Owner's Manual ICRAFTSMAWI 23.0 HP ELECTRIC START 50" MOWER (OPTIONAL ACCESSORY NOT INCLUDED WITH TRACTOR) 6 SPEED GARDEN TRACTOR Model No. 917.274990 • • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance Repair Parts CAUTION: 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, Mort - Sat SEARS, ROEBUCKAND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance ....................................... 18 Service and Adjustments .................... 22 Storage ............................................... 29 Troubleshooting ................................. 30 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly .............................................. 8 Operation ............................................ 12 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 18 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. • "13rereplacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-8O0-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 MPORTANT: Th s cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in sedous injury or death. I. GENERAL OPERATION II. SLOPE OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instruc- Slopes are a ma or factor related to loss-oftions in the manual and on the machine control and tipover asc dents, wh ch can rebefore starting. sult in severe in ury or death. AJIslopes • Only allow responsible adults, who are require extra caut on. ft you cannot back up familiar with the instructions, to operate the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not the machine. mow _t. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, DO: toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up • Mow up and down slobes, not across. and thrown by the blade. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree • Be sure the area is clear of other people limbs, etc. before mowing. Stop machine if anyone Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven enters the area. terrain could overturn the machine. Tall • Never carry passengers. grass can hide obstacles. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so necessary. Always look down and behind that you will not have to stop or shift before and while backing. while on the slope, • Be aware of the mower discharge Follow the manufacturer's recommendadirection and do not point it at anyone. Do tions for wheel weights or counternot operate the mower without either the weights to improve stability. entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Use extra care with grass catchers or • Slow down before turning. other attachments. These can change • Never leave a running machine unatthe stabilityof the machine. tended. Always turn off blades, set Keep all movement on the slopes slow parking brake, stop engine, and remove and gradual. Do not make sudden keys before dismounting. changes in speed or direction. • Turn off blades when not mowing. Avoidstartingor stopping on a slope. If • Stop engine before remo'i=ng grass tires lose traction, disengage the blades catcher or unclogging chute. and proceed slowly straightdown the • Mow only in daylight or good artificial slope. light. DO NOT: • Do not operate the machine while under • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, the influence of alcohol or drugs. and then, turn slowly and gradually • Watch for trafficwhen operating near or downhill, if possible. crossing roadways. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or • Use extra care when loading or unloading • embankments. The mower could the machine into a trailer or truck. suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the • Data indicates that operators, age 60 edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge years and above, are involved in a large caves in. percentage of dd[ng mower-related • Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced injuries. These operators should evaluate traction could cause sliding. their ability to operate the ridingmower • Do not try to stabilize the machine by safety enough to protect themselves and putting your feet on the ground. othersfrom senous injury. • Do notuce grass catcher on steep • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or slopes. other debds build-upwhich can touch hot exhaust/ engine parts and bum. 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 stodng the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. nl. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry chitdren. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or ether debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be sure the area is clear of other • people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area, • • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down • and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off • and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. 4 Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. ALook for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONIH BECOMEALERTlll YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. • I.CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wLra and place wire where it cannot contact spark _CALITION: 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. "l]res can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. AWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _,WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. ,_._,UTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. 5 PRODUCT Please read and retain this manual. The instructions wilt enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY ANDTYPE: )ILTYPE API-SF-SJ): 3.5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR SAE 10W30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) _)ILCAPACITY: W/FILTER: 4.5PINTS W/O FILTER: 4.0PINTS SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION GAP: .030") RC12YC GROUND SPEED LO: HI: (MPH): 0.7 1.7 1.4 3.3 2.3 5.4 REVERSE: 0.9 2.1 TiRE PRESSURE: FRONT: REAR: CHARGING SYSTEM: 15AMPS @ 3600RPM BA'I-FERY: AMP/HR: 35 MIN. CCA: 280 CASE SIZE:U1R 27-35 FT. LBS BLADE BOLT TORQUE: REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details, CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this owner's manual. AWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark 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). 14 PSI 10 PSI 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 repairthis tractor. 6 Steering Steering Wheel Insert Wheel @i" Steedng Sleeve Seat (1)Washer x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _17/32 _(1) Knob Mower (2)Flanged Pins (5) Retainer Spdngs (2) Retainer Springs (1)Front Plate single loop) Assembly Gauge Wheels (2) Centedcck Nuts (2) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga. Video Cassette For Future Use Slope Sheet € Key (2) Keys 7 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16"wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2"wrench (1) Utility knife (1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet (1) "nre pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all eccessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Remove mower and packing materials. 4. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATrACH STEERING WHEEL 1. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer from steering shaft. 2. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 3. Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft• 4. Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into bottom of steering wheel. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. 6. Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt. lock washer and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. 7. Snap steedng wheel insed into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill _---_ _Steedng Ho2:' ,ose° LockWasher S,o°r,ng _fSteering _-_ Steering Sleeve ___::=:_Tabs Extension I SteenngShaft _ Steenng_-,-_-_ sleeve 'a' Wheel Adapter /° - _'-"z,-'5," %',, ,_, ',,, /_,'_'IJ_'_.,'. ., , ,,, _* ,4 - u IMPORTANT; Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to rolloff skid. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BA'I-rERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BA'FI'ERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). _;:;_;-"" _, ...... : ,,,'_'" ,.-" ,,, 8 Label INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and fiat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bott in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat Shoulder Bolt Flat Was_r AdJoU_t rnent-_"_ _ NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instructionbelow to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) AWARNING: 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. t. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift fever 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 "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. 9 NOTE; To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. IMPORTANT; Check belt for proper routing in an mower pulley grooves. 9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring. 10.If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 11. Raise deck to highest position. 12.Assemble gauge wheels as shown using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers, and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts. Tighten securely. 13.Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual. INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Cut and remove ties securing antisway bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. IMPORTANT; Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 6. Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops up as shown. 7. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. 8. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate and mower brackets. Chassis Bracket Double Loop Retainer CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Suspension Front Mower Arms Bracket Front Suspension Brackets Electric Clutch Pulley Front Plate Sho_der Bolt Wheel Single Loop Retainer Springs 3/8 Washer 3/8-16 Double Center Loop Locknut Retainer Spring Bar Deflector I Use PliersFor I DoubleLoop (Outwardpointing RetainerSprings I RetainerSpring deck pins) LoopUp 10 CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower should be properly leveled. See 'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE 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. I/CHECKLIST Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: 4+ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is propedy prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-reer for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). / Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. / Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. / Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 11 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATrERY CAUTION OR WARRING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW E.e,NEO. ENG...OFF O,L.RESSUe. LIG..SO.O%_.P T 4, FUEL CHOKE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED MOWER REVERSE _)_(_) NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT IGNITION CLUTCH HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED H L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR DISENGAGED (SEE UNLOCKED MOWER ®3[ PARKING SLOPE SAFETY RULES BRAKE HAZAROS SECTOR) FREE WHEEL eANGER, :KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (AutOmatic 12 LIFT Models only) KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. It Switch Ignition Switch Position Clutch Switch Throttle Control Lift Lever Plunger Clutch/Brake Pedal_ Attachment Lift Lever Parking Brake Control Height Adjustment Knob e Shift Lever Gear Shift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATrACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust the mower cutting height. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. RANGESHIFI" LEVER: Allows high (H) and low (L) speed for all forward and reverse gears. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for startingand stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake into the brake position. 13 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 USEYOURTRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. 2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake wil_ hold tractor secure. Push-Into AttachmentClutch Choke " SwitchPullOut To • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. • I,CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle otters the best mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Key Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start Brake a warm engine. "Engaged" • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Brake Peda Posit]on Slowly push knob in to disengage. "Drive" Position Gear Shift Posit]on Lever TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKAdjustment Knob WARD STOPPING The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. MOWER BLADES 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal • TO stop mower blades, move attachdepressed and gearshift lever in ment clutch switch to "DISENGAGED" neutral (N) position. position. 2. Move gearshift and range shift levers GROUND DRWE to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake peda_ to • To stop ground ddve, depress clutch/ start movement. brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) stop before shifting or changing gears. position. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life ENGINE of your transaxle. • Move throttle control to slow position. TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-rlNG HEIGHT NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to The cutting height is controlled by turning slow position and allowing engine to idle the height adjustment knob in desired before stopping may cause engine to direction. "backfire". • Turn knob c_ockwise((_) to raise • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position end cutting height. remove key. Always remove key when • Turn knob counterclockwise (=,_)to leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. 14 lower cutting height. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE; Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height. 2. Lower mower with lift control. Remove rear retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pins. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer springs into clevis pins. Clevis Pin w.ee, TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Lower mower with attachment lift control. 3. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. AttachmentLift Lever AttachmentClutch H ghPosi on Switch Pull Out To z Low "Engage_.._ _ (f_/_ V _/' S_ Position _ \ _ Deflector "\ Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS _,CAUTION: DO not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowingis 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 1stgear and range shift lever to tow (L) position. Be sure you havealowed room fortrectorto rollsightly as you restart movement. • To restartmovement, slowlyrelease parko ing brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do notpush ortow tractorat morethan 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 appropnate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). 15 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER A'I-rACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specificationsof the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. "13rescan lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick;wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oilfor easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine ell, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gaseline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(O°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _,WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of 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. ACAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE When starling the engine forthe f_ time or if the engine has run out of fuel, _tw_lltake extra crankJr_ timeto move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Piece gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Move throttle COntrolto fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NO'I'£: Before starting, read the warm and cold sta_ng procedures belc_v. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position end release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. 16 • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as desodbedo above. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 Fand below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps aUowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE; If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This wilt result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making lett hand turns until finished. • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. = Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. Bee "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual, • Use the runner on the right side of the mower as a guide. The blade cuts approximately an inch outside the runner. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. l J 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE R_G UL_R _E RV,CE /_/'_@/_/_a _,/_._'_ __/_.,,I_ "_ S E R V IC E DATES _q T R C_d_B_ak° O_r=ion V' I/ C;_ck _m Pre_ure _ _/ Operator PreseP_e Interlock Systems _nd I_ CheckforLooseFasteners I_ li//7 A Shmpep/Repla_ T 0 LubricationChart Check Battep/Lev_ _ I_= Clea,_ _tterj V / Ch4_k TrarJ_ R Mower I lind Blades Telmkr,_s tf Cooling Adjust Blade Belt(s) TenSion Adjust Motion CheCk En_ne Odve II_'_ B4_lt (s) TenSion 0_1 LeVel _s (p_ I_ E Clean AJr F3tter If= N Ctean Air Screen t/_ i G| Inspe_ Repl_ iN Clean Engine Mu_ef/_l:_rk O_1 F_lter (If ,_'rester _:luipp4_*d I_ I i I_L; Coo_ing Fm8 Ibm2 Replace Spark Plug II_ Replace Air F_lter paper Cartridge 4. R_plU fl_ morn o#en when ooeml_r,g urger • hesvt I_d = In h_gh •mbl=,m more off_ wl'.e_ o_=n=zk_g k_ _ _ _u_y COndiZkc*_=. b_s more ohen wh=_ r_,_bng bn =ar_y t_' I fl_2 Replace Fue_ Filter 1. Cha_t_ 2.8•_k_ I1_ V4 temp:_re_re=. 5. If _qu_pped w_th =dj=_s_bl= =,y=em, 6. NoZ requbred _ =Klulpped _ith m•_r_er_rme_ _,11+ GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warrantyon thistractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractoras instructed in this manual. Some adjustments wi, need to be made periodically to propedy maintain your tractor. A_Iadjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure prober air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3. Check tire pressure. 4. Check operator presence and interlocksystems for proper operafion. 5. Check for loose fasteners. bl*ttery+ DO not ove_tb_hl=n. LUBRICATION CHART ® "13eRod BallJoints Zerk Zerk _Fmnt Wheel Bearing Zerk Bearing Zerk Gear Teeth _)CheckJ Add Transaxle Fluid SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil _) General Purpose Grease Refer to Maintenance =ENGINE" Section @ Spray silicone lubriant (Move Boots to Lubricate) IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant 18sparingly- TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer, Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly, if your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attechement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replece bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and fiat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Rat Washer,. _l-lsx Bolt(Grade) *A Grads 8 hesttreated boltcan be identified by sixlines on the bolthead. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • SLide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced, 5/8" Bolt de Center Hole L_ BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, penodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. 19 • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: Tne 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 BA'N-ERYAND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BA'I-FERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. CHECK TRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL 1. Block up rear axle securely. 2. Remove left rear wheel by removing hub belts. 3. Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil level must be even with plug threads, if necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil, API SF-SJ. Replace filler plug. 4. Reassemble wheel to hub. .__ Transaxle Filler 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, "Sghten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level, TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classificationSF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitablecontainer. 1. Remove oil fillcap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirtto enter the engine when changing oil 2. Remove cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing upward slightly and tuming counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull down on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing upward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked positionas shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap ontoto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil throughoil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill For approximatecapacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fiflcap/dipstickfor checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. Oil Drain Valve Plug ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. DrainTube Locked Position 2O 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. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operer=on(more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled, NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Loosen knob and remove cover. TO SERVICE PRE.CLEANER 2. Slide foam pre-eleaner off cartridge. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged oartddge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 6, Remove nut and cartridge plate. 7, Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 8, Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 9. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. 10. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob. Foam Pre-Cleaner Cartridge Cartridge Rubber Se_ Nut ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil tilter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (it equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours ot operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plu,,g, 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. It 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 fitter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are propedy positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spillod gasoline. Fuel Nlter_ CLEANING • 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 to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened 21 engine life. ,_CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1, Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. 5, Make sure the b_ades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug, TRACTOR TO INSTALL MOWER Follow procedure described in "tNSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING 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 undednflated, you wilt not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position, • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance =A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one sLdeof 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. Eiectdc FrontMower ClutchPulley Bracket Front Plate TO REMOVE MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. 3, Lower mower to its lowest position. 4. Remove retainer spring holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket. 5. Remove four retainer springs from front plate assembly and remove plate. 6. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. 7, Raise attachment lift to its highest position. 8. Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 9. SLide mower out from under right side of tractor, Suspension Chassis Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Bracket Retainer Springs 22 NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right sLdeof tractor. Measure distance "F" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower housing, loosen nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on both front linksan equal number of turns. • When distance "F is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8". • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Bottom Edge of M_rA____to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower toiround BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH -Nut "G" Front Plate Trunnion Assernbly TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. 2. Remove screws from L.H. mandrel cover end remove cover. 3. Roll belt over the top of L.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 5. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 6. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 7. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 9. Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers as shown. 10. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 11. Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley. 12.Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers. 13.Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover. 23 L,H. Screws Mandrel Idler Electric Clutch Pulley MowerBlade L.H, Drive Belt Center Mandrel_f._-.._\ Maln_el R.H. Mandrel :er Secon_ Bolt in Idler Arm _ (__[1_'_<_ _J Mandrel SrwaYkBt ar id_r_/ Pulley Mower D(hte Belt Belt Keepers TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT Pork the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. 1. Remove mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). 2. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). 3. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. 4. Carefully roll belt off R,H. mandrel pulley. 5. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel pulley. 6. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 7. Check secondary idler arm and idler to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and sway-bar bracket. 9. Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 10. Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. 11. Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel cover. 12. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this monual). Reassemble mower drive belt (See ,,TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). // \ TO ADJUST ATrACHMENT CLUTCH The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-inbrake that stops the puUeywithin 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made by a Sears or other qualified service center. 1, Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. 2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot locations cut in the side of brake plata. NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. Rotor / Nylon_ __ Loeknut(3_ _--_. cotehP Ot2 B"_rake Plate TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake systemwhich is mounted on the left side of the transaxfe. If tractorrequires more than six (6) feet stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/Drake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 24 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stoppingdistance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With Park,in Brake "Engaged" IMPORTANT: Check Brake Adjustment. ClutchingFlat Idler_Clutch_ I_l_Belt • AboveBelt Keeper Engine '_V_' =_.-,i,,L R_t _ I Tt._i_t= -'_.. Transaxle Pulley En0.in,w,=aB;, , ..... ' I.utoA. ,._.Jam Nut •Operating ,'t-J ,de Pulle_ Keeper -_r.}., _... _-V-Idler _i_:_As Viewed from Bottom TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT Front wheel toe-in is required for proper steering operation. Toe-in was set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If parts in the front axle or steering mechanism have been replaced or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if necessary. TO CHECK TOE-IN 1. Position front wheels straight ahead. 2. Measure distance between wheels at front and rear of tires (dimensions "A" and "B"). • Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to 1/4" less than rear dimension "B". TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom of left footrest, tt is not necessary to remove mower. BELT REMOVAL1. Engage parking brake (creates slack in belt). 2. Remove mower drive belt from electric clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). 3. Roll motion drive belt off transaxle pulley. 4. Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys, then off engine pulley and front V-idler puney. 5. Pug belt out of all belt keepers. TO ADJUST TOE-IN BELT INSTALLATION 1. Loosen jam nuts at adjustment sleeves on tie rod. 1. Place V part of belt into grooves on 2. Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is engine pulley and front V-idler, 1/8" to 114= less than dimension "B". making sure to route belt inside of belt 3. Tighten jam nuts securely. keepers. FRONT WHEEL CAMBER 2. Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto The front wheel camber is not adjustable clutching idler pulleys as shown. on your tractor. If damage has occurred to 3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vaffect the front wheel camber,contact a idler. Sears or other qualified service center. 4. Place belt around transaxle pulley, beginning at top. V part of belt should engage transaxle pulley. 5. Place long lower section of belt through loop in midspan belt keeper. 6. Check to be sure belt is on proper side of all belt keepers. 7. Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric clutch pulley. 25 Adjustment Sleeves Jam Nuts TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS FRONT WHEEL1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal 3. Repair tire and reassemble. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. REAR WHEEL 1. Block rear axle securely. 2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal 3. Repair tim and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. Washers Retaining j_ j,ng\ I\ ff' %l Cover \ J \ lira( ((_ IM_ TO A'[-i-ACH JUMPER CABLES t. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. 2. Connect one end of the SLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. "PosCdve"_Negativs" (+)----- REPLACING BA'I-I'ERY ACAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. Firstconnect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-J battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. g. Close hood. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BA'n'ERY _kCAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATI'ERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumpercables"are used for emergency starting,follow thisprocedure: IMPORTANT: YcdJr tractoris equippedwitha 12 voltnegativegroundedsystorn.The other vehical must aJsobe a 12 volt negative grounded system.Do not use yourtractor batteryto start other vehicles. 26 Hex Bolt TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1, Raise hood. 2, Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3, Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure. Guard Cabte TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged v_dng may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO ADJUST A'I-rACHMENT LIFT SPRING 1. White holding spring bushing with wrench, loosen jam nut. • Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to extend spring and reduce lift effort for heavier attachments. • Turn adjustment bolt counterclockwise for lighter attachments. 2. Retighten jam nut against spring bushing. IMPORTANT: Do not adjust for maximum spring tension when using tight attachments such as a mower. Adjust lift lever spring to aid in lifting attachment. Do not overpower spring. When removing attachment, always adjust spring tension to its lowest position. Headlight Wire ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replecement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-rood engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. IdleFuelAdjusting Idle speedAdjusting Needle Thro_le Control Cable Bushing N_ :hoke Control Cable _A_achment Uff Spnng 27 ScreV_lamp TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartddge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Reassemble air cleaner. Closed for Full TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the adjusting needles In (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/ air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SE'I-rlNG 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "TO ADJUST THRO'I-FLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle In (clockwise) closing it finger tight end then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETI'ING t. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle sceed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. Idl_: fuel needle settine - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle In (clockwise) until engine speed decreases end then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. 4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION TEST5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) t/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 Sears or other qualified servicecenter, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. 28 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. _kCAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Anow 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 aU nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting, BATTERY * Fully charge the battery for storage. * After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BA']_ERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUELSYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is importantto prevent gum deposttes from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (caned gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of and engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container, Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINEOIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1, Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to =START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and wil( cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover trector while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. Hard to start i 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. Englnewgl not turn over 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See '7-0 START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Dirty air filtar. 5. Clean'replace air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 8. Loose or damaged widng. 9, Carburetor out of adjustment 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section, 10.Contact a Sears or other 10.Engine valves out of adjustment. qualified service center. I1. Cleardreplace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. I514:Dirty fi,ter. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill Stale fuel or dirtyfuel. with fresh gasoline. 6. Loose or damaged wiring, B. Check all wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 8. B. Contact a Sears or other Engine valves out of adjustment. qualified service center. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Depress clutch,'brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. Engine clicks but will not start Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged winng. Faulty solenoid or starter. 30 Recharge or replace batter Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM LOSSof power CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/didy oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11 ,Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12, Didy/clogged muffler. 13,Loose or damaged wiring. 14,Carburetor out of adjustment. 15,Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil _evel/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter, 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10,Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11 .Clean engine air screen/fins. 12.Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged pads. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1, Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 2. Mower deck not level. i 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. ,4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup ot grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART Mowerbledeswlll lot rotate 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism, 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3.• Frozen Frozen blade idler pulley. mandrel. Poor grass discharge Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Travel speed too fast. 2. Shift to slower speed, 3. Allow grass to dry before 3. Wet grass. mowing• 4. Level mower deck. 4, Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 6, Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. housing. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 8. Replace mower drive beet. 19. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10.Replace with blades listed 10.Improper blades used. in thLsmanual. 11.Clean around mandrels to 11.Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, open vent holes. leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. 2. 3. 4. Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out, Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Engine "backfires': when turning engine "OFF" 2. Replace mower drive belt. 1. Engine speed too slow. 5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Remove obstruction. 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. [5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connec tions. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 32 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. Tt_AGTOP_"._oDEL HU_6_-P"9"L't' ,_14990 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 ELECTRICAL :34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.274990 ELECTRICAL KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 50 52 79 81 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 153664 166184 4152J 150775 108824X 73510400 17(;697 160784 175566 140403 17(_38 154336 122822X 174652 141940 163996 109748X Battery Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push NyJon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric Cable,Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Harness Ign. Cover, Terminal Ammeter Switch, PTO Protection Wire Loop Bulbholder Asm. lbcan descent RelayAsm. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - -MODELNUMBER917.274990 CHASSIS ANDENCLOSURES TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 28 30 31 3_ 33 34 35 36 37 39 42 43 44 45 47 50 56 175465 175282 73680700 163976X428 157882 17720408 145166 175259X558 121794X 170(_612 174515X558 19131312 $1_523710 SllTo414B7 145243X558 145244X558 145051X014 161419 161327 161326 177016 19111116 17060512 167286X558 175278 72140608 136939 136940 154913 17490608 175476 154914 Rail, Frame RH Dtav/oar, Gt Nut, CrownlockHex7/16-14UNC Gash YTGT 2 Cyl Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Batre_y Hood Asm Cover, Access Screw Gdtle Washer 13!32x13/16x12 Ga. Bolt, FinHex 3/6-16xl NutCrownlock 3/8-16Unc Footrest, RH Footrest, LH Saddle, Slkscr Vgt Srace, Supt 1-pc VGT Strg Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Plate Asm Engine Chassis Washer 11/32x11/16x16Ga. Screw 3/16-18 x 3/4 Fender Bracket, Axle Front Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16xl Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket,SpnsnFrontRh Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh Screw Th_rol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Bracket, Chassis Front Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 58 60 63 67 68 70 84 85 86 88 90 91 106 122 130 137 138 139 140 141 142 144 148 150 152 153 157 158 175315 17060620 19131614 156973 17490508 177679 1429_2 144911 74760716 STD551143 8113551237 175464 138776 161464 164863 74780716 163975X428 171873 163806 163805 161897 161900 164655 161237 177956 16_568 161840 17670608 Bracket Asm., Fender Screw ThdroL 3/6-16 x 1-1/4 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Guide, Belt Gear Drive Screw Thdrol. 5216-18 x 1/2 Belt KeeperVGTGround Gdve Stop, Over Center Mower Bracket, Support Transaxle Belt Fin Hex 7/16-14 UNC x 1 Washer. Lock Hvy HIcJSpr 7/16 Washer, LOck External Tooth 3/8 Rail, Frame Lh Screw, ThdmlHexHeadZincMwr ScrewHexWshd8-16xT/8 Screw HWHG Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr, 5 CupholderYTGT Boit Shoulder 5/16-18 I=F MagnetYTGT Striker Plata YTGT Bracket Gash Rh BmcketDashLh ExtrusionBumper Duct Heat Hood ShieldBrowning LensAsmHeadlightBar Lens Bar ScrewThdrol. 3/6-16xl/2 NOTE: All component dimensions given i_ U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.274990 GROUND DRIVE 39 36 37 6 15 47 7 69 12 62 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.274990 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 9858M1 75636 174905(38 STD541437 STD561210 149176 12000034 140080 142509 136927 73750800 139419 138901 STD55105"7 143012 126909X 137104 136926 23260412 633A109 106932X 136925 136923 137552 17490528 28 29 30 34 35 36 73350600 137213 19131616 71673 137648 149412 DESCRIPTION Key, Woodruff Washer, Thrust, Axle Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Ctownleck 3/8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Klip, Ring Bolt, Hub Disc, Brake Yoke, Brake Disc Nutlock 1/2-20 Unf Washer, Special Bushing Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga. Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4 Spdng Lever, Brake Cam, Brake Disc Screw, Fiat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4 Gearshift, Lever Assembly Knob SuppOd, Puck Brake Puck, Brake Top Spdng, Return Screw, Hex Wsh Thd. 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Brake, Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 37 38 39 40 41 42 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 6_ 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 117 Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Nylinef Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1 Actuator, Intedock Switch Nut, Centedock #10-24 Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spdng Clutch Rod Bolt, Cart. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Pulley, idler, Grooved Washer, Hardened Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bracket, Shift Rod, HI-Lo Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Spdng Clip, Connecting Link Pulley, Transaxle Washer, Lock 7/16 Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal Bolt, Shoulder Wssher, Hardened Washer, Flat Pie, Roll Hub,Cover Nut, Lock Fig. 3/6-16 Uric 121749X 150035 74321016 178575 739310(;0 8883R 145170 138228 72110612 131494 STD541437 139123 207J 161590 I05706X 137153 141756 122253X 122268X 137524 STD551143 74760720 154752 67609 140296 19131312 5142H 136327 73900600 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 2.5.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.274990 STEERINGASSEMBLY 1_ 45 _ 1 j9 44 34 32 6 27 78 42 19 27 _ / 16 14 4O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.274990 STEERINGASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 45 159944X428 178557 5855M 161849 161848 6266H 121748;< 12000029 121232X 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 STD541537 145103 137347 175572 156011 163887)<428 159945 155105 152927 STD523710 159946X428 3366R 17000612 10423_X 138136 19111610 74780512 74780512 138059 137156 73360600 109850X 737006_0 109851X 155246 17490508 160135X428 19132411 Wheel, Steedng Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm.. RH Beadng, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt. Fin Hex 5/6-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga, Washer, Lock Hvy Hicl Spr 3/8 Nut, Lock Center 3/6-24 UN F Shaft Asm., Steedng Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 3640) Braglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Boot, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steedng Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1Gr. 5 Cap. Wheel Steering Boanng, Col. Strg. Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4 Beadng, Flange Bushing, Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32 x I x 10 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steedng Tie Rod JamNut RHThread Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread Jam Nut LH Thread Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyl Extension. Steedng Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 ENGINE 25 69 21 _ 20 71 I %2 81 84 18 15 17 37 / 29 \ 39 I SPARK 42 ARRESTER KIT I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917,274990 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 ...... Engine(SeeBreakdown)Kohler ModelNo,CV674-Y5544 2 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 35 149723 121361X 177748 175287 170056 143996 151346 10_227X 106082X 161493 177328)(428 164863 175441X428 STD551237 7392C6(_ 3645,,I 139277 7834R 137180 10010500 Muffler Pul!ey V-Idler Keeper Asm, Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Ek_ctric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 YffGt 96 Pad Spacer Pad Spacer Cap Asm FuelW/Gauge ControIThrott[e Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Contro]Choke Washer Ext Tooth 3/8 Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fuel FuelLJne Spark Attester Kit Washer Split KEY NO, PART NO. 37 39 40 41 123487X 1749(_36 17490664 126'L97X 42 43 47 62 69 70 71 74 80 81 82 83 84 STD551143 1_7 175288 146629 24-041-02 175545 175546 162295 M73030800 148456 148315 171877 17(T00624 DESCRIPTION C!amp Hose Screw TT 5/8-16 x 2-1/4 UNC Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 UNC Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Hex 7/16 o 20 X 4 Ga 5 Bushing Shield Heat Muffler Gasket Tube Exhaust LH Tube Exhaust RH Elbow Street Brass Nut Range Plug Drain Oil Easy Plug Oil Drain Easy Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 W/Seres Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.274990 SEAT ASSEMBLY 8 .:: • I I I i 22 I 21 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 PART NO. 140124 14(_651 140675 127018)( 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 174894 121246X 121248X 72050412 DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat SVap, Fender Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 Clip, Push in, Hinged Nut, Crownlock 3JS-16Unc Spdng, Seat Cprsn Bolt 5/16-18Uncx 3/4 w/Seres Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2 KEY NO. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 PART NO. 121249X 123740X 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 STC541431 DESCRIPTION Spacer, Split Spdng, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge FIg Gr. 5 Washer 17i32xl-3/16x12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spdng Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5J16-18 Nut, Crownk)ck 5/16-18Unc NOTE: All compor_nt clime_sio_s given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 DECALS 16 18 2 6 5 15 4 10 9 19 17 5_ 12 K]EY pare" NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 177375 164085 171702 171703 177415 133644 177416 163204 156439 4900J 146047 DESCRIPTION Decal, Dash Panel Decal, Dash Decal, Hood, RH Decal, Hood, LH Decal, Hood Side Panel Decal, Maintenance Decal, Engine Decal, Fender, Craftsman Decal, Fender Danger Decal, ClutcWBrake Decah V-Belt Ddve Schematic I_EY NO, PART NO. 13 15 16 17 18 19 23 -- 164884 171813 164065 149516 164065 138047 106202X 138311 ---- 3 4 10 5 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 - - DESCRIPTION Decal, Blower Housing Decal, Repl Pads Decal, Dash Atom Eng. Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi Decal, Ir_sed Strg Decal, Battery Reflector, Taillight Decal, Handle Lft Height Adjust (Lift Handle) 157199X428 Pad, Footrest 179079 Manual Owner's (Eng) 179080 Manual, Owner's (Span) K_"Y PART NO. NO. WHEELS & TIRES 1 DESCRIP'nON 59192 Cap, Valve,Tire 65139 Stem, Valve 166_28X427 Rim Assembly, Front 8134H Tube, Front (Set/ice Item Only) 1062.30X 13re.Front 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) 9040H Bearing, Flange (Front wbeel Only) 104757X428 Cap. Axle (Front Wheel Only) 105588X Tire,Rear 7154J Tube, Rear (Service Item Only) 106277X428 Rim Assembly. Rear 6856M Fitting, Grease 144334 Sealant, 13re (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: AJIcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches t inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.274990 LIFT ASSEMBLY 4O 35 42 43 38 73 34 7 3O 9 10 1 29 23 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 PART NO. DESCRiPTiON 121006X 177535 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 175830 175831 122364X 2876-t 146704 163552 139_68 169865 ST[To41437 674A247 143363 STD551037 532.8J STD_.-_710 STD_4008 73350800 Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-RiogTruarc#5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt, FinRex 3/8-16uncxl-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Plunger, Button Spring 2-1/8" Link Lift Retainer, Spring Arm, Suspension Vgt Beadng Nut, Crown]ock 3/8-16 Unc Spdng Asm., Assist Lift Bracket, Spring Assist Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Retainer, Spdng Nut, JamHex 1/2-13Unc KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 38 39 40 41 42 43 70 72 73 75 76 78 736808(X) 15_33 110807X 19131016 137150 S]1T-_60907 137167 138057 155G97 123935X 1706_516 73540600 19112410 123934X 145212 110452)( 73350600 175805 175560 175689 Nut, Crowniock 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion, _nfio Height Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spnng, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32x1/2 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc Pointer, Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Nut, Crowniock 3/8-24 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 xl0 Ga. Scale, [ndioator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC Plate Asm Susp Front PioRange Trunnion NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S.i_ches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 TRANSAXLE 6 2 8O ,;:::o" 74 73 72 66 65 98 7 25 24 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO, NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Axle Shaft Retaining Ring Final Drive Gear Differential Gear Differential Pinion Differential Carrier Axle Thrust Washer Soft, Hex Hd 3/8-24 x 3-1/4 (1 • 33tread Length) Steel Ball 7392M 137261 Spring Shift Fork Detent 4985R Shift Fork, High-Low Range Thrust Bearing Race 6266H 4th Reduction Pinion 4212R Shaft, Brake 137125 6276H Snap Ring, Crescent Type 633A63 High-LowRangeGears 8118M Needle Beadng Siotared Iron Bearing 8740111 Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range l_'Z238X 4218R Differential Pioion Spacer 6252H1 Differential Pinion Bushing 7810H Griped Centedock Nut 3/8-24 Shift Fork, R,H, 626211 Oil Seal 7383R 992R1 9intered Iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft 139111 4983R Shift Fork, LH. 122254X Shift Shaft, High-Low Range Oil Seal 6269H Pressure Relief Valve 5855H Gearcase, Reverse Idler 174731 Shaft and Bearings, R.H. (Includes Key NO.'S 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63, 77 and 82) 627714 Dowel Pin 4225R Needle 8eadng 7396H Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Gear Shaft 4198R 42GOR 4th Reduction Gear Spacer 7395H Thrust Bearing Race 160789 Gate, Lower, Shift 174729 Gearcase and Bearings, L.H. (Includes Key #'s 18, 25, 49, 50 (2), 51 and 52) 183L:_400 Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.P.T. 17580520 Butt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 6271H Oil Seal 130602OO Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.P.T. 48_H Needle Beadng 4222R Needle Beadng 1529R Needle Baadng 4197R 120(X)034 4183R 4216R 4215R 4217R 174728 74020652 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 45 46 49 50 51 DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO, NO. 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 6_ 63 64 8119M 4220R 4209t:1 4213R 4442R 4195R 4214R 4194R 7528R 4208R 4207R 7398H 4203R 65 66 67 68 6g 70 71 4204R 2898J 12000033 42_5R 4206R 1370H 633A69 72 73 74 75 77 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 89 139120 4201R 12000008 1153R 6803.1 1167R 73360700 6270H 136984 5384..I 2978J 633A85 8_1 49_4H 19151516 90 91 110542X 19151511 92 75J 83 94 95 96 6274H 76020412 10040500 159783 97 96 633A109 174741 DESCRIPTION Needle Beadng Thrust Baadng Race 3rd Reduction Pinion, Low 4th Reduction Gear 3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer 2nd Reduction Gear Shaft Final Ddve Pinlen I st Reduction Gear Shaft 1st Reduction Shaft Spacer 3rd Reduction Pinion High 2nd Reduction Gear Needle Bearing Low Speed Gear and 2ed Reduction Pinion Cluster Reverse Gear Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32 Klip Ring Intarmediate Speed Gear High Speed Gear Thrust Bearing Race Intermediata and High Speed Cluster Pinions Input Shaft Low Speed Pinion E-Ring Reverse Idler Gear Needle Beadng SealingWasher Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20 Oil Seal Reverse Idler Shaft Gearshift Lever, Bent Gearshift Cap Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin Shift Lever Guide Bali.Keyed Spring Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Gauge Shift Mechanism Seal Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Gauge Gearshift Gate and Reinforcement Shift Ball Cover Gasket Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4 Washer, Lock 5/16 Screw Hex Washer Heed Machine Gearshift Lever Assembly Transa.xle, 6 Speed, Complete Assembly NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV674, TYPE NUMBER75544 CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I I e._tl _m15 m X /1 V I-- / 0--t0 0 © © m 11 / 50 -7 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV674, TYPE NUMBER75544 HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY NO. PART NO. KEY NO. 1 24-033-03-S 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 90 11 12 13 14 15 18 Kit, breather cover w/ gasket (Includes 2, 3) 24-041-23-S Gasket, breather 24-096-59-S Cover, breather M-645020-S Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20 (4) X-75-23-S Plug, allen hd. 1/8" 25-351-01-S Lifter valve !4) 24-755-68-S Kit, valve tram nc udes 8, 11, 12) 24-411-05-S Rod, push (4) 24-041-40-S Gasket, cylinder head (2) 24-318-70-S Head assembly, #2 cylinder 25-186-01-S Arm, rccker (4 24-599-01-S Pivot, rocker arm (4) M-640034-S Screw, hex. flange M6xt ,0x34 (4) 24-072-09-S Stud, cylinder head M8x1.25x20, M10x1.5x33, 105 mm long (8) 24 468 16-S Washer, flat 8 mm (8) 24 100 1O-S Nut, hex. flange M8x1.25 2) 17 24-755-74-S 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 24-153-16-S 24-086-32-S 24-445-01-S 24-016-01-S 24-016-02-S 24-017-01-S 24-017-02-S 24-032-05-S 23501t-S 24-089-02-S 12-173-01-S 12-755-03-S 24-318-67-S 24-755-76-S 30 31 25-313-02-S 24-755-57-S 32 M-545016-S 33 34 24-445-02-S 24-126-44-S 35 36 37 38 39 24-112-12-S 24-294-06-S 24-326-13-S 24-326-14-S 25-237-14-S 22 DESCRIPTION K t, vave cover - plain Includes 18, 19) _-Ring Screw, shoulder (4) Strap, lifting Valve, exhaust (Std.) 2 Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) Valve, intake (Std.) (2) Valve, intake .25) (2) Seal, valve stem 2) Retainer, spring 4 Spring, valve (4) Cap, valve spring (4) Kit, retainer (4) Head assembly, #1 cylinder Kit, valve cover - breather (IncL18, 19, 30) Grommet, rubber Kit, breather separator (Includes 30, 32-35 Screw, hex. lange M5x0.ex16 (2) Strap, breather Bracket, breather separator S acer F_ng Hose, breather Hose, breather Clamp, hose (2) PART NO. 24-032-01-S DESCRIPTION Seal, oil front Crankcase _) 3 4 5 6 24-294-13-S 24-380-13-S 24-087-13-S 24-067-1_S 24-874-09-S Pin, Connec_n Includes 7, 10 11 12 24-874-10-S 24-874-11-S 24-874-15-S 24-108-O8°S 24.108-O9-S 24-108-10-S 24-O18-Ol-S 12-422-09-S 12-422-13-5 12-422-O7-S 12-422°O8-S 12-422-1O-S 12-422-11-S 12-422-12-S 24-012-10-S 52-t39-09-S M-545010-S 13 14 15 16 17 18 24-018-04-S 24-402-05-S 12-153-01-S 24-126-19-S 12-123o04-S M-545016-S 19 20 12-153-02-S 24-038-04-S 21 22 23 24 25 26 24-755-46*S 12-153-03-S 24-018-09-S M°931010-S 28-032-09-S 24-468-15°S 27 24-144-33-S 7 8 9 Shim, Shim, camshaft Shim, camshaft Shim, camshaft Shim, camshaft AR Shim, Shim, camshaft IA:R:I Camshaft Plug, cup Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8xl0 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather 2) O-Ring, lower o il tube Bracket, oil fill tube Tube, otl fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (Includes 21, 22) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22) O-Ring, dipstick Ring, reta=ner Washer, nylon (top) Seal, governor cross shaft Washer (bottom) Shaft, governor cross NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV674, TYPE NUMBER 75544 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV674, TYPE NUMBER75544 IGNITION/CHARGING BLOWER KEY NO. PART NO. KEY NO. PART NO. 1 54-755-15-S 1 24-027-20-S 2 M-403025-5 3 4 5 6 7 X-25-92-S 24-112-04-S 25-086-47-S 24-157-03-S 12-086-14-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 12-468-03-S X-42-15-S 24-025-04-S 25-403-03-S X-25-92-S 24-086-18-S 14 15 236602-S 54-755-09-S t6 17 12-132-06-S M-548025-S Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18-S) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4} Washer, plain 5/16" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt, shoulder (4) Fan Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8" Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer, plain 3/16" (2) Screw, phillipshd. 11-16x7/ 8 (2) Connector (3 contact) Kit, 15 amp stator (Includes 24 126 71-S) Spark Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap M5xO.8x25 18 19 20 21 48-154-02-S X-25-63-S 24-584-01-S M-545020-S lip, cable Washer, plain 1/4" Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex flange 22 235173-S DESCRIPTION 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 HOUSING & BAFFLES DESCRIPTION Housing, blower (includes 2-4) 24-100-01-S Nut, plastic (3) 25-139-16-S Plug, button 9/16" 24-105-02-S Nut, plastic (2) M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx20 (4) M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (3) M-551016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl 6 M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (6) 24-146-16-S Plate, backing - # 2 side 24-146-20-S Plate, backing - # 1 side 24-063-20-S Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side 24-063-14-S Baffle, valley - #2 side 24-063-58-S Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side 24-063-23-S Baffle, valley - #1 side M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.SxlO (2) NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-096-66-S Cover, control 24-086-06-S Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x3/ 4" (2) M5xO.8_O (4) Clip, cable NOT ILLUSTRATED 24-126-71-S Bracket, stator wire X-22-11-S Washer, lock 1/4" 24-176-82-S 24-113-18-S Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 6" 12 _auge insulated grip barrel eyelets) Decal, grass screen 25-454-03-S Tie, wire (3) 24-518-12-S AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRiPTiON 1 2 24-164-06-S M-651055-S 3 24-041-01-S Manifold, intake Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x55 (4) Gasket, intake manifold (2) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 24-041-14-S 24-094-18-S 24-041-13-S 24-109-09-S 24-083-03-S 24-083-05-S 231032-S 24-096-01-S 12-100-01-S 24-096-73-S 54-755-01 -S 15 16 17 25-341-03-S 24-153-20-S 24-063-51-S Gasket, air cleaner base Base, air cleaner Gasket, fuel spitbackcup Cup, fuel spitback Element, air cleaner Precleaner, element Seal, breather Cover, inner air cleaner W]ng Nut Cover, air cleaner Kit, knob with seal (Includes 15 & 16) Knob, cover O-Ring Baffle, spitback cup NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV674, TYPENUMBER 75544 STARTING SYSTEM I ENGINE CONTROLS tl i / i O o--i E) OIL PAN I LUBRICATION I ,_I Z__ ', t0/_ _, 4 (_--11 f}'/_ 54 t4 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV674, TYPE NUMBER 75544 OIL PAN/LUB RICATION STARTING SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. 1 M-839080-S 2 25-098-08oS 3 4 5 M-841080-S 25-435-04-S 25-755-33-S Screw, bex. flange MSx1.25xE0 (2) Starter, solenoid shift (Includes 4-7) Nut, hex. flange M8x1.25 Kit, solenoid Kit, pinion ddve (Includes 6 7 25-141-05-S 25-221-01-S 6_ng Kit, brush DESCRIPTION ENGINE CONTROLS KEY PART NO. NO. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DESCRIPTION 24 211 03-S Bolt, round head square neck 24-090-33-S Lever, governor M-641060-S Nut, bex. flange M6x1.0 24-08g-01-S Spring, linkage 25-158-08-S Bushing, llnka e retaining 24-079-04-S Linkage, thro_ 25-158-11-S Bushin , throttle linkage M-545016-S Screw,_ex. flange M5xO.8xt6 M-547050-S Nut, hex. lock M5xO.8 24-089-03-S Spring, choke return 24-126-56-S Bracket, control M-645016-S Screw, bex. flange M6xl.0xl 6 4 12-237-01-S Clamp, cable 2 24-086-43-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (2) 24-0g0-07-S Lever, throttle actuator X-20-1-S Washer, lock 1/4" M-541050-S Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8 24-468-01-S Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) 24-089-45-S Spring, governor M-446030-S Nut, hex M4x0.7 24-090-13-S Lever, throttle control M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 24-089-51-S Spring, throttle limiter 24-090-05-S Lever, choke 41-468-03-S Washer, spdng 1/4" M-403025-S Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 24-079-05-S Linkage, choke KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 24-199-07-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pan, oil assembly _ncludes 2-10) M-645025-S _crew, hex. flange M6xl.0x25 2) M-631005-S Washer, pan 6 mm (2 24-393-08-S Oil pump assembly (Includes 5) 24-123-05-S Tube, Oilp_ckup 24-162o26-S Screen, oil 24-043-12-S Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 8) 12-380-01-S Pin, governor regulating 52o448-02-S Tab, locking 12-144-02-S Shaft, governor gear 24-153-08oS O-Ring X-75-32-S Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" 24-136-01-S Nipple,oil filter 52-050-02-S Filter, oil 52-032-08-S Seal, oil (PTO end) 24-086-17-S Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 24-086-16-S Screw, hex. flange MSxt.25x45 (9) X-75-10-S Plu , sq. hd. solid3/8" N.P_.F. NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER 917,274990 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV674, TYPENUMBER 75544 EXHAUST ] CRANKSHA_] -1 FUELSYSTEM I ! I 15 56 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274990 KOHLEB ENGiNE-MODELNUMBERCV674, TYPE NUMBER 75544 FUEL SYSTEM CRANKSHAFT KEY NO. 1. 2. PART NO. 24-014-72"S 52-139-09-S DESCRIPTION Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1. 2. 24-041-02-S 25-072-04-S Gasket exhaust (2) Stud, M8x1,25x33 (4 --- PA-75544 Replacement 24 782 14 Miniblock 24 755 108-SGasket Set Engine KEY NO. PART NO. 1. 24-853-61 2. 3. 24-041-15-S 24-053-61 4. 5, 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 24 041 14-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 47-154-01-S 52-353-22-S 25-237-14-S 24-086-12-S 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 24-393-16-S 24-100-01-S 24-353-03-S 15-353-04-S 24"050"02°S DESCRIPTION -S Kit, _arbutetc_ wlgaskets _ncludes 2-4) sket, carburetor Carburetor assembly (For inforrnalion onlynot available separately) (SePAcewith Kits 24 757 36-S 24 757 38-S) Gasket, a r cleaner bEse Stud, M6x1.0x96 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Clip, cable Line, fuel 12" Clamp, hose (6) Screw, bex. cap. M6x1.7x16 2) Pump fuel - poise Nut, plastic (2) Line, fuel 10-5/8" Line, fuel 11-1/2" Filter, fuel NOT ILLUSTRATED -24 757 36-S Kit, choke repair -24 757 38-S Kit, gasket repair NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven In U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm 57 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL Operate your Tractor up end down the face of slopes (not greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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