Craftsman 917.27317 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
17.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.273170
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differently
built engines.
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engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this product, Call:
operating
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pm, Mon- Sat
this equipment.
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance .........................................
17
Service and Adjustments ...................... 21
Storage .................................................
27
Troubleshooting ....................................
28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
Sears Service ......................... Back Cover
Warranty .................................................
2
Safety Rules ...........................................
3
Product Specifications ............................ 6
Assembly/Pre-Operation
........................ 8
Operation ..............................................
11
Maintenance Schedule ......................... 17
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated
and tuned up according
to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted
parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge wilt apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard Maintenance
Servicing,
oil changes,
or tune-ups
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment,
impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according to the instructions
contained
in the
owner's manual.
Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined
to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery
warranty
applies
only while this product
This warranty gives you specific
vary, from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
legal rights,
and Co.,Dept.817WA,
is within the United
States.
and you may also have other rights,
Hoffman
2
Estates,
IL 60179
which
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direc-
_IWARNING:
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
_WA
lug"
RNING:
DO not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_I, WARNING:
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.
•
•
•
•
•
_IWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_I_,WARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
•
posts, terminals
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
State of California to cause
known to the
cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
1. GENERAL
•
harm.
•
OPERATION
• Read, understand,
tions in the manual
and follow all instrucand on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.
Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
tion and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
11.SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution.
If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
3
DO:
Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommend-
IV. SERVICE
Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to coot before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
ations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage
the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
Do not
traction
Do not
putting
Do not
slopes.
mow on wet grass. Reduced
could cause sliding.
try to stabilize the machine by
your foot on the ground.
use grass catcher on steep
111.CHILDREN
Tragic accidents
can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
4
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
1.25
Capacity and
Unleaded
Type:
Regular
Oil Type
API-SG-SL):
SAE 10W30 (above 32°F'
SAE 5W-30(below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
4.0 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.5 Pints
Spark Plug:
Gap: .040")
Champion
RC12YC
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
Front:
Rear:
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
14 PSI
10 PSI
Tire Pressure:
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
Product replacement if your covered
product can't be fixed.
Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
Fast help by phone - phone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair
specialists, who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
Charging System: 15 Amps @ 3600 RPM
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
28
Min. CCA: 230
Case Size: U1R
Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor, tt has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, welt-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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.
_IWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
SEARS INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering
Wheel
Lt]
Steering
Wheel Insert
<b
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
(1) Large Flat Washer
O1
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Adapter
Steering
Wheel
Boot
Seat
(1)Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
1_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope
Sheet
Video
11111
(2) Keys
"t
7
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened
securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
_,_-_
1/2 Hex Nut
:_----Insert
_;_r-----_
Lv_arg_eFr
'at
D
Steering
Wheel
Boot
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
UNPACK
TRACTOR
g
7Tabs
Ada
FROM
Sha_
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
3.
4.
5.
6.
STEERING
INSTALL
Adjust
knob.
1.
WHEEL
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
2.
3.
4.
8
SEAT
seat before
tightening
adjustment
Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard
packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned
over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section
for location
and
function
of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Seat I
Shoulder
Bolts
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Seat
Terminal
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INSTALL MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher 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.
CHECK
,[CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
€" Engine oil is at proper level.
€" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
€" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
€" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
Mulcher
Plate
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
section
SYSTEM
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.
_ICAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
Deflector
Shield
BRAKE
of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments
section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
10
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
REVERSE
ENGINE OFF
N
H
L
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
BATTERY
Models
only)
&
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
with the product.
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
HEIGHT
SLOPE
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
CHOKE
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
supplied
I'.,I
ENGINE START
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
or in literature
._,.
-._
HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE
hazard serious
which, ifinjury
not avoided,
could indicates
result inadeath,
and/or
property damage.
11
KNOW
YOUR
READ THIS
TRACTOR
TRACTOR
OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations
with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition Switch
of
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
Lever
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
g Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER - Used
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION
- Turns the
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
headlights
PARKING
on and off.
BRAKE LEVER
- Locks
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL-
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
for starting
12
and controlling
engine
clutch/
Used
speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge
and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake wilt shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2.
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.
Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described
above, before
the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Enc
Position
/ Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
TO MOVE
"Brake"
Position
FORWARD
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
Brake _
"Disengaged"
Position
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.
inition Key
/'Disengaged"
Position
Control
comleaving
Lever
STOPPING
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged position.
Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
GROUND
of your transaxle.
MOWER
3.
BLADES
DRIVE
-
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
TO ADJUST
control
between
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle
half and
control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
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.
ENGINE • Move throttle
MOWER
to
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season
and to over 3 inches during hot months.
For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
Lever High Position
/
Clutch Lever
"Enc
Attachment
"Disengag
Position
WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.
Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/816 Iocknut and tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Shield
TO OPERATE
,_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
Gauge Wheel
o\\ _.
Mounting \____
Bracket
o_
__
3/8-16 _l
Locknut
_
_*_[/J/_
\y
"_
V_-_,_._m _Y Shoulder
3/8 Washer /_._,,_........._13ol_[Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
TO TRANSPORT
Raise attachment
lift to highest
with attachment
lift control.
Do not operate
TOWING
MENTS
the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
position
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
clutch control.
AI_,CAUTION:
ON HILLS
14
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
5. 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 back to the
choke position and retry.
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl"
mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not
overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
6.
When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
_,CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
below)
6.
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up
may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE:
If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
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COLD WEATHER
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge
of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as welt as
the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment being used.
below)
6.
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
MULCHING
ing the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
MOWING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
TIPS
Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
MAX 1/3
f
1
•
l
Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
REGULAR
SCHEDULE
ra:ion
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
a
Check
for Loose
_
Lubrication
0
Check
Bailery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
a
Clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
_
Blades
Cooling
Oil Level
_
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
G
CleanAirFilter
Clean
Air Screen
Muffler/Spark
oil filter)
1_#'1,2
_,_
Arrester
Cooling
_12
V'2
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
GENERAL
1_1,2
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
more
_3
and Terminals
Oil (with oil filter)
Replace
11_5
Chart
Engine
inspect
_'
I_
Change
in high
2 - Service
o._. ,_
and
Fasteners
T
1 - Change
_,_ _
DATES
T
Clean
,_
SERVICE
cC:I: ;kk Birak;iOp;r
E
I"_,_
often
Plug
when
_
I1_
I_
operating
ambient
temperatures.
more often when operatinq
under
in dir[y
a heavy
or dusty
load or
3 - RepIace blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten
front axle pivot bolt 1o 35 ft.dbs, maximum.
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
@ SF
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
--
(2) Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
@Engine
_0#Gearshift
Pivots
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
Q}SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
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
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
17
TRACTOR
4.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly.
If your tractor does not function as described,
repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake
pedal is fully depressed
and attachement
clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp.
blades.
BLADE
Replace
bent or damaged
Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing,
replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Trailing _
Edge Up
Flat Washer _
Mandrel Assembly
_Center _
_"_
"_L J _-
Lock W_/r__
\Star
t1_-Blade Bolt
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
batancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
5/8" Bolt o_.
Pin
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to atlow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
_,/_laclle
Center Hole
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
Keep battery and terminals clean.
Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
18 • Recharge
at 6-10 amperes
for 1 hour.
NOTE:The original equipmentbattery on
your tractor is maintenancefree. Do not
attemptto open or removecaps or covers.
Adding or checkinglevel of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEANBATTERYAND TERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. DisconnectBLACKbattery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
batteryfrom tractor.
2. Rinsethe battery with plainwater and
dry.
3. Cleanterminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coatterminals with greaseor petroleumjelly.
5. Reinstallbattery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY"in the SERVICEAND ADJUSTMENTSsectionof this manual).
TRANS._LE COOLING
Keeptransaxlefree from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrictcooling.
TO CHANGE
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
oil Drain Valve
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Yellow Cap
3.
4.
5.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
6.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL.
7.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
8.
30
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
32
40
ANTICIPATED
60
OIL
Drain Tube
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.
F
ENGINE
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
80
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
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.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube.
Do not thread the cap onto the tube
when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL:'
line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the
tube securely when finished.
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
19
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cteaner
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
base.
wing nut and air cleaner
TO SERVICE
3.
4.
5.
6.
from
IN-LINE
PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cleaner
off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE
FUEL
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
CARTRIDGE
1. Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
4.
and clamps
Immediately
line.
Clamp /
Knob
Paper
Cartridge
Air Cleaner
Base
CLEAN
k,_
.J...__
_ Fuel Filter
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor.
Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Rubber
Fill Cap/
Dipstick
Screen
Clamp
CLEANING
Nut
Foam \
Pre- \
Cleaner '
are properly positioned.
wipe up any spilled gaso-
_
Air Cleaner
Cover _
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
20
SERVICE
WARNING: ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
6. Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
TO INSTALL
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
MOWER
Mower will be easier
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
to remove
clutch
from the
2.
in "DISEN3.
4.
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
5.
6.
7.
6.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar 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.
8.
9.
MOWER
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
Small Retainer S
Clutch
Small
jine Pulley
Clutch Spring
Link
Retainer S
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Large Retainer Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
• When
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck
If adjustment
is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
__er
0 oun0
A_L
"_V Ground Ijne_
"D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
Bottom edge
of mower to _
distance
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
side-to-side
adjustment.
'D ....
Both Front._nks
D"
Should beE.qual in Length
Bottom edge of
to ground
7
Nut
-J_A
Arm
Liftj uListr
mkent N_
Front Links
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 REPLACE
BELT
DRIVE
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower,
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.
If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
number
BLADE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
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
on both front links an equal
turns.
MOWER
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
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Mandrel
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Nut
Mandrel
Pulley
Arm
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
TO REPLACE
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL
BRAKE
-
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
4.
5.
BRAKE
1.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". 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 five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting
belt keepers.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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rear of tractor.
-
Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
Slide belt into the center span keeper.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO REMOVEWHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have 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, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Enc
Center
.Span
Keeper
Clutchin_
Stationaryldler
Transaxle
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
SHIFT
The transaxle
be in neutral
should
LEVER
NEU-
Washers
when
Retaining
Ring
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
Axle
Cover
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
Square Key _
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK
TERY
./'J
TO ADJUST
MENT
Adjustment Bolt
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT
WHEEL
TO ATTACH
TOE-IN/CAMBER
a Sears
or other
JUMPER
CABLES
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
BAT-
,_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral Lock Gate
Gearshift
....
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qualified
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TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
TO REPLACE
REVERSE
1.
BLACK
cable first from chassis
and
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
_,WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
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.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
Seat
Label
Keps
/ Nut
"--_'
Hex
Bolt
Positive
(Red)
Cable
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
BATTERY
Terminal
Cover
BULB
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
HEADLIGHT
1.
2.
Negative
(Black)2 5
Cable
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
AS-
1.
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
1.
Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
2. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments
with engine
running and shift/motion
control lever
in neutral (N) position.
3. Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
4. Idle fuel needle settinq - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment
needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise)
until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point
midway between those two positions.
5. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
ACCELERATION TEST 6. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine-governed high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may
be required to compensate for differences
in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment, proceed
as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
seats in carburetor may result if turned in
too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
Cable \_-.._._ _ _j
Clamp_
Screw
_L.
Speed Control _/_,_1
Bracket
_
_1'_'_]
'
'
J 1'-I
Throttle Lever
Idle Speed
_
Adj u sti n g----....._.____
_
I
ScrewI,
IdleFuel
Adjusting __/
Needle
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I" ,_---_-_'_,
I
_Ll!_
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,CAUTION:
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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.
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to coot before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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 empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
4.
Replace
with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• 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
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
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
FUEL SYSTEM
engine
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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and exhaust
areas
are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not"CHOKED"
properlF
3. Engine flooded.
Will not start
Hard to start
but
ENGINE"
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine clicks
will not start
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
6.
7.
Engine will not
turn over
1.
2.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1.
1. Depress clutch/brake
5.
6.
7.
8.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Faulty operator
switch(es).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
presence
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9.
1.
2.
3.
4.
pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
3ORRECTION
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
9.
Water
9. Empty fuel tank and carbure-
,
,
,
1.
housing.
air filter.
4. Clean/replace
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark
plug.
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Excessive
vibration
in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
15.
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
1.
part(s).
qualified
service
center.
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring,
Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace
switches
and
connections.
If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
,
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
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blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact
a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Mower blades
not rotate
will
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove obstruction.
1. Engine speed too slow.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Travel speed
3. Wet grass.
4.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
too fast.
deck not level.
tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
improperly
and
installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
if so equipped)
Battery
charge
will not
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
Replace
mower
drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Switch
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1.
2.
Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace
4.
,
is "OFF".
2.
1. Turn switch "ON".
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace
light switch.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stoppin.(
engine.
30
,
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
SCHEMATIC
BLACK
BATTERY
SOLENOID
FUSE
STARTER
BLACK
KE
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BLUE
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ATT'MENT
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BLUE
CLUTCH
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86 i
BLUE
(NOT OCCUPIED)
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
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i
SEATSW,TON
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BLACK
I
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PRESENCE
I
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RELAY #1
86 i
BLACK
301
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87A
OPERATOR
_]_1
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IGNITION
UNIT
SPARK
PLUG
(2 p£_AP
TWIN DYE ENGINES)
YELLOW
_
ON2
C_AMRCHARGINGp
DC @SYSTEM3£_0
RpMOUTPUT_W
YELLOW
REGULATOR
_ERNATOf
YELLOWALTERNATOR aa
28
VOLTS
AC
@ 3600
RPM
OPERATOR
PRESENCE RELAY #3
i
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86 i
HEADLIGHTS
BLACK
IGNITION
POSITION
OFF
RUN/LIGHT
RUN
START
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
"MAKE*
M+G+A1
NONE
B+A1
A2+L
B+A1
NONE
B+S+A1
NONE
02374
RELAY
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273170
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
81
90
163465
74760412
176689
176137
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
160784
175566
140403
179722
71110408
131563
178861
122822X
141940
109748X
180449
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4_20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 15 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Relay Asm.
Cover Terminal
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273170
259
260
258
39
\
58
278
31
208
209
2O8
/
/
6O
oo o
/142
209
2_
209
14
208
74
206
2O9
chassis-Laser
34
-It.stlt
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
174619
176554
155272
187846X013
STD533710
174996
172!05X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
STD541437
184247
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
209
21!
212
258
259
260
261
278
_
_
188570X613
139976
17490508
175710
174714
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
158! 12
17490620
175702
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
145212
184248
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
191611
187801
5479J
NUMBER
917.273170
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8_16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Nut
Grille/Lens Asm.
(Include Key Nos. 212, 258, 259, 260 and 261)
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/!6-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
CupholderStltBlack
Bolt Shoulder 5/16_18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
Insert Grille
Screw #10 x 3/4 Single Lead _ Hex
Plug Dome Plastic
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
GROUND DRIVE
57
/120
/
63
212
70
116
_66
18
16
_,
62
35,
36
34
28_
15-
22
J
/
26
27
26
drive-fender.stlt
36
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
130564
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
PeeMess 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxie
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16q8 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Belt 1/4_28 unf W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Belt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16_18 unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr 5
Nut
Knob
Red Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Red Parking Brake
Cap Parking Brake
Bracket Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16_18 x 3/4
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Roll Pin
Pulley, Composite Flat
Bolt RdHd 3/8-16 x 2_3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper Belt idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 unc
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
WBelt Ground Drive
Keeper Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
63
64
65
66
69
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
142432
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
188310X428
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091210
165623
17490510
165492
165580
187414
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex7/16-20x4Gr.
5_1.5Thr.
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Feel Proof
Screw HexWsh Hi_Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x lq/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1_5/8 x 16 Ga.
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxie
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque g0 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
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 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16_18 x 5/8 TT Yellow
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snapqn 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8q6 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
37
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
F
88
67
67
13
65
68
26_
43
4O
15
15
10
steering
pllt
47
38
3O
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
3O
32
36
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
95
184704X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
73540600
159945
145054X428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L,H,
Spindle Assembly, R,H,
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Dragtink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2_20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 1_1/2 11
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4_28
Bolt Hex 1/4_28 unf x 1_1/4 Gr, 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2_1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat
Bolt Shoulder 7/16_20 unc
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
ENGINE
_3
77
38
81
14
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_46
33
_37
31
29
33
40
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EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
23
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170545X505
17720408
3
4
13
174667
14
23
29
31
32
33
37
148456
169837
137180
184900
140527
123487X
137040
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle/Choke
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, Kohler Model
CV490_27532 (See Breakdown)
Muffler
Gasket
(Order from engine manufacture)
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
40
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
38
40
44
181654
124028X
17670412
45
46
72
77
78
80
81
101
105
17000612
19091416
183906
19101216
17060620
74760508
73510400
184362
17120616
DESCRIPTION
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw Socket Head 5/16_18 x 1
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 1/2
Nut Keps Hex 1/4_20 unc
Nut Hex Flange Toplock M8_1,25
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
13
2
4
6
13
19
20
20
13
32
19
15
13 ,,_,_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
31_
32
lift-rh 1piece 3
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring
W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga
Bearing Nyleng
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH.
Link Asm Lift R.H,
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2_13 unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/&24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
SEAT ASSEMBLY
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12
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KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
180597
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
42
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD54!431
19171912
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc*2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/!6-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR--
MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
DECALS
2
18
13
6
3
13
10
11
11
2O
15
12
j8
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
156368
192060
186280
186281
138047
133644
190962
172331
186282
156439
186283
146046
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
WHEELS
2_
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, LH.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender
Fender Danger
Hood Side
WBelt Drive Schematic
& TIRES
5,8
4,10
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
18
20
- - - - - -
191018
160396
179128
164065
149516
138311
184310X428
184311X428
192740
192741
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, WBelt Schematic
Decal, Deck B 42"
Decal, Steering
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
122082X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 _6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire RTs 20 x 10-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel
1
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
MOWER DECK
z146
"
142
i147
21
J16
23
113
24
2
117 _
16
119
118_
"
27
29
18
18
5
/
6
21
42 D man-t-path
10-9--
8 _
stlt 3
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273170
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
_
_
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
55
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
134149
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
139775
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
138971
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16_18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16_18 unc
177563
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
187690
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
72110612
Bolt Cart. Sh 3/8-16 x 1_1/2 Gr. 5
131494
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
73900600
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16q8 unc
184907
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
178515
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
_
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17000510
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
_
169583
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
WBelt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Bolt Hex Whs. Hd. 5/16q8
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge Std
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Flex 3/8_16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only * Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck_Order separately mulchef cover and gauge wheel
components key nos. 101 * 106
and 116- 119)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
35A
83
29
35
157
42A
46
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
14
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 518"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include,14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(include, 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 _ 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x ,625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1_3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 ID x ,031W
ThrustWasher .762 ID x ,031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x ,031W
Anti-Rotation Washer ,632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x ,032W
Fiat Washer .750 ID x ,056W
(Use As Needed)
Fiat Washer .750 ID x ,062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing ,563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x ,059W
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1_1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 114"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Bolder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 _ 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (1 ! teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer ,563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"0" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x ,058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3 14"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST - 206_545C
Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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YLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND BREATHERJ
23
]
22
20_
@
\
17
'19
!
18
\
47
CRANKCASEj
/2
12
_4
_
"17
_-14
48
5
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490 TYPE NUMBER 27532
CYLINDER
CRANKCASE
HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
25-351_01-S
12_755_97_S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12-411-05_S
12-041-10-S
12-017_01-S
12-016-01-S
12_318_36-S
25-186_01-S
12_599_03_S
M_640034_S
11
12
13
14
15
16
12-089-34-S
12-173-01_S
12W55_03_S
12-468_05_S
12_112-13_S
20_086-02_S
17
18
19
25-237-14-S
12_326-18-S
M_645016_S
20
21
22
23
12_096-47_S
M_545010-S
66-018_04-S
12_402-02_S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-017-02-S
12_016-02_S
DESCRIPTION
Lifter, valve (2)
Kit, cylinder head
(includes 3_16, Gaskets
12 041 01_S (Qty. 2),
12 041 02_S, & 12 041 03_S)
Rod, push (2)
Gasket, cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, exhaust (Std.)
Cylinder Head
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x34
(2)
Spring, valve (2)
Cap, valve spring (2)
Kit, retainer (2)
Washer, plain 13/32"
Spacer, head bolt exhaust port
Screw, hex. flange
M!0x1.5x81 (5)
Clamp, hose (2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x20 (5)
Cover, valve w/nipple
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.axl0
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
Valve, intake (,25)
Valve, exhaust (,25)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
12_032_03_S
N/A
3
4
5
6
7
12_445_02_S
M839025_S
24_380_13-S
12_010_31_S
12_422_08_S
12_422_09_S
12_422_10-S
12_422_11_S
12_422_12_S
12_422_13-S
12-422_07-S
12-144_28_S
12-874_07-S
8
9
13
14
15
16
17
18
12-874_11_S
12-874_08_S
12-874-09_S
12 018 02-S
12-108-07-S
12-108-08_S
12-108-09_S
12-067_11_S
12-067_12_S
12-380_01-S
12-043_05-S
M631005_S
12-144-02-S
52_139_09_S
12-755_64-S
19
20
21
22
X25102_S
12-032_01-S
M631015-S
12-154_05-S
10
11
12
DESCRIPTION
Seal, crankshaft
Crankcase (Use Short
Block 12 522 51)
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange Max1.25x25
Pin, locating (4)
Camshaft assembly
Shim, camshaft-blue(A.R.)
Shim, camshaft * red(A.R.)
Shim, camshaft * yellow (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft * green (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft * gray (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft _black (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft _white (A.R.)
Shaft, balance
Piston wiRing Set (Std.)
(Includes 11,12)
Piston wiRing Set (.08)
Piston wiRing Set (.25)
Piston wiRing Set (.50)
Retainer, piston pin (2)
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set (.50)
Connecting Rod (Std.)
Connecting Rod (.25)
Pin, governor regulating
Gear, governor
Washer, plain 6 mm
Shaft, governor gear
Plug, cup
Kit, governor cross shaft
w/clip (includes 22)
Washer, plain 114"
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6 mm
Clip, hitch pin
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
I
BLOWER
HOUSING
AND BAFFLES
I
3_
!
4
t2
_j .....
7
8
lo
\
20
I
_ 10
18
AIR INTAKE
9\_
_17
J
--7
6--
3_
1110--_
5O
5
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490 TYPE NUMBER 27532
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12_086-14_S
12_468_03-S
24_018-03-S
24_162M03_S
25M086M47"S
12_157_06MS
X_42M15MS
12_025M15-S
12_155-09_S
M-548025MS
237878_S
12
M-545020MS
13
14
15
16
12_154M06_S
41_403M09_S
X"25M92MS
12_086M42_S
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 318"
Retainer, grass screen (3)
Screen, grass
Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4)
Fan
Key
Flywheel
Connector
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2)
Kit, stator (Includes
25 452 01mS)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
MM545010-S
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
24-468-10-S
12M146M07MS
M'550010"S
24--096--05MS
12M027M55--S
12M063"18.S
25--154--02MS
12M086M37MS
10
11
12M063--20MS
MM645016_S
Washer, plain 1/4"
Plate, blower housing
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
Cover, pinion
Housing, blower
Baffle, intake side
Clip, mounting (3)
Screw, captive washer
M5x0.8x20 (3)
Baffle, cylinder head
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
12
12M063"19MS
(5)
(2)
(2)
Clip, cable (2)
Rectifier_regulator _15 amp
Washer, lock 1/4" (2)
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
NOT ILLUSTRATED
MM541050_S
25M113-39MS
(2)
17
18
19
20
21
236602_S
12_154M07_S
12_132-02_S
XW28_1MS
M-545010MS
22
23
12-584-04_S
24-018-03-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-176-44-S
24-518_12-S
12_518-35_S
25_452M01-S
Connector
Clip, rectifier-regulator
Spark Plug
Clip, cable (2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Module, ignition
Retainer, grass screen (3)
Baffle, cylinder
Nut hex. flange M5xO.8
Decal, clear lamination
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
Harness, wiring
Lead, black (6"_ 12 gauger
insulated grip barrel eyelet
terminals)
Lead, white (36 "M 18 gauge
fully insulated push on tab
and uninsulated socket
terminals)
Terminal (2)
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
PART
NO.
12M281*02MS
20-341-01MS
12-096M44MS
12M083*12MS
12M083*10MS
6
7
8
12-100-01MS
12M032-11MS
12M094M14MS
9
12M072M04MS
10
12M086M01MS
11
12M041_02MS
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12M113--53MS
DESCRIPTION
Duct, air
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precleaner, element
Kit, air cleaner element
(Includes 5, 6)
Wing Nat
Seal 1W/16"
Base, air cleaner
(Includes 9, 10)
Stud, mounting plate
M6x1.0x75
Screw, #10 Hi_Lo thread
forming (2)
Gasket, air cleaner
Decal, air cleaner
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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STARTING
SYSTEMJ
ENGINE
CONTROLS
I
1
1
/
2
@
_15
t14_
8
8
6
4
11
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
J
tl
1--
i
2O
i_-5
52
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490 TYPE NUMBER 27532
STARTING SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
M-839070_S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
25_098-07-S
12-755-54-S
12-227_18-S
12-170_05-S
12-221-01-S
12-227-13_S
12-211_01_S
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70
(2)
Starter assembly (Includes 3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, brush & spring
Cap, commutator end
Bolt, hex. flange 1/4-20x4-5/8 (2)
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
12-038-01_S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
25W55_13_S
25q 53_02-S
12-153_02-S
12-123_04-S
M-645025_S
12-153-01-S
25q 62_07-S
12-096_03-S
M-545016_S
25_462_09_S
52-050_02-S
25q 39_57-S
12-393_01_S
12-153_06-S
12-096_34-S
M-545016-S
12-032_03-S
24-086q6-S
2O
21
24-086_17-S
12-199_56-S
1
2
3
4
12_079-11_S
12_237-01_S
24_086-43_S
M_664020_S
5
12_536_10_S
6
7
8
9
10
11
M-443025-S
M-443020-S
12_089_11-S
12_089_23_S
12_089_24_S
12W55_83_S
12
13
14
15
16
17
12q00-07_S
52_211-04-S
12_090_28_S
25q 58-08-S
12_079_10_S
25q 58_11_S
53
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, hex. flange
Screw, lobed socket M6xl.0x20
(2)
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick assembly
(Includes 2-3)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
O-Ring, oil fill cap
O_Ring, upper oil fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25
O_Ring, lower oil fill tube
Screen, oil pickup
Cover, oil pickup screen
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter, oil
Plug, sq. hd. solid 318"
Pump assembly, oil
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (3)
Seal, oil (RT.O. end)
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45
(11)
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45
Oil pan assembly
(includes 11,14-17)
DESCRIPTION
Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6_9)
Screw, pan head M4x0.7x25
Screw, pan head M4x0.7x20
Spring, choke (2)
Spring, choke return
Spring, governor
Kit, governor lever
(Includes 12-14)
Nut, hex flange 1/4-20
Bolt, 1/4_20x1"
Lever, governor
Bushing, throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
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CRANKSHAFT
I
EXHAUST
J
FUELSYSTEMJ
FUEL SYSTEM
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
PART
NO.
M-641060-S
M-629116_S
12_853_118-S
12-041-02-S
12-041 _01-S
12_265-06-S
25_237-14-S
25-353-10_S
12_050-13-S
47_154-01_S
NOTILLUSTRATED
*M_561010_S
*X-22-11_S
12W57-02_S
12W57-03-S
12W57-33-S
12_757-37_S
25-452-20_S
12_518_37_S
12_454-03_S
25_454-03_S
DESCRIPTION
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 4,5[qty 1], wire tie
12_454-03_S, Terminal 25-45220_S)
Gasket, air cleaner
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Deflector, heat
Clamp, hose (2)
Line, fuel 9"
Filter, fuel (imline)
Clip cable
KEY
NO.
1
2
DESCRIPTION
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
PART
NO.
25_072_04_S
12-041_03-S
12-126_88-S
12_126_87-S
M_645020_S
12-522_69
12-755_93_S
Screw, thread forming
M5x0,8xl0
Washer, lock 1/4"
Kit, float
Kit, carburetor repair
Kit, solenoid repair
Kit, bowl replacement
Terminal
Lead, red (37"- 20 gauge
insulated socket and
uninsulated socket terminals)
Tie, wire
Tie, wire
*attaches carburetor ground lead to carb baffle.
PART
NO.
12-014-57-S
25_139_27-S
DESCRIPTION
Stud, M8x1.25x33(2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket, muffler mounting
Bracket, lifting strap
Screw, hex. flange
M6xi.0x20 (2)
Short Block
Gasket Set
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
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GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
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(1-800-469-4663)
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Our Home
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For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment,
and electronics, call or go on-line for the nearest
Sears Parts and Repair Center.
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To purchase a protection
or maintenance
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1-800-827-6655
(U.S.A.)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:
1-888-SU-HOGAR _
(1-888-784-6427)
agreement (U.S.A.)
on a product serviced
1-800-361-6665
by Sears:
(Canada)
Au Canada pour service en frangais:
1-800-LE-FOYER Mc
(14300-533-6937)
www.sears.ca
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