Craftsman 917.27631 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
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GARDEN TRACTOR
24.0 HP, 48" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.276310
This product has a low emission
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
...........................
Assem bly/Pre-Operation
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Operation ...............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ........................
2
3
5
7
9
15
Maintenance
........................................
15
Service and Adjustments .....................
19
Storage ................................................
27
Troubleshooting
...................................
28
Repair Parts .........................................
32
Sears Service ........................
Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman
Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines
of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted
parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment,
impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according
to the instructions
contained
in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused
nated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should
chase date.
by fuel determined
to be contamibe used within 30 days of its pur-
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
label replacement.
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
This warranty gives you specific
vary, from state to state.
legal rights,
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
is within the United
States.
and you may also have other rights, which
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso_WARNING:
In order to prevent aclutely necessary.
Always look down
cidental starting when setting up, transand behind before and while backing.
porting, adjusting or making repairs,
Never direct discharged
material
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
place wire where it cannot contact spark
material against a wall or obstruction.
A_I,
lug"
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossWARNING:
Do not coast down a
ing gravel surfaces.
hill in neutral, you may lose control of the
Do not operate machine without the
tractor.
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
or other safety devices in place and
that are recommended
by and comply with
working.
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
Slow down before turning.
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
remove keys before dismounting.
lose traction with the ground and cause
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
you to lose control of your tractor.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before clean_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some
ing the machine, removing the grass
of its constituents,
and certain vehicle
catcher, or unclogging the discharge
components
contain or emit chemicals
guard.
known to the State of California to cause
Operate machine only in daylight or
cancer and birth defects or other reproducgood artificial light.
tive harm.
Do not operate the machine while
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
and related accessories
contain lead and
or crossing roadways.
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
Use extra care when loading or unloadState of California to cause cancer and
ing the machine into a trailer or truck.
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Always wear eye protection when operWash hands after handling.
ating machine.
Data indicates that operators,
age 60
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
years and above, are involved in a
Read, understand, and follow all
large percentage
of riding mower-reinstructions on the machine and in the
lated injuries. These operators should
manual before starting.
evaluate their ability to operate the
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
riding mower safely enough to protect
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
themselves
and others from serious
of the discharge opening at all times.
injury.
Only allow responsible adults, who are
Follow the manufacturer's
recommenfamiliar with the instructions, to operate
dation for wheel weights or counterthe machine.
weights.
Clear the area of objects such as
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
other debris build-up which can touch
picked up and thrown by the blades.
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Be sure the area is clear of bystandDo not allow the mower deck to plow
ers before operating. Stop machine if
leaves or other debris which can cause
anyone enters the area.
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
Never carry passengers.
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
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storage.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
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
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
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.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommen-
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The machine could
dation 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 container 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.
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.
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Remove gas-powered
equipment
from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment
with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or container opening at
all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
SERVICE
Never operate
area.
machine
in a closed
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires 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.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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PRODUCT
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):
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).
SPECIFICATIONS
Champion
Speed
Reverse:
Hi:
1.7
3.3
2.3
0.9
5.4
2.1
Front:
Rear:
Charging System:
16 Amps
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
45-55
REPAIR
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.
14 PSI
10 PSI
@ 3600 RPM
35
280
UIR
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
Fast help by phone - phone 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.
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.
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
QC12YC
Lo:
0.7
1.4
Tire Pressure:
Blade Bolt Torque:
4.0 Pints
3.75 Pints
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®
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Slope Sheet
Keys
(1) Oil Drain Tube
Far Future Use
Your new tractor
has been assembled
at the factory.
ADJUST
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
1.
2.
FROM
Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knob.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
3.
Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
CARTON
1.
Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove packing materials.
3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
CHECK
SEAT
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).
AdjustmentKnob
i_
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO
ROLLTRACTOR
Operation
,,.'"
y
.,
Label
function
1.
i-
2.
3.
4.
7
section
of
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
(See Operation
OFF
section
SKID
CHECK
for location
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
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate
your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
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.
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.
,/No
DECK
,/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 pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
PRESSURE
,/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).
LEVELNESS
CHECK
OF ALL
section
FOR PROPER
BELTS
loose parts in carton.
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
remaining
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
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
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.
and function
of controls)
_h,WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
CHECKTIRE
BRAKE
of this manual.
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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
REVERSE
N
H
NEUTRAL
HIGH
or in literature
supplied
with the product.
I',,I "re,
L
LOW
FAST
CHOKE
SLOW
IGNITION
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
SWITCH
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
===m
B;=llm uo''o"
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE
HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will
result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Models only)
CAUTION
a hazard
which, injury.
if not avoided,
might resultindicates
in minor
or moderate
&
Failure to follow
instructions
could result in serious
result in death, serious
property
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
and/or
KEEP AREA
damage.
injury
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
,,,a_.lr,. 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.
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injury
KNOW
YOU R TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
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
Ammeter
Ros "ON"
Position
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Throttle Control
Clutch/Brake
Lever
Plunger
Pedal
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke
Control
Parking Brake
Height
-Range Shift Lever
/
Gear Shift Lever
Light
Switch
0282_
LSV_
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American
National Standards
Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging
(-).
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
of the
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIGHT SWITCH -Turns the headlights
on
and off.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWITCH - Used
attachment
position.
PARKING
to engage the mower blades, 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.
lift lever when changing
BRAKE
- Locks
its
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"
POSITON - Allows operation of mower deck or
other powered attachment while in reverse.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used to control
engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge
and go
dead.
NOTE:
Under certain conditions
when
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.
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.
Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Push-In to
"Disengaged"
Attachment Clutch
Choke
_
Switch Pull OutTo
Co_ro] __
"Engage"
Throttle
J4kCAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described
above, before
the operator's position.
TO USETHROTTLE
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blgnition_
Key
TO USE CHOKE
o
Brake Pedal
/ ulsepgaged"Drve"
_ /
yasmon
Position
Height Adjustment
Knob
BLADES
_Position
_
r _hift
_ea
ever
TO MOVE
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
"backfire".
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.
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
GROUND
CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
STOPPING
MOWER
CONTROL
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.
"Brak
Positi_/
--
comleaving
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (J_) to raise cutting
height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(l*_)to
lower cutting height.
to
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
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TO OPERATE
The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months.
For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
disengage
attachment
clutch
control.
AUILGAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Lift Lever
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
Low
"Engage"
.;_"Position
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.
1.
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Lower mower with attachment
lift control.
3. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
Deflector
Shield
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.
Push In To
"Disengage"
2.
f_
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 clone when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment engaged. Do not mow in
reverse unless absolutely
necessary.
Retainer
USING THE REVERSE
SYSTEM 1.
Clevis
Pin
2.
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OPERATION
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
3.
4.
Look down and behind before backing.
Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" Position
ee
TO OPERATE
CHECK
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
• 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.
ON HILLS
ADD
• 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
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause
you to lose control
of your tractor.
GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom 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.
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season.
See Storage Instructions
for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO TRANSPORT
CARTS
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.
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting
up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping
or changing
speed on
hills.
• 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.
TOWING
MENTS
ENGINE
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,
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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
section of this
manual.
MOWING
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.
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1
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.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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AS¥OUCOMPLETB
REou
SE
A V,CE
C :i::
Operator
Presence
_
Sharpen/Replace
Lubrication
Chart
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Check
R
Clean
Check
Battery
and Terminals
Transaxle
Cooting
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Mower
_1_5
Blades
_1_
_4
_
_#
Oil Level
_
Change
Engine
Oil (with
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
N_
Inspect
E
Replace
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter
Replace
Fuel
oil filter)
II_i
oil filter)
v'
I_11
Paper
Cartridge
_2
Fifter
I_
under
a heavy
in dirty or dusty
3 - Reptace blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with mair_tenar_ce_free
battery.
5 ÷ Tighter_ front a×le pivot bolt to 35 ft -Ibs maximum¸
DO not over tighten
load or
eondffions
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
CHART
--
@ Spindle _
Zerk
,,_-_}
@Front Wheel--
@Front
Wheel
aring zerk
_._._._.'-_._.,
_,,..,,,"_(_ Engine
Sector Gear_/
@ Steering\
_-_
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
@ Spindle
Zerk
..............
_'%_
Bearing Z_
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.
Teeth
L[ _
(_SAE
30 or 10w30
\_x,Z"- @ Mandrel
II Zerks
,:-._(]) Check/Add
_,_ J I 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.
5.
,I
Plug
1 * Change more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures
2 * Service more often when operating
1.
2.
3.
4.
,_
_1,2
Arrester
Muffler/Spark
EACH
_1_
_3
Level
E
BEFORE
o_._
and
T
GENERAL
_o_
_
T ROSSystems
R Check for Loose Fasteners
Battery
__
,"
_ B_raekp reOper a: ion
Check
o_.
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
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated,
use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
15
TRACTOR
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
section
of this manual).
• 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.
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
CAUTION:
Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer of
your tractor. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer of your tractor is
hazardous, could damage your tractor and
void your warranty.
• 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
BLADE
1.
to al-
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.
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.
ROS "ON" Position
Raise mower to highest position
low access to blades.
3.
position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
REMOVAL
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
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
(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.
• 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
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
TIRES
OPERATION
Blade
Assembly
Center Hole
TO SHARPEN
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
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
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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.
• Tocheck blade balance,you will need a
5/8" diametersteel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
followthe instructionssuppliedwith
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered,but are not.
• Slide bladeon to an unthreadedportion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallelwith the ground. If
blade is balanced,it should remainin a
horizontalposition. If either end of the
blade movesdownward,sharpenthe
heavyend untilthe blade is balanced.
Center Hole
or Pin
3.
4.
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.
_Transaxle
_"
_,
_.
Filler
Plug
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.
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.
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
30
section
10
BEFORE
20
NEXT
30
OIL
CHANGE
ch_d_
ing the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
OIL
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service 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.
of this manual).
Block up rear axle securely.
Remove left rear wheel by removing
hub bolts.
0
ANTICIPATED
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 start-
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
CHECK TRANSAXLE
OIL LEVEL
1.
2.
10
RANGE
01 vr_
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
-20
TEMPERATURE
17
o
Oil Drain Valve
2.
To Open
To Close
J
Reinstall precleaner
cartridge, cover
and secure.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge.
Cover_
3.
4.
5.
6.
Open drain valve by using a 7/16"
(1 lmm) wrench turning counterclockwise.
After oil has drained completely,
close
the drain valve turning clockwise.
Use
the 7/16" (11 mm) wrench to apply
a small amount of torque to keep it
closed. Do not over tighten.
Remove the drain tube and store in a
safe place.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
7.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season.
Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner
conditions.
1. Remove cover.
TO SERVICE
more often under dusty
PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE
1.
replace
CARTRIDGE
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
Pre-
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 engine with a blocked
grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins,
and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause
engine damage due to overheating.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carbu18retor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, removefilter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place newfuel filter in positionin fuel
line with arrow pointingtowardscarburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clampsare properlypositioned.
4. Immediatelywipe up any spilledgasoline.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose 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.
Clamp
Fuel Filte
&
WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
TO REMOVE
2.
3.
4.
PERFORMING
ANY
SER-
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
1.
BEFORE
CAUTION:
MOWER
Place attachment
clutch
GAGED" position.
If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob to lowest setting.
Lower mower to its lowest position.
Disengage belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
Chassis
Bracket
loaded.
Have
a tight grip on rod and release slowly.
5. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar
to chassis bracket and
disengage
anti-sway bar from bracket.
6. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage
arms
from deck.
in "DISEN-
Lock Bracket
Belt Tension Rod
(Disengaged j......-_:;
Position) _
//:'
Rod is spring
Front Mower
Electric Clutch Pulley
Bracket
Double Loop
Springs
Plate
- Assembly
Single Loop
Retainer Springs
Retainer
Spring
"Flanged Pins
Anti-Sway
-. Front Mower
Bracket
Bal
USE PLIERS
FOR]
RETAINER_pjSPRING
1
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
Shield
19
0256E
8.
Raise attachment
lift to its highest position.
9. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
10. Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
TO INSTALL MOWER
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension
arms are raised with
attachment
lift control. Engage parking
brake.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
1.
2.
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.
Swing anti-sway bar to left side of
mower deck.
Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
• 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.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise
until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
6. Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
7. Place the suspension
arms on outward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
8. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension
brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
9. Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
Bottom Edge of
Bottom Edge of
owe o
_Ar_
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate assembly and mower brackets.
Suspensi°n
uok
_Adjustment
_Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged
pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on
head of pin. If necessary,
move mower
side-to-side
to give space between plate
and mower brackets.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
10. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod
into locking bracket.
A CAUTION:
Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly.
11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
12. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
13. Raise deck to highest position.
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level sideto-side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment
is necessary, be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower blades should be adjusted so the
front tip is approximately
1/8" to 1/2" lower
than the rear tip when the mower is in its
_hest
position.
CAUTION:
Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor.
Position any blade so the tip is pointing
straight forward. Measure distance "B" at
front and rear tip of blade
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front plate links
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are equal in length.
• If linksare not equal in length,adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• Tolower 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
trunnionon bothfront links.
• Toraisefront of blade, loosennut
"D"from trunnion on both front links.
Tightennut "C" on both front linksan
equal numberof 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
trunnionon bothfront links.
• Recheckside-to-sideadjustment.
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
Front Plate Assembly
TO REPLACE
MOWER
MOWER
DRIVE
DRIVE
BELT
5.
BELT REMOVAL
1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
2. Lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Disengage
belt tension rod from lock
_bracket.
CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded.
Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly.
4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated
around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
Disconnect
R.H. suspension
arm from
rear deck bracket by removing retainer
spring.
Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
Remove belt from idler pulleys.
R.H. Mandrel
Cover
Belt Tension
Rod
(Disengaged
Position)
_7
Clutch
Pulley
//
Idler
Pulleys
\
Spring
Arm
Suspension
Arm
Primary
Idler Arm
21
R.H.
Mandrel
REMOVE
10.Check
primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER
DRIVE
MOWER
BLADE
(SECONDARY)
DRIVE BELT
7. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel
ley.
8. Remove belt from center mandrel
BELT INSTALLATION
pul-
12. Install belt in both idlers.
13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
15. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
16. Reconnect
R.H. suspension
arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spring.
17. Reassemble
R.H. mandrel cover.
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
9. Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
10. Check secondary
idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary
spring arm.
18. Engage belt tension
into locking bracket.
(SECONDARY)
rod by pushing
INSTALL
rod
MOWER
DRIVE
MOWER
DRIVE
BLADE
BELT
12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center
mandrel pulley as shown.
13. Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
TO REPLACE
MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY)
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
2. Remove screws from R.H. and L.H.
mandrel covers and remove covers.
REMOVE
NEW
REINSTALL
BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
manual).
3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
4. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
Secondary
Idler
Idler Arm
L.H.
Pulley
Mandrel
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration
in this section of
manual).
14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley and around both idlers.
Pull belt to front of mower to remove
slack.
15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely
tighten all screws.
16. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in all grooves correctly.
17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO
INSTALL MOWER" in this section of
manual).
SI "
Secondary
Arm
Mandrel
Mower Blade
(Secondary)
Drive Belt
a.H.
Mandrel
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TO ADJUST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
4.
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 locations 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.
With parking brake "Engaged"
TO REPLACE
Rotor
Clutch
AND ADJUST
.012"
BRAKE
3.
4.
BRAKE
5.
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
DRIVE
BELT
BELT REMOVAL 1. Engage parking brake (creates slack in
belt).
2. Remove mower drive belt from electric
clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER
DRIVE BELT" in this section
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
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.
Nylo_
Locknut (3
TO CHECK
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.
of this manual).
Roll motion drive belt
ley.
Roll belt off clutching
off engine pulley and
ley.
Pull belt out of all belt
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.
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".
5.
6.
7.
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Place belt around transaxle pulley,
beginning
at top.
V part of belt should engage transaxle
pulley.
Place long lower section of belt
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
Check to be sure belt is on proper side
of all belt keepers.
Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric
clutch pulley.
IMPORTANT:
Check
Brake Adjustment.
Clutchin
Clutching Flat
Engine
eper
Belt Kee
Twists
TO ADJUST
MENT
TO START
TERY
STEERING
Transaxle
Pulley
ALIGN-
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
FOR REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL 1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
REAR WHEEL
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.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
WHEEL
AWEAK
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
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/CAMBER
TO REMOVE
WITH
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Belt
Keeper
WHEEL
ENGINE
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. 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
BATTERY
_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
Washers
X
Fully Charged
Battery
\
Axle Cover \
\
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remove
battery
from tractor.
4. Install new batterywith terminals in
same positionas old battery.
5. Reinstallterminal guard.
6. First connect RED batterycable to
positive(+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut 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.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Keps,,Nut __
Terrain
Door
Access
;_.._,_r
TO REPLACE
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 ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
(Red)
_._
TerminaF"_h _ _Guard
_'._
_"_ _
1.
2.
ENGINE
ex Bolt
_
Cable
"Negative
Cable
HEADLIGHT
(Black)
BULB
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
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
3.
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
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
cause
running, or
wiring
section.
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
1.
2.
3.
4.
HOOD
AND GRILL
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 assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
AS-
Raise hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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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.
Swivel
\
Clamp
Screw
\
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ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
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_,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 for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
ENGINE
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
FUEL
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
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and exhaust areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CORRECTION
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2.
3.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
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
adjustment.
Hard to start
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks but
will not start
out of
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
adjustment.
1. Clutch/brake
depressed.
2. Attachment
out of
pedal not
clutch
is
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and
carburetor,
refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact
a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge
or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage
attachment
clutch.
3.
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
4.
Blown fuse.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Faulty solenoid
or starter.
8.
9.
Faulty operator
switch(es).
presence
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
28
3.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition
switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Recharge
or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Lossofpower
CAUSE
3ORRECTION
,
Cutting
fast.
,
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
3.
too much grass/too
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water in fuel.
,
10. Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
1. Worn,
bent or loose
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
,
1.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gaso
line and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13. Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
blade.
part(s).
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
service
center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation
section.
is engaged.
Engine continues
to run when operator leaves seat
with attachement
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
,
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn,
Mower
bent or loose
blade.
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.
29
.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not contact
a Sears or other with qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
housing.
Contact a Sears
or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels
open vent holes.
to
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades
not rotate
CAUSE
will
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine
speed
too slow.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air
6.
pressure.
Worn, bent or loose
7.
8.
9.
too fast.
blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
10. improper
blades
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
1.
2.
3.
4.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
1. Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
drive belt.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
5. Blown fuse.
5.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3. Faulty regulator
3.
Replace
regulator.
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
30
.
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR-
- MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
SCHEMATIC
02832-193394\193395
ERP BCS LTWITR BYPASS SWITCH / ELECTRIC CLUTCH
BATTERY
SOLENOID
AMMETER
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
PTO
k
A2
i
1
77
REVERSE
_
SWITCH
_2
.
SHORT_NG
CONNECTOR
I NOT]N REVERSE
ELECTRICCLUTCH
eL_CK/W'_
aLUE
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOIb
I
IGNITION
.
UNIT
_
SPARK
PLUGS
(2 PLUGS
GAP
ON TWiN CYL ENGENES)
{OPTIONAL)
CHARGinG
SYSTEM
OU ¸TPUT
_6 AMP _C @
_e00 RpM
28 VOLTS A¢ @ 3600 RpM
/R£GULATO_
DJSCONN ECT£0 )
_1ALTERNATOR
_ROWN
I
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NOTE
IGNITION
POSIllON
OFF
_UN/OW_RJDE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL
SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
_+ S + AI
L+A2
WILL
BECOME
THEIR
BRIGHTEST.
02832
31
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING
OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO
PROPERLY
SECURE
YOUR
WIRING.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
ELECTRICAL
22
24\
42
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33
TRACTOR-
- MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
79
95
96
97
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
185464
146149
108824X
73510400
170697
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193394
17720408
131563
178861
122822X
174652
141940
175242
193666
104445X
170488
Battery
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Hold down Battery Dash Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light
Cable Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
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
Screw Hex Wsh Stl #10-24 x .50
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
dimensions
33
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
153
\
148
t61
j152
130
162_
167
150
122
17
7_
! _7
17
172
28
139
17
21
16
17
56
,17
45
17
\
20
lS
17
17
67
63
85
34
17
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
50
56
58
60
180375
175282
73680700
193636X428
157882
17720408
184668
175260X615
121794X
17000612
174515X615
19131312
74780616
STD541437
179717X615
179716X615
145051X014
161419
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
179772X615
175278
136939
136940
176018
175476
176016
183569
17060620
Rail, Frame RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, Crawnlock Hex 7/16-14 unc
Dash
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 unc
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 x11/16 x 16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asm. Susp. Chassis RH
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm. Susp. Chassis LH
Bracket Fender
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
63
66
67
68
70
85
86
88
91
106
122
130
137
138
139
142
144
148
150
152
153
156
157
158
161
162
165
167
172
19131614
17490608
156973
17490508
177679
193923
74780716
DESCRIPTION
STD551143
180374
17580520
192512
191611
74780716
Washer
13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
Screw ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2
Guide, Belt
Bracket, Support Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 uric x 1
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Rail, Frame Lh
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1.25
Screw Wshd Hex 10-32 x 5/8
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr. 5
191121X428
171873
161897
161900
Cupholder YTGT
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
164655
175352
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
177956
179761
17000512
161840
17670608
179612X428
142432
Shield Browning
Light Box Asm w/Lens
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4. BIk
Lens Bar
ScrewThdroL
3/8-16x
1/2
Console Fuel Window
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2
183554
184672
17120614
Bracket Support Tank
Bushing Snap
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
NOTE: All component
dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TT
given in U.S.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
GROUND DRIVE
38
/
36
_46
28
9
54
66
57
13
44
67
_5
10_
J61
69
157
_155
drive
9-vgt
62
36
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
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
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561210
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
194121
106932X
136925
136923
137552
74880528
73350600
137213
19131616
71673
137648
149412
121749X
150035
74321016
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
Bolt Hex Gr. 8 5/16-18 unc x 1-3/4
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16
Brake, Rod
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Nyliner
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
40
41
42
44
46
47
48
50
51
52
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
155
157
178575
73931000
8883R
10040500
145170
138228
72110612
131494
DESCRIPTION
STD541437
Actuator,
Interlock Switch
Nut, Centerlock
#10-24
Cover, Pedal
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Rod
Bolt, Cam 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut, Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
139123
161590
105706X
137153
141756
122253X
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Clutch, Arm Assembly
Bearing, Idler
V-Belt
Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
122268X
184787
STD551143
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
74780720
154752
179613
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73900600
12000028
1370H
Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Ring Retainer
Washer Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
ASSEMBLY
21
J
2O
23
22
36
34
33
42
/
J
\
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J
'\
steering.2Owgt
38
917.276310
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
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
175572
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
5/16-18x
1/2Tyt
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
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
ENGINE
69
4s_
21 J
I
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/81
12
41
18
15
85
47_
37
29
26
_
27
37
/
/
39
I SPARK
engine
KEY
NO.
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
18
20
21
22
26
27
28
29
37
39
ARRESTER
KIT
I
ELS 1-vgt
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
149723
Engine Briggs Model
446677-0470-E1
Muffler
121361X
177748
175287
179335
Pulley V-Idler
Keeper Asm, Belt Engine
Bushing
Clutch Electric
143996
179115
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt
179124X428
175437X428
Cap Asrn
Control Throttle
191611
187767X428
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single
Control Choke
3645J
139277
188669
137180
123487X
17490636
Bushing
Stem Tank Fuel
Fuel Line
Spark Arrester Kit
Clamp Hose
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
No.
Lead-Hex
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
40
41
17490664
126197X
42
45
47
62
69
70
71
79
STD551143
73510400
175288
146629
165391
176069
176070
183906
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 unc
Washer
1-1/20D
x 15/32 ID x .250
Washer Lock 7/16
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
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
NOTE:
unc
40
DESCRIPTION
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S, inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
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I
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18
19
°
I
37
12
21
seat5wgt
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
180598
180166
140675
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
180186
174648
121248X
72050412
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Strap, Asm Fender
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crawnlock
3/8-16 unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18 uncx 3/4 w/Sems
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage
1/4-20 x 1-1/2
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
37
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
NOTE:
121249X
123740X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541450
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
given in U.S, inches
TRACTOR-
- MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
DECALS
18
6
5
10
5\
19 17
14
2O
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
195838
186242
186243
186725
133644
193609
191066
186572
156439
181249
178482
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
WHEELS
2
13
Chassis
Hood, RH
Hood, LH
Hood Side Panel
Maintenance
Dash
Engine
Fender
Fender Danger
Clutch/Brake
Deck HVYDTY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
14
15
17
18
19
20
175291
195883
149516
164065
138047
178455
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Repl Parts
Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi
Decal, Insert Strg
Decal, Battery
Decal Mower Caution
23
-----
106202X
179768X428
179769X428
195586
195587
Reflector, Taillight
Pad, Footrest, LH
Pad, Footrest, RH
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
Manual, Owner's (Span)
KEY
NO.
& TIRES
3
4
10
8
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 (Front Wheel Only)
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Rim Assembly, Rear
Fitting, Grease
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component
dimensions
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
given
in U.S.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
LIFT ASSEMBLY
4O
43
38
39
10
42
\,
3
6
I
70 _
23
-\
I
\\
\
79_
\
\
\\
23
7O
76
_26
_2_3__75
=_ 78
lift rh 8
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
23
24
26
29
30
31
32
33
PART
NO.
121006X
180045
159189
12000022
19292016
71110624
175830
175831X505
183894
175375
163552
STD624008
73350800
73680800
150233
110807X
19131016
137150
STD560907
KEY
NO.
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
DESCRIPTION
Red 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 x1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Spring 0.62 OD x 2.125
Link Lift
Retainer Spring
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 uric
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
43
PART
NO.
137167
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
175994
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
175802
175805
175560
176205
175689
175378
DESCRIPTION
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 unc
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Lift Link 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. RR. RH
Plate Asm Susp. Front
Pin Flange
Trunnion Susp. Arm
Trunnion Susp. Front
Arm Susp. RR. LH
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
MOWER DECK
132
95
46
33
>30
112
I
21
122_
24
26
29
18
44
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.276310
MOWER DECK
KEY
PART
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
6
8
11
180358
178915
4939M
178024
174365
180054
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
37
39
42
43
45
46
47
48
49
174360
174358
110485X
174493
72110610
72140505
132827
174378
73680500
105304X
178102
110452X
180655X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
174375
178342
177968
174375
165723
174373
180806
137729
180808
174368
73900600
Deck Weldment
Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension,
Rear (Sway Bar)
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
Blade, 48" Hi-lift (For bagging and
discharging)
Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing
Housing Mandrel
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper Mandrel Deck
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Carriage
5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex Mower
Nut, Crownleck
5/16-18 unc
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion
Nut, Push
Deflector Shield
Washer
11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Red, Hinge
Screw, Thdrall
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
Pulley, Idler, 48" Primary
Pulley, Idler, Driven
Spacer, Retainer
Arm, Idler Secondary
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, Thdrall.
1/4-20 x 5/8
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Primary
Nut, Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
50
52
56
57
91
94
95
97
98
99
100
110
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
122
126
130
132
182
183
184
- -
72110612
175820
155986
156941
180535
176066
180534
178515
179479
189993
72110616
175016
174387
72110506
174384
174609
193406
174873
73930600
19121414
174371
174606
174372
17000616
17000612
179127
163552
173979
174356
Bolt, Cam 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket, Asm Noseroller RH
Noseroller
Bracket, Asm Noseroller LH
Washer Hardened
- -
181579
Spring Primary Drive
Pulley Idler"V"
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 2
Arm Spring Secondary
Link Tension Relief Lever
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Tension Asm. Relief Lever
Arm Spring Tension Relief
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
Nut, Centerlock
3/8-16 unc
Washer
3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Spring Secondary
Drive
Bushing Pivot Tension Relief
Arm, Idler, Primary Deck
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0.BIk
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Rod Roller Nose
Retainer Spring
Keeper Belt Idler
Mandrel Asm. Service
Key Nos. 13-15)
Replacement
Mower,
(Includes
Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
TRANSAXLE
3
5
4
2O
7
8O
14
L
74
70
73
72
84
25
24
90
"k _
g4
9
* '_e
46
TRACTOR-
- MODEL NUMBER 917.276310
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
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
6277H
4225R
7396H
4198R
4200R
7395H
160789
174729
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 Bail
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
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
62
63
64
4207R
7398H
4203R
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
4204R
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
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
75
77
79
80
81
82
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
1153R
6803J
1167R
73360700
6270H
136984
5384J
2978J
633A85
8739H1
4924H
19151516
110542X
19181511
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Bearing Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase
and Bearings, L.H.
(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,
4th Reduction Gear
Low
3rd Reduction
Pinion Spacer
2nd Reduction Gear Shaft
Final Drive Pinion
1st Reduction Gear Shaft
1st Reduction
3rd Reduction
2nd Reduction
Shaft Spacer
Pinion High
Gear
Needle Bearing
Low Speed Gear
Reduction Pinion
Reverse Gear
and 2nd
Cluster
Key, Hi-Pro 1/8x 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
Gearshift
Cap
Ball Cover
and Pin
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
Spring
Washer
15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.
Shift Mechanism
Seal
Washer
9/16 x 15/16 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
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.276310
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 446677-0470-E1
d
213_
968
216 1
222267g
445
t88_:_
967
265[_
[_
718
305
267
1019 LABEL KIT
]
26
F
24 [_
847_
523
842
447
855
447A
525_
50_
t63
51
287_/_
4j
o
_
o
10t7_
_4%
654
_o
@
552_
69_
1095
7 _
1330 REPAIR
MANUAL
I
I
I
[
t 036 EMISSION
MANUAL
LABEL
276
]
I 1329REPLACEMENTENGINE
1058 OWNER'S
VALVE GASKEI"
865B_
868
447A_
]
48
SET
0
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.276310
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 446677-0470-E1
D
3o
35
36
36
_
1022
1022
1029
1100
798
11oo
_oo,%
211
1_ 3j
209
_
914_
_83_
_
_
78_
I_r_/I
387_-
5°°_
o28"
12--_--I
51
(_}
OVERHAUL
276
633
lO8_-,_
552
987
104
_
672
552A
(_-)
105
1123
1128
_
FJ ,2_1I 672_ L._J 150_
KIT
6,6_
@
11e9_,
4_8_m_
918
121 CARBURETOR
1022
o1_
_3_
1so 9s,
loo, [ j
!
742 @
404
1124 /5_
1170
552A
--
--
691
137 (_
118
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
1127 _
633
1123 _
51
987
137C)
o72_
150
_
1123_
276
@
1124_'
49
276 @
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.276310
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 446677-0470-E1
789A
332
75@
573 _
405
3o3{
695_
358 ENGINE
GASKET
20@
SET
3091
868
943
1022
524
8O2
@
_
'
163
276
@
691
697 '_
50
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.276310
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 446677-0470-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
699753
499585
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
25
391086
699747
697580
697581
693997
499601
690937
691108
690942
697227
791130
690946
790132
690947
694966
691053
222698
697679
697681
26
26
697683
697685
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
42
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
118
121
125
130
131
690975
690229
699699
690976
697576
499597
690963
690963
499586
690977
790562
698173
695241
690950°
690951
699816
494439
698425
691056
690283
690718
499802
690984
690985
690986
690986
690989
499811
499804
690993
499805
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto
Side)
• Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Samp-Engine
Head-Cylinder
(Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder
(Cylinder 2)
o+ 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 (.020"Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
O.1: Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
O Pin-Float Hinge
O Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
165
187
187A
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
287
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
383
385
387
404
499803
699729
690994
O5
499807
O
499808
690979
O5
690995
690996
•+
691001
693148
698472
691049
691108
690083
697674
691019
695238
691021
691022
698231
690412
698761
691048
690718
695666
690957
690956
691024
695134
690997°0+$
691108
698073
691005
691262
691263
497608
691059
691060
691061
491055
694012
19203
19374
691108
808656
690442
Float-Carburetor
Tube-Fuel Transfer
Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker
Arm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed
Idle
Link-Throttle
Bracket-Choke
Control
Link-Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Retainer-Breather
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Motor-Starter
Bolt-Starter Motor
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Spark Plug
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
O
$
+
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 Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
given in U.S.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.276310
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 446677-0470-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
405
418
445
447
447A
474
501
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
697820
690999
698754
691003
691108
696458
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
691108
....
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
695
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
789A
797
797A
798
801
802
803
690552
690553
690311
691009
691038
698290
691045
691108
690998
66538
690958
691215
690234
690657
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
690980
690328
696999
693058
691039
698330
790544
691029
693167
697890
691283
691286
....
842
847
851
855
865
865A
691031
499602
493880
698072
691012
691014
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Back Plate)
Plate-Carburetor
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Alternator
Regulator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
• Seal-DipstickTube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw(Regulator)
Armature-Starter
(Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
Bushing-GovernorCrank
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-GovernorShaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
05 Seal-Choke/Throttle
Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
05 Gasket-Carburetor
Plate
• Seal-GovernorShaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
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-Spark
Plug
Adapter-Air
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cover-Air Guide
•+ Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Hose-Vacuum
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$ Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Nipple-Oil Filter
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
o+ 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
Cable-Tie
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve
Pivot-Rocker Arm
Screw (Alternator)
O$ SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer)
690988
O$ SeaI-O Ring (FueITransfer
Tube)
690991
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube)
690992
Screw (Float Bowl)
690990
Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
693140
Screw (Carburetor Cover
Plate)
698440
Latch-Blower Housing
446777-0126 Replacement Engine (Transfer
6 pin and Exhaust)
273521
Repair Manual
865B 691015
868
690968
914
691127
918
694000
929
695239
943
690589
947
499809
965
499613
967
273638
968
790096
975
499810
977
694013
987
691000
1005 698760
1013 690954
1017 690770
1019 790094
1022 690971
1023 499599
1023A499600
1024 499054
1026 690981
1026A690982
1027 696854
1029 690972
1035 691042
1036 790626
1051 691265
1054 280275
1058 275475
1059 698516
1070 690372
1090 691293
1095 694013
1100 690973
1119 691183
1123 690987
1124
1126
1127
1128
1169
1267
1329
1330
$
+
Included
Included
No. 121
Included
977
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
given in U.S.
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
_
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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,
t, Fold this page along dotted line indicated above,
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure,
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure,
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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