Craftsman 917.273648 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMRN°
LAWN TRACTOR
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.274750
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differently
built engines.
Beforeoperates
you start the
his productfromhaspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions about
this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance.........................................17
Service andAdjustments......................22
Storage.................................................
28
Troubleshooting....................................29
Repair Parts..........................................
34
Sears Service.........................Back Cover
Warranty.................................................
2
SafetyRules ...........................................
3
ProductSpecifications............................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation........................8
Operation..............................................11
MaintenanceSchedule.........................17
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Searswill
also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no charges to servicethe productat your
homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
• Expendableitems which becomeworn during normal use, including but not limitedto
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operatorabuse, includingbut not limited to, damage
caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamage caused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
• Engine (fuel system)cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rentalpurposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety(90) days from date of purchase, if any battery includedwith this riding equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30
days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, foryour convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.
This battery warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary,from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
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d_IbWARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
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_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
,_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
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d_IbWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
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and birth defects
harm.
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or other reproductive
_IbWARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
posts, terminals
contain lead and
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lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
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birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
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OPERATION
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Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions
on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge opening at all times.
Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
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Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
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Never direct discharged
material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine 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.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
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.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights.
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-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
lutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
storage.
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I1.SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a majorfactor related to loss of
control and tip-overaccidents,which can
result in severeinjury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine.
Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
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Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
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Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual.
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments;
they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The machine could
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents
can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence
of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing
activity.
Never assume
that children
will remain where you last
saw them.
•
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
•
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate
machine.
the
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment
except at the
hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer's
recom-
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mendation
for weight limits for towed
equipment
and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
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towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment
may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly
to stop.
and allow extra distance
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
•
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
•
Use only approved gasoline container.
•
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
•
Never fuel the machine indoors.
•
Never store the machine or fuel con-
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tainer where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
Never fill containers
inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers
on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom
the truck or trailerand refuelit on the
ground.If this is not possible,then
refuel suchequipmentwith a portable
container,ratherthan from a gasoline
dispensernozzle.
• Keepthe nozzlein contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or containeropening at
all times until fueling is complete.Do
not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
• Neveroverfillfuel tank.Replacegas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL SERVICE
• Neveroperate machine in a closed are.
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Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless
absolutely necessary. Always look
down and behind before and while
backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in
the past may suddenly appear in
the mowing area for another ride
and be run over or backed over by
the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing
area and in the watchful care of a
responsible adult other than the
operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a
child enters the area.
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Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently
and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
Before and while backing, look
behind and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 °
Max), not across.
Choose a low ground speed so
that you will not have to stop or
shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning
on a slope. If the tires/ose traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
PRODUCT
Gasoline
Capacity
Type:
SPECIFICATIONS
2.0
Unleaded
Regular
and
Oil Type
'API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(below
32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
W/O Filter:
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
Ground
(M PH):
Speed
3.5 Pints
3.0 Pints
RC12YC
Forward:
1 st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
1.2
1.6
2.4
3.6
4.6
5.9
1.8
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
System:
Battery:
Blade
AGREEMENTS
Battery
Headlights
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Bolt Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER
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
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.
_bWARNING:
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
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
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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
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Steering
Steering
Wheel insert
Wheel
@)
(1) Large
a
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Flat Washer
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Steering
Wheel Adapter
(1) 5/16 Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 4
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Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Slope
Keys
(2) Keys
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Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
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A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
,
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Steering
_
c_
,
Insert
115/16
Hex Bolt
5/16 Lock Washer
j,
Steering
Boot
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
Large Flat
Washer
FROM
CARTON
1.
Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
1.
2.
EXTENSION
SHAFT
AND
Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
INSTALL
Adjust
knob.
1.
WHEEL
3.
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal
(left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble
large flat washer, 5/16 lock
washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SEAT
seat before
tightening
adjustment
Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly
seat to tractor.
of
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat withoutmoving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tightenadjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO
ROLL
TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
Seat
section
of
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
2.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
Seat
Shoulder
Bolts
5.
TO
Remove banding
shield up against
DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
function
Flat Washer
section
of
deflector
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
,_,WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
Adjustment Knob
CHECK
holding
tractor.
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
Seat
Terminal
9
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
,/CHECKLIST
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
° Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance
and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
v" All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
CHECK
v" No remaining loose parts in
v" Battery is properly prepared
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably
ened securely.
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in
and Adjustments
section of this
CHECK
FOR
OF ALL
BELTS
PROPER
housSee "TO
the Service
manual.
v" All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
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
carton.
and
at 6 amps).
and tight-
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
and inside all belt keepers.
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
pulleys
v" Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
v" Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
H
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
6
ENGINE OFF
or in literature
with the product.
I'.,I
LOW
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
SWITCH
G
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
oi
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
supplied
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided
could resultindicates
in deatha or
serious
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
CAUTION
indicates
a hazard
which, injury.
if not avoided
might result
in minor
or moderate
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
damage.
injury
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
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations
with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition Switch
YOUR
of
ROS "ON"
Position
Light Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
Th rottle/Choke
Control
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
- Used
LIFT
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
LEVER
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSITION
- Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting and controlling
engine speed.
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH
- Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
HOW
TO USE
YOUR
TO SET PARKING
TRACTOR
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.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Enc
Position
nition Key
_d"
Position
Control
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
"Brake"
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
"Disengaged"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
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.
,_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3.
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE -
Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The
cutting height range is approxi• Move throttle control between half and
mately
1-1/2 to 4". The heights are meafull speed (fast) position.
sured
from
the ground to the blade tip with
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control
the
engine
not
running. These heights
between half and full speed (fast) posiare
approximate
and may vary depending
tion, before stopping, may cause engine to
upon
soil
conditions,
height of grass and
"backfire".
types
of
grass
being
mowed.
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
• The average lawn should be cut to approxiremove key. Always remove key when
mately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
and to over 3 inches during hot months.
use.
For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Makethe first cut relativelyhigh;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGEWHEELS
Gaugewheels are properlyadjusted
when they are slightly off the groundwhen
moweris at the desiredcutting height in
operatingposition.Gaugewheels then
keepthe deck in proper positionto help
preventscalpingin most terrainconditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheelswith tractor
on a flat levelsurface.
1. Adjust mowerto desired cutting height
(See "TOADJUST MOWERCUTTING
HEIGHT"in this section of manual).
2. Withmowerin desiredheightof cut
position,gaugewheelsshouldbe assembledso theyare slightlyoffthe ground.
Installgaugewheelin appropriatehole
with shoulderbolt,3/8 washer,and3/816 Iocknutandtightensecurely.
3. Repeatfor oppositeside, installing
gaugewheel in same adjustmenthole.
Clutch Lever
"Engaged'
Shoulder
Shield
REVERSE
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 clutch
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OPERATION
1.
Depress clutch/brake
down and hold.
2.
With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
3.
4.
Look down and behind before backing.
Move gear shift lever to reverse (R)
position and slowly release clutch/
brake pedal to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" Position
_,CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped,
or the deflector
shield in place.
(ROS)
,_,WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged.
Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment
clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in
reverse
unless absolutely
necessary.
5.
control.
SYSTEM
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment
clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless ignition key
is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
MOWER
attachment
OPERATION
USING THE REVERSE
SYSTEM -
Gauge Wheel
disengage
Low
Position
"Disengag
Position
3/8 Washer
TO OPERATE
,{,_
,"?
//
Gauge Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
3/8-16
Locknut
Lever High Position
f. ,_
Attachment (
pedal all the way
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
• 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.
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
•
•
•
•
•
ADD
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
,_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO TRANSPORT
position
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane.
(Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
If slowing is necessary,
move throttle
control lever to slower position.
If stopping is absolutely
necessary, push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
Move gearshift
lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
To restart movement,
slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
• Raise attachment
lift to highest
with attachment
lift control.
GASOLINE
TO START
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
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. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
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NOTE:
Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
NOTE:
If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
MOWING
• 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
(50 ° F and
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
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER
below)
STARTING
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.
( 50 ° F and
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE:
If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
COLD WEATHER
below)
STARTING
f
T
•
( 50 ° F and
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used durwarm-up
J
• 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.
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
ing the engine
TIPS
period.
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.A,NTENANOE
SO.EOULE
F,LL,
OATES
REGULAR SERVICE
VICE DATES
Check Tire
Brake Pressure
Operation
Check
T
Check Operator
ROS Systems
_
Presence
and
li_
R
Check
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Level
1_4
and Terminals
if
R
for Loose
Mower
I_
I_s
Blades
clean
Battery
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
if
t_
Oil Level
_
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
tf
11_'1,2
Change
clean
Air Filter
1_2
G
clean
Air
_1_2
N_
Inspect
E
Replace
oil filter)
_1_1,
Screen
Muffler/Spark
Oil Filter
Arrester
I_
2
t_
(If equipped)
t_1,2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
_
Replace
Spark
I_
Replace
Air Filter
Replace
Fuel Filter
more
often
Plug
Paper
when
Cartridge
operating
ambient
temperatures.
more often when operating
GENERAL
2
I_
1_2
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
conditions.
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 ft.-Ibs,
maximum.
Do not overtighten.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
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.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
5.
if
Cooling
N
in high
2 - Service
1.
2.
3.
4.
if
E
1 - Change
li_
I_s
Chart
Check
Change
Fasteners
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
CHART
@ S_
Zerk
--
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
,-
@ Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
@Engine
oi_ -
"_Gearshift
', Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated,
use only a dry, pow1 7dered
graphite
type lubricant
sparingly.
TRACTOR
Alwaysobserve safety ruleswhen performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requiresmore than five (5) feetto
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level,dry concreteor paved surface,then
brakemust be checked and adjusted.(See
"TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Serviceand
Adjustmentssection of this manual).
TIRES
ROS "ON" Position
• When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and
the attachment
clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse
should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM AND
1.
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disengaged position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
PRESENCE
• 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.
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
OPERATION
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
Mandrel As,,;embly
g
Blade
Edge
Center
Flat Wash(
Lock WasheE....
Blade Bolt
TO SHARPEN
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
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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
ENGINE
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appearto be centered,but are not.
• Slide bladeon to an unthreadedportion
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
horizontalposition. If either end of the
blade movesdownward,sharpenthe
heavyend untilthe blade
danced.
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
t
I
4_
Blade
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve
starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°F.
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase
oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
5/8" Bolt or Pin
Center Hole
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• 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
TO CHANGE
AND TERMINALS
TRANSAXLE
section
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
of this manual).
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts
for deterioration
3.
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
4.
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Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5.
After oil has drained completely,
close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise
until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINE
Handle
Cartridge
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner
after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever
occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1.
2.
Pull up on air filter cover handle
rotate towards engine.
Remove cover.
"Slots
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
and
ENGINE
3.
Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
COOLING
Debris may
ing system.
clean area
and engine
SYSTEM
clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and
shown to prevent overheating
damage.
Clean out chaff
Air Screen
and debris
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized
air to clean
cartridge.
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MUFFLER
CLEANING
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
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 clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately
wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clam p_
Clamp
I Filter
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SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
WARNING:
AVOID SERIOUS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
TO REMOVE
to remove
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
clutch
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
ANY
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
MOWER
Mower will be easier
3.
4.
PERFORMING
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
2.
BEFORE
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
from the
in "DISEN-
1.
lift lever forward
to
2.
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms.
Slide mower out from under tractor.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
Small
Clutch
Small
Clutch Spring
Retainer S
Anti-Sway Bar
Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Deflector Shield
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
• When
distance
"D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
•
If adjustment
is necessary,
make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to r---, _n3ow_er
ground \ I (_#C__,/I
_
Mandrel
Both Front Links Should beEqual
in Length
Bottom edge of
to ground
//
_E
Nut
_
Trunnion
n Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment
N_
Front Links
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
TO REPLACE
BELT
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
BELT REMOVAL
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
2.
on both front links an equal
turns.
number
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
1.
3.
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
and
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
of
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Mandrel
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
Mandrel
Pulley
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Arm
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
00238
TO REPLACE
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL
BRAKE
-
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward
from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
BRAKE
1.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
4.
5.
6.
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around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO REMOVE
Engine
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.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
Stationary Idler
Transaxle
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
SHIFT
The transaxle
be in neutral
should
LEVER
FOR REPAIRS
1.
2.
Center
..Span
Keeper
Clutching
WHEEL
also prevents
NEU-
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
when
Retaining
Ring
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
Axle
Cover
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
Square Key _
(Rear Wheel Only) _
TO START
TERY
ENGINE
_
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
_,WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral Lock Gate
Gearshift
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
y,,-"
......
......
TO ADJUST
MENT
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
FRONT
,:,....
Adjustment
STEERING
WHEEL
Bolt
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars
are no l
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble
with crossbars
Tighten securely.
WHEEL
The front wheel
TO ATTACH
and camber
are not
adjustable on your tractor.
If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
a Sears
CABLES
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
TOE-IN/CAMBER
toe-in
JUMPER
3.
or other qualified
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.
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TO REMOVE
ORDER 1.
2.
CABLES,
TO REPLACE
REVERSE
1.
2.
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
wiring
section.
HOOD
AND
GRILL
AS-
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
Seat
Label
)s Nut
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black)
Cable
or
1.
4.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
(Red)
Cable
cause
running,
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
BATTERY
Terminal Cover
out of the hole in the
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
d_IbWARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals
by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5.
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder
BULB
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
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
HEADLIGHT
26
ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
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
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted
CONTROL
properly
(see above).
CABLE
FINAL
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
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.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then coun-
Governor Control Lever
Holes
Clamp
Screw
Governor
SETTING
-
terclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION
4.
Plate
Move throttle
TEST
control
lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve 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.
Throttle
Cable
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor
does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
Idle Speed
Screw
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Throttle
Idle Mixture Valve --'With Limiter
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_
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
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.
_CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower
from tractor
for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
BATTERY
3.
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion
and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
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.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
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
engine
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
3ORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks
will not start
1. Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
but
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. 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.
Depress
clutch/brake
pedal.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check all wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
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qualified
service
center.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
1.
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9. Water
in fuel.
9.
10. Spark
plug wire loose.
10.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11.
12.
13.
14.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Excessive
vibration
CORRECTION
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
15.
1. Worn,
1.
bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
,
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
Engine continues
to run when
,
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.
1.
,
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
,
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn,
bent or loose
blade.
1.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5.
30
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
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.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
4.
Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Mower blades will
not rotate
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction
mechanism.
1. Remove obstruction.
in clutch
2.
Worn/damaged
belt.
mower drive
3.
4.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace
Contact
idler pulley.
a Sears or other
qualified
Poor grass
discharge
1.
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
6.
Worn,
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
speed
too slow.
2.
3.
deck not level.
4.
tire air pressure.
bent or loose
10. Improper
blades
blade.
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
service
1. Place throttle
too fast.
drive belt.
center.
control
in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
5.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
4.
Engine "backfires
when turning
engine "OFF"
'_
,
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
31
,
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
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SCHEMATIC
02831
193372
BATTERY
m
SOLENOID
AMMETER
STARTER
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
BLACK
GRAY
IGNITION
UNIT
[
BLUE _4
s_'_(:_
-, ARK
GAP
PLUGS
(2 PLUGS O
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
HOUR
METER
"I
BLACK
(OPTIONAL)
BLUE
CHARGING
3 AMP
SYSTEM
RED
r
I
I
SOLENOID
/
C >/
O
LIGHT SWIT(
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
(CH/ARGING
_/"
_/
_
_
I
I
LIGHTING SYSTEM OUTPUT
5AMP AC @ 3600 RPM
I
ORANGE
LIGHT SWITCH
\
OUTPUT
DC @ 3600/RPM
FUEL SHUT-OFF
DODE
_1_ 14 VOLTS AC MIN.
DISCONNECTED)
_
I
O
SYSTEM
I
ALTERNATOR
,
_.j'_j_j_--J
@ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS
=
"-
I
I
I
'
OFF)
J
\\
\
HEADLIGHTS
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
OFF
RUN/OVERRIDE
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
"MAKE"
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
L+A2
02831
33
•
©
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
TRACTOR
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ELECTRICAL
25
\
\
\
\
\
\
34
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/
/
/
\
I
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48
28
27
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
48
52
90
92
93
94
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193372
71110408
131563
178861
140844
141940
180449
193465
192540
191834
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Switch Light
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Adapter Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Terminal
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
259
260
258
212
28
261
39
18
278
_/5
31
@/5
208
209
208
/
209
60
37
,209
2_
-37
14
208
74
206
209
chassis-Laser
36
-It.stk
18
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
209
211
212
258
259
260
261
278
---
174619
176554
155272
193510X012
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
STD541437
184247
187845X012
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
17490620
175702
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
145212
184248
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
191611
187801
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Nut
Grille/Lens Asm. (Includes Key Nos. 212, 258,259, & 260)
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 1
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Keeper Belt Rear LH
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder Stlt Black
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tytt
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Hexfiange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
Insert Grille
Screw #10 x 3/4 Single Lead - Hex
Plug Dome Plastic
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
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917.274750
GROUND DRIVE
/
26
27
drive-fender.stlt_38
$8
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
192502
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
Transaxle Peerless 206-545C
(See Breakdown)
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 unf W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 unc
BoltFinHex3/8-16uncx1Gr.
5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Composite, Flat
Bolt
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 uric
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
62
63
64
65
66
69
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
8883R
175410
173937
10040700
154778
142432
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
192388X428
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
187414
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, 7/16-20 x 1.5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 uric
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Retainer Spring
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
_2J_39
L
i!2--37
_7"
--'-'-"-36
68
67
67
46
67
13
65
43
/
15
15
/
10
steering
pl,lt 57
40
/
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
34
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
95
97
186780
184706
169840
169839
626614
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
190753
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
10040500
155099
152927
186781
19183812
STD541537
186737
145054X428
121749X
190752
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
74780564
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 4" Gr. 5
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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ENGINE
72
62
81
13
4
38
14
33
37
31
29
23
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
÷ngine-bs, lcyF !7
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170545X505 Control, Throttle/Choke
17720408
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, B&S Model
31P777-0299-E1 (See Breakdown)
137352
Muffler
165291
Gasket
148456
Tube Drain Oil Easy
169837
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
137180
Arrestor, Spark
185115
Tank, Fuel
140527
Cap Assembly, Fuel
123487X
Clamp, Hose
3
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
38
40
44
137040
181654
124028X
17670412
45
46
62
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
10010500
71070512
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Line, Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Split
Screw Hex Hd. Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
3
13
2
4
6
11
5
13
19
13
20
20
13 -..........-......._31
32
_
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
. _
19
15
Fift-rh.lpiece
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring
W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
3
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
8_
8
10
6
"/
21
I
11
17
12
seat It.knob 9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
188716
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
44
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
174648
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
DECALS
10
3
11
11
20
15
\
13
12
13
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
193308
193595
186280
186281
138047
133644
191777
172331
186282
156439
186283
146046
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender
Fender Danger
Hood Side
V-Belt Drive Schematic
4,10
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
20
------
191551
160396
179128
149516
138311
184310X428
184311X428
193286
193287
Decal, Chassis
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Deck B 42"
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
122082X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 Service
Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50xl
00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel
1
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
MOWER DECK
67
il 47
142
21
i
i
117
16
119
118_
28
27
29
18
14-18
13_
5
6
1:21
42
D man-t-path
stlt
10_
9_
3
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
--13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
52
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
138971
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
134149
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
139775
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
177563
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
187690
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
72110612
Bolt Carr. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STD541437
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
STD624003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
179292
179293
17000510
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only - Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
gauge wheel components key nos.
116- 119)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
PEERLESS
_A
/
18
51
4
,52
47
2g
42A
79
MODEL and SERIAL
NUMBERS HERE
Model
Ch
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ffre
c
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J
48
PEERLESS
REF PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-5450
REF PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
49
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"0" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear
(30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST - 206-545C
Transaxle
AIIcomponentdimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4mm
givenin
U.S.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
_
552q_6691@
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684,_
11_
584_
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9_
I
1330 REPAIR MANUAL
I
307_
1264_
11329REPLACEMENT
ENGINE
I
358 ENGINE GASKET
3@
SET
24
8680
12
9430
741
20@
617
0
1022
1266
524 _
8420
1019 LABEL KIT
I
1058 OWNER'S
MANUAL
_
I
I
12
I 1036EMISSION
LABELI
15_
750 &
200
89
1027
50
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
617
238 @
0
SET
1022
868
,¢
35
1022
6170
525
[ 524F_
616_::_
404 #
614 _
1022
914
54_
654
1119_
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801 @
643
803_
310_
579_46_ _
503_
802
1070
729
697 _
"
1005
I044_
1040
363#
305%
51
1051&
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
108
51
106A
692
127A
142_
117
_1o6
105 _1
F®I
127 G
9_1°41
276A@
947A [_
137
NIKKI ]
1127
o47
276 @
950
e,,
118
977 CARBURETOR
527(_
GASKETSET
51_
276 @
1266 0
121A CARBURETOR
121 CARBURETOR
104 _
1270
OVERHAUL
231 "_
KIT
51
987 ('o)
_
_
105 _
137 0
95
106
117,_ 8
142_
276
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634_j_
1266 {}
1 04A
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634A
96A
93_
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127A e
987A
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TRACTOR
BRIGGS
ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
697174
399265
3
4
5
7
9
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
--
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
26
-27
28
29
--
699051
697559
698469
697099
697126
697263
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
78
89
93
94
94A
95
95A
98
98A
104
104A
105
105A
692852
695760
695761
691279
691279
697352
690964
691968
690564
698492
697762
690193
692137
690227
691148
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
695425
691636
690718
495800
695408
690525
694918
231855
696136
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
31P777,
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto
Side)
•
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
o+
Gasket-Cylinder Head
•
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
•
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
•
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020"
Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (.020"
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
oa:l:+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Plug-Oil
O
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Kit-Idle Mixture (Nikki)
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Q
Screw (Throttle Valve (Nikki)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed (Nikki)
_9
Pin-Float Hinge
O
Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki)
O
Valve-Float Needle
(D
Valve-Float Needle (Nikki)
TYPE
917.274750
NUMBER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
106
108
108A
117
117A
118
118A
121
121A
125
125A
690577 O
690464
695419
694352 O
699457 0
697228
699458
697241
699521
698445
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
133A
135
137
137A
141
695005
690727 Q
691750
699500
494379
699501
494381
694914
698780
281165 0:1:
698781 G
495097
141A
142
146
187
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
232
238
240
265
267
276
276A
304
305
305A
306
307
309
698778
697140 O
691639
699331
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255 G:I:
695410
699828
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
•
O
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
:1:
+
0299-E1
DESCRIPTION
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Nikki)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (Standard) (Nikki)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nikko
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Nikki)
Carburetor
Carburetor (For Complete
Carburetor, Service with
698445)
Plug-Welch
Plug-Welch (Nikki)
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle (Nikki)
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Throttle Shaft (Nikki)
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor (Nikki)
Tube-Fuel Transfer
Gasket-Float Bowl
Gasket-Float Bowl (Nikki)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-Mechanical Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274750
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
310
311
333
334
337
358
363
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
527
544
552
559
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
690323
497608
495859
691061
691043
697191
19203
89838
691691
697122
698083
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
692024
697086
691032 •
697184
698467
692034
697144
693675
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138 O •
690801 O
634A
635
643
654
684
698779 O
691909
698401
690958
697157
691
692
697
718
729
741
750
757
758
759
783
789
797
801
802
803
830
842
847
692407 •
690572
690372
690959
691224
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
698329
693167
691283
691286
693757
691095
691031 •
697611
DESCRIPTION
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbow-Intake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Clamp-Tube
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Screw (Remote Choke Stop)
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
Spring/Seal Assembly (Nikki)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather Passage
Cover)
Seal-Governor Shaft
Spring-Detent
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
851
868
914
943
947
947A
950
965
967
968
975
975A
977
987
987A
1005
1017
1019
1022
1023
1024
1026
....
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
1119
1127
1263
1264
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1329
1330
692424
690968 •+
691108
690589 •
694393
695423
691657
499613
697015
699848
495933
699502
690192
691326 G
698777 O
699043
690770
698814
272475 •+
692492
499054
692003
692011
492932
691751
690822
693784
695700
699852
698139
691265
275038
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
691183
695407
697124
697104
691917 •O
697123 _3
697424
697156
31Q777-0036
272147
Terminal-Spark Plug
Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker Cover)
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel (Nikki)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float (Nikki)
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle Shaft
Seal-Throttle Shaft (Nikki)
Fan- Flywheel
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw-Float Bowl
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Replacement Engine
Repair Manual
•
O
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
:1:
+
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SUGGESTED
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GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above,
2, Hold page before you so that its Heftedge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fo_d in the direction of hill smope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angme of the fomd with the smope of the hill.
Your Home
For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances,
lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems,
no matter who made it, no matter who sold it!
For the replacement parts, accessories and
owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself.
For Sears professional installation of home appliances
and items like garage door openers and water heaters.
1-800-4-MY-HOME
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(1-800-469-4663)
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For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment,
and electronics, call or go on-line for the nearest
Sears Parts and Repair Center.
1-800-488-1222
Anytime, day or night (U.S.A. only)
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1-800-827-6655
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