LAWN TRACTO

Owner's Manual

ICRAFTSMAN'J

20.0 HP

ELECTRIC START

42" MOWER

AUTOMATIC

LAWN TRACTO

Model No.

917.270940

Safety

Assembly

Operation

Maintenance

Repair Parts

This product has a low emission engine which operates gine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,

CAUTION:

Read and follow all Safety

Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment,

For answers to your questions about this product, Call:

1-800-659-5917

Sears Craftsman Help Line

5 am - 5 pro, MonSat

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179

Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman

Warranty ...............................................

Safety Rules .........................................

Product Specifications ..........................

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Assembly ..............................................

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Operation ............................................

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Maintenance Schedule ......................

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Maintenance .......................................

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Service and Adjustments ....................

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Storage ...............................................

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Troubleshooting .................................

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Repair Parts ........................................

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Parts Ordering .....................

Back Cover

LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.

Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your

Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

This Warranty does not cover:

Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.

• 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 the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.

Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date.

• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.

LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY

For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.

Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center.

In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.

To locate the nearest sears service center or to schedule in-home warranty service, simply contact sears at 1-800-4-my-home

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

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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.

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.

• 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 mowerrelated injuries.

These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.

SLOPEOPERATION

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.

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:

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

Do not mow 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 not use grass catcher on steep slopes.

CHILDREN

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children.

Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Never carry 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.

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.

• 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.

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• 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.

A(_Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.

It means

CAUTION!H BECOMEAWARE!!!

YOUR

_FETY IS INVOLVED.

CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire

_ere it cannot contact spark plug.

CAUTION; Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

_CAUTION: 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

ARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOLINE

CAPACITY

AND TYPE:

OILTYPE

API-SF/SG/SH):

OIL CAPACITY:

SPARK PLUG:

GAP: .030")

VALVE

ADJUSTMENT

GROUND

SPEED(MPH):

TIRE

PRESSURE:

CHARGING

SYSTEM:

BATTERY:

BLADE BOLT

TORQUE:

3.5 GALLONS

UNLEADED

REGULAR

SAE 30

(ABOVE 32°F)

SAE 5W-30

(BELOW 32°F)

3.0PINTS

CHAMPION

RJ19LM OR J19LM

INTAKE: .004"-.006"

EXHAUST: .007"-.009"

FORWARD: 5.5

REVERSE: 2.4

FRONT:

REAR:

14 PSI

10 PSI

3AMPS BATTERY

5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS

AMP/HR: 30

MIN. CCA: 240

CASE SIZE:U1R

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

your nearest authorized

service center/ department.

We have competent, wel!-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".

REPAIR

AGREEMENT

A Repair Agreement is available on this product.

Contact your nearest Sears store for details.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

Read and observe the safety rules.

Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.

• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.

_,WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.

In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the

California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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Steering

Sleeve

Steering Wheel

_

Steering

P

Wheel Adapter

/>

Steering

Wheel Insert

I

Steering

Extension

Shaft

(1) Hex Bolt

3/8-16 x 1

(1) Lock washer

3/8

(1) Hex Bolt

(1) Large Flat

Washer

(1) Locknut

5/16-18

Seat

Keys

@ (1) Washer

17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge

(_ (1) Knob

Videq Cassette

Slope Sheet

(2) Keys

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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.

To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.

Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier.

Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below.

(1) 9/16" wrench

(2) 1/2" wrench

(1) Tire pressure

(1) Pliers

(1) Utility knife gauge

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.

• Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

• 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.

/

Steering

Wheel

Insert

Hex Bolt

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM

CARTON

_Lock

_-- ---i _

Washer

Large Flat

UNPACK

CARTON

• Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton.

• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of shipping carton, and lay panels flat.

• Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove.

BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR

FROM SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND

BOOT

Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.

Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install

5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.

Tighten securely.

Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure.

INSTALL STEERING WHEEL

• Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward.

• Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.

• Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.

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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

CHECK BATTERY

Lift hood to raised position.

• 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).

INSTALL SEAT

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.

• Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor.

• Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing.

Remove the cardboard packing and discard.

• Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely.

• Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely.

Do not tighten.

• Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.

• Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.

• Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.

Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

Seat

Shoulder

Bolt __

Seat Pan

Label

NOTE: You may now roll or drive you 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)

Press lift lever plunger and raise

attachment lift lever to its highest

position.

• Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

• Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission

(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual).

Roll tractor forward off skid.

• Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR

OFF SKID (See

Operation section for location

and function of controls)

_WARNING: Before starting read, understand and fo ow 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.

• Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.

• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.

• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake.

• Place motion control lever in neutral

(N) position.

• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

• Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position.

• Release parking brake.

• Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid.

• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position.

• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.

Continue with the instructions that follow.

Adjustment

Knob

Flat

Washer

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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

POSITION

OF

ALL BELTS

See the figures that are shown for

replacing motion and mower blade drive

belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

CHECK

BRAKE

SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted.

See "TO ADJUST

BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

(If previously

removed)

Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.

Place front of mulcher plate over front

of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

Hook front latch into hole on front of

mower deck.

• Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.

_kCAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation.

Deflector-_-_

Shield

Mulcher

Latch

Hooks

TO CONVERT

TO 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 mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.

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_ CHECKLIST

BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY

YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE W_SH TO

ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST

PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION

FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.

PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING

CHECKLIST:

,I 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.

J Al_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 drive position.

WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR

TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION 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 - thei, 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 transmissiol before operating your tractor for the fir,' time.

Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (Se_

"TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE

TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual).

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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.

Learn and understand their meaning.

BATTERY CAUTION OR

WARNING

REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW

ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP

LIGHT

!

MOWER LIFT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

R N H L

NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

REVERSE HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE

IGNITION

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic Models only)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

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KNOWYOUR 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.

Light Switch

Ammeter

Choke Control

X'_/;i""

,

Attachment

Clutch Lever

•- - -

" " - - --"

Ignition

Switch

Throttle Control

Clutch/

Brake Pedal

Lever

Plunger

Lift Lever

_nt

Height

Adjustment

Indicator

Free Wheel

Control g Brake Lever

_Motion

Control

Lever

Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards

Institute.

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.

CHOKE CONTROL

- Used when starting

a cold engine.

CLUTCH/BRAKE

PEDAL - Used for

declutching and braking the tractor and

starting the engine.

MOTION CONTROL

LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor.

FREEWHEEL

transmission

CONTROL for pushing

stopping the engine.

- Disengages or slowly towing

the tractor with the engine off.

IGNITION SWITCH

- Used for starting and

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER

- Used to release

attachment lift lever when changing its position.

LIGHT SWITCH

- Turns the headlights on and off.

PARKING

BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/

brake pedal into the brake position.

THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control

engine speed.

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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.

Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs.

We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

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.

• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full

"BRAKE" position and hold.

• Place parking brake lever in "EN-

GAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal.

Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position.

Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.

Attachment Clutch Lever

Choke

"Engaged" Position

Key

• Never use choke to stop engine.

IMPORTANT:

Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged,

(dead).

NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass.

To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.

_,CAUTION" Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc.

TO USE THRO'n'LE CONTROL

Throttle

Control

Clutch/

,

Position gaged"

Parking Brake

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 USE CHOKE

CONTROL

"Disengaged"

Position

STOPPING

Motion

Control

"Brake" Lever

Position

Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine.

• To engage choke control, pull knob out.

Slowly push knob in to disengage.

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACK-

WARD

MOWER BLADES -

• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.

GROUND DRIVE -

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.

• 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 to slow position.

NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to

"backfire".

• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.

Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

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The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever.

• Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

• Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal.

• Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.

TO ADJUST 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.

TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS

Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position.

Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.

• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.

• Adjust mower to desired cutting height

(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING

HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual).

• 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.

• Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.

3/8-16

• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.

_CAUTIONDo not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place.

Attachment Clutch

Lever "Engaged"

Position it

_

'

/

i _ _{

TO OPERATE

ON HILLS

Attachemnt Lift

Lever High

Position

_

LOW

Position

._

Deflector

Shield

_,CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope.

• 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

Wheel

Mounting

Bracket

3/8

Gauge Wheel Bolt

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.

• Select desired height of cut.

• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.

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TO TRANSPORT

When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage placing freewheel transmission control by in freewheeling position.

Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor.

• Raise attachment with attachment lift to highest position lift control.

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 reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.

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.).

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER

ATrACHMENTS

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

STARTING

THE ENIGNE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

• The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.

• Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.

If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.

Do not overfill.

• For cold weather

operation

you should change oil for easier starting (See "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.

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.

IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting.

_,WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.

Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.

To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.

Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

Use fresh fuel next season.

See Storage Instructions fo_ additional information.

Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

_CAUTIONj Fillto bo!tom of gas tank tiller neck. uo no[ overrill.

Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel.

Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

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.

• Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position.

Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.

• Place motion control lever in neutral

(N) position.

• Move attachment clutch to "DISEN-

GAGED" position.

• Move throttle control to fast position

• Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt.

For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed.

NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below.

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Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts.

Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)

When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly.

If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly.

• The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above.

COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below)

• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly.

Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly.

This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP

• Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows:

• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.

• Place the motion control lever in neutral.

Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position.

• Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period.

• The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly.

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NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.

See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

PURGETRANSMISSION

,_CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever willie 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.

• Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set.

• Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).

• 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.

• 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.

NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system.

• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.

Shut- off engine and set parking brake.

• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position

(See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).

• 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.

• 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 tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation.

MOWING TIPS

• 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 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.

If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and

possible fire hazard from dried clip-

pings. Make first cut relatively

high; the second to the desired height.

• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave

undesirable clumps.

Allow grass to dry

before mowing.

Always

operate engine at full throttle

when mowing to assure better mowing

performance and proper discharge of material.

Regulate ground speed by selecting

a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.

When operating attachments, select a

ground speed that will suit the terrain

and give best performance of the

attachment

being used.

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MULCHING MOWING 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 mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.

• 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 perpendicu-

lar 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.

Max 1/3"

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Check Operator Presence and

Interlock Systems

Fasteners

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Check Battery

Mower Blades a Clean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxle Cooling

Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension

Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension

Check Engine Oil Level

Change Engine Oil

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Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)

Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge

Replace Fuel Filter

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1 - Change more

often when

operating

under

a heavy

load

or in high ambient

temperatures,

2 - Service more

often when operating

in dirty or dusty conditions.

3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours,

4 - Replace blades

more often when

mowing in sandy

soil

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

5 - If equipped with adiustable

system.

6 - Not required

if equipped

with maintenance-free battery

7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 fb-lbs maximum,

Do not overtighten.

LUBRICATION CHART

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 USE

• Check engine oil level.

• Check brake operation.

• Check tire pressure.

• Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation.

• Check for loose fasteners.

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Bearing

Zerk

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Zerk

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OGeneral Purpose

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Grease to Maintenance

"Engine"

Section

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.

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 clutch/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.

BLADE REMOVAL

Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.

• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade.

• 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.

• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer an_ flat washer in exact order as shown.

• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.

torque).

lrailing Edge Up

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Blade Center

Hole

Mandrel Assembly

Flat Washer\

Lock Washer

_--Hex Bolt (Grade)

*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head.

IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat treated.

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 con_ 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.

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BATrERY

Your tractor has a battery charging systen

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.

19 ° Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.

NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers.

Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary.

TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS

Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.

• Remove terminal guard.

• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.

• Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

• Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.

• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING

BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND

ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).

V-BELTS

Check V-belts for deterioration and wear

after 100 hours of operation and replace

if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.

Replace belts if they begin to slip from

wear.

TRANSAXLE COOLING

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 cetnpressed 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 your nearest authorized service center/department.

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG, or

SH.

Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.

NOTE:

Although multi-viscosity

oils

(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in

cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F.

Check your

engine oil level more frequently

to avoid

possible engine damage4rom

running low on oil.

Change the oil after every 25 hours of

operation or at least once a year if the

tractor is not used for 25 hours in one

year.

Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight

(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/

dipstick securely

each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Determine temperature range expected before oil change.

All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH.

• Be sure tractor is on level surface.

• Oil will drain more freely when warm.

• Catch oil in a suitable container.

• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.

Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil.

• Remove drain plug.

• After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.

• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube.

Pour slowly.

Do not overfill.

For approximate capacity see

"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.

Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading.

Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.

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Air

Screen

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CLEAN AIR SCREEN

Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage

from overheating.

Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.

ENGINE COOLING FINS

Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating.

Air guide covers must be removed.

Remove side panels and hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND

GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and

Adjustments section of this manual).

Cover

Top Air

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Fins _ '_

IMPORTANT:

Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge.

They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.

Do not oil cartridge.

Do not use.pressurized

air to clean or dq cartridge.

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Cover

Knob

Cartridge Wing

Foam Pre-

Air Screen dge

Air Guide Cover 6

(Both Sides)

AIR FILTER

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.

Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season.

Service paper cartridge every

100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first.

Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.

• Remove knob(s) and cover.

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.

• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.

• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.

• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove

excess

oil.

• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.

• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.

• Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.

• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface.

If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

• Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s).

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MUFFLER

Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUGS

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first.

Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

IN-LINE FUEL FILTER

The fuel filter should be replaced once each season.

If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.

• With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.

• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.

• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned.

• 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 to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out.

Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.

CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:

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 "OFF" 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

TO REMOVE MOWER

Mower will be easier to remove from the

right side of tractor,

• Place attachment clutch in "DISEN-

GAGED" position.

• Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position.

• Roll belt off engine pulley.

• Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt.

• Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket.

• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.

• Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs.

Disconnect tractor.

position.

removal front links from deck by removing retainer springs.

• Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under

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

Raise attachment lift lever to its highest

• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.

• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

• Install mower in reverse order of instructions.

Small Retainer

Spring

Clutch Spring

Retainer Spring -_

Anti-Sway

Collar

--

Housing

Guide

Large

Retainer

Spring ine Pulley

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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING

Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway.

Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PROD-

UCT 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, _oosen ift 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 Bottom edge of

• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length.

Both links should be approximately 10-3/8".

• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link.

• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.

• 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.

• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" agains trunnion on both front links.

• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

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Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

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Nut

Lift Link Adjustment Nut

FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT

IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side.

To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.

Check adjustment on right side of tractor.

Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown.

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Front Links

TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE

DRIVE BELT

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface.

Engage parking brake.

BELT REMOVAL-

Remove mower from tractor (See "TO

REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual).

• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

• Pull belt away from mower.

BELT INSTALLATION -

• Install new belt in reverse order of removal.

• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides.

Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

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TO ADJUST BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle.

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.

• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.

• Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.

• 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".

• Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above.

Readjust if necessary.

If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary.

Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.

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With Parking

Brake "Engaged"

Nut "A"

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Jam Nut

L

)erating

Arm

Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/department

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.

Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of this manual.)

• Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.

Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.

• Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulley.

• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.

Engine Pulley--

Clutching Idler /

Stationary Idler _

Transmission

Input Pulley _

TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL

LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT

The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary.

• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.

Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward.

Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.

• While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt.

• Move motion control lever to the neutral

(N) (lock gate) position.

• 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:

• Loosen the adjustment bolt.

• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to

1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep.

• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.

• Start engine and test.

• If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied.

Neutral Lock Gate

Motion Control

Lever

TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN

MENT

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual.

FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/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 your nearest authorized service center/department.

TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS

• Block up axle securely.

• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose).

• Repair tire and reassemble.

• On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.

Insert square key.

• Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove.

• Replace axle cover.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and preven' flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

Retaining

Ring

Washers

Axle

Cover

Adjustment Bolt

TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACE-

MENT

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.

Square Key

(Rear Wheel Only) t

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TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK

BAI-I'ERY

CAUTION:

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 negative grounded system.

The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system.

Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles.

TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -

Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis.

• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.

• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE

ORDER -

• BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

• RED cable last from both batteries.

q

P

"Positive" (+)

L.H. Panel

Bolt

o

REPLACING BA'n'ERY

ACAUTION: Do not short battery

terminals by allowing a wrench or any

other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings,etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.

Lift hood to raised position.

• Remove terminal guard.

• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then

RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.

Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery.

• Reinstall terminal guard.

• First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.

• Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut.

Tighten securely

• Close terminal access doors.

• Close hood.

Keps

Terminal

Access _;:; ;'

Door_

,

' • !

Hex Bolt

(Red)

Cable

"Negative" (-)

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Guard

-Negative

(Black)

Cable

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

Raise hood.

• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill.

• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill.

• 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 15 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse.

The fuse holder is located

TO REMOVE HOODAND GRILL

ASSEMBLY

Raise hood.

• Unsnap headlight wire connector.

• Stand in front of tractor.

Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor.

• To replace, reverse above procedure.

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,\

Headlight Wire

Connector

TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL

The choke control has been preset at the

factory and adjustment should

not be

necessary.

Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable.

If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:

• With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position.

• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the

Maintenance section of this manual).

• Choke should be closed.

If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed.

Tighten casing clamp screw securely.

• Reassemble air cleaner.

Choke Closed

ENGINE

Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, w_ich are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual.

Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.

TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL

CABLE

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:

• With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position.

Check that swivel is against side of quarter circle.

If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against quarter circle.

Tighten cable clamp screw securely.

Clamp Screw

Quarter

Circle _

Lever

Casing

Clamp Screw

TO ADJUST CARBU RETOR

The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary.

However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load.

If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:

In general, turning the mixture screw in

(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.

Turning the mixture screw out

(counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/ air mixture.

IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight.

PRELIMINARY SETTING -

• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and

the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted properly (see above).

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Swivel

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• With engine off turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns.

FINAL SETTING -

• Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes.

Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

• With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.

• While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out

(counterclockwise) until engine runs rough.

Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions.

• Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM.

Release throttle lever.

ACCELERATION TEST -

• Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position.

If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out

(counterclockwise) t/8 turn.

Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.

High speed stop is factory adjusted.

Do not adjust - damage may result.

IMPORTANT" Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed.

Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous.

If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.

__

"_,_

_Throttle

Idle Speed_

_

_.._

.,,

Screw

--.--Jdle Mixture

Screw

Lever

..Idle Speed

Screw__

Throttle

Le ve r ""-"---_

_

_---------_ldle _ixt u re

Screw

_

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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.

CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR

Remove mower from tractor for winter storage.

When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.

Store in a clean, dry area.

• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

Inspect and replace belts, if necessary

(See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.

• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened.

Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear.

Replace if necessary.

• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

BATI'ERY

• 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 TERMI-

NALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals.

• If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT:

It is important to prevent

puUmdeposits from forming

in essential

el system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

Also, experience indicates that alcohol

blended fuels

called gasohol or using

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ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.

Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.

• Drain the fuel tank.

• Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

• Never use engine or carburetor cleane_ products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

• Use fresh fuel next season.

NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.

Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.

Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.

Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.

Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINEOIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

CYLINDER(S)

• Remove spark plug(s).

• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).

• Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil.

• Replace with new spark plug(s).

OTHER

• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

• Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.

Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.

• If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.

• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.

Do not use plastic.

Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust.

IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm.

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM

Willnotstart

Hard to start

Engine will not turn over

Engine clicks but will not start

Loss of power

CAUSE

Out of fuel.

Engine not "CHOKED" properly.

• Engine flooded.

• Bad spark plug.

• Dirty air filter.

Dirty fuel filter.

• Water in fuel.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Carburetor out of adjustment.

Service Adjustments

• Engine valves out of adjustment.

• Dirty air filter.

• Bad spark plug.

• Weak or dead battery.

• Dirty fuel filter.

• Stale or dirty fuel.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Carburetor out of adjustment.

• Engine valves adjustment.

out of

• Clutch/brake pedal not depressed

• Attachment clutch is engaged.

Weak or dead battery.

• Blown fuse.

• Corroded battery terminals.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Faulty ignition switch.

• Faulty solenoid or starter.

• Faulty operator presence switch(es).

• Weak or dead battery.

• Corroded battery terminals.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Faulty solenoid or starter.

• Cutting too much grass/too fast.

• Throttle position.

in "CHOKE"

CORRECTION

• Fill fuel tank.

See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.

• Wait several minutes before attempting to start.

• Replace spark plug.

• Clean/replace air filter.

• Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

• Check all wiring.

• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in section.

• Contact an authorized service center/department.

• Clean/replace air filter.

• Replace spark plug.

• Recharge or replace battery.

• Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

• Check all wiring.

• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in

Service Adjustments section.

• Contact an authorized service center/department.

i

• Depress clutch/brake pedal.

• Disengage attachment clutch.

• Recharge or replace battery.

• Replace fuse.

• Clean battery terminals.

Check all wiring.

Check/replace ignition switch.

• Check/replace solenoid or starter.

• Contact an authorized service center/department.

Recharge or replace battery.

• Clean battery terminals.

• Check all wiring.

• Check/replace solenoid or starter.

• Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed.

• Adjust throttle control.

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TROUBLESHOOIIN_

PROBLEM

Loss of power

(Continued)

Excessive vibration

UHAHI

CAUSE

• Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

Dirty air filter.

Low oil level/dirty oil.

Faulty spark plug.

Dirty fuel filter.

Stale or dirty fuel.

Water in fuel.

Spark plug wire loose.

Dirty engine air screen/fins.

Dirty/clogged muffler.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

Engine valves out of adjustment.

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

• Bent blade mandrel.

• Loose/damaged part(s).

CORRECTION

• Clean underside of mower housing.

• Clean/replace air filter.

• Check oil level/change oil.

• Clean and regap or change spark plug.

• Replace fuel filter.

• Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

• Connect and tighten spark plug wire.

• Clean engine air screen/ fins.

• Clean/replace muffler.

• Check all wiring.

• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

• Contact an authorized service center/department.

• Replace blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

• Replace blade mandrel.

• Tighten loose part(s).

Replace damaged parts.

• Check wiring, switches and connections.

If not corrected contact an authorized service center/department.

Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged

Poor cut - uneven

• Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

Mower blades will not rotate

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

Mower deck not level.

• Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.

• Bent blade mandrel.

• Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

• Obstruction in clutch mechanism.

• Worn/damaged mower drive belt.

• Frozen idler pulley.

• Frozen blade mandrel.

Replace blade

• Clean bolt.

• Level mower deck.

housing.

• Replace blade mandrel.

• Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

• Remove blade.

underside

Tighten of mower obstruction.

• Replace mower drive belt.

• Replace idler pulley.

• Replace blade mandrel.

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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

PROBLEM CAUSE

CORRECTION

Poor grass discharge

Headlight(s) working not

(if so equipped)

Battery will not charge

Loss of drive

Engine "backfires"

when turning engine

"OFF"

Engine speed too slow.

Travel speed too fast.

Wet grass.

• Mower deck not level.

• Low/uneven tire air pressure.

• Worn, bent or loose blade.

• Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

• Mower drive belt worn.

• Blades improperly installed.

• Improper blades used.

• Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of

grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

• Switch is "OFF".

• Bulb(s) burned out.

• Faulty light switch.

• Loose or damaged wiring.

• Blown fuse.

• Bad battery cell(s).

• Poor cable connections.

• Faulty regulator

(if so equipped).

• Faulty alternator.

• Freewheel control in

"disengaged" position.

• Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken.

• Air trapped in transmission durin.g, shipment or

servicing.

• Engine throttle control not set at "S LOW" position for 30 seconds stopping engine.

• Place throttle control in

"FAST" position.

• Shift to slower speed.

• Allow grass to dry before mowing.

• Level mower deck.

• Check tires for proper air pressure.

• Replace/sharpen blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

• Clean underside of mower housing.

• Replace mower drive belt.

• Reinstall blades sharp edge down.

• Replace with blades listed in this manual.

• Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

• Turn switch "ON".

• Replace bulb(s).

• Check/replace light switch.

• Check wiring and connec tions.

• Replace

• Purge fuse.

• Replace battery.

• Check/clean all connections.

• Replace regulator.

• Replace alternator.

• Place freewheel control in

"engaged" position.

• Replace motion drive belt.

transmission.

• Move throttle control to

"SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

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NUMI::II"H 917.270940

SCHEMATIC

BATTERY

)G A1

IGNITION

SWITCH

IGNITION SWITCH

POSITION

_OFF

RUN_IGRT

RUN

START

CIRCUIT

M+G+A1

B+A1

B+A1

3+ S + A1

"MAKE"

NONE

A2+L

NONE

NONE

REO

RED

FUSE

STARTER

BLACK

SOLENOID

CLUTCH /

BRAKE

(PEDAL UP)

_H_TF-

BLACK

BLACK

I

i

I

I

(NOT OCCUPIED)

SEAT SWITCH q (_

BLACK (CLUTCH OFF)

BLACK

GROUNDING

I

CONNECTOR

(OPTIONAL)

-_

FUELI

LINE i

BLACK

/

_

IGNITION

UNIT

TWIN CYL. ENGINES

28 VOLTS AC MIN

O 3600

RPM CHARGING

SYSTEM

OUTPUT

3 AMP OC @ 3600

RPM

FUEL

L

SHUT

I

OFF SOLENO}D

(IF SO EQUIPPED)

ORANGE

REO I

IIALTERNATOR

[email protected]_

LI \

\ 14 VOLTS AC MIN _

3600

RpM (LIGHTS OFF}

NOTE

YOUR TRACTOR IS

EQUIPPED WiTH A SPECIAL

ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.

THE LIGHTS ARE NOT

CONNECTED

TO THE

BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR

OWN ELECTRICAL

SOURCE,

BECAUSE OF THIS, THE

BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS

WILL CHANGE

WITH ENGINE

SPEED.

AT IDLE THE LIGHTS

WILL DIM.

ASTHE ENGINE IS

SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS

WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.

BROWN

HEADLIGHTS

NON-REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

O

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.

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ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER

917.270940

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

163465

74760412

7603J

145211

150109.

145769

153664

166182

4152J

4799J

146148

166180

73510400

145491

121305X

163968

140403

170217

71110408

131563

145673

121433X

141940

17490508

27

28

29

30

33

40

41

42

43

21

22

24

25

26

45

52

55

1

2

8

10

11

12

16

Battery

Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4

Tray, Battery

Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2

Holddown Battery Front Mount

Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4

Switch Interlock Push-ln

Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)

Light Bulb

Cable, Battery

Cable, Battery

Fuse

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Cable, Ground

Switch, Seat

Switch, Ignition

Key, Molded

Harness, Ignition

Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2

Cover, Terminal

Solenoid

Ammeter Rectangular 6Amp

Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270940

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

31

3/¸¸

60

74

3

3

3

37

36

208 207

20

28

58 12

53

52

55

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TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270940

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

5

9

10

169830

169061

17060612

155272

168337X013

STD533710

30

31

37

38

25

26

28

29

51

52

53

11

12

13

17

18

20

23

54

55

57

58

60

64 154798

74 STD541437

142 165867

143 154966

144 154207

145 156524

206 170165

155927

145660

172107X010

144983X558

126938X

156437

124028X

19131312

STD541437

156725X558

155217X599

164918X558

139976

17490508

169834

738O0400

19091416

145201

161464

145202

STD552507

140547

72140606

207 17670508

208 17670608

212 165919

- 5479J

Chassis

Drawbar

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Bumper Hood/Dash

Dash

Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1

Panel, Dash, LH

Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L

Panel, Dash, RH

Hood Assembly

Bumber Hood

Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank

Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge

Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC

Grille/Lens Asm

Lens, Grille

Fender/Footrest

Bracket, Fender/Support

Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT

Pivot Bracket Assembly,

LH, Mower, Rear

Nut Lock W!Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC

Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.

Bracket Grille Pickoff LH

Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8

Bracket Grille Pickoff RH

Bolt FinHex 1/4-20 UNC X.75

Air Duct

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 Footrest STLT

Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Insert Lens Reflective

Plug Button

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

77

197

32

156 166

62

36

73

38

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

8

10

32

34

35

36

25

26

27

28

29

30

37

38

39

40

41

42

21

22

24

14

15

16

19

47

48

49

50

51

57

59

61

62

63

64

52

53

55

56

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

DESCRIPTION

......

Transaxle (See Breakdown)

Hydro Gr 314-0510

165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust

STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x t CAD

10040400

74490544

Washer Lock Hvy Helical

Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5

STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins.

5/16-18 Unc

STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc

130564

169498

73350600

Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13

Rod, Brake Hydro

Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc

106888X Spring, Brake Rod

STD551037 Washer

STD561210

Pin Cotter

1/8 x 3/4 CAD.

145204 Rod, Parking Brake

71673

169592

Cap, Parking Brake

Bracket, Transaxle

74760512

155071

120183X

19211616

Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4

Shaft, Foot Pedal

Bearing, Nylon

Washer

1572H

131494

74760644

4470J

165838

19131312

Pin, Roll

Pulley, Idler, Flat

Bolt

Spacer, Split

Keeper, Belt Idter

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.

127783

154407

Pulley, Idler, V-Groove

Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv STL

123205X Retainer, Belt

STD523715 Bolt

STD541437 NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC

STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc

105710X

Link, Clutch

105709X Spring, Return, Clutch

STD523712 Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

140294

169691

17060612

8883R

140186

71170764

V-Belt, Ground Drive

Keeper, Center Span

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Cover, Pedal

Pulley, Engine

Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5

KEY

NO.

65

66

70

71

81

82

83

84

89

90

95

96

116

150

151

156

158

159

161

162

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

163

164

165

166

168

169

197

198

199

200

202

PART

NO.

DESCRIPTION

STD551143 Washer

154778

134683

169183

19132012

Keeper Belt Engine Hydro

Guide Belt RH Engine

Strap Torque Lh

Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.

169182

169496

121749X

StrapTorque

Spacer, Split

Rh

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.

STD581075 E-Ring

123583X Key, Square

121748X

165596

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.

Shaft Asm Cross

165711

19171216

169594

164890X428 Console, Shift

124346X Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc

170201

4497H

Control Bypass

Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad

Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25

72110610

165850

19133210

166002

165589

Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive

Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.

Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125

Bracket Shift Mount

165494

72140406

73680400

74780416

19091010

165623

166880

SpringTorsion

Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Link Transaxle

Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5

Nut Crownlock1/4-20 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

165492

165580

169613

169593

169612

72140508

72110612

Plate Fastening Lt

Nytiner Snap-tn

Washer Nyliner

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18UNC

Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1

Bolt Carr SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2Gr.5

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

39

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

STEERING ASSEMBLY

i

,_-_-_

42

'

/

25

79 80

46

13

67

4O

/

3O

26

40

I

I

/

/

x

43

STEERING

I HAI_, IUH - - IVIUUIIL NUMI_PI

ASSEMBLY

_11/.'_/U_U

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

130465

155099

152927

139769

19133812

STD541537

100711L

145054X428

121749X

153720

121232X

6855M

738OO50O

74780520

167902

74780616

160367

154404

72140618

169827

19132012

74950612

169835

133835

139768

154427

169840

169839

6266H

!21748X

19272016

12000029

3366R

169832

STD551137

136518

145212

156546

57079

160395

165857

165851

154406

126847X

136874

19131416

17060612

STD561210

39

40

41

42

43

44

32

36

37

38

46

47

51

54

62

63

65

66

67

68

79

80

82

85

27

28

29

30

22

23

25

26

13

15

17

18

19

3

4

5

1

2

8

9

6

7

10

11

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

Steering Wheel

Front Axle Assembly

Spindle Assembly, L.H.

Spindle Assembly, R.H.

Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened

Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge

Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Ring, Klip

Bearing, Steering Column

Link, Drag

Washer, Lock

Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle

Nut, Hexflange Lock

Shaft Assembly, Steering

Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033

Support, Shaft

Screw hex Wshhd Torx

Pittman Shaft Assembly

Bracket, Steering

Bushing, Link, Drag

Gear, Sector

Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge

Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4

Pin

Rod, Tie

Bushing, Steering

Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange

Insert, Steering Wheel

Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge

Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF

Adaptor, Steering Wheel

Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk

Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge

Extension Steering Non-Adjust

Cap, Spindle

Fitting, Grease

Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC

Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x !-1/4

Kit, Steering Assembly, Service

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x 1 Gr. 5

Spacer Brace Axle

Bearing Arm Pittman

Bolt Rhnd Sqn 3/8-16 x 2-1/4

Brace Axle

Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga

Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4

Bracket Susp Chassis Front

Fastener Christmas Tree

41

ENGINE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

14

3

13

32

31

39

29

I

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

37

23

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

34

37

38

39

29

31

32

33

45

81

15

16

17

23

25

26

27

7

8

10

11

12

13

14

1

2

3

4

5

6

162152

17720410

149723

144069

144068

138129

150176

145552

STD551125

STD522507

165287

13280336

132003O0

STD551237

17490624

169837

145996

73920600

152927

13718O

157103

161696

123487X

106082X

8543R

.......

109227X

17000612

73510400

DESCRIPTION

Control Throt Paddle 32 22

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T

Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 461707-0145-E3

Muffler Exhaust

Exhaust Asm. Left

Exhaust Asm, Right

ClampTube Double Engine

Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems

Heat Shield Lt

Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4

Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4

Gasket Muffler

Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"

Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt

Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt

Shield Browning/Debris Guard

Control Choke

Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf

Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange

Arrestor Spark

Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear

Cap Fuel Guage STLT

Clamp Hose BIk

Spacer Pad

Line Fuel

Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)

Pad Idler 1,75 x .75 x .06

Screw Hex Wsh 3/8-16 x 3/4

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

43

SEAT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

i

I

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

3

4

2

1

140123

140551

71110616

19131610

145006

STD541437

124181X

17000616

19131614

155925

166369

121246X

DESCRIPTION

Seat 3450 BIk/blk Craftsman

Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1

Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga

Clip Push In Hinged

Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc

Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi

Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML

Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga

Pan Pnt Seat (blk)

Knob Seat

Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

13

14

15

16

17

_1

22

24

25

121248X

72050412

134300

121250X

123976X

171852

STD541431

19171912

127018X

DESCRIPTION

Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id

Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2

Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc

Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt

Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A

Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18

Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

44

DECALS

14

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

6

3

4

1

11 2

20

19

13

14

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

3

4

5

6

1

2

7

9

11

156439

163205

171696

171697

165407

133644

1718O9

163204

156811

DESCRIPTION

Decal Fender Danger Sears

Decal Fend Auto Sears Gold

Decal Hood Rh Craftsman

Decal Hood Lh Craftsman

Decal Engine H/P

Decal Maint Customer

Sears Dom

Decal Replacement Srs

Decal Fender Craftsman Gold

Decal Fender STLTH Oper

Inst E/S

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

20

22

- -

- -

13

14

15

19

- -

- -

- -

- -

DESCRIPTION

146046

163257

160396

138047

166887

149516

169210

138311

165800X428

165799X428

174500

174501

Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E

Decal Dash Panel

Decal Mower Drive Schematic

Decal, Battery Diehard Sears

Decal Deck Mower EZ3

Decal Battery

Decal By Pass Lt Hydro

Decal Lift Handle

Pad Footrest Lh STLT

Pad Footrest Rh STLT

Manual, Owner's (English)

Manual, Owner's (Spanish)

WHEELS & TIRES

4,10

11

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

59192

65139

106222X

59904

104757X

144334

Valve Cap, Tire

Stem, Valve

Tire, Front

Tube, Front Tire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

106732X427 Rim, Front

278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)

9040H Bearing, Flange (Front Whee_ Only)

166108X427 Rim, Rear

122082X

7152J

Tire, Rear

Tube, Rear Tire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

Cap, Axle

Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

19

I

6

_/

2

3

13

20

15

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.270940

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

31

32

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

11

12

DESCRIPTION

159460

159471

105767X

12000002

19211621

120183X

125631X

122365X

139865

139866

Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.

Shaft Asm. Lift

Pin Groove

E Ring

Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga,

Bearing Nylong

GripHandle

Button Plunger

Link Asm Lift L.H.

Link Asm Lift R.H.

STD624008 Retainer Spring

173288 Link Front

73350800

130171

73800800

Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc

Trunnion BIk Zinc

Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc

139868

163552

169865

73540600

Arm Suspension Mower

Retainer Spring

Bearing, Pvt. Lift.

Nut Crownlock 3/8-24

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

47

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR-

- MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

151

i

34

117_

119

11++j++ i 121

\

2

16

,146

106/_.

102 103 105

lO3_\/_"

\_ lO2_'

/!

_jlO41o6

/

21

29

_

28 "\

23 24

25

6

27

6

4.8

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

40

44

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

45

46

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

3

DESCRIPTION

165892

STD533107

138017

165460

STD624008

130832

850857

STD551137

140296

134149

129895

137645

128774

110485X

140329

72140505

132827

159770

STD541431

134753

131267

105304X

123713X

110452X

130968X428

19111016

131491

157722

129963

153535

137266

STD533717

133835

131494

19131316

STD5414-37

140088

STD624003

137729

133944

155066

131340

STD541410

139888

131845

133943

155046

165723

Mower Housing

Bolt

Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,

Front

Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"

Retainer Spring

Arm, Suspension, Rear

Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8

Washer, Lock

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching

Bearing, Ball

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented

(Incl. Key Number 6)

Housing, Mandrel, Vented

Bearing, Ball, Mandrel

Stripper, Vented Mower Deck

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt, Shoulder

Baffle, Vortex

Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC

Stiffener Bracket

Bracket, Deflector

Cap, Sleeve

Spring, Torsion, Deflector

Nut, Push

Shield, Deflector

Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.

Rod, Hinge

ScrewThdrol Rolling Wsh Hd

Washer, Spacer

Pulley, Mandrel

Nut, Toplock, Flanged

Bolt

Fastner, ChristmasTree

Pulley, Idler, Flat

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.

Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC

Guard, MandreI, L.H.

Retainer

Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8

Washer, Hardened

Roller Assembly, Cam Follower

Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5

Locknut

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, Idler

Spacer, Retainer

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

59

67

68

92

141043

149846

144959

STD541437

101 136420

102 71161010

103 19061216

104 STD551110

105 160793

106 2029J

111 155197

112 155198

113 17060512

114 73510500

115 72110504

116 4898H

117 165746

118 73930600

119 19121414

121 143723

128 153390

129 19131312

130 STD523710

131 STD533710

142 165890

143 157109

144 158634

145 165888

146 165891

147 131335

148 169022

149 165898

150 19091216

151 169670 t52 169676

153 169674

154 169675

155 169671

156 169672

157 169669

158 17720410

159 STD533717

- 130794

- 169583

Guard, Tuv Idler (94)

Knob Custom Oval

V-Belt

Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC

Cover Mulching 42" Black

Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8

Washer#10

Washer Lock

Latch Asm Bagger

Nut Weld

Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH

Bracket, Gauge, Wheel BH

Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4

Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC

Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2

Bolt, Shoulder

Wheel, Gauge

Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16

Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.

Bracket

Washer Felt

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1

Arm Spring Brake Mower

Bracket Arm Idler 42"

Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable

Pulley Idler Flat

Bolt Carraige Idler

Spring Extension

Spring Return Idler

Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc

Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Clutch

Cable Clutch 42"

Washer flat 3/8" Type B

Spring Retainer

Spring Retention Lever

Spacer

Rod Clutch

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8

Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4

Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key

Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 3t and 32)

Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck

- order separately muicher plate components key nos. 101-106)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

49

64

12

35 \

32

119-

10\

14

-126

112

87

88

109

X

38 3O

124

27 '\ 44

\

48

125

107 "43

19

83 i23

/

900

0

!

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i

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0

4_

0

TRACTOR

- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510

53

54

55

56

57

58

16

17

18

19

23

24

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

3

4

5

6

11

12

13

14

7

8

9

10

170351

170352

170353

170354

169898

170355

170356

170357

170358

170359

170360

169870

170361

169869

170392

150792

150793

150809

170393

170394

170395

170396

150797

170397

170398

170999

170400

170401

170202

170403

170404

170362

170363

170364

150771

170365

170366

170367

170368

170369

170370

170371

170389

142991

170390

170391

170405

170406

142977

142978

150798

170407

DESCRIPTION

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 ! 7mm Id X 40mm Od X

12rnm

Hex Ftange 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

10t/48t Gear

Gear, 10t Jackshaft

6Ot Bull Gear

Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X

.625

Sleeve Bearing(Outboard)

.75x1.750x.625

Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X

.13 Thk

Lip Seal Axle Seal

Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,

R.H.)

Shaft, 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 1.00d

X

.05 Thk

Retaining Ring

Bearing, Center Block

Spring - Helical Compression

Washer

20w-50 Oil

Brake Yoke

51

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

59

60

61

62

63

68

69

70

71

64

65

66

67

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

109 170434

111 170435

112 170436

113 170437

116 170438

119 170439

120

121

122

170440

170441

170442

123 170443

124 170444

125

126

127

900

170408

142883

142881

142887

170410

142892

170411

170412

170413

170414

170415

170416

170417

170418

142884

170419

170420

170421

170422

142969

142980

150778

170423

170424

161162

170425

170426

86

87

88

90

170427

170424

170429

170430

93 170431

107 170432

108 170433

170445

170446

170447

166768

Rotor, Brake

Brake Puck

Puck Plate

Brake Actuating Pin

Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/

Patch,SpecialElange

Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch

Spacer

Spring, Brake Arm Bias

Sq. Hal. 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.O 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 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon

Insert)

Wedge, Friction Pack

Clip, Washer .316xl.50x.1046

(Plated)

Pin, Standard Headless

Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube

Hose, Expansion Tank

Expansion Tank

Cap - Poppet Valve

Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2

Puck, Inner Wedge

Spring Clip - Housing Thrust

Deflector

Washer,Motor Shaft

.71idx1.15odx.030thk

Plug, Sae #6

O-Ring .07 X .301 i.D.

Shield, Vent

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

Transaxle Complete

NOTE:

All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270940

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3

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45

40

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45 (;_ _

35

42 _ ,_;

34

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41'

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36

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33 __"

47

52

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TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR

INSTRUCTIONMANUAL.

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- - MUUI-L

NUMIdI-H 917.270940

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3

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917.270940

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3

KEY

NO.

PART

NO.

1

498583

2

3

4

399265

391086

493304

5

5A

691162

691163

7

271867

7A 271868

8 495754

9 27803

10 690334

10A

11

12

690366

280225

273390

34

35

36

40

41

42

45

46

47

48

50

51

51A

53

54

73

75

78

91

95

271188

271189

13 94565

15 94239

16

19

20

23

24

25

26

27

28

28

690666

399264

291675

491180

222698

499180

499181

499182

499183

499184

499284

499186

499187

691299

498319

498320

29

29

32

33

498314

498541

691133

390420

691302

65906

26828

221596

292260

494553

261368

691161

393415

498542

213290

271412

270884

690321

93208

691438

225137

691134

693483

690718

DESCRIPTION

Cylinder Assembly

Bushing/Seal Ktt

-# Seal-Oil

Sump-Engine

Head-Cylinder #1

Head-Cylinder f12

_, Gasket-Cylinder Head #1

.#, Gasket-Cylinder Head ft2

Breather Assembly

(Cylinder #1)

-#_ Gasket-Breather

Screw (Breather Assembly)

Screw (Breather Cover)

Tube-Breather

_ Gasket-Crankcase

(.015" Thick, Std.)

_ Gasket-Crankcase

(.005" Thick)

-_ Gasket-Crankcase

(.009" Thick)

Screw (Cylinder Head)

Plug-Oil Drain

Crankshaft

Bushing

Yr Seal-Oil

Flywheel

Key-Flywheel

Piston Assembly (Standard)

Piston Assembly (.010"O.S.)

Piston Assembly (.020"O.S.)

Piston Assembly (.030"O.S.)

Ring Set, Piston (Standard)

Ring Set, Piston (.010"O.S.)

Ring Set, Piston (.020"O.S.)

Ring Set, Piston (.030"O.S.)

Lock-Piston Pin

Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)

Pin Assembly-Piston

(.005" O.S.)

Rod-Connecting (Standard)

Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)

Screw (Connecting Rod)

Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):

494553 Keeper-Valve

(Ref. No. 42))

Valve-Intake

Spring-Valve (Intake)

Spring-Valve (Exhaust)

Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)

Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)

Keeper-VaNe

Tappet-Valve

Camshaft

Slinger-Oil

Short Block

Manifold-Intake

-#i Gasket-intake

.A-_. Gasket-Intake

Screw (Carburetor)

Screw (Intake Manifold)

Screen-Rotating

Washer(Flywheel)

Screw (Flywheel Fan)

Body Assembly-Upper

Screw (Throttle Valve)

197

202

203

205

209

211

212

215

219

220

KEY

NO.

PART

NO.

97

98

693485

807923

102 693509

104 693506

105

692078

107

108

693482

693505

109 693498

117 693538

693500

121 491539

122

125

130

281411

693479

693504

133 693512

146 94196

147 693508

161

163

691401

271411

177 271170

187 499167

690364

690570

280997

690322

691273

261563

693985

690481

394348

690412

222

227

235

240

244

258

267

278

491282

491297

224995

394358

230318

94930

690316

691366

297 94289

304 691390

305 690960

306

306A

6904141

690435

RPM Settings:

.#

+

Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-320

Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.

Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.

Included in Value Overhaul Kit,

Ref Number 1095.

Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches t inch = 25.4 mm

DESCRIPTION

Shaft-Throttle

Kit-Idle Speed

Gasket-Carburetor Body

• Pin-FloatHinge

• Valve-Float Needle

Body Assembly-Lower

Valve-Choke

Shaft-Choke

Jet-Main

Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Carburetor Kit

Spacer

Carburetor

Valve-Throttle

Float-Carburetor

Key-Timing

Jet-Pilot

Base-Air Cleaner

.# Gasket-Air Cleaner

.A- Seal-O-Ring

Line.Fuel (Cut to Length)

Screw (Back Plate)

Link-Mechanical Governor

Crank-Bell

Screw (Bell Crank)

Spring-Governor

Spring-Governor

Link-Throttle

Gakle-Air

Gear-Governor

Washer-Thrust

(Governor Gear)

Bracket-Control

Lever-Governor

Shield-Fuel Spray

FUter-Fuel

Connector-Hose

(Pulse Line)

Screw (Engine Sump)

Screw (Casing Clamp)

Washer (Governor Lever)

Nut-Wing (Air Filter Retainer)

Housing-Blower

Screw (Blower Housing)

ShieLd-CyUnder

Shield-Cylinder

55

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917.270940

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3

KEY

NO,

PART

NO,

307

309

310

311

332

333

334

337

358

383

386

391

392

404

423

425

432

433

434

435

441

445

447

449

474

482

510

93621

497606

513

523

525

398003

691385

690823

527

535

544

552

690423

272490

497603

690553

552A 690552

562 690311

94930

497596

690323

497608

230674

394891

94731

802592

495868

89838

693490

693487

693491

690442

691100

94823

693492

693489

693493

693494

691176

394019

690297

94882

393474

569

572

573

272645

690415

690764

726

741

783

789

797

635

637

643

689

697

725

592

601

92278

95162

615 690328

615A 690317

616

634

491530

690657

634A 271013

66538

693510

496700

690555

93585

280866

391362

691285

693059

695050

94010

DESCRIPTION

Screw (Cylinder Shield)

Motor-Starter

Bolt (Starter Motor)

Brush Set

Nut (Flywheel)

Armature-Magneto

Screw (Magneto Armature)

Plug-Spark

Gasket Set

Wrench-Spark Plug

0+ Gasket-Pump

Body-Pump

_ Spring.Pump Diaphragm

Washer (Governor Crank)

Screw (Air Cleaner Base)

Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)

0+ Cap-Spring

O¢- Diaphragm-Fuel Pump

Cover-Diaphragm

Screw (Diaphragm Cover)

Bracket-Oil Fill

Filter-Air

Screw (Air Guide Cover)

Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)

Alternator

Screw (Alternator)

Drive-Starter

Clutch-Drive

Dipstick

Tube-Oil Fill

Clamp-Tube

Filter-Air

Armature-Starter

Bushing (Governor Crank)

Bushing (Governor Crank)

Bolt-Carriage

(Governor Lever)

_ Gasket-Base

Cover-Breather (Cylinder #2)

Plate-Back

Nut (Governor Lever)

Clamp-Hose

Retainer (Governor Crank)

Retainer-Governor Shaft

Crank-Governor

_ Seal-Governor Shaft

Washer-Foam

Boot-Spark Plug

Washer-Seal

Retainer-Air Filter

Spring-Friction

Screw (Drive Cap)

Shield-Heat

Gear-Ring

Gear-Timing

Gear-Starter

Wiring Harness

Nut (Starter Terminal)

KEY

NO.

PART

NO.

DESCRIPTION

797A

693167

801 394860

802

803

497607

691427

807

822

847

851

859

693511

693497

495715

493880

693488

861

865

693502

691196

865A 691197

868 497656

868A 273312

869 261463

870

871

262924

261961

877

881

918

231218

393456

495901

393815

934

955

968

971

94627

693513

691207

690720

1005

498157

1006 691247

1019

496726

1036 694979

1051 263080

1058 273688

1081

280860

1090 497605

1095 498047

1125 691104

1132 690353

1136 690329

Nut (Starter Terminal)

Cap-Drive

Cap-End

Housing-Starter

Spacer

Washer-Seal (Throttle Shaft)

Dipstick/Tube Assembly

Terminal-Cable

_ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump

Kit-Fuel Pump

Cover-Air Guide

Cover-Air Guide

Seal-Valve

Seal-Valve

Seat-Valve(Intake)

Seat-Valve (Exhaust)

Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)

Bushing-Guide (Intake)

Wire-Alternator

Plate-Cover

Hose-Vacuum

(Cylinder-To-Impulse Pump)

(Cut to Length)

Screw (Fan Retainer)

Plug-Carburetor

Cover-Air Cleaner

Screw

(Upper Body To Lower Body)

Fan-Flywheel

Retainer-Fan

Label Kit

Label Kit-Emission

Ring-Retaining

Owner's Manual

_r Seal-O-Ring

Retainer-Brush

Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul

Screw (Cover Plate)

Screw (Oil Slinger)

Screw

1137 690390

(Governor, Control Rod)

Washer

1138 690330

(Governor, Control Rod)

Nut (Governor, Control Rod)

445777-0027-E1 Replacement Engine

RPM Settings: LowSpeed: t900-2100

High Speed: 3000-320

_r Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.

Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.

Included in Value Overhaul Kit,

Ref Number 1095.

Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861 +

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

56

57

58

SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,

NOT ACROSS HILL

SIGHTING

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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control.

Exercise extreme when cha ging direction on slopes

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