:
14 PSI
REAR:
10 PSI
CONGRATULATIONS on yourpurchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineeredand manufactured to give
you the best possibledependabilityand
performance.
Shouldyou experience any problemyou
.cannoteasily remedy,please contacta
Sears or otherqualified servicecenter.
We have competent,well-trainedtechnicians and the propertoolsto service or
repairthistractor.
Please read and retainthis manual. The
instruction.s
will enable you to assemble
and maintainyour tractorproperly.
Alwaysobservethe "SAFETY RULES'.
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreementis availableon this
product. Contactyour nearestSears
storefor details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrestsr 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).
Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
_1_(1)
(1) Lock
washer 3/8
Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
t
Stx_:nd;gn
Boot
Steerin! _
=_
Steedng
Wheel
Adapter
Shaft
at
(1)Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
Knob
Keys
€
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
For Future Use
Video Cassette
Yournewtractorhasbeenassembled
atthefactory
withexception
ofthosepartsleft
unassembled
for shippingpurposes.To ensuresafe and properoperationof your
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tractorall parts and hardwareyou assemble mustbe tightenedsecurely.Use the
correcttoolsas necessaryto insure propertightness.Reviewthe videocassettebefore
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
_
Insert
A socketwrenchset will make assembly
_"
3/8 Hex Bolt
easier. Standardwrenchsizes you need
!_-----"3/8
Lock Washer
are listed below.
__La_ge
Flat
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utilityknife
(1) Tire pressuregauge
When rightor left hand is mentionedin
this manual, it means, from your pointof
S
g Boot
view, when you are in the operating
position(seated behindthe steering
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
I. Remove all accessible looseparts
and partscartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom,along lines on
all fourcomers of carton,and lay
panelsflat.
3. Check for any additionallooseparts
or cartonsand remove,
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
A'I-rACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extensionshaft onto lower
steering shaft. Alignmountingholes
in extensionand lower shaftsand
install5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of,steedngbootover tab
slots in dash and push downto
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Positionfrontwheels of the tractorso
they are pointingstraightforward.
4. Remove steeringwheel adapter from
steeringwheel and slide adapteronto
steeringshaft extension.
5. Positionsteeringwheel so cross bars
are horizontal(left to right)and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Shaft
5/16
Lower
Steering
Shaft
'_
,..
' "-
"'
Tab
Slots
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
9. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and gdll.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tire
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BA'n'ERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
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).
Terminal
Battery
Door
INSTALL SEAT
Adjustseat before tighteningadjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustmentknob and flat
washer securingseat to cardboard
packingand set aside for assemblyof
seat to tractor.
2. Pivotseat upward and remove from
the cardboardpacking.Remove the
cardboard packingand discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulderbolt is positionedover large
slottedhole in pan.
• 4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulderbolt in slot and pull seat
towardsrear of tractor.
5. Pivotseat and pan forward and
assembleadjustmentknob and flat
washer loosely.Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operatingpositionand
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat untila comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat withoutmovingits
adjusted position.
8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
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Seat Pan_
Bott
NOTE: YOUmay now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Presslift lever plungerand raise
attachmentlift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parkingbrake by depressing
clutch/brakepedal.
3. Place freewheelcontrolin freewheeling positionto disengagetransmission (See "TO TRANSPORT"in the
Operationsectionof this manual).
4. Roll tractorforwardoffskid.
5. Remove banding holdingdeflector
shield up againsttractor.
TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
A_IhWARNING:Beforestarting read
understandand follow all instructionsn
the Operationsectionof this manual. Be
sure tractoris in a well-ventilatedarea. Be
sure the area in front of tractoris clear of
other people and objects.
t. Be sure all the above assemblysteps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Placefreewheel controlin 'transmission engaged"position.
4. Sit on seat in operatingposition,
depressclutch/brakepedal and set
the parkingbrake.
5. Place motioncontrollever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Presslift lever plungerand raise
attachmentlift lever to itshighest
position.
7. Startthe engine.After engine has
started,move throttlecontrolto idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowlymove the motioncontrollever
forward and slowly drivetractoroff
skid.
10,Applybrake to stop tractor,set parking
brake and place motioncontrollever
in neutral position.
11,Turn ignitionkey to "OFF"position.
Continuewith the instructionsthat follow.
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INSTALLMULCHER
PLATE
CHECKBRAKESYSTEM
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of muicher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
_CHECKLIST
Beforeyou operateand enjoyyour new
tractor,we wish to assurethat you receive
the best performanceand satisfaction
from thisQualityProduct.
Please review the following checklist:
,_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
,/'All assemblyinstructionshave been
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
completed.
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
,/'No remainingloose parts in carton.
to rest on plate while in operation.
v"Batteryis propertypreparedand
Mulcher
charged. (Minimum1 hourat 6 amps).
Plate
,/Seat is adjustedcomfortablyand
Shield
tightenedsecurely.
,/'All tires are properlyinflated. (For
shippingpurposes,the tires were
ovednflatedat the factory).
,/'Be sure mower deck is properlyleveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
Latch
results. (Tires mustbe properlyinflated
Hooks
for leveling).
,/Check mowerand drive belts. Be sure
TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR
they are routed properlyaround pulleys
DISCHARGING
and insideall belt keepers.
Simply removemulcher plate and store in ,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are stillsecure and wires are properly
a safe place.Yourmower is now ready for
clamped.
dischargingor installationof optional
,/Before ddvingtractor,be sure freegrass catcher accessory.
wheel controlis in drive position.
NOTE: It is not necessaryto change
While learninghow to use yourtractor,
blades. The mulcher bladesare depay extra attentionto the following
signedfor dischargingand baggingalso.
importantitems:
CHECKTIRE PRESSURE
,/ Engine oil is at properlevel.
The tires on your tractorwere ovednflated ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
at the factory for shippingpurposes.
regular unleaded gasoline.
Correcttire pressureis importantfor best
,/Become familiar with all controls- their
cuttingperformance,
locationand function. Operate them
• Reduce tire pressureto PSI shownin
beforeyou startthe engine.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
,/Be
sure brake system is in safe
of this manual.
operating condition.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
,/It is importantto purgethe transmission
beforeoperatingyourtractorfor the first
For best cutting results, mower housing
time. Followproperstartingand
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING in the
transmissionpurginginstructions(See
"TO START ENGINE"and "PURGE
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
TRANSMISSION"in the Operation
sectionof this manual).
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figuresthat are shownfor
replacingmotionand mower blade drive
belts in the Serviceand Ad ustments
sectionof thismanual. Ver fy thatthe
belts are routedcorrectly.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
@ ixl
FUEL
CHOKE
_r_'mR N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
MOWER LIFT
c®)_
I
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREEWHEEL
(A_omat_ Models one)
DANGER, KEEPHANDSANDFEETAWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourself with the locationsof
variouscontrolsand adjustments. Save this manualfor future reference.
Attachment
Clutch
Light Switch
Ignition Switch
Ammeter
J
Lift
Lever
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Attachment
Control
LiftLever
_
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
indicator
Freewheel
Control
_
Parking Brake Lever
MotionControl
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATFACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
AI-rACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position,
LIGHT SWITCH -Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position,
THRO'I'rLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL Disengagages transmission for pushing
or slowly towing the tractor with the
engine off.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repaim. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
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 into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Throttte/
AttachmentClutch Lever
"Engaged"
_j Position
IgnitionKey
"Disengaged"
P"" Posi_on
/_addng Brake
=Engaged"
aClr_
___
,
-. •
_,_
=Disengaged" Position
Position
STOPPING
Lever
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
p_eCt
_,UTIOI_: Al_ay.s s.top tr_ctgr comely, as oescnoeo above, oerore
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever
in neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng the
cool season and to over 3 inches
dudng hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutcWbrake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
=backfire".
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
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• Forbestcutting
performance,
grass
over6 inchesinheightshouldbe
mowed
twice.Makethefirst cut
relativelyhigh;the secondto desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are propedyadjusted
when they are slightlyoffthe ground
when moweris at the desired cutting
height in operatingposition.Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in prober
positionto help preventscalpingin most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjustgaugewheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mowerto desiredcuttingheight
(See TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operationsectionof
this manual).
2. With mower in desiredheight of cut
position,gauge wheels shouldbe
assembledso they are slightlyoff the
ground.Installgauge wheel in
appropdatehole with shoulderbolt,
3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknutand
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for oppositeside installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
3/8-16
Locknut ._
Wheel
3/8
Gaug,
Shoulder
AttachmentClutch Lover
"Engaged"
Attachemnt
LiftLever High
Position
Position_
n
"Dise_
Position
_
_'_
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not ddve up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not ddve across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/breke pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO OPERATE MOWER
TO TRANSPORT
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at
the rear drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengaga transmission, reverse
above procedure.
_, CAUTION: Do not operate the
mower without either the entire grass
catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the
deflector shield in place.
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NOTE: To protecthood from damage
when transportingyour tractoron a truck
or a trailer,be sure hood is closed and
securedto tractor. Use an appropriate
meansof tyinghood to tractor(rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
•
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 contro!
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTINGTHE
ENGINE
CHECK 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 roached.
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. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operatingin
temperaturesbelow32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasolineto help
insure good cold weather starting,
_WARNING: Experienceindicatesthat
alcoholblendedfuels (called gasoholor
using ethanol or methanol)can attract
moisture whichleads to separationand
formation of acidsduringstorage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel systemof an
engine whilein storage. To avoidengine
problems,the fuel systemshouldbe
emptiedbeforestorageof 30 daysor
longer. Drainthe gas tank, startthe
engine and let it run untilthe fuel lines
and carburetorare empty, Use fresh fuel
nextseason. See StorageInstructions
for
additionalinformation. Never use engine
or carburetorcleaner productsin the fuel
tank or permanentdamage may occur.
_I,CAUTION: Fillto bottomof gas tank
filler neck. Do notoverfill. Wipe offany
spilledoil or fuel. Do not store,spillor
use gasolinenear an openflame.
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. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position.
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, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control beck to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
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• The attachmentsand grounddrive can
now be used. If the engine does not
acceptthe load, restart the engine and
allowit to warm up for one minute
using the choke as describedabove.
2. Disengage transmissionby placing
freewheel controlin freewheeling
position(See =TOTRANSPORT" in
thissectionof manual).
3. Sittingin the tractorseat,start engine.
After the engine is running,move
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and
throttlecontrolto slow position,With
below)
motioncontrollever in neutral(N)
7. When engine starts, allow engine to
position,slowlydisengageclutch/
runwith the throttlecontrolin the
brake pedal
choke positionuntil the engine runs
4. Move motion controllever to full
roughly,then move throttlecontrolto
forwardpositionand hold for five (5)
fast position.This may requirean
seconds.Move lever to full reverse
engine warm-up periodfrom several
positionand hold for five (5) seconds.
secondsto several minutes, dependRepeat this procedurethree (3) times,
ing on the temperature.
NOTE: Duringthisprocedurethere willbe
AUTOMATICTRANSMISSION WARM UP
no movement ofdrivewheels.The air is
being removedfrom hydraulicdrive
Beforedrivingthe unit in cold weather,
_ the transmissionshouldbe warmed up as system.
follows:
5, Move motioncontrollever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engineand set
1. Be sure the tractoris on level ground.
2. Place the motioncontrollever in
parkingbrake.
6. Engage transmissionby placing
neutral.Release the parkingbrake
freewheel controlin drivingposition
and let the clutch/brakeslowlyretum
(See =TOTRANSPORT"in thissection
to operatingposition.
3. Allowone minutefor transmissionto
of manual).
7. Sittingin the tractor seat, startengine.
warm up. This can be done during
After the engine is running,move
the engine warm up period.
• The attachmentscan also be used
throttlecontrolto half (1/2) speed.With
motioncontrollever in neutral(N)
duringthe engine warm-up periodafter
position,slowlydisengageclutch/
the transmissionhas been warmed up.
brake pedal.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
8. Slowlymove motioncontrollever
feet) or in coldtemperatures(below32 F)
forward, afterthe tractormoves
the carburetorfuel mixturemay need to
approximatelyfive (5) feet, slowly
be adjustedfor best engine performance.
move motioncontrollever to reverse
See =TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
position.Afterthe tractormoves
Service and Adiustmentssectionof this
manual.
approximatelyfive (5) feet retumthe
motioncontrollever to the neutral(N)
PURGETRANSMISSlON
position.Repeat this procedurewith
_CAUTION: Never engageor disenthe motioncontrollever three (3)
gage freewheel lever whilethe engine is
times.
running.
Yourtractoris now purgedand now ready
To ensure properoperationand perforfor normal operation.
mance, it is recommendedthat the
transmissionbe purged before operating
tractorfor the firsttime. This procedurewill
removeany trapped air insidethe
transmissionwhichmay have developed
during shippingof yourtractor.
IMPORTANT: Shouldyourtransmission
requireremovalfor service or replacement, it shouldbe purgedafter reinstallationbefore operatingthe tractor.
: 1. Placetractorsafely on level surface
with engine off and parkingbrake set.
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MOWINGTIPS
• Mower shouldbe properly leveledfor
best mowingperformance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustmentssectionof this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower shouldbe
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippingsare discharged
ontothe area that has been cut. Have
the cutarea to the rightof the tractor.
This will resultin a more even distribution of clippingsand more uniform
cutting.
• When mowinglarge areas, start by
tumingto the rightso that clippingswill
dischargeaway from shrubs,fences,
driveways,etc. Afterone or two
rounds,mow in the oppositedirection
makingleft hand tums untilfinished.
• If grass is extremelytall, it shouldbe
mowed twice to reduceload and
possiblefire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relativelyhigh;the
secondto the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it iswet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirableclumps. Allowgrass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when,mowing to assurebetter mowing
performanceand proper dischargeof
material. Regulate ground speed by
selectinga low enoughgear to give the
mower cuttingperformanceas well as
the qualityof cutdesired.
• When operatingattachments,select a
groundspeed that willsuit the terrain
and give best performanceof the
attachmentbeing used.
MULCHING MOWINGTIPS
IMPORTANT: Forbest performance,
keep mower housingfree of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulchingblade will recut
the grass clippingsmanytimes and
reduce them in size so that as theyfall
onto the lawn they willdisperse intothe
grass and not be noticed. Also,the
mulchedgrass will biodegradequickly
to providenutrientsfor the lawn.
Always mulchwith your highestengine
(blade) speed as this will providethe
best recutUngactionof the blades.
• Avoid cuttingyour lawn when it is wet.
Wet grasstends to form clumpsand
interfereswith the mulchingaction.
The best time to mow yourlawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dded and the newly cut area will
not be exposedto the directsun.
• For best results,adjustthe mower
cuttingheightso thatthe mowercuts off
only the top one-thirdof the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduceyourwidthof cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditionsmay requirethat an area be
mulcheda second time to completely
hidethe clippings. When doinga
secondcut, mow across or perpendicular to the firstcut path.
• Change your cuttingpatternfrom week
to week. Mow northto southone week
then changeto east to west the next
week. This will helpprevent matting
and grainingof the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
SERVICE
DATES
CheCk Brake O_Uorl
Check Tire pro'_u_
V _
Check Operator Presence and
T
Intelt_k Systems
CheCk I0¢ LoOSe Fasteners
II_
ll_
A
Sherper_Replsce
MowerBktde=
T
Check Battery Level
R
G lean Battery and Terminals
I1_
Check Transaxle Cooling
li_
I_z
V r
Adjust B_de Belt(s) TenSion
It#/!
Adjust MOUOnDflve Belt(s) Tens)on
Check Engine OII Level
_a
_
Change En_ne Oil
_=.:
Clean Air Filter
11_2
N CleanAirScreen
IkS2
E
Insp_:t M uffier/Spark Art ester
Replace 011FiJier
(if equipped)
N
CJea. Ef_no
t1_12
Cooling FIns
11_2 i
I_
Rep_itce Ak Filter Paper Catlddge
GENERAL
I_'
_1_
! ReplaCe Spark Plug
Rep_e
I_
I1_,
_2
Fuel F_lt_-
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LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual,
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to pmpedy 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 runbetter and lastlonger.
Spindle
Zerk
- (_ Spindle
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Beadng
Zerk
BeadngZerk
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(_)SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
_)REFER TO Maintenance *ENGINE" SECTION
BEFORE EACH USE
1. 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.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
_ivot points which have special nylon
earings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten 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
• 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
fiat 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
TrailingI
Up
Mandrel Assembly
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer
Lock Washer
_€-- Hex Bolt
"A Grade 8 heat treated boltcan be identified
by six lines on the belt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthraaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Center Hole
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TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
BA'I-FERY
Yourtractorhasa batterycharging
system The transaxle was sealed at the factory
whichissufficient
fornormaluse.How- and fluid maintenance is not required for
ever,periodic
charging
ofthebatterywith the life of the transaxle. Should the
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers,
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary,
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
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).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANBAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean,
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials. To
prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure
sprayer to clean cooling fins,
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/depedment.
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.
SAE V_SCC_ITY GRADES
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fillcap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
t. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and tuming counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to tha end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
2O
8. 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.
Oil Drain Valve
TO
3.
4.
5.
SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pra-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will damage
the cartddge.
7. Reinstall the pra-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
8. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Cap
Air Cleaner
Drain Tube
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Foam
• 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,/COOUNG
! Nut
Rubber
Grommet
Paper
Cadddge
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR RLTER
.Cover
Knob
Base
Screen
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark an'ester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
1. Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug),
2. Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
Your engine will not run propedy 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. Remove knob and cover.
2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner
from base.
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IN-LINE FUEL RLTER
3. Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement
oil filter.
4. Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 tum.
5. Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
6. Start the engine and check for oil
leaks. Correct any leaks before
placing engine into full operation.
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.
Clamp _.
Fuel Filter
_
--
CLEANING
of all foreignmatter.
Keep finishedsurfacesand wheels free
i oflean
engine,battery,seat,
finish,etc.
all gasoline,
oil, etc.
Protectpaintedsurfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommendusing a garden
hose to clean your tractorunlessthe
electricalsystem,muffler,air filterand
carburetorare coveredto keep water out.
Water in engine can resultin a shortened
engine life.
Oil Filter
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_CAUTION:
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" 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 REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires areproperly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
Small RetainerSpring
Clutch
Link
AnU-Swa
_
3pdngs
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Larg
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SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raisemowertoitshighest
position.
• At the midpointof bothsides of mower,
measure heightfrom bottomedge of
mowerto ground. Distance"A"on
bothsides of mowershouldbe the
same or within 1/4"of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary,make
adjustmenton one side of moweronly.
• To raise one side of mower,tighten lift
linkadjustmentnut on that side.
• To lowerone side of mower,loosen lift
linkadjustmentnut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustmentnut
willchange mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurementsafter adjusting.
Bottomedge of
mower to
_
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
-__ndrel
BothFrontLinks Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
mower to
ground _
/
ground
Nut ,,_Nut
"E
n Ann
Lift Link
Adjustment Nut _
--
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
Trunnion_
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
Mandrel
Pulle
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BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distenceis otherthan 1-9/16',loosen
jam nut and rum nut =A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine
Pulley
Clutching IdlerStationaPj Idler_
Transmission
Input Pulley.,
With Perking Brake "Engaged"
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
ut _A"
_nt is ne_ssa_
coned your nearest
_uthodzed service center/department
ro REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
°ark the tractor on level surface. Engage
3arking brake. For assistance, there is a
_elt installation guide decal on bottom
;ida of left footrest.
L Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
t. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that
position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the
neutral (N) (lock gate) position,
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
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2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
MotionControl
Neutral Lock Gate
Lever
TRANSMISSION
MENT
Washers
Retaining_
RI Q\ /\
Axle
\
I\
_
f llL
:
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Square Key/(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY.
_I_ALmON:
L.ead-acidbatteriesgenerate
explosivegases. ,,eep spade,_me and
smokingmatedalsaway from batteries.
Alwaysweareye pmtec'don
when around
batteries.
If yourbatteryis too weak to starttheengine,it
should be recharged.(See "BATTERY"in the
MAINTENANCEsectionof this manual).
If"jumpercables"are usedforemergency
starting,followthisprocedure:
IMPORTANT:Yourtractoris equippedwitha
12 voltnegativegroundedsystem.The other
vehicaJmustalso be a 12 voltnegative
groundedsystem.Do notuseyourtractor
batlerytostartotherw_cles.
TO ATTACHJUMPERCABLES1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminalof each
battery,takingcare not to short
against chassis.
2, Connect one end of the BLACKcable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminalof fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVECABLES,REVERSEORDER
1. BLACKcable firstfrom chassisand
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from bothbatteries.
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after rainstallation and
before operating the tractor. See
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the
Operation section of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to nght) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion,
Positive Terminal
Positive
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Negative Terminal
Charged
Battery
Negative
Terminal
REPLACING
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
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. To replace, reverse above procedure.
BATTERY
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding,
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6: Close battery box door.
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HeadlightWire
i/' Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair,or replacement of the
emission controldevices and systems, which
are being done at the customersexpense,
may be performed by any non-reed engine
repair establishmentor individual.Warranty
repairsmust be performed by an authorized
engine manufactureCsservice outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttlecontrol has been preset at the
factory end adjustment shouldnot be
necessary. Check adjustreent as descnbed
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary,
proceed as follows:
1. With engine not funning, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke posillon.
Slowly move lever from choke to fast
position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever end
bole in speed control bracket are aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
insertinga pencil or a 1/4" ddllbit through
both boles.
4. Pull throttle c_ble up to remove slack and
tighten cable clamp screw. Remove
alignment pencil or drillbit.
Battery
Box
Positive(Red) Cable
Negative (Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdll.
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 cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Hood
Cable _
Clamp -_.____L_
Screw
_
Speed Control
_'_/_
Bracket
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TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Thecarburetorhasbeenpresetat thefactory
andadjustmentshouldnotbe necessary,
However,minoradjus_ant may be required
tocompensatefordifferences
in fuel,
temperature,
altitudeorload.Ifthe cadouretor
doesneed adjustment,
proceedas follows:
In general,turningthe adjuslJng
nsedlesin
(clockwise)
decreasesthesupplyoffuel to
the enginegMng a leanerfueVairmixture.
Turningtheadjustingnsedlesout (counterclockwise)
increasesthesupplyoffuel tothe
enginegivinga richerfuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:Damagetothe needlesand
seatsin carburetor
may resultiftumsdintoo
tighL
NOTE: The carburetor
on thisengineislow
emission.Itis equippedwithan idlefuel
adjustingneedlewitha limitercap, which
allowssomeadjustmentwithinthe limits
allowedbythecap. Do not attempttoremove
thelimitarcap.The Iimitercapcannotbe
removedwithoutbreakingthe adjusting
needle.
1. Be sureyou havea cleanairfilterand the
throttlecontrolcable is adjustedproperly
ACCELERATION
TEST 6. Movethroltle controlleverfrom slowto
fast position.
If enginehesitatesor dies,
turn idlefuel adjuslingneedleout
(counterclockwise)
1/8turn. Repeattest
andcontinueto adjust,if necessary,until
engineacceleratessmoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.Do
not adjust- damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor,whichis factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeedingthe
engine above the factory high speed
settingcan be dangerous.If you thinkthe
engine-governedhigh speed needs
adjusting,contacta Sears or other
qualifiedservice center, whichhas prope=
equipmentand experienceto make any
necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Adjusting
Screw
(seeabove).
2. Startengineandallowto warmfor five
minutes.Makeadjustmentswithengine
runningand shifl/motlen
controlleverin
neutral(N) position.
3. Idlesneedsettin?- W'_hthrotifeoontrol
leverin slow position,
engineshouldidle
at 1750 RPM. Ifengineidlestooslowor
fast, turnidlespesdadjusting
screwin or
out untilcorrectidleis attainsd.
4. Idlefuel needlesottine- Withthrottle
controllever inslowposition,
turnidlefuel
adjustmentneedlein (clockwise)
until
enginebeginstodie and thenturn out
(counterclockwise)
untilengineruns
rough.Turnneedletoa pointmidway
betweenthosetwopnsltions.
5. Recheckidlespeed.Readjustifnecassery.
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_
Also, experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and 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
immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
'ractor will not be used for 30 days or
,'nore,
CAUTION: Never store the tractor
Nith 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. Lubdcate 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
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. Tum ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
, Fully charge the battery for storage.
0 After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
• 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.
iMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
;lum deposltes from forming in essential
Fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
3ose, or tank dudng storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
Hard to start
Engine will not
turn over
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See"TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter,
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10. Enginevalves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
I 5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug,
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
12111
C
lean/replace
filter,
Replace
spark air
plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
6, Looseor damaged wiring. 6. Check all wiring.
7. Carburetoroutof adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
sectiori.
8. Contact a Sears or other
8. Enginevalves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
1. Depressclutch/brakepedal,
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
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.
8, Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
3O
Recharge or replace battery,
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
"ROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Loss of power
continued)
Excessive
vibration
i CAUSE
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
i 5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
CORRECTION
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Cleanireplece air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
9. Water in fuel.
9. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Dirty engine air screen/fins. 11.Clean engine air screen/
fins.
12.Dirty/cloggedmuffler.
12.Clean/replace muffler.
13.Loose or damaged widng. 13.Check all wiring.
14.Carburetorout of
14.See =To Adjust Carburetor"
adjustment.
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contect a Sears or other
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Worn, bent or looseblade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loosepart(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Englnecontinues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presencecontrolsystem.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1, Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
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
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
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1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor grass
discharge
1. Place throttle control in
IFAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure, 5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Wom, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and 7. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower ddve belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.Improper blades used.
10.Replece with blades listed
in this manual.
11 .Clean around mandrels to
11 .Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
open vent holes.
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Engine speed too slow.
Switchis"OFF".
Bulb(s) bumed out.
Faultylightswitch.
Looseor damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faultyalternator.
Loss ofddve
Engine"backfires"
whentumlng
engine
"OFF"
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turnswitch"ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replacelight switch.
Check wiringand connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/cleanall connections.
3. Replace regulator.
i4. Replace alternator.
1. Freewheel controlin
1. Place freewheel controlin
=disengaged" position.
"engaged"position.
:2. Motiondrive belt wom,
2. Replace motionddvs belt.
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission 3. Purge transmission.
during shipmentor
servicing.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOV,Z'
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine,
1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
SCHEMATIC
BATtERy
SOLENOID
(OPTIONAL)
R_O (_
CLUTCH / BRAKE
FUSE
(PEDAL UP)
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(CLUTCH OFF)
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SH_-OF_
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SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SOLENOIO
IGNITION
_
OPERATOR
PRESENCE RELAY #1
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IGNITION
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OPERATOR
ESENCE RELAY #2
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
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HEADLIGHTS
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IGNITION
REMOVABLE
SWITCH
CONNECTIONS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
RELAY
WIRING INSULATED CURB
NOTE: IF WIRING INBULJ_,TED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
NOTIE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPEC
WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE 8ATTERY,
BUT HAVE THEIR OWN
ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL
CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED.
AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM.
AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP,
THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME
THEIR BRIGHTEST.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
ELECTRICAL
24
41
/t
34
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
81
PART
NO.
163465
74760412
156417
161343
166182
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
160784
175566
140403
17(]_0
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
109748X
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 28 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 uoc x 3/4
Case, Battery Mech Hinge
Switch, interlock N Opn/N Opn
Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J)
Bu;b, Light
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire
Fuse, 20 Amp
NutKepsHexl/4-2OUnc
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger Normal Op Otlve
Switch, Ignition
Key, IgnlUon
Harness, Ignition
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal, Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangurar
Protection Wire LoOp
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All comp_lent dirnenslo_ls g_ve/1in U.S. Inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
44
3
74
I
2O6
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
206
212
--
Chassis Stamping
Dmwber
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carrlage 3/8-16xl
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip TInnetman Gttlle P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H,
Hood Assemb4y
BumperHocd
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Gdlle Lens Asm
Lens, Gdlle
Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT
Bracket, Fender Sup_oort
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Nut LOCk w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Gdlle Flckoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle PIckoff RH
Bolt, F_n Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Duct Air EngJne P/L LT
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3_-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Sweybar Chessts
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xli2TY'Fr
ScrewThdrol 3/8.16xl/2
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Sutton
169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107X010
144963X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
164919X558
139976
1749(To08
169834
73800400
Ig091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
150127
7214C606
154798
73680600
165867
154966
154207
156524
135123X428
170165
17670508
17070608
165919
5479J
NOTE: Alloornponent dimensionsgivenin U.S. Inches
t Inch= 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
GROUND DRIVE
TRACTOR
-- MODELNUMBER917.272060
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
165866
ST[To61210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
s'r[To41437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
7476_512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
BTD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
169691
17(To0612
8883R
140186
71170764
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See BreakdOwn)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
PInCotter 1/8xl
CAD
Washer LOCkH W Helical
BOlt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake ROd
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket. Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8o16 x 2-3/4
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Polley, Idler, V-Groove
Belk;rank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrowolock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, C_utch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keepar, Center Span
Screw. 3/6-16x3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
_5
66
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
?7
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
95
96
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
20_
S_1143
154?78
134683
169183
19132012
169182
137057
121749X
ST[To-_1075
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
1648gOX428
124346X
170201
4497H
72110610
73,900600
165850
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
169613
169593
16_612
7214(T'J08
72110612
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Keepar Belt Engine
Stra40Torque Lh Hydro
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Strap Torque Rh Hydro
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x t.1/4 x 16 Gaug
E-R_g
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gaug
Shaft Asm Cross Tapared
Spdng Toralon
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc_Cad
Bolt Rdl_d Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Bushing Bellcrank Grd Ddve
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16fD x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Range Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x ,281 x 10 Ga
Brackdt Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"10
washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-1gUNC
Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18UNC x t
Bolt Cart Sh 3/6-16 x 1-1/2 Gr,5
NOTE:
39
AIJ component dimensions given io U.S.
Inches I Inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
STEERING ASSEMBLY
,-
L
_29
11
4o
2
\
\
\
\
\
40
TRACTOR
-- MODELNUMBER917.272060
STEERING
ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO: NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
13
19
22
23.
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
$7D551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
1544G6
126847X
136874
19131416
1706G612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711 L
145054x428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
1679(}2
STD5237t0
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
SteedngWheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 23/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steedng Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Stsedng
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw Hex Wshhd Torx
PIttman Shaft ASSembly
B(acket, Steedng
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7t8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steshng
Screw
insert, Steedng Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Nut LockCenter3/8-24UNF
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fl_ng, Grease
NutLockHexw/Ins.
3/16-18UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steedng Asm SewIce
Bolt, Fin Hex 3_-16 UNC x I Gr 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Beadng Arm Plltman
Boft Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fsetner Chdstm_s Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
-- MODELNUMBER917.272060
ENGINE
8o
!
38
i
,
i
1o!
31
/:
_
33
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
:i
ENGINE
TRACTOR
- - MODELNUMBER917.272060
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
PART
NO.
170548
17720410
......
DESCRIPTION
Contrbl, Throffie
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cuffing 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine,(See Breakdown)KoblerModelNo. CV460-26509
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
77
80
81
101
105
159420
12-041-03
148456
ST[To51237
169837
137180
1092(_X
158_30
123487)(
137040
148315
124_8X
17670412
170(_612
19091416
19101216
74760508
73510400
M73030800
17120616
Muffler
Gasket Kohier
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer
Shield Sm/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap ASsembly, Fuel Seato, Vented
Clamp,Hose
Line, Fue_
Plug, Drain Gtl Easy
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/6-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 1/2
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20Unc
Nut Flan-ge M8-1,25 Non-Lk Zinc
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
SEAT ASSEMBLY
8
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bo_t
Washer 13/32 x I x 10Gauge
Clip, Push*In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16x 1-1/2
Washer t3!32xlx14Gauge
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing, Snap
Bo_tl Cardage 1/4-20 x %1/2
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spdng
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32x1-3!16x12Ga.
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18x,62
NOTE:
44
121248X
72050412
134300
12t250X
123976X
171852
ST[T-o41431
19171912
127018X
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch -- 2ti.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272060
DECALS
10
20
'12
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
156811
177368
171698
171699
171763
133644
177325
172331
163204
156439
146046
Decal, Oper. instr.
Decal, HP Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, LH.
Decal Hood Replacement
Decal, Customer Malntenanc e
Decal, Hood Side
Decal. Deck
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, V-Bait Ddve Schematic
WHEELS &TIRES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
16
20
- ------
177336
160396
138047
149516
138311
165800X428
165799)(428
169210
177370
177371
Decal, Lower Dash
Decal, V-Belt Schema_c
Decal. Battery Diehard
Decal, Battery Dngr/Pon Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Decal By Pass LT Hydro
Owner's Manual English
Owner's Man ual, Spa nish
KEY PART
NO. NO.
I
2
3
4
59192
65139
10_222X
59S04
106732X427
278H
SO40H
11
8
9
lO
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
104757X428
144334
..
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Sewice Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wrleal Only)
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim,Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
Inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
LIFT ASSEMBLY
3
13
2
6
5
4
13
19
2O
19
13 ---,-_ _
31
32
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272060
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
120000(_
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800600
139868
163552
169865
73540600
DESCRIPTION
[_If{ Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft ASSembly, Lilt
Pin, Groove
E-F_ng
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Uft, L.H.
Unk, Uft, R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link, Front
Nut. Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, wlth WaSher Insert 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension,Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lilt
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
MOWER DECK
157 _ _/,_ 67
151
.
' 183
ISS
_37
159-_
"44
_1505
106
.._
102
102/_'
34
>21
119
118
16
1
5
6
48
103
105
MOWER
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
165460
STD_4C(_
130832
850_57
STD551137
140296
134149
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
91
52
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
128774
110485X
140329
7214G505
132827
159770
$1_341431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130068X428
19111016
131491
157722
129063
153535
137266
STITo33717
133835
131494
STD,351037
STD541437
140068
STD624003
137729
133944
174284
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
13,3943
155046
165723
141043
TRACTOR
- - MODELNUMBER917.272060
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Belt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" ack
Retsiner Spdng
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
WaSher, Haf_ened
Blade, Mulchlug
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vantsd
Beadng, Bafl, Mandrel
Stripper, Vantsd Mower Deck
Bblt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-16 UNC
Sflffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spdng, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrbl Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Planged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Ider, Rat
Washer 13i52x13/16x16Ga
Nut Crownlock 3_-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Fbllower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Gr 5
LOcknut
BblL Shoolder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
KEY
NO.
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
1tl
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- * -
PART
NO.
149846
144959
73800600
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2_o9J
155197
155198
1706G514
STD541431
7211G504
4806H
165746
73.930600
STD551037
143723
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
160676
16,9674
169675
160671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
169583
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8.16
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/6
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, WheelLH.
Bracket, Gauge, Whsel R.H.
Screw Taping5/16-18
Nut, Hex, Kaps 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 Unc x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel,Gauge
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer3/8x7/Sx14Gauge
Bracket
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc xl Gr. 5
Bolt, RdhdSqnk3/8-16UNCx1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Rat
Bdlt Cardage 101er
Sprtng Extansian
Spring Return Idler
RetaFner Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32x3/4x16Gs
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutoh 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Typa S
Spring Retainer
Spdng Retenflon Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 1- 3/4
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-16, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separatsly Mufcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and111-121)
NOTE: _l component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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,
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73
77
79
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17
124
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I0
32
0
93
48
58
107
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
170_51
170352
170_53
170354
169896
170355
170356
170357
Main Housing, Assembly
Sibe Housing, Aseembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunldn Manhlned
Block ~ Assembly
Sea_ant 10.5 Oz
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
9
10
11
12
13
14
170358
170_59
170360
169870
170361
169869
Shaft, tr_ptJt
Ring - Retaining
Sp_,cer
Ring- Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.56 X .276
Bali Bfg 17ram ld X 4Omm Od X
16
170Q62
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
32
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
t 70367
170368
170369
170370
170371
17(_89
33
142991
34
35
36
37
38
38
40
41
42
43
44
170380
17G_91
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170_94
170395
t 7(J_96
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170_97
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
17040_
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
12ram
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/16.24 X
0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm,Control
Beadng, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear _ Pinion, 13t
1OV48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Beadng .75 X 1.575 X.626
Sleeve Beating(Outboard)
.75xl,750x.625
Washer, 3/4 _d X 1-1/20d X
.13 Thk
Lip Seal Axle Sea_
Shaft, Axle .75 X11.39(Key, R,H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X16.99 (Key,L.H.)
Miter Gear (Spllded)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Rldg
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
L°_3
Filter
Base, Fifter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Am), Bypass
Retaining RIng .250 Extemad
Seal, Ltp .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat washer, 5/8 ld X 1.00d
X .05 Thk
Retaining Ring
Readng, Center Bluck
Spdng - Helical Compressldn
Washer
20w-50Oil
Brake Yoke
KEY PART
NO, NO,
59
60
61
62
63
1704G6
142883
142881
142887
170410
DESCRIPTION
64
142892
Rotor, Brake
Brake PUCk
Puck Plate
Brake Act_a_t_g Pk_
Hlhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch,
SpectsiFlange
Bo_t, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
65
66
67
68
69
70
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
Spacer
Spdng, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bo_t 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slofted Hex Nut 5/16.24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
71
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
1611_
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
170434
170435
170436
170437
116
119
120
121
170438
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
128
900
170445
170446
170447
173165
166768
Compression Bpdng Brake
Anti-D_
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.O
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Chank P_ug AssembPy, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Fdction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.60 X .0975
Spdng, Hsiical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24UnJf
(Nylon I_.e_)
Wedge, Fdctlon Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headlese
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expe_r_sk_n
Tm_k
Cap - Popbet Valve
Bolt, Seft Tapping t 0-32 X 1/2
Puck, inner Wedge
Spdng Clip - Housing Thrust
Oetldctor
Washer, Motor Shaft .7t Id x
1.160dx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion
Tank
SlflconSpange
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut I/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belldvtile
Be_t Keeber
Center Sectk_n-FIIter-Bypass
Assembty
Filter Aseembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assemb_/
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Kit, I'xpansion Tank
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven inU.S.
inches1 iuch= 25.4 mm
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
CYLINDER
HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
I
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18
19
18
CRAHKCASEJ
1
19
10
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TRACTOR
o-MODELNUMBER917.272060
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV460,
TYPENUMBER
26509
CYLINDER HEADNALVE/BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
DESCR_TION
25-351-01-S
• 12-755-94-S
1
2
Lifter, valve (2)
Kit, cylinder head
(Includes 3-17, Gaskets 12
041 01-S (Qty. 2),12 041 02S, & 12 041 03-S
12-411-03-S
3
Rod, push (2
12-041-08-S
4
Gasket, cylinder head
12-017-01-S Valve, intake (Std.)
5
12-017-02-S Velve, intake (,25)
12-016-01-S Valve, exhaust (Std.)
6
12-016-02-S Valve, exhaust (,25)
X-75-23-S
7
Plug, allen hd, pipe 1/8"
12-318-36-S Cylinder Head
8
25-186-01-S
9
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
1101 M-640034-$12"599"03"S
Screw, hex. flange M6xLOx34
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
(2)/r
12
13
14
15
16
12-089-01-S
12-173-01-S
12-755-03-S
12-468-05-S
12-112-13-S
17
12-086-15-5
_prlng, valve (2)
Cap, valve spring (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13/32"
Spacer, head bolt exhaust
18
19
20
_;;rew, hex. flange
M10x1.5x81 (5)
25 237 14-S Clump, hose (2)
12-326-03-S Hose, breather
M-645020-S Screw, hex, flange M6xl,0x20
21
22
23
24
12-096-07-S
M-545010-S
12-018o01-S
12-402-02-S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
(5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
20
21
22
23
DESCRIP_ON
t2-032-03-S
Seal, crankshaft
BlOCk,cylinder
(Use Short Block 12 522 50)
12-445-02-S Strap, lifting
M-839025-8 Screw, hex. flange
M8xt.25x25
24-380-13-S Dowel, locating (4)
12-755-49-S Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8)
12-089-31-S Spring, actuating
12-422-08-S Shim, camshaft (A,R.) blue
12-422-09-S Shim, camshaft (A,R.) red
12-422-10-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) yellow
12-422-11-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) green
12-422-12-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) gray
12-422-13-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) black
12-422-07-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white
12-144-28-S Shaft, balance
12-874-01-S Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes 11,12)
12-574-02-S Piston w/Ring Set (.25
12-874-03-S Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
12 018 02-S Retainer, piston pin (2)
12-108-01-S Ring Set (Std.
12-108-02-S Ring Set (.25
12-108-03-S Ring Set (.50)
12-067-11-S Connecting Rod (Std.)
12-067-12-S Connecting Rod (.25)
12-380-01-S Pin, governor regulating
12-043-05-S Gear, governor
M-63f 005-S Washer, plain 6 mm
12-144-02-S Shaft, governor gear
52-139-09-S Plug, cup
12-755-64-S Kit, gov. cross shaft w/c_ip
(Includes 23)
X-25-102-S
Washer, plain 1/4"
12-032-01-S Seal, governor cross shaft
M-631015-S Washer, plain 6 mm
12-154-05-S Clip, hitch pin
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
IGNITIONIELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
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AiR INTAKE
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KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV460,
TYPENUMBER
26509
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x46
2
12-468-03-S Washer, plain 3/8'
3
24-162-03-S Screen, grass
4
25-O86-47-S Bott, shocker M6xl.0x16 (4)
5
12-157-06-S Fan
6
X-42-15-S
Key
7
12-025-37-S Flywheel
8
12-155-09-S Connector
9
M-548025-S Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25
(2)
10
12-085-10-S Stator - 3 amp
11
M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sx20 (2)
17
12-132-02-S Spark Plug
18
X-728-1-S
Clip, cable (2)
19
M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8xf0 (2)
20
12-584-g4-s Module, ignition
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 154 06-S Clip (2)
12 454 03-S T_e, wira
12-518-35-S Lead, white (36' - 18 gauge fully insulafab push on tab
and uninsulated socket
terminals)
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
12-086-14-S
1
M-545010-S
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (4)
2
24-468-10oS Washer, plain 1/4"
3
12-146-07oS Plate. blower housing
4
M-550010-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xlO
5
24-096-05-S Cover, pinion
6
12-027-55-S Housing, blower
7
12-063-18-S Baffle, intake side
8
25-154-02-S Clip, mounting (3)
9
12-086-37-S Screw, o_pt_vewasher
M5x0.8x20 (3)
10
f2-063-20-S Baffle, cylinder he_d
11
M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0xf6 (2)
12
12-063-19-S Baffle, cylinder
NOT ILLUSTRATED
M-541050-S Nut, hex. flange MSxO.8
12 096 40-S Cover (goes over rectifierregulator hole In blOWer
housing)
t2 141 01-S Retainer, ring (2) (secures
cover 12 096 40-S to
housing)
AIR INTAKE/RLTRATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DESCRIPTION
12-281-01-S
25-341-03-S
12-096-24-S
f2-{_83-12-S
12-100-0g-s
12-083-10-S
Duct, air
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precleaner, e_ement
Wing Nut
Kit, air cleaner element
(includes 5, 7, 8}
7
12-743-12-S Filter, element (Includes .=
8
12-032-11-S Seal 1-7/16"
9
12-094-07-S Base, air cleaner (Includ_
10, 11)
10
12-072-04-S Stud, mounting plate
M6xt.0x75
11
12-086-01-S Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread
forming (2)
12
12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner
NOT ILLUSTRATED
f2-113-53-S Decal, air cleaner
NOTE:
55
All component dimensions gh,en in U.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRAC_R -- MODELNUMBER917.272060
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV460,
_PE NUMBER 26509
STARTING
SYSTEM
ENGINE CONTROLS
1
I
1
2
m
0
tF
4
8
!]--
11
OiL PAN I LUBRICATION
I
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?--1o
-_3
tl
I
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q_
20
7"
t6
O/16
1C2..',
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
STARTING SYSTEM
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
M-539070-S
2
8)
3
4
5
6
7
8
DESCRIPTION
25-098_04-S
Screw, hex. flange
MSx1.25x70 (2)
Starter assembly (Includes 3-
12-755o39-S
12-227o03-S
12-170-04-S
12-755-38-S
12-243-O4-S
12-086-20-S
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, drive parts
Cap, commutator end
Screw, hex. flange (2)
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
12-038-01-S
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick assembly (Includes
2-3)
25-755-13-S Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
12-153-03-S O-Ring, oil fill cap
12-153-02-S O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
12-123-04-S Tube, oil fill
M-645025-S Screw, bex. flange
M6x1.0x25
12-153-01-S O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
25-162-07-S Screen, oil pickup
12-096-03-S Cover, oil pickup screen
M-545016-S Screw, bex. flange
M5xO.Sx16
25-462-09-S Valve, oil pressure relief
12-050-01-S Filter, oil
X-75-10-S
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
12-393-01-S Pump, oil
12-153-06-S O-Ring, oil pump cover
12-096-34-S Cover, oil pump
M-545016-S Screw, bex. flange
M5xO.Sx16 (3)
12-o32-o3-s Seal, oil (PT.O. end)
24-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (11)
24-086-17-S Screw, bex. flange
M8x1,25x45
12-199-56-S Assembly,Pan, oil (IncL
11,14-17)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-079-11-S
12-237-01-S
24-086.43-S
M-664020-S
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, hex. flange
Screw, lobed socket
M6xl.Ox20 (2)
12-536-10-S Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6-9)
M-443026.S Screw, pan head M4xO.7x25
M-443020-S Screw, pan head M4xO.7x20
12-089-11-S Spdng, choke (2)
12-089-23-S Spring, choke return
12-089-24-S Spring, governor
12-755-83-S Kit, governor lever (Includes
12-14)
12-100-07-S Nut, hex flange 1/4-20
52-211-04-S Bolt, 1/4-20x1"
12-090-28-S Lever, governor
25-156.06.S Bushing, throttle linkage
12-079-10oS Linkage, throttle
25-156.11-S Bushing, throttle linkage
NOTE:
57
DESCRIPTION
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
CRANKSHAFT I
EXHAUSTJ
--1
FUELSYSTEM
I
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6
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272060
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
CRANKSHAFT
DESCRIPTION
M-641060-S Nut, hex. flange M6xl.O (2)
X-22-11-S
Washer, lock 1/4"
M-629116-S Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
12-853-115-S Kit, carburetor w/gasket
(Includes 5,6,7 qty 1)
12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner
12-653-115
Carburetor assembly
(For information only not
available separately)
(Service with: Kit, float
12-757 02-S, Kit, sotenoid
repair 12-757-33oS,
Kit, repair 12-757-03-S)
12-041-01-S Gasket, carburetor (2)
12-265-06-S Deflector, heat
25 237 14-S Clamp, hose (2)
25-353-10-S Line, fuel 9"
25-050-02-S Filter, fuel in-lloa
47-154-01-S Clip cable
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
12-014-57-S
25-139-27-S
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
Stud, MSxl 25x33 (2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x25
25-072-04-S
12-041-03*S
12-126-11-S
12-445-06-S
M-645025-S
(2)
12 522 50 Short Block
12-755-93-S Gasket Set
NOTE:
NOT ILLUSTRATED
M-561010-S Screw, thread forming
M5x0,8xl0
12-767-02-S Kit, float
12-757-33-S Kit, solenoid repair
12-757-03-S Kit, repair
12-454-03-S Tie cable
12-518-37-S Lead, red, (37" o 20 gauge uninsulated socket and
insulated socket termioals)
59
AJIcomponent dimensions given in U.S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
60
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
d A
i AUk
| _
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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
grseter thon15"), never acrons the face. Maketumsgradually to prevent tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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