Owner's Manual CRIIFTSMIIH° GARDEN TRACTOR 22.0 HP, 54" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.276210 This product has a low emission I_ engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am- 5 pm, Mon- Sat SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman IL 60179 U.S.A. Warranty ................................................ Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications ........................... Assembly/Pre-Operation ....................... Operation ............................................. Maintenance Schedule ........................ 2 3 5 7 12 18 Maintenance ........................................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 22 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should chase date. by fuel determined to be contamibe used within 30 days of its pur- • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. label replacement. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • _IWARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. • _IWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _IWARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • • • _,WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _,WARNING: Battery and related accessories • • posts, terminals contain lead and • lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and • birth defects or other reproductive Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL • • • • • • • harm. • OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual before starting. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces. Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard. Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. Always wear eye protection when operating machine. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. storage. 3 II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a majorfactor relatedto loss of controlandtip-over accidents,which can result in severeinjury or death. Operation on all slopes requiresextra caution. If you cannotback up the slope or if you feel uneasyon it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes,not across. • Watchfor holes,ruts, bumps,rocks,or other hiddenobjects. Uneventerrain could overturnthe machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Choosea lowground speed so that you will not haveto stop or shift while on the slope. • Do not mowon wet grass.Tires may lose traction. Always keepthe machinein gear when going down slopes.Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. • Avoidstarting, stopping,or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the bladesand proceedslowly straight down the slope. • Keepall movementon the slopes slow and gradual. Do not makesudden changesin speed or direction,which could causethe machineto roll over. • Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchersor other attachments;they can affectthe stability of the machine.Do no use on steep slopes. • Do not try to stabilizethe machineby puttingyour foot on the ground. • Do not mow neardrop-offs,ditches, or embankments.The machinecould suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. II1. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • • Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate machine. the Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV, TOWING • • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Followthe manufacturer's recom- • mendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on • • towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly to stop. and allow extra distance V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel con- • tainer where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. • • • • GENERAL • • • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • • • • Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • • SERVICE • • • • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truck or trailerand refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. Keepthe nozzle in contactwith the rim of the fuel tank or containeropening at all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice. If fuel is spilled on clothing,change clothing immediately. Neveroverfillfuel tank. Replacegas cap and tighten securely. • • lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes not across. • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires 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. • • 5 storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. • • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before (15 ° Max), PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 5 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: W/O Filter: Spark Plug: (Gap: .040") Ground (MPH): Champion 4.0 Pints 3.75 Pints QC12YC Speed Lo: 0.7 1.4 2.3 Hi: 1.7 3.3 5.4 Reverse: 0.9 2.1 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging System: 16 Amps Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: Blade Bolt Torque: 45-55 14 PSI 10 PSI @ 3600 RPM 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER 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. _,WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® Steering Wheel Gauge Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert Adapter Wheels Steering Sleeve //q (4) Adjusting _1 , Bar JJ_J (1) Washer @ 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (double loop) (1) Knob Mower (4) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga. (4) Locknut 3/8-16 (2) Retainer Springs (double loop) 4, Whees( 'O (4) Clevis Pins (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Keys (4) Shoulder Bolt (2) Keys 7 (2)Flanged Slope Pins Sheet Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED A socket wrench easier. Standard are listed below. FOR ASSEMBLY (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet (1) Tire 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 CARTON UNPACK _..b_ set will make assembly wrench sizes you need _ Insert __1-I_,_-''_ Lock N ut Steering Wheel La rg e Flat Washer Steeri ng _._~_ Wheel \_--_'-' _---_ Steering Wheel Extention _Tabs _ _ Steering Wheel Adaptor Steering Shaft FROM CARTON Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Remove mower and packing materials. 4. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Steering Sleeve 1. BEFORE REMOVING FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING 1. 2. TRACTOR BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). WHEEL Remove Iocknut and large flat washer from steering shaft. 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. CHECK 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 Iocknut and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. j _-_ ,'I_' Label INSTALL Adjust knob. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. SEAT seat before tightening NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. adjustment Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly seat to tractor. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. of Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO DRIVE TRACTOR Operation section OFF for SKID location (See and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Seat Seat Bolt 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Flat Washer \ Adj 9 ASSEMBLE MOWER GAUGE WHEELS TO 2. DECK The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck in proper position when operating mower. 1. Slide gauge wheel bar down into bracket channel, Be sure that gauge wheel bar aligning holes are on top. Assemble gauge wheels as shown using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts and tighten securely. 2. For ease of mower to tractor assembly, set all the gauge wheels in the fourth hole from top. Retain with clevis pins and spring retainers. 3. nect any pins. When properly centered the front mower brackets should be 4. 5. 6. 7. Shoulder Bolt_ Adjusting 8. Gauge Wheel 3/8 Washer _ 9. 3/8-16 Center Locknut rear pin in the same manner. 11. Disengage belt tension rod. 12. From right side of tractor, install belt onto engine clutch pulley. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 13. Engage belt tension rod on locking bracket. & CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. 14. Raise attachment lift lever to highest position. 15. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual. Set All Wheels To 4th Hole From Top MOWER AND DRIVE BELT See MOWER AND DRIVE aligned so when the front suspension plate is lowered it should slide between the mower brackets. Lower attachment lift lever to lowest position. Cut plastic tie and lower front suspension plate. ATTACH FRONT PLATE - From left side of mower, position front plate assembly between front mower brackets, align holes, position flanged pin notch vertically and insert the pin all the way. The notch is in line with the hole in pin. Secure pin with double loop retainer spring between the plate and mower bracket. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower bracket. Go to right hand side of mower and insert pin and retainer spring in the same manner. CONNECT REAR PINS - Connect right hand side first. Pull out and hold the spring loaded pin, align hole in suspension arm and release pin. Be sure pin returns to fully seated position and is attached to the suspension arm. 10. Go to left side of mower and connect i INSTALL Remove plastic tie strap from mower belt and check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. Slide mower under tractor until it is centered under tractor. DO NOT con- BELT AS- SEMBLY Supplement Sheet for additional guidance on this assembly. Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Turn steering wheel to the left as far as it will go and position mower on right side of tractor with deflector shield to the right. 10 Belt Tension Rod Disengaged Position g Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley Front Plate Assembly Double Loop Retainer Springs Gauge Wheel ..P Front Mower Bracket Flanged PinPosition Notch Vertically Rear Mower Pins Deflector Shield CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. J CHECKL IS T Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly completed. instructions have been ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted ened securely. comfortably and tight- ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around and inside all belt keepers. pulleys ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. 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. ,/Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). 11 These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R N REVERSE NEUTRAL or in literature with the product. I'.,I H HIGH supplied LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING oi PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED OIL PRESSURE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED LIGHTS ON FREE WHEEL (Automatic BRAKE SWITCH BATTERY REVERSE DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FORWARD MOWER KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY HEIGHT MOWER LIFT SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER will result indicates in death aorhazard seriouswhich, injury.if not avoided, WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Models only) & Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 12 injury KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ignition Switch "ON" Position Ammeter Attachment Clutch Switch Throttle Control Lift Lever Plunger Clutch/Brake Attachment Lift Lever Light Switch Choke Control _g Brake Height Adjustment Knob Range Shift Lever Gear Shift Lever 02825 LSW_ Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to adjust the mower cutting height. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake into the brake position. RANGESHIFT LEVER - Allows high (H) and low (L) speed for all forward and reverse gears. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. 13 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TO SET PARKING IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. TRACTOR BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Choke Control Push-In to "Disengaged" ,_CAUTION: TO USE THROTTLE Throttle Control TO USE CHOKE nitior _ 4_.,: : ,_"_ __.... Key 7- _,Z_:-_ .... P'arKmg Clutch/ /D;se/aaaed,,"kk "Engaged" BrakePedal /p_'sit'io_n _u_u X P°sltl°n "Drive" Gear Shift Position Height Adjustment Lever Knob TO MOVE BLADES - • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. comleaving CONTROL CONTROL FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift and range shift levers to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. STOPPING MOWER before Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. / _- stop tractor Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best mower performance. Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" "Brake" Always pletely, as described above, the operator's position. 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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 14 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. 2. Retainer Spring TO ADJUST TO OPERATE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Lower mower with attachment lift control. 3. Start mower blades by engaging tachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment _,CAUTION: Clevis Pin MOWER CUTTING high; the second to desired control. Do not operate the mower //' Deflector The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. relatively height. clutch at- without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Lift Lever Attachment Clutch High Positi. Switch Pull Out To Low "Engage" ,SPosition HEIGHT • Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (_-_) to lower cutting height. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut MOWER Shield Push In To "Disengage" REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. _WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. 15 USING THE SYSTEM - REVERSE OPERATION 1. Depress clutch/brake down and hold. 2. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. TOWING MENTS pedal all the way Look down and behind before backing. Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. 5. When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. TO OPERATE BEFORE CHECK ATTACH- STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) ON HILLS _IbWARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and range shift lever to low (L) position. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. 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 not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). AND OTHER Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. 3. 4. ROS "ON" Position CARTS 16 of filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. ACAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to 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. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. 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. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 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 allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • 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 manual. MOWING section of this TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. j _,, i[ J • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. 17 MAINTENANCE SC.EOU'E REGULAR SEBV,CE / 74 TSERV'OE FILL INBATES AS¥O0 COMPLETE Check Brake Operation Tire Pressure T Check Operator ROS Systems R Check A Sharpen/Replace 0 C R Check Battery Level Lubrication Chart _4 Presence and _' for Loose Fasteners Mower Clean Battery Check Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine Change I_ 1_3 _ Cooling I_ I_ Oil Level I_ Engine Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without E Change Clean G Clean Air Screen N_ Inspect E Replace if _1,2 oil filter) 1_1,2 Air Filter 1_2 1_2 Muffler/Spark Oil Filter Engine Spark Replace Air Filter Replace Fuel Filter Arrester I_ (If equipped) Cooling Replace _1,2 Fins I_ Plug Paper t#_ under in dirty a heavy or dusty load 3 - Replace or conditions. RECOMMENDATIONS more often when mowing in sandy CHART @ Spindle -Zerk Spindle Zerk @Front Bearing zerk _Front Wheel Bearing zerk Engine @ Steerinc Sector Gear Teeth _SAE 30 or 10w30 @ Mandrel Zerks Check/Add Transaxle Fluid Motor Oil @General Purpose Grease @Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" tion A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. soil. with maintenance-free battery. bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. LUBRICATION • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. Sec- 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 BEFORE EACH USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. Check for loose fasteners. blades 4 - Not required if equipped 5 - Tighten front axle pivot Do not overtighten. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. 5. If V'2 Cartridge The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. 1. 2. 3. 4. 2 I_ 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL Ks Blades and Terminals a Clean OATES self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 18 ROS "ON" Position TRACTOR AIways observe safety ruleswhen forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine. BLADE CARE • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. 2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Special blade bolt is heat treated. Blade PRESENCE • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM REMOVAL 1. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. CHECK OPERATOR SYSTEM Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) OPERATION (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. Mandrel Assembly Blade Bolt Center Hole 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. 1 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. • 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. Center Holej ENGINE / LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. or Pin _ade BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. SAE VISCOSITY F TO CHANGE _ _ RANGE 32 40 60 _ 1_ ANTICIPATED BEFORE 80 _0 100 do NEXT OIL CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Install the drain tube onto the valve. 3. Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil level must be even with plug threads. If necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil, API SG-SL. Replace filler plug. Reassemble wheel to hub. o o 30 -1_ NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. CHECKTRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL 1. Block up rear axle securely. 2. Remove left rear wheel by removing hub bolts. 4. 0 -20 TEMPERATURE TO CLEAN BATTERY AND 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 BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). 3. -20 c -do GRADES Open drain valve by using a 7/16" (11 mm) wrench turning counterclockwise. Oil Drain Valve To Open Close Transaxle Filler Plug Drain Tube -'_J" 20 "_ I_ 45 4. After oil has drainedcompletely,close the drain valveturning clockwise.Use the 7/16" (11mm)wrench to apply a small amountof torqueto keep it closed.Do not over tighten. 5. Removethe drain tube and store in a safe place. 6. Refill enginewith oil throughoil fill dipsticktube. Pourslowly. Do not overfill. For approximatecapacitysee "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"sectionof this manual. 7. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstickfor checkinglevel. Foraccurate reading, tightendipstickcap securelyonto the tube before removingdipstick. Keepoil at "FULl" line on dipstick.Tightencap onto the tube securelywhen finished. ENGINEOIL FILTER Replacethe engineoil filter every season or everyother oil change if the tractor is used morethan 100hours in one year. AIR FILTER Yourenginewill not run properlyusing a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every25 hours of operationor every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hoursof operationor every season, whicheveroccurs first. Serviceair cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Removecover. TO SERVICEPRE-CLEANER 2. Wash it in liquiddetergent andwater. 3. Squeezeit dry in a clean cloth. 4. Saturateit in engineoil. Wrap it in clean,absorbentcloth and squeezeto removeexcessoil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. TO SERVICECARTRIDGE 1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replacecartridge. 2. Reinstallprecleanercartridge,cover and secure. IMPORTANT: Petroleumsolvents,such as kerosene,are not to be usedto clean the cartridge. They may cause deteriorationof the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurizedair to clean or dry cartridge. Cartridge Cover Foam 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 operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the enginewith a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp___ 21 Fuel Filter _L___ __----_-__ Clamp 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. VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER- 1. Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 3. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 5. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE 6. MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock _ bracket. CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove mower belt from electric clutch pulley. 5. DISCONNECT REAR MOWER PINS FIRST - Pull out the spring loaded pin, disconnect suspension arm from pin and release pin. Belt Tension Rod Go to other side of mower and disconnect rear pin in the same manner. 7. Remove the four retainer springs and two flanged pins from front plate assembly and remove plate. 8. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 9. Turn tractor steering wheel to the left as far as it will go. 10. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. TO INSTALL MOWER Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. NOTE: You will need to reattach front plate assembly to tractor after sliding mower under the tractor. Locking Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley Disengage_on Front Plate Assembly Single Loop _ Retainer Springs Double Loop Retainer Springs Flanged Pins Rear Mower Pins TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B" at front and rear tip of blade • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. NOTE: Each full turn of nut "C" will change distance "B" by approximately 3/16". • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of blade, loosen nut "D" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground q_.':'o\X I o o/Blade Suspension Arm BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH Eift Link ustment Nut 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 blades should be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its ,_ghest position. CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. Nut 7 Front Plate Assembly 23 Trunnion TO REPLACE MOWER 1. 2. MOWER DRIVE DRIVE MOWER BELT 6. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Install belt around both mandrel pulleys and around idler pulleys as shown. 2. Install belt onto electric clutch pulley. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 3. Reassemble R.H. and L.H. mandrel BELT REMOVAL Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock _bracket. CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove screws from R.H. and L.H. mandrel covers and remove covers. 5. DRIVE 4. covers. Securely tighten all screws. Engage belt tension rod on locking bracket. & CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. 5. Raise attachment lift lever to highest position. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. Belt Routing Remove belt from electric clutch pulley, both mandrel pulleys and all idler pulleys. L.H. Mandrel Cover Belt Tension Rod (Disengaged Locking Bracket Electric Clutch Pulley Position) R.H. Mandrel Cover R.H. Mandrel Idler Pulleys 24 TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT CLUTCH . The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 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 loca- Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking Ope _t"rating/_.. tions cut in the side of brake plate. 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 TO REPLACE 1. BRAKE 2. Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK MOTION DRIVE BELT - Engage parking brake (creates slack in belt). Remove mower drive belt from electric clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). Roll motion drive belt ley. 4. Roll belt off clutching off engine pulley and ley. 5. Pull belt out of all belt 3. BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. TO ADJUST at 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. It is not necessary to remove mower. BELT REMOVAL AND ADJUST "Ja_'i Ar__ .012" TO CHECK brake "Engaged" BELT INSTALLATION off transaxle pul- idler pulleys, then front V-idler pulkeepers. - 1. Place V part of belt into grooves on engine pulley and front V-idler, making sure to route belt inside of belt keepers. 2. Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto clutching idler pulleys as shown. 3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vidler. 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 BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 25 clutch pulley. IMPORTANT: Check Brake Adjustment. Clutching Flat TO START TERY Clutchin( Above Mids Engine Belt Keep.er Pulley V-Idler Twists Belt Transaxle Pulley WHEEL ALIGN- adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. FRONT WHEEL WHEEL 3. 4. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. Replace axle cover. REAR WHEEL JUMPER 1. Connect one end of the RED cable CABLES - 2. to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. - Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal. 5. TO ATTACH FOR REPAIRS 1. 2. BAT- this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not TO REMOVE A WEAK If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of Bottom STEERING WITH _[_WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. Keeper TO ADJUST MENT ENGINE TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, REVERSE 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. - 1. 2. Block rear axle securely. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal. 3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. 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. Retaining Ring Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _I_WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to Washers Axle 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 re26 move battery from tractor. 4. Install new batterywith terminals in same positionas old battery. 5. Reinstallterminalguard. 6. First connectRED battery cable to positive(+) battery terminalwith hex bolt and kepsnut as shown.Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACKgroundingcable to negative(-) battery terminal with remaininghex bolt and keps nut.Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Hood Headlight Wire Connector KepsNut___ ENGINE Terminaly Access_ _>_ Door . _'_--- ex Bolt " Positive(Red) Termi4naF '°"74.... _,,_,i,_ ,_,Guard _ "Negative(Black) ............ Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. 2. Raise hood. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE cause running, 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 swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL or wiring section. 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. Loosen knob and remove cover as- Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL AS- 1. Raise hood. 2. 3. Unsnap headlight wire connector. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE 3. tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. 4. 27 sembly from air cleaner. 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. Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center,, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Stc Swivel Clamp Screw Clamp Screw 28 which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. 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 carbure- Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the trac_91_,wAWill not be used for 30 days or more. RNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a (See "CLEANING" section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 2. tor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. 1. 2. 3. BATTERY 4. • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in with new spark plug(s). • 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 • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while ENGINE engine SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture Replace OTHER the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. FUEL Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 29 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. 5. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over Engine clicks will not start but 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. 9. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. Depress clutch/brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. 4. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 8. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring. 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 3(3 Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power CAUSE 1. 2. 3. CORRECTION Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. 10. Spark 11. 12. 13. 14. plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. 15. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged Engine dies when tractor is shifted into reverse 1. Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment is engaged. 1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Excessive vibration Poor cut - uneven . 2. 3. 4. 5. part(s). Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact Sears or other qualified service center. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction mechanism. 1. Remove obstruction. in clutch 2. Worn/damaged belt. 3. 4. Frozen Frozen mower drive idler pulley. blade mandrel. 2. Replace mower 3. 4. Replace Contact idler pulley. a Sears or other qualified service 1. Engine speed too slow. 1. Place 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. too fast. 2. 3. 4. Mower deck not level. 4. 5. Low/uneven 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. tire air pressure. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. center. control in "FAST" position. Shift to slower speed. Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower 8. 9. housing. Replace Reinstall down. mower drive belt. blades sharp edge 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 4. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . Light switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. throttle drive belt. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 32 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. . Turn light switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 SCHEMATIC 02832-193394\193395 EHP RCS LT WITH BYPASS SWITCH / ELECTRIC CLUTCH SOLENOID REVERSESWITCH I (_-_ / _ @ \_ SHORTINGCONNECTOR I NOTINREVERSE BLACK i ELECTRICCLUTCH O ..... B_!_!,o ,G.iT, o. I . sP%t#UGS _t BLUE O f- UNIT _ (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL. _ + ENGINES) BLACK FUELSHUT-OFF O_ SOLENOID RED (IF SO EQUIPPED) REGULATOR _q_j\JC jL_ L A_LT_E_R N_ATO_Rj i ......... , _'__jj_ _ i LIGHT SW j £ROWN _'_ £LAOK .............................................................................................................. .... NOTE I _II_GG _ HTS .... _(_) YOUR TRACTOR ,S L \ _ M_B \ I\ _ J X\_ .... _L / _ /, / / _/_ _-_ _ IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 RUN/OVERRID[B+A1 RUN B+A1 START B + S + A1 L+A2 EQUIPPED WITHASPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS 02832WILL BECOME THEIR _ _ NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS BRIGHTEST. 33 WIRING // / / _ _ ^REMOVA,BLE U UI_II_It:U/IUI_I _ INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER ELECTRICAL 917.276210 22 I i I I I 42 I 41 I I\ 33 3O 34 I \ / j/ / / / \ %1 96 I _6 I I I // / // / 193394 I I I 34 1/05 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 144927 74760412 Battery Bolt Hex Head 8 10 7603J 145211 Tray, Battery Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 150109 145769 176138 175688 4152J 185464 146149 108824X Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light Cable Battery Cable, Battery Fuse 27 28 29 30 33 34 40 41 42 43 45 50 52 79 95 96 73510400 170697 192749 193350 140403 110712X 193394 17720408 131563 178861 122822X 174652 141940 175242 193666 104445X Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Switch Light / Reset Harness Ign. Screw Thd. Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Switch, PTO Protection Wire Loop Bulbholder Asm. Incan Descent Bracket ROS Switch Interlock 97 98 152927 145006 Screw TT #10-32.5 3/8 Flange Clip Push-in Flanged 1/4-20 x 3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 153 148 161 158 37 130 122 150 /_ 122 / 158 ............ "7 ._130144 7 17 139 172 28 21 i ,17 L_20 84 19 70 17 17 2 \ 17 169 85 83 86 chassis-stealth 17 _ 17 46-vgt 36 _66 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 4 5 180375 175282 73680700 193636X428 Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14 Dash 6 7 8 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 43 44 45 50 58 60 63 66 67 68 70 84 85 86 88 91 106 122 130 137 138 139 142 144 148 150 152 153 156 157 158 161 162 157882 17720408 184668 175260X615 121794X 17000612 174515X615 19131312 74780616 STD541437 179717X615 179716X615 145051X014 161419 161327 161326 177018 19111116 17060512 179772X615 175278 136939 136940 187270 175476 183569 17060620 19131614 17490608 156973 17490508 188578 188164 144911 74780716 STD551143 180374 17580520 192512 191611 74780716 191121X428 171873 161897 161900 164655 175352 177956 179761 17000512 161840 17670608 179612X428 142432 Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Battery Hood Asm Cover, Access Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Zc Grille Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Nut Lock 3/8-16 uric Footrest, RH Footrest, LH Saddle, SlkscrVgt Bracket Support 1-pc Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Plate Asm Engine Chassis Washer 11/32 x11t16 x 16 Ga. Screw 5/16-18 x 314 Fender Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Chassis Bracket, Chassis Front Bracket Fender Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 1/2 Guide, Belt Gear Drive ScrewThdrol. 5t16-18 x 1t2 Guide, Belt Up Stop Bracket, Support Transaxle Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 unc x 1 Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16 Rail, Frame Lh Screw Thdrol 5116-18 x 1.25 Screw Wshd Hex 10-32 x 5t8 Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr. 5 Cupholder YTGT Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Extrusion Bumper Duct Heat Hood Shield Browning Light Box Asm w/Lens Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4. BIk Lens Bar ScrewThdrol. 3/8-16 x 112 Console Fuel Window Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 165 167 169 172 183554 184672 188598 17120614 Bracket Support Tank Bushing Snap Bracket Chassis Sway Screw 3/8-16 x .875 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 unc TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 GROUND DRIVE / 37 38 6 15 65 48 54 66 57 23 67 7 69 157 155 62 drive 9-vgt 62 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 46 47 48 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 117 155 157 PART NO. 7563R 17490508 STD541437 STD561210 149176 12000034 140080 142509 136927 139419 138901 STD551037 143012 126909X 137104 136926 23260412 633A109 106932X 136925 136923 137552 193135 73350600 137213 19131616 71673 137648 149412 121749X 150035 74321016 178575 73931000 8883R 145170 138228 72110612 131494 STD541437 139123 161590 105706X 137153 141756 122253X 122268X 184787 STD551143 74780720 154752 179613 140296 19131312 5142H 136327 73900600 12000028 1370H DESCRIPTION Washer, Thrust, Axle Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Klip, Ring Bolt, Hub Disc, Brake Yoke, Brake Disc Washer, Special Bushing Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga. Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4 Spring Lever, Brake Cam, Brake Disc Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4 Gearshift, Lever Assembly Knob Support, Puck Brake Puck, Brake Top Spring, Return Screw, Hexwsh Thd. 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 Nut, Hex Jam 318-16 Brake, Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Nyliner Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1 Actuator, Interlock Switch Nut, Centerlock #10-24 Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spring Clutch Rod Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Pulley, Idler, Grooved Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, idler V-Belt Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Spring 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 Washer, Hardened Washer, Flat Pin, Roll Hub, Cover Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc Ring Retainer Washer Thrust 518 x 1.10 x 1/32 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 STEERING ASSEMBLY 23 / 15 i 36 34 I 1313 33 32 I I I 29 k I _, \1 i I I Ill I 6 8 \ 28 52 < \ J \ J J 18"X__// steering 20-vgt 4O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 41 42 45 51 52 53 186093X428 178557 183226 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 184946X505 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 73540600 186814 187799 156011 163887X428 186737 155105 152927 186095X428 3366R 17000612 104239X 138136 19111610 STD551131 74780512 187039 186799 155246 17490508 19183812 73940800 175553 188967 DESCRIPTION Wheel, Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm., LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 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 Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Crown Lock 3/8-24 unf Shaft Asm., Steering Draglink, Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Boot, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steering Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw Insert, Wheel Steering Bearing, Col. Strg. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bearing, Bushing, Washer Flange Nyliner Snap 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rod Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97 ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga. Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Clip Steering Washer Hardened .793 x 1.637 x .060 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 ENGINE 69 21 20 82 84 84 12 18 41 15 28 26 27 29 39 I SPARK ARRESTER engine-intek-ELS lO-vgt KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 15 18 20 21 22 26 27 28 29 31 37 149723 121361X 177748 175287 179335 143996 179115 179124X428 175437X428 191611 187767X428 3645J 139277 188669 137180 145006 123487X KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Engine Briggs 40H777-0241-E Muffler Model 1 No. Pulley V-Idler Keeper Asm. Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt Cap Asm Control Throttle Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Control Choke Lead-Hex Bushing Stem Tank Fuel Fuel Line Spark Arrester Kit Clip Push-In Hinged Clamp Hose DESCRIPTION 39 40 41 42 17490636 17490664 126197X STD551143 ScrewTT 3/8-16 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 45 47 62 69 70 71 79 73510400 175288 146629 165391 176069 176070 183906 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bushing Shield Heat Muffler Gasket Tube Exhaust LH Tube Exhaust RH Screw Socket Head 81 82 83 84 85 188800 188799 171877 17060624 179953 Tube Drain Oil Easy Valve Oil Drain Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 W/Sems Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 3.75 Gr. 5 86 184362 Nut Hex Flange NOTE: 42 PART NO. KIT I All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm unc Toplock given M8-1.25 in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 SEAT ASSEMBLY 14_ 10 _J 116 5 i 4 18 u° 19 12 I I I seat KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 188714 140551 140675 127018X Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Asm Fender Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 5 6 7 8 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 Clip, Push In, Hinged Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Spring, Seat Cprsn Bolt 5/16-18 uncx 3/4 w/Sems 10 12 13 182493 174648 121248X Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Bushing, Snap x .62 Switch 1-vgt KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 37 Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split Spring, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 STD541450 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 DECALS 18 10 19 17 12 1 23 8 I 14 2O 13 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 182168 186242 186243 186725 133644 185366 186572 156439 181249 146047 178482 Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal 14 15 17 18 19 20 23 --- - - 188298 193596 149516 164065 138047 193114 106202X 179768X428 179769X428 193320 193321 Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Repl Parts Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi Decal, Insert Strg Decal, Battery Decal Mower Upstop Reflector, Taillight Pad, Footrest, LH Pad, Footrest, RH Manual, Owner's (Eng) Manual, Owner's (Span) WHEELS Dash Panel, Lower Hood, RH Hood, LH Hood Side Panel Maintenance Engine Fender Fender Danger Clutch/Brake V-Belt Drive Schematic Deck HVYDTY &TIRES KEY NO. 3 4 10 5 9 PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106228X624 8134H 106230X 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 12 -- 104757X428 105588X 7154J 106277X624 6856M 144334 DESCRIPTION Cap, Valve, Tire Stem, Valve Rim Assembly, Front Tube, Front (Service Item Only) Tire, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Cap, Axle (FrontWheel Only) Tire, Rear Tube, Rear (Service Item Only) Rim Assembly, Rear Fitting, Grease Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 LIFT ASSEMBLY 40 43 35 73 38 34 31 32 30 39 10 42 1 \ 3 \ 29 72 6 \ 85 ¸ 7O 12 ¢> lift rh 17 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 23 24 26 29 3O 31 32 33 34 121006X 180045 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 175830 175831X505 183894 175375 163552 STD624008 73350800 73800800 150233 110807X 19131016 137150 76020308 137167 KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Spring 0.62 OD x 2.125 Link Lift Retainer Spring Retainer, Spring Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 uric Nut, Lock 1/2-13 unc Trunnion, Infin Height Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 518 x 16 Ga. 35 38 39 40 41 42 43 70 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 85 138057 155097 123935X 17060516 175994 19112410 123934X 145212 110452X 73350600 187277 175805 175560 176205 175689 187276 189013 Spring, Compression Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 86 188528 Knob, Inf 3/8-16 unc Pointer, Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Nut, 7/16-20 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Scale, indicator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Arm Susp. RH Plate Asm Susp. Front Pin Flange Trunnion Susp. Arm Trunnion Susp. Front Arm Susp. LH Insert Wear Bolt Shoulder Rod, Adj Lift Inf Hgt NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. 45inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm _p.AC_OP"" "_v,.,v-MOW_ R DECK 46 33 \ 57 5 25 Z7 56 6O rno,_er_deok'54-_ 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 187295 Deck Weldment 5 6 7 8 11 13 14 15 17 21 25 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 STD624008 187297 188187 174365 187254 187291 187281 110485X 72140505 73680500 178102 110452X 187257X428 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 73680600 Retainer Spring Cover Mandrel LH Cover Mandrel RH Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade Blade, Standard Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing Housing, Mandrel Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Bolt. Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 une Spring, Torsion Nut. Push Deflector Shield Rod, Hinge Screw. Thdroll Washer Head Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig.Top Lock Cntr, 9/16 Nut 35 36 38 39 42 43 46 47 49 50 51 52 56 57 58 59 60 97 98 113 114 116 117 118 119 122 - - - 188635 19131316 !88657 187284 165723 187278 137729 191273 73900600 72110616 72110610 188460 155986 156941 187342 187344 187607 178515 187282 72110508 187556 184219 174873 73930600 19121414 !87557 187292 188271 Pin Suspension Rear Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Spring Compression Pulley, Idler, Stationary Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Screw. Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8 V-Belt, Mower Nut, Look Fig. 3/8-16 unc Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 2 Bolt Pulley Idler Clutching Bar Pnt Adj. Pin Head Rivet Baffle Right Baffle Left Baffle Center Washer Hardened Spring Clutch Drive Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-!8 x 3/4 RodTension Relief Bolt. Shoulder Gauge Wheel Nut, Centartock 3/8-16 unc Washer3/Sx7/Sx14Ga, Bushing Tension Relief Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes Key Nos. 13-15 and 33) Replacement Mower, Complete NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 9/05 47 Mower given in U,S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 TRANSAXLE 4 6 1 8O 14 25 24 41 _ 48 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4197R 12000034 4199R 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 7392M 137261 4985R 6266H 4212R 137125 6276H 633A63 8118M 8740H1 122238X 4218R 6252H1 7810H 6262H 7393R 992R1 139111 4986R 122254X 6269H 5855H 174731 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 6277H 4225R 7396H 4198R 4200R 7395H 160789 174729 40 41 45 46 49 50 51 13320400 17580520 6271H 13060200 4895H 4222R 1529R DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Axle Shaft Retaining Ring Final Drive Gear Differential Gear Differential Pinion Differential Carrier Axle Thrust Washer Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 (1" Thread Length) Steel Ball 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 8119M 4220R 4209R 4213R 4442R 4195R 4214R 4194R 7528R 4208R Spring Shift Fork Detent Shift Fork, High-Low Range Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Pinion Shaft, Brake 62 63 64 4207R 7398H 4203R 65 4204R Snap Ring, Crescent Type High-Low Range Gears Needle Bearing Sintered iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range Differential Pinion Spacer Differential Pinion Bushing Gripco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24 Shift Fork, R.H. Oil Seal 66 67 68 69 70 71 2898J 12000033 4205R 4206R 1370H 633A69 72 73 74 139120 4201R 12000008 Sintered iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft Shift Fork, L.H. Shift Shaft, High-Low Range Oil Seal Pressure Relief Valve Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft and Bearings, R.H. (Includes Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63, 77 and 82) Dowel Pin 75 77 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 1153R 6803J 1167R 73360700 6270H 136984 5384J 2978J 633A85 8739H1 4924H Needle Bearing Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Gear Shaft 89 90 91 19151516 110542X 19181511 4th Reduction Gear Spacer Thrust Bearing Race Gate, Lower, Shift Gearcase and Bearings, LH. (Includes Key umbers 18, 25, 49, 50 (2), 51 and 52) Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.RT. Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Oil Seal 92 75J 93 94 96 97 98 6274H 76020412 194036 194121 184956 99 193833 Pipe Plug 1/4-18 Needle Bearing Needle Bearing Needle Bearing x 3-1/4 DESCRIPTION Needle Bearing Thrust Bearing Race 3rd Reduction Pinion, Low 4th Reduction Gear 3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer 2nd Reduction Gear Shaft Final Drive Pinion 1st Reduction Gear Shaft 1st Reduction Shaft Spacer 3rd Reduction Pinion High 2nd Reduction Gear Needle Bearing Low Speed Gear and 2nd Reduction Pinion Cluster Reverse Gear Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32 Klip Ring Intermediate Speed Gear High Speed Gear Thrust Bearing Race Intermediate and High Speed Cluster Pinions Input Shaft Low Speed Pinion E-Ring Reverse Idler Gear Needle Bearing Sealing Washer Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20 Oil Seal Reverse Idler Shaft Gearshift Lever, Bent Gearshift Cap Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed Spring Washer 15/32 x 15t16 x 16 Ga. Shift Mechanism Seal Washer 9/16 x 15t16 x 12 Ga. Gearshift Gate and Reinforcement Shift Ball Cover Gasket Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4 Bolt Hex 5/16-18 x 1 Epoxy Lever Assembly ROS Gearshift Transaxle, 6 Speed, Complete Assembly Actuator, Shift Lever N.RT. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 929A_ 10 __467_ 267 g 44_!1! _ jl! 216 222 188 967 26s 305 AI_40H777-O241-E1 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 40 977 CARBURETOR 51A_ 150_ 1124 _ 117=" 1186" 1370 672_ 1123 C-_ GASKET SET 2760 987 633 @ A2_40H777=0241 =El 51 276 ©3 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 7_ 163 51 1022 868_ 526 t' 501 4O5 695 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3© 51 7 2O 9_ SlA_ .... 12_ 691 0 842 _-_ 943(_ 524 © 102; 69P A3_40H777-O241-EI 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. KEY NO. DESCRIPTION 690231 499585 3 4 5 5A 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 25 391086 690069 697580 697581 690962 499601 690937 690960 690942 690945 690360 690946 691047 690947 694966 691053 222698 698429 698433 25 698434 25 698435 26 26 698430 698436 26 698437 26 698438 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 45 46 48 690975 690229 499583 690976 697576 499597 690963 690963 690964 499586 690977 690978 698178 50 51 51A 53 54 73 74 75 89 95 98 104 105 108 117 118 695241 690949•0+ 690950• 05 690951 695240 691055 698425 691056 690283 690718 499802 690984 O 690985 O 690986 690232 O 690989 •4- PART NO. DESCRIPTION Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor Tube-Fuel Transfer US Gasket-Float Bowl Kit-Choke Shaft U Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing US Gasket-Nozzle Retainer-Solenoid •+ Gasket-Air Cleaner Nut (Ring Gear) Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) 187A 697712 Line-Fuel (Molded) Screw (Control Bracket) 188 690960 192 690083 Adjuster-Rocker Arm Spring-Governor 209 697674 211 691019 Spring-Governed Idle Link-Throttle 212 695238 Bracket-Choke Control 213 691021 Link-Choke 216 691022 Gear-Governor 219 698231 Washer (Governor Lever) 220 690412 Bracket-Control 222 691023 Lever-Governor Control 227 691048 231 690718 Screw (Choke Valve) Filter-Fuel 240 695666 Retainer-Breather 250 690957 Collector-Oil 252 690956 265 691024 Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) 267 695134 276 690997•0+ Washer-Sealing 287 690960 Screw (Dipstick Tube) 304 698073 Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) 305 691005 Motor-Starter 309 691262 310 691263 Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set 311 497608 Nut (Flywheel) 332 691059 333 691060 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) 334 691061 337 491055 Plug-Spark 358 694012 Set-Engine Gasket 363 691062 Flywheel Puller Wrench-Spark Plug 383 690966 385 690960 Screw (Fuel Pump) 387 808656 Pump-Fuel 404 690442 Washer (Governor Crank) Low Speed: 1900-2100 RPM Settings: High Speed: 3000-3200 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly • Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft • Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw(Engine Sump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize) Ring Set-Piston (Standard) Ring Set-Piston (.010" Oversize) Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize) Ring Set-Piston (.030" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston Rod-Connecting Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Retainer-Valve Keeper-Valve Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block (40H777-0241-E2 Replacement Engine) Manifold-Intake Gasket-Intake Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Plug-Oil Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle Valve-Choke Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) 121 125 130 131 133 135 137 141 142 146 150 160 163 165 187 U $ + NOTE: 53 499811 499804 690993 499805 499806 499803 690994 499807 499808 690979 690995 690996 691001 693148 691050 Included Included 121 Included 977 Included 1095 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON KEY NO. PART NO, 405 418 445 447 447A 467 474 501 505 510 513 523 524 525 526 544 697820 690999 695667 691003 690960 691008 691063 691185 691029 497606 692024 691036 691032 691037 690960 552 552A 562 573 601 615 616 617 628 633 635 654 668 672 691 695 697 703 718 726 729 741 742 750 783 788 789 797 797A 798 801 802 803 690552 690553 690311 691009 691038 690317 691045 697891 690960 690998 66538 690958 691215 690234 690657 693149 690372 691010 690959 499612 694123 690980 690328 691033 693058 691039 698330 691029 693167 697890 691283 691286 842 847 851 855 865 691031 499602 493880 698072 691012 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 ENGINE-MODEL DESCRIPTION Screw (Back Plate) Plate-Carburetor Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw(Air Guide Cover) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Regulator Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick • SeaI-DipstickTube Tube-Dipstick Screw (Regulator) Armature-Starter (Service with 691262 Starter Motor) Bushing-Governor Crank Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Plate-Back Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold) Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) O_:SeaI-Choke/Throttle Shaft Boot-Spark Plug Nut (Carburetor) Spacer O_:Gasket-Carburetor Plate • Seal-Governor Shaft Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Clip Pin-Locating Gear-Ring Clip-Wire Gear-Timing Retainer-E Ring Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Gear-Pinion Bracket-Fuel Pump Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Nut (Brush Retainer) Screw (Rocker Arm) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter (Service with 691262 Starter Motor) • Seal-Dipstick/Tube Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Sparkplug Adapter-Air Cover-Air Guide NUMBER KEY NO. 40H777-0241-E1 PART NO. DESCRIPTION Cover-Air Guide Cover-Air Guide •+ Seal-Valve Wire/Connector- Alternator Screw (Rocker Cover) Hose-Vacuum Screw (Choke Control Bracket) Screw (Choke Control Bracket) • SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor O:1:Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Nipple-Oil Filter Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label •+ Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1) Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2) Pump-Oil Rod-Push (Steel) Rod-Push (Aluminum) Filter-Oil Arm-Rocker Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Screw (Flywheel Fan) Retainer-Brush Kit-Valve Overhaul Pivot-Rocker Arm Screw (Alternator) :1: SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer) O :1: SeaI-O Ring (Fuel Transfer Tube) Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube) Screw (Float Bowl) O Screw(Carburetor Nozzle) Screw (Carburetor Cover Plate) Latch-Blower Housing Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 865A 691014 865B 691015 868 690968 877 393456 914 691127 918 694000 929 695239 929A 691003 943 690589 947 499809 965 499613 967 273638 968 698075 975 499810 977 499812 987 691000 1005 499603 1013 690954 1017 690770 1019 690103 1022 690971 1023 499599 1023A499600 1024 499054 1026 690981 1026A690982 1027 696854 1029 690972 1035 691042 1036 695704 1051 691265 1058 274794 1070 691058 1090 691293 1095 694013 1100 690973 1119 691183 1123 690987 O 1124 690988 1126 1127 1128 1169 1267 RPM 690991 690992 690990 693140 698440 Settings: O + NOTE: 54 Included Included 121 Included 977 Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095 All component dimensions U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION .-=.,.. *=.,.. ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL (_ (_ 15 DEGREES MAX. _b down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I,Fotd this page along dotted line indicated above. 2, Ho_d page before you so that its teft edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3, Sight across the fold in the direction of hitl slope you want to measure, 4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill. 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