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Owner's Manual IC..FTSMeWl LAWN TRACTOR 17.0 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273140 [_ differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat this equipment. 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman IL 60179 U.S.A Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storage ................................................ 29 Troubleshooting ................................... 30 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover Warranty ................................................ 2 Safety Rules .......................................... 3 Product Specifications ........................... 6 AssemblyP re-Operation ........................ 8 Operation ............................................. 11 Maintenance ....................................... 18 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 by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman 2 Estates, IL 60179 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 absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. _WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ,_WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _bWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. - Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. - Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do notuse grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: 1.25 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type SAE 10W30 (Above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F) (API-SF-SJ): Oil Capacity: W/Filter 4.0 Pints W/O Filter 3.75 Pints Spark Plug: (GAP: .040") Champion RC12YC Ground Speed (MPH): Tire Pressure: Forward: 5.5 Reverse: 2.4 Front: 14 PSI Rear: 10 PSI Charging System: 15 Amps @ 3600RPM Battery: Amp/Hr: 28 Min. CCA: 230 Case Size: UIR Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. 6 In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by 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. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professiona/ installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer 1/2-20 (1) Locknut (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 (1) Locknut 1/4-28 Steer, Steering Wheel Adapter Boot _ Extension Shaft teering (_Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _(1) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7 Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (1) 3/4" wrench Pliers (2) 7/16" wrenches Utility knife Tire pressure gauge _._-_J _._1/2 Boot St_ere_g _eering FROM Tabs Adapter---------__ 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Extension Shaft 1/4 Locknut---......_ _t_._/1/4 , Lower • Steering Shaft_ BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL _ ¢& / _....__-----_-_ _\• _ 4/ ""_'_ ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING Hex Nut Large Flat Washer When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK CARTON Insert Hex Bolt / _. . _ \ L I ' _' Slots 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT" Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 8 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. Seat TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) ,dr_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat Pan Shoulder Bolts Flat Washer Adj CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Label Seat Terminal 9 INSTALL MULCHER CHECK PLATE v' 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. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-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. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in '"transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). Mulcher Plate Latch Hooks ,l_ CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS 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. (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. Deflector Shield BRAKE 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. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. R REVERSE ENGINE OFF N H L NEUTRAL HIGH LOW LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE I'.,I CHOKE ENGINE START BATTERY FAST PARKING REVERSE BRAKE SLOW PARKING BRAKE LOCKED FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT IGNITION PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT @@@@@ ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY EE & & & EE FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) & could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. Failure to follow instructions is used to identify safety information about hazards which can KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY i i_r_, ._ HOT SURFACES indicates if not avoided, could result and/or property damage. a hazard which, in death, serious FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 injury KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter .... Light Switch Lift Lever Plunger ~-.. Throttle/Choke Control Attachment Lift Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. 12 | 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 I or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safetyl mask worn over spectacles. J HOW TO USE YOU R TRACTOR IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when ,_pping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. "Brake" Attachment Clutch Position Lever "Engaged" Throttle/Choke Control TO USETHROTTLE Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Ignition Key Brake Parking Brake Position "Disengaged" The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. Control Lever Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES CONTROL - TO ADJUST • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". 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. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. 13 TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS TO OPERATE ON HILLS _iLWARNING: 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 motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side, installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Gauge Wheel TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Locknut 3/8 Washe 3olt Gauge Wheel TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES ,_engage attachment clutch control. CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch "Engaged" Position Transmission Attachemnt High Position Transmission Low Position "Disengaged" Position Engaged Disengaged 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.). Deflector 14 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS 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. Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE 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. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. 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, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change 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. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank 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. _k, CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°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. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. 15 AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARM UP Beforedrivingthe unit in cold weather, the transmissionshould be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on levelground. 2. Placethe motioncontrol lever in neutral.Releasethe parking brake and let the clutch/brakeslowly return to operatingposition. 3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto warm up.This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachmentscan also be usedduring the enginewarm-up period after the transmissionhas been warmed up. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above3000 feet) or in cold temperatures(below32 F) the carburetorfuel mixture may need to be adjustedfor best engine performance. (See"TO ADJUSTCARBURETOR"in the Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual.) NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation. PURGE TRANSMISSION 4_ CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. 16 MOWING TIPS MULCHING • 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. TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. I" jj , MOWING ) Max 1/3 • 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. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _,_ ,_,_-_,_,_ _ d_. ,_ AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR Check Check SERVICE f___SERVlC Brake Operation Tire Pressure _, T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose A Sharpen/Replace f Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine Change and Fasteners Mower Blades Chart Cooling Oil Level Engine Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without E Change N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen NI Inspect E Replace Clean e DATES Muffler/Spark oil filter) Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Replace Fuel Filter Cartridge 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Se_3dce more often when operating 11 under in dirty a heavy or dusty 3 - Replace load or blades more 4 - Not required if equipped 5 - Tighten front axle pivot conditions. often when mowing in sandy soil. with maintenance-free battery. bolt to 35 ft.=lbs, maximum. DO not overtighten. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH CHART Spindle -Zerk t'_-;' (#Front Wheel Bearing Zerk _ , Spindle Zerk q dbFront Wheel Zerk (_) General Purpose Grease REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION USE IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent 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 Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Blade Center Edge Up Hole Mandrel Assembly Lock Washer Blade Bolt (Grade) ' *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. Blade 5/8" Bolt o BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. Center t 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. 19 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 Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). SAE VISCOSITY F C 2O 30 GRADES 0 20 TEMPERATURE 100 10 20 RANGE ANTiCiPATED BEFORE 30 NEXT OIL CHANGE Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Oil Drain Valve Closed and _,_ LpOoCsk eod n_ Drain _ ube Yellow Cap _ 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL' line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. 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 SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. 20 AIR FILTER CLEAN Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob and cover. 2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base. 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. TO 3. 4. 5. SERVICE PRE-CLEANER Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE 1. Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 3. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover and tighten knob securely. Air Cleaner Cover _ Foam PreCleaner Knob Nut Rubber Grommet Paper Cartridge Ai_ Cleaner Base Screen Fill Cap/ Dipstick 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. 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. AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. 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 21 mower. I,_ ARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ANY SER- Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control 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 IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 7. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. Small Clutch Spring Clutch Engine Pulley Retainer Anti-Sway Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Collar -_. Shield Housing Large Retainer Spring Bracket 22 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. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to ground _o_ ]"D.... D" Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom edge of mower to __7 A_ _'- _Ground • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. ground Jt"E" U,ne _ -J VA nArm LAid_Li, ?kent N_ Front Links FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to BELT side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both The mower blade drive belt may be refront links equally so mower will stay level placed without tools. Park the tractor on side-to-side. level surface. Engage parking brake. To obtain the best cutting results, the BELT REMOVAL mower housing should be adjusted so 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" REMOVE MOWER" in this section of lower than the rear when the mower is in manual). its highest position. 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Check adjustment on right side of tractor. idler pulleys. Measure distance "D" directly in front and 3. Pull belt away from mower. behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. BELT INSTALLATION • Before making any necessary adjust1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys ments, check that both front links are and idler pulleys equal in length. 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves • If links are not equal in length, adjust and inside all belt guides. one link to same length as other link. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" this section of this manual). on both front links an equal number of turns. 23 Mandrel Idler Pulleys S. Mandrel Pulley TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE 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. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - TO CHECK BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged 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 BRAKE 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). 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 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission engaged" position. Engine Pulley With parking brake "Engaged" "_t _/Jam 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. Clutching Idler _ t itila ;ilCIJ4 "A" Nut ee er II ,_-_-_erating Do not to_th_rrbrake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. I 24 TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Motion Control Lever Neutral Lock Gate ..... ' Adjustment Bolt TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/ REPLACEMENT Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER 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. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Retaining ' Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START BATTERY ENGINE WITH A WEAK ,_iLWARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 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 25 fully charged battery. 3. Connectthe other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassisground, awayfrom fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVECABLES,REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACKcable first from chassisand then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. Weak or Dead Battery TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. Fully Charged Battery TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. REPLACING BATTERY _k, 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 seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. Terminal Keps Nut _ . _. Hex Bolt Positive (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable 26 ENGINE 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 2. 3. 4. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make adjustments with engine running and shifVmotion control lever in neutral (N) position. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. 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 5. control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to ACCELERATION TEST fast position. 2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever 6. Move throttle control lever from slow and hole in speed control bracket are to fast position. If engine hesitates or aligned. dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out 3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat clamp screw and align the holes by test and continue to adjust, if necesinserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit sary, until engine accelerates smoothly. through both holes. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do 4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack not adjust - damage may result. and tighten cable clamp screw. ReIMPORTANT: Never tamper with the move alignment pencil or drill bit. engine governor, which is factory set TO ADJUST CARBURETOR for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high The carburetor has been preset at the speed setting can be dangerous. If you factory and adjustment should not be necthink the engine-governed high speed essary. However, minor adjustment may needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: necessary adjustments. In general, turning the adjusting needles Cable in (clockwise) decreases the supply of Clamp "---..J_F_ fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out Screw _-) (counterclockwise) increases the supply Speed Coontrol _'j,_ of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and seats in carburetor may result if turned in too tight. ' ' ' Throttle L ver NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle Idle Speed fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, Adjusting_ _T_I which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the Adjusting -----'1[_ _r_) I adjusting needle. Needle I'' _ .L_,!__ 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). 27 screw II Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the trac_ will not be used for 30 days or more. WARNING: 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. Also, 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. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. 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). 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. 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 form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL 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. 28 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 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. Drain 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. Hard to start Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over Engine clicks but will not start 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh 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 brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 29 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate CHART: section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower, 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment iclutch engaged Poor cut-uneven part(s). 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 30 1. Replace bolt. 2. Contact qualified 3. Tighten Replace . blade. Tighten blade a Sears or other service center. loose part(s). damaged parts. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact aSears or other qualified service center. 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 housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Switch is "OFF". 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Faulty light switch. 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Blown fuse. 5. Replace fuse. Battery charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. will not Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. . 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control to at "SLOW" position for 30 "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before seconds before stopping engine. stopping engine. 31 SERVICE 32 NOTES TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID FUSE STARTER _3LACK • CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) I ,, I 1 GREEN (CLUTCH OFF) _ I 85 L J ) 86 I __ SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) I t_ 187 _30/] 301 I I , LINE I , FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (_FSO EQUIPPED) BL_CK I I 87A PRESENCE I i 85 I RELAY #1 86 I BLACK sPA K 301 87A OPERATOR : IGNITION UNIT PLUG GAP (2 PLUGS ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES) ]ESE YELLOW i1 <%% Z,%& &%%%%o L .LACK, p R EsOPNEcRATROE RAy #3 _ ___ RED IGNITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" NONE OFF M+G+A1 RUNVUGHT B+A1 A2+L RUN B+A1 NONE START _ + S + AI NONE : 30 NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS RELAY " NEADUGHTS| : 87 SWITCH POSITION " BLACK ½ 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. 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 ELECTRICAL / I I 42 41 26 I I \ \ \ \ ! ! ! I // \\ / \/ \ I \ I I I I I I I 29 28 27 I I I I 90 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 81 90 163465 74760412 176689 176137 183759 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 160784 175566 140403 179722 71110408 131563 178861 122822X 141940 109748X 180449 Battery Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 Unc x 3/4 Box Batt.ery Fender Switch, Interlock Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J) Bulb, Light Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11" Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire Fuse, 20 Amp Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Uric Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12" Switch, Plunger Normal Op Olive Switch, Ignition Key, Ignition Harness, Ignition Belt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal, Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular Protection Wire Loop Relay Asm. Cover Terminal Battery NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273140 259 260 258 261 39 18 58 166 208 2O8 6O ,145 208 74 3 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273140 KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 26 28 30 31 37 38 39 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 159 166 206 207 208 209 212 258 259 260 261 - - 174619 176554 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X613 184921 STD541437 184247 175692X613 139976 17490508 175710 174714 150127 72140606 154798 73680600 175702 154966 175582 156524 155123X428 171875 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 184248 184245X599 184246X599 184250X428 184258X428 5479J Chassis Stamping Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Bumper Hood Nut Grille Lens Asm Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT Bracket, Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Duct Air Engine P/L LT Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cupholder Screw 13-16 x 3/4 Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2TYTT ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Insert Lens Reflective Lens RH Lens LH Cover Lens Insert Grille Plug, Button NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 GROUND DRIVE 70 116 32 35 62 52 36 16 32 95 _103 30 38 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 165866 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 STD541437 130564 169498 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 71673 169592 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 74760648 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 140294 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 71170764 STD551143 154778 Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro Gr 314-0510 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr 5 Nut Lock Hex W/ins. 5/16-18 Unc Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 Rod, Brake Hydro Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga. PinCotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite, Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Nut Crewnlock 3/8-16 Unc Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1.04 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw. 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 1 8 10 14 15 16 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 70 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 202 212 250 134683 169183 169182 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 169594 164890X428 124346X 170201 4497H 72140608 7390O6O0 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 72110614 145212 17060612 Keeper Belt Engine Strap Torque Lh Hydro Strap Torque Rh Hydro Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Console, Shift Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5 Nut Crownleck 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap-in 5/8"1D Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18 Unc x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4Gr.5 Nut Hex Fig. Lock Screw 3/8-16 x .75 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY _ - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 T 41 j_"----42 37-_ 1 3_ _36 88 67 13 65 43 I 15 15 I 29 lO 4O STEERING TRACTOR ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 Steering Wheel Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Brg Axle Front Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 11 Ga. Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT Cap, Spindle Nut Crown Lock 1/4-28 Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Uncx 1-1/4 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Washer .781 x 1-1/2 x .14 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering 184704X428 172393 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 180641 126847X 19131416 17060612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 159946X428 19182411 STD541537 159945 145054x428 121749X 180640 184946X505 73540408 74780520 160367 72140618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 ENGINE 2 38 33 31 29 40 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester KEY NO. PART NO, 170548X505 17720408 3 4 13 14 16 23 29 31 32 33 174667 12-041-03 148456 STD551237 169837 137180 184900 140527 123487X DESCRIPTION Control, Throttle Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV490-27508 Muffler Gasket Kohler Tube Drain Oil Easy Washer Shield Brn/Dbr Guard Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Fuel Clamp, Hose KEY NO, PART NO. 37 38 40 44 137040 181654 124028X 17670412 45 46 77 80 101 105 17000612 19091416 19101216 74760508 M73030800 17120616 DESCRIPTION Line, Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Bushing Snap Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Uric x 1/2 Nut Flan-ge M8-1.25 Non-LkZinc Screw 3/8-16 x 1 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \\\\ 22 21 J _J _J 11 12 KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket, Pivot, Fender Bolt Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Clip, Push-In Hinged Nut Spring, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting 180597 180166 71110616 19131610 1450O6 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split .28 x .88 Spring Lecknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Nut Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 DECALS 18 13 10 16 11 8 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 156811 177367 186280 186281 186244 133644 186283 172331 186282 156439 179128 146046 WHEELS DESCRIPTION Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Oper. Instr. HP Engine Hood, R.H. Hood, L.H. Hood Replacement Customer Maintenance Hood Side Deck Fender, Craftsman Fender Danger Deck"B"42" V-Belt Drive Schematic &TIRES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 ------- 177353 160396 184842 138047 184843 184065 149516 138311 165800X428 165799X428 169210 184996 184997 Decal, Lower Dash Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Grille, RH Decal, Battery Diehard Decal, Grille, LH Decal, Steering Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal By Pass LT Hydro Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 4,10 7 11 8 9 10 11 Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 106732X624 Rim, Front 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) 9040H Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) 106108X624 Rim, Rear 122082X Tire, Rear 7152J Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 104757X428 Cap, Axle 144334 Sealant, Tire 10 oz. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 LIFT ASSEMBLY 5 3 13 2 4 6 6 13 19 20 20 13 32 19 15 32 / KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring 159460 159471 105767X 120OO0O2 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 KEY PART NO. NO. 15 16 17 18 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 DESCRIPTION Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Unc Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 MOWER DECK 106"_ 102 _o_J,/_ f103 105 f]//,_, to4"_:/ F/ II I t03f / \ /;f J / t01J_ 104 t06 t02 f 34 21 23 _t16 24 25 \ 2 16 27 18 115 4 6 19 F 21 10_ 9---" 46 .1t2 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 MOWERDECK KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 165892 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 --13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 52 53 54 55 DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" eck STD624008 Retainer Spring 178024 Bar Sway Deck 850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 STD551137 Washer, Lock 140296 Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) 134149 Blade, 42" Mulching Std (For mulching mowers only) 139775 Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) 138971 Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 110485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Mower Deck 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric 177563 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. 131491 Rod, Hinge 173984 Screw Thdrol DOD PT Hex 129963 Washer, Spacer 153535 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toplock, Flanged STD533717 Bolt 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat STD551037 Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga. STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc 140O88 Guard, Mandrel, L.H. STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer, Hardened 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc 184907 Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake 178515 Washer, Hardened 155046 Arm, Idler KEY NO, PART NO. 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 184 -- 165723 141043 1849396 144959 73800600 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 179292 179293 17060510 STD541431 72110505 4898H 165746 73930600 STD551037 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720408 72140614 19131410 130794 -- 169583 DESCRIPTION Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 Mulcher Cover Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/8 Washer #10 Washer, Lock#10 Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, Weld Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H. Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H. Screw 3/8-16 x .625 Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 Unc Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc xl Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Uric x 1 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 tn Washer Flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 BoltRdhdSqn3/8-16Uncx1-3/4 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga. Mandrel Assembly (Includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 = 122- o _128 12 ! 109 o_ _0 88 (3O / 81 900 Z rt-' ;oW 77 73 | _m 79 19 17 2\ -" ",,1 \ 16 124 35 64 12 32 \ 125 93 48 _9 62 60 58 107 _127 'M TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY NO, PART NO, 1 2 3 4 170351 170352 170353 170354 5 6 7 169898 170355 170356 8 170357 9 10 11 12 13 14 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 33 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 170397 170398 170399 170400 170401 170402 170403 52 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 KEY NO. PART NO, Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17ram Id X 40ram Od X 12mm Hex Flange Head Screw 5/ 16-24X0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10ti48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveBearing(Outboard) .75xl .750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13Thk Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, 59 60 61 62 63 170408 142883 142882 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 170412 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 170418 73 142884 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 87 88 90 161168 170425 170426 142917 170429 170430 R.H_t Sha , Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.OOd X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil B rake Yoke 93 107 108 170431 170432 170433 109 111 113 170434 170435 170437 116 119 120 121 170438 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 170443 170444 125 126 170445 170446 127 128 170447 173165 900 166768 DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 Wi Patch,SpecialFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake Anti-Drag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8 O.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/1624Unjf(Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32Xl/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft .71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Kit, Expansion Tank Transaxle Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHERJ ! .J j/ _4 J l 23 _ / ./ 20 1tO 18 CRANKCASEJ 22 22 t ,,2 3 _ \ lO \ 50 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 CYLINDER HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY NO. PART NO. 25-351-01 -S 12-755-94-S 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12-411-03-S 12-041-10-S 12-017-01-S 12-017-02-S 12-016-01-S 12-016-02-S 25-139-60-S 12-318-36-S 25-186-01-S 12-599-03-S M-640034-S 12 13 14 15 16 12-089-01-S 12-173-01 -S 12-755-03-S 12-468-05-S 12-112-13-S 17 12-086-15-S 18 19 20 25-237-14-S 12-326-03-S M-645020-S 21 22 12-096-07-S M-545010-S 23 24 12-018-01-S 12-402-02-S DESCRIPTION Lifter, valve (2) Kit, cylinder head (Includes 3-17, Gaskets 12 041 01-S (Qty. 2), 12 041 02-S, & 12 041 03-S) Rod, push (2) Gasket, cylinder head Valve, intake (Std.) Valve, intake (.25) Valve, exhaust (Std.) Valve, exhaust (.25) Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8" Cylinder Head Arm, rocker (2) Pivot, rocker arm (2) Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x34 (2) Spring, valve (2) Cap, valve spring (2) Kit, retainer (2) Washer, plain 13/32" Spacer, head bolt exhaust _ort crew, hex. flange M10x1.5x81 (5) Clamp, hose (2) Hose, breather Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x20 (5) Cover, valve w/nipple Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 Retainer, breather reed Reed, breather KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 12-032-03-S 3 4 12-445-02-S M-839025-S 5 6 7 8 24-380-13-S 12-755-49-S 12-089-31-S 12-422-08-S 12-422-09-S 12-422-10-S 9 10 12-422-11-S 12-422-12-S 12-422-13-S 12-422-07-S 12-144-28-S 12-874-07-S 14 15 16 17 18 19 12-874-11-S 12-874-08-S 12-874-09-S 12 018 02-S 12-108-07-S 12-108-08-S 12-108-09-S 12-067-11-S 12-067-06-S 12-380-01-S 12-043-05-S M-631005-S 12-144-02-S 52-139-09-S 12-755-64-S 20 21 22 23 X-25-102-S 12-032-01-S M-631015-S 12-154-05-S 11 12 13 DESCRIPTION Seal, crankshaft Block, cylinder Use Short Block 12 522 51) rap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x25 Dowel, locating (4) Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8) Spring, actuating Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red Shim, camshaft (A.R.) yel low Shim, camshaft (A.R.) green Shim, camshaft (A.R.) gray Shim, camshaft (A.R.) black Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white Shaft, balance Piston wiRing Set (Std.) (Includes 11,12) Piston wiRing Set (.08) Piston wiRing Set (.25) Piston wiRing Set (.50) Retainer, piston pin (2) Ring Set (Std.) Ring Set (.25) Ring Set (.50) Connecting Rod (Std.) Connecting Rod (.25) Pin, governor regulating Gear, governor Washer, plain 6 mm Shaft, governor gear Plug, cup Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip (Includes 23) Washer, plain 1/4" Seal, governor cross shaft Washer, plain 6 mm Clip, hitch pin NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL [ BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES] --2 19 f / '18_, 17 [ AiR iNTAKE J 2-_ 0-_ 1°L 12\ 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL BLOWER KEY NO. KEY NO, PART NO, 1 M-545010-S 2 3 4 24-468-10-S 12-146-07-S M-550010-S (2) 5 6 7 8 9 24-096-05-S 12-027-76-S 12-063-18-S 25-154-02-S 12-086-37-S 10 11 12-063-20-S M-645016-S 12 12-063-19-S PART NO. 12-086-14-S DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8" Screen, grass Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4) Fan Key Flywheel Connector Screw, hex. cap M5xO.8x25 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12-468-03-S 24-162-03-S 25-086-47-S 12-157-06-S X-42-15-S 12-025-15-S 12-155-09-S M-548025-S 10 12-085-09-S 11 M-545020-S Stator - 15 amp with stator brake Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20 12 13 14 15 12-154-06-S 41-403-09-S X-22-11-S M-639016-S lip, cable (2) Regulator, rectifier- 15 amp Washer, lock 1/4" Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0xl 6 16 17 18 19 236602-S 12-132-02-S X-728-1-S M-545010-S Spark Plug Clip, cable (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 2O 12-584-04-S c2/ 02/ onnector (2) Module, ignition NOT ILLUSTRATED 12-176-44-S Harness, wiring 24-518-12-S Lead, black (6"- 12 gaugeinsulated grip barrel eyelet terminals) 12-518-35-S Lead, white (36"- 18 gauge - fully insulated push on tab and uninsulated socket termi nals) HOUSING NOT ILLUSTRATED M-541050-S & BAFFLES DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 (6) Washer, plain 1/4" Plate, blower housing Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 0 Cover, pinion Housing, blower Baffle, intake side Clip, mounting (3) Screw, captive washer M5x0.Sx20 (3) Baffle, cylinder head Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x16 (2) Baffle, cylinder Nut, hex. flange M5xO.8 AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 12-281-01-S 25-341-03-S 12-096-24-S 12-083-12-S 12-100-08-S 12-083-10-S 7 12-743-12-S 8 9 12-032-11-S 12-094-07-S 10 12-072-04-S 11 12-086-01-S 13 12-041-02-S NOT ILLUSTRATED 12-113-53-S DESCRIPTION Duct, air Knob, air cleaner cover Cover, air cleaner Precleaner, element Wing Nut Kit, air cleaner element (Includes 5, 7, 8) Filter, element (Includes 5, 8) Seal 1-7/16" Base, air cleaner (Includes 11, 12) Stud, mounting plate M6x1.0x75 Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread forming (2) Gasket, air cleaner Decal, air cleaner NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 STARTING SYSTEM i J /' ? 2 0 i i OIL PAN t LUBRICATION 54 4' • TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508 STARTING KEY NO. SYSTEM PART NO. M-839070-S 25-098-07-S 3 4 5 6 7 8 12-755-54-S 12-227-18-S 12-170-05-S 12-221-01-S 12-227-13-S 12-211-01-S ENGINE DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70 (2) Starter assembly (Includes 3-8) Kit, drive end Cap, drive end Armature Kit, brush & spring Cap, commutator end Bolt, hex. flange 1/4-20x45/8 (2) OIL PAN/LUBRICATION KEY NO. PART NO. 12-038-01 -S 2 3 4 5 6 25-755-13-S 12-153-03-S 12-153-02-S 12-123-04-S M-645025-S 7 8 9 10 12-153-01-S 25-162-07-S 12-096-03-S M-545016-S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 25-462-09-S 52-050-02-S 25-139-57-S 12-393-01-S 12-153-06-S 12-096-34-S M-545016-S 18 19 12-032-03-S 24-086-16-S 20 24-086-17-S 21 12-199-56-S DESCRIPTION Dipstick assembly (Includes 2-3) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3) O-Ring, oil fill cap O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Screen, oil pickup Cover, oil pickup screen Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 Valve, oil pressure relief Filter, oil Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" Pump, oil O-Ring, oil pump cover Cover, oil pump Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 (3) Seal, oil (P.T.O.end) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 (11) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl. 11,14-17) CONTROLS KEY NO, PART NO, 1 2 3 4 12-079-11-S 12-237-01-S 24-086-43-S M-664020-S 5 12-536-10-S 6 7 8 9 10 11 M-443025-S M-443020-S 12-089-11-S 12-089-23-S 12-089-24-S 12-755-83-S 12 13 14 15 16 17 12-100-07-S 52-211 -O4-S 12-090-28-S 25-158-08-S 12-079-10-S 25-158-11-S DESCRIPTION Linkage, choke Clamp, cable Screw, hex. flange Screw, lobed socket M6xLOx20 (2) Control, speed assembly (Includes 6-9) Screw, pan head M4xO.7x25 Screw, pan head M4xO.7x20 Spring, choke (2) Spring, choke return Spring, governor Kit, governor lever (Includes 12-14) Nut, hex flange 1/4-20 Bolt, 1/4-20x1" Lever, governor Bushing, throttle linkage Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 EXHAUST CRANKSHAFT] FUEL SYSTEM] 3 /2 56 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273140 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508 CRANKSHAFT FUEL SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 M-641060-S M-629116-S 12-853-118-S 12-041-02-S 12-053-118 6 7 8 9 10 11 12-041-01-S 12-265-06-S 25-237-14-S 52-353-22-S 25-050-03-S 47-154-01-S NOTILLUSTRATED *M-561010-S *X-22-11-S 12-757-02-S 12-757-03-S 12-041-01-S 12-041-02-S 12-041-05-S 12-041-06-S 12-032-06-S 12-757-33-S 12-041-06-S 12-454-03-S 25-452-20-S 12-518-37-S DESCRIPTION Nut, hex. flange M6xl .O(2) Stud M6xl .Oxl 16 (2) Kit, carburetor w/gasket (Includes 4,5,6 qty 1 Tie, cable 12-454-03-S, Terminal 25-452-20-S) Gasket, air cleaner Carburetor assembly (For informationonly not available separately) (In cludes Kit, float 12-757-02-S Kit, carburetor repair 12-757-03-S, Kit, solenoid repair 12-757-33-S) Gasket, carburetor (2) Deflector, heat Clamp, hose (2) Line, fuel 12-1/4" Filter, fuel in-line Clip cable KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 12-014-57-S 25-139-27-S DESCRIPTION Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 25-072-04-S 12-041-03-S 12-126-11-S 12-445-06-S M-645025-S Stud, M8x1.25x33(2) Gasket, exhaust manifold Bracket muffler Strap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M6xLOx25 (2) PA-27508 12-522-51 12-755-93-S Replacement Engine Short Block Gasket Set DESCRIPTION NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Screw, thread forming M5x0.8xl O Washer, lock 1/4" Kit, float Kit, carburetor repair Gasket, carburetor Gasket, air cleaner Gasket, bowl Gasket, bowl screw Seal, solenoid Kit, solenoid repair Gasket, bowl screw Tie cable Terminal Lead, red, (37" - 20 gauge insulated socket and uninsu lated socket terminals) *attaches carburetor ground lead to carb baffle. 57 SERVICE 58 NOTES SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ¢.o _k down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. 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