Craftsman 917.273401 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
25.0 HP, 48" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273663
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IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment,
For answers
this product,
to your questions
Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
U.S.A.
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Warranty................................................
2
SafetyRules ..........................................
3
ProductSpecifications ..........................5
Assembly/Pre-Operation.......................7
Operation...............................................
9
MaintenanceSchedule........................15
Maintenance ........................................
15
Service and Adjustments ..................... 19
Storage ................................................
27
Troubleshooting ................................... 28
Repair Parts .........................................
32
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman
Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines
of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted
parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-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
nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should
chase date.
by fuel determined
to be contamibe used within 30 days of its pur-
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
label replacement.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped 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 is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould result in serious
injury or death.
_WARNING: In order to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting,adjustingor making repairs,
alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contactspark
_lb
ug"
WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral,you may losecontrol of the tractor.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging
chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
_!_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
_u
to lose control of your tractor.
WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
State of California to cause
known to the
cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
• 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 build-
harm.
OPERATION
• Read, understand,
and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
• 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
storage.
II. SLOPE
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.
abso-
lutely necessary.
Always look down
behind before and while backing.
OPERATION
and
3
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage
the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. 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
enter the area.
off if children
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment
if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.Stop machineif anyone
enters the area.
• Nevercarry passengersor children
evenwith the bladesoff.
• Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and
behind beforeandwhile backing.
• Nevercarry children.They may fall off
and be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machineoperation.
• Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and under the watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
• Be alert and turn machineoff if children
enter the area.
• Beforeand when backing, lookbehind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max),not
across.
• Removeobstacles such as rocks,tree
limbs,etc.
• Watchfor holes,ruts, or bumps.Uneven
terrain could overturnthe machine.Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slowspeed. Choosea low gear
so that you will not haveto stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoidstarting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengagethe blades
and proceedslowly straightdown the
slope.
• If machinestops while going uphill,
disengageblades, shift into reverseand
backdown slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
4 Gallons
Capacity
Unleaded
andType:
Regular
Oil Type
SAE 10W30
API-SG-SL):
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
4.0 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.5 Pints
Spark Plug:
Champion RC12YC
(Gap: .030")
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
Ground
(MPH):
Forward:
Reverse:
00-
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
15 Amps
Battery:
Blade
Speed
System:
5.5
2.4
@ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
Bolt Torque:45-55
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
35
280
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
5
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.
Ai_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources
Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears service center (See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
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 phonephone 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.
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®
Keys
(2) Keys
For Future
Video
Cassette
Slope Sheet
Bubble
Mower
Leveling
Wrench
Use
Level
Yournewtractor has been assembledat the factory. Reviewthe video cassette before
you begin.
When right or left hand is mentionedin
this manual,it meanswhen you are in
the operatingposition (seatedbehindthe
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
Adjustment
Knob
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
1.
Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove packing materials.
3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staplesin skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW
TO SET
CHECK
UP YOUR
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TRACTOR
BATTERY
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 freewheel control in "transmission disengaged position" (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
_
/ j
_
Label
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
section
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
function
of controls)
_ILWARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
ADJUST
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
SEAT
1.
Raise seat and loosen
knob.
adjustment
2.
Lower seat into operating
sit in seat.
position
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. Place freewheel
control in "trans-
and
3.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
4.
7
mission engaged"
position (see "TO
TRANSPORT"
in Operation section of
this manual).
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11 .Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
section
of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate
your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST
the Service and Adjustments
this manual.
BRAKE" in
section of
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
¢" All assembly instructions
have been
completed.
¢" 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
and inside all belt keepers.
pulleys
¢" Check wiring.
See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
¢" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged" position (see "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual).
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,
lar unleaded gasoline.
clean,
regu-
¢" Become familiar with all controls, their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
¢" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
¢" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
These symbols may appearon your tractoror in literaturesupplied with the product,
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
H
L
HIGH
LOW
G
ENGINE OFF
I'.,I
CHOKE
O
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
FAST
SLOW
o;I
ENGINE START
PARKING
IGNITION
®
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
®@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will
result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
CAUTION
indicates
a hazard
which, injury.
if not avoided,
might result
in minor
or moderate
&
Failure to follow
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could resultindicates
in deatha or
serious
injury.
instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
NOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY
YOUR TRACTOR
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
ht Switch Position
Ignition Switch
Attachment Clutch Switch
Lift Lever Plunger
Throttle Control
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke Control
Parking Brake
Freewheel
Control
Control Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWITCH
- Used
ATTACHMENT
LIFT
LEVER
- Used to
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH
POSITION
- Turns the
raise, lower and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
headlights on and off.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER
- Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging
(-).
PARKING
BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake
- Used to control
engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL
- Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
into the brake position.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
- Selects
the
speed and direction of the tractor.
HOURMETER
- Indicates hours of operation.
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SAFETYGLASSES
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
NOTE:
Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause
"browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping
tractor on grass areas.
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Push-In to
Attachment Clutch
"Disengaged"
Switch Pull Out To
_IbCAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described
above, before
the operator's
position.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle
reduces the battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE
Throttle
BLADES
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
TO ADJUST
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
ENGINE
-
• Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch in
any position other than "STOP" will cause
the battery to discharge and go dead.
CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
Brake _oo
Pedal
_---_
Motion
"Drive"
"Disengaged"
Control Lever
Position
Position Parking Brake
"Engaged" Position
STOPPING
MOWER
comleaving
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MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running.
These heights are approximate and may
vary depending
upon soil conditions, height
of grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season
and to over 3 inches during hot months.
For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
TO OPERATE
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to
desired cutting height.
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
ON HILLS
AQ_,WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided 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 motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
Retainer Spring
Clevis Pin
TO OPERATE
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. 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.
,_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers
so equipped, or the deflector shield in place.
Push In To "Disengage"
Lift Lever
High
Position
Position
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Pull Out To
"Engage"
_Deflector
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in freewheeling
position.
Freewheel
control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
2. Pull freewheel
control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage
transmission,
reverse
above procedure.
Transmission
Transmission
Engaged
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting
your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
12 cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
1.
Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission
engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to fast position
6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start
attempt. For a warm engine start attempt
the choke control may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures
below.
7. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do not run
starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute. If the engine does
not start after several attempts, push
choke control in, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start, pull
the choke control out and retry.
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl"
mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not
overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See 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 tank 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.
AI_,CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°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.
WARM WEATHER
STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to
run smoothly. If the engine starts to
run roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described
above.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
below)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed
and load, until the choke control is fully
in. If the engine starts to run roughly,
pull the choke control out slightly for a
few seconds and then continue to push
the control in slowly. This may require
an engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake and
let the clutch/brake
slowly return to
operating position.
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3. Allow one minute for transmission
to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be pulled
out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet)
or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
PURGE
8.
Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has 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.
TRANSMISSION
_i:_CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance,
it is recommended
that the
transmission
be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in disengaged
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this
section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion
control lever in neutral (N) position,
slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure
three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission
by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of
manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always
operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment
being used.
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AS YOU C 0 M PLETE
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REGULAR SERVICE
Check
Check
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BrakePressure
Operation
Tire
_
T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
a
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
and
I_
If
1_5
Blades
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Chart
Level
1_4
and Terminals
If
Clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
If
I_
Oil Level
_
Change
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
Inspect
Clean
1_1,2
oil filter)
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lI_2
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
I_
2
Arrester
Cooling
11_1,2
Fins
lI_2
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Plug
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service
more often when operating
GENERAL
I_
lI_2
Muffler/Spark
Replace
If
Cooling
E
E
If
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a
DATES
If
under
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a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 fb-lbs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
conditions.
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
CHART
Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
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.
_ Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Lip Mandrel
Zerks
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
@ Engine
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A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
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General Purpose Grease
@ Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bear-ings. 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.
BEFORE EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Special blade bolt is heat
treated.
Mandrel
Trailing
Assembly
Edge Up
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Blade
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per-
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. (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.
Blade Bolt
• 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
TO SHARPEN
(Special)
kept sharp.
blades.
BLADE
Replace
blades
___
_" Star
Hole
_
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel.
Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward,
sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
gaged 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
mower
'_,_-._
Center
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described
below, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed
and
attachment
clutch control is in the disen-
For best results
__..
Center Hole
must be
Blade
bent or damaged
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
REMOVAL
1.
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck
and mandrel assembly.
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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.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERY
SAE VISCOSITY
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AND TERMINALS
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Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See"REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
PUMP
ing the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
TO CHANGE
OIL
• 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
of this manual).
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Yellow Ca
Tube
3.
FLUID
4.
5.
axle ever leak or require servicing,
contact
a sears or other qualified service center.
6.
V-BELTS
for deterioration
ENGINE
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the trans-
Check V-belts
e
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 start-
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
GRADES
and wear
7.
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
8.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
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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.
ENGINEOIL FILTER
Replacethe engine oil filter every season
or everyother oil change if the tractor is
usedmore than 100hours in one year.
CLEAN
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.
AIR FILTER
Yourenginewill not run properlyusing a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operationor every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hoursof operationor every season,
whicheveroccurs first.
Serviceair cleaner moreoften under
dusty conditions.
1. Loosenknob and removecover.
TO SERVICEPRE-CLEANER
2. Slide foam pre-cleaneroff cartridge.
3. Wash it in liquiddetergentand water.
4. Squeezeit dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
5. Saturateit in engineoil. Wrap it in
clean,absorbentcloth and squeezeto
removeexcessoil.
TO SERVICECARTRIDGE
• Replacea dirty, bent, or damagedcartridge.
NOTE: Do not washthe paper cartridge
or use pressurizedair, as this will damage
the cartridge.
1. Removenut and cartridge plate.
2. Reinstallthe pre-cleaner(cleanedand
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Checkrubber seal for damage and
proper positionaroundstud. Replace
if necessary.
4. Reassembleair cleaner,cartridge
plate, and nut.
5. Reinstallair cleaner coverand secure
by tightening knob.
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
CLEAN
AREAS
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
MUFFLER
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.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
Rubber
Seal
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AIR INTAKE/COOLING
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Cartrid¢
Knob
AIR SCREEN
4.
Cartridge
Plate
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
line.
Clamp
Fuel Filt_
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gaso-
CLEANING
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.
• 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.
WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY SER-
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4. Turn ignition key 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
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place
7.
Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage
arms
from deck.
8.
Raise attachment
lift to its highest position.
Slide mower forward and remove belt
MOWER
attachment
clutch
in "DISEN-
GAGED" position.
If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob to lowest setting.
Lower mower to its lowest position.
Disengage
belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
9.
from electric clutch pulley.
10. Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
TO INSTALL MOWER
J_CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded. Have
a tight grip on rod and release slowly.
5. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar
to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-sway bar from bracket.
6. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
Lock Bracket
Belt Tension Rod
(Disengaged
Position)
,,'7
"
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension
arms are raised with
attachment
lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of
mower deck.
Front Mower
Bracket
Electric Clutch
Pulley
Chassis
Bracket -Retainer
S
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
Front Plate
Assembly
Single Loop
Retainer Springs
Flanged Pins
Bar
USE PLIERS
RETAINER
Front Mower
Bracket
FOR
SPRINGS
Suspension
Arms Double Loop
Retainer Springs
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
Deflector Shield
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2.
Slide mower
under tractor
with deflec-
• Using the lift lever, place mower in
position where no part of the mower,
including gauge wheels, is touching the
ground.
• From left side of tractor, find the level
decal on top of mower and place bubble
level on decal as indicated.
• Mower is level side-to-side
when bubble
is between the two lines in the bubble
level.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise
until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
7. Place the suspension
arms on outward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
8. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension
brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
9. Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
plate assembly to align holes and insert
flanged pins. Secure pins with double
loop retainer springs between the plate
assembly and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged
pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on
head of pin. If necessary,
move mower
side-to-side
to give space between plate
and mower brackets.
6.
• If adjustment
is necessary,
under left
hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment
nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate
direction to bring bubble between the
lines in the bubble level.
• Remove bubble level from mower and
store in a safe place.
Bubble Between
MOWER
__\
If necessary,
below tractor
long board
__-Yellow Cap //
Footrest
Adjustment
Nut
ALTERNATE
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
METHOD
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• If adjustment
is necessary,
make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 3/16".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
HOUSING
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
WITH
check side-to-side
for levelness with a
and the bubble
_
"--"_"-----_----&_
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground such as a carport or garage. 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.
NOTE:
surface
Left Hand
__
position.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
BUBBLE LEVEL
Level Decal
Brake
Pedal
with double loop retainer spring.
12. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
TO LEVEL
Bubble Level
Dnes
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
10. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod
into locking bracket.
_CAUTION:
Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly.
11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
mower suspension.
13. Raise deck to highest
_
level.
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Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level sideto-side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower blades should be adjusted so the
front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower
than the rear tip when the mower is in its
,_ighest position.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Position any blade so the tip is pointing
straight forward. Measure distance "B" at
front and rear tip of blade
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links
are equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut"C" will
change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16".
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "D"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
_°_
I
Nut "C"
Front Plate Assembly
TO REPLACE
MOWER
1.
2.
3.
DRIVE
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT
BELT REMOVAL
Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
Lower mower to its lowest position.
Disengage
belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
_CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded. Have
a firm grip on rod and release slowly.
4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
5.
Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated
around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
6.
Disconnect
R.H. suspension
arm from
rear deck bracket by removing retainer
spring.
7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
9. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
10. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
12. Install belt in both idlers.
13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
15. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
16. Reconnect R.H. suspension
arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spring.
17. Reassemble
R.H. mandrel cover.
o o/ Blade
18. Engage
belt tension
into locking bracket.
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rod by pushing
rod
I
R.H. Mandrel
Cover
BeltTensionRod
(Disengaged
Position)_ji7
Clutch
Pulley
Idler
Pulleys
Mandrel
Spring Arm
R.H. Sus
Primary
Idler Arm
TO REPLACE
MOWER
(SECONDARY)
DRIVE
Park the tractor on
parking brake.
1. Remove mower
MOWER" in this
2. Remove screws
mandrel covers
REMOVE
MOWER
BLADE
10. Check secondary
idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary
spring arm.
BELT
level surface.
Engage
INSTALL
(See "TO REMOVE
section of manual).
from R.H. and L.H.
and remove covers.
DRIVE
BELT
manual).
3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
4. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER
(SECONDARY)
7.
8.
9.
Carefully
ley.
Remove
REINSTALL
belt from center
DRIVE
BELT
15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely
tighten all screws.
16. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in all grooves correctly.
17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO
INSTALL MOWER" in this section of
pul-
mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire
MOWER
manual).
14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley and around both idlers.
Pull belt to front of mower to remove
slack.
BELT
roll belt off L.H. mandrel
BLADE
BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration
in this section of
BLADE
DRIVE
DRIVE
12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center
mandrel pulley as shown.
13. Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration
in this section of
REMOVE
NEW MOWER
(SECONDARY)
manual).
upper deck surface.
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Secondary
Idler Arm
Idler
Pulley
ing
Secondary
Spring Arm
Center
L.H.
Mandrel
Mower Blade
(Secondary)
Drive Belt
R.H.
Mandrel
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
With parking brake "Engaged"
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
1.
2.
_Njat
m Nut
perating
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
disengaged" position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so
rm
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
TO REPLACE
BELT REMOVAL
BELT
-
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and
2.
3.
4.
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 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
5.
DRIVE
1.
BRAKE
engaged" position.
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.
MOTION
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
"A"
5.
6.
7.
position of all belt guides and keepers.
Disconnect
clutch wire harness.
Remove clutch Iocator.
Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Remove belt downward from engine
pulley and around electric clutch.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down around
transmission
cooling fan and onto the
input pulley.
.
Slide belt into the center span keeper.
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3. Pull belt towardfront of tractorand roll
belt around electricclutch and onto
engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationaryidler and
clutchingidler.
5. ReinstallclutchIocator and tighten nut
securely.
6. Reconnectclutch harness.
7. Makesure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guidesand keepers.
8. Install mower(See "TO INSTALL
MOWER"in this sectionof manual).
Electric
Clutch
Clutch
_- '_'_.
!_'_ " "Locator
Clutching-Idler
Stationary_
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents
Retaining
Ring
Washers
Axle
Cover
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
_!_ I •
__,H
(¢b./_
I {"
TO START
TERY
Clutch
Wire
j_
Transmission _
Input Pulley
....
@
_
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
Harness
WHEEL
TO ATTACH
1. Connect
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 TOE-IN/CAM
BER
2.
3.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in
or camber, contact your nearest
other qualified service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
Sears
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
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.
REMOVAL/
STEERING
ENGINE
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance
section of this
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in
the Operation section of this manual.
TO ADJUST
MENT
.,_'
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Idler
_.//_o\
CenterSpan.........- J_
Keeper
tire dry rot and corrosion.
JUMPER CABLES one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
or
1.
FOR REPAIRS
2.
1.
2.
Block up axle securely.
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.
CABLES,
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead
Battery
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REVERSE
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING
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
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary,
proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that speed control lever is
against stop screw. If it is not, loosen
casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cable until lever is against screw.
Tighten clamp screw securely.
Bo t
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
cause
running,
4.
ENGINE
Cable
Negative (Black)
-- Cable
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
Grasp hood at
and lift off of
Headlight Wire
Connector
Door _ositive
Terminal -: __(Red)
Guard
4_' .J_
...._",4-.' J
Stand in front of tractor.
sides, tilt toward engine
tractor.
Hood
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding
cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Keps Nut
Terminal _----::---:_1_
_ _Hex
Access ....;_"...,--"" .,-\ _' _C]_h _)
3.
Idle Fuel Adjusting
Needle (If Equipped)
Idle Speed
Adjusting
or
Throttle
Control
Cable
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
1.
Raise hood.
2.
Unsnap
headlight
AND
GRILL
Stop
AS-
Choke
Cable
wire connector.
Clamp°Screw
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TO ADJUST
CHOKE
CONTROL
FINAL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary, check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment
is necessary,
proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Reassemble
air cleaner.
SETTING
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory
and cannot be adjusted.
2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
3.
4.
Closed For
Choke
Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise)
until engine speed decreases and then
turn out (counterclockwise)
approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low
speed performance.
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION
5.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
In general, turning the adjusting
needles
in (clockwise)
decreases
the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor
may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
1.
2.
SETTING
TEST
-
Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust-damage
may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center, which has proper equipment and experience
to make any necessary adjustments.
The carburetor
has been present at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
PRELIMINARY
-
-
Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE" in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual).
With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise)
closing it
finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise)
1 turn.
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Immediatelyprepareyour tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be usedfor 30 days or more.
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.
_IkWARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
storage. When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
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 car-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
buretor.
Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
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
3.
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s)into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• 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.
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.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
ENGINE
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
FUEL
ture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
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
Will not start
Hard to start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8.
9.
3.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
10.
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.
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
Wait several minutes before
attempting
to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
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. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
6.
7.
Engine will not
turn over
CORRECTION
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
Engine clicks but
will not start
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting
fast.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
too much grass/too
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
28
service
center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
Excessive
vibration
Engine continues
to run when
CAUSE
CORRECTION
6.
Faulty spark
plug.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9.
Water in fuel.
9.
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. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Worn,
1.
bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
.
part(s).
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
.
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified
.
Worn,
bent or loose blade.
1.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
5.
5.
2.
3.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
1. Obstruction
mechanism.
2.
3.
4.
in clutch
Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
drive
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
1. Engine speed too slow.
1.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2.
29
center.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
qualified
Poor grass
discharge
service
service
drive belt.
center.
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
(continued)
CORRECTION
3. Wet grass•
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
6.
Worn,
7.
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
bent or loose blade.
improperly
10. Improper
blades
installed.
used.
11 •Clogged
mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
1. Switch
2.
3.
4.
5.
open vent holes.
1. Turn switch "ON".
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1. Freewheel
control
in
"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
2.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
4.
Loss of drive
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
is "OFF".
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.
•
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
30
1. Place freewheel
control
in
2.
"engaged"
position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
•
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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SCHEMATIC
SOLENOID
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AMMETER
STARTER
(OPTIONAL)
B_CK
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ELECTRIC
FH
CLUTCH
I
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I
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CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
i
•
SEAT SWITCH
XlOT OCCUPIEE
D
PTO (DISENGAGED)
PTO SWITCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
OFF
,4+G+A1
DN+ LIGHTE B+A1
ON
B + A1
START
_ + S + A1
"MAKE"
NONE
L+A2
NONE
NONE
WIRING
INSULATED
CLIPS
CLIPS WERE
REMOVED
FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT THEY
SHOULD
BE REPLACED
TO
NOTE:IFWIRING
INSULATED
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING,
02742
LPOSITION
_
Jc + _+
CIRCUIT
DI
G F C
H
t
_
_
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
31
t
C+G'B+H
•
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
D A
PTO SWITCH
CONNECTOR
B
TRACTOR
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ELECTRICAL
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ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
25
26
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
186846
175158
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Battery, Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown,
Battery, Front
Nut, Push, Nylon, Battery, Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock
Harness, Light
Bulb Light #1156
Cable
Fuse
27
28
29
30
33
40
42
45
46
50
55
79
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
188031
154336
122822X
169635
174652
17490508
175242
Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat NC Gray
Switch, Ignition
Key
Harness, Ignition
Cover Terminal
Ammeter
Hourmeter
Switch, PTO
Screw, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2
Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock
89
169639
Bracket
Snap-in
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,273663
9O
278
31
209J_
/
54
/209
209
60
4 44
37
_145
>209
209
74
209
chassis-stealth,stlt
38
16
209
34
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,273663
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
54
58
174619
176554
187934X428
72140608
167203
188702X010
17490608
175260X615
162026
STD541437
174515X615
161840
188572X615
139976
17490508
175710
161464
175351
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery
Locknut, Hex, with insert 3/8-16 uric
Grille
Lens, Bar
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Duct Hood
59
60
64
74
90
142
187495
STD533707
174997
STD541437
124346X
175702
Bushing
1.375 OD
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut SelfThrd
Wshd 1/4 Zinc
Plate Reinforcement
143
144
145
154
155
186689
175582
156524
161897
161900
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
158
159
161
209
217
162037
179950X428
164655
17000612
179132X418
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder
Bumper Extrusion
.600 x 3.50
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 318-16 x 3/4
Console Fuel Window
278
191611
Screw
10 x 3/4 Single
Lead-Hex
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917,273663
GROUND DRIVE
120 -j-_
36
36 35
53
16
\@
29 _
55
i
84
/
16
77
263
15 j
75_
73
16
76
I
26
drive-hydro,stlt
36
59
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273663
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
---
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
65
66
69
71
73
74
10040700
154778
142432
169183
169182
137057
8
9
10
165866
179334
76020416
Transaxle, HydroGear,
Model
Number 314-0510 (See Break
down)
Rod Shift Fend.
Clutch Electric
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
10040400
74490544
73800500
126197X
73800600
173937
140845
Washer Lock Hvy 1/4
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5116-18 unc
Washer 1-1/20D
x 15132 ID x.250
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh
3/8-16 uric
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5
Knob
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
22
23
169498
190736
Rod, Brake
Bracket Anti-Rotation
84
89
24
25
26
27
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
95
96
112
116
169594
188309X428
170201
4497H
19091210
72140608
28
29
30
32
175765
124236X
169592
74760512
Rod, Parking Brake
Knob Brake Parking
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5116-18
120
150
151
156
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
34
35
36
37
38
39
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4
158
159
161
162
163
165
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
41
47
48
49
50
51
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
73680600
Keeper, Belt Idler Flat
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
166
168
169
197
198
199
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
52
53
55
56
73680500
105710X
105709X
17060620
Nut, Crownlock
5/16-18
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
200
202
212
254
72140508
72110614
145212
17000616
57
59
61
62
63
140294
169691
17120614
123533X
174607
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 318-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
263
17000612
unc x 3/4
Gr. 5
uric
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo
1/4-1/2
uric
Strap Torque LH
Strap Torque RH
Spacer, Axle
Washer
25132 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer
25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Assy. Cross Taper
Spring Torsion
Washer 17t32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 uric x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 uric
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock
1/4-20 uric
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5t16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastener Cross Shf.
Nyliner Snap-in 5/8 ID
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105"
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 uric x 1
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut HexFlange
Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
dimensions
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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NUMBER
917,273663
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67
67
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43
4O
33
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35
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steering
38
8
stealth
prem3
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273663
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
159944X428
184706
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
3
4
5
6
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25132 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
33
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
17000612
180580
19121414
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm. Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
10040600
STD541537
155105
152927
159946X428
19182411
73540600
Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut Lock Center 318-24 unf
Bushing Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Washer 9/16 IDx 1-112 OD 11Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
41
42
43
46
65
67
68
71
73
82
87
88
159945
163888X428
121749X
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
160135X428
169835
173966
175118
Adaptor Wheel Strg
Boot Steering
Washer 25132 1 1/4 x 16 Ga.
Cap Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Extension Steering Stealth
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
91
95
175553
188967
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
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ENGINE
2
1
38
13
17
101
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23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4
engine+ko.twin
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
175439X428
171875
4
5
6
8
10
13
149723
146699
146700
171877
146629
14
17
23
25
29
148456
17060624
169837
187768X428
137180
KEY
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle
Screw Hwhd Hi-LQ #13-16
31
179022
Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear
32
33
37
38
41
45
101
112
116
179124X428
123487X
8543R
181654
139277
17000612
M73030800
3645J
184362
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose Black
Line Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Stem Tank Fuel
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16
Nut
Bushing
Nut
x 3/4
Engine, Kohler Model CV730-0028
(See Breakdown)
Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Pipe Exhaust LH Intek
Pipe Exhaust RH Intek
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 w/Seres
Shield Browning
Muffler Gasket (Order from engine
Mfgr.)
Tube Drain oil
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1- 1/2
Shield Heat
Choke Control
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn)
18
x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
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NUMBER
917,273663
SEAT ASSEMBLY
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15
11
12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
188714
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat
Bolt Fin Hex 318-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga
Clip Push-in
Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16
unc
Spring Seat Cprsn
Screw
3t8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
121249X
123740X
123976X
124238X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc
Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut Hex LockW/Ins
5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 x 62
NOTE:
All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,273663
DECALS
11
5
16
9
\
3
13
21
4
11
10
21
2O
15
12
26
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
187407
138047
186242
186243
186572
146046
178455
186573
156439
177665
178482
133644
175291
187408
Reflector, LH
Decal, Battery, Diehard, Sears
Decal, Hood RH
Decal, Hood LH
Decal, Seat Craftsman
Decal, V-Belt, Drive Schematic
Decal, Deck, Caution
Decal, Replacement
Hood
Decal, Fender, Danger
Decal, Panel, Dash
Decal, Mower, Heavy-Duty
Decal, Replacement
Parts
Decal, V-Belt, Schematic
Decal, Reflector, RH
16
17
18
20
21
23
24
25
26
------
164065
164096
156811
149516
186331
185980
177914
177918
181470
184310X428
184311X428
166960
192273
192274
WHEELS
2 _
KEY PART
NO. NO.
&TIRES
5,8
4,10
7
11
wheel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
11
--
106108X624
122082X
7152J
104757X428
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal
Decal
Steering
Dash
Wheel
Decal Fender Opr.
Decal Battery
Decal Hood, Side Panel
Decal Engine
Decal Engine
Decal Engine
Decal Deck level
Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, LH
Pad, Footrest, STILT, RH
Decal By-Pass
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service item Only)
Rim Asm 6"front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim Asm 8"rear Service
Tire RTs 20 x 10-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service item Only)
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
1
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,273663
LIFT ASSEMBLY
41
5
37
38
4O
51
49
13__
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
2O
179504
159476
188822
12000002
19211621
120183X
175830
175370
175371
4939M
175562
73350800
175689
73800800
163552
lift-rh 1piece 14
DESCRIPTION
Plunger Assembly
Shaft Assembly,
Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer
21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Link, Lift, LH.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Plate Asm Suspension
Front
Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion Front Susp.
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13
Retainer
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
31
32
176205
175994
Trunion Sups. Arm.
Nut Lift Link 7/16-20
36
37
38
40
155097
123935X
17060516
19112410
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw 5t16-18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
41
49
51
155098
145212
19171416
Indicator Height Stlt
Nut HextLarge
Lock
Washer 17/32 x 718 x 16 Ga.
52
53
54
175378
175802
175560
Arm Suspension
Arm Suspension
Pin Flange
Rear LH
Rear RH
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
unc
Spring
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,273663
MOWER DECK
46
49
I
33
112
43
31.
121
I
114
21
47
\
122-
21
116
26
18
mower
44
deck.48prem
stlt
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273663
MOWER
DECK
KEY
PART
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
6
8
180358
138017
4939M
178024
174365
173921
--
180054
13
174360
52
54
55
56
57
72
91
92
94
95
97
98
175820
74780616
72140608
155986
156941
19131312
180535
73800600
176066
180534
178515
179479
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16
11
Deck Weldment
Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
(The following blades are
available)
Blade, 48" Mulching
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 48" Hi-Lift
(For bagging and discharging)
Shaft Mandrel Asm. Greaseable
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
174358
110485X
174493
72110610
72140505
132827
174378
73680500
105304X
178102
110452X
180655X428
19111016
Housing Mandrel
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper Mandrel Deck
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Carriage
5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex Mower
Nut, Crownlock
5/16-18 unc
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion
Nut, Push
Deflector Shield
Washer
11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
99
100
110
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
122
184058
72110616
175016
174387
72110506
174384
174609
184219
174873
73930600
19121414
174371
174606
29
30
31
32
33
37
39
42
43
45
46
47
48
49
50
131491
173984
187690
173436
178342
177968
174375
165723
174373
180806
137729
180808
174368
73900600
72110612
Rod, Hinge
Screw, Thdroll
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
Pulley, Idler
Pulley, Idler, Driven
Spacer, Retainer
Arm, Idler Secondary
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, Thdroll.
1/4-20 x 5/8
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Primary
Nut lock 3/8-16 unc
Bolt, Cart. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
126
130
132
182
183
184
--
174372
17000616
17000612
179127
163552
173979
174356
--
181579
uncx
1 Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bracket Asm Noseroller
RH
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Noseroller
Bracket Asm Noseroller
LH
Washer Hardened
Spring Primary Drive
Pulley Idler"V"
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 2
Arm Spring Secondary
Link Tension Relief Lever
Bolt Carr. 5/16-18 x 3/4
Tension Asm Relief Lever
Arm Spring Tension Relief
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
Nut, Centerlock
3/8-16 unc
Washer
3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Spring Secondary
Drive
Bushing Pivot Tension Relief
Arm, Idler, Primary Deck
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Rod Roller Nose
Retainer Spring
Keeper Belt Idler
Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes
Key Nos. 13-15)
Replacement
Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck - Order separately
nose roller components
key nos.
91,94, 95, 132, 182, and 183)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SEALANT
-
20W50
SEAL
OIL
AND
-
78.80Z
O-RING
KIT
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273663
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
3O
31
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
170397
170398
170399
170400
170401
170402
170403
52
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
170407
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X
1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od
X 12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 18X32X7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X
.625
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X
•13 Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,
L.H.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250
Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
PART
NO.
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142882
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
189386
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
107
108
161168
170425
170426
142917
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
113
170434
170435
170437
116
119
120
121
170438
170439
188312
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
128
900
170445
170446
170447
173165
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/
Patch,SpecialFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake
Anti-Drag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/1624Unjf(Nylon Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Bracket, Support Expansion
Tank
Silicon Sponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Kit, Expansion Tank
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,273663
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
CYLINDERHEAD,
VALVEAND
BREATHER
I
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30
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28
16
15
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CRANKCASEJ
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10
46
13
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,273663
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
HEADNALVEIBREATHER
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
24-033-03-S
2
3
4
5
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket
(Includes 2-4)
24-041-50-S
Gasket, breather
24-096-87-S Cover, breather
25-139-60-S Plug, allen hd. 1!8"
M-645020-S Screw, hex.flange
M6x1.0x20 (4)
25-351-01-S Lifter, valve (4)
24-755-66-S Kit, valve train (Includes
8,11,12)
24-411-05-S
Rod, push (4)
24-841-03-S Kit, cylinder head gasket (2)
(Includes mounting hard
ware)
24-318-72-S Head assembly, #2 cylinder
25-186-01-S Arm, rocker (4)
24-599-01-S Pivot, rocker arm (4)
66-086-07-S Screw, hex. flange (4)
12-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange
M10x 1.5x90 (8)
24-755-74-S Kit, valve cover- plain
(Includes 16,17)
24-153-23-S O-Ring
24-086-32-S Screw, shoulder (4)
24-445-01-S Strap, lifting
24-016-01-S Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
24-016-02-S Valve, exhaust (.25) (2)
24-017-01-S Valve, intake (Std.) (2
24-017-02-S Valve, intake (.25) (2)
66-032-05-S Seal, valve stem (2)
235011-S
Retainer, spring (4)
24-089-02-S Spring, valve (4)
12-173-01-S Cap, valve spring (4)
12-755-03-S Kit, retainer (4)
24-318-69-S Head assembly, #1 cylinder
24-755-76-S Kit, valve cover- breather
(Incl. 16,17,28)
25-313-03-S Grommet, rubber
24-755-57-S Kit, breather separator
(Includes 28,30-33)
M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16 (2)
24-445-02-S Strap, breather
24-126-44-S Bracket, breather separator
24-112-12-S Spacer
24-326-55-S Hose, breath
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
24-032-01-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DESCRIPTION
Seal, front oil
Crankcase
(USE: Miniblock 24 782 24)
24-294-13-S Fitting
24-380-13-S Pin, locating (6)
Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
24-067-13-S Connecting Rod (.25) (2)
24-067-14-S Piston wiring Set (Std.) (2)
24-874-08-S
(Includes 7, 8)
Piston wiring Set (.08) (2)
24-874-16-S
24-874-20-S Piston wiRing Set (.25) (2)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50) (2)
24 874 21-S
24-108-05-S Ring Set (Std. & .08) (2)
24-108-06-S Ring Set (.25) (2)
Set (.50) (2)
24-108-07-S Ring
Retainer, piston pin (4)
24-018-01-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-09-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-13-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-07-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-08-S
Shim, camshaft
12-422-10-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-11-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12-422-12- S
Camshaft
24-012-16-S
52-139-09-S Plug, cup
Screw, hex. flange
M-545010-S M5x0.8xl0 (2)
Retainer, reed (2)
24-018-04-S
Reed, breather (2)
24-402-05-S
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
12-153-01-S Bracket, oil fill tube
24-126-19-S
Tube, oil fill
12-123-04-S Screw, hex. flange
M-545016-S M5x0.8x16
O-Ring upper oil fill tube
12-153-02-S
Dipstick assemb y (Includes
24-038-04-S
21,22)
Kit, oil fill cap (includes 22)
24-755-46-S
25-153-02-S O-Ring, dipstick
Retainer, ring
24-018-09-S Washer, nylon (top)
M-931010-B
28-032-09-S Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer (bottom)
24-468-15-S
Shaft, governor cross
24-144-38-S
NOTE:
All component
U.S. inches
49
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given
in
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273663
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
IGNITION/ELECTRICALJ
1
BLOWER
HOUSING
AND
BAFFLES
I
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11
\
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AIR INTAKE
j
12
14
11
J
7
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.273663
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
54-755-15-S
M-403025-S
3
4
5
6
7
X-25-92-S
24-112-04-S
25-086-47-S
24-157-08-S
12-086-14-S
8
9
10
11
12
13
12-468-03-S
X-42-15-S
24-025-01 -S
41-403-09-S
X-25-92-S
24-086-18-S
14
15
236602-S
54-755-09-S
16
17
18
24-126-71-S
12-132-02-S
M-548025-S
19
2O
21
22
23
235173-S
48-154-02-S
X-25-63-S
24-584-01 -S
M-545020-S
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Kit, grass screen
(Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18S)
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24-027-114-S Housing, blower
(Incl. 2, 24-096-85-S & 25086-91-S)
24-100-01-S Nut plastic (2)
M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x20 (4)
M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16 (3)
M-551016-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (6)
24-146-16-S
Plate, backing - # 2 side
24-146-20-S
Plate, backing -# 1 side
24-063-39-S
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2
side
24-063-60-S
Baffle, valley - #1 side
M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (2)
24-063-58-S
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1
side
24-063-14-S
Baffle, valley- #2 side
2
3
(4)
Washer, plain 5/16" (4)
Spacer, grass screen (4)
Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4)
Fan
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8"
Key
Flywheel
Rectifier-regulator
Washer, plain 3/16" (3)
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
(2)
Connector (3 contact)
Kit, 15 amp stator
(includes 16)
Bracket, stator wire
Spark Plug (2)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.Sx25
12
13
DESCRIPTION
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24 096 85-S Cover, blower housing
25 086 91-S Screw, tapping
(2)
Clip, cable
Clip, cable
Washer, plain 1/4"
Module, ignition (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sx20 (4)
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
KEY
NO.
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-24-126-137-S Bracket, ground strap
-24-176-82-S Harness, wiring
-24-113-18-S Decal, grass screen
-25-454-03-S Tie, wire (3)
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
M-651040-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2O
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x40 (4)
24-164-51 -S Manifold, intake (Includes
3,4)
24 153 27-S O-Ring, intake port (2)
24 041 52-S Gasket, carburetor
24-041 - 14-S Gasket, air cleaner base
24-094-34-S
Base, air cleaner
24 126 130-S Bracket, air cleaner base
M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0 (2)
24-063-51 -S Baffle, fuel spit-back
24-041-13-S Gasket, fuel spit-back cup
24-109-09-S Cup, fuel spit-back
24-083-03-S
Element, air cleaner
24-083-05-S
Precleaner, element
231032-S
Seal, breather
24-096-01 -S Cover, inner air cleaner
12-100-01-S Wing Nut
24-096-67-S Cover, air cleaner
54-755-01-S Kit, knob w/seal
(Includes 19,20)
20-341-01 -S Knob, cover
24-153-20-S O-Ring
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
STARTING
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
M-839080-S
3
4
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x80 (2)
25-098-09-S Starter, solenoid shift assem
bly (Includes 3-7)
25 086 113-S Screw, external torx. hd.
25-435-04-S Kit, solenoid (Includes 3)
5
6
7
25-755-33-S
25 141 05-S
25-221-01-S
2
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6)
Ring
Kit, brush
CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
24-211-03-S
24-090-33-S
M-641060-S
24-089-01 -S
25-158-08-S
24-079-04-S
25-158-11-S
M-545016-S
9
10
11
12
M-547050-S
24-089-03-S
24-126-56-S
M-645016-S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2O
21
12-237-01 -S
24-086-43-S
24 112 27-S
24-090-47-S
24 468 20-S
M-446030-S
24-090-13-S
24-468-01 -S
M-545020-S
22
23
24
25
26
27
24-090-05-S
41-468-03-S
M-403025-S
24-079-22-S
24-089-25-S
24-089-55-S
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, round head square neck
Lever, governor
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0
Spring, linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Nut, hex. lock M5x0.8
Spring, choke return
Bracket, control
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (4)
Clamp, cable (2)
Screw, thread forming (2)
Spacer, control assembly
Lever, throttle actuator
Washer, lock 1/4"
Nut, hex. M4x0.7
Lever, throttle control
Washer, plain 5.5 mm
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x20
Lever, choke
Washer, spring 1/4"
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25
Linkage, choke
Spring, governor
Spring, throttle limiter
PART
NO.
24-199-07-S
24-393-37-S
4
5
6
24-381-11-S
24 153 01-S
M-631005-S
M-645025-S
7
8
24-162-26-S
24-043-12-S
9
10
11
12
13
14
12-380-01 -S
24 448 01-S
12-144-02-S
24-153-08-S
52-050-02-S
24-755-52-S
15
16
17
18
19
2O
24-041-29-S
24-594-24-S
24-136-05-S
25-139-62-S
52-032-08-S
24-086-17-S
21
24-086-16-S
22
25-139-57-S
DESCRIPTION
Pan assembly, oil
(Includes 2-12,16)
Oil pump assembly (Includes
3,4)
Tube, oil pickup
O-Ring, oil pick-up
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x25 (2)
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 9)
Pin, governor regulating
Tab, locking
Shaft, governor gear
O-Ring
Filter, oil
Kit, oil cooler (Includes 1518)
Gasket, oil filter adapter
Cooler assembly, oil
Nipple, oil filter
Plug, hex. ctsk. 3!8"
Seal, oil (PTO end)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (9)
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3!8"
N.RT.R
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730 TYPE NUMBER 0028
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12
13
14
FUEL SYSTEM
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
24-014-42-S
52-139-09-S
Crankshaft (includes 2)
Plug, cup
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
24-041-49-S
25-072-04-S
Gasket, exhaust (2)
Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4)
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24 522 327 Short Block
24-782-23
Miniblock
24-755-113-S Gasket Set
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24-853-90-S
DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetorw/gaskets
(Includes 2,3)
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner base
Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Clip, cable
Line, fuel 12-1!2"
Clamp, hose (6)
Screw, hex. cap M6x1.7x18 (2)
Pump, fuel - pulse
Nut, plastic (2)
Line, fuel 10-5!8"
Line, fuel 11-1!2"
Filter, fuel
2
24-041-52-S
3
24-041-14-S
4
M-629095-S
5
M-641060-S
6
47-154-01-S
7
52-353-22-S
8
25-237-14-S
9
24-086-12-S
10
24-393-16-S
11
24-100-01-S
13
24-353-03-S
14
15-353-04-S
15
24-050-02-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-24-234-02-S
Bowl, fuel
-24-757-18-S
Kit, overhaul w/gaskets
-24-757-19-S
Kit, choke repair w/gaskets
-24-757-20-S
Kit, gasket
-24-757-21-S
Kit, accelerator pump repair
-24-757-22-S
Kit, solenoid replacement
w/gaskets
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
54inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN
NOT ACROSS HILL
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15 DEGREES MAX.
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down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns your
gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1, Fold this page along dotted
line indicated
above,
2. Ho_d page before you so that its _eft edge is vertically
paraHe_ to a tree
trunk or other upright
structure,
3. Sight across the fold in the direction
of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare
the angle of the fold with the s_ope of the hill
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(U.S.A.)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:
1-888-SU-HOGAR
agreement (U.S.A.)
on a product serviced
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Au Canada pour service en frangais:
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