Craftsman 917.273823 Lawn Mower User Manual

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO 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.
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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_/_
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S_ Position
_
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_ 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.).
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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.
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• 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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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• 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.
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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
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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
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,_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
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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.
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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
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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).
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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
/
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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".
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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
•
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Keeper
Engine
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND
BREATHER
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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
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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
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TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.274990
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV674,
TYPENUMBER
75544
STARTING SYSTEM I
ENGINE
CONTROLS
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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
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TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
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KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV674,
TYPENUMBER
75544
EXHAUST ]
CRANKSHA_]
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FUELSYSTEM I
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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
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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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