lawn tractor - G. Fretwell

lawn tractor - G. Fretwell

Owner's Manual

17=0 HP

ELECTRmC START

42" MOWER

AUTOMA C

LAWN TRACTOR

Model No.

917.270742

o Safety o Assembly oOperation

Maintenance o Repair Parts

This product has alow emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines.

Before you startthe engine, 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 pm, Mon - Sat

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

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

Maintenance Schedule......................1B

Serviceand Adjustments....................22

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8

11

18

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Parts Ordering.....................Back Cover

LIMITEDTWOYEARWARRANTYONCRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENTPARTS

For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRidingEquipmentis maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner's manual,Searswill repairor replace,free of charge,any parts foundto be defectivein materialor workmanship.Warrantyserviceis availablefree of chargeby returningyour

Craftsmanridingequipmentto your nearestSears ServiceCenter. In-homewarranty serviceis availablebut a trip chargewill apply..This warrantyappliesonlywhile this productis in the UnitedStates.

This Warrantydoes not cover:

• Expendableitems which becomeworn duringnormal use, such as blades,spark plugs,air cleaners,belts and oil filters.

,, Tire replacementor repaircaused by puncturesfrom outsideobjects,such as nails, thorns,stumps,or glass.

o Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over speedingthe engine.

• Repairsnecessarybecause of operatornegligence,includingbut not limitedto, electricaland mechanicaldamagecausedby improperstorage,failure to use the proper gradeand amountof engineoil, failure to keepthe deck clearof flammable debris,or the failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontained in the owner'smanual.

Engine

(fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale).

In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date.

° Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes° A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made°

LIMITED 90 DA:Y WARRANTY ON BATTERY

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

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

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

TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME

WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-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

IMPORTANT:This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghands and feet and throwingobjects,Failureto observethe followingsafetyinstructionscould result in serious injury or death_

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GENERAL OPERATION

II. SLOPE OPERATION

= Read, understand, and follow all instructions

in the manual

and on the machine before starting.

o Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.

All slopes require extra caution, ff you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

DO: ° Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

o 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., o 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.

o 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.

o 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 unload _ ing the machine into a trailer or truck.

° Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries.

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

• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.

Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-

° Mow up and down slopes, not across_ o Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

= Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.

Uneven terrain could overturn the machine°

Taft grass can hide obstacles

o Use slow speed..

Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope° o Follow the manufacturer's recommenda tions 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.

o 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: o 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 o o Do not mow on wet grass.

Reduced traction could cause sliding., o Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes_

Lip to occur° Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine.

Allow machine to cool before storage.

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!11.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, o Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

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

o Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

IV. SERVICE

° Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels They are flammable and vapors are explosive,

-Use only an approved container.

-Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.

Allow engine to cool before refueling Do not smoke°

-Never refuel the machine indoors°

-Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater°

• Never run a machine inside a closed

area.

• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

.

Never tamper with safety devices.

Check their proper operation regularly.

o 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 objecL Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

° Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running_ o 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 cuL

Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them, o 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° o Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off° o Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary,, Always look down and behind before and while backing.

o Never carry children° They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

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

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°

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

° Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children,

• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across°

° Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etco

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps°

Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.

Tall grass can hide obstacles.

o Use slow speed,Choosea low gear so that you wilt not haveto 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.

o If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly°

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

ALook for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.

It means

CAUTION!!!

BECOME ALERTt!!

YOUR

SAFETY IS INVOLVED.

_I_ CAUTION" In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

_, 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 of your tracton

_WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm

AWARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOLINE

CAPACITY

ANDTYPE:

1.25 GALLONS

UNLEADED

REGULAR

OIL TYPE

API-SF/SG/SH):

OIL CAPACITY:

SPARK PLUG:

(GAP: .030")

VALVE

CLEARANCE:

SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)

SAE 5W-30

(BELOW 32°F)

3.0 PINTS

CHAMPION

OR J19LM

INTAKE:

EXHAUST:

RJ19LM

_.003-.005

005-.007

GROUND SPEED

(MPH):

FORVVARD: 5.5

REVERSE: 2.4

TIRE PRESSURE:FRONT:

REAR:

CHARGING

SYSTEM:

3 AMPS

5 AMPS

14 PSI

10PSI

BATTERY

HEADLIGHTS

BATTERY:

BLADE

TORQUE:

BOLT

AMP/HR: 25

MIN, CCA: 190

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 Sears service center.

We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

Please read and retain this manual.

The instructions wilt enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.

Always observe the "SAFETY RULES"°

REPAIR AGREEM ENT

A Repair Agreement is available on this product,.

Contact your nearest Sears store for details.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

• Read and observe the safety rules.

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

o 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, covered or grass-covered brushland unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state taws (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 Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual),

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Steering

Wheel Insert

Steering Wheel

Boot g

(1) Hex Bolt

3/8-I6 x 1

(1) Large Flat Washer

(1) Lock washer 3/8

Steering

Wheel Adapter

Seat

(1) Hex Bolt

5/16-18 x 1-1/4

O

Steering

Extension

Shaft

Slope Sheet

_(1 l) Washer

7/32 x 1-3/16 x 12

Gauge

) Knob

_) Shoulder olt 5/16-18

7

Keys

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Video Cassette

Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes, To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.

Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

Review the video cassette before you begin.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier° Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below,

__.._

Insert

"-'Y._,------3/8 Hex Bolt

_3/8 Lock Washer

"_

Large Flat

Washer

(1) 9/16"wrench

(2) 1/2"wrench

(1) Tire pressure gauge

(1) Pliers

(1) Utility knife g Boot

Steering Wheel

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

TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM

CARTON

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_

Ada

.Tabs

Shaft

BEFORE REMOVlNGTRACTOR

FROM SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND

BOOT o Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.

Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install

5/16 hex bolt and locknut.

Tighten securely.

• Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secu re,

INSTALL STEERING WHEEL

Position

front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward°

° Remove steerng 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.

o Assemble large fiat 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.

HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR

CHECK BATTERY

.

Lift seat pan to raised postion and open battery box door.

o 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 structions.)

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Seat Pan

Battery

Door

Terminal

Label

Terminal

INSTALL SEAT

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob° o 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 fiat washer loosely.

Do not tighten.

o 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.

o Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.

o Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

Shoulder

Bolt

Seat_,)

Seal Par _"S--Z_-"_.

I(

/

_-_.__

\ _ _

_..J

_ _\ \ \, '!

)

)

Adjustment

Knob Flat Washer

NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.

Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid.

TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See

Operation section for location and function of controls)

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

o Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

o Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission

(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the

Operation section of this manual).

o Roll tractor forward off skid.

o 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 follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual,.

Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area,

Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects_

• 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 ctutchtbrake pedal and set the parking braker

• 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_ o Turn ignition key to "OFF" position,

Continue with the instructions that follow,

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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.

&CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower° Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operationo

Mulcher

Plate

Shield

Latch

Hooks

TO CONVERTTO

DISCHARGING

BAGGING OR

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.

CHECKTIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.

Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

,, Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in

"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled.

See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the

Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER 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.

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CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

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

See "TO ADJUST

BRAKE" in the Sewice and Adjustments section of this manual,,

_" CHECKLIST

Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality producL

Please review the following checklist:

,/All assembly instructions have been completed,

v" No remaining loose parts in carton,

v" Battery is properly prepared and charged, (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps),

V" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely_

v" All tires are properly inflated, (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory),

v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-sidelfront-to-rear for best cutting results, (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling).,

v" Check mower and drive belts,, Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers,

v" 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 extra attention to the following important items:

v' Engine oil is at proper level,

v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline_

¢" Become familiar with all controls - their location and function, Operate them before you start the engine°

v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition,.

V It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time.

Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See

"TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE

TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual),

Thesesymbolsmay appearon your tractoror in literaturesuppliedwith the product,

Learn and understandtheir meaning.

BATTERY CAUTION OR

WARNING

REVERSE FORWARD

ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OiL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON

FAST SLOW

Qt k

LIG HT

OVER TEMP

FUEL

MOWER LIFT

CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT

PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

N L c®) I

HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

REVERSE NEUTRAL

IGNITION

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic bIodels only)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

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KNOWYOURTRACTOR

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

Ignition Switch

Throttle/Choke

Control

Ammeter

Attachment

Clutch

Lever ",_

Lift

Attachment

Lift Lever

Clutch/Brake

Pedal o Height

Adjustment

Indicator

Freewheel

Control

Parking Brake Lever

Approx.

Speed

2 MPH"

1 MPH

Motion Control

Lever

AMMETER

Our tractors conform to the Safety standards of the

American National Standards Institute.

discharging (-) of battery,

ATTACHMENT to engage raise, lower, and adjust declutching starting the engine, speed

- Indicates

CLUTCH the mower and direction

IGNITION SWITCH charging

LEVER blades,

- Used for starting and stopping the engine°

(+) or

- Used or other attachments mounted to your tractor°

ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.,

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for and braking the tractor and

MOTION

CONTROL LEVER - Selects the of tractor.

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/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed,

FREEWHEEL CONTROL -

Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine of L

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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_

HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch, When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

.

Depress clutch/brake pedal into full

"BRAKE" position and hot&

.

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

"Engage_' Position

Throttle/Choke

Control,

Brake

Pedal

Ignition Key

//"Disengaged"

_,/ Position

/ Parking Brake

"Engaged"

"Disengaged"

Position

STOPPING

Brake"

Position

Motion Control

Lever

MOWER BLADES -

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

GROUND DRIVE o 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", o Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key, Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use,

• 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, etCo

TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL

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 r

TO MOVE FORWARD AND

BACKWARD

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

.

Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) positiom

.

Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal

.

Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.

TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING

HEIGHT

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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,

o The averagelawn should be cut to approximately2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months..For healthierand better lookinglawns,mow often and after moderategrowth° o Forbest cuttingperformance,grass over 6 inches in height shouldbe mowedtwice. Makethe first cut relativelyhigh;the secondto desired height°

TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS

Gaugewheels are properlyadjusted when they are slightly off the ground when moweris at the desiredcutting height in operatingposition°Gauge wheels then keepthe deck in proper positionto help preventscalpingin most terrain conditions_ o Adjustgaugewheels with tractoron a flat level surface,.

• Adjust mowerto desiredcutting height

(See"TOADJUSTMOWERCUTTING

HEIGHT"in the Operationsectionof this manual)°

• With mowerin desiredheightof cut position,gauge wheels should be assembledso they are slightlyoff the ground. Install gaugewheel in appropriatehole with shoulderbolt, 3/

8 washer,and 3/8-16locknutand tightensecurely..

. Repeat for oppositeside installing gaugewheel in same adjustmenthole.

GaugeWhee[__,_

Mouotiog:4¢ ("

Bracket "----_'--\ _','__

Gauge Wheel f_k'_'_"_I_

TO OPERATE MOWER

Bolt

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.

° TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.

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

t4

Attachment

Clutch

"Disengaged_..

Position

Attachemnt

Lift Lever

High

;" Position

Low

Position

Deflector

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

,_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° o 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, o 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.,

TOTRANSPORT

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

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

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

o 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.

o To reengage transmission, above procedure.

reverse

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, etco),

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER

ATTACHMENTS

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 ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

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

o 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 vaive life).

Do not mix oil with gasoline° Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness_

IMPORTANT: temperatures

When below operating

32°F(0°C), in 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

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

Use fresh fuel next season, See Storage Instructions for additional information, Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur,

,¢{;kCAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck, Do not overfill, Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel_ Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

TO START ENGINE

When 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" positiom

,, Move throttle control to choke position,.

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, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again.

If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (500 F and above)

• When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position.

• The attachments and ground drive can now be used.

If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above.

COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)

• When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position.

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

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISS ION 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 also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up o

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 CARBURE-

TOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manualr

PURGETRANSMISSION

._CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running.

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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 reinstalla_ tion 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" this section of manual).

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° 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.

o Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position

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

• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.

After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1f2) speed.

With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal.

o 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

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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.

o If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.

Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired heighL

• Do not mow grass when it is wet.

Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps.

Allow grass to dry before mowing.

o 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, f r "l

MULCHING MOWiNGTIPS

IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash,.

Clean after each use o 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 fawn,

Always mulch with your highest

engine

(blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.

o 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.

o Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings.

When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.

,, Change your cutting pattern from week to week° Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week_ This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn.

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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

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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

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• Check brake operation_

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Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings.

If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant

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"ENGINE"

TRACTOR

Alwaysobservesafety ruleswhen performingany maintenance..

BRAKE OPERATION

If tractorrequiresmorethan six (6) feet stoppingdistanceat high speed in highestgear,then brakemustbe adjusted°(See"TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this manual).

TIRES o Maintainproperair pressurein all tires

(See"PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS" sectionof this manual), o Keeptires free of gasoline,oil, or insect contro!chemicalswhich can harm rubber.

° Avoidstumps,stones,deep ruts, sharp objectsandother hazardsthat may causetire damage.

NOTE:Toseat tire puncturesand preventflat tires dueto slow leaks,tire sealant may be purchasedfrom your local parts dealenTire sealantalso preventstire dry rot and corrosion.

OPERATORPRESENCESYSTEM

Be sure operatorpresenceand interlock systemsare workingproperly° If your tractordoes not functionas described, repair the problemimmediately_ o The engineshouldnot start unlessthe clutch/brakepedal is fully depressed and attachementclutchcontrol is in the disengagedposition.

o Whenthe engineis running,any attemptby the operatorto leavethe seat withoutfirst settingthe parking brakeshouldshut off the engine.

° Whenthe engineis runningand the attachmentclutch is engaged,any attemptby the operatorto leave the seatshouldshut off the engine° o The attachmentclutch should never operateunlessthe operatoris in the seat.

BLADE CARE

For best resultsmowerblades mustbe kept sharp.. Replacebent or damaged blades°

BLADE REMOVAL o Raisemowerto highestpositionto allow accessto blades..

o Removehex bolt, lockwasher and flat washer securing blade.

° Installnew or resharpenedblade with trailingedge up towardsdeck as shown,

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IMPORTANT:Toensure properassembly, centerhole in blademust alignwith star on mandrelassembly° o Reassemblehex bolt, lock washer and flat washerin exact orderas shown,

,, Tightenbolt securely(27-35 Ft. Lbs.

torque)

IMPORTANT:Bladebolt is Grade8 heat treated.

Mandrel Assembly

Trailing Edge Up

Blade Center

Hole

Flat

Lock Washer

(_2---Hex Bolt (Grade)

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

TO SHARPEN BLADE

NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced.

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced_ An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower°

° To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer.

(When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer,)

NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade.

The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.

° Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.

If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position if either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced,

5/8" Bolt o

Center Hole ade

BATTERY

"Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use,,

However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.

° Keep battery and terminals clean_

= Keep battery bolts tight°

° Keep small vent holes open.

• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.

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

Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary°

TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS

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

= Open battery box door.

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

o Rinse the batten/with dry.

plain water o Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

and

° 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 hoL To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.

• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean.

° Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.

To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins.

TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID

The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle.

Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center..

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

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

SH° Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature,

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE_

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32 ,Io G_ _o loo

TEb'IPEFLATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE HEXT OIL CHANGE

NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils

(5W30, 10W30 etc..) improve starting in cold weather, these multiwiscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oit.

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

TQ 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.

o Oil will drain more freely when warm_

• Catch oil in a suitable container.

° Remove oil fill capldipstick.

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

o Remove drain plug.

o After oil has drained completely, replace oi! 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..

o 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.

-_ ,'-._ ,_J-,_i Cap/Dipstick

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 fiber&

ENGINE COOLING FINS

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

.

Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine°

° Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirL o Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins.

• To reassemble, reverse above procedure°

Blower Housing

Screws

• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.

o Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.

° Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

° Remove cartridge nut°

° Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor.

o Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface.

If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

o Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s).

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

They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.

Do not oil cartridge.

Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge_ _ Cover

Knob

Cover

Foam Pre-

Cleaner

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Paper

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Base

Dipstick Tube

Assembly

Air Screen

Engine

Cooling

Fins

AIR FILTER

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Plug

"{our engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.

Clean the foam pro-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season° Service paper cartridge every I00 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 o Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge° o 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.

MUFFLER

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

SPAR K 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

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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 finishedsurfacesand wheels free of all gasoline,oil, etc.

• Protectpaintedsurfaceswith automotive type wax_

We do not recommendusing a garden hoseto clean your tractorunlessthe

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.

o Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

° Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position..

o Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key,

°

Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

o Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.Tractor

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.

o 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 front links from deck by removing retainer springs.

Sina!! Retainer Spring

Clutch Sp rir_'g'_

° Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms.

Slide mower out from under tractor.

IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring onto square hole in frame.

TO INSTALL MOWER

° Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position°

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

o Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

° Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions..

Link

Retainer Spring

Anti-Sway

Collar\

Retainer Springs

(Both Sides)

Housing Guide Bra_

Large Retainer Spring

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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 manua!)_ If tires are over or underinfiated, you will not properly adjust your mower,

SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT o 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.

o If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower onlyo

° To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side.

o To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side.

NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8"..

• Recheck measurements after adjusting.

Bottom edge of mower to

Bottom edge of mower to ground "\\_ ground o 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 tinks_.

o 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_ o When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links, o Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length f

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

Both links should be approximately 10-3/8L

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Front

TO REPLACE

DRIVE BELT

MOWER BLADE

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).

o Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

• Pull belt away from mower.

o Installnewbelt in reverseorderof removal o Makesure belt is in all pulley grooves and insideall belt guides.

• Installmowerin reverseorderof removal instructions.

Mandrel

PulIE IdlerPulle

With Parking Brake "Engaged"

"A"

Nut

Pulley

TO ADJUST BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adiusf:able brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxleo if tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted_

• Depress ctutchlbrake 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 I-9/16".

against nut "A".

Retighten jam nut

4.

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 neces- sary.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

3erating

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.

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

° Install new belt by reversing above procedure.

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TRANSMISSION

REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL/

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.

TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL

LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT

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

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

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

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

o 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.

o 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,.

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

Motion Control Lever Neutral

TO ADJUST STEERINGWHEEL

ALIGNMENT

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

FRONTWHEELTOE-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 REMOVEWHEEL FOR REPAIRS o Block up axle securely.

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

o Repair tire and reassemble.

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

insert square key_ o Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely

in axle groove.

• Replace axle cover.

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.

Washers

Retaining

Rinc

Axle

Cover

Square Key _'

(Rear Wheel Only)

_Y "

' --

i Adjustment Bolt

25

TO START ENGINEWITH

BATTERY

AWEAK

_,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 recharge& (See

"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).

If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, fellow this procedure:

IMPORTANT: '{our 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 o 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.

o 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.

o RED cable last from both batteries..

Positive Terminal Negative Terminal

REPLACING BATTERY

_,CAUTION: 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° o Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door.

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

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

o First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and nut as shown.

Tighten securely.

o Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and nut,, Tighten securely,, o Close battery box doon

Seat Pan

Battery Door

Positive (Red) Cable

Neg

Cable

(Black)

Positive Terminal ged

Battery

Negative Terminal

26

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

• Raise hood.

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

o 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 I5 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse The fuse holder is located behind the dash.

TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL

ASSEMBLY o Raise hood_

• Unsnap headlight wire connector.

o Stand in front of tractor_ Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor°

,, To replace, reverse above procedure°

ENGINE

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

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

TO 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 from slow to choke position.

Slowly move lever from choke to fast position.

• Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up.

If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned.

Tighten clamp screw securely.

Governor

Control Lever Governor

Control Plate

Headlight Wire

Connector

\

Holes ", Clamp Screw

Throttle

Cable

27

TO ADJUST CARBURETOR

NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is

!ow emission it is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap.

Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap° The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle.

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 idle mixture valve in

(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel!air

mixture.

Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture,

IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seatin carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight.

PRELIMINARY SETTING -

• Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.

,, Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above).

FINAL SETTING a Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes, Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

• Move throttle control lever to slow position.

With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain

I750 RPM.

o While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough.

Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions.

lease throttle lever.

Re-

ACCELERATION TEST o Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position.

If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out

(counterclockwise) 1/8 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.

Idle Speed Screw

Lever

Idle Mixture with Limiter

Valve ---'--_

28

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

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, etco Store in a clean, dry area_ o Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).

o Inspect and replace belts, if necessary

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

o 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.

BATTERY

° Fully charge the battery for storage_

° After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging° o To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'q'O CLEAN BATTERY

AND TERMINALS"

in the Maintenance

section of this manual).

• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come

in contact

with battery terminals,

= If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces_

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT: it is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

Also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels 9called 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.

° Drain the fuel tank.

,

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

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

• Use fresh fuel next season.

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

Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.

Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.

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

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

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil.

(See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual)_

CYLINDER(S)

° 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.

o 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 rusL

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

29

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

Will not start

Hard to start

Enginewill turn over not

Engine clicks

but will

not start

CAUSE

1o

2.

CHART

Out of fuel.

Engine not "CHOKED" properly.

34 Engine flooded.

4.

8.

9.

Bad spark

5o Dirty air filter.

6.

Dirty fuel filter_

7.

Water in fuel.

Carburetor adjustment.

10. Engine plug.

valves adjustment.

1.

Dirty air filter.

out of

2.

Bad spark plug.

3o Weak or dead battery.

4.

Dirty fuel filter.

5.

Stale or dirty fuel.

6.

7.

8.

Loose

Loose or damaged

Carburetor adjustment.

Engine out of or damaged out of valves adjustment.

out of wiring.

wiring.

1_ Brake pedal not depressed

2.

Attachment clutch is engaged.

3._ Weak or dead battery.

4.

Blown fuse.

5.

Corroded battery terminals_

6.. Loose or damaged wiring.

7.

Faulty ignition switch.

8.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

9.

Faulty operator presence switch(es) o

1. Weak or dead battery.

2.

Corroded battery terminals_

3.

Loose or damaged wiring.

4.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

CORRECTION

1.

Fill fuel tank.

2.

See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.

3.

Wait several minutes before attempting to start.

4.

Replace spark plugo

5.

Clean/replace air filter.

6.. Replace fuel filter.

7.

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

8.

Check all wiring.

9.

See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments sectiom

10.Contact

a Sears or other qualified service center°

1_ Clean/replace air filter.

2.

Replace spark plug.

3.

Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace fuel filter.

5.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline°

6.

Check all wiring.

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

8.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

1.

Depress brake pedal.

2.

Disengage attachment clutch_

3o Recharge or replace battery.

4_ Replace fuse.

5.

Clean battery terminals.

6.

Check all wiring.

7.

Check!replace

switch..

ignition

8.

Check/replace starter.

solenoid

9.

Contact a Sears or other or qualified service center.

1.

Recharge or replace battery°

2o Clean battery terminals.

3.

Check all wiring.

4 Check/replace starter° solenoid or

3O

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

CHART

CAUSE

Loss of power ......... I, Cutting too much grass/too fast,,

2, Throttle in "CHOKE" position°

3.

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

4, Dirty air filter.

5,

Low oil leve!/dirty oil,

6,

Faulty spark plug,

Excessive vibration

Enginecontinues to run when

operator leaves

seat with attachment clutch engaged

Poor cut - uneven

7.

Dirty fuel filter,

8, Stale or dirty fuel

9.

Water in fuel,

10oSpark plug wire loose.

1 ! ,Dirty engine air screen/fins.

12. Dirty!clogged

muffler°

13oLoose or damaged wiring,

14, Carburetor out of adjustment,

15_Engine valves out of adjustment.

1o Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

Bent blade mandrel.

3.

Loose/damaged part(s)_

,,

....

,....

i..........

Faulty operator-safety presence control system_

CORRECTION

1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/-' reduce speed_

2.

Adjust throttle control,

3, Clean underside of mower

4,

5, housing,

Clean/replace air filter.

Check oil level/change oil.

6.

Clean and regap or change spark plug,

7,

8,

Replace fuel filter,

Drain fuel tank and refill

9.

with fresh gasoline°

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

10_Connect and tighten spark plug wire.

11 ,Clean engine air screen/ fins.

12,Clean/replace muffler°

13oCheck all wiring.

14,See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section.

15,Contact a Sears or other qualified service center,

,

1.

Replace blade,,

2_

3.

Tighten blade bolt,,

Replace blade mandrel.

Tighten loose part(s),

Replace damaged parts.

,

Check wiring, switches and connections.

If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center,

1.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

2,

3,

4.

5,

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,

.........

,,,, ,,,, ,,,.....

t, Replace blade, Tighten blade bolt,

2, Level mower deck°

3, Clean underside of mower housing.

4, Replace blade mandrel,

5, Clean around mandrels to open vent holes,

31

TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

Mower blades

will not

rotate

CHART

CAUSE

1.

Obstruction

in clutch

mechanism.

2.

Wornldamaged drive belt.

mower

3, Frozen idler pulley.

4_ Frozen blade mandrel.

Poor grass

_ischarge

Headlight(s)

working

if so equipped)

not

I,

2,

CORRECTION

Remove

Replace obstruction.

3_ Check/replace

5.

Replace fuse.

light switch.

4.

Check wiring and connections.

mower drive belt.

3.

Replace idler pulley.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

1o Engine

2.

3.

Travel speed

Wet grass.

4,, Mower

5.

6.

pressure.

Worn, speed too slow, deck not level

Low/uneven tire air bent or loose blade.

7.

Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower_

8.

Mower drive belt worn.

9.

Blades improperly installed.

10.Improper

11 .Clogged

holes too fast.

blades mower used.

deck vent from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1.

Place throttle control in

"FAST" position°

2.

Shift to slower speed.

3.

Allow grass to dry before mowing.

4o Level mower deck.

5.

Check tires for proper air pressure.

6.

Replace/sharpen blade.

Tighten blade bolt,,

7.

Clean underside of mower housing°

8.

Replace mower drive belt.

9.

Reinstall blades sharp edge down°

10.Replace

with blades listed in this manual.

11 _Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

1, Turn switch "ON".

2o Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s)o

1.

Switch is "OFF".

2.

Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.

3.

Faulty light switch.

4.

Loose or damaged wiring.

54 Blown fuse.

Battery

charge

Loss of drive

Engine engine

"OFF" wilt not

"backfires' when turning

1o

2.

3.

4,

1,

2,,

3.

Bad battery celt(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 during shipment or servicing.

Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

32

!.

Replace battery.

2.

Check/clean ail connectionso

3.

Replace regulator_.

4, Replace alternator.

I.

Place freewheel control in

"engaged" position.

2.

Replace motion drive belt.

3.

Purge transmission.

Move throttle control engine.

to

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

SCHEMATIC

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

BATTERY

07,._

FUSE nED

STARTER

_[ACX )

/7

I (OPTIO_)

IGNITION

SWITCH

A,( w,rr_

CLUTCH 1 BRAKE

(PEDAL UP)

SOLENOID

_(_j -

SEAT SWITCH

(NOT OCCUPIED)

0LAC_

8LACK

(OPTIONAL)

C_

1 ¢ I

FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID

(IF SO EQUIPPED)

ORAt,tGE

CHARGt_JG 5_Y£TEM OLr_ p Lt;r

3 AMP [_C @ 3_00 tip}3

CONNECTOR

SPARK

1.........

_

F-_',.

I

PLUG

-) GAP

(2 PLUGS ON

_

-FWIN CYL. ENGINES)

25 VOLT,_ AC M#I, I_ 3600 [!p_4

(CHARGIN_ SYSTEM OI_CONNECtrED)

'_

, ,,_

, ALTERNATOR

I,

IGNITION SWITCH

POSITION

OFF

RUN/LIGHT

RUN

................

START

CIRCUIT

"MAKE"

M+G+At NONE

B+AI A2+L

B+A I i

B+S+A1

NONE

NONE

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, AS THE ENGINE tS

SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS

WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST,

/_ROWN

HEADLIGHTS

0

NON-REMOVABLE

CONN ECTIONS

©

REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

WIRING INSULATED

CLIPS

NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR

SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO

PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W1RfNG,

33

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,27074-2

25

45

_1

I

I

I

I

I

I

26

;40

34

ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

22

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

I

2

8

18

21

33

40

41

42

43

45

52

144925

74760412

156417

153664

166182

4152J

4799J

146147

166180

73510400

4207J

I21305X

163968

140403 t702t7

71110408

131563

145673

12!433X

14t940

DESCRIPTION

Battery

Bolt, Hex Head t/4-20 unc x 3/4

Case, Batlery Mech Hinge

Switch, Ignition

Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J)

Bulb, Light

Cable, Ballery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"

Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/t6 Wire

Fuse, 15 Amp

Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Unc

Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, t2"

Switch, Plunger

Switch, Ignition

Key, Ignition

Harness, Ignition

Bolt, Hex Head, Fin_, 1/4-20 × 1/2

Cover, Terminal, Red

Solenoid

Ammeter Rectangular

Prolection Wire Loop

NOTE: All componenl dimensions given in U S, inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

35

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 9"I

7,270742

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

212

2B

12

20B

13

74

3

.3

2O8

36

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2707"42

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

169830

169061

17060612

Chassis Stamping

Drawbar

Screw 3/8q6 x 3/4

I2

13 t7

18

25

26

28

29

30

5

9

10

11 t55272 Bumper Hoed/Dash

168337X013 Dash

STD533710 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1

155927 Panel, Dash, L.H,,

145660 ClipTinnerman Grille PiL

172107X010 Panel, Dash, R,H,.

144983X558 HoodAssembly t26938X BumperHood

19131312 Washer 13/32 x t3/16 x 12 Gauge

STD541437 Nut

156725X558 Grille Lens Asm

1552t7X599 Lens, Grille

16491BX558 Fend/F_rest Phi STLT W/CPH 558

31

37

38

51

52

53

54

55

57

139976

17490508

169834

73800400

19091416

145201

161464

145202

60

64

74

72140606

154798

73680600 t42 I65867

Bracket, Fender Support

Screw Thdrol 5/t6-18 x 1/2 Tyt

Bracket Asm Pivol Mower Rear

Nut Lock w/Insert 114-20 UNC

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

Bracket Grille Pickotf LH

Screw Hex Wshd 8-115x 7/8

Bracket Grille Pickoff RH

STD522507 BoI_, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4

Dash Lower STLT

Nut Crown_ock 3/8-16 UNC

Plate Reinforcement STLT

143 154966

144 154207 t45 156524

206 170165

207 17670508

20B 17670608

212 165919

- 5479J

Bracket Swaybar Chassis

Bracket Pnt FoolrestSTLT

Rod PivoIChassis/Hood

Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT

Screw Thdrot 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Insert Lens Reflective

Ptug, Button

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

I inch = 25.4 mm

37

GBOUND DB|VF--

TBACTOI_

""_ODEL

NumBER

9_7.270742

1

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 9I 7.270742

38

39

40

41

42

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

55

56

57

59

6I

62

63

64

2t

22

24

25

26

27

28

8

10

14

15

16

I9

29

30

32

34

35

36

37 t

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Transaxle (See Breakdown)

165866

Hydro Gr 314-0510

Rod Shift Fender Adjust

STD5612!0

Pin Cotler I/8 x 1 CAD

10040400

74490544

Washer Lock Hvy Helical

Bolt Hex FlgHd 5/t6-18 x Gn 5

STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-!8 Unc

STD54t437 Nut Lock Hex WiWsh 3t8-16 Unc

130564

169498

73350600

Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13

Rod, Brake Hydro

Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-t6 Unc

106888X Spring, Brake Rod

STD551037 Washer

STD561210 Pin Cotter t/8 x 314 CAD,

145204 Rod, Parking Brake

71673 t69592

74760512

15507t

120t83X t9211616

1572H

Cap, Parking Brake

Bracket, Transaxfe

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

Shaft, Fool Pedal

Bearing, Nylon

Washer

Pin, Roll

131494

74760644

4470J

Pulley, tdier, Flat

Bolt

Spacer, Split

165838

19131312

Keeper, Belt idler

Washer t3/32 x 13/16 x I2 Ga

127783

154407

I23205X

Pulley, idler, V-Groove

Bettcrank, Clutch

Retainer, Belt

STD5237!5

Bolt

STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC

STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-I8 Unc

1057!0X

Link, Clutch

I05709X Spring, Return, Clutch

STD5237t2 Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x I-!/4

140294

169691

17060612

8883R t40186

71170764

V-Belt

Keeper, Center Span

Screw.

3/8-16 x 3/4

Cover, Pedal

Pulley, Engine

Bolt Hex 7/t6-20 x 4 Gr 5

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

65 STD55 ! 143

Washer

66

70

71

72

73

74

75

154778

134683

169183

19132012

169182

137057

121749X

Keeper Bell Engine Hydro

Keeper Bell Engine

Strap Torque Lh Hydro

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

Strap Torque Rh Hydro

Spacer, Axle

Washer 25/32 x 1-t/4 x 16 Gao

76

77

78

81

82

83

84

89

90

95

96

116

150 t65850

I51

STD581075

123583X

121748X

Key, Square

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

165596

1657tl

19171216

124346X t70201

Shaft Asm Cross Tapered

SpringTorsion

Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x t6 Ga

169594

Link Transaxle

164890X428 Console, Shift

Nut Sell-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc

Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires

4497H

Retainer Spring 1"Zinc/Cad

72110610

19133210

E-Ring

Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25

Bushing Bellcrank Grd Drive

Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.

!56

166002

158 165589

Washer Srrted 5/161D x ! t25

Bracket Shift Mount

159 165494

Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt

161 72140406

162 73680400

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

Nut Crowniock 1/4-20 Unc

163 74780416

Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5

164 19091010

Washer 5/8 x .28I x 10 Ga

165 165623

Bracket Pivot Lever

166 t66880

Screw 5/16-I8 x 5/8

168 !65492

Bolt Shoulder 5/t6-1B x ,561

169

197

198

I99

165580

169613

169593

169812

Plate Fastening

Nyliner Snap-tn 5/8"ID

Washer Nyi 7/8 ID x .t05" Hyd

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18UNC

200

202

72140508

72110612

Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18UNC x l

Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr5

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S inches t inch = 25_4 mm

39

TRACTOR --

MODEL

NUMBER 917.270742

STEERING ASSEMBLY

_30 f

t"

I

62.

4,1

1

13

67

67

67

_5

1

2B

30

4O

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

STEERING ASSEMBLY

KEY

PART

NO, NO,

47

51

54

62

63

65

68

42

43

44

46

38

39

40

41

67

68

79

80

82

85 t9

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30

32

36

37

13

I5

I7

18

8

9

10

11

4

5

6

7

1

2

3

139769

19133812

STD541537

100711L

145054x428 t21749X

153720

12!232X

6855M

STD541431

74780520

167902

STD523710

160367

154404

72140818

169827

19132012

74950812

169835

133835

139768

154427

169840

169839

6266H

121748X

19272016

12000029

3366R

169832

STD551137

136518

145212

156546

57079

160395

165857

165851

154406

126847X

136874

19131416

17O60612

ST0561210

130465

155099

152927

DESCRIPTION

Steering Wheel

Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL

Spindle Assembly, Loll

Spindle Assembly, R.H_

Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened

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

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

Ring, Klip

Bearing. Steering Column

Dragtink

Washer, Lock

Spacer Brg Axle Front

Nut, Hexflange Lock

Shaft Assembly. Steering

Washer, Thrust .515 x ..750 x ..033

Support, Shaft

Screw Hex Wshhd Terx

Pittman Shalt 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

Insert, Steering Wheel

Washer t3t32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge

Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF

Adaptor, Steering Wheel

BooL Steerfng Shaft

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

Extension Shaft Steering LR LT

Cap, Spindle

Fitting, Grease

NutLock Hex w/Ins 5/16q8 UNC

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

Kit Steering Asm Service

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-t6 UNC x t Gr 5

Spacer Brace Axle

Bearing Arm Pittman

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4

Axle, Brace

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

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

Bracket Susp Chassis Front

Fastner Christmas Tree

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U_S.inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

41

ENGINE

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

2

78

44

t

14

78

4

29

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

23

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR - .-MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

KEY PART

NO.

NO,

I

2

3

4 t3

I4

15

16

23

29

3t

32

33

45

46

62

72

37

38

40

44

78

81

162157

17720410

137352

165291

13280324

13200300

STD551237

169837

137180

109202X

158990

123487X

137040

.......

124028X

17670412

17000612

19091416

10040500

71070512

17060620

73510400

DESCRIPTION

Control, Throttle

Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutling 1/4-20 x 5/8

Engine, (See Breakdown)

Briggs ModelNo.31 I707-0132-E3

Muffler

Gasket Kohler

Nipple, Pipe 3t8 NPT x 3

Elbow, Standard 90°, 3/8-18 NPT

Washer

Shield Brn/Dbr Guard

Arrestor, Spark

Tank, Fuel

Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented

Clamp, Hose

Line, Fuel

Plug, Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)

Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line

Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd, Roll 1/4-20 x 3/4

Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-!6 x 3/4

Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge

Washer Lock Hvy, Htcl Spr. 5/16

Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-t/4

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric

NOTE'. All component dimensions given in U,S inches

I inch = 25.4 mm

43

SEATASSEMBLY

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

t7

12

KEY

NO.

7

8

9 lO tt

12

3

4

5

6

1

2

PART

NO.

140123

140551

71110616

19131510

145006

STD541437

12418tX

17000616

19131614

155925

166369

I21246X

DESCRIPTION

Seat

Bracket, Pivot, Seat

Bolt

Washer I3/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge

Clip, Push-in Hinged

Nut

Spring, Seat

Screw 3/8-i6 x 1-1/2

Washer 13t32 x 1 x 14 Gauge

Pan, Seat Emboss QCK Corm,.

Knob Seat

Bracket, Switch Mounting

KEY PART

Nee NO.

DESCRIPTION

I3

14 t5

16

17

21

22

24

25 t21248X

72050412

134300

12t250X

123976X

171852

STD541431

19171912

127018X

Bushing, Snap

Bolt, Carriage 1/4_20 x 1-1/2

Spacer, Split 28 x .88

Spdng

Lecknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Nut

Washer t7/32 x t-3/16 x 12 Gar

Bolt, Shoulder 5/t6-18 x .62

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S_ inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

44

DECALS

2I

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

lO

KEY PART

NO.

NO,

1

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

12

13

14

156811

171696

171697

171761

133644

166887

163204

156439

146046

163254

160396

DESCRIPTION

Decal, Oper instr,

Decal, Hood, RH.

Decal, Hood, LoHr

Decal Hood Replacement

Decal, Customer Maintenance

Decal, Deck EZ3

Decal, Fender, Craftsman

Decal, Fender Dange_

Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic

Decal, Dash Pn!

Decal, V-Belt Schematic

20

21

23

- -

- -

- -

- _

- -

- -

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

149516

163205

165406

138311

165800X428

165799X428

169210

174878

174879

Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng

Decal, Fender Auto Sears

Decal, Engine

Decal, Lift Handle

Pad Footrest LH STLT

Pad Footrest RH STLT

Decal By Pass LT Hydro

Owner's Manual, English

Owner's Manual, Spanish

WHEELS

& TIRES

5,8

7

4,10

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

59192

65139

Vatve Cap, Tire

Stem, Valve

106222X

59904

Tire, Front

Tube, Front Tire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

106732X427 Rim, Front

278H

9040H

Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)

Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)

I06108X427 Rim, Rear

138488 Tire, Rear

7152J t04757X

144334

Tube, RearTire

(Not Provided, Service Item Only)

Cap, Axle

Sealant, Tire 10 oz

NOTE: Al! component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 9'17.270742

7

11

13

I.

32

19

6

13

3

15

2O

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR --MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

I3 t5 t6

17

18

19

20

3t

32

1

2

3

6

7

4

5

8

1t

I2

KEY PART

NO.

NO, DESCRIPTION

I59460

159471

!05767X

12000002

19211621

120183X t25631X t22365X

139865

139866

Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly

Shaft Assembly, Lift

Pin, Groove

E-Ring

Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge

Bearing, Nylon

Grip, Handle, Fluted

Button, PIunger, Red

Link, Lift, L,,H,

Link, Lift, R,H

STD624008 RetainerSpdng

173288 Link, Front

73350800

130171

73800800

Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-!3 UNC

Trunnion

Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2q3 UNC

139868 Arm, Suspension, Rear

163552

169865

73540600

Retainer Spring

Bearing, Pvt, Lift

Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24

NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches

1 inch = 25 4 mm

47

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,270742

=

34

\

I

40 -""(_..,.. 37

....--145

I i

I

I08

105(

101

102''_

103

106

\

2

16

1

18

29

28

21 22

,/ ]23 24

27

48

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,270742

33

34

35

36

37

29

30

31

32

25

26

27

28

21

22

23

24

14

I5

I6

18

19

20

52

53

54

55

56

59

48

49

50

51

40

44

45

46

4

5

6

8

9

10

11 t2

I3

1

2

3

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

165892

STD533107

138017

165460

STD624008

130832

850857

STD551137

140296

134149

129895

137645

128774

110485){

140329

72140505

132827

159770

STD54t431

134753

131267 t05304X

123713X

110452X

!30968X428

19111016

131491

157722

129963

153535

137266

STD533717

133835

131494

STD551037

STD541437

140088

STD624003

137729

133944

155066

131340

STD54t410

139888

131845

133943

155046

165723

141043

DESCRIPTION

Mower Deck Assembly, 42 '_

Bolt

Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,

Front

Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck

RetainerSpdng

Arm, Suspension, Rear

Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x t25 Gr. 8

Washer, Lock

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching

Bearing, Ball

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented

(Includes Key Number t2)

Housing, Mandrel, Vented

Bearing, Ball, Mandrel

Stripper, Vented Mower Deck

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5f8

Bolt, Shoulder

Baffle, Vortex

Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC

Stiffener Bracket

Bracket, Deflector

Cap, Sleeve

Spring, Torsion, Deflector

Nut, Push

Shield, Deflector

Washer II/32 x 5/8 x I6 Ga

Rod, Hinge

ScrewThdrol Washer Head

Washer, Spacer

Pulley, Mandrel

Nut, Topfock, FIanged

Bolt

Fastner, Christmas Tree

Pulley, ldier, Flat

Washer 13/32 x t3/16 x !6 Gauge

Nut Crownlock3tBq 6 UNC

Guard, Mandrel, L.H.

Retainer

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

Washer, Hardened

RollerAssembly, Cam Follower

Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5

Locknut

Bolt, Shoulder 5116-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, idler

Spacer, Retainer

Guard, TUV Idler

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

67

68

92

I0I

149846

144959

STD541437

136420

102 71081010

103 19061216

I04 STD551110

105 160793

106 2029J

11t 155197

112 155198 t13 17060512

114 STD54143!

1t5 721t0504

I16 4898H

117 165746

118 73930600

1t9 STD551037

12I 143723

128 153390

129 19131312

130 STD523710

131 STD533710

142 165890

143 157109

144 158634

145 165888

146 166891

147 131335 t48 169022

149 165898

150 19091216 t51 169670

152 169676

153 169674

154 169875 t55 169671

156 169672

157 169669

I58 17720410

159 72140614

- t 30794

- 169583

Knob Custom Oval

V-Belt

Nut

Mulcher Cover

Screw

Washer #I0

Washer, Lock

Latch Assembly, Bagger

Nut, Weld

Bracket. Gauge, Wheet L H

Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH

Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4

Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC

Bolt, Carriage 5/t6 UNC x I/2

Bolt, Shoulder

Wheel, Gauge

Nut, Center[ock 3/8-I6

Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x t4 Gauge

Bracket

Washer Felt

Washer 13/32 x 13/I6 x 12 Ga

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

Boff, Rdhd Sqnk 3/Bq6UNC x 1

Arm Spring Brake Mower

Bracket Arm idler 42"

Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable

Pulley Idler Flat

Bolt Carriage Idler

Spring Extension

Spring Return Idler

Retainer Sp ring Yellow Zinc

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

Bracket Clutch

Cable C_utch42 tn

Washer Flat 3/8" Type B

Spring Retainer

Spring Retention Lever

Spacer

Rod Clutch

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5t8

Bolt Rdhd Bqn 318-16 UNC x 1- 3/4

Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key

Numbers 8-10, t2-15, 31and 32)

Mower Deck, Complete (Standard

Deck, Order Separately Mutcher

Plate and Gauge Wheel

Components, Key Nos 101-106 and111-121)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

49

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

HYDROGEARTRANSAXLE-- MODELNUMBER314-0510

5O

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUIVIBER9'17.270742

HYDROGEARTRANSAXLE-- MODEL NUMBER314-05'10

I6

I7

18

19

23

24

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

8

9

10

1I

I2

13

14

I

2

3

6

7

4

5

KEY PART

NO+ NO,

170363

170364

150771

170365

170366

170367

170368

170369

170370

170371

170389

142991

170351

170352

170353

170354

169898

170355

170356

170357

170358

170359

170360

169870

170361

I69869

I70362

34

35

170390

170391

53

54

55

56

57

58

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

170392

170405

170406

142977

142978

!50798

I70407

150792

150793

150809

170393 t70394

170395

170396

150797

170397

170398

170399

170400

170401

170402

170403

170404

DESCRIPTION

Main Housing, Assembly

Side Housing, Assembly

Center Section, Assembly

Swashplate, Trunion Machined

Block -Assembfy

Sealant 10.50z

Hex Flange Screw 114-20X

125

Stud, 5/16+24 Hex Double End

Shaft, Input

Ring-Retaining

Spacer

Ring +Retaining

Sea!, Lip .67 X 158 X 276

Ball Brg 17ram ld X 40ram Od X

12mm

Hex Ffange Head Screw 5/16-

24X0 75

Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7

Arm, Controt

Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust

Check Plug Assembly, Washer

Shaft, Motor

Gear + Pinion, t3I

10t/48t Gear

Gear, 10t Jackshaft

60t Bull Gear

Sleeve Bearing 75 X t.575 X

.625

SteeveBearing(Outboard)

.75x 1+750x625

Washer, 3/4 td X !-112 Od X

•+3 Thk

Lip Seal Axle Seat

Shaft, Axle ,75 X 1139 (Key,

R,H,)

Shaft, Axle 75 X 16.99 (Key,

L+H,)

Miter Gear (Splined)

Miter Gear t5t (0,5 ld)

Shaft

Ring, Spiral Retaining

Pin, Jackshait

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 I 00d X

,05Thk

Retaining Ring

Bearing, Center Block

Spdng- He_icaICompression

Washer

20w-50 Oft

Brake Yoke

KEY PART

NO.

NO+ DESCRIPTION

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

59

60

61

62

63

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

87

88

90

93

170423

170424 t61168

I70425

170426

142917

170429

170430

170431

!07

170432

108 170433

109

111

! 13

170408

142883

142882

142887

170410

142892

170411

170412

170413

170414

170415

170416

170417

1t6 170438

119 170439 t20 170440

12I

122

170418

142884

170419

170420

170421

170422

142969

142980

150778

170434

I70435

170437

170441

170442

123 170443 t24 170444

125 170445

126 170446 t27 170447

128 173165

900 166768

Rotor, Brake

Brake Puck

Puck Plate

Brake Actuating Pin

Hfhcs 1/4+20x2 W/Patch,

SpeclalFlange

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

Spacer

Spring, Brake Arm Bias

Sq Hd Bolt 5!16+24-Ribbed

Arm, Broke

Slotted He× Nut 5/16-24

Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4

Compression Spring Brake

Anli+Drag

Washer, Ht .5 I+D.X 10.D

X

.032

Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D X 7/8

O.D

Oil Seal ,625 X 1°0 X ..25

Check Plug Assembly, 027,

Washer

Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack

Puck, .330 X t.50 X .0975

Spring, Helical Comp

Spacer

Hex Lock Nut 5/t6-24Unjf

(Nylon Insert)

Wedge, Friction Pack

Clip, Washer 316xl .50x.1046

(Plated)

Pin, Standard Headless

Fitting, 5t16 Sae 5/32 Tube

Hose, Expansion Tank

Cap - Poppet Valve

Bolt, Self Tapping 10+32 X 112

Puck, Inner Wedge

Spring Cfip+ Housing Thrust

Deflector

Washer, Motor Shaft

.71id× 1 15odx.+03Othk

Plug, San #6

O-Ring 07 X _301 ID

Bracket, Suppod Expansion

Tank

Silicon Sponge

Fan, 7 In.

Pulley

Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon insert)

Washer, Bellevitle

Belt Keeper

Center Section-Fitter-Bypass

Assembly

Filter Assembfy

Fan -Putley Service Assembly

Seal - O-Ring Kit

Kit, Expansion Tank

Transaxle Complete

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

1 inch = 254 mm

51

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNO.311707,TYPENO.0132-E3

914_

1022

71

1

54_

1034

27

32_.

307

306_

1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT

1022

968_

'_

REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS

TO INSTALL,

SEE REPAIR

INSTRUCTION

MANUAL.

I

1019 LABEL KIT ]

1058 OWNER'S MANUAL

52

TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 311707, TYPE NO. 0132-E3

968

445

-

_ REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL.

SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL t76

616

240

404 @

I4 ="

404@

95 _633A (_

93__

692

_

127,_ _

I-

634___j

137

51%

LMTtCARBURETOR

PART NUMBER

LOCATIONS

/

L_

142

__117

_ 186 (.(_

276 @

947

THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC

AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS

121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT

to4_ 1270 [email protected] 9_7® _ ,_

358 ENGINE GASKET

SET

977 CARBURETOR

GASKET

SET sl_ [email protected] 137

53

TRACTOR

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 311707, TYPE NO. 0132-E3

462

797A

X

969A

324

267 _

1005

363

23A _ 74 _ t

I044

1051 C'.

783A

695_

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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270742

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 311707, TYPE NO. 0132-E3

130A (_

95A

633A O

117A _

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I_'_1

137A_

276A

@

950

51

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121A CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT

276A @

95A _

104A,_

117A

127A0

105A

231A

137A O

977A CARBURETOR GASKET SET

51% 137A O [email protected]

55

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- - MODEL NUMBER

917.270742

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NO. 311707, TYPE NO. 0132-E3

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

3

890156

399265

391086

4

5

7

9

9

494238

690188

692410

495735

27803

10 691666

I 1 691328

!2

271916

271997

271996

13

I5

!6

20

22

690360

94239

690136

29t675

692125

23 693557

23A 492326

24

25

222698

692271

26

692272

692273

692274

690162

27

28

690164

690166

690168

691299

498319

498320

29

32

33

34

35

36

37

40

692419

499940

692852

495856

495857

691279

691279

690456

224641

43

45

46

48

50

51

53

54

490815

690564

692421

692706

690193

273650

690227

691148

73

74

75

78

494439

94821

225136

94896

93

94

690902

498030

94A 695425

95 94098

95A 690718

98 495800

98A 695408

104 690525

104A694918

105 231855

I05A 695424 i06 231854

DESCRIPTION

Cylinder Assembty

Bushing/Seal Kit

.

Seat_Oil

Sump-Engine

Head-Cylinder

o+ Gasket-Cylinder Head

Breather Assembly

, Gasket-Breather

Screw (Breather Assembty)

Tube-Breather

• Gasket-Crankcase (OI5

Thick, Std.)

• Gasket-Crankcase

Thick)

(.005

, Gasket-Crankcase (.009

Thick)

Screw (Cylinder Head)

Plug-Oil Drain

Crankshaft

• Seat-Oil

Screw (Crankcase Cover)

Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)

Flywheel (Plastic Ring Gear)

Key-Flywheel

Piston Assembly (Std.)

Piston Assembly (0!0

Piston Assembly (.020

OS

OS.}

Piston Assembly (.030 O S

Ring Set, Piston (Std)

Ring Set (.010 O.S.)

Ring Set (,020 O.S)

Ring Set (°030 O.S)

Lock-Piston Pin

Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)

Pin Assembly-Piston (,005

O S)

Rod-Connecting (Std.)

Rod-Connecting (.020 US)

Screw (Connecting Rod)

Valve-Exhaust

Valve- Intake

SpringValve (Intake)

Spring-Valve (Exhaust)

Guard-Flywheel

RetainerValve

Governor-Oil Slinger

TappetValve

Camshaft

Short Block

ManifoldIntake

Gasketolntake

Stud (Carburetor)

Screw (intake Manifold)

Screen-Rotating

Screw (Rotating Screen)

Washer (Flywheel

Screw (Ffywheel Guard)

Bushing_Throttle Shaft

Idle Mixture Kit

Idle Mixture Kit

O Screw (Throttle Valve)

O Screw (Throttle Valve)

Kitqdle Speed

Kit-ldle Speed

O Pin-Float Hinge

_ Pin-Float Hinge

_ Valve-Float Needle

O Valve-Float Needle

O Seat-fntet

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

!08

690464

108A 692344

I08B6954t9

DESCRIPTION

Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)

Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)

Choke Valve

117 692408

692411

117A695415

117A695416

121 690191

121A 695427

_ Jet- Main (Standard)

Jet- Main (High Altitude)

_ Jet-Main (Standard)

O Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Carburetor Overhaul Kit

Carburetor Overhaul Kit

(Nikki)

Carburetor t25 690194

125A6954t2

127

127A690727

130 224539

130A 6954 t 8 t31

133

494379

131A695421

494381

133A694914

O

Carburetor

Plug-Welch

(_ Plug-Welch

Valve-Throttle

(Sold in Kit Only)

Valve*Throttle

Throttle Shaft Kit

Throttle Shaft Kit

Float-Carburetor

Float-Carburetor

_$Gasket-Ffoat Bowl 137 281165

137A695426

I41 495097

141A495931

O.,tGasket-FIoat Bowl

Choke Shaft Kit (Man°

Choke)

Choke Shaft Kit (Choke-A-

Matic)

Choke Shaft Kit

141

B695420

142 692412 t46 94196

_ Nozzle-Carburetor

Key-Timing t65 693148 Nut (Ring Gear)

176 281106 o O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner

186 493496

187 298049

Base)

Connector-Hose

188 94929

192 492160

202 262767

Line-Fuel (Cut to Required

Length)

Screw (Control Bracket)

AdjusterRocker Arm

Link-Choke

209 260695

216 262766

217 695409

222 694042

227 691374

231 94098

231A 690718

SpringGovernor

Link-Choke

Choke Return Spring

BracketControt

Lever-Governor Controt

_ Screw (Choke Valve) t_ Screw (Choke Valve)

232 262785

238 262836

240 394358

265 221535

267 695134

276 281164

276A 695410

287 94903

304 690497

305 690969

306 690499

307 94930

Spring-Link

Cap- Valve

Filter-Fuel

Clamp-Casing

Screw (Casing Clamp)

O:l:Sealing Washer

_$Sealing Washer

Screw (Dipstick Tube)

Housing-Blower

Screw (Blower Housing)

Shield-Cylinder

Screw (Cylinder Shield)

°

_

_:

+

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Ref

Number 358.

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref

Number 121 and I21A.

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref

Number 977.

Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref

Number 1033.

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNO.311707,TYPE NO.0132-E3

KEY

PART

NO.

NO.

309 693551

309 497595

3t0 690323

311 497608

3t8 692127

333 495859

334 94731

337 491055

358 690189

363 19203

383

89838

404 94927

445 496894

462 225137

467 493903

474 393474

493 690493

493A690494

505 691251

510 693699

510A 497606

513 398003

523 495230

524 281370

525 691398

544 497603

552 49t986

562 691119

601 95162

614 93306

616 495157

617 693138

633 695414

633 690998

634 690801

634A690802

635 280872

654 940t0

667 94010

668 805402

691 491323

692 690572

695 693109

697 690372

711 690703

718 230192

726 399676

727 490324

732 94903

741 691284

757 213998

758 692423

759 691239

761 691096

783 693713

783A 693059

DESCRIPTION

Motor-Starter (For Steel Ring

Gear Only)

Motor-Starter (For Plastic

Ring Gear Only)

Screw (Starter Motor)

Brush Set

Screw (Mounting Bracket)

Armature-Magneto

Screw (Magneto Armature)

Spark Plug

Gasket Set

Flywheel Puller

Wrench+Spark Plug

Washer (Governor Crank)

Filter- A/C Cartridge

Washer (Starter Cable)

Knob-Air Cleaner

Alternator

Bracket-Mounting (Front)

Bracket-Mounting (Rear)

Nut (Governor Control Lever)

Drive- Starter (Use With Steel

Ring Gear Only)

Drive- Starter (Use With

Plastic Ring Gear Only)

Clutch+Drive

Dipstick

+ Dipstick Tube Seal

Dipstick Tube

Armature+Starter

Bushing-Gov+ Lever

Bolt (Governor Control Lever)

Clamp-Hose

Pin-Cotter

Crank-Governor

,+ O-Ring Seat (Intake Manifold)

_ Choke/Throttle Shaft Seal

O Choke/Throttle Shaft Seal

_ Seal/Spring Assembly

(Manual Choke)

_ Seal/Spring Assy. (Choke A

Matic)

Boot- Spark Ptug

Nut (Carburetor)

Nut (Air Cleaner Brace)

Spacer

° Seal-Governor Shaft

Spring-Detent

Screw (Ring Gear)

Screw (Starter Motor)

Screw (Carburetor Shield)

Pin-Locating

Gear Ring (Aluminum+Services Plastic Ring Gear Only)

Cover- Starter Drive

Screw (Starter Drive Cover)

Gear-Timing

Link+Counterweight

Counterweight

Pin-Counterweight

Screw (Counterweight)

Gear+Pinion (For Steel Ring

Gear Only)

Gear-Pinion (For Aluminum

Ring Gear Only)

,

789 695050

797 693167

797A 92278

801 691429

802 497607

803 691427

830 691095

842 270920

847 496415

85t 692424

868 690968

87t 262835

875 693686

877 393456

914 690969

921 692493

934 94627

947 497672

947A 695423

950 695407

967 272403

968 692502

969 690969

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

783B 693058

969A690365

971 692t29

975 495933

975A 695417

977 690192

977A695428

987 691326

996 690678

1005 281400

1006 690452 t019 690180

DESCRIPTION

Gear+Pinion (For Plastic Ring

Gear Only)

HarnessWiring

Nut (Brush Retainer)

Nut (Brush Retainer)

Cap-Drive

Cap-End

Housing-Starter

Stud (Rocker Arm)

• Dipstick/Tube Seal

Dipstick/Tube Assembly

TerminaFSparkplug o+ Seal-Valve

Bushing-Guide

Base- Air Cleaner

Wire-Alternator

Screw (Rocker Cover)

Cover-Blower Housing

Screw (Fan Retainer)

Solenoid-Fuel

Solenoid-Fuel

Float Bowl Screw

Filler-Pre Cleaner

Cover, Air Cleaner

Screw (Blower Housing

Cover)

Screw (Blower Housing

Cover)

Screw (Air Cleaner

Bowl-Float

BowFFloat

Gasket

Fan-Flywhee!

Retainer+Fan

Label Kit

Base)

Set-Carburelor

Gasket Set-Carburetor

O Seal-Throttle Shaft

Carburetor Shield

1022 272475 t023 692492

1026 494432

1026A 495136

1029 224554

1033 690190

,,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover

Cover-Rocker

Rod-Push (Intake)

Rod-Push (Exhaust)

Arm-Rocker

Valve Overhaul Kit

1034 690822

1036 694497

1044 94673

1051 263080

Guide+Push

Label-Emission

Rod

Screw (Flywheel)

Ring+Retainer t058 274271

1090 497605

I091 691333

Owner's Manual

Retainer-Brush

Cap-Limiter

1119 93621

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Screw (Alternator)

Replacement Engine

13

_

+

RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-3200

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Ref

Number 358.

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref

Number I21 and 121A.

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref

Number 977.

Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref

Number 1033_

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25°4 mm

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